Greater Kruger National Park » Thornybush Game Reserve » Royal Malewane Safari Lodge


LOCATIONThornybush Game Reserve, Greater Kruger RegionPOOLYes - Private Plunge Pool (not heated)
CHILD POLICYChildren of all ages welcome at Africa House or in The Royal SuitesMALARIAYes

  •   The expertise of our guides and trackers will bring you thrillingly close to the Big Five; indulge in sensual treatments at our tranquil Bush Spa; let the passion of our chefs delight you with nightly feasts under the stars.

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01 March - 31 May 2019
01 September - 14 December 2019
Luxury Suite R 22,850 per person per night sharing special rates for advance bookings
01 June - 31 August 2019
15 December - 31 December 2019
01 January - 05 January 2020
Luxury Suite R 24,225 per person per night sharing special rates for advance bookings
*surcharges on all special rates and a minimum 3 night stay may apply over peak holiday periods and long weekends.

Space and splendour characterise these two suites. Each one of our suites can house four people in fine safari accommodation style, with acres of room for relaxing, dining, sleeping and bathing. A huge outside deck complete with pool allows you to make the most of the wild beauty of the surroundings and enjoy the warmth of the sunshine in complete privacy.

Africa House is spacious and elegant with vibrantly eclectic furnishings. Light floods into the six en-suite bedrooms, each of which enjoys private outside shower and deck. Antique furniture, carved four-poster beds from Mombasa, plush silk furnishings and Persian rugs create a exotic and luxurious feel. All rooms are air-conditioned and en-suite with twin vanity cabinets, generous Victorian-style bathtub and walk-in shower. Each room also has its own private deck and outside shower with spectacular views of the bush.

For special discounted rates please contact BushBreaks & More on 0861 00 44 55 / +2711 468 3476 or e-mail INFO@BUSHBREAKS.CO.ZA for more info.
• Luxury accommodation
• All meals & snacks
• Selected local beverages & wine
• Two daily game drives & bush walks
• Wireless Internet
• Full mini-bar
• All coffees & speciality coffees
• Laundry service
• Single supplement rates are available in a Luxury Suite at 75% of the double occupancy rate per night.
• Children of all ages are welcome at Africa House and in the Royal Suites.
• Unfortunately, children under 10 years cannot be accommodated in the Luxury Suites, unless the entire lodge is booked exclusively.
• Unless otherwise stated, all rates listed are based on a minimum 2 night stay. Surcharges may apply for a 1 night booking.
• Rates quoted are only applicable to South African Residents. Discounted special rates for International Residents are available on request.

5.5 hours by road. Daily scheduled flights to Hoedspruit Airport and 35 minute road transfer.
6 x Luxury double Suites
2 x 4 sleeper Luxury Suites (Royal And Malewane Suites)
1 x luxurious 6-bedroomed Africa House


Royal Malewane is an exclusive luxury African safari getaway for those who value privacy, personalised service and the best game viewing in Africa. Situated on a private reserve within the Greater Kruger National Park in South Africa, this luxury African safari lodge hosts a maximum of 20 guests in the utmost luxury and style. Six suites offer complete seclusion and stunning views, while the Lodge itself has an atmospheric air-conditioned Library, Curio Shop and Dining and Sitting Areas with fantastic outlooks onto the bush. Two completely private Suites (both sleeping 4) provide an even more exclusive luxury African safari experience, while the self-contained Africa House, a few minutes’ drive from the main Lodge, is the perfect option for families or groups of up to 12. Gym and spa facilities offer the chance for exercise and relaxation between game drives.
BushBreaks offer the Best Rates and Special Offers for luxury accommodation in the Thornybush Game Reserve. See all Thornybush Game Reserve Accommodation Specials listed below.
Adjacent to the Greater Kruger National Parkand in the heart of the Lowveld lies the 11 500 hectares of pristine African bushveld that is the Thornybush Game Reserve. With an abundance of bird and mammal species that includes the Big Five, it’s the ideal safari destination for the family or couple's looking for a romantic safari getaway. There is nothing better than immersing yourself in the beauty and majesty of the African bush. The warm evenings spent under the stars and the days enjoyed in the sun discovering the vast array of wildlife are priceless.
The Thornybush Game Reserve is home to exclusive lodges designed to delight all kinds of visitors. Diverse accommodation caters for most guests’ needs, from rustic understated comfort to luxury of the finest order. All lodges have sparkling swimming pools and offer exciting dawn or dusk safari game drives from open vehicles, all with fully qualified rangers and trackers to lead the way. For the more adventurous, there are exciting bush walks that invite you to explore the open vistas and connect with the earth on foot. Either way, you’re sure to encounter the bountiful wildlife that roam the land in this beautiful and serene place. An African safari can be a life-changing experience at the Thornybush Game Reserve.

  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Private wooden decks
  • Rim-flow pools
  • Thatched gazebos
  • Fireplace
  • King-size bed
  • Indoor and outdoor shower
  • Royal and Malewane Suites:
  • Sleeps 4 people
  • Outside deck
  • Pool


  • Six ensuite bedrooms
  • Private outside shower and deck
  • Air-conditioned
  • Each room also has its own private deck and outside shower


  • From Johannesburg take the N12 to Witbank (now called Emalahleni)
  • Take the N4 from Witbank (Emalahleni) Via Middleburg
  • Turn left off the N4 to Belfast and drive through Belfast onto
  • Drive through Dullstroom, Lydenburg (now called Mashishing)
  • Drive through Ohrigstad through the JG Strydom Tunnel
  • Drive on past the Tzaneen turn off on the left
  • At the Khamai Reptile Park turn right onto the R531
  • Follow that road, past Bombyx Mori Silk Farm on your left
  • Moholoholo further down on your right
  • Drive under the railway bridge and pass the Hoedspruit turn off to the left
  • Turn left onto the Orpen Road
  • Travel for a total of 12,5 km on the Orpen Road, you will be
  • passing the Guernsey gravel road on the left as you go
  • Turn left into the Avoca gravel road
  • There is an access control gate here to sign you in (no fees are payable here)
  • Travel along the Avoca Road (dirt road) for 5,2 km and turn left into the Royal Malewane Main Gate 

  • From the Hoedspruit (Eastgate) Airport turn right onto the tar road and travel down this road to the T-Junction.
  • You pass through an access control gate at the end of the road.
  • Turn left onto the R40 (towards Klaserie).
  • Travel down this road for about 20 km passing the Kapama Main Gate.
  • Further on, you will pass the Hoedspruit Cheetah Breeding and Rehabilitation Centre's gate.
  • You will reach a T-junction.
  • At the T-Junction turn left towards Acornhoek and after about 1km turn left onto the Orpen Gate Road.
  • Travel down this road for about 12km and shortly after passing the Timbavati Safari Lodge on your left, there is a gravel road on the left.
  • Please turn down this Avoca Road. There is an access control gate on the entrance to this road.
  • Travel 5.6 km down this gravel road.
  • The entrance gate is on the left hand side and you will be met by a security guard at the gate.
  • The security guard will radio the Lodge reception to advise of your arrival.
  • There are no park or entrance fees to enter the reserve.


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