Game Lodge
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Accommodation in Thornybush Game Reserve

Royal Malewane Lodge

Luxury Safari Lodge at Royal Malewane

Experience the wild heart of Africa’s bushveld with luxury beyond compare. Royal Malewane luxury safari lodge in South Africa exudes the romance and beauty of a bygone age whilst offering every modern-day comfort and convenience. This is a unique, personalised adventure that offers you detailed insight into the complex and fascinating ecosystem of the bush. Let the expertise of our guides and trackers bring you thrillingly close to the Big Five; indulge in sensual treatments at our tranquil Bush Spa; let the passion of our chefs delight you with nightly feasts under the stars. Easily accessible by air and road, this magnificent South African game lodge is a haven of old-world charm and splendour.

There is a wonderful new gym and spa facility offering health and skincare therapy by internationally qualified in-house therapists. Guests may enjoy a treatment of their choice at the luxurious spa or in the sala, with only nature surrounding them. Alternatively, they may relax with a treatment in the complete privacy of their own suite.

Room Description

Set amongst indigenous vegetation, each suite has its own spectacular outdoor terrace with private pool and gazebo. The suites incorporate an air-conditioned bedroom/sitting room with fireplace, mini bar, antique canopied king-size bed and extravagant bathroom with a window-side Victorian bath and indoor and outdoor showers.

Royal Suite:  The largest and most exclusive in Africa. This ultra luxurious hideaway accommodates four guests in two en-suite rooms, with private lounge and dining facilities. Complimentary service includes a private butler and chef, masseuse and private game drives. Dining is a grand affair with the very best china, silver and crystal set against crisp white napery. Only the wildlife witness guests relaxing in the private Jacuzzi and pool. Guests wishing to arrive incognito may request the use of a helicopter and executive jet.

Inclusions / Exclusions

Rates Include:
Accommodation, all meals, local beverages, game drives.
Royal Suite and Malewane Suite include: Private butler, private chef, private masseuse and private game drives as well as 4 complimentary massages per suite per day

Rates Exclude:
Double Luxury Suite and Single Suite: Private chef, private butler, private masseuse and private game drives.

Extra information

Children: No children under 12 years allowed.

Activities (arranged by Central Reservations at an additional charge)

Valley of the Olifants: This tour features the Cheetah and Endangered Wildlife Breeding Project and the Blyde River Canyon where the Escarpment rears 1900m above the Lowveld.

Moholoholo- Wildlife Rehab Centre: A wide variety of birds and animals can be seen here, the injured and orphaned are nurtured and rehabilitated for release back to the wild wherever possible.

Helicopter Flights - Cascades & Canyon Spectacular:  Two and a half hour round trip that departs from the Royal Malewane Airstrip
(15 minutes from the lodge)

Horse Riding Safaris: The horse trails are conducted on the beautiful Moholoholo Mountain View Game Reserve bordering the Blyde River Canyon.

Mapusha Weavers Community Tour: Mapusha Weavers is a small group of local Shangaan and Mapulaneng Sotho women from the community of Rooiboklaagte in the nearby village of Acornhoek.

Elephant Back Safaris, Golf and Hot Air Ballooning.