Unspoiled Beauty on the Edge of the Sweni River
In the secluded eastern reaches of Kruger National Park, Singita Sweni takes up residence atop the lackadaisical Sweni River in a patch of wilderness known for its lion prides. In this elevated sanctuary—and acclaimed Relais & Chateaux—the contemporary design emphasizes the harmony between nature and structure (entire walls of glass make it hard to discern outside from inside), while soft earthy tones are parroted in the fabrics. Boarding aside, there’s a reason Singita Sweni has been dubbed the quintessential African Safari. Here, tracking is an art and seeing the Big Five is on the top of everyone’s mind. Luckily, even from the prow of your elevated deck, all variety of wildlife come to faff about in the waters, heedless to onlookers.Spectacular Stays
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Who It’s For
It’s hard to know who Singita Sweni is not for…In this lush riverine setting luxury meets the quintessential African Safari meets a sustainable ethos. Oh, and the staff at Singita provide service at an impeachable level.
Luxury Boutique Safari Lodge
Riverine forest, lush bush
7 Private Suites
| GOOD FOR|
Adventure Seekers, Conservationists, Couples, Families, Foodies, Honeymooners, Nature Lovers, Photographers
| PRICE PER PERSON|
$1,990 to $2,390 USD
Displayed rate based on double occupancy of Suite; rates may vary between low and high seasons
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Singita Sweni Lodge
Most Memorable Moment? Watching the animals walk up and drink from the stream from such a close distance was such a unique experience. It truly never get old.
The Sweni Lodge exceeds all expectations—it's beautiful, the facilities are excellent, the staff is incredible and (most importantly) the wild animals that call this place home are VERY special.
How to Get There
Singita Sweni Lodge is accessible by both land and air. All flights land at the Satara airstrip located 45 minutes from the lodge. Please contact us to arrange scheduled flights or private charters for your trip. If you’re flying from Johannesburg you can expect a flight of about 1 hour and 30 minutes; from Nelspruit your flying time is closer to 45 minutes.
By road you are looking at an 8 hours’ drive from Johannesburg or a 4 hours’ drive from Nelspruit.
Activities & Amenities
While big game may be the big draw, there’s still much more to fill your days with: archery, community visits, a tour of the surprisingly large (and impressive) wine cellar. You might even choose to set your sight to the night when the absence of light pollution lets the orchestra of the cosmos truly radiate. A comfortable day bed on your personal deck offers the perfect excuse to finally sleep out under the stars.
- Game drives
- Community visits
- Guided safari walks
- Swimming pool
- Wine boutique
- Family activities
- Art gallery
- Board games
In the Singita style, all seven suites take their cues from nature: look no further than the hues of fabrics adorning the room, full-length glass walls that allow for a constant infusion of light, timber decks that reach out from the trees and offer panoramic game-viewing. Meanwhile, the adoring staff make every effort to anticipate and fulfill your needs.
Contemporary SuitesFrom USD$1,990 per person, per night
All suites are guided by open-plan living and stretch the concept out to the private timber deck (where a day bed sits primped for cloudless, star-frenzied evenings). An outdoor shower dials up the luxe-outdoorsy vibe with views that constantly remind you of your proximity to water and trees.
Pool SuiteFrom USD$2,390 per person, per night
As the name suggests, a pool is an additional perk included in this private riverfront suite. If more space is required, the shaded deck can be united with the adjacent suite, ideal for families and honeymoon couples.
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