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Chitwa Chitwa

Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve


From US$895

Lodge Description


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.

Luxury Suite
6 Luxury spacious suites varying from 130 to 180 sq meters offering:

• 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 out door shower
• Fireplace
• Minibar
• Fan
• Hairdryer
• Coffee / Tea facility
• iPod docking station

The Charlsy suite consists of 2 beautifully appointed inter-leading en-suite rooms joined by a common living area and offering:

• Spacious common lake-view deck with swimming pool
• Bath-tub, indoor and out-door shower
• Fireplace
• Minibar
• Fan
• Hairdryer
• Coffee/tea facility
• iPod docking station

The Chitwa house is the epitome of family luxury in the African bush

• 2 beautifully appointed en-suite rooms with private decks and out-door showers
• Spacious common lounge/dining area
• Spacious common lake-view deck with swimming pool
• Private safari vehicle with guide and tracker
• Private meals
• Television in the lounge
• Fully stocked mini-bar and coffee/tea facilities
• Fully equipped kitchen

Cultural Excursion
Dixie is a small village situated close to the Gowrie Gate entrance of the Sabi Sand. Through our close associations with our neighbours and our love of the area in general, we have cultivated a unique partnership with the Dixie community in order to contribute to their general upliftment. The Cultural Village Excursion, headed by professional field guide Chris Sebuye affords the opportunity to slip unnoticed into a day in the life of the locals whilst tapping into the optimism and energy that is so much part of this little village’s charm. The transfer will be in a Chitwa Chitwa open vehicle and will take about two hours from the time of departure from the lodge.

Pizza truck stop
• This is unique and made at the lodge by the owners, truly one of a kind.
• Safari stops of the ultimate luxury... with pizza of course!
• The first in the Sabi Sand Game reserve!
• Welcome to the Chitwa Pizza stop made in our Pizza Truck's oven.

A Spectacular Big 5 Experience
The most thrilling and eagerly-anticipated part of any stay with us is undoubtedly the Chitwa Chitwa safari experience. For over a decade, our guests have been treated to spell-binding sightings of our abundant wildlife on game drives and bush walks and have left with affectionate memories of the very best of the African bush. The experience is further enhanced by our desire to protect and sustain the local environment and improve the well-being of our resident communities.

Located in the Sabi Sand which is the birthplace of sustainable wildlife tourism in southern Africa, Chitwa Chitwa is highly acclaimed for its excellent game viewing, as all hunting in the area has been abolished for decades. As a result, the animals have grown accustomed to the presence of safari vehicles in their territory and we can boast some of the best opportunities to meet Africa’s Big Five – being the five most dangerous animals to meet on foot: buffalo, elephant, rhino, leopard and lion. Our highly qualified guides and Shangaan trackers ensure an unforgettable African safari by enriching the experience with their profound knowledge regarding this animal kingdom and its complex habitat.


Owner Run

Lodge Details

Property Type

Permanent Lodge






Max. clients in vehicle


Skukuza Airstrip



Activities Included

Game Drives, Walking Safaris

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