Guests per Safari Vehicle
Your uniquely African home from home
Nestled in the unspoiled bush of the Sabi Sand lies a stylishly intimate game lodge – Chitwa Chitwa. Originally a private family retreat, Chitwa enjoys a place of pride on the banks of one of the largest lakes in the exclusive Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve. Allow your senses to be lured into a passionate balance of African chic and environmental harmony.
Relax in a haven of natural colours and beautiful textures that replicate the beauty of nature’s paintbrush and the serenity of the African bush. Each of the eight individually decorated retreats boasts a private plunge pool framed by a spacious timber deck overlooking the nearby lake – a popular drinking hole for our wealth of wildlife.
Chitwa House: This private sanctuary offers the very best of Chitwa Chitwa’s distinctive personalised service: a bush experience tailored to your every whim with the assistance of an experienced house butler and the enthusiasm of a dedicated ranger. Chitwa House alludes to an element of familiarity as you set the pace in your own private piece of Africa.
Africa up close Indulge in one of Africa’s most impressive wildlife encounters absorbing the sights and sounds of the wild. Be at home with the Big Five and a number of endangered species including the Wild Dog, Bat, Honey Badger, Oxpecker and the Ground Hornbill. Witness and experience the ultimate splendour of nature.
Retreat into the privacy of our cosy library and explore the treasures of our unique wine cellar. Outside, a rim-flow swimming pool further enhances the splendour whilst creating the perfect setting to unwind and absorb the sights, sounds and scents of Africa.
The most thrilling part of any stay with us is undoubtedly the Chitwa Chitwa safari experience. Our qualified guides and expert trackers ensure an unforgettable safari, enriching the experience with their profound knowledge of this animal kingdom and its complex habitat. Chitwa’s holistic approach to hospitality with specific emphasis on wildlife conservation distinguishes spell-binding sightings of the abundant wildlife. Leave enriched with a new perspective and affectionate memories of the very best of the African bush.
Adjacent to the world-renowned Kruger National Park, the Sabi Sand Game Reserve is famed for its intimate wildlife encounters, particularly leopard viewing. Home to a host of animals, including the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino), the Sabi Sand is part of a conservation area that covers over two million hectares (almost five million acres), an area equivalent to the state of New Jersey.
With no boundary fences between the Sabi Sand and the Kruger National Park, this reserve benefits from the great diversity of animals found in one of the richest wildlife areas on the African continent, along with the additional benefits experienced on a private game reserve.
Game drives traverse an area of 10 500 hectares (26 000 acres) and strict vehicle limits at sightings ensure the exclusivity of the game viewing experience. Sensitive off-road driving ensures that guests have the best possible view of any exceptional sighting and rangers are constantly in touch with each other to keep track of animal movements.
All ages welcome
6 Luxury Chitwa Suites
1 Charlsy Suite
1 Chitwa House
All ages welcome
Children under 6 years will not be allowed on game drive unless parents secure sole use of the vehicle. Vehicle exclusivity must be pre-booked.
Hoedspruit – Eastgate Airport
6.5 hours from Johannesburg
2 hours from Hoedspruit Airport
3 hours from Nelspruit Airport
Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge, Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa
All ages welcome