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Chitwa Chitwa (just "Chitwa") has a fantastic location in the north-eastern Sabi Sand overlooking the largest perennial lake in the 65,000 hectares (161,000 acres) of the Reserve. Sightings at the Lodge can be outstanding, including a mega-herd of 1000+ buffalo from the deck! Game viewing is excellent here, with Chitwa traversing most of the north-central properties of the Sabi Sand.

Chitwa is super-spacious, stylish and homely in feel. The owners pride themselves on an extensive art collection, and the African chic decor. The six stylish and spacious Suites are individually decorated offering ultimate privacy ideal for honeymooners and couples.

Chitwa Chitwa Main Lodge pool and lake at night

Chitwa Chitwa is one of few luxury lodges in the Sabi Sand to accept children of all ages. There is a family suite, the Charlsy Suite which consists of two interlinking suites. Chitwa House is an exclusive use luxury villa which sleeps 4 people in two en-suite bedrooms. Chitwa Chitwa retains a very friendly atmosphere driven by a dedicated staff team, most of whom have been with Chitwa for over a decade.

Leopard on Drive at Chitwa Chitwa

Each of the six individually decorated suites open onto a private lake-view deck with your own plunge pool, framed by a spacious timber deck that overlooks the nearby lake – a popular drinking hole for a wealth of wildlife.

Suite deck at Chitwa Chitwa

All the Chitwa Chitwa Suites include a bath-tub, indoor and outdoor shower, fireplace, minibar, fan, hairdryer, tea coffee making facility and an iPod docking station. The luxury suites are very spacious, varying from 130 to 180 square metres, and can accommodate up to 2 extra beds for children under the age of 12 yrs only.

Suite at Chitwa Chitwa

The Charlsy Suite in particular is a superb solution for families or friends travelling together. It consists of two splendidly appointed inter-leading en-suite rooms joined by a comfortable living area. A fabulously spacious lake view deck with a swimming pool completes this unique unit.

Chitwa House deck

Chitwa House has been designed to maximise privacy and provide exclusive hospitality in a luxurious, Africa-chic enivronment. The House consists of two beautifully appointed en-suite rooms with private decks and outdoor showers. Common areas include a spacious lounge and dining area and a lake-view deck with swimming pool.

Enjoy delicious meals, either served by us or a private chef who can cook up delights in Chitwa House’s fully-equipped kitchen. During down time, enjoy drinks from the fully stocked mini-bar and coffee/tea facilities or watch the private television in your lounge.

Chitwa House lounge

Chitwa House includes the services of an experienced house butler and the enthusiasm of a dedicated ranger, along your own private safari vehicle and tracker.

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Highly recommended

  • Chitwa is family-owned, and it shows. Ten plus years of experience in running the property came to fruition when the old rondawels were razed and the site thoughtfully redeveloped in to what you see now. It is spacious, luxurious and particularly cleverly laid out
  • Chitwa is located to the east of the northern sector of the Sabi Sand, is closer to the Kruger, and less trafficked than other Lodges which, being closer to the urban centres west of the Reserve, can suffer from light and noise pollution, which Chitwa emphatically does not.
  • Chitwa House (see video below) is a superb destination for multi-generational family Safaris

Don't miss

  • Room 11 is farthest from the Main Lodge building, the quietest, and most secluded. Probably offers the best game viewing on average. Romantic.