Sweni Lodge
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Accommodation & Amenities

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. With its close proximity to the Sweni River, guests are treated to exceptional up-close sightings of the wildlife that wander down to drink or wallow.

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.

6 x Sweni Suites
1 x Pool Suite with a private pool and deck

Amenities

  • There is a swimming pool in the main lodge area.
  • Spa and fitness centre facilities are available.
  • The Singita Boutique & Gallery
  • There is a television at the Singita Boutique & Gallery.
  • Dependent upon area coverage, there is mobile phone signal.
  • There is complimentary internet (WiFi) access, however due to the remote location of the lodge, the wireless connection can be slow and intermittent.
  • Electricity/power available: 220V. Converters are also available and hair dryers are supplied in each suite.
  • Children of all ages are welcome. There are baby-sitting services available and tailor-made activities to suit each family.
  • In the interest of safety, participation of children in game activities is at the discretion of your guide.

Tour our Guest Suites

Suite Pool Suite

Rates

20212022
Units
Peak Season
2021
1 Jul - 31 Aug & 15 Dec - 5 Jan 2022
Shoulder Season
2021
1 May - 30 Jun & 1 Sep - 31 Oct
Off-Peak Season
2021
6 Jan - 30 Apr & 1 Nov - 14 Dec
Suite
Double/Twin
6
ZAR 37 800 per adult per night
ZAR 18 900 per child per night
ZAR 34 880 per adult per night
ZAR 17 440 per child per night
ZAR 32 000 per adult per night
ZAR 16 000 per child per night

Pool Suite
Double/Twin
1
ZAR 95 000 per suite per night
ZAR 88 980 per suite per night
ZAR 83 040 per suite per night

Rates are:

  • Quoted in South African Rand (ZAR / R),
  • Inclusive of Value Added Tax (VAT) at 15%, and subject to change.

Includes

  • Accommodation
  • All meals and beverages (including premium wines, spirits and liqueurs, but excluding French Champagne)
  • Twice-daily game drives in open game-viewing vehicles, walking safaris (accompanied by experienced guides and trackers)
  • Return road transfers between the Satara airstrip and the lodges
  • Laundry service
  • WiFi access where applicable

Sweni Pool Suite Includes

  • Accommodation
  • All meals and beverages (including premium wines, spirits and liqueurs, but excluding French Champagne)
  • Private Guide
  • Private game drives in open game-viewing vehicles, walking safaris (accompanied by experienced guides and trackers)
  • Return road transfers between the Satara airstrip and the lodge
  • Laundry service
  • WiFi access where applicable

Excludes

  • Tourism Levy and Conservation Contribution
  • Carbon Offset Levy
  • Purchases from the Singita Boutique & Gallery
  • French Champagne
  • Massage treatments
  • Any additional activities not mentioned above
  • Transport to and from the reserve.

Children

  • Children of all ages are welcome at Singita Sweni Lodge.
  • Infants under the age of 2 years will be accommodated free of charge.
  • Children aged 2-16 years will be accommodated at 50% of the adult rate when sharing a standard Suite with 1 adult or another child.
  • A single child accommodated in their own suite will attract the full adult rate.
  • Families of four or more members, including at least one child under 10 years are guaranteed the complimentary use of a private vehicle.
  • Families of up to three members, including at least one child under 10 years, are required to pay for the use of a private vehicle.
  • Triples are available on request. An additional room needs to be booked and a minimum charge of 3 adults will apply.
  • In the interest of safety, participation of children in game activities is at the discretion of the guide

Single Supplement

A single supplement will apply if three or more single rooms are booked in a reservation. A supplement of 25% of the adult rate will be added from the third single room onwards.

Payment Options

We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express cards

Check-in / out Times

Open Year-Round

Check-in time: 13h00
Check-out time: 11h00

Children

Encountering Africa’s magnificent wildlife is a truly life-changing experience, no matter what one’s age, and time spent at Singita Sweni Lodge makes for an unforgettable family holiday. Filled with discovery and shared connections within nature, it’s an ideal opportunity to open children’s eyes to the wonders of an untouched wilderness.

All activities at the lodge are tailored to specifically suit the interests of each family. In the interest of safety, children may participate in game drives and bush walks at the discretion of dedicated Field Guides. The lodge also offers childminding services, as well as an array of activities to keep little ones engaged and entertained.

Our exciting Mini Rangers Course is a customised, fun-filled programme that opens up a whole new world to young explorers. It includes learning how to track animals; astronomy; bush survival techniques; game-, tree- and bird-spotting competitions, as well as nature quizzes.

Children of all ages are welcome at Singita Sweni Lodge.

More children’s activities offered:

  • Cooking interactions
  • Board games
  • Stargazing
  • Bush walks (minimum age 16)
  • Activity booklets with a variety of games, quizzes and games
  • Arts & crafts
  • Movies
  • Swimming

Please phone our Kruger reception and you will be redirected to the lodge or camp you wish to contact.
Tel: +27 (0)13 735 1500

Singita Reservations

For booking enquiries, please reach out to our reservations team in cape Town, South Africa.

