Singita Sweni Lodge

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Singita Sweni Lodge

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Singita Sweni Lodge nestles on the banks of the meandering Sweni River, in the secluded eastern reaches of the Kruger National Park. The majestic Lebombo Mountains run across this remote wilderness area which is renowned for its lion prides.

Highlights

  • The lodge is situated in a remote wilderness area which is renowned for its lion prides.
  • Luxury suites exudes a sense of intimacy and seclusion
  • Professional guides and trackers provide the perfect opportunity to get up close to Africa’s incredible animals

You should know

  • Children of all ages are welcome at Singita Sweni Lodge.
  • Infants under the age of 2 years will be accommodated free of charge.
  • Children aged 2-16 years will be accommodated at 50% of the adult rate when sharing a standard Suite with one adult or another child.

The detail

Situated in riverine forest and elevated on wooden decks, Singita Sweni’s dark wood structures and shades of green blend seemingly with the surroundings. Sweni Lodge offers guests an unforgettable African safari accompanied by impeccable service.

The lodge boasts six luxurious Suites along the banks of the Sweni River. Features include full-length glass walls that offer gorgeous views of the riverine forest, a full en-suite bathroom with an outdoor shower, living area, and an expansive viewing deck with a daybed.

The Suites are river facing and open plan with a double or twin beds, walk-in bathroom, indoor & outside shower, inside bath & private deck with day bed, air-conditioning, overhead fans, minibar & fridge, tea/coffee station, digital safe, hairdryer, I-Pod docking station, bathroom amenities, direct dial telephone, deck, WiFi.

The lodge facilities include an open-sided lounge with fireplace, dining area, bar, swimming pool, laundry service, wine cellar; and a nearby gym, boutique, art gallery and spa.

The Kruger National Park is the largest game reserve in South Africa, covering almost two million hectares. The Kruger offers the ultimate safari experience with 147 mammal species including the Big Five. It is also the best place to go bird watching with over 500 species of bird recorded.  

Activities offered at the lodge include twice daily open-vehicle game drives led by professional guides, guided safari walks, archery, and stargazing.

Singita Sweni Lodge is ideal for solo explorers, couples and families looking for a luxury safari getaway.

