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South Africa | Royal Malewane


Royal Malewane
by: Ansley Thomas   |

WHY: Tour of South Africa
WHEN: May 2012
WHO: Me and my BFF Will Jennings

Royal Malewane offers the most luxurious when it comes to an African safari, yet gives off a very classic and authentic vibe.

- Details, details -

TYPE: Luxury safari

ROOMS: There are one and two-bedroom villas, as well as a six-bedroom house called Africa House

POOL/GYM: There is a small gym at the spa for those who want to get in a quick workout. Each villa has a private, large plunge pool for cooling off and watching the game. The Spa is a destination in its own right- amazing with wonderful therapists

RESTAURANT: You can dine under the vast African sky at the elegant restaurant in camp, or in your own villa

BAR: The best "bar" is next to your safari vehicle for sundowns


VIBE: A calm vibe, all about safari and learning about the game

WIFI: The entire camp is equipped with WiFi

KIDS: Kids of all ages are welcome at Royal Malewane

LOCATION:  Thornybush Private Game Reserve, South Africa

WHEN TO GO:  The best time to visit Royal Malewane is during South Africa's winter months (May, June and July), although the summer months (September to February) offer unique experiences, such as bird sightings and the birth of baby animals

SmartFlyer Exclusive Amenities:

Upgrade to Royal Suite on arrival, subject to availability
Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests included in rate
For 1-2 nights- 30 minute back, shoulder and neck massage valid all year
For stays of 3 or more nights- complementary one-way transfer to/from Hoedspruit & complementary bottle of sparkling wine in the room each night
4pm late check-out, subject to availability


- A Few Things - 

Royal Malewane is an exclusive hotel in South Africa offering guests some of the best wildlife sightings in the world. The hotel resides on a private game reserve within Greater Kruger National Park and hosts a maximum of 20 guests at one time, ensuring that all visitors receive the highest level of service and attention. All rooms and public areas of the hotel offer intimate views of the surrounding wildlife, so when you're not out on safari you still have the opportunity to witness some of South Africa's most spectacular animals. Guests staying at Royal Malewane have the opportunity to spot the ‘Big Five’, in addition to over 500 species of birds. Expect nothing but luxury from this five star South African retreat.