Nestled alongside Lebombo on the private Singita reserve in the Kruger National Park itself, Sweni is yet another top end Singita product that carries the usual standards to be expected of the Singita brand. Sweni is smaller than Lebombo so offers a slightly more personal experience than its more contemporary sister. It is a world class lodge and one of the Kruger’s finest properties.
Singita Sweni - The Details
Singita Sweni is found in a private concession on the far eastern reaches of the Kruger National Park, not too far from South Africa’s border with Mozambique. Situated along 15 000 hectares (33 000 acres) in the south eastern part of the Kruger National Park, the Singita Ebony concession is best accessed is by air with concession being 90 minutes flight from Johannesburg. The concession is home to Singita Sweni and Singita Lebombo and has its own private airstrip, serviced by scheduled carriers as well as private charters.
The Singita concession is found in the diverse habitat in the shadow of the Lebombo Mountain range. The rocky outcrops provide a unique habitat for a range of diverse animal species. This concession is home to the ‘big five’ as well as cheetah, hyena, giraffe, zebra, waterbuck, hippo, wildebeest, kudu, crocodile and many other mammal, reptile and bird species.
Singita Swent sits low on the Sweni River, with the small lodge built on stilts with decks of dark timber, giving it a grounded and earthy feel. Singita Sweni consists of 7 riverside suites complete with luxurious bathrooms, indoor and outdoor showers, an expansive living area, mini bar and fridge, room safe and private wooden leisure decks.All suites are air-conditioned and also offer the option of ceiling fans. Rooms have direct dial telephones.
The main lodge exudes glamour and subtle sophistication, it boasts lounge and timber deck dining areas with views of the bush. There is also a bar area, a lounge area (complete with fireplace), a swimming pool and a well stocked wine cellar.
The main activities at Singita Sweni are game drives at day and night (into the evening) whilst bush walks are also a favourite morning activity of ours! Star-gazing and photo selection/editing are also available with your guide which helps round of the brilliant all-round experience provided by Singita.
With children of all ages welcome at Sweni, amusing the children throughout the day is a mini-rangers programme. From cooking interactions to arts and crafts, you can be sure the younger members of the family will be entertained.
For the adults wishing for some quiet time, nothing beats an afternoon of pampering at the spa, or lounging by the pool. A gym also provides an area to burn off the calories from the plethora of food on offer. The lodge shop is beauitfully stocked with a range of African artefacts and curios that make perfect gifts for those unfortunate enough to to travel. Even the most discerning of travellers can't help but fall for this Africa Safari
Combining a stay at Singita in the Kruger National Park with Singita in the Sabi Sands makes for a great experience if you are not wanting to travel too far, but mixing Singita with a trip to the Kalahari makes for one of the most extraordinary holidays one could wish for. Tswalu
in the Kalahari also delivers a first-class all round experience. The variety in wildlife and the diversity in habitats makes blending these two areas a perfect match.
Before, after or in between your safari experience, rounding the trip off with a visit to the world's most beautiful city is a must. Cape Town
is an exceptional city full of fantastic restaurants, bars and beautiful natural surroundings. With transport links across South Africa being some of the best on the continent, moving around the country couldn't be easier!