MalaMala “Best Image of 2011” competition

MalaMala Game Reserve - Leopard & cub

Ostrich Koppies female leopard and cub by Andrew Batchelor

Could you be MalaMala’s Photographer of the Year?

MalaMala Game Reserve is the Safari Industry’s blueprint to the luxury photographic safari. In existence since 1927, this massive tract of land consistently produces the most exciting wildlife experience this side of the equator.

Over the years many well-known photojournalists and film-makers have made MalaMala their destination of choice to capture thrilling wildlife encounters that would rival any Hollywood production.

“Not even Tanzania’s famed Serengeti Game Reserve or the awesome Ngorongoro Crater fills your camera viewfinder faster with Africa’s legendary Big Five than at MalaMala,” said acclaimed wildlife photojournalist Geoff Dalglish in his Sunday Times review.

This phenomenal clip, put together by Aquavision – South Africa’s premier wildlife videographers, bears testament to his claim, as do the many incredible images that our guests have shared with us of their stay at MalaMala.

Which got us thinking. Why not up the ante by offering our guests a juicy incentive?

We are proud to announce the kick off of MalaMala’s “Best Image 2011” competition. Entries are now open!

MalaMala has decided to run a unique photographic competition, encouraging guests to share the rare and specials moments captured while on safari in South Africa’s largest privately owned game reserve. Email us your best image – or sequence of images – taken while visiting MalaMala, and put yourself in line to win 3 nights for 2 people sharing at South Africa’s largest private game reserve. The image must be taken at MalaMala, but whether it was taken yesterday or last year doesn’t matter. We want to see them all!

Terms, conditions, small print, and things to keep in mind:

  • Closing date for entries is December 31 2011 and the winner will be announced January 31 2012.
  • The prize is valid for 2 years and cannot be taken between 20 December and 10 January
  • The image must be in focus and well composed image for consideration
  • Digital manipulation in Photoshop is not allowed (except for sharpening, cropping and basic colour enhancement)
  • If there is reason to assume an image has been over-manipulated the original image will be requested


  • Michael Rattray –  CEO of MalaMala Game Reserve
  • Andrew Batchelor – Senior ranger from MalaMala Game Reserve
  • David Evans – Managing Director, Mashatu Game Reserve
  • Michelle Damaskinos – Origin Blu Communications
  • Shem Campion – Wildlife photographer
  • Shane Doyle – Wildlife photographer

12 thoughts on “MalaMala “Best Image of 2011” competition

  1. You can email me ( your pics as well as any questions you might have! 😉

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