South African Lodges

Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Lodge

Sabi Sand Game Reserve
South Africa
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Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Lodge Reviews & Information

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The Chitwa Chitwa Lodge is on the banks of one of the largest lakes of the private 64 000 hectare Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, which forms part of the Greater Kruger Park. South Africa's lodge nestles in the beautiful Sabi Sands Game Reserve on the bank of one of the largest lakes in reserve. This safari lodge in Sabi Sands offers guests an extraordinary African wildlife experience. Guests enjoy luxury safari lodge while enjoying the best of what the African bush has to offer. 

Chitwa Chitwa has adventurous close-up encounters with the African Big 5 while on safaris and bush walks make for a memorable stay. Professional rangers are specially trained to ensure that guests can experience the most while on their safari adventures. Guests staying at the lodge are provided with the best of luxury and comforts. The elegant and spacious suites feature private decks and swimming pools. Beautiful lake views can be enjoyed from these decks. The suites at the lodge accommodate families.

Six Luxury Suites:

  • Spacious varying from 130 to 180 meters
  • Each suite can accommodate up to 2 extra beds for children under the age of 12 yrs only
  • Opens onto a private lake-view deck with plunge pool
  • Bath-tub, indoor and outdoor shower
  • Fireplace
  • Minibar
  • Fan
  • Hair dryer
  • Coffee and tea making facilities
  • iPod docking station.

The spectacular Chitwa House offers guests complete privacy, luxury, and comfort where guests enjoy the privileges of having their private house in the untamed African bush. This two-bedroom house offers a lounge, dining room, fully equipped kitchen, private deck and pool. Furthermore, guests staying at the house also enjoy the benefits of having their very own private chef, butler and guide.

Chitwa House features:

  • Two beautifully appointed en-suite rooms with private decks and outdoor showers
  • Spacious shared lounge/dining area
  • Lake-view deck with swimming pool
  • Private safari vehicle with guide and tracker
  • Individual Meals
  • Television in the lounge
  • Fully stocked mini-bar and coffee/tea facilities
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Private chef.


Chitwa Chitwa guests may enjoy fantastic game viewing right from the central area and dining areas of the lodge as the different collections of wild animals come together at the water’s edge of the lake. The lodge raised sun deck feature comfortable daybeds as well as a rim-flow swimming pool where one feels at one with nature - the ideal place to relax and unwind while absorbing the sights and sounds of the untamed wilderness.

  • Lounge
  • Library
  • Boutique
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Sunset deck
  • Swimming pool
  • Dining area.


The most popular events are the thrilling Chitwa Chitwa safaris into the bush. Guests are guided by specially trained guides through the African bush where sightings of the 'Big 5' and many other species of African Wildlife can be observed in their natural habitat. Bush walks are also offered at the lodge which provides a beautiful way to explore the smaller wildlife in the game reserve. Guests enjoy looking for animals on foot while learning about the surrounding environment from their knowledgeable field guide.

General Safari program ( 15 September to 31 May):

  • 5h00 Wake up, meet at the lodge for coffee
  • 5h30 Depart for a safari (game drive)
  • 8h45 Head back to camp for breakfast
  • 10h00 Bush walk with your ranger or alternative activities and relaxation
  • 13h00 Lunch
  • 16h00 Afternoon tea at Lodge
  • 16h30 Evening safari and sundowners
  • 19h30 Head back to camp
  • 20h00 Aperitifs
  • 20h30 Dinner
  • Night Cap.

Winter itinerary (1 June to 14 September):

  • 6h00 Wake up, meet at the lodge for coffee
  • 6h30 Depart for safari (game drive)
  • 9h30 Head back to camp for breakfast
  • 10h30 Leisure time where bush walks and activities are proposed
  • 13h00 Lunch
  • 15h30 Afternoon tea at Lodge
  • 16h00 Evening safari and sundowners
  • 19h00 Head back to camp
  • 19h30 Aperitifs
  • 20h00 Dinner
  • Night Cap.

Families at the Lodge

The Lodge offers suitable accommodation for families. Children between the ages of 6 are allowed to join the adults out on the game drives. For children under the age of 6, the lodge offers the new Chitwa Children Eco-Experience where children can learn about the wildlife and environment around them. The lodge offers guest a unique glimpse of the African Wildlife. The Sabi Sands Game Reserve in South Africa is home to a high density of animals making this region one of the best safari destinations on the African continent.


The Chitwa lodge is accessible by air from the OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg with a flying time of approximately one and a half hours. Direct connecting flights are also available from KMIA in Nelspruit or Eastgate Airport Hoedspruit.

The road transfer from:

  • Johannesburg: Approx: a five-hour drive
  • Nelspruit: Approx: three-hour drive

Enter Gowrie Gate to Sabi Sands and onto lodge.

Below detailed information about the Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Lodge is available.
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  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Indoor Outdoor Showers
  • Mini bar
  • Standing Fan
  • Tea and coffee making facilities


Dining at the Chitwa Chitwa Safari Lodge

The magnificent Chitwa Chitwa Safari Lodge offers a unique and social dining experience. Breakfast and lunch are served at the poolside lapa.

Guests enjoy breathtaking views of the lake while enjoying their meals. Dinner is served in the outside boma with a large fire lighting the boma up against the night sky. All meals at the luxurious Chitwa Chitwa Safari Lodge are carefully planned to ensure that guests have a unique dining experience every day.

Spa Facilities

Chitwa Chitwa in Sabi Sands, South Africa, features its in-house masseuse.  

