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The unusual density of animals denning at MalaMala

August 2023

Currently a wild dog den with 9 pups, a spotted hyena densite, multiple lion densites & a female cheetah with 3 cubs has also been seen (but that’s a mobile densite so not a fixed location). In addition 6 denning leopards. A blog was written by MalaMala on this which could provide more info:

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A long history of Preserving Nature

October 2021

Preserving and protecting the environmental integrity of the property has been MalaMala’s rasion d’être for over 60 years. This unyielding focus on the environment has resulted in one of the most beautiful and bountiful tracts of land in Africa, internationally renowned for offering some of the finest Big 5 game viewing on the continent. In the words of Russell MacLaughlin of National Geographic: “Nowhere in Africa can the scenic beauty and wildlife behaviour be remotely compared to MalaMala in any aspect and it is hands down the most remarkable place I have ever filmed in."

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MalaMala's New Dawn - A Sneaky Peek

October 2017

After months of planning and preparation, the re-imagination of MalaMala Main Camp and Sable Camp has begun and to whet your appetite, we can share some detailed “renderings” of the re-imagined suites. All changes are being hidden discreetly behind the scenes and screens.

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MalaMala's new Sable Camp Sneaky Peek

January 2018

MalaMala, one of South Africa’s most iconic “Big 5” Private Game Reserves is currently undergoing an incredible “re-imagination” of both MalaMala Main Camp and adjoining Sable Camp. Sable already has a brand new central facility area and 5 new suites which were completed just before Christmas. Check out our update and a fantastic video of some of the changes so far.

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MalaMala's Sable Camp - new photos

March 2018

Check out the new-look Sable Camp at MalaMala

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MalaMala Rebranded

May 2018

The re-imagination of MalaMala Camp and Sable Camp has presented a golden opportunity to refresh the MalaMala brand and logo. Check it out here...

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Introducing the new MalaMala Camp

August 2018

The re-imagination of the old MalaMala Main Camp is now 90% complete and, if the first images are anything to go by, the transformation has been a resounding success! Professional images will follow soon, but for now we are delighted to share a sneaky peek with you of the (now renamed) MalaMala Camp.

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MalaMala's Accessible Safaris

April 2019

MalaMala prides itself on being one of the few safari destinations in the Kruger/Sabi Sands area that offers a wheelchair friendly suite at its MalaMala Camp and a suitably equipped Land Rover with ramp access.

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MalaMala Free Night Offer

April 2019

MalaMala has confirmed its 2020 rates and has also introduced a Pay 3 / Stay 4 promotion (04 January to 09 April 2020), offering exceptional value at MalaMala Camp, Sable Camp and Rattray's Camp.

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Remembering Lions

September 2019

Ranger Dan Bailey's “Backlit Lioness Silhouette” photograph of the Kambula pride at MalaMala has been chosen for the ‘Remembering Lions’ book in aid of lion conservation. The charity book will be launched in London on 17 October 2019 at the Royal Geographic Society and the photos will also be exhibited free at La Galleria on Pall Mall, from 14 - 26 October. Be sure to check it out - and well done Dan - we are all very proud of you!

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MalaMala Wins Family Traveller Excellence Award

November 2019

Congratulations to MalaMala for winning a Family Traveller Excellence Award for its “Sustainable Intentions” in recognition of their fabulous Junior Rangers programme, which sees families learning survival and conservation skills, as well as fun activities such as cooking brekkie in the bush.

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The Re-imagination of MalaMala

June 2017

South Africa's most iconic Big 5 reserve will be undergoing a major refurb, starting in October 2017.

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