Mala Mala Game Reserve Safari

This special Corner 103 pre-cruise program is being offered strictly on a space available basis.

Join your fellow cruisers, a few days early for a thrilling safari experience with unrivaled game viewing in one of Africa's most renowned game reserves, Mala Mala!

Mala Mala Game Reserve consistently brings the most exciting wildlife experience this side of the equator! The oldest and largest private game reserve in South Africa stretches across 33,000 acres and shares a 12-mile unfenced border with Kruger National Park, home to the coveted "Big Five": lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant and Cape buffalo, as well as an array of other wild animals.

Every aspect of the Camp is designed for first class enjoyment of the surrounding wilds. Landscaped pathways wind their way along the perimeter of the camp to reveal individual ochre colored units tucked into the greenery which flanks the Sand River. Accommodations and social areas are truly stunning; outfitted with elegant furnishings and modern conveniences, and created to allow for undisturbed views of the incredible wildlife that roam freely throughout the reserve.

Game viewing is unparalleled at Mala Mala! Join the Camp's expert rangers on twice daily game drives every morning at first light and in the late afternoon/evening. Open 4-wheel drive vehicles equipped with state of the art radio communication allow rangers to stay in contact with each other and inform groups about the location of wildlife. They will safely guide you through the sights and sounds of the African bush and provide a once in a lifetime, close-up game viewing experience with endless photographic opportunities.

The Ultimate Bush Restaurant: Guests enjoy all-inclusive meals and rinks during their stay at Mala Mala. Breakfast and lunch are served daily on the outdoor deck overlooking the Sand River, or in the air conditioned dining room. Sumptuous dinners are served every evening amidst traditional surroundings. Dine around a blazing fire in the reed-enclosed boma (African structure) with the glorious, African night sky exposed above.

Mala Mala Main Camp Amenities:

•Luxurious common areas including a lounge, historic bar and air-conditioned dining room
•Filtered infinity pool with stunning views across the river
•Air-conditioned library with satellite TV, complimentary internet, and DVD player
•Shaded observation deck with scenic vistas of the Sand River and passing animal life
•Boutique featuring clothing, jewelry and artifacts
•On site fitness center
•Massage available on request
•Mobile phone coverage (MTN) and complimentary wireless internet connectivity


2021 flight scheduled and costs are not available until 330 days prior to departure. Our travel advisors will work with you on booking the best available flights and schedules to meet your needs.

If your U.S. flight does not connect with the flight to Kruger Mpumalanga (on January 15th), you may need to arrive in Johannesburg independently and stay overnight in Johannesburg. We are obtaining special rates for accommodation in Johannesburg. You may add this later after you receive your flight information (we will send a separate registration form for independent room night(s) in Johannesburg).

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Day 1 - January 15, 2021 | Arrival at Mala Mala Game Reserve [L, D]

Upon arrival at Kruger Mpumalanga Airport, you will transfer approximately two hours to Mala Mala Camp & Game Reserve. Depending on your arrival time you can enjoy free time for lunch, a stroll around the grounds and a safari night drive. (Small plane transfer is available from Mpumalanga to the Mala Mala airstrip at an additional cost. Flight time is approximately 30 minutes. Please let your advisor know if you would prefer this flight and when the flights become available we will contact you).

This evening you will be welcomed with dinner and entertainment around a blazing fire in the reed-enclosed boma (African structure).

Day 2 & 3 - January 16 & 17, 2021 | Safari Drives [B, L, D]

Your days spent on safari can be as active or as relaxed as you wish. A typical day on safari stars with the rising of the sun where freshly made tea, coffee and muffins will be waiting for you. Afterwards, depart on an early morning game drive with your expert ranger guides. The best time of day to enjoy game viewing is in the early morning and late afternoon as most animals rest during the heat of the day.

Having spent the morning exploring the surrounding wilderness in search of hidden treasures, you will return to camp for a wonderful lunch. Just as the animals retreat to escape the head of mid-day, so will you. Afternoons are your time to enjoy reading, relaxing, chatting with your fellow travelers, or taking a nap.

Later in the afternoon you will head out into the wilderness once more as the animals awake from their days slumber and gather at the watering holes to quench their thirst. As the sun sets on the horizon, marvel at the sheer splendor of an African sunset and with refreshments in hand, toast to the wonder of nature.

Upon your return to camp, enjoy a dinner fit for royalty and served the against the magical backdrop of the African night sky. Retreating to the comfort of your room after enjoying a nightcap around the campfire, you can fall asleep to the calls of the African wild - the evocative 'oop-oop' of the hyena and the roar of a lion.

Day 4 - January 18, 2021 | Departure [B]

After an early breakfast, you will be transferred to the Skukuza Airport for a direct flight to Cape Town. From the Cape Town airport, you will be transferred to the ship in time to check in and have lunch. (Flights are sold separately).

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Per Person Price: $4,250 Single Supplement: $1,525

Tour Includes: Three (3) nights accommodation in Riverview Luxury Room or Watherhold Suite; River View Luxury Suite (higher rate applies) at Mala Mala Main Camp, all meals, snacks and drinks while at the camp, an English-speaking safari guide, transfers from Mpumalanga Airport to Mala Mala Main Camp & Game Reserve on arrival day; transfers from Mala Mala to Skukuza Airport on departure day and transfer to ship in Cape Town on embarkation day.

Not Included: Transportation to hotel upon arrival in Johannesburg, gratuities for the drivers and guides, independent hotel nights in Johannesburg and all items of a personal nature.

Disabled Travelers: Mala Mala prides itself on being one of the few safari destinations which is able to offer a fully equipped disabled suite - designed in accordance with the Disabled People's Information Service of South Africa and is in line with international standards (subject to availability).

Travel Notes: No shots or medications are required. South Africa does not require a visa for US passport holders. Zimbabwe & Zambia do require a visa which is purchased on arrival. A UNIVISA allows entry into both countries and is currently $50.00 per person. Passports must have 6 blank visa pages and must be valid 6 months after return to the USA. Anti-Malaria medication is highly recommended.

Note: Times and providers are subject to change.

Travel Insurance: F&WT highly encourages protecting your travel investment in case of an emergency requiring you to cancel your trip. Your F&WT's Travel Advisor can assist you with procuring the appropriate coverage. Please make sure to read the cancellation policy on the registration form outlining our cancellation policy.