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5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   P.O. Box 1542, Kruger National Park, 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
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    5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay at the Royal Malewane was truly exceptional and outweighed our expectations. It started from the moment we arrived and were greeted by the beautiful Front of the House Mger Sophia. She anticipated our needs before we did. Our safaris were over-the top fantastic due to the knowledgeable team of Ryan and Terrace. This review would not be complete... More

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Roswell, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This is by far the most incredible place we have ever stayed! We were In South Africa for the very first time on safari and our travel agent recommended Royal Malewane. Words can not describe how beautiful the lodge was and how attentive and kind the staff were. Everything we experienced was beyond any of our expectations from the suite,... More

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Potomac Falls
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8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We stayed 4 days in June and the Royal Malewane far exceeded our expectations. From having a hot bath waiting after a game run, to a bottle of my wifes favorite scotch in the room and on the game drive. We received a DVD of our animal sightings from Ryan, fantastic. Nothing too small. very friendly staff and a trip... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

we stayed here for 4 nights in June and the hotel and staff were incredible. The room was spacious and other than a slight problem with lack of enough heat a night--it gets down to the high 30's when we were there, could not have asked for a better experience. Nicola and Bennett were terrific as our ranger and tracker... More

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westchester county, ny
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103 reviews 103 reviews
52 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

From the amazingly warm welcome, to the perfectly appointed rooms, to the friendliest staff on earth..this was our favorite spot !! We were only there 2 nights...should have stayed another 2 or 3 nights here as it is one of the most special places! Our thanks to Andrew and ANdrew and John and Esther and Mary .... everyone. Not to... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I describe this indescribable trip to South Africa to those that have asked about it, and it is The Royal Malewane that will live on forever. The experience of seeing the animals in the bush and being treated so impeccably by the entire staff, the special meals prepared by Warren and the individualized attention by Andrew and his staff are... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

I couldn't even wait till I was home to write this review so I'm sat in the airport doing it, having just left the lodge. I've never written a review before but as this experience was so special I had to! From the level of service to the incredible location and detail put into the lodge, this was the most... More

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New York City, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

This is a long overdue review from our visit in February 2014. I must admit that I think about this trip/ the RM daily ! It was impeccable from beginning to end. I came here for three nights with my sister and we were lucky to have Nicola as our Ranger. She was the perfect fit for us! She was... More

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washington dc
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15 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

After reading reviews and having been highly recommended by Andrew Harper travel, we booked into RM. The place is beautiful and our room, overlooking the watering hole with a private pool and terrace was outstanding. On our safari rides, we saw lions, a leopard, elephants rhinos (black and white), giraffes and zebras as well as water buffalo, etc. The ranger... 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*
Also Known As:
Royal Malewane Hotel Kruger National Park

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