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    Royal Malewane

    Royal Malewane is set in the Thornybush Private Game Reserve which shares unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park. Known for its expansive 14 000 hectares of wild natural territory, its exceptional Big 5 habitat offers some of the best game viewing in the country. Within the reserve, a full Big 5 sighting is not unlikely within the first 2 days of your safari. You can be assured of uncrowded safari encounters and noteworthy photographic opportunities with limited lodges and guests in the private reserve.

    Royal Malewane offers game viewing opportunities from private viewing decks in the comfort of your suite. When it’s time to head into the bush passionate guides and trackers at Royal Malewane offer insightful information on each game drive, explaining the ecosystem and how the smallest of creatures interact with and relate to the largest mammals. This offers an extraordinary glimpse into the wild and makes every sighting even more spectacular. Thornybush Game Reserve offers a range of exciting safari experiences and wildlife activities including bushwalks and night drives to explore the nocturnal animals of Africa.

    The Royal Malewane Bush Spa offers a 25m heated lap pool, three treatment rooms, fitness centre, steam room, African baths, and casitas. If you aren’t being served by a private chef and butler in the exclusive villas, enjoy feasts around glowing lanterns in the romantic Bush Tent or relax by the waterside Masiya Bar with a selection of gins and whiskies.

    The bush lodge offers accommodation at the Main Lodge which comprises 6 Luxury Suites, two Royal Suites, and the Africa House’s exclusive use 6-bedroom villa. The Farmstead is a 12-minute drive from the Main Lodge offering 3 Luxury Farm Suites, and a 3.5 bedroom exclusive villa.

    Activities

    • Game Drives
    • Guided Bushwalks
    • Swimming
    • Spa
    • Fitness Centre
    • Boma
    • Outdoor dining experiences

    Highlights

    • 5-star luxury accommodation
    • Exceptional Big 5 Game Drives
    • Award winning safari lodge

    Closest airport

    • Thornybush private airstrip
    • Hoedspruit Airport

    Children policy

    Royal Malewane welcomes children of all ages in exclusive use villas. More Details Farm Suites and the Main Lodge can accommodate children over 10 years. The Farmhouse accommodates children of any age.Enquire for child rates.

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    Included

    2 x Game drives per day, guided bush walks, all meals, premium South African wines  & beverages, laundry and transfer from private airstrip.

    Excluded

    Conservation levies, spa treatments, and transfers.

    Seasons

    Peak: 20 December – 05 January

    High: 01 July – 31 August

    Low: 06 January – 29 February & 01 September – 19 December

    T's & C's

    • Rates displayed are valid to 05 Janurary 2024
    • Rates are per person sharing, per night
    • Private villas are priced per villa
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    • Single supplement of 50% applicable
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    Accommodation Options

    Luxury Suite

    Sleeps 12 Guests

    The air-conditioned Luxury Suites each feature a private rim-flow pool, deck, and thatched gazebo. Rooms offer a fireplace, canopied king bed, and luxurious bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers Read moreas well as a Victorian-style bathtub for the ultimate haven of relaxation. Walkways link suites to the main lodge. Less

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    Peak Season £ 2,085 per person, per night

    High Season £ 1,899 per person, per night

    Low Season £ 1,775 per person, per night

    Royal Suite

    Sleeps 4 Guests

    Royal Suites comprise 2 luxurious bedrooms on either side of a spacious living and dining area. En-suite bathrooms feature luxury bathtubs, showers, and double vanities. Read more The thatch suites open out onto an expansive deck with private pool, outdoor lounge, and dining area. Royal Suites include private services. Less

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    Peak Season £ 9,600 per person, per night

    High Season £ 50,105 per person, per night

    Low Season £ 8,299 per person, per night

    Africa House

    Sleeps 12 Adults

    Africa House is an exclusive six-bedroom villa exuding antique and elegant luxury. En-suite bedrooms feature four-poster beds, bathtubs, a private alfresco shower and deck. Read more The expansive villa deck is the perfect setting to relax beside the private pool, lounge, and dining area. Africa House includes private services. Less

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    Peak Season £ 17,424 1 - 8 guests, per night

    High Season £ 15,876 1 - 8 guests, per night

    Low Season £ 14,844 1 - 8 guests, per night

    Luxury Farm Suite

    Sleeps 2 Guests

    Set 12-minutes from the Main Lodge, the Luxury Farm Suites offer spacious en-suites with a Victorian bathtub, double vanities, and a shower. Read more Soak in the surrounding nature from your private suite deck and exclusive-use pool. All units are air-conditioned and have a minibar, coffee facilities, and heating. Less

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    Peak Season £ 2,085 per person, per night

    High Season £ 1,899 per person, per night

    Low Season £ 1,775 per person, per night

    The Farmhouse

    Sleeps 6 Adults, 2 children

    The Farmhouse is a private villa featuring three main bedrooms with a smaller children’s room. The villa comes with a full staff compliment including a private chef, butler, safari vehicle, and ranger- tracker team. Read more Enjoy expansive indoor and outdoor living areas with a large deck and rim-flow swimming pool. Less

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    Peak Season £ 13,357 per villa, per night

    High Season £ 12,242 per villa, per night

    Low Season £ 11,499 per villa, per night

    Waterside Aloe Room

    Sleeps 2 Guests

    Aloe Rooms have private decks and plunge pools overlooking the reserve. Rooms boast colour chic decor and offer luxurious bathrooms with indoor showers as well as a Victorian-style bathtub Read more for the ultimate haven of relaxation. Less

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    Peak Season £ 1,255 per person, per night

    High Season £ 1,140 per person, per night

    Low Season £ 1,045 per person, per night

    Waterside Luxury Suite

    Sleeps 2 Guests

    The luxury suites at Waterside are super spacious and boast 100m2 of pure luxury and exquisite decor. The suites have large private decks and plunge pools overlooking the reserve. The rooms feature ensuite bathrooms with shower and victoria bathtub. Read more Colourful chic decor and furnishings are complimented with the finest luxury amenities. Less

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    Peak Season £ 2,085 per person, per night

    High Season £ 1,899 per person, per night

    Low Season £ 1,775 per person, per night

    Waterside Baobab Suite

    Sleeps 4 Guests

    The Baobab Suite is a spacious 2 bedroom unit and boasts wide open plan spaces with a large private deck and plunge pool overlooking the reserve. The suite offers an exclusive experience with your own private guide, tracker Read more and safari vehicle. Less

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    Peak Season £ 7,928 per suite, per night

    High Season £ 7,308 per suite, per night

    Low Season £ 6,875 per suite, per night

    Waterside House

    Sleeps 8 Guests

    Waterside house is a 4-bedroom unit in a truly beautiful setting in the reserve. The villa features wide open spaces, a large deck, swimming pool and stunning views over the surrounding bush. 4 luxury bedrooms open onto private decks. Read more Waterside house offers an exclusive experience with your own private guide, tracker and safari vehicle. Less

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    Peak Season £ 12,511 per suite, per night

    High Season £ 11,396 per person, per night

    Low Season £ 10,653 per person, per night

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    Travel

    By Road

    The reserve is a 6-hour drive from Johannesburg along the N12 highway. Traveling to the reserve from Hoedspruit Airport is a 40-minute road transfer.

     

    Flying

    Fly from major centres in South Africa to Hoedspruit Airport. Alternatively, take a charter flight to the reserve airstrip.

     

    Flight Duration

    • Johannesburg to Thornybush : 55 minutes
    • Johannesburg to Hoedspruit: 55 minutes
    • Cape Town to Hoedspruit : 2 hours 30 minutes
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