Fodor's Expert Review Sweni Lodge

Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Built on wooden stilts, Sweni is cradled on a low riverbank amid thick virgin bush and ancient trees. More intimate than its sister camp, Lebombo, Sweni has six huge river-facing suites glassed on three sides, wooden on the other. At night khaki floor-to-ceiling drapes divide the living area from the bedroom, with its king-size bed and its cascade of ceramic beads. Brown netting lamp shades, cream mohair throws, and brown leather furniture enhance the natural feel and contrast boldly with the gleam of stainless steel in the living room and bathroom. You can relax in a wooden rocking chair on your large reed-shaded deck and watch game, or spend the night under the stars on a comfy, mosquito-net-draped mattress.

PROS

  • tiny and intimate
  • great location
  • lovely riverside bush breakfasts

CONS

  • dim lighting

QUICK FACTS

Resort
GreenRomantic
Intimate
Remote
Local Flavor
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 021-683–3424-Reservations | 013-735–5500-Lodge

HOTEL DETAILS

12 suites
Rate Includes: All-inclusive

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