Royal Malewane, Thornybush Private Game Reserve, Hoedspruit, South Africa

Anyone who thought a safari meant ‘roughing it’ should head to Royal Malewane, a beautiful fusion of nature’s wild beat with the quiet and sophisticated heights of colonial comfort, elegance and style.

​Eight lavish colonial-style suites and a private six-bedroom house - all filled with rich antiques, Persian carpets and every modern comfort. Prime Big Five viewing in the heart of the South African Bush. And a divine air of elegance, pristine service and traditional luxury – all fused together to create Royal Malewane – one of the most outstanding safari lodges in the whole of Africa.

​Trek into the surrounding wilderness with accomplished guides and trackers who'll get you thrillingly close to the Big Five. Take in the incredible sounds as you enjoy a full-on pamper-fest at the Waters of Royal Malewane Bush Spa.

Then by night, enjoy an exotic feast of delectable flavours at the authentic, Moroccan-themed Bedouin tent out in the bush and under the glittering African stars. This is safari at its absolute best.

Star Rating
5 stars
8 Suites
Transfer from airport
90 minutes flight from Johannesburg Airport
Prices from
£1100 per person per night, all-inclusive. Flights extra.
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Hotel Style

Wilderness Retreat

By the very nature of these properties, you're instantly enveloped in the natural beauty of Planet Earth. Rustic in style but subtly modified with the services and amenities expected from a more traditional hotel, you'll experience thought-provoking, sometimes life-changing, moments in time, where your surroundings are always the star of the show.

Ideal for

2 stars
2 stars
3 stars
Kids' club
1 stars
3 stars

Speak to someone who has been there

Tara has been here. Find out more and begin to plan your trip by getting in touch directly. You can speak to Tara by calling the number below or by sending a direct online enquiry.

01244 567000


Things to experience during your stay

  • Client Comment

    An amazing, intimate luxury safari experience: private enough to almost feel like home, but at the same time so luxurious that it looks and feels like something out of a fairytale

  • Property Highlights

    This property comes complete with a selection of amenities and activities to make your stay absolutely unforgettable. Call your Travel Director for all the finer points.

  • Eden Concierge

    Eden’s fabulous concierge team makes every trip super-special, using their little black book of close, reliable contacts to get you into the very best restaurants, must-see shows and many special events.


  • Room Amenities

    • Bathrobes
    • Hairdryer
    • In-room safe
    • Telephone with voicemail
    • Twice-daily housekeeping
    • Hypoallergenic pillows
    • TV
    • DVD player
    • MP3 docking station
    • Minibar
    • Air-conditioning
  • Guest Services

    • Concierge
    • Gift shops
    • Housekeeping
    • Laundry services
    • In-room dining
    • Spa
    • Fitness centre
    • Pool