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Royal Malewane

Hoedsprui, South Africa


Royal Malewane is a luxury safari lodge in South Africa’s Greater Kruger National Park that exudes the romance and beauty of a bygone age while offering every modern comfort and convenience. The classic safari experience is unsurpassed with unrivalled game viewing and the most qualified guiding team in Africa. Your exclusive adventure will provide detailed insights into the complex and fascinating ecosystems of the South African bushveld.


Situated in a private game reserve adjacent to the Kruger National park in the Thornybush Nature Reserve, it is in the heart of big game country. The closest airport to Royal Malewane is Hoedspruit but Royal Malewane is also easily accessible from Kruger Mpumulanga International Airport (KMIA) in Nelspruit.
Map co-ordinates: -24.518533, 31.161260


The thatched lodge has been beautifully decorated in an elegant, colonial style by one of South Africa's leading interior designers, with antiques, comfortable deep-cushioned couches, and Persian rugs.  The jewels of the Lodge are the Royal and Malewane Suites, the largest and most exclusive in Africa. These are ultra-lavish, private hideaways each accommodating 4 guests in two en suite rooms with private lounge and dining facilities and the complimentary services of a private butler, chef and up to four complimentary massages per suite per day.


  • The food, prepared by an award-winning chef, is an important part of the experience, with fine dining by candlelight in the dining room or by starlight in the boma against the backdrop of a crackling fire.
  • The Waters of Royal Malewane Bush Spa philosophy draws on the much-celebrated healing powers of water.
  • Game viewing at Royal Malewane provides guests with the best opportunities for seeing the natural abundance of big game, home of the “Big Five” lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino.
  • Defining the African experience are The Waters of Royal Malewane signature treatments. Completely unique and unashamedly indulgent, these treatments make use of rare indigenous oils and traditional ingredients to provide a sensory experience with an unforgettable African touch.

At A Glimpse

With up to 20 guests at a time, Royal Malewane, set on a private reserve within the greater Kruger area, assures you a delightfully exclusive safari experience.

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