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Sweni Lodge

Sweni Lodge

Sweni Lodge is situated in particularly remote wilderness renowned for its lion prides in the eastern part of South Africa’s Kruger National Park, the second largest reserve in Africa. The park borders Mozambique and represents one of the continent’s few remaining unexplored territories. The tranquil Sweni River and its surrounding dens, warrens, and lairs inspired the lodge’s architecture, resulting in its appearance as an extension of the natural landscape.

The tranquility of the main lodge offers dining and lounge areas, swimming pool, lounge with fireplace, and wine cellar. The common area is elevated on stilts with decks of dark timber featuring views of the bush and Sweni River.

Six private luxury suites feature floor-to-ceiling glass walls which bring the unique beauty of the bush inside. Open floor plans further enhance the viewing experience, although curtains may be used for additional privacy. Amenities include air conditioning, an outdoor shower overlooking the river, and the option of sleeping under the stars on the private viewing deck’s day bed. Altogether, Sweni Lodge can accommodate twelve guests in the six suites.

Activities center around game drives that are offered twice daily and are led by professional guides and trackers. Kruger National Park is noted not only for its four formidable prides of lions but also is home to an impressive concentration of the rest of Africa’s “Big Five”: leopard, buffalo, rhinoceros, and elephant. Adventurers may also enjoy other common wildlife sightings including wildebeest, impala, jackal, giraffe, hyena, and zebra. The incredible flora and fauna of the park subsists in four different eco-zones.

In addition to the daily game drives, the lodge offers guided safari walks and spot-lit night drives. Both options are unique ways to experience the region’s wildlife. Archery and mountain biking are also available. For those seeking additional exercise and relaxation, the property houses a spa with a fully equipped gym. The lodge also features a boutique and gallery containing a wide range of African artifacts and curios.

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