Royal Malewane Lounge Area

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.



In addition to the two daily game drives and the option of a relaxing day at the spa, activities at this luxury safari lodge are numerous. Take a dip in the crystal-clear lap pool, make use of the well-equipped gym and keep in shape while on holiday, enjoy browsing through our extensive library, or riffle through our Curio Shop.

If you feel like venturing further afield, however, our Reservations team can arrange the following luxury African safari activities 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, the centre has a number of exciting wildlife.

Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre: view unusual species such as wild dogs, the black-footed cat, African wild cat and sable antelope. You will also have the opportunity to watch rare vultures feeding.

Helicopter Flights: For the ultimate luxury Africa safari experience, these offer thrilling viewing of canyons, waterfalls and rock formations and wildlife in the surrounding area.

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 survey the area from on board a comfortable river boat.

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, ranging from amateur to professional.

Horse Riding Safaris: To enhance your luxury Africa safari experience, explore the Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate on horseback, viewing a vast array of plains game from your saddle.



Under endless skies, Royal Malewane luxury lodge offers a haven of peace and tranquillity. 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 is very much in evidence. Enchanting, energizing and indulgent, this is the way to taste the wild.



Dining at the Royal Malewane luxury lodge is a unique, exciting 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 in the accommodation rates. Enjoy a full breakfast, lunch and gourmet dinner in the elegant setting of the main lodge whilst soaking up the picturesque surroundings.

Dining outdoors allows you to 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 at the Royal Malewane luxury lodge usually begin with a touch of sophistication. Exhilarated from your evening drive, enjoy a cocktail and discuss the highlights of your wildlife 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 is ensured at every dining experience in this South African game lodge. 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 quality. The chefs have been professionally trained in accordance to the Bethdin and the kitchen has been fitted with the latest required equipment.

Please make sure to speak to our private chefs about any dietary requirements.



Royal Malewane’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 on holiday.  The well-equipped gym and pool are on hand for those who are keen to keep in shape, away from home.

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. Alternatively, 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 glamorous to practical.



An African bush wedding is, perhaps, the greatest, most romantic experience you can embark upon as a couple. The intimacy and joy of the occasion is enhanced beyond measure by the vast, wild backdrop of the bushveld.

Teeming with life and beauty, African 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 African bush wedding venue for the celebration of a union. Luxurious Kruger 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.

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There is no better way to introduce children to the wonders of the bush than by bringing them on their very own African safari adventure. Africa House is perfectly designed for a relaxed family safari holiday, where children of all ages can find plenty to amuse and delight them. Game drives of course will be the highlight of your stay, with the chance to see plenty of animals up close and personal. In addition, Africa House itself provides elegant but easy-going family safari accommodation that is the perfect home away from home.

The spacious outside deck with its stunning bush-side pool makes a great location for happy hours of play, as does the main courtyard with its central fountain. Your children can curl up to watch a film on comfy sofas or enjoy all the toys, games, puzzles and colouring-in books that are provided by the lodge. Your private chef will be delighted to discuss your children’s needs and create special dishes for them to ensure that they are well catered for during your family safari. On game drives, you will find our rangers are skilled at bringing the wonderful world of the bushveld to life for children, and our staff friendly, approachable and fun.

Whether bird-watching, star-gazing or sharing the pool with the elephants, family safaris at Africa House really is what great childhood memories are made of.

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