Rattrays on MalaMala

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Rattrays on MalaMala, Kruger National Park, South Africa

Rattray's on MalaMala offers a glimpse of an era long past, when distant travellers to Africa married the magic of the wild with elegance and refinement. Rattray’s on MalaMala is a culmination of over 50 years of experience in eco tourism.

Each suite or khaya (the Zulu for "home") functions as an inclusive home, resplendent with hand-selected furnishings, lavish his-and-hers bathrooms, a secluded outdoor shower and a private heated plunge pool.

  • An elegant, African themed air-conditioned dining room
  • A historic bar featuring photographs of the early days of this unique area and its pioneers
  • A large wooden safari deck where meals are served - and an awesome game viewing experience in itself!
  • A large filtered infinity pool with magnificent views across the river
  • A well-appointed safari boutique with quality clothing, jewelry and artefacts
  • Mobile Phone coverage and Wireless internet connectivity are available at all the MalaMala Game Reserve camps.

Art Gallery and Library

A beautifully appointed library containing rare African books and magnificent works of art

Game Drives

Workout Center

A small fitness facility with stationary bicycle, treadmill, multi-gym machine, sit up benches, free weights, mats and a steam room


A massage service is available on request

Walking Safaris

The coastal forest reserve around Rocktail is not a traditional game viewing area, but still abounds with a variety of life providing a natural contrast to the bush. Red duiker and reedbuck are found and birding is outstanding, with a number of special coastal forest species. The reef systems are prolific with soft and hard corals, and abundant fish species such as butterflyfish and triggerfish, rockmover wrasse, various eels, sharks including the iconic whale shark and ragged-tooth, dolphins and of course turtles.

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