Introducing The Farmstead at Royal Malewane | The Royal Portfolio

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1 April2019

by Greg Cooke

The Farmstead at Royal Malewane will open on 1 May 2019.

The Farmstead is a beautiful new lodge at Royal Malewane just a 12 minute drive south of the existing lodge.

The land is elevated offering dramatic views over the canopies of the Greater Kruger National Park while the lodge itself surrounds a watering hole popular with the abundant wildlife. Guests at The Farmstead will enjoy the same remarkable service and delicious cuisine synonymous with Royal Malewane while experiencing the ultimate Big 5 safari with the most qualified guiding team in Africa.


Stay 3 nights at The Farmstead and 1 night at The Silo Hotel in Cape Town and receive a complimentary second night at The Silo Hotel.
• Valid for stays 1 May – 15 December 2019
• Staying in a Luxury Farm Suite and a Silo Room
• Subject to availability and applies to new reservations only
Simply contact our reservations team to make your booking.

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The Lodge Layout

The Farmstead at Royal Malewane consists of a main lodge area, three Luxury Farm Suites, and The Farmhouse. The Luxury Farm Suites and The Farmhouse will be either side of a central lodge area where guests will be able to enjoy breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner in the elegant and comfortable spaces. After dinner guests can relax around the fire pit on the vast deck and reflect on the day’s adventures.

There is a double spa treatment room offering a variety of indulgent treatments as well as a gym.

A New Design

Following the recent refurbishment of the existing lodge at Royal Malewane, The Farmstead will offer something very different in terms of luxury safari accommodation. A completely different design style to any existing lodges in Africa.

Light oak, tin rooves, wrought iron and gentle hues of blue and white will define the style with Royal Blue, Indigo and Turquoise patterns adorning the fabrics of the comfy sofas on wide verandas that echo a bygone era where time moved slowly and days evolved with the natural rhythm of the African wilderness.


There are three Luxury Farm Suites. Each has a spacious bedroom and an en-suite bathroom with a bath and a shower as well as an outdoor shower. There are large front and back verandas as well as a beautiful deck and a private pool overlooking the bush where inquisitive wildlife might pay a little visit.

Children over 10 are welcome in the Luxury Farm Suites.

A stylish new addition to South Africa's luxury safari lodges.

The Farmhouse is a three and a half bedroom private villa which is ideal for families or a group of friends. Similar to Africa House and the Royal Suites, The Farmhouse has its own private services including a chef, housekeeper and butler. Guests will have their own private safari vehicle with a dedicated Ranger and Tracker ensuring the ultimate in luxury. There are three main bedrooms as well as a smaller children’s room. There is a magnificent deck with a large swimming pool flowing out into the bush. The total area of The Farmhouse is 636 square metres (6845 square feet) including the vast verandas and deck. Children of all ages are welcome in The Farmhouse.

The Farmstead is offered as four individual units but will be ideal for the exclusive use of up to 14 guests. Rates are all inclusive.

The Farmhouse really completes the accommodation options at Royal Malewane, with Africa House offering six en-suite bedrooms and The Royal Suites offering two en-suite bedrooms.

Community & Conservation

In keeping with The Royal Portfolio’s Purpose and Values, The Farmstead is part of a broader project to uplift local communities.

Support for the community and conservation of the environment are inextricably linked. It’s critical to involve the local community who need to realise the financial gains of tourism in order to see the value in protecting wildlife and the environment. To see how conservation and sustainable tourism can permanently uplift a community while subsistence poaching and trophy hunting offer only ephemeral rewards. The Farmstead land is leased from the local community. Not only will we employ and develop members of the community, but at the end of that long lease both the land and the asset will revert to the community with the option to continue working with The Royal Portfolio in perpetuity. 

Bookings for The Farmstead at Royal Malewane are now open – simply contact our reservations team for further information and to make a reservation.

You can also book any of The Royal Portfolio’s properties quickly and easily online.

Please download The Farmstead Information Pack  and Press Release below:

The Farmstead at Royal Malewane 2019.4 (2.04 MB) rmf-The Farmstead at Royal Malewane Press Release July 2018 (296.94 KB)

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Christopher Slevin
Christopher Slevin

Congratulations on this exciting innovative project, as well as the re-furbishing of Royal Malewane, maintaining the Royal Portfolio as the top recommendation for refined luxury in South Africa.

Martin Rapp
Martin Rapp

Liz, it looks amazing. You’ve done it again.

The RAB's
The RAB's

Fantastic Liz – This will be an added bonus to what you already have and we wish you all the best. !!


wow, wonderful!

Irene Boaventura
Irene Boaventura

Dear Nick,

I know you well do so well on your new career step. Thank you for the great time at The Silo Hotel. You have the best partner in Charne. Fly The Silo Flag high dearest Nick

Victoria HaywardVictoria Hayward
Victoria HaywardVictoria Hayward

Congratulations this looks superb and i am in love with the tranquil, cooling colours you have selected. Such style to be applauded again Liz and team XX

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