Mala Mala Accolades

Mala Mala Game Reserve see elephant on game drives.
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Awards for Mala Mala - 2006

MalaMala has been honoured as one of the Top Ten hotels worldwide on Fodor's Choice 2006 list. MalaMala are proudly representing Africa as the only African destination selected.

Awards for Mala Mala - 2005

  • One of the Top Ten hotels worldwide. Fodor's Choice 2006
  • 2nd in the category "Worlds Best Service" for Africa and the Middle East Travel & Leisure Magazine, May 2005

Awards for Mala Mala - 2004

  • 3rd 'Best Safari Camp' 2004. Conde Nast Traveler - October 2004
  • 7th 'Best Hotel In The World' 2004. Travel & Leisure Magazine, May 2004
  • Top 700 places to stay - Conde Nast Traveler - January 2004

Awards for Mala Mala - 2003

  • Number 1 in 'Africa and the Middle East' for 'World's Best Service' award for 2003. Travel & Leisure Magazine, May 2003
  • 3rd Best Hotel in the World for overall value for money. Best value in Africa and the Middle East for over USD$400.00. Travel and Leisure Magazine, March 2003

Awards for Mala Mala - 2002

  • Best Hotel in Africa and the Middle East - Travel and Leisure Magazine, July 2002

Awards for Mala Mala - 2001

  • First in the category World's Best Service for Africa and the Middle East region. Travel + Leisure Magazine, June 2001.

Awards for Mala Mala - 2000

  • 6th Best Small Hotel in the World - Travel & Leisure Magazine, September 2000
  • 19th Best Hotel in the World - Travel & Leisure Magazine (September 2000)
  • 2nd Best Hotel in Africa and the Middle East Travel & Leisure Magazine (September 2000)

Awards for Mala Mala - 1999

  • The Best African Resort - 1999 Readers Choice Awards - Conde Naste Traveler, Nov 1999
  • Best Hotel in Africa and the Middle East - Travel and Leisure Magazine, Sept 1999
  • Best Small Hotel in the World - Travel and Leisure Magazine, Sept 1999
  • Best Value for Money Destination in Africa and the Middle East - Travel and Leisure Magazine, March 1999
  • Gold List Designation - Conde Naste Traveler, Jan 1999

Awards for Mala Mala - 1998

  • Top Hotel in Africa and the Middle East - Conde Nast Traveller, Jan 1998
  • Second best value for money in the world - Travel and Leisure Magazine - February 1998
  • Best Value for money in the world for properties over US$ 350 per night. - Travel and Leisure Magazine, Feb 1998
  • Top Game Lodge in South Africa - Travel Trade Gazette Southern Africa, 1998
  • Best Game Reserve - Out and About Magazine, August 1998
  • Executive Lifestyle - Most outstanding Private Game Reserve - Professional Management Review Golden Arrow Awards, Sept 1998
  • Best Small Hotel in the World - Travel and Leisure Magazine, Sept 1998
  • Best Hotel in Africa and the Middle East - Travel and Leisure Magazine, Sept 1998

Awards for Mala Mala - 1997

  • Best Hotel In The World
  • Best Small Hotel in the World
  • Best Hotel in Africa and the Middle East - Travel And Leisure Magazine - September 1997
  • World's Leading Safari and Game Reserve - June 1997 Travel Trade Gazette
  • Top Resort In The World - Conde Nast Traveller
  • Best Value for Money Hotel in the World over $350.00 per room per night - Travel & Leisure, January 1997.
  • 1996 Eighth out of the Top Ten Best Small Hotels in the World - Travel & Leisure, October 1996.
  • 1996 Top Hotel in Africa and the Middle East - Travel & Leisure, October 1996. 1993 The State Presidents Award for eco-tourism, the 'Order of Meritorious Service Award' - Gold, awarded to Michael Rattray.
  • 1989 One of the top 37 hotels in the World - Edward Carters, Letters from Abroad.
  • 1984 Top Safari Lodge of the World - The Hideaway Report.
  • 1983 Ossie Doyer Trophy for 'Conservationist of the Year' awarded to Michael Rattray, Managing Director of MalaMala Game Reserve.
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