Guests per Safari Vehicle
Royal Malewane offers an exceptional wildlife experience in extraordinary style and comfort.
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. The most qualified guiding team in Africa delivers an unrivalled wildlife experience providing fascinating insights into the complex ecosystems of the South African bushveld.
There are two accommodation options at Royal Malewane – Main Lodge which is more classic and grand in style and The Farmstead which is more intimate and contemporary.
Whichever style you choose, our expert guides will bring you thrillingly close to the Big Five. Indulge in sensual spa treatments and let the passion of our chefs delight you with nightly feasts under the African stars.
The lodge is easily accessible by air and road and is located in the Thornybush Private Game Reserve on the Western Border of The Greater Kruger National Park. The closest airport is Hoedspruit and there is a private landing strip at Royal Malewane called Jackalberry Airstrip.
The Main Lodge at Royal Malewane is a classic and luxurious safari lodge with just six Luxury Suites, two Royal Suites (which each have two bedrooms), and Africa House – our exclusive use villa with six bedrooms. The Farmstead at Royal Malewane is intimate and more contemporary in style and is just a 12-minute drive south of the Main Lodge. The Farmstead has three Luxury Farm Suites, and The Farmhouse – a three and a half bedroom private villa.
The private safari experience at Royal Malewane will delight and surprise. Wildlife is the focus of the safari experience but there is something to delight every taste at Royal Malewane. From the award-winning spa to the sumptuous cuisine.
Adjacent to the Greater Kruger National Park lies 11 500 hectares of pristine African bushveld, this is the Thornybush Game Reserve. The reserve is home to an abundance of species - 147 mammals including the "Big Five", 114 reptiles, 507 birds, 49 fish, 34 amphibians and 336 trees. The reserve is predominantly open savannah and with a near-perfect year-round climate, it is the ideal African safari holiday destination.
The classic bush landscape both absorbs and comforts you as if you’ve happened upon an old friend. A well-known destination for local and international visitors Thornybush has earned its reputation as one of the country’s finest bush experiences. Situated within 14 000 hectares of pristine wilderness, adjacent to the Kruger National Park, the Thornybush Nature Reserve is a true escape from the madness of city life. This haven, which is just over 5 hours’ drive from Johannesburg has scooped numerous world firsts, both for conservation and hospitality. Thornybush Game Reserve has evolved over the years into a visitor’s paradise. Bush lovers can saturate themselves, not only in the big five but also in the remarkable fauna and flora.
Hoedspruit – Eastgate Airport
5 hours 30 minutes from Johannesburg
25 minutes from Hoedspruit Airport
Royal Malewane, Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Hoedspruit, South Africa