Royal Malewane Africa House is the premier self-contained bush paradise for the discerning traveler in search of luxury, privacy, personalized service, and the best game viewing in Africa. Originally built for the owners of Royal Malewane, the six-bedroom villa is now available for exclusive use for families and groups of up to 12.

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Royal Malewane lodge in South Africa is one of the most original self-contained private-use safari homes on the continent. Its flamboyant personality and luxurious flare balance a striking line of opulence and easy-going style. Six en-suite bedrooms are jewel boxes of color, texture, history, and art, each flooded with light and outfitted in antique furniture, four-poster Mobasa beds, silk and velvet furnishings, and exotic Persian rugs. As with all Royal Portfolio properties, owner Liz Biden has added her own distinct vision to personalizing the spaces, with playful touches, dramatic color palettes, and strong silhouettes that will undoubtedly stand the test of time. Each features air conditioning, private decks overlooking the bush, en-suite bathrooms with Victorian-style bathtubs, and indoor and outdoor showers.

Royal Malewane Africa House sets the safari standard for the Kruger area. The house is bursting with creature comforts, from board games and television-facing sofas for the children, to glasses of French Champagne and soaks in the swimming pool for the adults. The outside pool overlooks the gnarled Marula Tree forests and frequently attracts African elephants to its soothing waters. The Royal Malewane Africa House private butler is always at the ready to enthuasiastically tend to every need, while a private chef consistently creates all-day dining experiences, catered to each guest’s tastes and served in a variety of indoor and outdoor settings with only the finest South African wines. A private ranger is also on hand to lead guests on private twice daily game drives into the magical, Big Five-laden Thornybush Private Game Reserve.

While not tracking the magnificent rhino or lion prides of the Kruger area, indulge in a bit of exercise and relaxation at the main lodge’s fully equipped gymnasium and Royal Malewane Bush Spa, consistently voted the best safari spa in Africa. Guests of Royal Malewane Africa House have full use of the amenities of the main lodge, including an atmospheric air-conditioned library, curio shop, and dining and lounge areas with fantastic outlooks onto the bush. Whether bird watching, star gazing, nature walking, or sharing the pool with the elephants, Royal Malewane lodge in South Africa presents an unforgettable experience for travelers of all ages. By the end of each stay, guests leave feeling like family.

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