Price includes

  • Accommodation, all meals and beverages (excluding French Champagne), twice daily open land rover safaris, walking safaris, mountain biking safaris, archery, laundry service, and return road transfers between the Satara airstrip and the lodges.
  • Please note: A minimum of a 3-night stay is required during this period: 20 December – 15 January
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$ 2040 USD
$ 1530 USD
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Alice
Our visit to Singita Sweni was amazing! From the moment we stepped off the plane we were well looked after. All staff outdid themselves to make sure we had the best time. Our tracker and ranger Clement and Howard, went above and beyond to track the big 5 and we even walked amongst the rhinos!!! They were so knowledgeable about the animals and the park in general. The food at the lodge was better than 5 star dining. The rooms themselves were even better than in the photos, every little detail was addressed to top off the experience. The Hippos were also playing in the river in the mornings which added to the experience. I'll never forget this safari and adventure. Super luxurious and well worth the investment. Loved every minute of it!!!!
David S
After staying at some of the top places in South Africa for our honeymoon (Kensington Place, Delaire Graff and Singita Ebony), Singita Sweni was pretty much the only way to match what we'd already experienced. With our standards already pretty high, Sweni managed to once again exceed them! I didn't really understand how the safari experience would differ between Ebony and Sweni, but it was really amazing to experience both.First, while Ebony was traditional and rustic, Sweni was much more modern. We loved the decor of the rooms, the amazing glass walls and views, and the privacy. The food was just as amazing as our Ebony experience and once again, we pretty much never stopped eating! Even when we missed a breakfast because of an extended game drive to go see a cheetah family, the staff surprised us with a picnic lunch on a cliff overlooking Kruger.The game drives in Kruger were even more amazing than in Sabi Sands. The larger blocks made tracking harder, but there were just so many more animals roaming around that we constantly had amazing sightings. If you really want to see the big five, make sure to go to Kruger. And, there's really nothing that can top the Sweni experience.
Vijay J
My wife and I spent two nights at Singita Sweni. This was our first safari, our first time in Africa, and our honeymoon - and we wanted it to be amazing. It was. Built to embrace the landscape of the Kruger, the lodge is simply stunning, throw in the candle light dinners, the star lit skies, the great food, the bomba, the beauty of the Kruger and all of that adds up. The design of the lodge and rooms makes you feel a part of the bush whilst still keeping you in the lap of luxury.But what makes it truly stand out are the people. Between Irene, Lucky, and Trust we were treated so well and taken aback by how much extra they go just to bring a smile to your face. Hot water bottles after a cold game drive in the sun, drawn bubble baths, then remembering offhand comments and preparing a bed to sleep under the stars, petals on the bed,.. I can go on. I guess no better compliment could be given but to say that when we left we felt we were leaving friends behind.. (after two days)The game drives themselves were also extremely enjoyable. We saw 3 of the big 5, zebra, giraffe, hippos, crocodiles, so many birds (each more beautiful than the rest), etc. The highlights being 4 male lions seen in the dark - one of them limping, hurt badly after a fight and being led by its brother. The other highlight was a giraffe being devoured by a pack of 10 hyenas and over 100 vultures reminding you that despite the safety of a vehicle you were very much in the wild, Our guide Colin and tracker Andrew were great, they were knowledgeable, very companionable, funny and did their best to make our game drives memorable.I can keep coming up with adjectives to describe the place but none of them is the same as having been there and letting them spoil your idea of what hospitality is.
Alan C
My wife and I visited Sweni Lodge for 2 nights in late October transferring over from Ebony Lodge on the second stage of our holiday. Ebony Lodge was going to be difficult for anyone to follow, but Sweni Lodge gave them a good run for their money and certainly delivered, so much so that my wife and I regretted that we could not have stayed longer.Having stayed at Ebony Lodge for 4 nights previously, witnessed the big 5 and been totally spoilt, we felt that we were now safari experts – seen it, been it done it and got the tee-shirt. Our guide and tracker Danie and Exon stood no chance. We could not have been more wrong if we tried. As usual nature coughed up new and varied experiences, and Danie in particular provided a different perspective and insight on some of the animals that we had already seen at Ebony. Highlights (following on from our experience at Ebony) included the numerous lions that we saw, the rock python, the scorpion and the waterbucks at sunset.As noted in other reviews the accommodation and hospitality are excellent. The accommodation is modern, fully glazed with a choice of 3 showers and two toilets with a balcony overlooking the river and hippos below. We had the option of either sleeping inside or outside on the balcony beneath the stars, which we did on the first night, fully protected by mosquito nets.The ladies of Sweni Lodge gave us a warm welcome and made sure that we had a fabulous stay. We were impressed that Ebony Lodge had contacted them in advance and that they had noted and briefed the staff on our particular preferences. We cannot leave this review without special mention to all the staff at Sweni Lodge who were outstanding, in particular:-• Danie and Exon – for an awesome time. • Angelique and Irene (star of the Sinigita coffee table book) for always making sure we were being looked after. • Thabile, our butler, for looking after us and for dancing with my wife at the bomar. (Irene – your absence from the dancing was duly noted just as much as and Beauties’ dancing was also a revelation) • Lucky for her sparkling personality and providing my wife with her brandy nightcap.Thank you and hope to see you all again soon.
J Jastromb
We spent three nights in this Singita property and had a visual treat of visiting animals in their house. The property has six residences that represent complete luxury with an amazing staff that catered to as well as anticipated every need. What can we say that has not been said by others.....a flawless experience including wonderful dining overlooking the river. We hugged the staff as we departed, for in a short period of time, they became family The guide and tracker were excellent to boot. Quite possible the best experience that could be had anywhere.
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4.7
out of 5 based on
180 reviews
Feb 1, 2023
The person helping me was great
The person who was helping me with the booking, Carien, was exceptionally helpful and she made it very easy to get information and to get my booking sorted. The website was very easy to navigate and receive good information about which spots offer which amenities
Wynand De Villiers
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ZA
Jan 27, 2023
I cant say much but safari is the best…
I cant say much but safari is the best when it comes to book coz they know client are always right and they help me very quicky.God bless u
Phathu Matshintshisa
,
ZA
Jan 11, 2023
Unorgettable trip in South Africa
