Singwe River Lodge we provide a memorable and
affordable Big Five game experience in a
low-risk malaria area, with
excellent accommodation, delicious food and warm African
The lodge has excellent game
viewing vehicles, and employs qualified,
professional rangers and Shangaan trackers who have good
knowledge of the local wildlife and vegetation.
Shaded by giant fig trees, the beautiful, tranquil camp
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
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.
We provide road transfers from the airport to the lodge,
as well as from Nelspruit, Phalaborwa and OR Tambo
International Airport in Johannesburg.
Singwe River Lodge offers accommodation in the Manor
House with three luxury suites, and three one-roomed
riverside thatched chalets.
Built on the banks of the Olifants River, the three
thatched chalets each have a bedroom, an en-suite
bathroom with shower, air-conditioning and a fan. One of
these chalets can also accommodate two children under
There is one suite upstairs and two on ground level.
Each luxury room has an en-suite bathroom with shower
and bath, and doors which open onto the garden or the
deck. One of the lower level suites can also accommodate
two children under 12.
The rooms are spacious and airy, fully carpeted with
air-conditioning, fans and mosquito mesh on the windows
for guests who prefer to leave their windows open.
* Game drives
* Bush walks
* Swimming in the lodge pool
* Game viewing on the riverbank
* 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
riverbank. These treatments are not included in the
rates and will be charged to your account.
How to get there
1. From Jhb or Pta, take the N4 to Belfast, from Belfast
go to Dullstroom and then onto Lydenburg.
2. From Lydenburg go to Ohrigstad, then on to
Hoedspruit, through the JG Strydom tunnel to Hoedspruit.
Once In Hoedspruit go through the town, go over the
railway bridge and then turn left onto the road that
takes you to Phalaborwa.
3. Travel on this road for 16km, you will then turn
right into the main entrance gate to the Balule reserve.
Here you will pay your R60 conservation fee, once
through the gate, keep left and follow the signs to
Singwe River Lodge.
Clothing & Accessories
Going on safari in Africa requires practical,
comfortable clothing. Wear casual, neutral coloured
clothing for game drives and bush walks with good
worn-in walking shoes and a warm jacket for cool
mornings and evenings.
It's vital to protect oneself against the heat of the
African sun, so pack a sunhat, sun cream and sunglasses!
Finally, don't forget your binoculars, bird books and
camera. The lodge does have a selection of books and
games for guests.
Health & Climate
Singwe is a low-risk malaria area, but in the summer
months it is advisable to take anti-malaria tablets. Get
advice from your local travel clinic when planning your
Also pack insect repellent and light coloured,
long-sleeved tops and trousers to wear at night, which
also act as a repellent to mosquitoes.