Royal Malewane Luxury Safari Lodge

Embark on an exclusive African safari adventure at Royal Malewane, where luxury and seclusion meet unrivaled wildlife encounters in The Greater Kruger National Park. Choose from three luxury safari lodges or private bush villas. Enjoy classic safari vibes, intimate experiences, and exquisite dining while surrounded by Africa’s Big Five and the breathtaking bushveld scenery.

Situated within the Thornybush Private Game Reserve in Greater Kruger National Park, Royal Malewane offers an intimate safari experience in a vast wilderness. Enjoy the raised-deck pool, lounge areas adorned with Persian rugs, and a spa that uses local products in earthenware treatment rooms. With guaranteed Big Five sightings and activities like hot air ballooning and horseback rides through Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate, the reserve offers an array of adventures.

Royal Malewane offers three distinct luxury safari lodges, each with its unique style: Malewane, Farmstead, and Waterside. Additionally, there are three exclusive-use private bush villas: Africa House, The Farmhouse, and Waterside House. The lodges and villas provide an exquisite blend of design and hospitality, ensuring utmost comfort and privacy. Expect classic safari charm with touches of homey elegance.

Experience the wild heart of the African bush in comfort, style and seclusion with a perfect stay at one of Royal Malewane’s three luxury safari lodges.



Luxury safari lodge in Thornybush Private Game Reserve.

No of Rooms

Varies, offering upscale accommodations.

Style of accommodation

Classic and opulent design.

Child Policy

Children of all ages are welcome.


  • Game drives
  • Guided activities
  • Full board accommodation (including meals)
  • Local beverages
  • Laundry service


  • Premium alcoholic beverages
  • Spa treatments
  • Gratuities

Royal Malewane provides exhilarating game viewing expeditions in South Africa’s renowned bushveld. The reserve is home to Africa’s Big Five: Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo, and Rhino. Expert rangers and one of only two Master Trackers in South Africa enhance your safari experience. Each suite features a private viewing deck and plunge pool for ultimate privacy and solitude. Rejuvenate at the spa and gym while taking in panoramic bush views during indoor and outdoor treatments conducted by internationally qualified therapists.

Savor silver service dining in a laid-back atmosphere at Royal Malewane. Delight in dishes like perfectly roasted lamb shanks atop mashed potatoes, complemented by local gin cocktails. The culinary experience can extend to up to six courses. Conclude your evening at the whiskey bar, boasting one of the best selections in the bush. This is an exclusive getaway for those who appreciate privacy, personalized service, and the best of African game viewing. VIPs can even arrive incognito via helicopters or executive jets.

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