Royal Malewane Africa House lies within a private game reserve bordering on the world-renowned Kruger National Park. Just a short distance from the prominent Drakensberg Mountains, Africa House has incredible sweeping bushveld views uplifted by this spectacular natural backdrop. Africa House is totally exclusive – for those seeking privacy, exclusivity, luxury. It operates as a secluded private-use safari home and balances a steady equilibrium between the ultimate in elegant luxury and easy-going camaraderie. Africa House is Royal Malewane’s ideal option for families travelling together or private groups of up to 12 guests.
A Family Affair
Children of all ages are welcomed by an enthusiastic team of friendly faces at Africa House. The 6 private suites are conducive to a relaxed family safari experience all the while managing to show off all the bells and whistles of top-end luxury. The spacious outside pool with views over forests of gnarled Marula Trees attract herds of elephant not only to the thirst-quenching smell of fresh water, but also to the Marula berries – an elephant’s irresistible temptation. There is nothing more truly African than sharing a drink with an African elephant!
The house is kitted out with board games and puzzles and deep sofas affront a television to entertain the children. Adults then have the space to indulge in exclusive peace over a glass of French Champagne or treat themselves to a therapeutic massage at the Royal Malewane Bush Spa, consistently voted the best spa experience in Africa.
By the end of your stay you will consider your private butler, chef and ranger as part of your family and what’s more the affectionate feelings will most likely be genuinely mutual.
Walking through the fortress-like doors into the confidently eclectic interior of Africa House, injects an immediate wanderlust to explore the rest of the spacious villa. The interiordesign at Royal Malewane Africa House is stylishly fun. The kaleidoscope of colours in each of the six suites, make bold cultural statements. Hand-crafted beds have been brought all the way from Mombasa and the view from each king-size throne outperform the next.
Africa House is uniquely placed in the heart of the lively wilderness which makes for an unbeatable bush orchestra and incredible birding opportunities. It is also just a short drive from the main lodge giving guests the option of using the luxurious spa and gym facilities in between game drives.
Treasures on tailored safaris
There are few lodges that can offer guests such quality wildlife sightings. Highly qualified guide and tracker teams at Africa House tailor each game drive to suit your interests, interpreting the immense biodiversity of the surroundings within the 11 500 hectare reserve. Photography is a passion for many of the Royal Malewane guides and they are enthusiastic about assisting guests with their photographic requirements. Especially unique to Royal Malewane Africa House’s safari experience is the healthy population of black rhino on the reserve. This is an extremely rare and shy species and a sighting should be considered a once-in-a-lifetime privilege.
Royal Malewane is easily accessible by road or by air. Iconic Africa suggests an easy flight from OR Tambo International Airport and a short 35 minute rod transfer in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. Alternatively, an easy flight from Cape Town to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport followed by an air transfer directly into Royal Malewane’s private airfield can be arranged.
There is no family safari destination to compete with Royal Malewane Africa House’s flamboyant personality and all-embracing flare for exclusive luxury. Each stay will have you craving your return. Africa House’s unforgettable memories etched eternally into the fabric of your family bond – from tracking one of Africa’s few remaining black rhino’s, to savouring your private chef’s homemade delicacies; even Africa’s subtle interludes of the duet of a pair of black-collared barbets. Africa’s experiences are boundless, Africa House’s recollections implausible – one visit is simply never enough!