Sweni Lodge

An intimate riverine refuge

Sweni Luxury Lodge & Safari | Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park, South Africa

Singita Sweni Lodge was recently named no. 15 in The World’s 50 Best Hotels 2023.

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.

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What to see and do at Sweni Lodge

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 by 50%.

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Meet some of our team members

Garry Bruce
Field Guide
Renee Rosettenstein
Group Wellness Coordinator
Beauty Mashile
Glass Marimane
Head Tracker
Andrew Ingles
Lodge Anchor
Solomon Ndlovu
Head Guide
Fortunate Mtimkulu
Lungi Zitha
Sartina Mathebula
Junior Sommelier
Evidence Nkuna
Field Guide
Tovhi Mudau
Field Guide
Walter Mabilane
Field Guide
Brian Rode
Senior Field Guide
Chantelle Venter
Senior Guide Mentor
Sean Surtees
Field Guide
Jamie-Leigh Overmeyer
Monika Malewski
Field Guide
Rudi Hulshof
Field Guide
Floyd Machabe
David Maluleke
Nhlayo Mathebula
Daniel Sibuyi
King Marimane
Charles Ndlovu
Mareycke Campher
Lodge Manager
Andrew Mathebula
Given Mhlongo
Sunday Ndlovu
Assistant Head Tracker
Damin Dallas
Assistant Head Guide
Grant Oliver
Regional General Manager
Morris Ngwenyama
Community Partnership Project Manager
Amy Roberts
Field Guide
Graeme Stewart
Field Guide
Bernard Stiglingh
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."

– The Spaces