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Royal Malewane - South Africa
Set in the Thornybush Private Game Reserve in the Greater Kruger National Park in South Africa, Royal Malewane is where luxury meets wilderness – lavish colonial stylings combined with expert guides and trackers in a thriving wildlife haven. This is a wonderful option for larger groups, and one major feature here is the award-winning spa – be sure to spend some time getting pampered amidst tranquil surroundings.
In South Africa’s northernmost province of Limpopo, Royal Malewane sits among the bushveld of the Thornybush Private Game Reserve in South Africa.
Luxurious and exclusive, it can house twenty guests in its main lodge, which has six double suites and two two-bedroom suites. A few minutes’ drive away is the six-bedroom Africa House, which can house a further twelve people in one private group.
In the main lodge, the six colonial-style suites have their own infinity pools and thatched gazebos. The two-bedroom Royal and Malewane suites have outdoor decks and private pools, plus chef, butler, guide, tracker and personal safari vehicle. Each of the six bedrooms in Royal Malewane’s Africa House has four-poster beds, free-standing baths, a private deck and outside shower. Rooms are arranged around a central courtyard with cooling fountain, swimming pool and veranda.
Eat in the dining area or lounge, in the Boma, or by lantern-light in the Bedouin tent.
The Royal Malewane Bush Spa has a heated lap pool, Jacuzzi, gym and private casitas.
Location & Getting There
In South Africa’s northernmost province of Limpopo, against the backdrop of the Drakensburg Mountains, Royal Malewane sits among the bushveld of the Thornybush Private Game Reserve in South Africa.
Royal Malewane can house twenty guests in its main lodge, which has six double suites and two two-bedroom suites. A few minutes’ drive away is the self-contained six-bedroom Africa House, which can house a further twelve people in one private group.
Guests can enjoy game drives, photographic safaris and spa treatments.
The summer months (September to February) see more rain which means there are more insects about. Temperatures can be extremely hot and the bush is luxuriant and green which does make game viewing more tricky. However, for bird lovers there are many more birds to see at this time of year as well as all the migrant species and the bush itself is alive with sounds of crickets, frogs and birds. There are also many baby animals born around this time which can be the highlight of a game drive.
The winter months (May, June, and July) are a great time for good game viewing as the bush is quieter, drier and more open. Temperatures are more moderate, and you're more likely to be able to go off road for close-up viewing (and there are no insects to bother you)!
Children of all ages are welcome in the Royal Suite and the Malewane Suite at Royal Malewane if booked on an all inclusive basis (i.e. private chef, private butler, 4 complimentary massages and private game drives).