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Royal Malewane Waterside

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Royal Malewane Waterside offers an unrivaled luxury safari experience in South Africa’s Greater Kruger Park. A member of the exclusive Royal Portfolio group, which includes The Silo and La Residence, Waterside is nothing if not atmospheric with its panoramic views of the waterhole fringed by fever trees and wildlife. It is perfect for couples or families who value memorable experiences, personalized service, and unrivaled game viewing with the most qualified guiding team in Africa.

Waterside offers 2 Aloe Suites, 4 Luxury Suites, 1 Baobab Suite with 2 bedrooms and 1 Waterside House with 4 bedrooms. All the suites are elegant and individually decorated with Liz Biden’s signature maximalist style and feature private plunge pools on expansive decks with views over the bush (and sometimes visiting elephants). Dining at the lodge is completely flexible. Whether you feel like a light salad by the pool in the privacy of your Suite or a decadent 6-course dinner paired with fine wines, the dining team will ensure that you are carefully looked after. Between your thrilling wildlife activities, spend your days unwinding poolside, enjoying soothing wellness treatments, yoga and meditation, and relishing world-class wine tastings.

We are proud to say that this property is affiliated with the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA) and welcomes members of the LGBTQ+ community.

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Expert View

  • The pinnacle of refinement and opulence
  • Referred to as the ‘Harvard of the Bush’ with Africa’s most qualified guides
  • Liz Biden’s famously bright, and eclectic designs
  • Staff who anticipate every need of a modern luxury safari

At a glance

  • 7 Suites & 1 Private House
  • All Ages
  • Open All Year
  • Family Rooms
  • All Inclusive
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Our sustainable tourism rating

We handpick partners who share our commitment to protecting their environment, conserving wildlife and benefitting local communities.

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"If you don’t like the temperature of your plunge pool, it can easily be adjusted to your liking using the state-of-the-art solar and recycled water hydronic system."

Indulge your passions


Adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most.

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  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
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  • Food Experience Icon Food Experiences
  • Photography Safari Icon Photography Safari
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Sample Itineraries


From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, cultural melting pots and enchanting beaches, every bespoke Mahlatini journey is thrilling. Unsure where to visit? Whether it’s a bucket-list adventure, a milestone celebration or simply a much-needed escape, experience the joy with this inspiring selection of favorites.

  • Bespoke itineraries
  • Flights and transfers included
  • Best rates guaranteed
Start your unique journey


At Mahlatini, we like to make things easy for you. Browse our website for inspiration or pick up the phone. Whether you’re full of ideas or unsure of where to start, we’re here to help. Serial safari-goer or first-time visitor, we’re ready to create your ultimate tailormade itinerary.

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Call us or inquire online. Share your wish list and we’ll start planning your adventure.

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Your dedicated travel expert will be in touch within 24 hours to start designing your bespoke itinerary.

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We won’t stop refining your plans until we get the perfect trip at the best price.

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Receive your Mahlatini travel documents, pack your bags and set off on your trip of a lifetime!

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