Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Elephant and Black Rhino make up Africa's Big 5. The ‘Big 5’ phrase was coined by hunters back in the day. It referred to the five most difficult animals in Africa to hunt on foot and the degree of danger involved. The term is still used today but without the hunting connotations. The animals still appear on the various South African banknotes.
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.
At Royal Malewane guests are encouraged to relax and experience the African bush at their own pace. There are no set meal times and the guiding team will accommodate your needs and interests as far as possible. We don't want to give away all the surprises, but below is a rough guide of what to expect on a typical day at Royal Malewane.
Experience an even more intimate nature and wildlife encounter by walking among the Big 5. Learn about the vegetation, eco-systems, insect and bird life on a thrilling and fascinating bush walk.