Sweni Lodge

An intimate riverine refuge

Sweni Luxury Lodge & Safari | Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park, South Africa

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 cuisine.

Glamour and Subtle Sophistication

Seven suites are hidden among a canopy of trees, each featuring open-plan interiors.

A generously stocked minibar, two bathrooms and an outdoor shower overlooking the river – adding to the feeling of being enveloped by an ancient forest.

33,000 acres of pristine wilderness.

Guests have private access to 33,000 acres of pristine wilderness in the world-renowned Kruger National Park, ensuring unforgettable game-viewing experiences. With the lodge’s proximity to the river, guests are also treated to up-close sightings of numerous animals and birds frequenting the area to drink or wallow in the water.

Singita Travel Advisors

Our expert in-house travel service embodies the Singita experience every step of the way.

Expert advice & guidance
Personalised itineraries
Tailored services

What to see and do at Sweni Lodge

Singita Community Culinary School
Game Drives
Wine Experiences
Swimming Pool
Guided Safari Walk
Fitness Centre
For Families
Boutique & Gallery

Lodge Information

Conservation in South Africa

In South Africa, the Singita Lowveld Trust employs a dedicated team focused on protecting and conserving the biodiversity of the incredible land under its care.

In South Africa, the Singita Lowveld Trust manages a wide range of conservation projects in Singita Sabi Sand and Singita Kruger National Park – from anti-poaching initiatives to wildlife research & land management, sustainability efforts and community partnership projects such as early childhood development, digital learning and a world-class culinary school.

A highly skilled team of tracking dogs and handlers enhance anti-poaching efforts in the Sabi Sand Reserve, while the Trust’s partnership with the global conservation NGO Panthera has shown that the area is home to the largest density of leopards of any protected area surveyed in South Africa. The Panthera’s Furs for Life project – of which Singita is a partner – has reduced the demand for leopard skins with 50%.

Meet some of our team members

Given Mhlongo
Garry Bruce
Field Guide
Beauty Mashile
Glass Marimane
Head Tracker
Solomon Ndlovu
Head Guide
Fortunate Mtimkulu
Lungi Zitha
Sartina Mathebula
Junior Sommelier
Evidence Nkuna
Field Guide
Tovhi Mudau
Field Guide
Glenco Kuna
Laurence Mkansi
Morris Ngwenyama
Community Partnership Project Manager
Sipho Kuna
Reception Manager
Walter Mabilane
Field Guide
Andrew Rosettenstein
General Manager
Brian Rode
Senior Field Guide
Chantelle Venter
Senior Guide Mentor
Sean Surtees
Field Guide
Monika Malewski
Field Guide
Andrew Ingles
Lodge Anchor
Rudi Hulshof
Field Guide
Floyd Machabe
David Maluleke
Nhlayo Mathebula
Daniel Sibuyi
King Marimane
Christoff "Solly" Ndlovu
Charles Ndlovu
Howard Makwakwa
Andrew Mathebula
Given Mhlongo
Sunday Ndlovu
Damin Dallas
Field Guide
David Badenhorst
Head Chef
Renee Rosettenstein
Group Wellness Coordinator

Alongside the exuberant palette of teal, tan, pink and emerald is a clever balance of textures, from metallics to low-key matte terracotta and rich marble – the physical equivalent of being inside a jewel box.

While it is dramatic, it’s also cocooning, aided considerably by the choices in textures.

– The Spaces