- Type: Lodge
- Summary: A Neo Classical luxury refuge deep in the bush
- Feature: The Royal Malewane Bush Spa is one of the best in the bush
- Rooms: 6 Luxury Suites, the Royal Suite and Malewane Suite
- Star rating: 5 Star
- Nearest airport: Hoedspruit Airport
Location and transfer
1 hour, 30 minutes from Johannesburg Airport by light aircraft and private car transfer.
For a wonderfully romantic dinner, the Bedouin Tent is an exquisite venue for lavish bush dining. Twinkling lanterns help set the mood for this intimate affair and, of course, the food is top class. The background music, meanwhile, is a harmonious blend of choral verse and calls of the wild as their nighttime adventures begin. Round off the meal with a fireside nightcap, exchanging tales with fellow romantic souls, a trillion stars above.
Royal Malewane offers an exceptional safari experience, including traditional game-drives, as well as photographic and birding safaris, all accompanied by expert trackers and rangers. The wildlife is phenomenal - over 130 mammals and 300 bird species of varying size, colour and shape! Guests are encouraged to discover the bush at their own pace and game-drives are designed to match interests, whether it's plantlife, a certain bird or the 'Big Five' you really want to see. Experience the drama on foot or in the comfort of a 4WD - then look, listen, smell and find amazing creatures great and small.
Spa & Wellness
Royal Malewane Bush Spa is one of the best in the bush and offers therapeutic massages and luxurious body treatments. Facilities include a heated lap pool, treatment rooms, a steam room, hot and cold baths, a hair salon, Jacuzzi and private casitas. Healthy juices, snacks and full wi-fi internet access, a gym and a courtyard in which to relax complete the picture.
Dining & Gourmet
A unique feature of Royal Malewane is the Kosher Kitchen, where specially trained chefs use the finest kosher ingredients to prepare authentic food following strict kitchen guidelines. Advance notice is essential and additional charges apply, depending on whether you require the services of a Rabbi or Mashgiach.
Get the maximum out of your wildlife photography by hiring Royal Malewane's specialised photographic vehicle. It comes complete with two 360-degree swivel chairs, a third row, gimble heads for an additional two photographers and, of course, the guidance and expertise of the lodge's Game Rangers, all expert photographers themselves and keen to offer practical assistance and top tips, gained from their own experiences. Advance bookings required.
Surround yourself with the romance of the African bush for a unique wedding day. The warm nature of the staff and fabulous Colonial-style setting - ideal for spectacular wedding photographs - ensure Royal Malewane is the perfect venue for a memorable wedding. Please contact your Travel Consultant for further information.
In between your twice-daily game-drives, how about a horse-riding safari or a 'Cascades and Canyon' helicopter trip? There's also the option to play a challenging round of golf at Leopard's Creek Championship Golf Estate, which borders Crocodile River and is home to animals such as impala and giraffes. Staff will be more than happy to arrange additional excursions during your stay here.