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Royal Malewane

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Avoca Road, Thornybush Reserve, Limpopo | Limpopo Province, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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Royal Malewane
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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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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Royal Malewane Safari lodge can only be described as the best of the best. My partner Ralph and I stayed there for an unforgettable 4 days in late April 2015. The game drives in the company of such experienced, highly trained and extremely knowledgable Rangers and trackers were fantastic. The lodge is superb in every respect with VERY comfortable,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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16 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved our time at Royal Malewane. It was absolutely gorgeous. It has one of the best spas in all of southern Africa. Our villa was beautiful. The elephants would come to drink from our pool which was an extra treat. The game drives were amazing. The manager would greet us after each game drive and was very attentive to... More 

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New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We arrived back in the U.S. the other day after our 2 week honeymoon in South Africa, and we couldn't wait to write this review. Hands down, the best, most incredible part of our trip was our stay at Royal Malewane. You ask what made our experience here so incredible? Well, that is a tough question because every element of... More 

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McLean, VA
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We had extremely high expectations for the Royal Malewane based on the reviews that we read before arriving. Each and every day at the RM, our expectations were met and exceeded (shattered, in fact!). It was our group's first safari experience and we are, frankly, unsure that we could ever go on safari anywhere else after the incredible time we... More 

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Austin, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This is a marvelous luxury safari camp with lots of game to see. The main building is open air with lovely furniture and decorations. A whole tribe of naughty vervet monkeys lives around the camp and are amusing to watch as they try to snitch a bite of food. They are terribly afraid of the maitre de who just shows... More 

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We arrived on their private air strip and were greeted with warm hospitality. The food was amazing. Our game driver and tracker wonderful. We saw lots of game as we traveled through the bush day and night. All the staff went out of their way to make our visit special. We want to go back.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We visited three safari camps this trip (Mombo and Vumbura in Botswana), and Royal Malewane is the best of the best. The large and comfortable accommodations here, with our own private deck with plunge pool and wood burning fireplace in the spacious sitting area of our room, (free wifi provided), are by far superior to the other camps. The service... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We stayed at the Royal Malewane for 4days/3nights and had the experience of a lifetime. Not only was the hotel beautifully appointed and laid out, the rooms were magnificent and had lots of privacy and we experienced the best hospitality staff i have ever come across. Their kindness, care and hospitality was extraordinary. We came to know all of them... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I absolutely cannot describe how much I love this resort and the people, but will certainly try. We flew in to the runway right outside the resort and were picked up by John and Jonus our guide and tracker. We were greeted by Rene, Sophie, Andrew, the manager, and Warren and a cold cloth and juice. The minute we stepped... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

My husband and I just got home from 3 amazing nights at Royal Malewane. Every aspect of the vacation far exceeded our expectations. We had a hard time deciding between Royal Malewane and Singita, but now I can't imagine trading this experience for anything. Our room was lovely (large bathrooms, comfortable bed and bedding, stocked/free mini bar, outdoor shower, plunge... More 

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