Kruger National Park, South Africa
Singita Sweni Lodge
Private Safari Splendor
What it is
An all-inclusive lodge set within a 33,000-acre private concession on the Sweni River.
What it isn't
Expansive. Sure, you’ve got plenty of room to roam, but there are only 7 suites here (read: you’re about to be pampered with extremely personalized service).
What we think
The area around Sweni Lodge is known for its large prides of lion, making it a Disney movie sprung to resplendent life. And is it any wonder they come here, to this protected, free-range expanse of pristine land? You’ll likely spot them and other equally charming creatures (white rhinos, cheetahs, leopards and elephants) on your morning and evening game drives in Singita’s six-guest Land Rovers before returning to your over-the-top suite. Here, architecture inspired by the wings of local birds (literally) makes a solace-filled retreat, presciently stocked with al fresco showers overlooking the river and day beds on your private game-viewing—and starry-sky viewing—deck.
You're here because
Thanks to Instagram, you’re rapidly becoming a massive photography geek, and the lodge has its own fleet of professional cameras they’ll loan you.
After a morning game drive, you’re spent, and in need of some serious TLC. Thankfully, the Singita spa awaits, ready to ply you with locally made Terres d’Afrique products. Today’s treatment of choice? The Sun-Kissed Journey, a cooling body-mask and massage designed to bring your sun-tired body back to earth.
A safari makes for an unforgettable family holiday, with exhilarating activities for the entire family to enjoy, memories made together that will last a lifetime and opportunities to learn and grow together. Singita Sweni Lodge welcomes children of all ages and Lebombo Lodge welcomes guests ages ten and above. Older children and teenagers are at especially prime ages to appreciate the magic of safari and learn valuable lessons to last a lifetime. All of Singita’s activities can be tailored specifically to suit the interests and desires of each family and babysitting services are available. In the interest of safety, participation by children in any game activities is at the discretion of their guide.
FAMILY FRIENDLY ACCOMMODATION
One bedroom suites – each suite can accommodate a twin bed for a child or young person.
Note: Children of all ages are welcome at Singita Sweni Lodge but only children over the age of 10 are allowed at Singita Lebombo Lodge.
Baking with the lodge chefsMini Rangers’ Course: Our exciting Mini Rangers’ Course opens up a whole new world to young explorers. This programme includes: tracking animals; frogging; butterfly capture and release; a cosmic safari (astronomy); learning bush survival techniques; flower-pressing; game-spotting competitions; nature quizzes and a Ranger’s Test. Upon completion of the course, these proud achievers are awarded certificates to recognise their new-found knowledge and accomplishments.SwimmingMountain biking
A 45-minute drive from Satara airstrip, which is about an hour and a half flight from Jo’Burg. (And yes, Singita staff will arrange your transfers).