Malewane Lodge Appoints New General Manager

The Royal Portfolio in South Africa has announced the appointment of Stefan Schoeman as new general manager of Malewane Lodge at Royal Malewane. With over 20 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, Schoeman has a track record of luxury lodge and hotel management.

“We are thrilled to have Stefan join our team. His length of service in the hospitality industry and his total commitment to creating unforgettable guest experiences make him the perfect addition to The Royal Portfolio family,” said Simon Mandy, managing director of The Royal Portfolio. “We look forward to the exciting future that lies ahead for Malewane Lodge under Stefan’s leadership.”

As general manager of Thornybush Private Game Reserve's Malewane Lodge, Schoeman will report to Kielan Kallis, who will now oversee all lodges at Royal Malewane (Malewane Lodge, Farmstead and Waterside). Schoeman’s appointment continues The Royal Portfolio’s drive to invest in exceptional talent and deliver the best of South Africa to local and international guests.

The Royal Portfolio is a collection of hotels and private residences in South Africa owned and run by the Biden family. The Royal Portfolio includes Royal Malewane’s three lodges in the Greater Kruger National Park, Birkenhead House in Hermanus, La Residence in Franschhoek, The Silo Hotel in Cape Town and a collection of Private Residences. Royal Malewane comprises six Luxury Suites, two Royal Suites with two bedrooms each, and Africa House, an exclusive-use bush villa with six bedrooms. All of Royal Malewane’s freestanding suites are linked to the lodge’s reception, dinging areas, library and spa.

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