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Royal Malewane

Royal Malewane is one of Africa's most luxurious wildlife lodges, renowned for providing the pinnacle of luxury Big-5 game viewing. Set amongst a canopy of indigenous acacia and lantern bush trees, the central library, shop and dining area, airy and simply elegant, is the hub of linked walkways that thread to the eight luxury suites, each with its own rich wooden deck, rim-flow pool and thatched gazebo.

For the ultimate in luxury, there are also the Royal and Malewane Suites, which comfortably accommodate up to four guests each, with the complimentary services of a butler, private chef and up to four complimentary massages.

Completely surrounded by the untamed African bush, the Waters of Royal Malewane Bush Spa is the perfect refuge for guests seeking relaxation or rejuvenation. This sanctuary for the senses offers guests an indoor and outdoor treatment area, gym, double treatment rooms with spa baths and a Vichy shower, four casitas for post treatment relaxation and a 25m heated lap pool. Treatments are inspired by African Rituals and indigenous oils and traditional ingredients provide a sensory experience with an unforgettable African touch. The treatments may be enjoyed in the spa, in the spectacular open-air sala or in the complete privacy of the guest's suite.

In the evenings at Royal Malewane, renowned chef John Jackson serves sumptuous dinners in different outdoor locations.

Guests can be assured of a variety of gourmet delights, for instance; venison roasts slowly basted in the huge open fireplace of the semi-sheltered dining area. There is also the leisurely enjoyment of seven courses served with starched white napery, silver cutlery and crystal glasses. The pure luxury and elegance of this dinner creates an awesome contrast to the rustic of the surrounding African bush and makes the "silver and crystal" evening unforgettable.

A Boma dinner overlooks the water hole, while local singers and dancers entertain and guests enjoy the sumptuous traditional dishes around the fires and under the open African sky.

Imagine the surprise, when after your evening game drive you arrive at a clearing in the bush to a magnificent Bedouin tent bedecked with Moroccan lanterns and Persian cushions. The aromas of light curries cooked under the stars greet you. With the mesh of trees outlined against the lanterns, the air is thick with sounds of the wildlife, but still with a sense of quiet, which makes you feel as if time is standing still. Truly magnificent and unforgettable!

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