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      Royal Malewane

      Scenic Private Reserve in the Shadow of the Drakensburg Mountains

      Royal Malewane is situated in the Thornybush Private Game Reserve which forms part of the Greater Kruger Area. Typical of Kruger Park lodges in this vicinity, the reserve boasts an astounding number of species of mammal, including the so-called ‘Big Five’, as well as more than 500 species of birds. In addition, there are plenty of striking trees and beautiful flowers to delight the eye and satisfy the keenest botanist. The surrounding landscape has a rough, wild beauty that captivates and exhilarates; the Drakensberg Mountains loom large on the horizon. Six suites offer complete seclusion and stunning views, while two completely private Suites (both sleeping 4) provide an even more exclusive luxury African safari experience, while the self-contained Africa House, a few minutes’ drive from the main Lodge, is the perfect option for families or groups of up to 12. Each double suite is blissfully private: you can sit on your deck and watch the wildlife, swim in the pool or take a nap in the spacious bedroom. Palatial bathrooms with stunning bush views are the epitome of luxury game lodge accommodation, and with your own complimentary stock of drinks and snacks. For even more privacy and seclusion, the Royal Suite and the Malewane Suite each sleep 4 and come with their own sitting and dining areas, kitchen and chef, not to mention butler, guide, tracker and personal game drive vehicle. For families and groups of up to 12, Africa House is the perfect option for “family style” luxury game lodge accommodation. Situated away from the main lodge, it is a totally self-contained bush paradise where you can relax in the most opulent and easygoing style. The lodge itself has an atmospheric air-conditioned library, curio shop and dining and sitting areas with fantastic outlooks onto the bush. Gym and spa facilities offer the chance for exercise and relaxation between game drives. Game drives at dawn and dusk form the basic rhythm of the day and to be out in the fresh air as the sun rises and sets is to be realigned with a pattern of deep and ancient significance. In addition, no matter what the time of year, each season has something special to offer in terms of game viewing and game drives. The dry, gold-brown winter bush makes for excellent sightings but the lush green foliage of the summer months brings with it migrant birds and newborn animals. Embrace the unique opportunities of the moment, for nature is generous in her bounty.

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      Availability & Pricing

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      Accommodation Details

      • Price: From $2,264 per person per night
      • Location: Southern Africa, South Africa
      • Age Minimum: 0 years old
      • # of Beds: 12 beds
      • Amenities: Air Conditioning, Ensuite Bathrooms, Hairdryer, Laundry Included, Local Drinks Included, Pool, Wi-Fi, Workout Room
      • Type: Bushcamp, Lodge, Private Concession
      • Included: Accommodation, all meals, snacks, house wine & beverages (excludes Champagne), coffees & specialty teas, full mini bar, wireless internet, 2 game drives daily, bush walks, outdoor dining, transfers to/from Jackalberry airstrip, laundry
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        Additional Cost:
        Spa treatments, Champagne, scenic helicopter flights, hot air balloon tours, visit to Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, a visit to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, Canyon cruises, golf at Leopoard Creek, horse riding safaris, Kosher meals, photographic equipment

      Activities at this Accommodation

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        Educational Excursion

        Learn fascinating facts and understand the bigger picture. Knowledge can make safari viewing even more enthralling.

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        Family Friendly Activities

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        Game Drive

        Head out into the wilderness to see the incredible daily drama of predator/prey and the ancient circle of life.

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        Horseback Riding

        On horseback, animals seem to accept you as part of their natural surroundings a little more. You can spend more time with them…and get a little closer.

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        Hot Air Balloon Safari

        Suspended in a basket beneath the rainbow-colored canopy, you’re off for a game-viewing adventure with an entirely different perspective.

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        Off-Road Game Viewing

        In national parks and some other reserves, rules prohibit leaving the designated safari paths. But the wildlife are not always considerate enough to stay nearby. Get better vantages (and better photos) by heading off-road.

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        Outdoor Dining

        A lunch or dinner out in nature is one of the hallmarks of a luxury African experience. Your connection to the landscape is undisturbed and the food tastes even more special in this most wonderful of settings.

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        Photo Specialty

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        Scenic Helicopter Flight

        Buzz above the scenic landscape and get a bird's-eye view of wildlife. A scenic helicopter flight is a unparalleled way to experience Africa.

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        Spa Service

        Treat yourself to a spa service. It's a great way to feel civilized in between wild experiences.

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        Walking Safari

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