We have spent 12 days as a family in South Africa with my 3 children and my wife who is in a wheelchair. Thanks to Pascal, Safari.com consultant, we were able to spend an unforgettable moment with a great program while being well accompanied despite our constraints. I recommand particularly the "Monwana game lodge" for a safari in Hoedspruit. It's an amazing place with very nice people and a real family atmosphere. Thank you to the entire Safari.com team for this unforgettable trip.
fabrice dont
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FR
Nov 26, 2022
We had an amazing first safari…
We had an amazing first safari experience with Safari.com! 💯Thanks to Dolan for the well planning and ensure our itinerary goes smoothly and safely!
CSY
,
ZA
Oct 21, 2022
Superior service, knowledgeable, transparent, amazing can-do attitude
These guys get 10/10. I have booked with them a few times. To Kruger National Park, including both public and private(concession) camps, flights and car hire. Their senior agent, Dolan is exceptional. Nothing is too much trouble. Attention to detail, transparency, and 'can-do' attitude are out of the ordinary. I recently came into contact with Tanya at safari.com as well. It looks like all their agents are similarly well trained. Thank you. I cannot recommend Dolan and his team highly enough.
customer
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AU
Nov 18, 2022
Cape Town miracle
I was in Cape Town, South Africa recently for an athletic competition and had allowed myself a week of personal time to relax and properly conclude the trip, but had not bothered to plan a safari to occupy the time. I was skeptical of the cost and whether I would enjoy the experience, however a couple days into that final week it occurred to me, in a bit of a panic attack, what a waste it would be not to take advantage of this opportunity. I hopped online and started looking at flights to Johannesburg (almost all the safaris in SA start there with an early morning pick up), but it was basically impossible to get a flight early enough and/or to coordinate with the multiple safaris operating in or just outside of Kruger. With no apparent options available to turn my remaining 4 1/2 days into even a 3 day safari I stumbled on the most obvious website one could imagine, Safari.com. I'd completely given up negotiating all the variables on my own but here was a safari travel agent that might be able to help me .. and they were based right out of Cape Town, literally a stones throw from my lodgings. Serendipity, or so i hoped. I immediately sent out an email and crossed my fingers .. for roughly an hour and a half, at which point Dolan from Safari.com responded to me requesting I give him a call so that we could expedite potential arrangements. My in country phone plan wasn't able to make calls, but we arranged for him to call me and not 3 hours after being in the grip of despair Dolan got through to me and far from notifying me of how absurd it was to hold out hope for a literally, last minute safari adventure with barely 4 days available to me, he had already worked out all the details I'd sent and created a preliminary safari trip that would bypass Johannesburg airport for a flight the next morning to a closer, much, much smaller airport where I would be picked up taken, not to a 3 day safari, but a full 4 day safari, then back to the tiny, tiny airport for a return flight to Cape Town with 2 hours to spare for my return leg all the way home. It almost feels like an afterthought, after the minor miracle Dolan was able to conjure up, but the safari itself at Simbavati Lodge was just an absolutely stunning experience. The single "tent" he booked me was as luxurious as any 4 star hotel I've stayed in, the game drives, one every morning, one every evening were more amazing than I could have ever imagined, and the food, 3 meals a day with snacks and an open bar was sublime. I could go on about the wonderful staff, or the wonderful other safari goers you can meet and grab a drink with, or the different animals walking through the open lodge facilities daily .. but I've gone on long enough. I'll simply conclude by saying .. safari, absolutely, yes, do it, it is amazing. And when you do decide, Safari.com will do you right and if you have the pleasure of working with Dolan, do give him my thanks .. the entire experience was the best part of my trip :)
Damian Glennon
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CA
Nov 12, 2022
A great company
What to say! We planned a South African Safari for 2020 with Safari.com. We researched companies and took a chance on one we had never heard of before. Henry Franklin was our agent, we gave him our budget and wish list. He came up with a wonderful looking trip and we made our choices! Then came Covid, preventing us from going. We couldn’t have been in better hands. Henry rebooked everything for the next year. He kept us updated on how things looked there. When in 2021, we decided it still looked iffy, he rebooked us a second time for 2022. We couldn’t have been happier with the service we had in a rough time for all. We had a wonderful experience on our trip when we finally got to go!! Henry had everything so well organized and gave us a detailed list of what transfer companies would be meeting us and when. When Airlink bumped us and put us on standby returning from Victoria Falls, we called the concierge number Henry had given us and Catherine worked hard on this and got us back on our flight. The Safari.com team had our back and we have no regrets. Would definitely use them again. Our lodging was wonderful, saw the big 5 within first 2 drives. Henry definitely knew the territory and did a great job matching what we wanted with where he suggested we go and stay. Thanks Safari.com, Henry and Catherine!
Heather Carlson
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US
Sep 5, 2022
Trip of a life time
Well where to starter, África always been my number one dream vacation, I found safari.com didn’t know anything about, but pascal made me feel very confident.pascal put my whole trip together (everything I wanted) a trip of a life time. Had the best time in Africa, was everything that I except and a little more. Pascal is the best and I will go back to Africa and will go through safari.com that I recommend and is 💯 legit.thank you for everything pascal, you rock!!!
Tricia moyses
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US
Sep 5, 2022
For a second time I booked a safari in…
For a second time I booked a safari in South Africa by Safari.com and had the great pleasure to be assisted and followed by Dolan Sequera. I have to say I really appreciate his way to communicate with me by phone and/or WhatsApp/mail, I always got a very quick answer to my questions with solutions and or suggestions which solved the doubts/problems I had. A really very very knowledged and professional person I will surely suggest to friends of my or who ever is plannig to visit South Africa! Thank you very much Dolan
antonio caccia
,
IT
Aug 31, 2022
I've recently interacted with Dolan and…
I've recently interacted with Dolan and hands down he's been the best travel agent that I've every worked with. He was a wealth of experience and knowledge which shows volumes. He took into consideration my budget and my individual needs to tailor make a package with recommendations for my preference,he knows Kruger and Greater Kruger like the back of his hands and I will wholeheartedly recommended his services. He is truly an asset to his institution.
prinolin
,
ZA
Apr 21, 2022
The best company
I have booked several trips with Safari.com and they are the best. They are personal and professional and always pay attention to the details to make your trip special. Casper is the best agent I have worked with. We are looking forward to booking another trip!!
Steven Hopson
,
US
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