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Royal Malewane

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We started our safari at Royal Malewane and truly spoiled. Incredible service, excellent food and quality guides. Highly recommend Juan as he is also a professional photographer. Rooms are beyond magnificent. Gaming good but very dry only due to droughts. Saw Big 5 including Black Rhino. Lots of zebras, giraffes, buffalo and antelope family. Limited lions and leopards and cheetahs....

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 1 October 2016

I know many of our vacations are "trips of a lifetime" but I suggest you schedule a visit to The Royal Malewane to reset the bar for the best of the best. While the lodge, staff, food and amenities were as good as we have ever experienced anywhere in the world, it was the setting that takes the trip over...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

It is really hard to adequately describe the Royal Malewane experience, without resorting to superlatives. The ability of the Royal Malewane team to make you feel comfortable and enjoy your stay is unfaulted. The lodges are very well appointed, and decorated in a welcoming luxurious style. The food and beverages are of the highest standard. The entire camp will beautifully...

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Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We stayed at Royal Malewane (2 nights) for part of our honeymoon and it was an experience we will cherish forever. The camp and our room were both stunning, and our guide (Juan Pinto) felt like our own personal Discovery Channel. Juan is clearly an expert in his many fields, and delivered on not only tracking down elusive and shy...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We recently spent five days and four nights at the Royal Malewane, staying in one of two two-bedroom suites. Everything about our stay from our arrival to our departure was unforgettable. Our suite came with a personal chef (HUGE shout-out to Chef Gift) and butler (another HUGE shout-out to Ashell). The food Gift prepared for us was nothing short of...

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1Thank ADuckatHeart
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Brilliant stay with not an issue Camp is traditionally styled with an old world feeling very comfortable rooms with large balcony and private pool Great restaurant with table service and meal choices at all times and an incredible wine list included in the price Fantastic tracking and guiding team who show incredible expertise Highly recommend the best in South Africa

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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 2 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 28 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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  • 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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  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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  • 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: ₹ 2,06,791 - ₹ 2,31,600 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Royal Malewane 5*
Number of rooms: 10
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