My impression of Singita Sweni Lodge
Sweni Lodge is built on stilts, for less environmental impact, on the banks of the Sweni River. The lodge is smaller than Lebombo, having 6 luxurious rooms which are tucked away between the trees overlooking the river.
The main area of Sweni consists of a lounge area with a comfortable mixture of African artwork and contemporary pieces. The main colours are dark but these are nicely lifted by lime-green and khaki accents. The areas flow into each other to create openness but still maintain a feeling of intimacy. There is a small library area with many books to read and a computer (for those who just can stay away from their e-mails!), a bar area and a dinning room.
All of these exquisite spaces look out onto the river where animals do come to drink (I saw baboons and waterbuck).
The Pool area is separate to the main area and also looks out onto the Sweni River. It is a private area where people can relax and take in the sun or read a book. The pool is of a good size and the water is warm. Each suite at Sweni has a luxurious en suite bathroom.The beautifully adorned beds in the suites at Sweni LodgeEach suite is completely separate and very private. There is a first wooden door, followed by a glass door that is operated electronically.
The rooms are sizable and open. All rooms have air conditioning as well as fans. Each room has a separate mini bar area (well stocked I might add), 3 showers (one inside for more privacy, one outside for the more adventurous and last but not least one inside but with a view). 2 toilets (one with a view and one more private) as well as a large bath, the bathroom is very large with double basins, cupboards and drawers. The bathrooms are also well stocked with products like dermalogica, hairdryer, sun-creams, sarongs and other amenities to make your stay more comfortable. The front of the room is entirely glassed.
The lounge area consist of a very comfortable sofa (I can guarantee it’s comfortable, I took a nap on it for about an hour) a chair, some books and magazines, scrabble, a drawing pad and pencils, paint and more. The rooms are also equipped with IPods which are loaded with various artists and music types as well as an electronic safe.
The beds are very large, and have mosquito nets. In front on the bed there is a table and two chairs that look out onto the river. Each room has a deck with a day bed and chairs.
Singita Sweni Lodge is perfect for honeymooners or guests who prefer a little more privacy.
If you’d like to discuss Sweni Lodge, or any of the other Singita lodges in the Kruger National Park in more detail, why not contact us.