Kruger National Park, South Africa

Singita Sweni

Rates from (inc tax)$2,191.63

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (21ZAR), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Sumptuous solitude

Setting

Sweet Sweni

Surrounded by some of the region's – and the world’s – most impressive safari experiences, Singita Sweni hotel balances rugged luxury with romantic seclusion in South Africa's Kruger National Park. Six river-hugging rooms overlook the Sweni River, providing an intimate homebase for your exotic wildlife encounters. Private decks, a free minibar and outdoor/indoor showers all give this hideaway a comfortable, upscale trim.

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Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

Six riverside rooms.

Check–Out

11am, but guests may use the lodge facilities until their departure.

Rates

Double rooms from $2191.63 (ZAR30,351), excluding tax at 14 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of ZAR55.00 per person per night prior to arrival.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (ZAR34,600.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Rates include all meals and drinks, two game drives a day, walking safaris and transfers to the airstrip.

At the hotel

The riverside rooms have air-con, fireplaces, a game-viewing deck, outdoor and indoor showers and complimentary minibar. Suites have iPod docks.

Our favourite rooms

All rooms are on the banks of the river with excellent views, but the ones furthest from the main lodge offer a bit more seclusion.

Poolside

The pool is surrounded by sunloungers and shaded areas.

Packing tips

You should take anti-malaria precautions. Cold nights, particularly between May and November, means some warm layers are essential.

Also

The hotel spa in Lebombo village offers a full range of treatments. Safaris are conducted in six-seater Land Rovers but private vehicles can be booked on request for the duration of the stay (ZAR7,500 a day).

Children

Welcome. Under-2s stay free; 2–16 year-olds are charged 50 per cent of the full rate when sharing with an adult or another child. Families must book a private safari vehicle (free for families of four or more with at least one child under 10).

Food and Drink

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At the hotel

African fusion cuisine includes delicious game dishes, such as ostrich, to tempt the adventurous. Dishes make extensive use of local fresh fruit and vegetables. The wine cellar is also exceptionally good.

At the bar

All drinks at the bar are complimentary, except champagnes.

Last orders

There are no last orders but early starts make late nights a rarity; wake up calls are usually at 5am.

Room service

Always available; meals can be served in your room and the lodge endeavours to meet all guests wishes.

Location

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Address
Singita Sweni
Sweni River
Kruger National Park
South Africa

Planes

Federal Air (www.fedair.com) flies direct to Satara airstrip twice a day from Johannesburg’s International Airport. Kruger Mpumalaga International Airport can be reached with SA Airlink (www.saairlink.co.za). Private air charters are also available on request. Transfers from the airstrip are included.

Automobiles

Johannesburg is eight hours away; take the N12/N4 to Nelspruit, followed by the R40 to Hazyview and then the R536 toward Paul Kruger Gate. Pay to enter, and then follow the H11 for 12km toward Skukuza before heading north on the H1-2 towards Satara. The exit is three kilometres south of Satara. Beware of the gate closure times: 5.30pm between May and July, 6pm between March and April and August and October, and 6.30pm between November and February. The closest towns are Hoedspruit and Skukuza (both two to three hours by car).

Worth getting out of bed for

The Kruger National Park has spectacular scenery, with abundant wildlife to match. The south-western section of the park, around the Crocodile and Olifants rivers, is thickly wooded and home to white rhinos and buffalo. The plains in the eastern section of the park are favoured by giraffes, wildebeests, impala and zebras, which also makes the area popular with lions. After a few days in the park you would be unlucky not to have spotted the Big Five: lions, leopards, elephants, Cape buffalo and black rhino. Go walking, cycling or on a safari in a 4x4.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

There are four Singita lodges in the Kruger National Park, each offering luxury, seclusion and spectacular wildlife. Read our review of nearby Singita Boulders for more details.

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith Hotel with us, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Singita Sweni’s Guestbook below.

We loved

The game viewing was great, the rooms were lovely and the food was very nice.

Don’t expect

With six rooms it's small, and the food menus had a little less choice and don't expect lively nights.

Rating

Stayed on 19 Dec 2015