Luxury, in its purest form, transcends both the material and the sensual. It is a pannier for the soul, suspended quietly in space and time, high above life’s familiar course.
The joys of a bygone era await you at Royal Malewane, situated within the greater Kruger National Park in South Africa.
Accommodating a maximum of 16 guests in the utmost colonial splendour, Royal Malewane is an exclusive getaway for those who value privacy, personalised service and the best game viewing Africa has to offer.
The main camp complex is the heart of Royal Malewane. African thatched-roof buildings house the library, shop, dining and reception areas.
Furnished with rich antiques and Persian carpets, every fitting creates the feel of original colonial elegance.
There is a wonderful new gym and spa facility offering health and skincare therapy by an internationally qualified in-house therapist.
Guests may enjoy a treatment of their choice at the luxurious spa or in the sala, with only nature surrounding them. Alternatively, they may relax with a treatment in the complete privacy of their own suite.
Royal Malewane’s luxurious accommodations redefine the concept of solitude.
Accommodation at Royal Malewane:
Each of the six freestanding and private suites rests in harmony with its magnificent surroundings with a rich deck wood terrace, thatched gazebo and spillway pool finding easy residence in nature.
The colonial style of the lodge is especially visible inside the suites, which features a palatial air-conditioned bedroom/sitting room with a fireplace, antique furniture and canopied king-size bed as well as an extravagant bathroom with a window-side Victorian bath and indoor and outdoor showers.
The suites luxurious interior appointments draw inspiration from the grand colonial ethos; neo-classical refuge in the raw uncompromising bush.
Here, after a long day of exhilarating game viewing, you can journey into dream’s domain draped in Ralph Lauren linen, as the lion-roars echo through your window of stars.
Elevated walkways link the suites to the main camp with the African sky your ceiling.
The Royal and Malewane Suite:
The plains of Africa are stage to an age-old drama; the perpetual tale of the hunter and the hunted.
Watch this gripping epic unfold before your eyes from the bush velds ultimate vantage point Royal Malewanes Royal Suite.
Stretching out majestically in the shade of Acacia thorn and boasting panoramic views, the Royal Suite is the pinnacle of refinement and opulence and is the largest in Africa at 210 square meters.
This ultra luxurious private hideaway accommodates four guests in two en-suite rooms, private lounge and dining facilities.
Complimentary services include a private butler and chef, masseuse and private game drives.
Dining is a grand affair with the very best china, silver and crystal set against crisp white napery. Only the wildlife witnesses guests relaxing in the private Jacuzzi and pool.
Guests wishing to arrive incognito may request the use of a helicopter or executive jet.
Game viewing at Royal Malewane provides guests with the best opportunities for seeing the natural abundance of big game on the 12000 ha Reserve, home of the Big Five lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino.
Over 250 recorded bird species are also to be found in the Reserve.
Game viewing is tailored to guests individual needs, either by open Land Rover or on foot.
Our expert ranger and master tracker (one of only two in South Africa) accompany the guests.
The order of the day is usually:
- Early morning game drive followed by a leisurely breakfast.
- Thereafter, guests can enjoy the luxury of the camp before lunch is served.
- An afternoon game drive and sun downers follow the sumptuous high tea, culminating in a night drive in search of exciting nocturnal game.
- Dinner is served under the African sky or with silver and crystal in the dining areas.
The dress code at Royal Malewane is informal. We recommend the following items:
General: Comfortable walking shoes, sun hat, sun screen, sunglasses, binoculars, camera and warm clothing for game drives.
Summer: Lightweight clothing in natural colours and bathing suit.
Winter: Warm clothing for evenings e.g. an insulated jacket, gloves and beanie.
Inclusive of: Accommodation, all meals and local beverages, private butler, private chef, private game drives and laundry. For groups of more than 10 guests, a second vehicle is charged at an additional fee of R7400.00 per day.
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.
- 8 to 4 weeks before arrival – 25% of total accommodation fee.
- 4 to 2 weeks before arrival – 50% of total accommodation fee.
- 2 weeks before arrival – 100% of total accommodation fee.
There are daily South African Express Airways flights departing from Cape Town and Johannesburg International Airports destined for Eastgate Airport near Hoedspruit.
Guests also have the option of chartering a flight directly into the reserve.
Travel by road:
Please refer to map.
Please note an entrance fee is payable at the gate.