Royal Malewane Game Lodge

Exterior of Royal Malewane Game Lodge
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Hotel Type:
Spa, Leisure, Game Lodge
Address:
Royal Malewane Game Reserve
near Hoedspruit
Limpopo
South Africa
Single Rate for Today: R18910.00 Book Now

Overview

The luxurious Royal Malewane Game Lodge nestles within the renowned Royal Malewane Game Reserve, on the western fringe of the Kruger National Park in South Africa in close proximity to Hoedspruit.  Accommodating guests in colonial splendour, the Royal Malewane Game Lodge offers an exclusive getaway for those who value privacy, personalized service and provides the best game viewing South Africa has to offer.

Accommodation at the Royal Malewane Game Lodge, South Africa

Elevated walkways link free standing, luxurious suites to the library, shop, dining and reception areas at the Royal Malewane Game Lodge. Set amongst indigenous vegetation, each luxury suite at Royal Malewane features its own spectacular outdoor terrace with private pool and gazebo. The suites offer a palatial air-conditioned bedroom which is complete with fireplace, mini bar, canopied king size bed and extravagant bathroom with a large Victorian bath as well as indoor and outdoor showers.
 
The interior decor of the suites at the Royal Malewane Lodge draw inspiration from the grand colonial ethos. Here, after a long day of spectacular game viewing, guests may relax in comfort in their spacious suites.

Stretching out majestically in the shade of Acacia thorn and boasting panoramic views, the Royal Suite as well as the Royal Malewane Suites are the pinnacle of refinement and opulence. These luxurious private hideaways accommodate four guests each in two en-suite rooms, which are complete with private lounges and dining facilities. Complimentary services include a private butler and chef, masseuse and private game drives.

Dining at the Royal Malewane Game Lodge, Limpopo Province

Dining is a grand affair for guests staying at the Royal Malewane Game Lodge in South Africa. World class cuisine is served with all meals and local beverages inclusive.  Guests are treated to a full breakfast, lunch, high tea and gourmet dinner all of which are expertly prepared by the award-winning chef, who is on hand to cater for any special preferences or requests, including a favourite dish for dinner under starlight in the boma or a pre-packed bush breakfast. 

Health & Beauty Spa at the Royal Malewane Game Lodge

The Royal Malewane Spa is the perfect refuge for guests seeking relaxation and rejuvenation in a peaceful and tranquil environment. This natural sanctuary for the senses in the heart of wildest Africa offers guests an indoor and outdoor treatment area, gym, steam room and, the highest level of personalized service. Guests may enjoy a treatment of their choice at the luxurious spa or in the sala, with only nature surrounding them.  Many different spa treatments are available including massages, aromatherapy, skin care and hydrotherapy.

For those who like to get closer to nature, the outdoor area consists of a Vichy shower and large spa bath. The Vichy shower has seven heads, which can be positioned to simultaneously achieve different therapeutic effects on specific areas of the body.

Activities / Facilities at Royal Malewane

Game viewing at the Royal Malewane Game Lodge provides guests with the best opportunities for seeing the great abundance of big game on the 12000 ha Reserve which is also home to the "Big Five": lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino. Over 300 recorded bird species are also to be found in the game reserve. Game viewing is tailored to guests’ individual needs, either by open Land Rover or on foot.

  • Game drives: early morning, late afternoon, night game drives
  • Bush Walks with guides
  • Swimming Pool
  • Health and Beauty Spa
  • Gym.

Services

Check In and Check Out Times

  • Check In: 14:00
  • Check Out: 10:00

General Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Airport transfers
  • Concierge services
  • Game drive safaris
  • Housekeeping service
  • Massage treatments
  • Porters
  • Secure parking
  • Tours & Transfers on Request
  • Wake-up call

Children Policy

  • No children under 12 years can be accommodated at the Royal Malewane Game Lodge, unless at the Africa House, Royal & Malewane Suites or the entire lodge is booked with all the private services.

Room Types

Luxury Suite: 6 rooms

royal malewane game lodge luxury suite

Providing beautiful views, the six spacious and luxurious  suites at the Royal Malewane Game Lodge are the supreme of refinement and opulence in game lodge accommodation. Comfortably appointed and fully air-conditioned, the Luxury Suites feature an elegant colonial-style refuge in the heart of the bush.

