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Kruger National Park, South Africa

Resting lightly on the ground within a 33,000 acre, private concession in the Kruger National Park, Singita Sweni Lodge is nestled beautifully amongst hundreds of trees at the edge of the Sweni River.

Tucked into the banks of the Sweni River, this intimate lodge is a hidden jewel that provides a bold, new African context for contemporary design With its proximity to the river, guests at Singita Sweni Lodge are treated to up-close sightings of the incredible number of animals and birds that wander down to drink or wallow in the river.

An intimate hideaway hosting 7 suites; with decks that seem to hover in the branches and bold interiors that are inspired by beetles, chameleons and birds’ wings, and neutrals that draw in the light.

Each of the lodge’s contemporary en-suite units has been restructured to maximize open-plan living with panoramic game-viewing decks.

All suites have outdoor showers that overlook the river, and outdoor day beds where you can spend a night under the stars.

With its close-proximity to the Sweni River, guests are treated to exceptional up-close sightings of the wildlife that wander down to drink or wallow.

The Pool Suite with the unique inclusion of a private swimming pool and shaded riverfront deck can be connected to the adjacent unit to create a more generous unit with two en-suite bedrooms, offering guests an extra layer of privacy – perfect for families and honeymoon couples.

LOCATION
Kruger National Park, South Africa
in the southeastern reaches of the Kruger National Park, on South Africa’s border with Mozambique. This area is especially well-known for the remarkable concentration of the ‘Big 5’ and four particularly formidable prides of lions.
CAPACITY
Six 1 bedroom Suites
One 1 bedroom Pool Suite
Tucked into the banks of the Sweni River, this intimate lodge is a hidden jewel that provides a bold, new African context for contemporary design, architecture and food. Exuding glamorous attitude, Singita Sweni’s seven suites – including a pool suite for families or honeymoon couples – are hidden in the trees, and guests have private access to 33,000 acres of the Kruger National Park
LIVING
Swimming pool in the main lodge area
Spa and gym facilities are available
Boutique & Gallery and Premier Wine Boutique
Television available in the library at the main lodge
DINING
All meals and beverages (including premium wines, spirits and liqueurs, but excluding French Champagne) included in your booking
Menus and meals can be designed to meet guests’ individual palates and dietary requirements
COMMUNICATION
Dependent upon area coverage, there is mobile phone signal.
There is complimentary internet (WiFi) access, however due to the remote location of the lodge, the wireless connection can be slow and intermittent
TRANSPORT
Return road transfers between the Satara airstrip and the lodges included in your booking

Kruger National Park, in northeastern South Africa, is one of Africa’s largest game reserves. Its high density of wild animals includes the Big 5: lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalos. Hundreds of other mammals make their home here, as do diverse bird species such as vultures, eagles and storks. Mountains, bush plains and tropical forests are all part of the landscape.
Lebombo and Sweni Lodges lie in the southeastern reaches of the Kruger National Park, on South Africa’s border with Mozambique. Situated on 33,000 acres, Singita’s concession is an isolated piece of pristine wilderness where a unique wildlife population thrives across four distinct ecological-zones. This area is especially well-known for the remarkable concentration of the ‘Big 5’ and four particularly formidable prides of lions.
KEY SPECIES YOU ARE LIKELY TO SEE
During your stay, you are likely to spot a great variety of wildlife, including species such as leopard, lion, rhino, large herds of buffalo, elephant, reedbuck, hyena, hippopotamus, nyala, cheetah, wild dogs and many types of birds. Your expert guide and tracker will accompany you as you track animals on foot through the wilderness and explore the magnificent plants and landscapes around you.
EXPERIENCES
Daily game drives with professional guides and trackers provide the perfect opportunity to get up close to Africa’s incredible animals, while evening drives reveal the elusive magic of nocturnal Africa.
Walking safaris are an incredible way to experience the bush up close and personal. Your expert guide and tracker will accompany you as you track animals on foot through the wilderness and explore the magnificent plants and landscapes around you.
Community Visits are flexible excursions to a local village to enable our guests to gain insight into daily community life and the local Tsonga culture. Guests get a chance to meet and interact with local people and to better understand this special part of Africa, which they have chosen to visit.
The resort's wine list has received numerous Awards of Excellence, the top Diners Club Wine List accolade as well as recognition from countless other local and international organisations. Personalised wine tastings within the unique ambience of each lodge’s own temperature-controlled cellar are a true guest favorite, for connoisseurs and casual tasters alike. the resort's’s experienced sommeliers are able to guide guests through a variety of wine styles, years and cultivars to find the wines most suited to their individual tastes.
Spend a morning taking lessons from your guide on how to shoot with a bow and arrow. Archery takes place at the confluence below Lebombo and Sweni Lodges.
Man has had a love affair with the nighttime sky for centuries and with very little pollution and no city lights to detract from the stars, your view of the heavens here will be crystal clear – nothing between you and the vast African sky above.
All skin care treatments are performed in the tranquility of the Spa therapy rooms using Dermalogica products, which are naturally fragranced and suitable for both men and women. Body treatments such as massage, polishing scrubs and nourishing masks can be enjoyed in the comfort of guest suites, out on a private deck or at the spa.
Activities at the lodges are tailored specifically to suit the interests and desires of each family and babysitting services are available. In the interest of safety, participation of children in any game activities is at the discretion of their guide.
For the adventurous guest, a mountain bike ride through the reserve just can’t be beat. Your guide and tracker will accompany you as you explore the vast beauty of this rugged landscape. Mountain bikes and helmets are provided.

