• Your own Farm Cottage in the heart of the African Bush
  • The Farmstead
  • The entrance to the main lodge
  • Luxury Suite
  • The Luxury Farm Suite Three Bathroom, a relaxing space
  • The Luxury Farm Suite Three Bedroom
  • A Luxury Farm Suite deck and outdoor living area
  • Royal Suite bedroom
  • A Royal Suite bathroom with a royal view of the Africa bush
  • The Farmhouse pool stretches out into the bush, a unique vantage point for game viewing
  • Family dining at Africa House
  • The new Masiya Bar at Royal Malewane
  • Indulge in hydrotherapy treatments at The Waters of Royal Malewane Bush SPA
  • Dusk at The Waters of Royal Malewane Bush SPA
  • The Farmstead Gym
  • Elephants drink from the private plunge pool of one of the Luxury Suites at Royal Malewane
  • Children's activities in Africa House
  • An incredible moment on game drive with the Black Dam Pride
  • A beautiful and critically endangered white rhino roaming the long grass
  • A stunning impala silhouette against a magnificent African sunset
  • Afternoon drinks at Royal Malewane
  • Cheetah cubs learning new hunting skills
  • Elephants are regular visitors to Royal Malewane
  • Get up close and personal with Africa's greatest predators
  • Private game drives with expert Rangers and Trackers
  • Wonderful photographic opportunities abound at Royal Malewane
  • Up close and personal with the Big 5 at Royal Malewane
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Royal Malewane

Kruger National Park, RSA

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. The most qualified guiding team in Africa delivers an unrivaled wildlife experience providing fascinating insights into the complex ecosystems of the South African bushveld. There are two accommodation options at Royal Malewane – Main Lodge which is more classic and grand in style and The Farmstead which is more intimate and contemporary.

Whichever style you choose, our expert guides will bring you thrillingly close to the Big Five. Indulge in sensual spa treatments 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 the Thornybush Private Game Reserve on the Western Border of The Greater Kruger National Park. The closest airport is Hoedspruit and there is a private landing strip at Royal Malewane called Jackalberry Airstrip.


The closest airport to Royal Malewane is Hoedspruit (HDS/AFB). The lodge is an easy 35 minute road transfer from Hoedspruit. Royal Malewane is also easily accessible from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) in Nelspruit. There is a private airstrip at Royal Malewane called Jackalberry Airstrip.


Royal Malewane Accommodation

The Main 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.

Luxury Suite

Boasting unparalleled views over the surrounding bushveld, Royal Malewane’s six palatial Luxury Suites are the pinnacle of refinement and opulence. Luxuriously appointed and fully air-conditioned, they provide an elegant refuge in the heart of the bush complete with private pool, an outdoor gazebo and a splendid bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers.

The Farmhouse

The Farmhouse at The Farmstead is a three and a half bedroom private villa. The Farmhouse has its own private services including a chef, housekeeper, butler, private safari vehicle, ranger and tracker. There are three main bedrooms as well as a smaller children’s room. There is a magnificent deck with a large swimming pool flowing out into the bush. Children of all ages are welcome in the Farmhouse.

Africa House

Africa House is a spacious and elegant, exclusive use bush villa with six en-suite bedrooms either side of a central courtyard. Each bedroom is uniquely decorated with a private outside shower and deck. Antique furniture, carved four-poster beds from Mombasa, plush silk furnishings and Persian rugs create an exotic and luxurious feel. The vast front deck provides the ultimate space to relax, dine and enjoy the beautiful swimming pool. Africa House has its own private services.

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Luxury Suite
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Luxury Farm Suite
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Royal Suite
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The Farmhouse
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Africa House
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Malewane Bush SPA

An award winning spa in the heart of the African bush in complete harmony with its natural surroundings. 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.

Healing Earth is a South African product that we use for our massages, body treatments and some facials. In addition, we offer Dermalogica for specific facial treatments and Gelish, Morgan Taylor and Essie for manicures and pedicures. 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.

