- The luxury Royal and Malewane suites
- Gym and Spa at Malewane
- Privacy and opulence of Malewane Safari Lodge
- Game drives in the Thornybush
- The staff and guides are fantastic at the Royal
- Best for honeymoons and romantic safari getaways
- Lodge type; Luxury Safari Lodge
- Location; Thornybush Private Game Reserve, South Africa
- Lodge size; 9 Royal Luxury Suites
- Recommended stay; 3-7 nights
Experience Luxurious Comfort And Unparalleled Wildlife Viewing at Royal Malewane Lodge
An exclusive safari lodge in the heart of the Thornybush Private Game Reserve, one of South Africa's largest and most diverse private game reserves. It offers guests a luxurious bush escape and unparalleled access to Africa's finest wildlife.
The Malewane features nine exquisite Royal suites with private terraces and outdoor showers. Each suite has been designed with a colonial-style aesthetic to create an atmosphere of luxurious comfort and privacy while offering modern amenities, including international satellite TV connectivity and wireless internet access.
The Safari Lodge offers a variety of activities for guests looking to explore the bush, from game drives in open vehicles with expert guides to guided bush walks and bird watching.
The staff at Royal Malewane are expertly trained to ensure guests have the best experience possible. With impeccable service from both the staff and guides, guests can be sure that their stay will be unforgettable.
Set in the Lowveld region of South Africa, the Thornybush Private Game Reserve is a spectacular 14-000-hectare expanse of the pristine African bushveld.
With its proximity to Kruger National Park, this exclusive private wilderness reserve offers a unique wilderness experience. It provides opportunities to spot some of Africa's most iconic wildlife - including the much-coveted "Big 5".
Offering views of rolling hills, lush river valleys and open plains, Thornybush is an unspoilt haven for wildlife.
Rooms And Suites
A range of Royal luxurious suites and rooms to suit all types of guests. Each suite is designed to the highest standards, offering complete privacy and opulence.
All luxury suites at the Royal Malewane feature air-conditioned bedrooms with King-sized beds, custom fireplaces, and en-suite bathrooms with Victorian baths and indoor and outdoor showers. Private decks, rim-flow pools and thatched gazebos provide stunning views of the African bush.
For families needing more space, there are two Royal Suites and Malewane Suites with two en-suite bedrooms and a private lounge and dining facilities. These suites also include a personal butler, chef services and game drives.
Cuisine And Wine
Royal Malewane offers guests a unique and flavorful culinary experience that chef Brandon Souris lead; the menu consists of ever-changing contemporary cuisine that is served in various scenic settings.
Diners can enjoy picturesque views of the wildlife-filled waterhole from the elegant dining area. To make the Royal experience even more unique, guests can opt for a romantic bush dinner in the heart of "Big 5" country.
The meals are complemented by an array of South African wines, expertly chosen by an experienced wine steward available for advice on cuisine and wine pairing.
A kosher kitchen with all the necessary ingredients.
At the centre of the Royal Malewane is a grand guest area, exquisitely decorated with antiques, Persian carpets and a classic colonial theme. Guests can also take advantage of an impressive library and boutique shop that offer a wide range of books, magazines and souvenirs.
The Royal features a large 25m swimming pool in the spa area, perfect for unwinding after a long day of exploring or relaxing in the sun.
Guests can also take advantage of private game-viewing vehicles and professional safari guides to explore the untamed African wilderness. The Royal Lodge offers various activities, including bird watching, guided bush walks, and game drives, where guests can observe the wildlife in its natural habitat.
Overall, the Safari Lodge provides its guests with an unforgettable experience of elegance and luxury.
At Royal Malewane, game viewing is tailored to each guest's preferences and may be done by open Land Rover or on foot. These activities are guided by experienced game rangers and trackers, with many being highly educated and trained in wildlife conservation. Among these knowledgeable guides is the only surviving Master Tracker in Southern Africa.
The typical safari day at the Royal begins early in the morning with a game drive and a leisurely breakfast.
Guests then have the opportunity to enjoy the camp's luxury until lunchtime and partake in afternoon game drives that include sundowners and culminate in a night drive.
The Malewane dinner is an exceptional experience, served under the African sky or with silver and crystal in the dining areas.
Royal Malewane is an exclusive five-star safari lodge located in the heart of South Africa's Greater Kruger National Park. This luxury safari retreat offers visitors an unforgettable experience in one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet, and they offer plenty of family-friendly activities and facilities that make it ideal for families of all sizes.
The team at the Royal is dedicated to ensuring all their guests - from young children to older adults - can make the most of their stay at the lodge.
A wide range of activities are designed for kids, including bush walks, game drives, swimming in the pool, and even arts and crafts sessions.
The staff at Malewane also provide additional services such as babysitting and child-minding, allowing parents to enjoy a romantic dinner or partake in other activities without worrying about their children.
Spa And Wellness
At Royal Malewane, Spa and wellness are taken to a higher level. The dedicated Spa offers a variety of treatments which use traditional African ingredients combined with modern techniques to promote relaxation, rejuvenation and overall well-being.
Guests can enjoy treatments in tranquil treatment rooms or private casitas, surrounded by the peaceful sounds of nature.
The Royal Spa also features a fully-equipped gym, heated lap pool, steam room and hot/cold African baths for guests to enjoy.
These options make Malewane and the Thornybush the perfect spot for a relaxing, therapeutic getaway in the African bush.
Guests when staying at the Royal will experience an unforgettable African safari with unparalleled access to wildlife and luxurious comforts.
From the highly trained staff and guides to the opulent suites, gym and spa facilities, private game-viewing vehicles and various activities - ranging from guided bush walks to night drives - there is something for everyone at the exclusive Malewane in Thornybush Private Game Reserve.
Whether looking for a romantic honeymoon destination or escaping nature's beauty, Royal Malewane offers all that and more!
Rates from R41 500.00 per person
- Royal Malewane Rates
- Per person per night sharing (pp)
- Rates are in South African Rands
- *Rates may vary according to season
- All meals and snacks
- Full mini-bar
- Transfers to and from Jackalberry Airstrip
- South African reserve wines and beverages
- All coffees and speciality teas
- Laundry service
- Daily game drives and bush walks
- Thornybush Levy
- Telephone calls
- Purchases from Boutique
- French Champagne
- Spa treatments
- Transport to and from the reserve