Royal Malewane, Thornybush Game Reserve – South Africa

The Royal Malewane

Royal Malewane, located within the private Thornybush Game Reserve (along Kruger National Park) is the safari experience one dreams of…

Tucked quietly into it’s natural surroundings, the sumptuously appointed colonial style lodge is a paradise for those seeking an exclusive experience. With six stand alone suites, two royal suites, and it’s Africa house villa, the lodge is perfect for couples, families and V.I.P.’s.

Guests will surely see the “Big Five” here. The lodge boasts some of the countries best and most acclaimed rangers and trackers who unveil the nearly 38 thousand acre reserve to their guests. But, what really sets the Royal Malewane apart is the atmosphere that the richly appointed furnishings and superior service impart on it’s guests. No detail is missed, no thoughtful attention is left behind in the bush. They’ve thought of everything for you already! One feels as though they have stepped back in time, to experience the luxury and romance of the safari as it was.

The Royal Malewane – contact Eden For Your World to begin planning your experience.

A video voyage of Royal Malewane.

Saving the Rhinoceros

With the horrific increase in Rhinoceros poaching in recent years, new innovative measures are being taken to curb their needless slaughter. Last year, In South Africa alone, nearly one thousand rhinos were lost to poaching. Royal Malewane is on the forefront of efforts to protect these animals and to make their horns useless for the market that covets them. The latest method of deterring poachers is Rhino Horn Devaluation, where poison is injected directly into their horns, leaving them useless for trade. Handling or use of the horns by humans proves fatal. Bravo RM, and thank you!

Rhino Rescue Project

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Singita Lebombo Lodge, Kruger National Park – South Africa

Singita Lebombo Lodge

Singita, meaning “miracle” in the Shangaan language.

Singita Lebombo and Sweni are located in Kruger National Park (eight million acres or about the size of Israel), but within their own private consession. Nestled along a river facing craggy rocks, Singita Lebombo is like a mirage. But, as a guest, one soon discovers it is in fact a reality of luxury and contemporary high design in one of the most beautiful places on earth.

Thoughtful details in design and luxurious amenities do not detract from feeling part of the vast wilderness. Each of the lodge’s fifteen stand alone suites and it’s common areas provide a truly indoor-outdoor experience.

Both lodges are part of Relais & Chateau… which translate to delicious dining experiences and exceptional wine selections!

Experienced rangers and trackers show you the amazing wildlife in luxury Rovers. Comfort, style and safari mix perfectly here!

Singita Lebombo.

A video voyage of Singita Lebombo.

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Phinda Private Game Reserve – South Africa

Phinda Private Game Reserve

Phinda = “the return”… of the animals and land. 1991 began the accumulation and leasing of this land in an effort to transform the land from farms back to it’s natural state. The conservation project group works together with surrounding communities to protect the reserve. The reserve in its entirety is called Munyawana.

Located in subtropical northern KwaZulu-Natal, the reserve has now grown to a total of 56,830 acres of land dedicated to the preservation of wildlife. Phinda is home to six unique andBeyond lodges and one of Africa’s finest game viewing experiences!

Our experiences:

Phinda Forest Lodge

Located in the Northern Territory of the park, the lodge has 16 rooms tucked into the sand forest. Each unit is built on piers and boasts a private deck.

Phinda Rock Lodge

Located in the Southern territory, the lodge has 6 rooms perched on tree covered cliffs overlooking a beautiful valley, each with its own private plunge pool. Adults only.

“Siabonga” to all who made our experience so wonderful!

A video voyage of Phinda.

The Zulu Tribe

During our transfer we learned a great deal from our Zulu driver, Matthew.

Zulu homesteads consist of one hut for the family, where the family cooks, dines and sleeps. Once kids reach the ages of 10-12 they move into huts, called Kwagogo, built on site, next door to the family.

Marriage dowery = 11 cows. More for the kings daughter, of course!

Today, King Goodwill Zwelithini Zulu,
descendant of Shaka Zulu, is keeper of the Zulu tradition and history.

Other Inkosi (chiefs) rule smaller areas and report to King Zulu and manage smaller community issues.

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