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.

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Expert advice & guidance
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Personalised itineraries
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Tailored services

What to see and do at Sweni Lodge

Community Project: Cooking School
Game Drives
Wine Experiences
Guided Safari Walk
Wellness
Swimming Pool
For Families
Boutique & Gallery
Stargazing
Fitness Centre

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 developments 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%, and Singita is also a strategic founding partner of the Lionscape Coalition, supporting the Lion Recovery Fund’s goal to double wild lion numbers by 2050.

Meet the team of Sweni Lodge

Food & wineGroundsGuest relationsGuidesHousekeepingSupportWellness
Food & wineGroundsGuest relationsGuidesHousekeepingSupportWellness
Garry Bruce
Field Guide
Given Mhlongo
Trainee Guide
Glass Marimane
Head Tracker
Solomon Ndlovu
Field Guide
Wessel Booysen
Field Guide
Angela Wright
Lodge Anchor
Beauty Mashile
Banakeli
David Waddington
Lodge Manager
Fortunate Mtimkulu
Banakeli
Kimberley Lategan
Lodge Anchor
Lungi Zitha
Banakeli
Sartina Mathebula
Amukeri
Bernard Stigling
Field Guide
Coman Mnisi
Field Guide
Evidence Nkuna
Field Guide
Ishmael Nyathi
Field Guide
Tovhi Mudau
Field Guide
Abednego Seepang
Gardener
Adel Lombard
HR Manager
Amelia Makhubele
Housekeeper
Arcolate Mnisi
Housekeeper
Audi Majole
Housekeeper
Busisiwe Mkhatshwa
Housekeeper
Byron James
Maintenance Manager
David Maluleke
Tracker
Dephney Mohlala
Housekeeper
Dickson Matola
Sommelier
Dimari Oliver
Group Training Facilitator
Dolly Ngwenya
Boutique and Gallery Sales Executive
Ecktor Mlambo
Night Porter
Efectionate Seale
Housekeeping Supervisor
Egnes Mafuwane
Housekeeper
Ethel Makukule
Housekeeping Supervisor
Eulandah Sibuyi
Housekeeper
Everking Ngobeni
Maintenance Assistant
Flatter Moreku
Housekeeper
Formony Thethe
Housekeeper
Fred Nxumalo
Assistant Maintenance Manager
Geneva Nkuna
Housekeeper
Glenco Kuna
Receptionist
Grant Oliver
General Manager
Harold Lamula
Maintenance Assistant
Henry Ubisi
Maintenance Assistant
Hitler Mathebula
Maintenance Assistant
Hitler Ntimane
Maintenance Assistant
Hlengiwe Ntshingila
Wellness Therapist
Howard Makwakwa
Tracker
Jemma MacMillan
Boutique and Gallery Manager
Jeritah Lubisi
Housekeeper
Jomo Ndlovu
Gardener
Kenneth Ngwenya
Head Night Porter
Kgomotso Bruce
Back Office Administrator
Khethiwe Hlongwane
Wellness Therapist
Laurence Mkansi
Tracker
Lily Sambo
Housekeeper
Lindo Vimba
Amukeri
Lourick Nthane
Housekeeper
Lucy Mokgope
Housekeeper
Marks Mathebula
Driver
Marvel Khosa
Housekeeper
Megan Waddington
Housekeeping Manager
Mirriam Ndubane
Housekeeper
Morris Ngwenyama
Community Partnership Project Manager
Nkhensani Mlambo
Housekeeper
Nollem Khosa
Housekeeper
Phillip Pitout
Technical Service Manager
Reward Ngomane
Maintenance Assistant
Richard De Almeida
Wine Steward
Rirhandzu Mhlanga
Housekeeper
Secret Sibuyi
Finance Administrator
Siphiwe Mashigo
Boutique and Gallery Assistant
Sipho Kuna
Reception Manager
Tears Mzimba
Housekeeper
Thomas Mbokota
Maintenance Assistant
Tshulela Ndlovu
Maintenance Assistant
Venice Sibuyi
Driver
Walter Mabilane
Field Guide

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