Royal Malewane

Explore the Wild: Discover the Beauty of the Kruger National Park


Experience the timeless magic of Royal Malewane. Extraordinary game viewing, fine cuisine and award-winning spa treatments stir the heart and thrill the senses. Every meal is a celebration lingering long in the memory. Feast under the stars, enraptured by the power of the wild. The most qualified guiding team in Africa deliver an unrivalled wildlife experience providing fascinating insights into the complex ecosystems of the South African bushveld.

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Mini Bar
  • Shower
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Private Pool / Jacuzzi

What to Expect

Royal Malewane and its three luxury lodges in South Africa’s Greater Kruger National Park exude the romance and beauty of a bygone age while offering every modern comfort and unrivalled game viewing with one of the most qualified guiding teams in Africa. Guests enjoy three accommodation options at Royal Malewane. The Lodge which is more classic in style, The Farmstead which is more contemporary, and Waterside which brings a splash of colour above the banks of a bustling waterhole. Africa House, the Farmhouse and Waterside House are Royal Malewane’s spacious private bush villas which are perfect for groups travelling together.

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Luxury Suite | Malewane Lodge

Boasting unparalleled views, Malewane Lodge’s six palatial rooms are the pinnacle of refinement and opulence in game lodge accommodation. Luxuriously appointed and fully air-conditioned, they provide an elegant colonial-style refuge in the heart of the bush. Each room accommodates two guests and enjoys private wooden decks, rim-flow pools and thatched gazebos. The main room contains a fireplace, beautiful dark wooden furniture and canopied king-size bed. Bathrooms are extravagantly sized, full of light and the epitome of indulgence. Enjoy the huge Victorian-style bath and shower inside or out. Elevated walkways link the rooms to the main lodge. Only the wildlife will witness you relaxing in this ultra-private, ultra-luxurious game lodge accommodation.


Royal Suite | Malewane Lodge

Space and splendour characterise these two suites. Each one of our suites can house four people in fine safari accommodation style, with acres of room for relaxing, dining, sleeping and bathing. A huge outside deck complete with pool allows you to make the most of the wild beauty of the surroundings and enjoy the warmth of the sunshine in complete privacy. Inside, the décor is classic colonial bush style, brimming with old world elegance that is perfectly suited to luxury safari accommodation. Wonderful antiques, paintings and curios are richly evocative of a leisured and luxurious past, whilst the secluded location provides a dreamy romantic escape unsurpassed in its peace and tranquility.

Africa House | Malewane Lodge

Africa House is an exclusive-use villa at Royal Malewane that sleeps up to 12 guests. Africa House is a spacious and elegant, bush villa with six en-suite bedrooms either side of a central courtyard. All rooms are air-conditioned and en-suite with twin vanity cabinets, generous Victorian-style bathtub and walk-in shower. Each room also has its own private deck and outside shower with spectacular views of the bush. Guests at Africa House enjoy their own private services which means complete flexibility on your family holiday. Not only will you get your own private chef and housekeeping team, but you’ll have your own dedicated game ranger, tracker and private game drive vehicle.

Luxury Farm Suite | The Farmstead

There are three Luxury Farm Suites at The Farmstead. Each has a spacious bedroom and an en-suite bathroom with a bath and a shower, as well as an outdoor shower. There are large front and back verandahs as well as a beautiful deck and a private pool overlooking the bush where animals roam freely. Each Luxury Farm Suite is 182 square metres (1960 square feet) including front and back verandahs and deck. Children over 10 are welcome in the Luxury Farm Suites.

The Farmhouse | The Farmstead

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.

Luxury Suite | Waterside

Waterside’s four extra-large Luxury Suites exude an effortless elegance and welcome children of all ages. These one bedroomed suites are 100m² / 1,076ft2 and can be made up as a twin or a king configuration. Jewel-toned oriental rugs cloak the floors, thatch peeks out between ceiling beams, private plunge pools beckon on expansive decks with views over the bush (and sometimes visiting elephants). All of Waterside’s luxurious freestanding suites are linked up to the lodge’s reception, dining areas, library and spa via paths that are illuminated at night. Rooms can be made up as a twin or a king configuration. Children of all ages are welcome in the Luxury Suites should a private vehicle be booked – subject to availability.

Baobab Suite | Waterside

The Baobab Suite at Waterside has two bedrooms and measures 60m² / 646ft2 per room with a bathroom and central lounge leading out to a private deck and plunge pool. This suite truly captivates the tranquility of the African bush and creates a space for you and your loved ones to unwind in harmony with nature.​ All of Waterside’s luxurious freestanding suites are linked up to the lodge’s reception, dining areas, library and spa via paths that are illuminated at night. Children of all ages are welcome in the Baobab Suite.

Aloe Room | Waterside

The one-bedroom Aloe Rooms each have their own glittering private plunge pool and extended living areas and measure 41,08m2 / 442ft2 per room. Speaking to the bold, seasonal hues of the bush, the Aloe Rooms are in perfect harmony with their natural surroundings. They are linked up to the lodge’s reception, dining areas, library and spa via illuminated pathways. Children of all ages are welcome in the Aloe Rooms should a private vehicle be booked – subject to availability.

Waterside House | Waterside

This exclusive private villa at Waterside is spacious and elegant with vibrantly natural furnishings with a 300m2 / 3,229ft2 private deck, plunge pool and outside barbeque. Light floods into the four en-suite bedrooms, each of which enjoys a private deck. Antique furniture, plush silk furnishings and Persian rugs create an exotic and luxurious feel. Children of all ages are welcome in Waterside House. This comfortable private bush villa is also linked up to the lodge’s reception, dining areas, library and spa via illuminated pathways.

Game Drives

Game drives are the signature activity on any African safari. On game drive, guests head out on a 10 seater specialised safari Land Rover with an expert ranger and tracker. The vehicles are optimised for game viewing and at Royal Malewane we take a maximum of 6 on each vehicle for optimal comfort. To view game is to lose yourself in a powerful and startling drama. During a game viewing excursion, your senses sharpen, excitement grows, you draw close to the most remarkable animals as they hunt, play and sleep. Game drives at Royal Malewane are tailored to suit your interests, so you can track your favourite animal or see the birds, flowers or trees that you love most.

On a typical day on safari, guests will be woken by their ranger before sunrise. Sunrise and sunset are times when many animals are at their most active before and after the heat of the day arrives and chases much of the wildlife into repose. After a quick cup of coffee and a light snack, the morning game drive begins. Game drives usually last between 3 and 4 hours. After morning game drive, guests will be served a hearty breakfast following which guests can relax or enjoy other activities. Afternoon game drives set off at around 4pm and often go on after dark so that guests can see some of Africa’s nocturnal creatures. Guests will return to camp for a sumptuous dinner under the stars if the weather permits.

Bush Walks

For those that want to get even closer to nature, our highly qualified rangers and trackers will lead guests on foot through the wild African bush. Stroll among the Big 5 (lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalos) and glean rare insights into our natural world, focusing not only on animals, but on the biodiversity of habitats and plant life. Bush walks generally leave after breakfast and your early morning game drive.


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  • 24-hour Security
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Internet Access
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