Waterside Opens at Kruger’s Royal Malewane

The Royal Portfolio has launched Waterside at Royal Malewane, a new 12-bedroom luxury safari lodge located in South Africa’s Greater Kruger National Park.

A new addition to the iconic, award-winning Royal Malewane, Waterside is the perfect destination especially for a family safari, providing a luxurious and very private setting for multigenerational trips, kids, parents and grandparents joining up for big family adventures.

Nestled in a forest of beautiful ornamental fever trees teeming with exotic bird life, Waterside has six free-standing, extra-spacious luxury suites for up to 20 guests. Facilities include a restaurant, bar and main pool overlooking a large dam frequented by wildlife, a one-of-a-kind bush spa with hammam and yoga/meditation room, a gym and an indoor and outdoor entertain area for children. An award-winning team in place to deliver the level of service that is synonymous with the brand. Guests enjoy unrivaled game viewing led by the most qualified guiding team in Africa. The well-known Guides and Trackers are especially equipped to create an engaging and exciting experience for young families.

Waterside was constructed using a contemporary combination of glass, steel and thatch and water features throughout. The bright interiors provide a bold new African context featuring maximalist artwork and theatrical design true to the inimitable style of owner Liz Biden. Waterside has been designed to be in enchanting harmony with its natural surroundings, the seasonal moods and hues of the bush. Colors and textures combine to bring magic and fascination to every space, drawing on the very essence of the wild. In fact, nature, in all its richness, is omnipresent at the lodge; peaceful, calm, yet imbued with all the pent-up drama that characterizes the African bush.

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Nick Walton

Nick Walton

Nick Walton is a leading travel and lifestyle journalist, magazine editor, publisher, photographer, travel commentator, and media trainer, based in Hong Kong. He is also managing editor of Artemis Communications, the titles of which include Ultimate Encounters, Alpha Men Asia, and The Art of Business Travel.


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