Royal Malewane

Greater Kruger N.P., South Africa


Our Rating

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Room Type

6 Luxury suites, 1 Royal suite, 1 Malewane suite, 1 Six bedroom Africa House

Child Policy

Children Ages 10+. Children of all ages at the Royal Suite, Africa House and if the entire lodge is booked for exclusive use.


Private plunge pools, lounge, library, gym, spa, and curio shop


Bush Walks, Game Drives, Elephant Interaction, Horseback Safari, Hot Air Balloon, Visit a Non-Profit or Social Business


About This Accommodation

Royal Malewane, located in the Thornybush Reserve bordering Kruger National Park, is a luxurious property which caters to a discerning clientele in search of a traditional safari.

The lodge is stunning, with superb service and attention to detail. It seems to be more geared towards mature guests, so a younger traveler may be happier at Singita. Each room is refined and colonial in style, with a fireplace, wooden furnishings, a Victorian bath and outdoor shower. The deck boasts its own plunge pool from which to monitor the tranquil surrounds and gorgeous views.

The concession is quite overgrown and bushy, making game viewing a little trickier. Despite this you see excellent wildlife while on game drives. The downside is that this is a fenced reserve and is on the small side – a number of lodges lead off from the main road so you are conscious of size.

This is a truly genteel safari – exquisite food, opulent luxury and unfailingly polite service. The spa is one of the best you will find and the game viewing is top draw. It also has unusual distinction of having a full kosher kitchen.

We find Royal Malewane very impressive and a good honeymoon property, but it may be a little too formal for some.

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