The largest tributary of the N’wanetsi, the meandering Sweni River flows from west to east through the Kruger National Park, before crossing the border into Mozambique and eventually flowing into the Indian Ocean. Embedded in its verdant banks, close to the confluence of the two rivers, Singita Sweni Lodge‘s proximity to the water not only serves as inspiration for the interior design of the lodge but is also an integral part of the guest experience.

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33,000 private acres surround the lodge, accessible exclusively to Singita’s guests; a swathe of protected wilderness that teems with bird- and animal life. The abundant wildlife activity is also easy to spot from the comfort and seclusion of each suite, without having to venture out for a game drive. The perennial water source draws thirsty predators, colourful birds looking for fish, glittering dragonflies darting through the reeds and herds of elephants in search of a swim. Huge, prehistoric-looking crocodiles bask in the sun along its banks while pods of grunting hippos splash around in pools of slow-moving water.

The way that light sparkles on the river’s surface and refracts into iridescent rainbows on the wings of birds and butterflies serves as a point of reference inside the lodge too. A 2017 design refresh saw the interiors transformed into a celebration of colour and texture, setting a bold new benchmark for safari lodge design in the process. A base palette of neutral tones draws in light, which is reflected by gold and bronze ore, polished mud, gleaming timbers, richly-hued marble and splashes of vibrant colour. Contrasting pops of teal, emerald, canary yellow and pale pink add depth and drama to the space and refer back to the vivid brushstrokes of nature.

The relationship between Sweni’s guests and their spectacular surroundings is further amplified by architectural choices like floor-to-ceiling glass, romantic daybeds for sleeping under the stars and private decks perched above the river. Carefully considered outdoor features, including shaded dining areas, an expanded pool deck with river views and a cosy fire pit for late-night storytelling, bring guests even closer to nature.

Book your incredible Singita Sweni Lodge safari experience now and discover this hidden jewel for yourself. Call +27 21 683 3424 or email enquiries@singita.com to enquire about availability.


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