The spa offers massages, facials, wraps, masks, exfoliations and a variety of other spa treatments to help relax and rejuvenate.

Game Drives

The Chitwa Chitwa Safari Lodge in South Africa covers an area of over 5,500ha, which is used for game drives. Guests enjoy being driven around the African bushveld accompanied by experienced guides and trackers. While on their game drives, visitors enjoy sightings of buffalo, rhino, elephant, lion, giraffe and many more animal species.

Childrens Activities

The Chitwa Chitwa Safari Lodge offers the Chitwa Children Eco-Experience for children under the age of 6 years. As children under the age of 6 are not allowed on the game drives, the lodge has put activities in place so that the children can also be a part of the African experience. Activities that are included in the Eco-Experience are as follows:

  •  Making spoor molds of animal tracks with plaster of Paris
  •  A face painting session
  •  Daily bush walks in the enclosed camps. Children will learn about the environment and how to survive in the bush.
  •  Stories around the fireplace sipping hot chocolate and roasting marshmallows.
Spa Treatments

South Africa's Chitwa Chitwa Safari Lodge provides its very own masseuse who offers health and beauty treatments such as massages, wraps, masks, exfoliations and a variety of other treatments.


Each room at the Chitwa Chitwa Safari Lodge offers guests its own private plunge pool.

  • Curio Shop
  • Gym
  • Kid's Club
  • Library
  • Open Air Boma
  • Spa
  • Sun deck

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Game drive safaris
  • Housekeeping service
  • Kid's entertainment
  • Massage treatments
Children Activities
  • The Chitwa Children Eco-Experience is available for children under the age of 6. The ECO-Experience has been designed so that children can also enjoy their bush adventure.

    • Fun bush walks where the children learn about the environment and basic survival skills
    • Face painting
    • Stories around the fireplace in the evening with hot chocolate and marshmallows
    • Making footprints out of plaster of Paris.

Available Rooms


The elegant suites at the Chitwa Chitwa Safari Lodge in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa, offer guests fantastic lake views and a private plunge pool.

These spacious rooms can accommodate two adults, and extra provisions can be made for up to two children aged 12 years and under.

In-room facilities:

  •  Fireplace
  •  Mini-bar
  •  iPod docking station
  •  Fan
  •  Hairdryer
  •  Indoor and outdoor showers
  •  Tea and coffee making facilities.
Single Room R15240
Double Room R23460

Charlsy Suite

The Charlsy Suite at Sabi Sand's Chitwa Chitwa Safari Lodge offers the perfect accommodation for families or friends who are traveling together.

The Charlsy Suite offers two separate inter-leading rooms which are joined by a spacious lounge area. The Suite also offers a private pool and viewing deck.

Charlsy Suite features:

  •  Tea and coffee making facilities
  •  En-suite bathroom
  •  Fireplace
  •  Mini-bar
  •  Fan
  •  Hairdryer
  •  iPod docking station
  •  Indoor and outdoor showers.
Single Room R24150
Double Room R24150

The Chitwa House

The Chitwa House at the Chitwa Chitwa Safari Lodge, Sabi Sands, offers guests its guest an experience like no other. The two bedroom house with separate lounge, dining area, and the fully equipped kitchen comes with a private chef and guide.

The days schedule is planned around when and what the guests would like to do. Meals can be enjoyed at the lodge or prepared at the Chitwa House by your very own private chef.

Chitwa House amenities and services:

  •  En-suite bathrooms
  •  Private decks
  •  Fully stocked mini bar
  •  Tea and coffee making facilities
  •  Own private safari vehicle.
Single Room R62970
Double Room R62970

Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Lodge Specials

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

Guests staying at the luxurious 5-star Chitwa Chitwa Safari Lodge located in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve in the Kruger National Park will be assured of superb service, luxury accommodation and fantastic "big 5" game viewing. Enjoy a four night Chitwa Chitwa experience at the cost of three.

Included in the rate:

  • Inclusive rate:
  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Teas & coffees, bottled water, soft drinks, local beer and spirits, Chitwa House Wine Selection
  • Two open vehicle safaris a day and daily walking safaris
  • Laundry service
  • Return transfers from the Chitwa airstrip to the lodge.
  • Sabi Sands Conservation Fees

Excluded from the rate:

  • Items of a personal nature
  • Spa treatments
  • purchases from the boutique, spa treatments, telephone calls and air and road transfers to/from the lodge and all premium lable alcoholic beverages

Terms and Conditions:

  • Subject to availability
  • Valid 15 January - 15 December 2019
  • Only valid for a minimum 4 night stay
  • Not valid for Chitwa House

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -24.732949

Longitude: 31.558672


Directions from Johannesburg to the Chitwa Chitwa Safari Lodge:

1. From Johannesburg take the N4 to Nelspruit.
2. Take the R40 from Nelspruit to White River.
3. Proceed over 50 km to Hazyview.
4. One past Hazyview, continue another 60 km.
5. Turn right towards Acornhoek taking the Manyeleti' turn-off.
6. Follow the tar road for 30 km until you reach Hluvukane petrol station.
7. Continue a gravel road for 2 km until the road splits and turn right.
8. After 5 km makes a right and follow the Sabi Sand sign.
9. Follow through a few small towns until you find a T-junction and after another 6.5 km turn left.
10. You will reach the Gowrie Gate after 7 km, go through the gate and follow the signs to Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge.


On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

5 Star



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