Rates from 1 JANUARY to 31 DECEMBER 2018

Includes
  • All meals and beverages (including premium wines, spirits

    and

    liqueurs, but excluding French Champagne)
  • Twice daily open Land Rover safaris
  • Walking safaris
  • Mountain biking safaris (accompanied by experienced guides and trackers)
  • Archery
  • Return road transfers between the airstrip and the lodges
  • Laundry service
* Please note that guests wishing to check in before 14h00 and/or check out after 11h00 are required to book an additional night at the day-use rate.
Children
  • Children of all ages are welcome.
  • 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 1 adult or another child.
  • A single child accommodated in their own suite will attract the full adult rate.
  • Families of 4 or more members, including at least one child under 10 years are guaranteed the complimentary use of a private vehicle.
  • Families of up to 3 members, including at least one child under 10 years, are required to pay for the use of a private vehicle.
  • Triples are available on request. An additional room needs to be booked and a minimum charge of 3 adults will apply.
  • In the interest of safety, participation of children in game activities is at the discretion of the guide
Flights
  • The lodge may be accessed by private air charter directly to the lodge or on the scheduled air services on Federal Air. Flights to the lodge can only be operated during daylight hours. Restrictions apply.
  • We can arrange scheduled flights or private charters for your trip. All flights land at the resort’s’s airstrip located 10 minutes from the lodge. On scheduled flights, the weight of luggage is restricted to 20kg (44lb) for checked baggage and 5kg (11lb) for hand luggage. Only soft-sided luggage is permitted. Johannesburg to Singita Sabi Sand: approximately 1 hour. Nelspruit to Singita Sabi Sand: approximately 30 minutes. Private aircraft pilots land at their own risk and are advised to broadcast their intentions on frequency 124,8 MHz.
Features
  • CAR RENTAL INCLUDED
  • GYM
  • KIDS' BEDROOM
  • PRIVATE CHEF INCLUDED
Different rates for using
  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 bedrooms

DAILY RATES STARTING AT

$1,910 $1,815/night

Rates vary according to seasonality. Contact us to discuss your holiday needs.
INCLUSIONS
  • Welcome and Luggage assistance on arrival at airstrip
  • Luxury safari accommodation
  • All meals, lunch and dinner accompanied with Fine Wine
  • Full American breakfast made-to-order daily
  • Complimentary in-room minibar and cocktails
  • All game drives and guided safaris led by professional rangers
  • Traditional afternoon tea service
  • Complimentary laundry service
  • All applicable taxes and reserve fees
  • Complimentary in-suite WiFi at lodge

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Singita operates 12 lodges and camps in 5 wilderness regions across 3 African countries (South Africa, Zimbabwe and Tanzania).
Singita’s enduring purpose is to conserve, preserve, and protect the miraculous places of which they are custodians. Singita’s concessions, reserves, and properties represent some of the most pristine wilderness areas on the continent and they are dedicated to maintaining these incredible pieces of earth for future generations.
Singita properties are the most exclusive lodges in all of South Africa. Celebrities from all over the world come to these properties–everyone from Elton John, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, to Justin Bieber.
Africa changes you forever, and to go on safari is to experience the greatest outdoor adventure holiday of them all. To live for a while in the sun and the wind, looking for lions on the boundless savannahs or watching the spectacle of the wildebeest migration is all you need for the lure of the wild to take hold.
Discerning travellers yet to go on a safari holiday should know it is possible to do so without sacrificing an ounce of comfort, staying in luxury safari camps and lodges whose facilities are the equal of any world-class city hotel, and whose romantic locations are second to none.
Even though these properties offer modern conveniences, such as spa and gym facilities, the surrounding environment is what makes these accommodations so unique. You’ll be closer to the action — so close that at times you’ll have to be escorted through the bush to your suite.
Sustainability
Unlike most safari operators, Singita is unique in taking full responsibility for the conservation of the land it operates on, ensuring eco-tourism and eco-systems work hand-in-hand.
Each property hosts researchers – often PhD students – working on issues that will have a direct impact on the region’s conservation work. In Singita Sabi Sand that could be the reintroduction of reed-buck or trends in the extensive leopard population. At the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve it may be the ongoing work to boost populations of the endangered roan antelope.
While managing and restoring the land is key, ensuring the lodges touch the earth lightly is equally important. At each property the footprint of the lodge is kept to a minimum, with everything from waste disposal to power generation constantly assessed for ways to reduce any adverse impact on the environment.
Planning a safari trip can be a daunting task.
ZEKKEI offers a wide range of luxury African safari options. We want to help you ensure that your experience is unforgettable. Choose from one of our luxury lodges at well-known rest camps. We specialize in lavish and indulgent getaways and provide once-in-a-lifetime fully guided safaris.
Booking with us is easy, hassle-free and safe, with best rates guaranteed, and we are with you every step along the way. If the camp of your choice is already booked, our team is happy to suggest equivalent alternatives and take care of the details. You can expect your vacation to be personalized to suit your tastes.
Private, insured, direct airport transfers to and from the camp can be arranged. Once on site, your resident staff will ensure the camp is kept clean and tidy. Your butler is available to cater to guests’ specific needs and can help organize activities.
Staying with us
  • Travel concierge: We listen to help you plan
  • For big villas and chalets, special rates for smaller groups (reduced occupancy)
  • Limited time deals, exclusive perks
  • The best rates, guaranteed
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