Africa House at Royal Malewane

Country: South Africa

Africa House provides the ultimate getaway for those who value privacy, personalized service and the best “Big Five” game viewing Africa has to offer. Accommodating a maximum of 12 guests in the utmost splendour, this privately owned African Villa is situated on a 30 000 acres reserve in the Greater Kruger region of South Africa. It is best for families (children of all ages are welcome) or for groups travelling together.

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

Africa House is easily accessible by air and road and is located in Thornybush Private Game Reserve on the Western Border of The Greater Kruger National Park.


Need to Know


From expert rangers and trackers to specialist photographic safaris, Royal Malewane offers a classical safari experience where nature is paramount. With over 130 mammal species and over 300 bird species, Royal Malewane delivers an unrivaled wildlife experience incorporating all creatures great and small as well as the incredible plant life that plays such a vital role in maintaining a healthy ecosystem.


Experience Africa's abundant wildlife on morning and afternoon game drives with expert game rangers and trackers. Guest safety is paramount.

To view game is to lose yourself in a powerful and startling drama. During a game viewing excursion, your senses sharpen, excitement grows, you draw close to the most remarkable animals as they hunt, play and sleep.

Game drives at Royal Malewane are tailored to suit your interests, so you can track your favourite animal or see the birds, flowers or trees that you love most. To engage with the landscape even more intimately, explore the bush on foot with our expert guides and trackers at your side.


Game drives at dawn and dusk form the basic rhythm of the day, and you’ll find that to be out in the fresh air as the sun rises and sets is to be realigned with a pattern of deep and ancient significance. In addition, no matter what the time of year, each season has something special to offer in terms of game viewing and game drives. The dry, gold-brown winter bush makes for excellent sightings but the lush green foliage of the summer months brings with it migrant birds and new-born animals. Embrace the unique opportunities of the moment, for nature is generous in her bounty.

A typical game drive lasts for three to four hours and all game drives are included in our rates.

Wildlife Highlights

Local Activities

• A visit to the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

• Helicopter flights through the Blyde Rover Canyon, the worlds third

largest canyon and the world’s largest wooded canyon

• Hot air balloon flights

• Canyon cruises

• Golf at Africa’s most exclusive golf course – Leopard Creek

• Horse riding safaris

• Walking safaris



All Luxury Rooms include:

• Ceiling fans

• Air conditioners

• Tea and coffee making facilities

• Fully stocked complimentary mini bar

• In-room safes

• Telephones

• Television

• WiFi

• International adapters and hairdryers

• 51.5 m2 private deck

• 10.8m2 private plunge pool

• 11.2m2 gazebo

• Fireplace


Both Royal Suites include:

• Ceiling fans

• Air conditioners

• Under floor heating

• In-room safes

• Telephones

• Television and DVD player

• International adapters and hairdryers

• WiFi

• Personal desktop

• lounge, dining area with an open-plan kitchen

• fully stocked maxi bar.

• 300 m2 private deck with plunge pool, Persian rugs, deck furniture

• fireplace

• Private chef

• Private guide & vehicle

• Personal butlers


Accommodation at 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 an exotic and luxurious feel.


The best time to visit really depends on your personal preferences – nature has something to offer throughout the year. Incredible game viewing can be experienced at any time and there is not really a ‘best time of year for game viewing’.

The region enjoys summer rains and dramatic thunder storms – temperatures soar into the 30s in the summer months. The vegetation is lush and verdant attracting incredible bird life while many new borns appear at this time of year.

The winter months are drier and cooler – the vegetation is sparser resulting in improved visibility for game viewing as the animals make their way to the watering holes for hydration.

Average Stay

We generally recommend at least three nights at Royal Malewane in order to experience all that this magnificent property has to offer from the comfort of your private suite to the exhilaration of twice daily game drives.

Average Room Prices

The rates at Royal Malewane start fromR 21,250.00 per person per night for a Luxury Suite

The rates at Royal Malewane are all-inclusive which means that all your meals, game drives, soft-drinks, wines, beers and spirits are included, as well as the mini-bar in your room. There is complimentary wifi throughout Royal Malewane.


Child Policy

Children over 10 are welcome in the Luxury Suites, unless all 6 Luxury Suites are booked for exclusive use in which case children of all ages are welcome. Children of all ages are welcome in the Royal Suites and at Africa House.

We have a wonderful children’s programme at Royal Malewane and our team is well trained to ensure the safety of your family while on safari.