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5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   P.O. Box 1542, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Mendham Township, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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petersch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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New York City, New York
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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
15 helpful votes 15 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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philadelphia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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