Experience Africa 2023

MalaMala Game Reserve

MalaMala Game Reserve is the safari industry's blueprint for the luxury photographic safari. In existence since 1927, MalaMala Game Reserve is the oldest and one of the largest private Big Five game reserves in South Africa.

Preserving and protecting the environmental integrity of the property has been MalaMala's rasion d'étre 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 consistently offering the finest Big 5 game viewing on the continent.  

In a concerted effort to reduce the human footprint on MalaMala, the bed and vehicle densities have been kept to an absolute minimum. At only 1 safari vehicle per 2 350 acres (950 hectares), these densities are amongst the lowest of any private game reserve in the country, consistent with the principle that the environment is the essence of MalaMala.  

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."