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Royal Malewane

5.0 of 5
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Avoca Road, Thornybush Reserve, Limpopo | Limpopo Province, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Royal Malewane
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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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Ft. Wayne
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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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atlanta
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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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Dallas, Texas, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Our large extended family ranging in age from 10 to 70 enjoyed the Royal Malewane for so many reasons. The accommodations are beautiful and spacious. The staff is warm and attentive. You definitely will not go hungry during your stay. Not only was the food extraordinary, we were provided with options for where we dined so that it worked best... More 

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Buffalo, NY
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

By definition, sublime, the term, refers to a greatness beyond all possibility of calculation, measurement, or imitation. Royal Malewane, is sublime luxury in South African safari visits. If you are booking here, you are already familiar with first class and this place will not disappoint. The furnishings are very formal and luxurious, but the casual, friendliness of each and every... More 

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