“Comfortable with a little touch of magic”

Placid waters of a waterhole reflecting vast blue skies coupled with a sweeping canopy of green fever trees creates the perfect canvas for a tranquil escape. This is the setting of luxury lodge Waterside at Royal Malewane. Rest your mind and reawaken your soul in one of the most immersive natural settings found in the Greater Kruger National Park.

Ideal for couples or families who value memorable experiences, quality time and unrivalled game viewing, the luxury lodge offers unlimited opportunities to reconnect and experience a sense of togetherness. Whether it be in your private plunge pool or by the main pool deck, spend your days splashing whenever the sun seems too sultry. Enjoy soothing wellness treatments, yoga and meditation. Or relish in world-class wine tastings in the Waterside cellar. Twice daily game drives are of course a given, however, for the sake of selection, morning bush walks are also an option and highly recommended. Additional excursions can be arranged including Blyde River Canyon helicopter flights and cruises, golf at Leopard Creek (Africa’s most exclusive bushveld golf course), as well as visits to Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.

Enjoying uninterrupted views of the bustling waterhole, the lodge boasts a bold new African context for Liz Biden’s opulent, bright and breath-taking designs. Warm and inviting spaces come in abundance here. Illuminated pathways connect all suites to the Waterside’s reception, dining areas, library, spa, fitness center and yoga room. Echoing the huge space of the communal areas, each luxury suite also enjoys an extravagant size and exudes effortless elegance. Jewel-toned oriental rugs cloak the floors, thatch peeks out between ceiling beams, private plunge pools beckon on expansive decks with views over the bush (and sometimes visiting elephants). Savour a spacious sanctuary and an unforgettable safari experience in Waterside’s pristine natural setting.

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