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Royal Malewane

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Somerville, Massachusetts
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Royal Malewane is the most beautiful and luxurious place we have ever been. (It is probably the most beautiful and luxurious place anyone has ever been.) 1. Our guide Nicola and tracker Bennett gave us an extraordinary game experience. Because the animals are "relaxed," the range rover can get within a few feet of them. Imagine that you're in the...

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Hingham
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I can not say enough great things about this lodge. Under Edward's leadership, the people made our stay so memorable. Riaan and Shadrack were a great guide/tracker team. We saw so much game and learned so much about animal behavior. They were calm under fire when we encountered a black rhino who was protecting her baby. The...

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Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewed 1 August 2016

An amazing and unforgettable experience for my family., we have three kids ages 8 to 13. Since we were traveling with another family we all stayed at the Africa House. Incredible, the decor of the house and the hotel is of great taste, all the staff members were very nice and talented, they are great dancers! the food was delicious...

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Granada Hills
Reviewed 27 July 2016

This was our second three night safari experience in a row and we couldn't have ended our trip on a higher note! 5 Star luxury accommodations, first class gourmet food and service along with ranger (Piet) and tracker (Patrick) who were incomparable. If you want to "rough it" this is not for you, but if you want adventure with comfort...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Royal Malewane is a visually stunning property! The massive lounge/living room area is decorated with elegant furnishings. One of my favorite pieces was a spectacular, cut-velvet couch in a striking shade of green There are unique, gorgeous, regal looking, high-backed chairs. Compelling art pieces are everywhere you look. The guest suites are absolutely beautiful and immaculately clean. General Manager, Edward...

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Reviewed 13 July 2016

The Royal Malewane was quite possibly the nicest experience we have ever had traveling as a family. Our two teenage girls, my wife and I had an amazing time. The lodge is intimate, with few rooms, amazingly friendly staff and beautiful surroundings. The twice daily game drives were to be remembered for a lifetime. The food was to die for...

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

Dear Mike S Thank you and your family for writing this wonderful review of your stay at Royal Malewane. We love having families to stay with us and it is always fun when the elephants drop in for drinks. Thank you again for staying with us and we hope that we can welcome you back to Royal Malewane or one...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Wow! Amazing! Fabulous! Royal Malewane is a great Lodge to stay at while you experience the South African Bush. Our suite was fabulous, the house staff amazing. Grace-your soups are to die for Michael- the meals were amazing Mbuso-thank you for taking such good care of us. Peti and Patrick- our driver and tracker-can't say enough about these 2, we...

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

Dear indi12324 Thank you for your effusive words about Royal Malewane which we have shared with the entire team who are delighted. We are certainly very lucky to have such an amazing team - thank you for acknowledging them. And we hope to welcome you back to Royal Malewane in the not too distant future. Kindest regards Edward Morton General...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 2 July 2016

Last year we visited Royal Malewane and fell in love with its many wonderful features. If this is your first Safari (our third year in a row) please understand that the greatest danger is not the animals, rather it is the very large thorns abundant on the ever present Acacias. None of us had a problem, but one must be...

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

Dear GaryFleishman Thank you very much for taking the time to write this insightful review into your stay with us at Royal Malewane. We are delighted that you once again enjoyed your stay and that you had a good wildlife experience with Mumps and Ryan. That bond between a ranger and a tracker is a very special one indeed. We...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Royal Malewane provided the ultimate safari experience. We saw the "Big Five" every day, thanks to our amazing tracker and guide. We also had the experience of a lifetime when 12 elephants took a drink from our plunge pool while we were sitting on the deck! In addition to the amazing bush drives, we indulged in total luxury when back...

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

Dear kmparent Thank you very much for your wonderful review and for staying with us - it's a rare treat when the elephants stop in for a drink. We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us at Royal Malewane and we hope that we can welcome you back to the bush one day soon or to one of...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Royal Malewane was a dream come true.. The staff was amazing. The service, the food, the game drives were beyond top notch!! For those wanting a true luxurious African experience; you will not be disappointed.. It was eyond my expectations!!!

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

Dear Review027 Many thanks for your kind words about Royal Malewane and our team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kindest regards Edward Morton General Manager | Royal Malewane Royal Malewane is a member of The Royal Portfolio

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Minibar
Internet
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
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: €2,939 - €3,184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Royal Malewane 5*
Number of rooms: 10
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