MalaMala is a private game reserve situated next to the Sabi Sand Game Reserve.


Sabi Sand Game Reserve is in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa. This private game reserve consists of 65 000 hectares of land and is adjacent to the Kruger National Park. Sabi Sands Game Reserve provides those interested in taking part in a safari with various game lodges and tented accommodation.


The history of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve is long and many parts of its journey are unknown but the establishment of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve dates back to 1948 when the park was formed by landowners. It is believed that Sabi Sand Game Reserve was first established during the 1930s and the Park still consists of third and fourth generation owners.


The Sabi Sand Game Reserve forms a part of the Kruger National Park, which is 2.3 million hectares. No fences are erected between the two parks, allowing the animals to roam freely and therefore have more space. Two rivers run through the Sabi Sand Game Reserve and these rivers are the Sabi River and the Sand River which supply the animals with a valuable water source.


There are more than two hundred species of animals that reside in the Sabi Sand Reserve as well as the Big 5 animals that you are likely to spot in the Sabi Sand which include lion, elephant, white rhino, leopard, cheetah, buffalo, giraffe, hippopotamus, buffaloes, zebras and more.

Flora and Fauna

The flora and fauna are the same as that found in the Kruger National Park and there are thousands of plant varieties in the Sabi Sand Game reserve.


South Africa is lucky to have many hours of sunlight during summer and winter months. The Sabi Sand experience rain during spring and summer and winter and autumn consist of dry and colder weather than the warmer months.



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