African vacations are nothing like any of the vacations you have been on before, and there isn’t a place in the world that can provide you with the thrill of a safari as Africa can. People who have been on safari trips near the Singita Sweni Lodge in South Africa say that the experience cannot be compared to any of their previous safari trips to Botswana, Kenya or Namibia since Singita Sweni has been the best by far in so many ways. So, what is so magical and unprecedented about it?
This wonderful resort is situated in the Kruger National Park, one of the biggest game reserves in Africa. Singita Sweni spans 33,000 acres and rests among hundreds of trees close to the Sweni River. The Lodge is a peaceful, private, secluded hideout with eclectic and lavish accommodation. The Lodge’s interior is made from wood and glass while its design is a hommage to indigenous Africa.
Singita Sweni has six residences, all air-conditioned, luxurious and utterly comfortable. There is also a dedicated Internet access, WiFi hot spot, onsite restaurant, swimming pool, valet parking, and a great Bush Spa for the Lodge’s guests.
The Spa offers exotic treatments like Ndzi Lorhe Africa („I dreamed of Africa“) which starts with a body scrub, followed by a wrap and a full Inkaba body massage African style, and Monkey Orange, named after an African fruit that belongs to the Calabash family, indigenous to this part of the world, which, when dried, is used for massages to provide a great stress relief.
If you’re an outdoorsy type, you can try bush walks, archery or mountain biking. There are even organized visits to a community cooking school. Of course, do not miss on an opportunity to go on a safari. The best time to do that is dry winter months (April to October) since the grass is shorter, and foliage sparser then. Singita Sweni is home to a great selection of wildlife including lions, buffalos, elephants, black / white rhinos, leopards, hippos, and cheetahs.
The management of the Singita Sweni Lodge can arrange flights or private charters for you. The planes usually land at the Satara airstrip, which is some 45 minutes drive from the Lodge. If required, you can be collected by the staff and driven to the Lodge in an air-conditioned vehicle. watch video below
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