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Royal Upgrades to South African Lodge

by Angelique Platas

May 29, 2018

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Lodging in the safaris of Africa is not like it used to be. Somehow, it’s even better.


South African safari stays have been synonymous with lavish campsites and high-end services for years, creating a bit of competition in the field. As more 5-star campsites, rustic luxury lodges and glamping services arise, the need to compete creates a vast market of luxury stays for families looking to explore the safari in style.


Since The Royal Portfolio’s exclusive safari lodge in South Africa’s Greater Kruger National Park came on the scene in 1999, guests have known extravagance. Now with a completed, renovated Royal Malewane Resort, guests enjoy a high-end blend of nature meets luxury.

wildebeest in central Kruger National Park

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Whether you’re a previous visitor or novice Royal Portfolio guest, expect all-new structural work to the Royal Malewane. The complete upgrade includes everything from all-new walls, doorways and flooring to newly refinished swimming pools, thatching and incredible décor.


Owner and accommodations designer of The Royal Portfolio, Liz Biden works to achieve a lush escape for travelers while keeping with the region’s natural beauty and iconic culture. Walk through the all-new gazebo entrance of your room enjoying vibrant designs, a completely renovated kitchen and, the centerpiece of the entire lodge, the brand-new Masiya Bar. Located in the Royal Malewane’s old boma, the new bar boasts contemporary cocktail ingredients, lux designs and an idyllic, relaxing atmosphere.


Upon booking, discuss private dinner options with your concierge and impress your guests (even further) for a special occasion, holiday or just luxury escape. Bring on a personal chef or staff and enjoy a luxury stay in the safari with the whole family.


In addition to recent The Royal Malewane upgrades, The Farmstead is set to open in mid-2019 with Royal Portfolio sister sites expected to follow suit — further establishing itself as a top safari stay experience.


Read more about the incredible luxury upgrades, booking inclusions and add-on opportunities here and plan for a memorable family getaway in a top safari destination.


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