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SINGWE RIVER LODGE

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WELCOME TO SINGWE RIVER LODGE IN THE BALULE RESERVE, GREATER KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, SOUTH AFRICA

This magnificent property situated in Balule Reserve, a 40,000 ha reserve in the Greater Kruger National Park, is built on the banks of the Olifants River, which provides many opportunities for game viewing even while in camp ... watch families of elephants who have come down to bathe, lazy hippos surfacing for a yawn, a skittish herd of impala drinking nervously ... and listen for the cry of a fish eagle.

At Singwe River Lodge we provide a memorable and affordable Big Five game experience in a low-risk malaria area, with excellent accommodation in a luxury lodge, delicious food and warm African hospitality.

Shaded by giant fig trees, the beautiful, tranquil game lodge has accommodation for up to 12 adults in a Manor House and three thatched riverside chalets, a large swimming pool and rolling lawns which extend down to the banks of the Olifants River. If the weather permits dinner is often served in the African Boma under the night sky around a campfire. Alternatively it is served in the restaurant.

Children are welcome and a child-minding service is available if parents wish to dine alone or go on a game drive in the Kruger National Park.

Singwe is easily accessed with daily flights from Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban to three international airports close by. The nearest, Eastgate International Airport at Hoedspruit, is about 37 km from Singwe. We provide road transfers from the airport to the lodge, as well as from Nelspruit, Phalaborwa and OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg

Book Singwe for an affordable stay in luxury accommodation in a private game lodge in the Kruger National Park.

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Luxury accommodation at Singwe River Lodge, Balule Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa
Singwe River Lodge offers accommodation in the Manor House with three luxury suites, and three one-roomed riverside thatched chalets.

We provide fully catered holidays with delicious English and Continental breakfasts, a light lunch and gourmet dinner served in the restaurant or, weather permitting, in the African Boma around a campfire.

Private dinners for couples celebrating a special occasion can be arranged in the Manor House dining room on request.

Game Drives at Singwe River Lodge, Balule Reserve , Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa

Singwe River Lodge is in a Big Five game reserve in the Greater Kruger National Park with common sightings of buffalo, elephant, lion, leopard and rhino. However, the Kruger area also offers a selection of other interesting species such as cheetah, serval, zebra, giraffe, wildebeest and many species of buck, including bushbuck, kudu, klipspringer, duiker, steenbuck and waterbuck which wander freely, thriving in their natural habitat.

The area boasts many bird species including the African Fish Eagle found all along the Olifants River, which is also home to many crocodile. Many remarkable sightings have been made at the river, including lion kills, rhino sightings and herds of elephant coming down to bathe and wallow in the mud.

GAME DRIVES

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Our game drives are conducted by qualified, professional rangers and local Shangaan trackers, in open 4X4 safari vehicles. We tailor our outings to our guests' preferences. If you want to see the Big Five, we will attempt to track them for you. If you are simply interested in exploring the beauty of the surrounding Kruger area or discovering the remarkable birdlife, we will take you on a scenic excursion while our rangers share their insights about the local flora and fauna….of course you might just happen on a pride of lions along the way!

Child Policy with regards to Game Drives at our lodge:

Our lodge is a family friendly lodge and children are always welcome but please note that children aged 0-6 years are not permitted on game drives due to safety reasons in a Big Five reserve. We offer free child minding if parents wish to go on a game drives without their young children. Children aged 7-16 years must be accompanied on game drives by their parents or responsible adult.

A typical day at Singwe River Lodge, Balule Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa

At Singwe River Lodge you can choose your level of activity. Rise with the dawn to go on a game drive, experience a morning bush walk with a ranger, or lounge on the banks of the Olifants River with a good book and a pair of binoculars…the choice is yours.
This is what you can expect from a day at Singwe:

Early wakeup (summer 05h00 or winter 06h00).

Set off from the game lodge on a morning game drive as the sun is rising with coffee, cappuccinos, hot chocolate, rusks and muffins to enjoy along the way.

±09h00: Return to the lodge for a delicious breakfast, served on the deck, weather permitting - full Continental and English with fruit, fruit juice, yoghurt, cereals, muffins and croissants followed by a cooked breakfast with eggs to order, bacon, sausage, toast etc.

ACTIVITIES AT SINGWE RIVER LODGE

Game drives
Swimming in the lodge pool
Game viewing on the riverbank
Birding

Spa treatments - massages, facials and other treatments can be arranged with a local therapist in your suite, on the lawn under a shady tree or on the banks of the Olifants River. These treatments are not included in the rates and will be charged to your account.

After breakfast take an optional bush walk with your ranger or laze at the pool watching for hippo, elephants or other game which come down to the Olifants River to drink. We provide books, games and binoculars for guests.

A light lunch is served between 12h30 and 14h30. A typical menu might feature a cold pasta salad or quiche served with green salad and homemade bread.

After lunch guests have time off to enjoy a siesta or relax before the next game drive.

15h30 / 16h00: Depart on your afternoon game drive from dusk until sunset, when spotlights will help to see the game. You will stop for drinks and snacks at a scenic location along the way.

Back to the lodge to freshen up for drinks and dinner.

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Dinner is served in the Boma (weather permitting) or in the main dining room. A typical menu could include potjiekos, a traditional South African stew prepared outdoors in a cast iron three-legged pot over a fire. Or a main course of fillet steak served with couscous and mixed vegetables and mustard sauce followed by a mouth-watering dessert. At Singwe we cater for various dietary requirements if we have advance warning. If you are celebrating a special occasion and would like to enjoy a private evening, we will arrange an intimate dinner in the Manor House dining room or on the deck.