Royal Malewane

Royal Malewane is an exclusive safari lodge – a haven of old-world charm and stylish splendour. The lodge is located in Thornybush Private Game Reserve on the western border of the Greater Kruger National Park, in South Africa. It is an intimate and luxurious safari lodge with 6 palatial Luxury Suites, 2 spacious 2-bedroomed Royal Suites and Africa House – an exclusive-use bush villa with 6 bedrooms. With classic décor, it exudes the romance and beauty of a bygone age, while offering every modern comfort.

The Farmstead is the latest addition to Royal Malewane located just 12 minutes drive south of the existing lodge. Accommodation here consists of a main lodge area, three Luxury Farm Suites and The Farmhouse – a three-and-a-half bedroom villa offering private services. There is a double spa treatment room offering a variety of indulgent treatments as well as a gym. The land here is elevated offering dramatic views over the canopies of the Greater Kruger National Park, while the lodge itself surrounds a watering hole popular with the abundant wildlife. Guests at The Farmstead will enjoy the same remarkable service and delicious cuisine synonymous with Royal Malewane while experiencing the ultimate Big 5 safari with the most qualified guiding team in Africa.

Why we like it here

Royal Malewane’s qualified guiding team (guides and trackers) is exceptional – which means you get an unrivalled wildlife experience with fascinating insights into the complex ecosystems of the South African bushveld. And your safety is ensured.

The game viewing is excellent.

Indulge in sensual treatments at the tranquil Waters of Royal Malewane Bush Spa.

Let the passion of Royal Malewane’s chefs delight you with nightly feasts of good honest food under the African stars. Meals are accompanied by a handpicked selection of South Africa’s finest wines.

There is complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the lodge.

Private safari vehicles can be arranged on request.

Things to be aware of

Children of any age are welcome at Africa House or in the Royal Suites. Unfortunately, no children under 10 years can be accommodated in the Luxury Suites unless booked exclusively.

Children of all ages are welcome in The Farmstead.

The Greater Kruger National Park refers to the over twenty private reserves to the west of the Kruger National Park, which add 180 000 hectares to the reserve. In total, the whole area covers 2 000 000 hectares of unfenced, wild reserve with free movement of game across this spectacular land.

Royal Malewane offers a kosher-compliant kitchen.

Where we are situated