Swadini, A Forever Resort

Swadini, A Forever Resort

R531 Klaserie Rd, Hoedspruit, Maruleng 1380 South Africa
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#1 of 4 resorts in Hoedspruit
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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Swadini is landlocked by the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve and nestled amongst the Drakensberg peaks, on the banks of the Blyde River. Enjoy exclusive Boat Trips on the Blyde Dam, spot Hippo and Crocodile, and visit the "Tufa" Waterfall. You will also enjoy visiting Bourke's Luck Potholes, The Pinnacle, Mac-Mac Falls and God's Window. Spend your days relaxing in your Luxury dwelling or indulge your wild side with a variety of Adventure Activities. There are excellent Hiking Trails in the area as well as the Facilities at the Resort itself. The Resort is situated 35 kilometres from Hoedspruit and only 75 kilometres from the Orpen Gate of the Kruger National Park.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Bar / lounge
Mini golf
Tennis court
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Public wifi
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
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Non-smoking rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
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lwilken0 wrote a review Jun 2021
Mbombela, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had a wonderful stay at Swadini in 6 bed chalet. Place was neat and tidy and everything that you need to have a pleasant stay were available. From the original booking at Swadini to booking in and booking out was done in a very friendly, efficient and professional way. The location is exceptional with the mountains towering over you and all the small antelope wandering between the chalets .
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Date of stay: June 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Swadini Forever, General Manager at Swadini, A Forever Resort
Responded 10 Jun 2021
Dear valued guest, many thanks for commenting on your stay with us. We sincerely look forward in welcoming you back to Swadini, A Forever Resort. Have a pleasant day, Team Swadini
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Flyer04200059036 wrote a review Sept 2021
Mbombela, South Africa3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were very impressed with Swadini resort. The camping site is well maintained with lots of shade; the ablutions are kept clean all the time. We had fabulous camping with our family! Lots of activities available for kids and parents
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Swadini Forever, General Manager at Swadini, A Forever Resort
Responded 29 Sept 2021
Dear valued guest, many thanks for commenting on your stay with us. We sincerely look forward in welcoming you back to Swadini, A Forever Resort. Have a pleasant day, Team Swadini
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OnAir648488 wrote a review Sept 2021
6 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Swadini is an excellent resort, which we have recommended to many friends, Kudus graze and browse between the very well-desgned, equipped and maintained chalets in a beautiful surrounding in the lower reaches of the magnificent Blyde Canyon.

It boasts a very comfortable heated as well as a much larger unheated swimming pool. Both with shallower ends for smaller kids, and a deeper end for taller persons. This is lowveld, and in September even the unheated pool is warm enough for swimming by active people.

The resort also offers trampolines, mini-golf, paintball shooting. And has rugby and cricket facilities
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Date of stay: September 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Swadini Forever, General Manager at Swadini, A Forever Resort
Responded 09 Sept 2021
Dear valued guest, many thanks for commenting on your stay with us. We sincerely look forward in welcoming you back to Swadini, A Forever Resort. Have a pleasant day, Team Swadini
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minki2022 wrote a review Apr 2022
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a wonderful stay at Swadini. The rooms were neat and clean. The oven was unfortunately out of order, but other than that the chalet was equiped with everything we could need. The entertainment program for the children was great. The location was nothing less than breathtaking with the surrounding mountains and wild life. We also enjoyed being able to access the Swadini nature reserve at no extra cost. We also visited the Echo caves on a rainy day which is about an hour's drive from Swadini - it was an incredible experience and well worth the drive.
The cleaning services was very good. We were a bit shocked at the pricing of the local shop - we had to drive to Hoedspruit to purchase food and supplies, since it would have cost a fortune to purchase any food or toiletries in the resort shop. Overall it was such a lovely stay for our family.
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Date of stay: April 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Swadini Forever, General Manager at Swadini, A Forever Resort
Responded 20 Apr 2022
Dear valued guest, many thanks for commenting on your stay with us. We sincerely look forward in welcoming you back to Swadini, A Forever Resort. Have a pleasant day, Team Swadini
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922kudan wrote a review Oct 2021
Windhoek, Namibia174 contributions19 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Travelled here for a family weekend away. The drive here was decently long (5hours) as we we drove from Gauteng. Most of The road is decent but there are a few bad spots that just need a careful slower pace.

The check in process was very quick. All Covid 19 protocol was observed. We had one of the chalets right at the back of the resort facing the mountain. The map they provide is perfect for directions.

The surroundings were peaceful and quiet. Perfect way to wake up to nature and juat gaze out at the beautiful mountain behind the resort.

There are monkeys and baboons roaming the premises so be careful with your possessions as they can grab them from your windows or if you leave them unattended. There are some antelope roaming the premises too. Peaceful, they mind their own business.

Excellent location to venture into the Kruger or other areas of Mpumalanga.

Our chalet was perfect. A nice 3 bedroomed with both a shower and a bath. TV is kitted with dstv which is perfect for those who want to watch TV while on holiday. Each chalet has a braai area and outdoor furniture to relax on. There is a light for your late evening braai. Perfect for those on a social holiday and like braai's. The kitchen is fully kitted for a self catering unit.

There is a small grocery shop on site. It is well stocked so even if you forgot some essentials you are likely to find them there at a decent price.

There is a restaurant with a well priced menu as well.

Lots of activities for the whole family. Putt Putt, trampolines, swimming pools, hiking trails and much more.

