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Royal Malewane

70.8 km from Kruger National Park centre
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Avoca Road, Thornybush Reserve, Limpopo | Limpopo Province, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Los Angeles
Reviewed 16 March 2016

The Royal Malewane is fabulous! No words can describe the beauty, attention to detail, service, amenities, or the quality. They anticipate your every need! It's decorated in old world and opulent style that feels special. The meals are exquisite with beautiful presentation and table settings. The chefs are world class. The spa treatments and staff are great including my manicure...

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TheRoyalPortfolio, General Manager at Royal Malewane, responded to this review

Dear Kathy G Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review of Royal Malewane. It was a great pleasure having you stay with us - we have shared your kind words with the entire team and we hope that we can welcome you back to Royal Malewane or one of the other Royal Portfolio properties...

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Best holiday we ever had, great lodge, great people, great service (Best rangers) Will definitely go back there. have been in other lodges, this one is very special, i have never been to the animals this close before, never felt at danger, professional rangers and trackers made it very enjoyable for us.

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Dear Levent N Thank you for your lovely review of Royal Malewane. Thank you for staying with us and at our sister properties, the team is so delighted to hear that you had an amazing stay. We appreciate the review and are delighted that you enjoyed all the aspects of the lodge. It was an absolute pleasure having you stay...

Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

Royal Malewane is without a doubt, pure luxury in an incredible environment. I visited with my boyfriend having already spent 4 nights in other luxury lodges in SA. Royal Malewane surpassed the high expectations we already had. The team were so detail and service focused and appeared to genuinely enjoy spending time with each other, the animals and us. They...

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Dear Kate R Thank you for taking the time to write this truly amazing review about your stay at Royal Malewane. The whole team will be thrilled to read that you had such an unforgettable experience - thank you for celebrating your birthday with us in the bush. It was an absolute pleasure having you stay with us and we...

Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Ok so let's get this out of the way first thing - Royal Malewane is 'eye-wateringly' expensive. BUT IMHO worth every penny! From the somewhat absurd ritual of your team waving at you on arrival (just feels a bit convoluted) to the amazing location, to watching Giraffes, Buffalo and warthogs nudge each other for a bit of space at the...

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Dear Mark R Thank you this wonderful, well written and honest review of your stay at Royal Malewane. We have shared it with the whole team who are delighted by your kind words and constructive feedback - we can always improve. Royal Malewane is unashamedly expensive but we certainly strive to provide value for money for our discerning guests. It...

Medford, New Jersey
Reviewed 7 February 2016

We wanted to experience South Africa without "roughing it". The Royal Malewane provided a comfortable, elegant experience in the heart of Krueger National Park. The lodge itself was delightful, the accommodations so very comfortable, and the restaurant was top notch. We lacked for nothing yet saw all of the African wildlife we desired. We would recommend it to anyone!

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Dear Nancy S Thank you so much for this truly wonderful review. And thank you for staying with us. The team is delighted to hear that you had an amazing stay and that we could contribute to your incredible experience. It was an absolute pleasure having you stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back to Royal...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 February 2016

The Royal Malewane is an outstanding safari lodge that makes for a holiday of a life time whether as a couple or with teenage kids. My husband and I stayed here 6 years ago and had such a fantastic time, that we came back with our teenage boys for a special family holiday. An they loved it as much as...

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Dear 1Jacquie1 Thank you for taking the time to write this truly amazing review about your stay at Royal Malewane. The whole team will be thrilled to read that you had such a fantastic experience on your return to Royal Malewane with the rest of your family. It was an absolute pleasure having you stay with us and we look...

Milan, Italy
Reviewed 20 January 2016

It is a luxury lodge, not only because of the food, suite, decoration, spa, but also because of their service. I was surprised with all the details in decoration, in the food, in the way the staff threats you and makes you feel so confortable than you do not want to leave. We were expecting a great place but it...

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Dear CataManzanares Thank you for taking the time to write this amazing review of your stay at Royal Malewane. The whole team will be thrilled to read that you had such a fantastic experience, it is truly amazing when the elephants join you for a drink at your room pool. Thank you for celebrating your husband’s birthday with us in...

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 20 January 2016

From the minute we arrived, we knew our stay would be special. The entire staff greeted us with cold towels and a refreshing drink. We received a safety talk (as you are out in the bush, and danger lurks!) and then shown to our rooms. Jo-lene made sure we knew where everything in our room was and how to use...

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Dear nyc2pdx Thank you so much for this truly incredible review of Royal Malewane. We are so delighted to hear that you had such a memorable time. We have shared your comments with our entire team who were delighted to read them. It was an absolute pleasure having you stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back...

Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 January 2016

Simply the most incredible place I have ever had the privilege of staying. Our lodge was utterly breathtaking; the setting, the interiors, the huge & extremely comfortable four poster bed, the indoor & outdoor showers, the fact that our room was checked & refreshed each & every time we left etc; we really couldn't have asked for more. Being gluten...

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Dear Laura H Thank you so much for your most wonderful review of your recent stay with us at Royal Malewane.We really appreciate you taking the time to write that. We are delighted to hear that you had such an amazing time and will certainly pass on your kind words to the whole team. It was an absolute pleasure having...

North Bovey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

Where do I begin......just a fabulous place to visit! Beautiful suites with the most amazing showers! Our ranger Antony and tracker Terrance took us on brilliant game drives, we saw Wilderbeest, buffalo, Impala, kudu, elephants, zebra, leopards, lion, and lionesses, giraffe, hippo, hyena, rhino, warthog plus more. We experienced seeing some of these animals in a very natural way, such...

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Dear Nikki1505 Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Royal Malewane in the Greater Kruger National Park. We are delighted to hear that you had such a great stay with us and that you had such amazing wildlife sightings while you were here. The whole team will be thrilled to read that you had such a fantastic experience,...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Royal Malewane is an exclusive private safari lodge in the Greater Kruger National Park. The guiding team is one of the most qualified in Africa which means that your Big 5 safari experience will be unsurpassed. Royal Malewane has 6 luxury suites, 2 Royal Suites and Africa House. The Royal Suites each have 2 bedrooms while Africa House is an exclusive use, 6 bedroom bush villa. As part of The Royal Portfolio, Royal Malewane offers guests the highest levels of luxury, exceptional cuisine and personalised service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Royal Malewane

Address: Avoca Road, Thornybush Reserve, Limpopo | Limpopo Province, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Price Range: RM14,633 - RM15,685 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Royal Malewane 5*
Number of rooms: 10
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