Set within the game-rich Timbavati game reserve in the Greater Kruger region, Royal Malewane features six beautifully-appointed suites, each with wraparound wilderness views. A multi award-winning resort, in the Hot List for Condé Nast’s Top 20 Resorts in the World, the lodge is stylish, comfortable and warmly welcoming. The experienced guides and master trackers at Royal Malewane are skilled at locating resident game bringing you up close to big cats, elephants and rhino. The tranquility of the Royal Malewane Spa offers a respite from the heat and thrill of safaris. Evening feasts under the African stars are laid out by a team of chefs qualified as Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Blazon. The opulent Royal Malewane has been completely renovated to further enhance your safari experience.
Royal Malewane luxury safari lodge in South Africa exudes the romance and beauty of a bygone age whilst offering every modern-day comfort and convenience. This is a unique, personalized adventure that offers you detailed insight into the complex and fascinating ecosystem of the bush. This boutique safari lodge in the Kruger National Park has its own private waterhole where giraffes come to drink. Royal Malewane hotel guestrooms are done out in impeccable colonial style, with mahogany four-posters, open fireplaces (lit for you nightly), limestone bathrooms with freestanding tubs, and huge windows with views that mean you’re on 24-hour safari.
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An on-site water purification system recycles waste; the hotel is dedicated to preserving the art of tracking in the bush with a programme of instruction for junior trackers.
Hot Air Balloon flights
Golfing at the Leopard Creek Championship Golf Estate surrounded by giraffe, impala and hippo along the Crocodile River.
Blyde River Canyon Cruise with a picnic lunch
Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport (HDS)
May through October
Practical shoes, hat, sunscreen and sunglasses and a zoom lens for you camera.
Over-12s are welcome. The Royal and Malewane suites are suitable for under-12s, or if the lodge is booked in its entirety. An extra bed and babysitting can be arranged free on request.
The Lodge at Royal Malewane is a classic and luxurious safari lodge with just six Luxury Suites, two Royal Suites (which each have two bedrooms), and Africa House – our exclusive use villa with six bedrooms. The Farmstead at Royal Malewane is intimate and more contemporary in style and is just a 12 minute drive south of the Main Lodge. The Farmstead has three Luxury Farm Suites, and The Farmhouse – a three and a half bedroom private villa.
The latest addition to Royal Malewane, Waterside is a modern sanctuary that offers guests an abundance of space and a more social and immersive setting. Waterside has four Luxury Suites, one Baobab Suite and Waterside House – an exclusive use villa with four bedrooms.
Dining at Royal Malewane is a unique and indulgent experience with a constantly changing menu and a wide variety of beautiful settings in which to savour the contemporary cuisine prepared by Executive Chef, Brandon Souris and his dedicated team.
All meals, soft drinks, spirits and wines are included in the accommodation rates at Royal Malewane allowing guests to completely relax and enjoy the endless temptations available.
The Bush Tent at Royal Malewane provides a feast in the heart of the African wilderness. A truly remarkable and romantic experience with glowing lanterns casting a gentle light among the brightly burning braziers.
The sounds of the wild and the local village choir provide the soundtrack to a very special evening where guests can enjoy being out in the bush with the convenience of flushing toilets.
A PERSONALISED DINING EXPERIENCE
Royal Malewane offers complete flexibility to the guests. They can tailor a menu to your personal tastes and dietary requirements in consultation with Executive Chef.
Whether you feel like a light salad by the pool in the privacy of your Luxury Suite or a decadent six-course dinner paired with fine wines, the dining team at Royal Malewane will ensure that you are carefully looked after. And that goes for drinks too – have what you want, when you want, whether it’s a Bloody Mary to ease yourself into the day, a delicious flat white or a bottle of vintage red wine from our cellar.
FINE WINES AND WORLDLY WHISKIES
All drinks are included in the rate at Royal Malewane with its extensive wine list showcasing a wide variety of South Africa’s finest wines – from flagship red blends to boutique producers of lesser-known varietals. Select from the wine list or allow trained wine stewards to guide you in a food and wine pairing.
With an extensive range of whiskies from around the world to choose from, Royal Malewane offers the largest whisky selection of any safari lodge. Join the team of whisky enthusiasts for an informative tasting or simply kick back on the deck with your favourite tipple. Resort also have a fantastic selection of over 40 boutique gins on offer.
THE KOSHER KITCHEN
Royal Malewane offers a kosher compliant kitchen. The chefs source the finest kosher ingredients and can therefore prepare fresh orthodox meals of the highest quality should a Mashgiach or Rabbi be present to supervise proceedings. The team has been trained to understand the subtleties of kosher requirements and the kitchen has been fitted with the necessary equipment including separate crockery and cutlery.
World-renowned for its beautiful setting and the sheer luxuriousness of its treatments, many of which make inspired use of indigenous ingredients. The spa at Royal Malewane is an oasis of a very special sort – a chance to refresh and restore mind, body and spirit amid the serenity and peace of the bush.
Facilities at the safari spa are comprehensive and include a fully-equipped gym, a heated lap pool, steam room, and private casitas for relaxation or treatments. The Royal Malewane Bush Spa is dedicated to your well being on every level, offering an experience to complement and enrich your stay.
Relax around the pool in the central courtyard and take in the tranquillity of your surroundings. There are healthy juices and snacks available as well as complimentary wifi.