  • Tel: +27 (0)21 683 3424
  • Direct Guests: enquiries@singita.com
  • Agents: reservations@singita.com

Weather & What to Pack

To ensure your comfort you may want to tailor your clothing choices to the time of year:

October – April:
The weather is warm during the day and cooler in the morning and evenings. We recommend casual summer clothes (shorts and cool shirts) and a warm jersey/sweater for the cooler times of day.

May – September:
This is fall and winter and the temperature will be mild during the day, but colder in the mornings and evenings. We recommend casual light clothing and a very warm parka/jacket for the extremely cold mornings and nights.

Best Time to go on Safari
Southern Africa is a year-round destination. Traditionally the dry winter months (April to October) are best for game viewing, due to the shorter grass, lack of foliage and the absence of water which forces the game to concentrate around the remaining sources of drinking water.

Annual rainfall, usually in the form of short afternoon thunder showers that clear up within an hour, occur from December to March. Many species give birth to their young around the start of the rains, so the bush is alive with newborn animals.


What to Bring
Your safari bag, packed properly, will ensure that you have everything you need for the ultimate African bush experience. Cotton clothing in neutral colours is recommended for all game drives and bush walks. It is best to avoid white clothing and dark colours for bush activities, as they tend to attract certain bugs. Formal wear is not required at any of our lodges.

We recommend packing the following:

  • Comfortable walking shoes/track shoes/hiking boots for walks and sandals to wear around the lodge.
  • Swimming costume/bathing suits, sun block, sun hat, sunglasses, lip balm, mosquito repellent (lip balm and mosquito repellent is provided for all our guests, but you are welcome to bring along your favourite brand).
  • Camera and video camera, binoculars, spare memory cards and charging equipment.
  • The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) is strictly prohibited at Singita.
  • Please note that in the event of rain during a game drive, waterproof ponchos will be provided for guests' comfort.
  • All of our lodges are located in remote areas and therefore guests should remember to bring an extra pair of correction glasses, contact lens solution and an extra set of contact lenses (if required) as well as a sufficient supply of any prescription medication.

  • Malaria: All of Singita’s properties are situated in malaria-risk areas. It is therefore essential that guests consult their medical practitioners regarding anti-malaria requirements prior to travel.
  • COVID-19: Your health is our top priority and Singita’s well-informed measures address all concerns travellers may have surrounding COVID-19. In line with the latest recommendations from leading authorities like the World Health Organization, our protocols ensure safe environments and experiences throughout your stay. Please check the latest travel advisory to ensure that you are prepared for all special COVID-19 travel requirements.


PLEASE NOTE: Requirements change from time to time. Although we endeavour to stay updated, Singita cannot be held liable for any incorrect or outdated information and we strongly advise guests to always consult their GP and/or travel clinic regarding the latest requirements prior to departure.

Passport Requirements
All travellers require a passport valid for 6 months after arrival as well as at least 2 blank visa pages in your passport for travel.

Map & Directions

Your Journey to Reach Us

By Air

  • We can arrange scheduled flights or private charters for your trip. All flights land at the Satara airstrip located 45 minutes from the lodge. Guests are collected off the flight by Singita staff and transported to the lodge.
  • On scheduled flights, the weight of luggage is restricted to 20kg (44lb) for checked baggage and 5kg (11lb) for hand luggage. Only soft-sided luggage is permitted.
  • Johannesburg – Satara: approximately 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Nelspruit – Satara: approximately 45 minutes
  • Private aircraft pilots land at their own risk and are advised to broadcast their intentions on frequency 124,8 Mhz. Landing with prior permission only. Please note that only a small number of companies have permission to land at the Satara airstrip as it is run by the National Parks Board. Please contact reservations for a list of recommended charter companies.
  • All charters are to be aware of the operating guidelines for pilots in the park and are to obtain prior permission before landing.
  • Planes that can land at the Satara airstrip: King Air, Cessna and PC12.
    • Runway: 17/35
    • Latitude: 24° 22” 31.6’ S
    • Longitude: 31° 46” 58.8’ E
    • Elevation: 850ft
    • Width: 20m
    • Length: 1 000m
    • Surface: gravel
    • Frequencies in use: Lowveld
    • Information: 119.0 VFR 124.8
    • Closest non-precision let down facility is Skukuza NDB SZ 233

By Road

  • From Johannesburg: approximately 8hr drive (+/- 600km).
  • From Hazyview: approximately 3hr30minute drive (+/- 156km).
  • From Nelspruit: approximately 4hr drive (+/- 216km).
  • From Hoedspruit: approximately 2-3hr drive (+/- 155km).
  • From Skukuza: approximately 2-3hr drive (+/-110km).