Rattray’s on MalaMala represents a classical “into Africa” safari experience in keeping with MalaMala’s history of presenting an authentic view of wildlife in Africa to the discerning traveler. The Rattray’s camp experience is exclusive, with each of the eight comfortable suites occupying its own elevated site overlooking the Sand River. Private plunge pools complete each of the secluded verandahs and an outdoor dining area provides the ideal vantage point from which to enjoy bush cuisine in complete privacy.
Facilities within the main elegant building incorporate a viewing deck, an air-conditioned library providing a refuge for the literary devotee, an attractive bar showcasing the history of the area and an adjoining wine cellar stocked with a wide range of South Africa’s best wines.
The focus of the Rattray’s safaris will continue to reflect the ethos of the reserve over the past forty years – game viewing. Striving for a maximum of 4 guests per safari vehicle this wildlife wonderland that is MalaMala unfolds.
"The lodges were outstanding and thank you very much for the upgrade at Mala Mala, the Rattray’s Lodge made the whole trip worthwhile for our wives. They were WOWED at the extravagant furnishings and decors, but the guides, Fritz and the whole Rattray’s team, were exceptional. We could not believe how close we could be to the wildlife. We experienced eight leopard sightings in the four days that we were there and so close we could literally reach out and touch them, but we didn’t. "
"Rattray’s on MalaMala lived up to its “Big Five” reputation in the first two game drives, which gave us plenty of time to relax and spend time with multiple leopards and one large lion pride. Savuti Camp felt like home, lots of elephants, and our first goal fulfilled: a large pack of wild dogs, as well as a pack of hyena devouring a baby elephant. Tubu Tree camp gave us a taste of the Okavango Delta, along with plenty of lions and two competing mother leopards and cubs."