Each Luxury Suite at the Royal Malewane Game Lodge accommodates two guests and offers private wooden decks, rim-flow pools and thatched gazebos. The main room contains a fireplace, exclusive dark wooden furniture and a canopied king-size bed. Bathrooms are extravagantly sized, full of light and the epitome of indulgence.  

At Royal Malewane, guests are invited to enjoy the large Victorian-style bath and shower inside or out. Elevated walkways link the Luxury Suites to the main lodge of Royal Malewane.   Only the wildlife witnesses guests relaxing in this private, luxurious game lodge accommodation.

Luxury Suite features:

  • air conditioning
  • wooden deck
  • rim flow pool
  • thatched gazebo
  • large bathrooms
  • canopied king size bed
  • inside and outside showers
  • large Victorian bath

Today's Rate

Single Room: R18910.00

Double Room: R25220.00

Royal Suite: 2 rooms

royal malewane game lodge royal suite

For even more privacy and seclusion, the Royal Suite offers its own sitting and dining areas, kitchen and chef, not to mention butler, guide, tracker and personal game drive vehicle.   Guests may enjoy privacy and exclusivity in this luxurious hideaway at the Royal Malewane Game Lodge.

Space and splendor characterise the Royal Suite at the Royal Malewane Game Lodge in South Africa.  The Royal Suite can accommodate four guests in fine safari style accommodation, with comfortable space for relaxing, dining, sleeping and bathing.  A large outside deck which features a pool allows guests to make the most of the wild beauty of the surroundings.

Inside, the décor of the Royal Suite is classic colonial bush style, reflecting old world elegance which is perfectly suited to luxury safari accommodation. Wonderful antiques, paintings and curios are richly evocative of a leisured and luxurious past, whilst the secluded location provides a dreamy romantic escape unsurpassed in its peace and tranquillity.

Today's Rate

Single Room: R67840.00

Double Room: R67840.00

Malewane Suite: 2 rooms

royal malewane game lodge malewane suite

The Malewane Suite features its private sitting and dining venues, kitchen and chef, as well as butler, guide, tracker and personal game drive vehicle.   Guests staying at the Malewane Suite may enjoy privacy and exclusivity in this luxurious bush retreat at the Royal Malewane Game Lodge, South Africa.

The interior of the Malewane Suite is classic colonial bush style, reflecting old world elegance.  Unique antiques, paintings and curios are richly evocative of a leisured and luxurious past, whilst the secluded location of this private suite provides a dreamy romantic escape unsurpassed in its peace and tranquillity.

Tranquillity and exclusivity characterise the Malewane Suite at the Royal Malewane Game Lodge in Limpopo.  The Malewane Suite can accommodate four guests in luxurious safari style accommodation, with comfortable space for relaxing, dining, sleeping and bathing.  A large outside deck with a pool allows guests to truly enjoy the wild beauty of the surroundings.

Today's Rate

Room Amenities

Room Amenities

  • En-suite / private bathroom
  • Housekeeping

Hotel Restaurants

Dining at the Royal Malewane Game Lodge

Unforgettable dinners are one of the highlights for guests staying at the Royal Malewane Game Lodge in Limpopo, South Africa.  The  dining area and lounge of this five star game lodge overlook the waterhole, which means that with some luck spectacular game sightings can be observed during meal times.  The meals, local beverages and house wines are included. Enjoy a full breakfast, lunch and gourmet dinner in the elegant setting of the main lodge whilst soaking up the picturesque surroundings.

Outdoor dining venues at the Royal Malewane Game Lodge allow guests to experience the amazing atmosphere of the bush at night.  In the Boma, serenaded by frogs and crickets as well as being entertained by traditional singing and dancing, guests at the Royal Malewane Game Lodge enjoy delicious flame-grilled fare under a dazzling sky full of stars. 

Dinner in the lodge's Bedouin tent bedecked with Moroccan lanterns is equally special for guests, as braziers blaze high and a wonderful selection of gourmet dishes form an exotic feast of flavours.  The lodge provides a unique selection of South Africa's finest wines to complement each meal.

Address: Timbavati Game Reserve, Kruger Park Phalaborwa Gate Area, Limpopo, South Africa

Hotel Spa

The Spa

The Royal Malewane Bush Spa is world-renowned for its magnificent setting and the sheer luxuriousness of its wellness treatments.  Most of the available spa treatments make use of indigenous ingredients.   The Safari Spa at the Royal Malewane Lodge offers an oasis of refreshment, relaxation and restoration for mind, body and spirit amidst the tranquillity of the African bush.

