Royal Malewane

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Royal Malewane is an exclusive luxury African safari getaway for those who value privacy, personalised service and the best game viewing in Africa. Situated on a private reserve within the Greater Kruger National Park in South Africa, this luxury African safari lodge hosts a maximum of 20 guests in the utmost luxury and style. Six suites offer complete seclusion and stunning views, while the Lodge itself has an atmospheric air-conditioned Library, Curio Shop and Dining and Sitting Areas with fantastic outlooks onto the bush. Two completely private Suites (both sleeping 4) provide an even more exclusive luxury African safari experience, while the self-contained Africa House, a few minutes’ drive from the main Lodge, is the perfect option for families or groups of up to 12. Gym and spa facilities offer the chance for exercise and relaxation between game drives.

Activities

Luxury African Safari Activities

In addition to the two daily game drives and the option of relaxing or exercising at the Spa in the lap pool or well-equipped gym, activities on a luxury Africa safari are numerous. Enjoy the Library or browse the extensive selection of jewellery, clothing and other souvenirs in the Curio Shop. If you feel like venturing further afield, our Reservations team can arrange the following at an additional charge:

  • Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre: animals and birds can be viewed up close as they are nursed back to health, from eagles, owls and vultures to wild dogs, lions and leopard.
  • Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre: view unusual species such as wild dogs, the black-footed cat, African wild cat and sable antelope; watch rare vultures feeding.
  • Helicopter Flights: For the ultimate luxury Africa safari experience, these offer thrilling viewing of canyons, waterfalls and rock formations.
  • Hot Air Balloon Flights: For a more sedate but no less spectacular luxury Africa safari experience, watch the sun rise and survey the African wilderness from the sky in a hot air balloon.
  • Canyon Cruise: cruise on the Blyde Dam, enjoy a picnic lunch and see the area from the water.
  • Golf: play on the exclusive Leopard Creek Championship Golf Estate amidst bush dwellers such as giraffe, impala and hippo. Expertly designed, the course borders the Crocodile River and is a great challenge for all golfers.
  • Horse Riding Safaris: To enhance your luxury Africa safari experience, explore the Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate on horseback, viewing lots of plains game from your saddle.

Ambiance

The Royal Malewane Luxury Lodge Experience

Under skies that seem to go on forever, Royal Malewane luxury lodge offers a haven of peace and tranquility. The glorious, unspoilt bush setting establishes a feeling of timeless languor. Life is simpler yet richer, as your senses are stirred and your heart is touched. This is an experience of complete satisfaction on every front: the joys of nature are juxtaposed with a warm and convivial atmosphere which makes for an effortlessly relaxing time. At the Royal Malewane luxury lodge, meals are abundant and celebratory and the exuberant spirit of Africa very much in evidence. Enchanting, energizing and indulgent, this is the way to taste the wild.

 

Dining

Game Lodge Dining at Malewane

Special dinners are one of the highlights of the Royal Malewane game lodge dining experience. The game lodge dining area and lounge overlook the waterhole, often resulting in some spectacular mealtime game viewing. All meals, local beverages and house wines are included. Enjoy a full breakfast, lunch and gourmet dinner in the elegant setting of the main lodge whilst soaking up the picturesque surroundings.

Game lodge dining outdoors lets you experience the incredible atmosphere of the bush at night. In the Boma, serenaded by frogs and crickets and entertained by traditional singing and dancing, you will enjoy delicious flame-grilled fare under a dazzling canopy of stars. Dinner in our Bedouin tent bedecked with Moroccan lanterns is equally special, as braziers blaze high and a wonderful selection of delectable dishes forms an exotic feast of flavours. We handpick a selection of South Africa's finest wines to complete each meal.

Indoor dinners usually begin with a touch of sophistication. Exhilarated from your evening drive, enjoy a cocktail and discuss the highlights of your bush adventure with your guide. Then move to a glittering table beside the fireplace and indulge in a sumptuous banquet lit by twinkling candles. Personalised service of the highest order in our game lodge dining experience means that you will never want for anything.

Royal Malewane also offers the only fully Kosher safari in Africa. The chefs source the finest Kosher ingredients and prepare orthodox meals of the highest order. The chefs have been professionally trained in accordance to the Bethdin and the kitchen has been fitted with the latest required equipment. Please speak to us about private chefs and any dietary requirements.

Amenities

Royal Malewane African Safari Lodge Facilities

Royal Malewane African safari lodge’s facilities are beautiful, luxurious and exclusive. The Waters of Royal Malewane Bush Spa is a veritable oasis of calm. With internationally qualified therapists on hand to provide lavish massages and body treatments, this is the ultimate refuge for those seeking to refresh and restore the mind, body and spirit while staying at an African safari lodge. The well-equipped gym and pool are on hand for more energetic activity!

In addition, when you are not enjoying a game drive or relaxing in your suite, there are plenty of other options to unwind at the Royal Malewane African safari lodge. Watch television in the comfort of your suite or in the air-conditioned library, surrounded by books that can be perused in peace and quiet. Take time to look around the well-stocked curio shop where you will find everything from exquisite jewellery to luxurious handbags, leather goods and clothing ranging from the glamorous to the practical.

Weddings

Bush Weddings at Royal Malewane

A bush wedding is perhaps the ultimate romantic experience. The intimacy and joy of the occasion is enhanced beyond measure by the vast, wild backdrop of the bushveld. Teeming with life and beauty, bush weddings at Royal Malewane not only provide a stunning photographic setting, but will inspire and uplift you and all your guests. Royal Malewane prides itself on the warmth and sincerity of its service and with its splendid colonial style offers a truly spectacular bush wedding venue for the celebration of a marriage. Luxurious accommodation in private suites and a world-renowned Spa will make your stay as special as it ought to be - the experience of a lifetime.

For more information and to discuss your individual requirements for bush weddings, please contact: info@royalmalewane.com