Royal Malewane Game Drive with Sundowners in Bush


Royal Malewane

Safari in South Africa

Royal Malewane and its three luxury lodges offer an unrivalled safari experience in South Africa’s Greater Kruger National Park that exudes the romance and beauty of a bygone age while offering every modern comfort. Get thrillingly close to the Big Five with one of the most qualified guiding teams in Africa as they provide fascinating insights into the complex ecosystems of the South African bushveld.

There are three accommodation options at Royal Malewane that can accommodate up to 70 guests: Malewane Lodge, a classic and more traditional style of safari lodge; The Farmstead, a more intimate and contemporary space; and Waterside, their new and spacious sanctuary elevated above the banks of a bustling watering hole.

Whichever style you choose, you will enjoy complete privacy, spacious suites and life-changing views across the African bushveld. Indulge in sensual spa treatments and let the passion of their chefs delight you with nightly feasts under the African stars. Malewane Lodge was voted the best safari lodge in the world by Tatler Magazine and 3rd best hotel in the world by Travel + Leisure Magazine. Royal Malewane is involved in a number of pioneering community and conservation projects.


Royal Malewane exudes an authentic sense of place in the way it both contrasts with and complements the surrounding bushveld. The combination of total seclusion and creature comforts makes for an alluring safari experience.

The safari activities (which include morning and afternoon game drives, and guided walking safaris) are led by Guides and Trackers from South Africa’s most qualified guiding team, who reveal and interpret the sights and signs of the bush and ensure unforgettable wildlife encounters.

When you choose a safari destination, it’s the guiding team that makes the difference to the memories you’ll take home with you. By tapping into a wealth of knowledge and generations of innate wildlife experience, our guests are in the capable hands of passionate people whose levels of expertise makes them the best in their field.


Visitors experience meaningful and often life-changing encounters with wildlife replacing bustling city life with the tranquil sounds and splendor of untamed nature. Time slows down as your body adjusts to the natural rhythms of the African bush. Exceptional wildlife experiences paired with luxurious accommodation and amazing attention to detail is what you will find.

The Kruger National Park is the largest game reserve in South Africa and one of the world’s biggest wildlife sanctuaries. Approximately the same size as Israel or Wales, it covers some 19,485 square kilometres offering a rich diversity of ecosystems that support over 145 mammal species including Lions, Leopards, Buffalos, Elephants and Black Rhinos that make up Africa’s Big 5 and over 500 bird species.


Savor a dining experience where anything is possible. Royal Malewane celebrates the creativity and joy of food and wine through inventive, personalized menus that are designed and prepared in the kitchens at Malewane Lodge, Waterside, and The Farmstead. No matter which lodge style you choose, each of the main dining areas at Royal Malewane overlooks a different bustling waterhole, resulting in some spectacular mealtime game viewings. All meals, local beverages and wines (excluding French Champagne) are included in their accommodation rates allowing guests to completely relax and enjoy the endless temptations available.


Founder of The Royal Portfolio, Liz Biden, personally oversees the design and décor of each lodge and villa. Liz is known for her fearless use of color, and her genius for combining eclectic combinations of found treasures, contemporary artworks, and natural elements. The resulting look is instantly recognizable and has the authentic sense of a celebration of all that is best in Africa.

Contact details:
Tel: +27 21 671 5502
Malewane Lodge Tel: +27 15 793 0150
Waterside Tel: +27 15 004 1900

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Elephant at Royal Malewane