The exclusive facilities at the Royal Malewane Bush Spa are comprehensive and include a gym from where scenic views can be enjoyed, sparkling heated lap pool, steam room, Jacuzzi, hot and cold African baths and private casitas for relaxation or treatments.   Guests are welcome to relax around the pool in the central courtyard. Healthy juices and snacks are available and a computer room with full internet access make this unique safari spa that much more convenient.

The professional team of internationally qualified spa therapists provides a wide range of treatments for beauty, health and relaxation at the Royal Malewane Game Lodge, South Africa.  Massages ease away any tension whilst the hydrotherapy treatments use untainted, mineral-rich water sourced from an underground stream which flows through the reserve.

The health and beauty spa at the Royal Malewane Game Lodge uses Dermalogica products for their treatments.  Blissful sensory experiences with an unforgettable African touch are the speciality of the Royal Malewane Bush Spa.

Royal Malewane Bush Spa facilities:

  • gym
  • sparkling heated lap pool
  • steam room
  • Jacuzzi
  • hot and cold African baths
  • private casitas for relaxation or treatments
  • pool in the central courtyard

Activities / Sports and Leisure

Game viewing

The exciting game drives at the Royal Malewane Game Lodge in South Africa are tailored to suit the interests of guests, which allows the opportunity to track a specific favourite animal or see the birds, flowers or trees which guests love most.  Guests staying at the Royal Malewane Game Lodge may explore the bush on foot with the expert guides and trackers.

Game drives during sunrise and sunset are a fantastic adventure where up close encounters of Africa's untamed wildlife can be enjoyed.  Each season in the African bushveld has something special to offer in terms of game viewing and game drives. The dry, gold-brown winter bush (May to October) makes for excellent sightings but the lush green foliage of the summer months (November - April) brings with it migrant birds and newborn animals. Embrace the unique opportunities of the moment, for nature is generous in her bounty.
 
The game rangers at the Royal Malewane Game Lodge hold the highest FGASA qualifications, including SKS-DG (Special Knowledge and Skills – Dangerous Animals) as well as advanced rifle handling certificates. These qualifications ensure guests an exceptional and unforgeable game experience; not only from vehicles, but also during walking safaris. As guest safety is a priority, all safari guides and game trackers receive ongoing on-site wilderness emergency training from experts in the field.
 

Photography

Photography is a passion of the game rangers at Royal Malewane and they have numerous awards amongst them. The qualified game rangers understand the joy of capturing the beauty of the bush in a photograph and are always happy to assist guests with their photographic requirements.

Spa treatments

The Bush Spa at the Royal Malewane Game Lodge in South Africa is world-renowned for its magnificent setting and the sheer luxuriousness of its wellness treatments. Most of the spa treatments make use of indigenous ingredients. The Safari Spa at Royal Malewane offers an oasis of refreshment, relaxation and restoration for mind, body and spirit amidst the tranquillity of the African bush.

The exclusive facilities at the Royal Malewane Bush Spa are comprehensive and include a gym from where scenic views can be enjoyed, sparkling heated lap pool, steam room, Jacuzzi, hot and cold African baths and private casitas for relaxation or treatments. Guests are welcome to relax around the pool in the central courtyard. Healthy juices and snacks are available and a computer room with full internet access make this unique safari spa that much more convenient.
 
Royal Malewane Bush Spa facilities:

  • steam room
  • Jacuzzi
  • hot and cold African baths
  • gym
  • sparkling heated lap pool
  • private casitas for relaxation or treatments
  • pool in the central courtyard

Star gazing

The game rangers at the Royal Malewane Game Lodge have extensive knowledge of the constellations of the African night skies and are happy to share their knowledge with guests.

Nearby attractions

Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

Animals and birds can be viewed up close as they are nursed back to health, including eagles, owls and vultures, wild dogs, lions and leopard.

Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre

At the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, visitors have the opportunity to view unusual species such as wild dogs, the black-footed cat, African wild cat and sable antelope and watch rare vultures feeding.
 

Nearby activities

  • Helicopter Flights
  • Hot Air Balloon Flights
  • Canyon Cruise (Blyde River)
  • Golf on Leopard Creek Championship Golf Course
  • Horse Riding Safaris (Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate)

Conferences and Events

No Conference / Event Information available

No conference facilities or event information available currently at Royal Malewane Game Lodge.

