Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Lodge

Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Lodge is situated on the banks of one of the largest lakes of the exclusive 63,000 hectare Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve which forms part of the greater Kruger National Park. The ideal location and design of the camp means that guests can be assured of superb game viewing from the main lounge and dining while remaining inconspicuous to the groups of wild animals assembling at the water's edge - the perfect environment to relax, unwind and absorb the sights, sounds and scents of Africa.

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  • Flexible booking terms
  • Secured deposit
  • 100% financial protection
  • Stringent safety & hygiene standards
  • Tried & trusted by our clients
  • Emergency medical care

Each of the 6 individually decorated suites opens onto a private deck with a plunge pool that overlooks the nearby lake - a popular drinking hole for a wealth of wildlife. The spacious, luxury suites include a bath-tub, indoor and outdoor shower, fireplace, minibar, fan, hairdryer, tea coffee making facility and an iPod docking station.

The lodge also offers a library, gym, swimming pool, curio shop and spa. Chitwa Chitwa welcomes families allowing children from age of 6 onwards on game drives. For the younger children, dedicated activities are provided.

Getting There

Situated in the northern area of the Sabi Sand and access is via the Gowrie Gate near the Orpen Gate of the Kruger National Park. A direct flight from Johannesburg takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. Direct flights also from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (35 minutes flying time) and Eastgate Airport (Hoedspruit) with 25 minutes flying time. Road transfer from Johannesburg to Chitwa Chitwa takes approximately 5 hours or a scenic 3 hour drive from Nelspruit.


The Chitwa experience offers memorable game drives and bush-walks under the guidance of professional rangers and trackers. Trips to the Dixie village are available for guests to experience the Chitwa Trust initiatives.

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Review of Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Lodge

Dean Clabrough

Great staff, very friendly, the kitchen was good at accommodating dietary requirements once they understood what I was after. Great game viewing, photo opportunities were pretty good. Rooms were very nice (large and spacious) although I had a few dramas with wifi in the room which is pretty important for me as I like to upload my photos to the cloud as a backup each night. The decking…

30/05/2021 Read full trip review

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Owen McKenna

A truly exceptional experience. Again very welcoming on arrival, and on our first safari within an hour of that arrival. Excellent safari guide and tracker (Stevan and Beth), very entertaining and knowledgeable. All the lodge staff were helpful and friendly, calling us by name always makes you feel special. The cuisine at the lodge was excellent, though slightly let down by the offsite BBQs, as whilst the food and drink was plentiful, the standard…

30/03/2020 Read full trip review

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