Wildlife & Animals – MalaMala GR
Philip lives in South Africa and has authored many guidebooks to African destinations, including the Rough Guide to Game Parks of South Africa.
Philip lives in South Africa and has authored many Africa guidebooks, including the Rough Guide to Game Parks of South Africa.
Philip is the author of many Africa guidebooks, including the Rough Guide to Game Parks of South Africa.
Philip is author of the Rough Guide to Game Parks of South Africa.
MalaMala offers superb viewing of all large safari animals, especially the Big Five. Lion, cheetah and leopard are easily seen, and off-road driving in open vehicles assures that sightings are of the highest quality. MalaMala is part of the Greater Kruger ecosystem, which makes for a very authentic wildlife experience.
MalaMala’s main attraction is its habituated leopards. Being able to follow these normally elusive cats provides fantastic opportunities to see seldom witnessed behavior. Lion, buffalo and elephant are common along the Sand River. White rhino is often spotted, but black rhino sightings are very rare. Wild dog travel in and out of the reserve, but tend to give good sightings when they are around.
Best Time for Wildlife Viewing
The optimal time to view wildlife in MalaMala is the Dry season (June to September). The end of the Dry season (from August to September) is especially good since temperatures are warmer than in mid-winter and wildlife concentrates at predictable water sources.