Guests per Safari Vehicle
Royal Malewane Africa House lies within a private game reserve bordering on the world-renowned Kruger National Park. Just a short distance from the prominent Drakensberg Mountains, Africa House has incredible sweeping bushveld views uplifted by this spectacular natural backdrop. Africa House is totally exclusive – for those seeking privacy, exclusivity, luxury. It operates as a secluded private-use safari home and balances a steady equilibrium between the ultimate in elegant luxury and easy-going camaraderie. Africa House is Royal Malewane’s ideal option for families travelling together or private groups of up to 12 guests.
Children of all ages are welcomed by an enthusiastic team of friendly faces at Africa House. The 6 private suites are conducive to a relaxed family safari experience all the while managing to show off all the bells and whistles of top-end luxury. The spacious outside pool with views over forests of gnarled Marula Trees attract herds of elephant not only to the thirst-quenching smell of fresh water, but also to the Marula berries – an elephant’s irresistible temptation. There is nothing more truly African than sharing a drink with an African elephant!
The house is kitted out with board games and puzzles and deep sofas affront a television to entertain the children. Adults then have the space to indulge in exclusive peace over a glass of French Champagne or treat themselves to a therapeutic massage at the Royal Malewane Bush Spa, consistently voted the best spa experience in Africa.
By the end of your stay you will consider your private butler, chef, and ranger as part of your family and what’s more the affectionate feelings will most likely be genuinely mutual.
Walking through the fortress-like doors into the confidently eclectic interior of Africa House, injects an immediate wanderlust to explore the rest of the spacious villa. The interior design at Royal Malewane Africa House is stylishly fun. The kaleidoscope of colours in each of the six suites, make bold cultural statements. Hand-crafted beds have been brought all the way from Mombasa and the view from each king-size throne outperform the next.
Africa House is uniquely placed in the heart of the lively wilderness which makes for an unbeatable bush orchestra and incredible birding opportunities. It is also just a short drive from the main lodge giving guests the option of using the luxurious spa and gym facilities in between game drives.
There are few lodges that can offer guests such quality wildlife sightings. Highly qualified guide and tracker teams at Africa House tailor each game drive to suit your interests, interpreting the immense biodiversity of the surroundings within the 11 500-hectare reserve. Photography is a passion for many of the Royal Malewane guides and they are enthusiastic about assisting guests with their photographic requirements. Especially unique to Royal Malewane Africa House’s safari experience is the healthy population of black rhino on the reserve. This is an extremely rare and shy species and a sighting should be considered a once-in-a-lifetime privilege.
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.
All ages welcome
All ages welcome
Hoedspruit – Eastgate Airport
5.5 hours from Johannesburg
40 minutes from Hoedspruit
Thornybush Game Reserve, South Africa
All ages welcome