Royal Malewane
The Royal Malewane Spa. Enjoy the tranquility of the Bush during an
The Royal Malewane Spa.
Enjoy the tranquility of the Bush during an

Royal Malewane

Royal Malewane is a luxury safari lodge in South Africa’s Greater Kruger National Park that exudes the romance and beauty of a bygone age while offering every modern comfort and convenience. The classic safari experience is unsurpassed with unrivaled game viewing and the most qualified guiding team in Africa. Your exclusive adventure will provide detailed insights into the complex and fascinating ecosystems of the South African bushveld.

Our guides and trackers will bring you thrillingly close to the Big Five; indulge in sensual treatments at our tranquil Waters of Royal Malewane Bush Spa and let the passion of our chefs delight you with nightly feasts under the African stars.

The lodge is easily accessible by air and road and is located in Thornybush Private Game Reserve on the Western Border of The Greater Kruger National Park.


South Africa


Experience the African bush in unadulterated luxury from the moment the whole Royal Malewane team greets you on your arrival. The expert rangers and trackers are leaders in their fields and ensure the most intimate and rewarding game viewing experiences.

Need to Know

With just six free-standing suites and two 'Royal' suites, you'll barely meet another guest in the gym, spa, library, lap pool or intelligently-designed open-air dining and reclining areas.


Driving, walking, riding, ballooning or fishing. Game drives are tailor-made so you can track your favourite animal/s, see birds, flowers and trees. The Field Guides here are highly qualified and experienced - the only field guiding team to receive the FGASA Gold award, twice. Royal Malewane has the only operating scout and one of two master trackers currently working in South Africa.

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

From expert rangers and trackers to specialist photographic safaris, Royal Malewane offers a classical safari experience where nature is paramount. With over 130 mammal species and over 300 bird species, Royal Malewane delivers an unrivaled wildlife experience incorporating all creatures great and small as well as the incredible plant life that plays such a vital role in maintaining a healthy ecosystem.Experience Africa's abundant wildlife on morning and afternoon game drives with expert game rangers and trackers. Guest safety is paramount.

To view game is to lose yourself in a powerful and startling drama. During a game viewing excursion, your senses sharpen, excitement grows, you draw close to the most remarkable animals as they hunt, play and sleep.

Game drives at Royal Malewane are tailored to suit your interests, so you can track your favourite animal or see the birds, flowers or trees that you love most. To engage with the landscape even more intimately, explore the bush on foot with our expert guides and trackers at your side.


Game drives at dawn and dusk form the basic rhythm of the day, and you’ll find that to be out in the fresh air as the sun rises and sets is to be realigned with a pattern of deep and ancient significance. In addition, no matter what the time of year, each season has something special to offer in terms of game viewing and game drives. The dry, gold-brown winter bush makes for excellent sightings but the lush green foliage of the summer months brings with it migrant birds and new-born animals. Embrace the unique opportunities of the moment, for nature is generous in her bounty.

A typical game drive lasts for three to four hours and all game drives are included in our rates



Local ActivitiesLocal Activities


• A visit to the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

• Helicopter flights through the Blyde Rover Canyon, the worlds third

largest canyon and the world’s largest wooded canyon

• Hot air balloon flights

• Canyon cruises

• Golf at Africa’s most exclusive golf course – Leopard Creek

• Horse riding safaris

• Walking safaris


All Luxury Rooms include:

• Ceiling fans

• Air conditioners

• Tea and coffee making facilities

• Fully stocked complimentary mini bar

• In-room safes

• Telephones

• Television

• WiFi

• International adapters and hairdryers

• 51.5 m2 private deck

• 10.8m2 private plunge pool

• 11.2m2 gazebo

• Fireplace


Both Royal Suites include:

• Ceiling fans

• Air conditioners

• Under floor heating

• In-room safes

• Telephones

• Television and DVD player

• International adapters and hairdryers

• WiFi

• Personal desktop

• lounge, dining area with an open-plan kitchen

• fully stocked maxi bar.

• 300 m2 private deck with plunge pool, Persian rugs, deck furniture

• fireplace

• Private chef

• Private guide & vehicle

• Personal butlers


Royal Malewane is an intimate and luxurious safari lodge with just six Luxury Suites, two Royal Suites (which each have two bedrooms), and Africa House – the exclusive use bush villa with six bedrooms.


Boasting unparalleled views, the Royal Malewane’s six palatial suites are the pinnacle of refinement and opulence in game lodge accommodation. Luxuriously appointed and fully air-conditioned, they provide an elegant colonial-style refuge in the heart of the bush.


A huge outside deck complete with crystal-clear pool allows you to make the most of the surrounding wild beauty and enjoy the warmth of the sunshine in complete privacy. Inside, the décor is classic colonial bush style, brimming with old world elegance that is perfectly suited to luxury safari accommodation.



Mid season: 01 January to 30 June, 1 -30 September, 01 November to 14 December.

Peak season: 1 July to 31st August, 01 - 30 October, 15 - 31 December


The best time to visit really depends on your personal preferences – nature has something to offer throughout the year. Incredible game viewing can be experienced at any time and there is not really a ‘best time of year for game viewing’.

The region enjoys summer rains and dramatic thunder storms – temperatures soar into the 30s in the summer months. The vegetation is lush and verdant attracting incredible bird life while many new borns appear at this time of year.

The winter months are drier and cooler – the vegetation is sparser resulting in improved visibility for game viewing as the animals make their way to the watering holes for hydration.

Average StayAverage Stay

We generally recommend at least three nights at Royal Malewane in order to experience all that this magnificent property has to offer from the comfort of your private suite to the exhilaration of twice daily game drives.


Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

Starting from: R 22,300.00 per person per night for a Luxury Suite

Children PolicyChild Policy

Children over 10 are welcome in the Luxury Suites, unless all 6 Luxury Suites are booked for exclusive use in which case children of all ages are welcome. Children of all ages are welcome in the Royal Suites and at Africa House.

We have a wonderful children’s programme at Royal Malewane and our team is well trained to ensure the safety of your family while on safari.

Contact and Social Media

To find out more, visit Royal Malewane's website.

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at

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