Nestled next to the river from which it takes its name, Singita Sweni Lodge in Kruger, South Africa expresses a distinctly avant-garde African style, entwining the lush bush surroundings with an unmatched sophistication that has come to define Singita’s illustrious brand.

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Singita Sweni Lodge is a tranquil sanctuary on the banks of the Sweni River, placed low on the water’s edge to mimic a wild den or lair. Intimate and romantic, this luxury boutique lodge boasts six exclusive suites that evoke a true sense of peace and oneness with nature. Each suite sits on stilts, nestled into the hundreds of surrounding trees, and strives to bring the outdoors inside through the use of rustic textures and colors inspired by the environment, whether greens from the river or rough woods and leathers reflective of the tree trunks. Open floor plans have an easy, inviting flow, with curtains that can be drawn to separate the living space and bath from the bedroom. A private deck houses an outdoor shower with a river view and a cozy day bed for open-air sleep outs. At Singita Sweni Lodge, the indoors and outdoors truly are one.

Singita Sweni Lodge is renowned for its exceptional wine and cuisine—often surprising guests with its ability to produce such wonderful food and such extensive wine lists despite its remote location. An expert sommelier is always on hand to keep the wine pouring from the property’s premium wine cellars as they relax in the comfortable lounge and timber dining area in the main lodge. Below, the riverbank of the slow flowing Sweni River serves as the spa retreat for Kruger’s wild, with crocodile languidly swimming by, hippos belly flopping into the water, and prides of lions roaring into the sky as the sun dips below the horizon. Combined with the rich saligna woods and elegant earth tones of the furnishings, this interplay of silence, sound, and camouflage is a seductive cocktail, flawlessly executed with a wild, untamed feeling.

Singita Sweni Lodge in South Africa is a totally exclusive safari experience, offering one of the lowest densities of guests relative to the area. Safaris venture into the untouched wilderness in open Land Rovers to discover the hidden spaces within Kruger National Park. Drama unfolds with a variety of exotic game, including the Big Five and a trove of wildlife. Between game drives and adventures, return to the lodge to spend time lounging next to the fireplace or splashing in the swimming pool, the staff of Sweni preventing every worry and catering to every need.

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