Founded in 1898, Kruger is one of the oldest National Parks in the world and at over 4.8 million acres, it’s also one of the largest. For more than a century an extraordinary diversity of wildlife and wilderness has been protected within its boundaries.
In 2001, to strengthen Kruger’s future financial sustainability, the Park authority decided to make approximately 3% of its more remote areas available as private concessions for 25-year lease periods. Singita was awarded one of these concessions, and permitted to construct lodges, accommodating a maximum of 42 guests, as well as 150kms of private road in this unexplored part of the Park.
Singita Lebombo and Sweni Lodges were the result of this agreement; with the support of our guests, our sustainable tourism model funds the concession fees that help ensure the continued conservation and protection of Kruger’s precious ecosystem.