Location: On a private game reserve located on the western fringe of the Kruger National Park, in the heart of southern Africa’s Big Five territory.
Rooms: 6 Luxury Suites, 2 Royal Suites and the Africa House with six bedrooms. Each of the private suites rests in harmony with its surroundings: rich deckwood, thatched gazebo shade and spillway pool water find easy residence with acacia thorn and combretum trees. Luxuriously appointed interiors with en suite bathroom facilities draw inspiration from the grand colonial ethos, a refuge from the surrounding wild bush. Joined only by wooden walkways and the glazed patina of the African sky, Royal Malewane’s luxurious accommodation redefines the concept of solitude.
Facilities: Restaurant, spa, gym, steam room, Jacuzzi.
Activities: Game drives & bush walks, hot air balloon rides, visiting local villages, helicopter tours, wildlife rehabilitation centre visits. Game drives & bush walks with your professional ranger will allow you to explore the beautiful African bush in style and safety, whilst back at the camp delicious cuisine and relaxation await you.
Children: Children over 10 are welcome in the Luxury Suites, unless all 6 Luxury Suites are booked for exclusive use in which case children of all ages are welcome. Children of all ages are welcome in the Royal Suites and at Africa House.
Our Opinion: One of the Kruger’s premier lodges, Royal Malewane is a superb base to explore the beautiful bush country with your ranger by 4×4 vehicle, including night game drives which allow a unique insight into the rarely seen world of the nocturnal animals such as the genet cat, wild cat and porcupine. First gazetted as a game reserve in 1898 and almost the size of Wales, the Kruger National Park is one of the oldest and largest wildlife parks in the world. There are a number of private game reserves hugging the western boundary of the park which further increase the total size of this remarkable wildlife area. With a huge variation in vegetation ranging from thick bush to open acacia and mopane scrubland, and with year round supplies of water from a number of rivers such as the Timbavati, Sabie and Olifants, the park and its neighbouring reserves play host to a spectacular variety of animals.