MalaMala Sable Camp (Sabi)

Sable antelope in MalaMala

MalaMala Sable Camp is a smaller, more intimate version of MalaMala Camp, and is ideal for those seeking a more private safari experience; on the southern end of MalaMala Game Reserve; in a prime elevated position overlooking the Sand River and surrounding bushveld.

Comprising 13 200 ha (33 000 acres), the MalaMala Game Reserve lies strategically sandwiched between the Kruger National Park and the Sabi Sand Reserve in South Africa; making it one of the most sought-after lodges to visit and the best success rates of seeing all the Big 5 and more.

MalaMala Sable Camp accommodation

Sable Camp can accommodate up to 20 guests in six Riverview luxury suites (including the Lion’s Den suite); some of which can accommodate 3 guests sharing. There is also one Waterhole suite. The suites are all en-suite (with bath, shower, and private WC) and 85m2 each. The Lion’s Den Suite is two bedrooms with a large sitting room between them. Family rooms able to accommodate a third adult or two children are available on request. The camp may also be reserved exclusively for groups between 14 and 20 guests. No children under 12 years (rather use MalaMala Camp which accepts all ages); unless the camp is reserved exclusively.

MalaMala Sable Camp accommodation
MalaMala Sable Camp accommodation

All suites have a private deck overlooking the bushveld with river or waterhole views. Additionally; they all have an outdoor shower for a nature experience with a difference. Air conditioning, heating, and overhead fans add to your comfort.
Plus telephones, a mini-bar, tea and coffee making facilities, and a mini-safe
Bathroom amenities, insect repellent, and hairdryers are also available.

MalaMala Sable Camp facilities

An elegant, African themed, air-conditioned dining room
An air-conditioned lounge/library area with satellite television and DVD player
An air-conditioned safari bar
A traditional reed “boma” for evening meals around the fire
An expansive wooden safari deck, overlooking the Sand River.
A filtered swimming pool nestled in the flood plain below the camp
The safari boutique and fitness facility are located at MalaMala Camp, situated close by.
A massage service
Mobile phone coverage (MTN) and complimentary wireless internet connectivity are available at all the MalaMala Game Reserve camps

Weddings are also available at all MalaMala Camps. For more info; go to the MalaMala Safari Wedding page.


Game drives are conducted twice a day; early morning, and late afternoon; in open 4 wheel drive safari vehicles. The rangers are in constant radio communication with one another to keep informed about the location of wildlife. Headsets are used for this purpose; so as not to interrupt the sounds of the African bush. The vehicles enable the rangers to leave the road and provide guests with close-up game viewing and fantastic photographic opportunities. Night drives, with the aid of powerful spotlights, bring the bush to life at night.

Safari at MalaMala Game Reserve
Safari at MalaMala Game Reserve

Visitors may head out on foot with their armed ranger. The view of the bush is entirely different from that of a vehicle, and guests will learn to read the signs of the wild and could even come into close contact; with the different animal species on the reserve.

A maximum of only six guests per safari vehicle MalaMala Sable Camp, however; exclusive use of a safari vehicle; can be arranged; although this is subject to availability. This service attracts a fee per empty seat per day out of six.

Private photographic safaris are also available; at an additional cost. The photographic experience includes a dedicated photographic ranger to guide you through your safari. Their intuitive knowledge of animal behavior and skilled positioning of the vehicle affords enhanced wildlife photographic opportunities. This, coupled with the option of either a sliding, cushioned camera rail or a fixed, cushioned camera rail; gives one the greatest comfort and stability when capturing the best wildlife images.

MalaMala photographic safari vehicle
MalaMala photographic safari vehicle

MalaMala Sable Camp Accommodation Rates and Special Offers

1st January 2022 until 31st December 2022: R17 500 per person sharing or R27 750 per single.
Children under 12 years sharing pay R11 000.

MalaMala Sable Camp Rates Include / Exclude

Rates include
All meals and snacks
Drinks (excluding premium brands)
Game drives in open 4 wheel drive safari vehicles; conducted by an experienced ranger
Nature walks
Transfers to and from the MalaMala airstrip or between MalaMala Game Reserve camps
Limited laundry service

Rates exclude
Airport transfers or any transfers to or from any other camps (non-MalaMala Game Reserve camps)
Sabi Sand Wildtuin entrance fee; if traveling by road
Community Levy of ZAR185 in 2022 per person per day
Personal telephone call cost

MalaMala Stay 4 / Pay 3 Promotion
Valid from 10th January until 31st March 2022, and from 1st November until 15th December 2022.
Book four consecutive nights at any MalaMala Game Reserve camp and receive one of the nights complimentary
The four nights can be at any of the three camps (Rattray’s, Main Camp, or Sable Camp) and the complimentary night is applied to the lowest rated night for example; 2 nights at MalaMala Sable Camp and 2 nights at Rattray’s Camp and; one of the nights at MalaMala Main Camp will be free.
Arrival and departure date must fall within the validity dates

MalaMala Sable Camp (Sabi)
Sable Camp
MalaMala Game Reserve
Sabi Sand South Africa

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