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Our collection of Sabi Sand accommodations includes only small luxury camps and lodges, each chosen for its intimacy, personalized hospitality and proximity to the region’s best wildlife encounters. You won’t find large commercial lodges and hotels among our offerings. Explore the options, and call 800-543-8917 to discuss details with one of our Adventure Specialists.

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MalaMala Main Camp
Location
Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa

Though the spirit of MalaMala Main Camp is rooted in a much simpler safari age, the camp has taken the essence of its history and translated into one of the finest experiences in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. The sepia photographs on the lounge wall weave in a tale of exploration from decades past, which is still there for guests to experience in the present day.

The camp's 18 luxury rooms and suites are constructed in a traditional thatched bungalow style, providing a cozy respite from the excitement of each day’s events in the bush. All have en suite facilities, individual temperature control and direct-dial telephones. The common areas include a boma dinner area and an air-conditioned library with satellite television, Internet connectivity and DVD player—affectionately referred to as the Monkey Club.

The Big Five—lion, leopard, Cape buffalo, elephant and black rhinoceros—are nearly a guarantee in MalaMala’s large private concession, where the Sand River winds its way through the old-growth riverine forests, providing sustenance for diverse wildlife. Exploration on foot or by vehicle offers thrills at every turn. Afterward, guests return to the comfort of the lodge’s expansive lounge or sweeping deck with views of the river, or even a dip in the infinity pool. At each spot there are views to the bush so you can continue your wildlife viewing even from the lodge.
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Location
Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa

Sabi Sabi is one of the original architects of attaining the fine balance between tourism and conservation, and Sabi Sabi's Little Bush Lodge is a testament to that commitment. Set among majestic native trees on the banks of the Msuthlu River, a seasonal tributary of the great Sabi River, the lodge is an elegant oasis for those who appreciate remote yet luxurious locales, blending the finest in accommodations seamlessly with its wild African setting. Just six suites are impeccably appointed with every amenity, incorporating a contemporary African flair with classic safari ambience. Each thatched chalet features en suite facilities, indoor/outdoor showers and a private deck for secluded relaxing. After an early morning wake-up with hot tea, guests enjoy adventures into the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, a contiguous private concession adjacent to Kruger National Park. After an exciting safari outing, return to camp to enjoy the swimming pool, a private drink on your veranda, or a relaxing interlude with a book in the lounge. No matter what you do, you'll feel comfortably at home in this magnificent camp, under the guidance of some of South Africa’s finest wildlife conservationists.
Rattray's on MalaMala
Location
Sabi Sand, South Africa

The Rattray family brings 40 years of experience as purveyors of traditional African hospitality to their luxurious camp at MalaMala Game Reserve within the famed Sabi Sand region. Evoking the gracious ambience of a historic era, the property’s colonial-style decor features fine teak, leather and crystal. Eight luxury suites, or khayas (Zulu for "home"), accommodate up to 16 guests. Each functions as a private home, resplendent with carefully selected furnishings, private verandas overlooking the river, and a private heated plunge pool. Lavish his-and-hers bathrooms in each suite include a claw-footed tub, double shower, radiant floor heating, and a secluded outdoor shower. In-room dining is possible with both indoor and outdoor private dining areas. Individual 24-hour temperature control ensures guests' comfort at all times, with heating, air conditioning and ceiling fans. Amenities in each suite include direct-dial telephones, hairdryers, mini bar, safe, tea- and coffee-making facilities, and optional satellite TV, DVD player, and laptop with wireless Internet access.

Facilities shared by all camp guests include a meticulously appointed library containing rare books and works of art, an elegant air-conditioned dining room, and a historic bar featuring photographs of the area’s early pioneers. Outstanding meals are also served on the spacious wooden deck, which offers a superb game-viewing experience in itself. A fully stocked wine cellar houses a selection of fine South African wines to complement the dining experience. A large infinity pool provides views across the river, and guests can stay in shape on the gym equipment in the small fitness facility, which also includes a steam room. Massage service is available on request.
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