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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. Gold and bronze ore, polished mud, and gleaming recycled timbers add texture, splashes of vibrant colour are inspired by beetles, chameleons and birds’ wings, while neutrals draw in the light.
Resting lightly upon 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.
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 have 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.
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.
The main lodge areas at both Singita Sweni and Lebombo Lodges are home to spacious swimming pools, each providing a delightful respite in the picturesque wilderness. Fully equipped fitness centres are available for guests’ convenience. Each facility provides picturesque views of the bush, allowing clients to keep an eye on the action outside while working out.
The Singita wellness philosophy creates an environment for our urban-weary guests to reconnect to nature, revive their senses, restore their body and mind, and explore our African culture. The guests’ relaxation journey can be enjoyed in the tranquility of the spa, out on a private deck, or in the comfort of guest suites. The products used are carefully selected for the positive impact that they have on our guests and the environment.
The effortlessly chic world-class tapas dishes are a hallmark here, and guests have the opportunity to interact with the people of Singita in a unique way – by rolling up their sleeves and taking part in a lesson with the students at the Singita Community Culinary School.
The school’s demonstration studio offers a unique experience for guests to participate in a cooking class led by an expertly trained chef, whilst supporting this important community development project at the same time. Whether it is mastering a particular dish enjoyed from the day’s menu, learning a traditional South African recipe or helping to prepare an element of the lodge’s signature tapas-style lunch, time spent in the demonstration kitchen is a wonderfully enriching experience.
Singita is recognised as one of Africa’s most influential collectors of wine, with an extensive cellar showcasing a premium selection of wines, including some of the continent’s most sought-after private reserves, including exclusive release, limited single vineyard and rare auction wines. It’s safe to say that wine is a key ingredient of the unique Singita experience. Personalised wine tastings within the unique ambience of each lodge’s own temperature-controlled cellar are a true guest favourite, for connoisseurs and casual tasters alike. Singita’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.
The six contemporary, open-plan suites overlooking the river maximise comfort and contact with nature, offering panoramic vistas and a constantly changing view of the landscape. The Sweni Pool Suite, with its unique inclusion of a private swimming pool and shaded riverfront dining deck, can be connected to the adjacent suite, through an enclosed covered walkway to create a more generous space for families and friends travelling together. Every moment brings guests closer to the lodge’s magnificent surroundings.
Resting lightly upon the ground within a 33,000 acre, private concession in the Kruger National Park, on South Africa’s border with Mozambique, Singita Sweni Lodge is beautifully concealed by hundreds of trees and is nestled at the edge of the Sweni River.
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