Facilities

Facilities Available

  • Bar
  • Boma
  • Curio Shop
  • Library
  • Outdoor patio
  • Restaurant
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wellness centre

Royal Malewane Game Lodge Specials & Packages

No Specials Available

There are currently no specials for the Royal Malewane Game Lodge.
Please check again soon.

Directions

GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude: -24.517565
Longitude: 31.164258

Directions

The luxurious Royal Malewane Game Lodge nestles in the heart of Africas magnificent bushveld, on a private game reserve adjacent to the Kruger National Park. It is approximately 50km away from Hoedspruit, a town which lies at the foot of the Drakensberg Mountains, in the Limpopo province of South Africa.

1. Travel by Road to the Royal Malewane Game Lodge

Guests have the option of travelling to the Royal Malewane Lodge near the Kruger National Park by road with the advantage of experiencing the small, scenic towns surrounding Royal Malewane and a backdrop of the spectacular Drakensberg mountains.

2. Travel by Air to the Royal Malewane Game Lodge

From Johannesburg International Airport:
SA Express Airways fly daily to Hoedspruit Airport. Road transfers can be arranged by Royal Malewane and take approximately 35 minutes in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle.

From Cape Town International Airport:
SA Airlink fly daily from Cape Town to KMIA (Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport) in Nelspruit. Upon request we can arrange an air transfer from KMIA to Royal Malewane’s private airfield. The duration of the air transfer is 25 minutes by light aircraft and is not a private transfer. Please note that luggage is restricted to 20kg of soft luggage per person.

Private Charter Flights:
Guests have the option of chartering their own flights directly onto the lodge\\\'s private airstrip.

Parking

Parking

On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Reviews

Submitted By: (12 August 2012)

Rating: Excellent

Beaufiful lodge in the Timbervati, Beautiful Views and I had a great relaxing Time.

Submitted By: (10 June 2012)

Rating: Excellent

I enjoyed the colonial splendour at Royal Malewane, great gourmet meals and a lovely luxurious suite.

Accreditations

Star Rating

5 Star

Awards

Since its opening in January 2000, the five star Royal Malewane Game Lodge in South Africa has been renowned for its superior safari experience.   Besides being featured in numerous local and international publications, the Royal Malewane Game Lodge has also received many prestigious accolades.

These Royal Malewane awards include
:

  •  No 3 - Travel + Leisure World’s Best Hotels 2011 (USA)
  •  Top 20 Lodges and Resorts in Africa and the Middle East - Travel and Leisure World’s Best -2010 (USA)
  •  The Best 100: Retreats in Africa - The Ultimate Chic Collection -2009 (SA)
  •  Best Safari Camp Spa - The Good Safari Guide 2009 (UK)
  •  Gold Achiever - AA Travel Guides American Express Accommodation Awards 2009 (SA)
  •  The Best Designer Retreat in Africa - Amarula: Best Retreats in Africa Awards 2008 (SA)
  •  Hotel of the year Nominee – Virtuoso Best of the Best 2008 (USA)
  •  "Reader’s Choice 2008” Grand Award Winner- Andrew Harpers Hideaway Report
  •  The 101 Best Spas in the World- Tatler Spa Guide 2008 (UK)
  •  Hotel of the year Nominee – Virtuoso Best of the Best (USA) 2008
  •  The 101 Best Spas in the World- Tatler Spa Guide (UK) 2008
  •  Best Safari Spa 2008- Les Nouvelles Esthetiques (South Africa)
  •  Top 101 Hotels, Big Hitters List - Tatler (UK) 2007
  •  “Hideaway of the Year 2007” Grand Award Winner- Andrew Harpers Hideaway Report
  •  The Worlds 100 Ultimate Escapes- Luxury Resorts Robb Report (USA) 2007
  •  Best Safari Lodge - Tatler (UK) 2006
  •  Top 101 Hotels - Tatler (UK) 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2006
  •  Top 10 Spas of the World - Tatler (UK) August 2003
  •  Top 57 Hot Spots of the World - Condé Nast Traveller 2001
  •  "Hideaways of the Year 2001" Grand Award Winner - Andrew Harpers Hideaway Report
  •  Best Destinations for 2001 - Forbes Magazine
  •  One of the top 150 places in the World - Harpers & Queen Travel Awards 2003
  •  Chaine des Rotisseurs Blazon for Cuisine
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