The Farmstead at Royal Malewane, which falls within The Royal Portfolio, is set to open its doors on May 1.
The lodge is in the Greater Kruger National Park, near a watering hole that is popular with wildlife.
The Farmstead has a main lodge area, three Luxury Farm Suites, and The Farmhouse. The latter two will be built on either side of the central lodge area, where guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner. Outside the lodge is a large deck and firepit.
Each of the Luxury Farm Suites has a spacious bedroom and en-suite bathroom with a bath, shower and outdoor shower. Large front and back verandas along with a deck and private pool overlook the bush.
The Farmhouse is a private villa, and has three full-sized bedrooms along with a children’s bedroom. The villa offers private services including a chef, housekeeper and butler, and outdoors is a deck with a large swimming pool. A double spa treatment room and gym complete the offering. Guests will also have their own private safari vehicle with dedicated ranger and tracker. The villa is offered as four individual units, but is ideal for the exclusive use of up to 14 guests.
The Farmstead is part of a broader project to uplift the local communities. The land is leased from the local community who, at the end of the lease, will have the land and asset revert to them, with the option to continue working with The Royal Portfolio. The group also employs and develops members of the local community.
Bookings for The Farmstead are already open.