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Royal Malewane

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  • - Lodge type; Safari Lodge
  • - Location; Thornybush Game Reserve
  • - Lodge size; 6 suites
  • - Recommended stay; 2-5 nights
Royal Malewane is situated on a private reserve within the greater Kruger National Park Area of South Africa. 13 000 hectares (30 000 Acres) provide a balance of spectacular game and wildlife viewing, extensive flora and never-ending African skies.

The provides an escape from the constraints of modern life to a synthesis of wildest Africa and age-old colonial splendour. As the lodge is set deep in the African bush, this is ideal for the traveler who wants to experience true Africa. Most groups mix together well, and guests traveling alone are unlikely to feel excluded. Depending on availability, we are able to accommodate single travelers. Its unique size makes the suited to being booked in its entirety for families or friends wishing to have the camp for their exclusive use. To appreciate all that Royal Malewane has to offer, we recommend a minimum of a two-night stay.

Rooms & Suites:

Boasting unparalleled views, the Suites are the pinnacle of refinement and opulence. Luxurious appointments provide a neo-classical refuge in the untamed bush. Six Suites each accommodate two guests, wooden decks, rim-flow pool and thatched gazebos.

Palatial, air-conditioned bedroom/sitting rooms feature a fireplace and canopied king-size bed, accompanied by an extravagant bathroom with a window-side Victorian bath, and indoor and outdoor showers. Elevated walkways link the suites to the main camp.Only the wildlife witnesses guests relaxing in these private, ultra-luxurious suites.

Food & Wine:

The dining area and lounge of this Thornybush Luxury Lodge overlook the water-hole and spectacular game viewing often makes up the backdrop while dining. World-class cuisine perfects the luxury experience, and all meals, local beverages and house wines are included. Indulge in a full breakfast, lunch and gourmet dinner, all expertly prepared by the award-winning chef, John Jackson.

Catering for any special preferences or requests, from a favourite dish served under starlight in the boma, to a Bedouin tent bedecked with Moroccan lanterns. We have handpicked a selection of South Africa's finest wines and guests are welcome to visit our cellar and make a selection.

With a staff to guest ratio of 4:1, the lodge is able to offer expert personalised service of the highest order.


Game viewing is individually tailored, either by open Land Rover or on foot. An expert and experienced rangers and trackers accompany the guests. All game rangers are highly trained and qualified and Royal Malewane is privileged to have the only surviving Master Tracker currently working in Southern Africa.

The order of the day is usually:
Early morning game drive followed by a leisurely breakfast. Thereafter, enjoy the luxury of the camp until lunch. Afternoon game drives include sundowners and culminate in a night drive. Dinner is served under the African sky or with silver & crystal in the dining areas.

  • Rates from: R 14600.00
  • Per person per night sharing
  • Rates are in South African Rands
  • *Rates may vary according to season
  • Flights (return);
  • UK - RSA; from £ 611
  • USA - RSA; from $ 1390
  • EUR - RSA; from € 495
  • Subject to availability & T&C's

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  • Kruger Park Map

  • Kruger Park Map
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  • Getting to the Kruger

  • Getting to the Kruger
  • There are so many options on how to get the National Park from Johannesburg or Cape Town, fly, drive or be driven. Here is our guide on the various options that are available across all price points.
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  • Nearby Kruger Activities
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  • Kruger Mammal List
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  • Kruger Bird List

  • Kruger Bird List
  • The National Park herself and surrounding private games reserves offer without question some of the finest birding in Southern Africa, with over 500 species (some that are found nowhere else).