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Safaris Hotels

Pros

  • You'll feel really in the heart of the bush when you look out over the sweeping wilderness views
  • Not as fancy as some of the other camps but you can't beat the authenticity and history
  • Delicious, hearty, home-style cooking
  • Great kids' program
  • Unparalleled game-viewing

Cons

  • Rondavels are a bit old-fashioned, but that goes with the ambience

Updated 11/13/2012

Fodor's Review

Ginger-brown stone and thatch air-conditioned rondavels with separate his-and-her bathrooms are decorated in creams and browns and furnished with cane armchairs, colorful handwoven tapestries and rugs, terra-cotta floors, and original artwork. Public areas have a genuine safari feel, with plush couches, animal skins, and African artifacts. Shaded by ancient jackalberry trees, a huge deck overlooks the Sand River and its passing show of animals. Browse in the air-conditioned

Monkey Room for books and wildlife videos, sample the magnificent wine cellar, sun yourself by the pool, or stay fit in the well-appointed gym. The food—among the best in the bush—is delicious, wholesome, and varied, with a full buffet at both lunch and dinner. Children are welcomed with special programs, activities, and goody-filled backpacks; kids under 12 are not allowed on game drives unless they're with their own family group, and children under 5 are not allowed on game drives at all. One guest room is geared toward travelers with disabilities.

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Hotel Information

Address:

Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa

Phone:

011-442–2267-Reservations

Website: www.malamala.com

Hotel Details:

  • 19 rooms
  • All-inclusive

Updated 11/13/2012

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