Royal Malewane, Thornybush is the luxurious lodge nestles within the famous Timbavati, on the western fringe of the Kruger National Park in South Africa in proximity to Hoedspruit.
Royal Malewane guests stay in imperial splendour, the Lodge offers an exclusive getaway for those who value privacy, personalised service and provides the best wildlife viewing South Africa has to offer.
Elevated walkways link free-standing, luxurious suites to the library, shop, dining and reception areas. Each luxury suite features its private spectacular outdoor terrace with a 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 draws inspiration from the grand colonial ethos. Here, after a long day of spectacular wildlife 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 with two en-suite rooms, which are complete with private lounges and dining facilities. Complimentary services include a private butler and chef, masseuse and individual safari drives.
Dining is a grand affair for guests staying here. The 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.
The 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 personalised service. Guests may enjoy a treatment of their choice at the luxurious spa with only nature surrounding them. Many different spa treatments are available including massages, aromatherapy, skincare, and hydrotherapy.
For those who like to get closer to nature, the outdoor area consists of a Vichy shower and a large spa bath. The Vichy shower has seven heads, which can be positioned to achieve simultaneously different therapeutic effects on specific areas of the body.
Game viewing here provides guests with the best opportunities for seeing the great abundance of animals on the 12 100 ha Reserve which is also home to the "Big Five": lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhino. Over 301 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.