This is part five of my travel series to South Africa. For the complete series, please see below:
Traveling to South Africa – South African Airways and Federal Air
Singita Ebony – The Lodge
Singita Ebony – Day to Night
Singita Sweni – The Lodge
Singita Sweni – Day to Night
Cape Town – The Peninsula Tour and The Boat House
Cape Town – City and Winelands Tour
Cape Town – V&A Waterfront, Test Kitchen, Fork and Table Mountain
24 Hours in Istanbul
In my last South Africa post, I covered the wonderful accomodations at Singita Sweni and the beauty of its lodges. In today’s post, I’m going to take you through a quick summary of some of our favorite activities and aspects of our stay, in the format of a single day to evening. I hope you enjoy!
After our 5:30 AM wake up call, my husband and I would trudge our way over to the main Sweni lodge to eat some breakfast snacks and meet up with our ranger Gerard, and tracker Solly. There was always a lovely spread in the morning at Sweni though I usually would just go for the dried fruit and some coconut milk.
Yours truly sulkily drinking some coffee while chatting with Gerard.
After we put on our ponchos, we’d all be off. In the mornings I liked to sit up front, what a great view!
One theme that we noticed at Sweni versus Ebony was that our tracker seemed much more “active”. Singita’s private concession in Kruger versus its concession in Sabi Sands is many times larger – and thus there are less vehicles driving around, spotting animals and sharing information with other cars. In Kruger, it was much more of a “find the animal yourself” theme. This had its disadvantages (mainly that you might see less of the “Big 5” animals) depending on luck. However, it also had its advantages in that we felt much more involved with the tracking process. Our tracker, Solly, was very active and fascinating to learn from. Continue Reading