South African Lodges

Africa House Royal Malewane

Thornybush Private Game Reserve
Greater Kruger National Park
Limpopo Province
South Africa
Lodge Type
Spa, Villa, Big Five

Approximately an hour from the Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport, the Royal Malewane Africa House is situated within the Thornybush Private Game Reserve, forming part of the Greater Kruger National Park. This award-winning, the 5-star villa offers small groups the opportunity to enjoy a private safari experience, with luxurious accommodation, fine dining, and convenient onsite facilities.

Accommodation at the Africa House is separate from the central lodge facility, and provides a self-contained villa that sleeps a maximum of 12 guests, and was built to accommodate families with children or small groups wishing to spend quality time together. Guests at Africa House also enjoy access to all the facilities at the main lodge. You will also enjoy the exclusive services of a private chef and butler. The villa is luxuriously decorated and enjoys fantastic views of the surrounding landscape.

Room features:

  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Air-conditioning
  • Mini-bar
  • Underfloor heating
  • Exclusive complimentary toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Viewing deck
  • Plunge pool.


Royal Malewane Guests enjoy luxurious facilities during their exceptional stay at this safari villa. The welcoming dining room, lounge, and verandah are beautiful venues for relaxation, dining and socializing.


  • Dining room
  • Lounge
  • Verandah
  • Plasma screen TV
  • DVD player
  • Satellite TV
  • Swimming pool
  • Sundeck
  • Bar
  • Spa (at Main Lodge)
  • Fitness center (at Main Lodge).


Complete with a private butler and chef, guests are provided with first-class hospitality during their stay. Housekeeping and laundry services make a stay even more pleasant. Relaxing spa treatments are available at the wellness center while thrilling safari drives await in the early mornings and the late afternoons.


  • Private chef
  • Butler
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry services
  • Safari Drives
  • Walking safaris
  • Internet access
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Wake up call
  • Early morning tea, coffee and biscuits.

Wellness Spa

The Spa is a safari spa world-renowned for its beautiful setting and the sheer luxuriousness of its treatments, many of which make inspired use of indigenous ingredients. A safari spa is offering an oasis of a very particular sort and a chance to refresh and restore mind, body, and spirit amidst the serenity and peace of the bush.

Facilities at the safari spa:

  • Gym
  • Heated lap pool
  • Steam room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Hot and cold African baths
  • Private casitas for relaxation or treatments.


The incredible biodiversity of the Kruger National Park with its wealth of wildlife makes this reserve a fantastic safari destination. Royal Malewane Guests admire during the early morning and late afternoon safari drives the magnificent animals, including the 'Big Five' complete with more than 500 species of birds.

Below detailed information about the Africa House Royal Malewane is available.
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Butler service
  • Dining Room
  • Direct dial telephone
  • DVD player
  • Early morning tea & coffee and biscuit
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Fully Furnished Kitchen
  • Gown & slippers
  • Hairdryer
  • Heated towel rails
  • Housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • International electrical adapters
  • King size bed
  • Lounge
  • Mini bar
  • Plasma TV screen
  • Private plunge pool
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Underfloor Heating
  • Viewing Deck
  • Writing desk

Swimming Pool

Africa House has a private swimming pool on the sundeck that is positioned adjacent to the nearby riverbed.  Occasionally visited by thirsty elephants, this is the ideal place for the kids to have fun, while adults socialise over cocktails.

Game Viewing

This reserve is home to a large number of wildlife making game viewing and exceptional experience.  Guests witness the 'Big Five' and many other animals in their natural habitat where also more than 500 species of birds can be observed.

Nearby Activities & Attractions
  • Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
  • Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
  • Helicopter Flights
  • Hot Air Balloon Flights
  • Canyon Cruise
  • Golf
  • Horse Riding Safaris.

  • Barbeque & braai area
  • DVD Library
  • Hotel Bar
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Nearby Gym
  • Nearby Spa
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Viewing deck
  • Wheelchair accessible rooms

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 11:00
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Babysitting
  • Basic first aid assistance
  • Braai & Barbeque
  • Butler service
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi connectivity in all rooms and public areas
  • Concierge services
  • Dentist and Doctor on call
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Housekeeping service
  • Individual climate controlled room
  • Kid's entertainment
  • Laundry services
  • Porters
  • Safari drives
  • Safety deposit box
  • Tours & Transfers on Request
  • Wake-up call
  • Walking safaris
  • Wellness & Beauty treatments
Malaria Status and Animals
  • As the reserve is within a African malaria-zone, guests are advised to consult their doctor prior to travelling, regarding the use of anti-malarial prophylaxis.  It is recommended to wear long-sleeved clothing in the evenings and to use insect repellant.

    Please be aware that wild and dangerous animals are to be found on the reserve and should not be approached or interfered with in any way.  You are strongly cautioned to heed all safety precautions as issued by the staff and not to walk around unescorted, particularly after dark.

Children Policy
  • Children are welcome.

Pet Policy
  • No pets allowed.

Available Rooms

Africa House (1 to 8 guests) Includes One vehicle

# Rooms:

Accommodating a maximum of twelve guests, this Villa is ideal for families with children or small groups wishing to spend quality time together.  Access to all the facilities at the main lodge is enjoyed during a stay at this exclusive villa.  A private chef and butler complete this unique lodge experience.  

Africa House Room features:

  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Air-conditioning
  • Mini-bar
  • Underfloor heating
  • Exclusive complimentary toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Viewing deck
  • Plunge pool.
Single Room R177120
Double Room R177120

Africa House (9 to 12 guests) Includes Two vehicles

# Rooms:

This spacious villa at Royal Malewane is luxuriously decorated, and guests enjoy beautiful views of the magnificent surrounding landscape.  A private chef and butler complete this memorable safari experience.

Africa House Room features

  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Air-conditioning
  • Mini-bar
  • Underfloor heating
  • Exclusive complimentary toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Viewing deck
  • Plunge pool.
Single Room R194400
Double Room R194400

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -24.517461

Longitude: 31.163921

Star Rating

5 Star


Since its opening in January 2000, Royal Malewane has been renowned for the truly superior nature of its safari experience. As well as being featured in numerous local and international publications, it has also received many prestigious accolades.

These Royal Malewane awards include:

  • Best Safari Spa in Africa – The Good Safari Guide 2013
  • 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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