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5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   P.O. Box 1542, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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Royal Malewane
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the second time I've stayed at the Royal Malewane, what else can be added to everything which has been published here...? Many lodges are truly luxurious in SA, but here it's about the details which make this place unique. It's not only about the fabulous cuisine that the chef prepares for you, it's about the quality of the... More

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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first safari and totally planned by our travel agent, GiltEdge, with no input from us except our arrival date in Johannesburg and when we needed to be in George, SA. So our first stop was three nights at the RM. From the moment we were picked up at the airport, we knew we were in for a... More

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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From arrival to departure, the staff at Royal Malewane are on hand to ensure a fantastic stay. Introducing themseves upon arrival, and orienting you to the lodge, everyone we met was spectacularly hospitable. The lodging itself is beautiful, plush bedding and plunge pools, and daily laundry an added touch. Food was wonderful, our ranger and tracker, extremely warm and knowledgable,... More

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Oxted, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We are rather cynical Brits who think we have seen it all when it comes to hotels and holidays. But Royal Malewane takes some beating. The lodge, service, food and attentiveness were all first class. My husband celebrated his birthday while we were there. The day before I asked the staff if they could arrange for a birthday candle in... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at Royal Malewane for a weekend of utter indulgence. Every minute detail is taken care of by exceptional staff. Nothing is too much trouble, and the service is superb. I travel a lot and can honestly say that it's the little things that make a difference. At Royal Malewane the thoughtfulness that... More

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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

It is an "Oh My Goodness!" Africa House was beyond our expectations, the service, the staff and more made our stay no less than perfect! Nicola & Bennett, their knowledge, their stories and the feeling of being there to see the bush as it exists and has existed for time before was brilliant. The accommodations are like delving in to... More

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78 reviews 78 reviews
22 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

We were so fortunate in so many aspects on our stay. There were not many staying whilst we were there and we treat like Kings and Queens, that said, I think this would be the norm in this absolutely superb place. Everyone at the lodge ensures your stay is first class. Manager, front of house, guides and last but not... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

The staff and guides were world class excellent! Very comfortable and elegant surroundings, and everyone bent over backwards to make our family feel as if we were the only guests in occupancy. We were astounded with the knowledge and patience of our guides Juan and Wilson (tracker) and the in house staff couldn't have been more accommodating. GREAT customer service.... More

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New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

I don't give 5 stars often, but the Royal Malewane is truly deserving in every way. The room was very nice and the management and staff were superb. They, Magdel - the front of the house manager, and the rest of the staff, spoiled us every minute we were there. Even, Andrew, the General Manager, checked on us to make... More

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Quinta do Lago, Portugal
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

A really enjoyable stay, we were fortunate to have Nicola as our ranger who was great company and managed to find the big 5 on our first drive. Rooms are very good with a very efficient laundry service. Service is good albeit the hostess/front of house manager whom I nicknamed Sybil (had a voice and characteristics like Sybil from Faulty... More

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Also Known As:
Royal Malewane Hotel Kruger National Park
Royal Malewane Hotel
Address: P.O. Box 1542, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #44 of 137 Specialty lodging in Kruger National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Royal Malewane 5*

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