MalaMala Game Reserve
MalaMala is one of the largest private Big 5 game reserves in Southern Africa. Her world-wide renown is due to the uncompromising high standard of service, sound conservation management policies and the finest, most consistent game viewing on the sub-continent.
Situated in the northeastern reaches of South Africa in the province of Mpumalanga, the superior game viewing is a result of sheer size of the reserve which covers an exclusive area of 13 200 hectares (33 000 acres) and shares a common boundary of 19km (12 miles) with the Kruger National Park, making it part of a greater trans-frontier conservation area that covers over 2,2 million hectares (5.5 million acres) of land in the heart of the South African Lowveld.
MalaMala Game Reserve straddles the perennial water source of the Sand River offering river frontage of 20 km (13 miles). This low-lying region of predominantly bushveld country contains habitat types ranging from riverine thicket, the favourite hiding place of the leopard, to open savannah where the cheetah prefers to hunt.
70% of the reserve is traversed exclusively by the camps on the MalaMala Game Reserve all of which are situated on the western side of the Sand River, ensuring no human habitation on 95% of the property.