Would definitely be revisiting for a longer stay next time.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Swadini Forever, General Manager at Swadini, A Forever Resort
Responded 04 Oct 2021
Dear valued guest, many thanks for commenting on your stay with us. We sincerely look forward in welcoming you back to Swadini, A Forever Resort. Have a pleasant day, Team Swadini
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lcarpe591685 wrote a review Dec 2020
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely Camping site at Swadini. We enjoyed the heated pool and all the grounds are very well kept.
The staff is very friendly. We just felt the ablution block and the scullery area could have been cleaned daily.
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Date of stay: December 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Swadini Forever, General Manager at Swadini, A Forever Resort
Responded 06 Dec 2020
Dear valued guest, many thanks for commenting on your stay with us. We sincerely look forward in welcoming you back to Swadini, A Forever Resort. Have a pleasant day, Team Swadini
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johandpkruger wrote a review Jul 2021
Sasolburg, South Africa1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Clean bathroom properly.
Ensure access to stand are improved.
I would have like a "hot" pool.
Consider installing some super tubes.
I was not offered a braai by any of the staff and the cleaning of my braai was not done regularly. Had to ask for this to be done.
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Date of stay: July 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Swadini Forever, General Manager at Swadini, A Forever Resort
Responded 20 Jul 2021
Dear valued guest, many thanks for commenting on your stay with us. We sincerely look forward in welcoming you back to Swadini, A Forever Resort. Have a pleasant day, Team Swadini
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Liezel En Benni... B wrote a review May 2023
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Clean resort, went camping for the long weekend. Facilities were cleaned regularly, and stayed clean even with a fully booked campsite. Braai's were cleaned daily and assistance was provided for dishes and setting up camp. Entertainment for the kids by the swimming pool were great! Enjoyed our stay.
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Date of stay: April 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Swadini Forever, General Manager at Swadini, A Forever Resort
Responded 03 May 2023
Dear valued guest, many thanks for commenting on your stay with us. We sincerely look forward in welcoming you back to Swadini, A Forever Resort. Have a pleasant day, Team Swadini
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249hcollins wrote a review Oct 2022
Boksburg, South Africa1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
During our stay a group of people was drinking at the swimming pool playing their music making it unpleasant for other cultures which staid over. We just removed ourselves from the swimming pool environment and went to our own chalet. Therefore we couldn't enjoy the entertainment area.
My suggestion would be that the resort will be playing their own music.. which is natural to all cultures and race.
When a bigger group of people want to have their own party, the resort should allow them in a different entertainment area, then everyone can enjoy the facilities, like swimming pools etc..
In my view, the restaurant was empty on Friday night and only 2 tables were occupied between 19:00 - 20:00. This should concern me if I were the manager..
MY TIP TO THE RESORT: Do yourself a favour and visit Champaign Sport Resort in the Drakensberg and see what is possible with a restaurant and bar area..
Get natural ground and let not that one cultural group/race of people take over the facility and imprint their bad behaviour on the whole resort. Swadini is a beautiful resort and can be enjoyed by all races, not only the drinking / partying and misbehaviour which I don't want my 9 year old daughter to experience at the swimming pool area.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: October 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Swadini Forever, General Manager at Swadini, A Forever Resort
Responded 11 Oct 2022
Dear valued guest, many thanks for commenting on your stay with us. We sincerely look forward in welcoming you back to Swadini, A Forever Resort. Have a pleasant day, Team Swadini
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BLeimecke wrote a review Jan 2020
Kempton Park, South Africa3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Entertainment was good, staff was very friendly and helpfull. Would recommend that you put no smoking signs up everywhere, swimming pool and ablusions. Stand got limited graas. Bit overall we enjoyed our stay there and I would really recommend Swadini.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Forever_Swadini, General Manager at Swadini, A Forever Resort
Responded 01 Jan 2020
Dear valued guest, many thanks for commenting on your stay with us. We sincerely look forward in welcoming you back to Swadini, A Forever Resort. Have a pleasant day, Team Swadini
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Koen K wrote a tip Oct 2023
Mbombela, South Africa406 contributions87 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Day visitors take over"
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Motsumi N wrote a tip Apr 2019
Piet Retief, South Africa36 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Chalets are clean and have great mountainous views"
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junglegirl87 wrote a tip Sept 2017
Hoedspruit, South Africa20 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Shadey spots in campsite are VITAL!!!"
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guestg932 wrote a tip Jul 2016
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa5 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The free standing Chalets (nr 54) very quite. Higher numbers - close to the Youth Centre - they can be noisy."
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petruscornelis wrote a tip May 2016
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Chalets --far apart and very piecefull"
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PRICE RANGE
R 827 - R 956 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
forever resorts swadini hotel hoedspruit, forever hotel hoedspruit
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Aventura Resorts Swadini
LOCATION
South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceMarulengHoedspruit
NUMBER OF ROOMS
78
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Frequently Asked Questions about Swadini, A Forever Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Swadini, A Forever Resort?
Nearby attractions include Three Roundavels (4.8 km), Wonder View (6.2 km), and Blyderivierspoort Hiking Trail (7.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Swadini, A Forever Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Swadini, A Forever Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Swadini, A Forever Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Swadini, A Forever Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Swadini, A Forever Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Swadini, A Forever Resort?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Swadini, A Forever Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Is Swadini, A Forever Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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