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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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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William MacNaull & Colette Sabourin MacNaull

We had a luxurious suite overlooking the watering hole. We could see the hippos and hear them day and night. We also enjoyed a "deck Safari" from our room as the lions and elephants came to drink water. It's unfortunate that it was found necessary to install an electric fence as it detracts from the Safari feel of other lodges. On our first night we were treated to a…

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Aoife Barry & Keith Costelloe

Would give 10/5 if we could everything about this lodge was just excellent, food, service the lodges the safari's I can't recommend here enough it would be dream to return here. The food was out of this world and all staff were so helpful.They even sent us off with a packed breakfast the day we left. Without a doubt the best part of the honeymoon even with the 5am starts.

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