As its name suggests, the treatment you can expect at Royal Malewane is nothing short of royal. Situated in the Thornybush Private Game Reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National Park, it boasts personalised service, an extraordinary location and outstanding game viewing. Accommodating only 20 guests, it offers seclusion and exclusivity.Two of the six suites, each sleeping 4 people, provide additional privacy and luxury. Africa House, which can accommodate up to 12 guests, is set discreetly apart from the main lodge and is perfect for families or friends travelling together. Each beautifully finished suite has it’s own private deck.
The main lodge is styled with colonial grandeur. Protected by thatched roofs, the open-sided decks are surrounded by lush vegetation and the sounds of birdcall. Comfortable seating is dotted around the decks, providing idyllic spots from where passing wildlife can be viewed. In the cooler months, the intimate lounge provides a cosy retreat.
Rangers who share their excitement and love of the African bushveld guide the game drives. Going the extra mile to find rate sightings of game, they also impart extensive knowledge about the flora and birdlife of the region. A walking safari with experienced trackers provides an authentically African way of exploring the small wonders of nature. For photography enthusiasts and photography professionals, a customised photographic vehicle affords unique opportunities to capture Africa’s wildlife on film. Each season and each time of day exposes different kinds of game. Evening and nighttime game drives are an exciting way to experience the nocturnal habits of wildlife.
A rim-flow swimming pool juts out into the African bushveld, inviting guests to quell the heat. The restorative Royal Malewane Bush Spa offers indulgent treatments by qualified therapists in a serenely spectacular setting. For those who like to work up a sweat before having their treatment, a gym, heated lap pool, steam room or Jacuzzi are available.
Mealtimes offer a special kind of indulgence, and gourmet dinners that are served al fresco are more an experience than a meal. Noted as being a “most upmarket safari” by previous guests, you can be sure of absolute satisfaction.