Having stayed at Londolozi prior to Royal Malewane, I kept saying "what could be better?". Well, I found out. This is the finest, best run place I've ever encountered. The warmth of the staff (Paola, Magdel, Lloyd and especially Liza) was real and truly amazing. We only stayed 4 days and had tears in our eyes when we said goodbye. The Ranger (Nik) and Tracker (Solly) went out of their way to make every day special. I travelled with my 84 year old mother and from bringing a special stand on every game drive to help her step in and out of the Land Rover to slowing down the walking pace to our room, the whole staff was wonderful and considerate. I thought the food was great in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Londolozi, but the food here was extraordinary. Thanks to Chef Beatrix all our meals were wonderful. The choices and preparations were well thought out and cooked to perfection. The sommelier Lloyd actually listens to what you like and don't like and chooses your wine accordingly, something we didn't really encounter on this trip before.
The game viewing is amazing. We did actually have elephants drinking out of our plunge pool exactly the way the pictures on the web site showed. You all know sometimes pictures aren't true, but you can trust these. We not only saw the Big Five, but rare black Rhinos as well, along with Mom and baby Leopards and Cheetahs. Thank you Nik, our Ranger!
I can assure you, if you book here, you will have a fantastic trip.
Oh, and last minute lightning storm interfered with our departing flight, but Wendy to the rescue arranged for over land tranport so we experienced no delays at all. Amazing!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Royal Malewane is an exclusive private safari lodge in the Greater Kruger National Park. The guiding team is one of the most qualified in Africa which means that your Big 5 safari experience will be unsurpassed. Royal Malewane has 6 luxury suites, 2 Royal Suites and Africa House. The Royal Suites each have 2 bedrooms while Africa House is an exclusive use, 6 bedroom bush villa. As part of The Royal Portfolio, Royal Malewane offers guests the highest levels of luxury, exceptional cuisine and personalised service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Royal Malewane Hotel Kruger National Park