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Singita Sweni Lodge

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Private Concession | eastern south central, Kruger National Park 1350, South Africa
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at Sweni Lodge for our first ever safari holiday as a family. We had the most perfect time. The people, the lodge, our room, the drives were all second to none. The attention to detail and the personal and friendly atmosphere was made all the special by the surprise outdoor under the stars dinner they arranged for us... More 

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Breukeleveen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This was an amazing experience, they really were very childfriendly for our four year old boy. Also the ranger and tracker, Enos and Howard did a wonderful job to show us all the animals we wanted to see. The whole staff is very friendly and very service oriented, they already knew our preferences from Singita Ebony before we arrived. This... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Probably to be expected when a hotel only has six rooms and maybe five times the staff, this place was the perfect introduction to African safari. The staff were extremely nice and helpful, and we really enjoyed our time with our rangers and tracker during the game drives. We did not realize that June was one of the best times... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We were at the Singita Sweni lodge for 4 days and had the best experience of our lives. The lodge is a boutique compound in the middle of the private reserve facing the river where there are hippos singing all day. The atmosphere is 100% relaxed, even though the place accepts children under 12. We felt like at home at... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

We just returned from 4 nights at Singita at Krueger National Park. We stayed 2 nights at Sweni and 2 Nights at Lebombo. All I can say is WOW! Absolutely spectacular design, ultra luxury accommodations and world class food and drinks. We had high expectations prior to our arrival (due to other TripAdvisor reviews) and it was even better than... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Safari holidays don't get any better than this. Staff that can't do enough to help and make you feel like you're part of a family; superb food and service; an incredible wine cellar and even more remarkable sommelier; accommodation as good as it gets pretty much anywhere in the world; knowledgeable and passionate trackers and guides, oh, and pretty amazing... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

As the description of Sweni lodge and its accommodations has been well documented in previous posts, the only addition that I'd like to make is that pictures and words do not do it justice. I have no better way to put it than you are truly enveloped by the sights, sounds, smells, and textures of Kruger when you are there.... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Sweni lodge is a gem in the small concession it serves within the Kruger Park. Special praise for chef Sydney whose talents never seized to amaze us. The lodge is beautifully adorned, privacy guaranteed in each of the 6 rooms. The wine cellar is quite large, and a wine tasting easily arranged. It shares a "village" with another lodge, Lebombo,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I have stayed in five different South African lodges, three with Singita (Lebombo, Sweni, Ebony) and two with other Relais & Chateaux (Kwandwe and Camp Jabulani). All are reviewed on tripadvisor, and I will not repeat here some general comments about lodge comparisons that you can read in these other reviews. Anyhow, as Lebombo and Sweni share the same reserve... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This was the best experience in South Africa we have had on any Safar/game reserve. Pick a category - all were the best. We did not want to leave. We will be back. This is a place that a two night stay is not enough...two weeks is what I would suggest. We reviewed all related websites and none of them... More 

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