Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Lodge


Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Lodge is a luxury safari lodge on the 63,000-hectare Sabi Sand Private Game Lodge situated in the Kruger National Park. Named after the old giraffe bull who lived alongside the Brink family in this lakeside retreat, the building blends wonderfully with the surroundings, with an elegant mix of luxury styling and a raw, natural feel that make this lodge truly unique. Beautiful fabrics in a natural palette are complimented by artworks by Maria Brink and fine fabrics, antique furnishings, contemporary pieces and beautiful stonework creates a refined finish.

Private plunge pools and decking and spacious living areas make the 10 rooms the ultimate in luxury, while guests can also choose to stay in the Chitwa House which has its own private butler and dedicated ranger and a beautiful network of indoor pools creating a peaceful ambience for those returning from a day's game drive. Sat on the edge of the largest lake in the Sabi Sands reserve, guests can even view game from the main lounge and dining areas as well as the spacious sunset deck where you can spot the Big Five along with other species, all from the comfort of the rim-flow swimming pool and daybeds. Perfect for honeymooners and weddings the lodge is also great for children, with specially arranged activities to introduce kids to the wildlife and stories of the African Bush. Highly qualified guides and trackers will ensure your safaris are unforgettable and the attentive and welcoming staff will make sure you have a relaxing evening on your return.


Wake up to coffee at the lodge before departing on your first game drive with Chitwa Chitwa's expert team of guides where you can spot many of the Big Five: buffalos, lions, elephants, rhinos and leopards along with a variety of other fascinating animals. Bush walks and safaris run throughout the day, with specialised trips for children in the Chitwa Children Eco-experience. Kids can enjoy a lesson in basic bush skills, a face painting session, mould-making of animal tracks and evenings by the fire toasting marshmellows and hearing the intokoto's folk tales. Chitwa Chitwa also has strong ties with the nearby Dixie village and guests are invited to visit the village for the day.

After a day exploring the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, guests can return to a welcome massage or view the wildlife from the sunset deck with its infinity-edge swimming pool. The library has a great selection of books and internet access, while you can pick up some souvenirs in the Curio Shop which has hand-made African crafts and traditional bush-wear. If you are coming for a special occasion, your hosts can arrange a variety of romantic and special activities, from a hot-air balloon ride to a private dinner in an African river bed and they have a wonderful team of planners for that extra special wedding or honeymoon.

The basics:
9 rooms
Good for:
spell-binding wildlife in the African bush


Room type Oct 2016 Nov 2016 Dec 2016 Jan 2017 Feb 2017 Mar 2017 Apr 2017 May 2017 Jun 2017 Jul 2017 Aug 2017 Sep 2017 Oct 2017
The Charlsy Suite (Standard Rates) R9500 R9500 R9500 - - - - - - - - - -
Suite (Standard Rates) R9200 R9200 R9200 - - - - - - - - - -
The Charlsy Suite (Inclusive Rates) R10300 R10300 R10300 - - - - - - - - - -
Suite (Inclusive Rate) R10000 R10000 R10000 - - - - - - - - - -
Please note: rates indicate FROM price for the given period and may differ for higher number of visitors. Rates currency is ZAR.

Standard Rates at Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Reserve are per person per night and are all inclusive with VAT, luxury accommodation - all meals - teas, coffees, soft drinks & bottled water - two open vehicle safaris a day - daily walking safaris - laundry service - return transfer from the Chitwa airstrip to the lodge.  The rate is inclusive a of ZAR 50.00 per person per night contribution to the Chitwa Trust Fund for our community upliftment projects. The Standard Rate does not include alcoholic beverages, telephone calls, purchases from the boutique, spa treatments and air and road transfers to/from the lodge. The Inclusive Rate includes that of the Standard rate plus alcoholic beverages.

The Chitwa House rate includes private vehicle and guide, private dining and meals, all drinks excepting imported wines and champagne, 4 complimentary Chitwa activities per stay.

In addition, Dixie Shangaan Village tour is ZAR 530 per person. Reservations are to be pre-paid 30 days prior to arrival.

Children who have not yet turned 3 by the date of arrival stay free of charge. From the age of 3-6, children will be charged 25%. Children aged 6-12 will be charged 50%. Children aged 12 years and older sharing with adults will be charged full adult rate. Children under 6 will not be allowed on game drives unless parents have the sole use of the vehicle. Vehicle exclusivity must be pre-booked.


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