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5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   P.O. Box 1542, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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    5 of 5 stars
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    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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in one of the two bedroom suites. The rooms are big and luxurious. The large glass doors open up to an outdoor deck which has a private pool and amazing views. It's very tranquil. A great spot for a mid day nap, morning coffee or an evening glass of wine. At night we could hear the lions roar... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at the Royal Malewane during the second week of September. We arrived from a lodge that we had loved, thinking that it would be hard to top and it turned out to be a wonderful experience. The accommodations are wonderful - you are there for the game drives, but wish you could spend more time... More

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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I planned a Safari trip for my wife for her big 4-0 birthday. I did some research and wanted to surprise her and pick a luxury safari tour for the last two nights before heading out to Victoria Falls. I figured this would be our time where we can relax and really enjoy the property and it's amenities that was... More

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Luanda, Angola
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We just returned from Royal Malewane. We chose to stay there on our second leg of our safari trip. We have a goal of staying in all 3 Royal Properties and this is our second, after Birkenhead House. The resort is very nice, the spa is great and the service is fabulous. We saw many animals and had good game... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We continued our initial trip to South Africa at Royal Malewane. It's a beautiful property with very attentive staff. The food was excellent and featured many game options, which were deliciously prepared. We had a couples massage and my wife had a facial at the spa. We both enjoyed the experience very much. Guide and tracker were great -- found... More

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This lodge truly offers many outstanding experiences not easily found at comparable upscale lodges in South Africa. There are really two different lodge experiences, the more traditional main lodge with separate suites, clustered around a grand main area with restaurant, bar, shop and the spa close by. About 800 m distant the newer Africa house, with the suites and the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I don't write reviews often but this lodge warrants a review. When we arrived at Royal Malewane on our honeymoon my husband and I looked at each other and laughed, because the hotel is so amazing it's almost comical. It's intimate and private enough to feels almost like home, but at the same time so luxurious that it feels (and... More

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Rye, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We have been on many African safaris since 2002 and stayed at camps in Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, and South Africa, and Royal Malewane ranks with the very best. I don't see how anyone could find fault with the accommodation here or the very high level of service and friendliness. We stayed in a luxury suite (#5) in the main lodge... More

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Solana Beach, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Africa House at Royal Malewane was the most amazing place to stay while visiting Thornybush Reserve. The luxury there matched with the adventure of being outside on 3-4 hour game drives are a the perfect combination. The food is incredible and all organic. You can't miss a massage at the spa, they are truly healing with their hands! While... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary here with our family of 11. This place is about as top of the line as one can get. The setting, furnishings, service and game drives all perfect. Food is excellent and very creative. The staff is friendly and very professional. We had five grandchildren with us ages 9 - 15. The staff went... More

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Address: P.O. Box 1542, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Royal Malewane 5*
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Royal Malewane Hotel Kruger National Park

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