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Situated in the exclusive Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge overlooks one of the reserve's largest lakes where wildlife is often observed having an early morning or evening drink. The lodge has been built into the surrounding environment making it almost invisible to the wildlife gathering at the nearby lake thus giving you an unparalleled game viewing experience right from the lodge itself.

Morning and evening game drives are conducted in an open Land Rover in the company of a professional guide. Optional guided walking safaris are also offered. Visit Dixie, a small Shangaan village, for a special opportunity to meet the local people and learn more about their African customs and way of life. Relax between wildlife-viewing experiences in the lodge's library where you can read up on the species you may have spotted. After a day of adventure, indulge in an authentic African massage in the privacy of your suite.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Luxury Game Lodge at the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2011

highlights

  • In the exclusive Sabi Sand Game Reserve
  • Incredible views of a large lake
  • Great place to spot leopards & other Big 5
  • A blend of African design & eco-chic
  • Innovative & original cuisine

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Facilities

Relax and rejuvenate your body and mind with a treatment at Chitwa Chitwa's holistic wellness Spa. Grab a book from the large selection and enjoy an afternoon in the seclusion of the lodge's library.

Between game activities, settle into a lounger on the large wooden sun deck and watch as the wildlife wander by, or take a dip in the rim-flow swimming pool.

Enjoy a workout in the fully-equipped gymnasium with treadmill, spinning bikes, and other equipment.

General Facilities

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    Swimming Pool
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    Beauty or wellness therapist
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    Internet facilities
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    Kids Club
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    Library
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    Bar

Dining

Meals at Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge are a fusion of African and Mediterranean dishes, accompanied by a selection of wines from the extensive wine cellar. Lunch is served next to the pool in the thatched lapa, while dinner is served either in the open-air boma or in the elegant dining room.

Standard Suite

Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge offers luxurious accommodation in six individually furnished suites thoughtfully designed to create a luxurious and comfortable retreat.

All suites have both air conditioning and ceiling fans, en suite bathrooms with large showers and separate bathtubs, and pure cotton bed linen and mosquito nets to guarantee a comfortable and restful sleep after an eventful day out in the bush. The suites also have private plunge pools and timber decks which look out over the lake and surrounding bush.

Standard Suite AMENITIES

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    Fireplace
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    Mosquito net
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    Private plunge pools
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    Air-conditioning
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    Ceiling fan
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    En-suite bath and shower

Other Room Types

For friends and family who wish to stay together, there is the Charlsy Suite which consists of two inter-leading en suite rooms that are joined by a comfortable lounge space. The Suite has a common outdoor deck with a private pool. For greater privacy and exclusivity, Chitwa House is a 470 square metre home with two en suite rooms and spacious living areas which provides a uniquely personal safari experience. Here your dedicated butler and game ranger provide 24-hour assistance and will cater to your every desire.

Activities

  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • High tea on offer
  • Local village visits
  • Specialist guides
  • Cultural tour
 
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014 $690 Fully Inclusive
  • 01 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015 $840 Fully Inclusive

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Charlsy Suite Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • Chitwa Chitwa was very welcoming, the staff were excellent as were the food and the game drives. The only criticism was that the fabric of the lodge felt quite tired, the bathroom in particular was quite old and in need of a refurb.

    Peter Champ, November 2013
  • Chitwa Chitwa - Amazing experience here. Claudia and Leon were great managers and always around in case you needed anything. Claudia even arranged for us to visit the Hodespruit endagered species center on our way to the airport. We really enjoyed the experiences provided here, and Chitwa went above and beyond: we were provided with a private "honeymoon meal" one night with complimentary sparkling wine, the staff covered our room in rose petals, candles and drew a bubble bath one night, on another night we were seated with two other couples from different countries, and on another night the lodge hosted a traditional brai and we were even provided traditional Afrtican attire. We really liked all of the attention to detail they had. The only thing we found a little odd was the decor - there were a ton of bones. Our guide Neil was also very good. Chitwa, although a little cluttered with African artifacts , felt warmer and made us feel like we were participating in a fun adventure as opposed to merely staying in a very fancy location. Chitwa the sightings seemed to be more interesting, we saw four leopards and only a few giraffes and wildebeest at Sabi Sands (Chitwa).

    Marion Said, October 2013
  • Chitwa Chitwa was amazing. We loved the entire experience and had so much fun! We met some great people and our accommodations were lovely. The guides were great and it was a beautiful lodge. We were able to see the big 5.

    Jessica Sufit, October 2010
  • Chitwa Chitwa was not only fantastic but the highlight of our trip. The house was among the nicest places that we have stayed at throughout our years of family travel. If you have another family to place, I would have no hesitation to recommend it. The house was only recently completed in May so everything was pristine with modern decor. The private butler, private vehicle were both worth the money, as you had suggested. With children, I think that two nights (4 game drives) is exactly right. I'm not sure that we would have wanted any more game drives. The game viewing was spectacular. The service was perfect . The food was wonderful. Chitwa Chitwa was an excellent suggestion.

    Gordon Tang, October 2009
  • Chitwa Chitwa was very nice and luxurious and with terrific food but for animal viewing, and for being in nature, we preferred the self-drive.

    Shana Peiffer, December 2008
  • It was a wonderful experience : the game drives and staff were great.

    Irvin Eimer, November 2008
  • Overlooking the water hole is lovely. The bar and pool area provided an ideal spot from which to view the birds and any game that wandered down to the water. Our rooms were very comfortable with all amenities, one or two hiccups with the hot water which were eventually sorted out. Our ranger ensured that we saw all the Big 5, he took us on a bush walk and pointed out many facts and features that one would miss from the landrover. The birdlife was excellent and again our ranger was able to identify the birds we saw and some we only heard!

    Suzie Mann, October 2008
  • They are more than wonderful and Klaus was happy to see the big five!!!!!

    Sabina Friedauer, September 2008

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Tracy Payne

Tracy Payne

Africa Safari Expert

"The location of this lodge is spectacular with views over a nearby waterhole. We experienced a herd of about 20 elephants swimming and playing in the water, a really special experience!"

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Chitwa Chitwa was amazing. We loved the entire experience and had so much fun! We met some great people and our accommodations were lovely. The guides were great and it was a beautiful lodge. We were able to see the big 5.

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