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The Ultimate All-Inclusive Sabi Sand Safari

Experience a luxury, all-inclusive Big 5 Africa safari in the renowned MalaMala Private Game Reserve situated within the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve. MalaMala, an award-winning Big 5 private game reserve is situated on the Sand River and offers guests excellent service and hospitality, gourmet dining, and incredible wildlife experiences.

Safari & Tour Overview

$3895 Starting from / per person sharing

Experience a luxury, all-inclusive safari at MalaMala in the renowned Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve.

MalaMala, an award-winning Big 5 private game reserve is situated on the Sand River and offers guests excellent service and hospitality, gourmet dining, and incredible wildlife experiences during daily game drives (in open 4×4 vehicles) and nature walks.

As the oldest and one of the largest private Big 5 game reserves in South Africa, sharing an unfenced boundary with the Kruger National Park, MalaMala boasts with the finest and most consistent Big 5 game viewing in Africa, especially regarding sightings of lion and leopard.

The perennial river acts as a magnet for animals in this pristine wildlife area and is the foundation of MalaMala’s unrivalled game viewing and wildlife experience. Especially interesting is that every pride of lion and individual leopard you see here is known to the rangers, making each sighting that much more personal and intimate.

Safari Summary

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  • Tour Duration
    4 Days 3 Nights
  • Departure/Return Location
    Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Destinations on Tour
    Mala Mala Private Game Reserve
    Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve
  • Included
    All Transfers
    Conservation Fees
    Drinks
    Laundry
    Local Flights
    Luxury Accomodation
    Meals
    Safari Activities
  • Not Included
    Charter Flights
    Drinks not specified
    Gratuities
    Helicopter Transfers
    International Flights
    Items of a Personal nature
    Meals not specified
    Medical Insurance
    Other Activities
    Personal Expenses
    Private Guide and Vehicle
    Travel Insurance
    Visa Costs

Day to Day Itinerary

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Day 1

Arrive at MalaMala

On arrival in Johannesburg, board a flight to Skukuza Airport or the MalaMala Airstrip. On arrival, you will be met by your ranger and transferred to MalaMala, in the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve. Check-in to your luxury room or suite at either MalaMala Main Camp, Sable Camp or Rattray’s Camp, relax and enjoy lunch before heading off on your first afternoon safari drive in the Mala Mala Private Game Reserve. Day turns to dusk as you enjoy sundowner drinks and snacks at a scenic spot along the way. On your way back to camp spotlights are turned on and the search begins for nocturnal wildlife. Return to your room after sunset and freshen up before a delicious dinner and fine wines are served in the dining room, on the safari deck or around the fire in the boma area.
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Day 2

Explore Mala Mala

Enjoy a full day of exciting safari activities at MalaMala. Your day itinerary may run as follows: An early wake-up call by your ranger heralds the dawn. Meet your ranger and safari companions on the safari deck as the sun rises over the bushveld. Hot and cold beverages and a light snack are available. The early morning game drive follows. Return to camp where a hearty breakfast awaits you in the air- conditioned dining room or on the expansive safari deck. For the more energetic, join the bush walk after breakfast. A buffet lunch is served though some prefer to sleep through after their later breakfast. Meet on the expansive safari deck for hot and cold beverages and a light snack before departing on another unforgettable safari, with a sundowner stop along the way. Return to camp allowing time for you to freshen up before meeting your friends and rangers for pre-dinner drinks in the cosy Safari Bar. Enjoy the superb food and excellent wines while sharing stories about the day’s sightings with your fellow travellers.
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Day 3

Another incredible day at MalaMala

Enjoy another full day of exciting safari activities at MalaMala. Your day itinerary may run as follows: An early wake-up call by your ranger heralds the dawn. Meet your ranger and safari companions on the safari deck as the sun rises over the bushveld. Hot and cold beverages and a light snack are available. The early morning game drive follows. Return to camp where a hearty breakfast awaits you in the air- conditioned dining room or on the expansive safari deck. For the more energetic, join the bush walk after breakfast. A buffet lunch is served though some prefer to sleep through after their later breakfast. Meet on the expansive safari deck for hot and cold beverages and a light snack before departing on another unforgettable safari, with a sundowner stop along the way. Return to camp allowing time for you to freshen up before meeting your friends and rangers for pre-dinner drinks in the cosy Safari Bar. Enjoy the superb food and excellent wines while sharing stories about the day’s sightings with your fellow travellers.
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Day 4

Last morning safari and departure

After you last morning safari activity, and breakfast, check out and make your way to the Skukuza Airport or the nearby airstrip. From here you will fly back to Johannesburg.

Tour Location

Map & Destinations

Mala Mala Private Game Reserve
Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve


Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve

The Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve is one of South Africa’s premium safari reserves offering the ultimate safari experience in the Greater Kruger National Park. With no fences between the reserve and the Kruger National Park, all species of wildlife, including the Big 5 move through here freely. Your stay here will include luxury 5-star accommodation, high levels of service and hospitality and the best wildlife sightings in Kruger! This area is especially renowned for its incredible leopard sightings.

Mala Mala Private Game Reserve

Mala Mala is a game reserve located within the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Mpumalanga province, South Africa. It is the largest and the oldest private big five game reserve in South Africa. It covers 13 300ha (33 000 acres), shares a 19km (12 mile) unfenced boundary with the world-renowned Kruger National Park and lies strategically sandwiched between the Kruger and the Sabi Sand Reserve. Importantly, MalaMala has 20 kms (13 miles) of Sand River frontage. This perennial river acts as a magnet for animals in this pristine wildlife area and is the foundation of Mala Mala’s unrivalled game viewing and wildlife experience.

Highlights & Activities

During your safari you can look forward to the following highlights, activities and experiences to ensure an unforgettable time spent in Africa.

 All-inclusive & exclusive MalaMala safari experience
 Set on the Sand River which draws the wildlife closer
 Incredible consistent Big 5 game viewing
 Unrivalled daily lion and leopard sightings
 Morning, Afternoon and night drives
 Walking safaris

Let Jewel of Africa Safaris Help You with Your Next Safari

The expert team at Jewel of Africa Safaris is here to help you to plan your tailormade safari. Whether you prefer desert sand, sea or bush experiences, we make sure you travel in luxury.





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