Rattrays at Mala Mala

Experience the epitome of timeless safari elegance at Rattrays, located within the renowned MalaMala Game Reserve. Indulge in luxury accommodations and immerse yourself in the unmatched wildlife and natural beauty of the South African wilderness.

Wilderness Meets Luxury at MalaMala

MalaMala Rattray’s Camp, in the enchanting MalaMala Game Reserve, is a luxurious homage to wildlife and legacy. Named after conservationist Philip Rattray, the camp effortlessly blends opulence with the untamed African wilderness. Situated on riverbanks amid the bush, it offers a prime location for a captivating wildlife spectacle. With the riverbed as a backdrop, guests at Rattray’s Camp enjoy an intimate connection to nature’s rhythms and the primal interactions of the animal kingdom.

MalaMala Rattray’s Camp boasts eight spacious Khayas, meaning ‘home’ in Zulu, providing seclusion with stunning Sand River views. Elevated suites feature private terraces, heated plunge pools, and tasteful African-style decor. Rooms include a large bed, lounge, writing desk, and a dining area. The bathrooms offer indulgent amenities, with an outdoor shower option.

Rattray’s at Mala Mala provides a unique safari experience with luxurious accommodation on the banks of the Sand River. The lodge offers breathtaking views, and its eight elevated suites feature private terraces and heated plunge pools for remarkable vistas.


South Africa, Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve


Intimate game viewing.
Classic colonial-style luxury safari lodge
A large wooden safari deck where meals are served provides excellent views


8 Suites

Child Policy

Children 16 years and above are welcome at Rattray’s on MalaMala.


  • Air-conditioned, en-suite accommodation
  • All meals and snacks
  • Drinks (excluding premium brands)
  • Game drives in open 4-wheel drive safari vehicles conducted by an experienced ranger
  • Nature walks
  • Transfers to/from the MalaMala Game Reserve airstrip
  • Limited laundry service


  • Lunch and dinner
  • All drinks 
  • Boutique purchases
  • Additional activities
  • Spa Treatments
  • Telephone calls

Rattray’s at Mala Mala offers various activities and amenities, including game drives, guided walks, bush dinners, a swimming pool, and a spa. Wildlife safaris are prioritized, with a maximum of four guests per vehicle, ensuring intimate and unforgettable adventures guided by experienced rangers. Sumptuous meals can be enjoyed in various locations, including the privacy of your Khaya or a delightful bush breakfast. 

The lodge is committed to sustainability and conservation and works closely with local communities and organisations to protect and preserve the natural beauty of the region.

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