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Royal Malewane

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Avoca Road, Thornybush Reserve, Limpopo | Limpopo Province, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Absolutely Magical. From the service, rooms, location, our amazing guides Rudy and Solly and the management. This is a vacation we will remember our entire lives. Thank you to the entire staff. Our three teenage girls couldn't have been happier.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was always a dream of ours to come to South Africa. the trip started off fantastic but as soon as we stepped into the Royal Malewane I thought that I was in a dream between the caring and attentive staff and the knowledge and professionalism of the guide and spotter We knew that it could not get any better.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the highlights of a three week safari to Africa, from which my husband and I returned three days ago, was luxuriating in the incomparable Royal Suite at the aptly named Royal Malewane camp in the Thornybush Game Reserve, South Africa. This was the last camp sojourn on our safari, planned by Indagare travel in New York. We had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our four nights at this location surpassed our expectations! Our suite was beautifully appointed, spacious and comfortable. The external deck was large and the day beds, lounges and personal plunge pool offered complete privacy. Cuisine was exceptional. The chef provided an elaboration of the menu offerings for each meal. Wine selection was varied and a comprehensive description of the wine... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Never have I have experienced such personal service and attention to detail. All the staff knows your name, fireplace is crackling at night, Oriel's food is exquisite, and the list goes on.... If you want a taste of ultimate luxury in the Bush, this is it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, first of all its cool to sleep in the same bed Bono slept in! (Let alone Elton John, Warren Buffett, Bill Gates ...you have the idea). The service was impeccable, the smiles were endless. The bar and libations...Top Notch. Andrew the general manager runs the place with the greatest excellence. You will be hard pressed at finding a better... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a difficult review to write .What can be said that hasn't been written here before . Think five-star all the way and then imagine that doesn't go anywhere near what Royal Malewane really deserves as an assessment . From the first minute you step into the Lodge till the last when you feel like handcuffing yourself to the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in Africa House at Royal Malewane and every aspect was superb. We visited safari camps/lodges in S. Africa, Zambia and Botswana on this trip and Royal Malewane was best in accomodations, food, staff, service and, most importantly, game viewing guides. Other areas may have more wildlife, but the authenticity of the game viewing experience at Royal Malewane was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This was without question the best vacation we have been on - South Africa has so much to offer and does so with a level of service that exceeds any other country I have been to ( and I have been to many). Our trip culminated in a 4 night stay at Royal Malewane. Our expectations were high as we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I go to South Africa every year on safari, take groups of normally 16 with me and I have been to most of the top lodges including the acclaimed Singita Sabi Sands and Singita Lebombo,and many lodges at different price points are really wonderful. Being in a safari camp is a great experience and some of the less expensive camps... More 

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