The Wildlife Experience and family Safaris at Royal Malewane

From expert rangers and trackers to specialist photographic safaris, Royal Malewane offers a classical safari experience where nature is paramount. There is something magical about introducing children to nature from an early age. Encouraging a lifetime of discovery and wonder at the earth's great and small creatures.

Helicopter over the Panorama Route and Hot Air Ballooning

Soar over one of the most spectacular regions in South Africa, over God's Window, Three Rondawels and more. A magical way to explore the surrounding mountains of the Mpumalanga province and the famous Blyde River Canyon. As the sun rises, take an flight over the scenic, Lowveld section of the Blyde River. The terrain is a mixture of farmland and private nature reserves at the foot of the Drakensberg Mountains.

Sigagule Crèche

A visit to the local community is inspiring, humbling and educational. Royal Malewane with the help of generous donations from our guests has been able to complete meaningful improvements for the children of the surrounding communities. A fantastic initiative which forms part of The Royal Portfolio Foundation.

Canyon Cruise and Moholoholo

A wildlife rehabilitation centre that brings visitors into close contact with both common and rare species such as the Crowned and Martial Eagles, Owls & Vultures as well as Cerval, Wild Dogs, Lions, Leopard and Cheetah. Take a cruise on the Blyde Dam in the breathtaking Blyde River Canyon. Picnic and learn about the geology, wildlife and biology of this unique area in the heart of Mpumalanga, and forming the northern part of the Drakensberg escarpment.

Golf at Leopard Creek and Horse Back Trails

A scenic helicopter flight to this exclusive golf course. One of South Africa's best wildlife / safari golfing experience, the course actually borders the Kruger National Park. Please note this is subject to Leopard Creek rules and availability. The horse trails are conducted on the Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate. The reserve is home to a vast variety of birds and animals such as giraffe, kudu, wildebeest, warthog and impala. A fantastic way to experience wildlife in an intimate and authentic way.

The Greater Kruger National Park

The Kruger National Park is the ultimate place to go on safari in search of Africa's Big 5. The Kruger National Park is the largest game reserve in South Africa and one of the world’s biggest wildlife sanctuaries. The Kruger National Park is located in the Mpumulanga Province and is about a 6 hour drive from Johannesburg with numerous flights to Hoedspruit or Nelspruit (Kruger Mpumulanga International Airport).

Approximately the same size as Israel or Wales, it covers some 19,485 square kilometres offering a rich diversity of ecosystems that support over 145 mammal species including the Big 5 and over 500 bird species. The untamed environment stirs deep emotions. Visitors experience meaningful and often life changing encounters with wildlife replacing bustling city life with the tranquil sounds and splendour of nature. Time slows down as your body adjusts to the natural rhythms of the African bush.


The safari experience is synonymous with exceptional food and wine. 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.

Exquisite plating is second nature to the chefs at Royal Malewane for whom cuisine is certainly an art. When that art is served in one of Africa’s most breathtaking locations, the dining experience becomes truly sublime. The cuisine is complemented by a natural canvas to savour as much as the delicate flavours with the dining area overlooking the Malewane River where a variety of curious creatures great and small venture to slake their thirst. All meals, soft drinks, spirits and wines are included in the accommodation rates at Royal Malewane allowing our guests to completely relax and enjoy the endless temptations available.

Bush Dinners

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. Where better to enjoy a nightcap than by the fireside under the African stars as your ranger recounts the stories of the day?

A Personalised Dining Experience

Royal Malewane offers complete flexibility to our guests. We can tailor a menu to your personal tastes and dietary requirements in consultation with our 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. We have an 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 our 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 our team of whisky enthusiasts for an informative tasting or simply kick back on the deck with your favourite tipple. We 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. Our 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. Please speak to our reservations team for further information about the Kosher Kitchen as there is an additional cost for these services depending on whether the services of a Rabbi or Mashgiach are required.

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Real African Safari, exploring the South African nature, Orthodox Jews, Hot Air Ballooning, Horse Back Trails, Golf, e t.c.




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