Royal Malewane

Royal Malewane is situated in the Thornybush Private Game Reserve that forms part of the Greater Kruger. Luxury meets the wild in some of South Africa’s finest safari accommodation exuding the beauty of a bygone age while offering every modern comfort. The expert guiding team delivers an intimate wildlife experience with close sightings of the big five.

The Main Lodge at Royal Malewane has just six Luxury Suites with an air of classic grandeur and fabulous views. Superbly appointed and fully air-conditioned, they provide an elegant colonial-style refuge in the heart of the bush with rim-flow swimming pools and thatched gazebos. The two Royal Suites, each with two bedrooms, are as palatial as the name suggests, and offer their own private chef, butler, sole-use game vehicle and four massages offered per suite per day.

Royal Malewane’s nearly opened Farmstead is a separate lodge offering the same level of ‘Royal Luxury’ than at the main lodge. Here guests are accommodated in three Luxury Farm Suites, complete with a large front and back veranda as well as a beautiful deck and pool overlooking the bush. In addition, the Farmhouse is a wonderful three and a half bedroom private villa.

For larger groups of family friends, the six bedroom Africa House is one of the finest private safari houses in Africa filled with vibrant colours and an eclectic mix of antiques. Your own private chef, housekeepers, rangers, trackers and game drive vehicle ensure that service is tailor-made to guest requirements with children of all ages being welcome.

In the main area of Royal Malawane there are plenty of inviting living and dining spaces which sit below vaulted thatched roofs decorated with Persian rugs and African artefacts, in keeping with the colonial feel. Not forgetting the courtyard spa featuring treatment rooms, a fully equipped gymnasium, steam room, hot and cold African baths and Jacuzzi.

Daily game drives are the main order of the day at Royal Malewane, however the lodge also offers regular visits to local rehabilitation and community projects, hot air ballooning and helicopter flights.