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Royal Malewane, Accommodation in Kruger National Park

With a name like Royal Malewane, this Thornybush Game Reserve featured lodge has got to be exclusive. Yes, this private safari destination is located in the Greater Kruger National Park and features some of the best accommodation and hotel facilities in Africa. 

Unrivalled game viewing, top notch service and fine dining make Royal Malewane a safari venue worth booking this summer.  We offer the best honeymoon package deals to the Kruger, as well as family safari vacations in large luxury villas.

Royal Malewane has accommodation for everyone: 6 luxury suites, 2 royal suites, Africa House, the Farmhouse and the Farmstead.  Luxury suites are ideal for two guests escaping into the wilderness alone, the royal suites have two bedrooms each so ideal for family adventures into Africa, and the large, opulent Africa House is an exclusive, all-inclusive villa of 6 bedrooms and plenty of living space.

This Thornybush Game Reserve safari loge is a Royal Portfolio highlight and boasts irresistible foods, wines and activities for all. This is truly a safari experience at the very top end of the market and should get more than 5 stars. Royal Malewane sets the bar so high in the safari accommodation league that it stands out like a shining beacon. 

Spend wonderful family nights at the Royal Malewane Lodge for one of the best together experiences ever – inclusive of luxury accommodation, impeccable service, knowledgeable, insightful, flexible and helpful trackers and game rangers, plus mouth-watering foods. Think ‘Out of Africa’ style but with modern conveniences and thrilling additions such as dinner in the “bush” where kids get to see, hear and smell the wilderness. 

Game drives are incredibly satisfying, tracking certain animals and then finding them after going off road. Privileged guests get to view animals on their own in open safari vehicles and only 2 vehicles are allowed at one sighting at any time. This is your private experience in a setting where you can feel comfortable, safe and loved. What’s more, you will see the Big 5 and so much more! This is a perfectly run operation. 

This is what you get at Royal Malewane, just because: comfy king bed, luxury linens and pillows, and plush towels are top notch. Both terry and silk robes, slippers, tote bag, snacks, and drinks and a daily laundry service included. The jeep provides blankets and binoculars. This game lodge has a distinct kosher food option, the chef’s separate kosher kitchen is divided in half (dairy and meat). Every meal is a culinary masterpiece prepared to precise expectations and specifications. 

We know that safari vacations at the flawless Royal Malewane are truly unforgettable, setting the stage for an incredible trip to South Africa’s Private Thornybush Game Reserve in the heart of Big 5 country. This is an experience that exceeds the highest of expectations, thanks to its world class standards, relaxation, friendliness, and warmth – that all count when you are on safari in the Kruger.

The lodge and dining areas are open to the fresh environment, established on the edge of a waterhole where animals of all varieties come on a regular basis. There is a large gym, lap pool, hot tub, and Spa. 



Royal Malewane is made for royalty thanks to all its special five-star facilities and entertainment for guests when they are not out game viewing or walking. Safari visitors can enjoy the spa, fully equipped gym, heated pool, steam room, lodge bar, restaurant and swimming pool, or read a book on the extensive decks. 

Food is high class international tastes and African flavours and even Kosher guests are recognised. Ask the chef for your dietary requirements and he will gladly oblige. Order your flat white or vintage wine and it will appear in a jiffy wherever you are at that time.

This safari lodge is ultra-elegant and modern with a traditional twist radiating from the décor and design, the focus being on the game drives, the wildlife encounters and the stunning wilderness landscape around you. 

Royal Malewane is easily located in the Thornybush Private Game Reserve on Kruger’s western boundary and we can organise your all-inclusive package deal to make life easier for you. Exclusive accommodation in a luxury suite, all meals, all drinks, safari activities and more, simply ask us to customise your safari vacation deal to Kruger.

Accommodation at Royal Malewane varies:

  • The Main Lodge – a traditional and sumptuous safari venue with just six Luxury Suites, two Royal Suites (with two bedrooms each. Luxury suites are lavish, elegant and super modern with every mod con under the sun. Vast decks with private plunge pools and views, plus tasteful classic décor that befits a palace bedroom. Royal suites get special attention from private staff.
  • The Farmstead – an intimate and more fashionable accommodation venue, just a short drive from the Main Lodge, featuring three Luxury Farm Suites, and The Farmhouse – a three-and-a-half-bedroom private villa. The three Luxury Farm Suites at The Farmstead are enormous with front and back patios and swimming pools for the kids. The Farmhouse is again private and luxurious, made for a total break from life’s frenzy, into the glamourous wildness where wild animals roam. 
  • Rooms in Africa House are uniquely designed and decorated with their own outside showers and decks. Imported Indian furnishings and materials add exotic chic opulence to this out of the world accommodation for a group. 

Enjoy twice daily game drives with expert and kind game rangers and trackers, mind blowing bush walks and fun drinks and breaks in special areas out in the wilderness to take time to absorb the beauty of just being in nature. 

Amazing Holiday Packages including Royal Malewane

From $2,508



  • Swimming pool
  • Game drives
  • Bush walks
  • Spa, gym


  • Conservation and community levies per person per day
  • Spa Treatments
  • Transfers to and from the reserve
  • Private Game Drive Vehicle
  • Boutique purchases
  • Telephone Calls
  • Kosher Meals
  • Photographic equipment.

the royal bathroom interior with golden mirrors at Royal Malewane in Kruger Park
that include this property


  • Dining room, lounge
  • Veranda
  • Plasma screen TV, DVD player, Satellite TV
  • Swimming pool, sundeck
  • Bar
  • Spa (at Main Lodge)
  • Fitness centre (at Main Lodge).
  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Air-conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Underfloor heating
  • Exclusive complimentary toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Viewing deck
  • Plunge pool.

Facilities Available at Africa House 

  • Barbeque/braai area
  • DVDs, library
  • Bar
  • Lounge
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair accessible rooms


  • Delightful Bush Tent Dinners are African feasts of traditional and international dishes enjoyed in the romance of glowing lanterns 
  • The Farmhouse at The Farmstead is an exclusive use villa with three bedrooms, private chef, housekeeper, butler, safari vehicle, ranger and tracker
  • All drinks are included in the rate – boutique wines and the largest whisky selection of any safari lodge
  • Africa House is a 6-bedroomed villa boasting carved four-poster beds from Mombasa, plush silk furnishings and exotic Persian rugs 
  • Wildlife sightings exceed all expectations here, with more than the Big 5, on game drives and walks.

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