Singita Sweni Lodge


The latest project of the award-winning Singita Group, the Sweni Lodge is situated on the banks of the Sweni River just like the other group’s property, the Lebombo Lodge in the Lebombo Game Reserve.


Having secured the only concession granted for the foundation of a private reserve in the middle of the spectacular Kruger National Park, the Singita Group was able to set Sweni Lodge into stunning scenery far off the beaten track.


The smooth surface of the Sweni River reflects the sights of read more » the seemingly impenetrable wilderness. However, to the guest’s delight, lions, leopards and other wild animals again and again step out of the thick of the bush on their way to the river.


Vibrant green and soft ochre tones paint the 150 square kilometres large reserve. Many magnificent sights surprise the visitor first introduced to the breathtaking beauty of the South African savannah.


The Sweni Lodge is the perfect addition to the Lebombo Lodge located at only 250 metres distance as the rhino bird flies. Nestled among the trees lining the Sweni River, the Lodge radiates a very cosy and luxurious ambience.


Like all the other Singita Lodges, the Sweni Lodge is a proud member of the celebrated “Relais & Chateaux” collection.


The six Luxury Suites and the impressive main building set new luxury standards. Glass, steel and selected timbers have been skilfully combined to create a sensational design.


Glass creates transparency and transparency furnishes unity. The open design is airy, allowing for generous spaces. African design elements, warm ochre tones, Kudu leather and wicker work – the selected decorations summon the spirits of the savannah, creating an oasis of peace amidst the Kruger Park’s untamed nature.


The Sweni Lodge’s unique, open design lets the guest connect with nature which infuses every inch of the comfortable lodge.


It is hard to do the Sweni Lodge’s atmosphere justice with words only – it has to be felt, lived and cherished with all five senses.


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Ensuring maximum privacy, the Sweni Lodge’s six luxury suites feature combined living and sleeping quarters, a finely-appointed bathroom including both an internal and external shower and a private veranda read more » complete with a comfortable day bed.


Protected by a mosquito net, the day bed is a wonderful place to lie back and enjoy the bright African night sky. Large glass fronts harmonically merge the lounge with the enticing nature on your doorstep.


Settle down to rest where you please … in the shade of the tall Euphorbia trees slowly taking possession of the panelled sundeck or under the roof of the spacious interior of your suite.


Every corner of the suite offers its unique comforts and advantages, always with nature’s vivid hues of green in sight. It is the Sweni Lodge’s defining experience: No limitations and in harmony with its surrounding.


Of course, the suites also feature every modern amenity imaginable. Air-conditioning, a telephone, mini bar and safe complete the suites’ facilities.


The main building accommodates the exquisite cuisine showered with praise, a comfortable lounge with a fireplace, a terrace overlooking the Kruger Park’s canopies, a wine cellar hiding spectacular treasures and, for those who want to stay in touch, an internet terminal.


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Entertainment is a matter of fact at the Sweni Lodge in the heart of the Kruger National Park. One of the world’s densest wildlife populations includes South Africa’s famous Big Five and the various read more » exciting safaris offered are a thrill not to be missed.


Singita’s reputation for its excellent safari extends far beyond South Africa. The aspiring safari specialist employs only the most experienced, enthusiastic and dedicated rangers who in turn redefine the safari experience. This is the best Africa has!


On a quite day, inspiring wildlife observation is also possible in the comfort of the cosy veranda. Sun or shade, you decide. Let your eyes rest on the green forests expanding before you which might be hiding secrets you can uncover on your next safari.


Halfway between the Sweni and Lebombo Lodge, the Wellness Village is certainly another highlight worth mentioning. Finest furniture and selected pieces of art are the beautiful setting for the wellness magic to be experienced. Sweat in the sauna or give yourself up to the caring hands of the therapist applying massages or hot stone therapies.


A fitness centre, souvenir shop, wine boutique, an art gallery and the Ranger Café complete the Sweni Lodge’s extensive range of facilities.


Depending on the season, those who enjoy fishing may cast a line into the Sweni River in hope of a big catch.


Just above the river, next to the main building’s beautifully laid out terrace, a large swimming pool promises a welcome relief from the high noon sun.


Comfortable sun loungers, sun umbrellas casting their shade, are the perfect spot to doze off after a few lazy laps in the pool.


A cafeteria offering some exotic delicacies conveniently opens onto the terrace. At night, the final flourish to a lovely day is the traditional African boma, a wildly romantic open-air dinner around the flickering campfire.


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