Friday, June 4, 2010

Mala Mala Rattrays : May 2010

On the 15 May 2010 Justin & I set out on our educational, our first stop was Mala Mala Rattrys Camp, this camp is Definitely among the best of the lodges we have stayed at and would in my mind be worth a visit, our 'Little Khaya' was a home from home with His & Hers bathrooms - one with a Double shower and Toilet and the other with a Ball & Claw Bath and toilet, both bathrooms have under floor heating and dressing rooms leading off from them. The bedroom has a huge King sized bed and is open plan with a Desk and lounge area which then leads out onto your own Private deck with your heated plunge pool and views of the Sand River.

The Lodge Facilities consist of a Library, African themed air-conditioned Dining room, a historic bar featuring photographs of the early days, a Large wooden safari deck where meals are served, a large filtered infinity pool with magnificent views across the Sand River, a small gym - for those who feel active and a steam room.

The food at Rattrys was stunning and catered to all types of tastes, Breakfasts and Lunches are both Buffet style with both a continental and hot breakfast being served, for dinners we spent the evenings in the Boma (which is weather dependant) around a lovely warm fire, lucky for us we had clear Skies and enjoyed a boma dinner for both of our nights at the lodge.

Onto the most important part of any Game Lodge - The Game Viewing, we had some wonderful sightings and saw all of the high profile animals such as Lion, Elephant, White Rhino, Buffalo and the elusive Leopard.

Besides all the high profile animals our Ranger Gordon found us Kudu, Impala, Hippo, Crocodile and many more different types of animals, he also found a 3m Rock Python and has a knack for finding Chameleons, he found 6 of them on just 1 of our night drives and has a record of 16 in only one night - truly a talented Ranger! and his Love of the Bush really does shine through.

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