Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Lodge (Sabi)

Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge

Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Lodge is a luxurious safari lodge in the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve. It forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park. The most thrilling and eagerly anticipated part of any stay with at Chitwa Chitwa is undoubtedly the safari experience. The experience is further enhanced by the desire to protect and sustain the local environment. And improve the well-being of the resident communities.

Chitwa Chitwa’s prime location overlooks the largest body of water in the whole of Kruger National Park. Guests can be assured of superb game viewing from the main lounge and dining areas. They are rendered invisible to the various groups of wild animals that congregate at the water’s edge. Shaded by old Knobthorn trees, the large wooden lounging and sunset deck affords amazing wildlife sightings of the Big Five. Leopard, lion, buffalo, elephant and rhinoceros. Spacious viewing areas strewn with comfy daybeds and a rim-flow swimming pool enhance the sense of unity with the surroundings. The perfect environment to relax, unwind and absorb the sights, sounds and scents of Africa.

With its eclectic blend of European style with African chic, Chitwa Chitwa has emerged as an exquisite balance between unbridled luxury and environmental harmony. While catering to the most discerning traveler it retains a very homely atmosphere. A place where you can be who you are! You need not worry about a thing as a very dedicated staff team, look after your every whim.

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Chitwa Chitwa Accommodation

This safari lodge offers two types of accommodation. Luxury suites with their own private plunge pool and a private ‘house’ for exclusive-use safaris for families and friends.

Each of the six individually decorated suites opens onto a private lake-view deck with its own private plunge pool. Framed by a spacious timber deck that overlooks the nearby water. A popular drinking hole for a wealth of wildlife. The luxury suites are very spacious, varying from 130 to 180 square meters. And can accommodate up to 2 extra beds for children under the age of 12 yrs only.

Luxury Sabi lodge

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

All the suites include a bathtub, indoor and outdoor shower, fireplace, minibar, fan, hairdryer, tea / coffee making facility, and an iPod docking station.

Sabi lodge with private plunge pool
Private plunge pool

Chitwa House

In response to a growing demand for greater privacy and exclusive hospitality, Chitwa House is a treasure escape into unapologetic style. Here, guests can enjoy a bush experience tailored to their every whim. With the assistance of an experienced house butler and the enthusiasm of a dedicated ranger. Aside from the striking beauty of the African chic interior, the emphasis is on an element of familiarity. As guests set the pace in their own private piece of Africa.

Chitwa House consists of two beautifully appointed en-suite rooms with private decks and outdoor showers. The common areas include a spacious common lounge and dining area and a lake-view deck with swimming pool. You can go on exciting Big 5 game drives in your own private safari vehicle. With a guide and a tracker.

Enjoy delicious meals, either at the main lodge. 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.

Sabi Sand accommodation
Kruger accommodation with private pool
Chitwa House deck

Sabi Sands Family Safari

Children of all ages are welcome. From the age of 6 years and older, children will be permitted to participate with the adults on safari. Subject to guide approval. For the younger children, dedicated activities will be offered to the family during the arrival briefing.

Child Policy


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Children 12 years and older sharing with adults will be charged the full adult rate.
Kids under 6 will not be allowed on game drives unless parents have the sole use of the vehicle.
Vehicle exclusivity must be pre-booked.

Kruger family safari
Kids on safari
Sabi Sand family safari
Family safari

Game Drives

The Sabi Sands can boast some of the best opportunities to meet Africa’s Big Five. Being the five most dangerous animals to meet on foot: buffalo, elephant, rhino, leopard, and lion. Wildlife has grown accustomed to the presence of safari vehicles in their territory.

Highly qualified guides and Shangaan trackers ensure an unforgettable African safari. By enriching the experience with their profound knowledge regarding this animal kingdom and its complex habitat.

Chitwa Chitwa Sabi safari
Lion on Sabi Sand safari

Village Tour

When you’re not embarking on wild game drives and bush walks, you can try something more cultural. Go on a guided village tour at the nearby Dixie Community. It’s a truly memorable and eye-opening experience. Especially for those coming from abroad.

Dixie is a small village situated close to the Gowrie Gate entrance of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Through Chitwa’s close associations with their neighbors and love of the area in general, they have cultivated a unique partnership with the Dixie Community. In order to contribute to their general upliftment.

The Cultural Village Excursion affords the opportunity to slip unnoticed into a day in the life of the locals. While tapping into the inspiring optimism and energy that is so much part of this little village’s charm.

The transfer will be in a open vehicle. It takes about two hours from the time of departure from the lodge. At an additional cost.


With all the great food you’ll be enjoying, fitness enthusiasts might want to spend time training in the gym. It comes fully equipped with a treadmill, spinning bike, Pilates ball, dumbbells, aerobic mats. And the all-in-one weight gym.


Nothing typifies the ultimate in relaxation more than one of the oldest healing arts in the world; massage. Massages, wraps, masks, exfoliation, and a variety of other treatments are offered.

Eco Footprint

Chitwa Chitwa is proud to be a benchmark green-Eco lodge in the Sabi Sand. We have implemented the following green initiatives over the last few years and are committed to running a sustainable lodge. And ensuring your stay at the lodge has as small an impact as possible on our environment.

The Chitwa Trust

Chitwa Chitwa are invested in not just showing guests the best African experience possible. But also in giving back to the communities.

The trust was founded in 2008 with the purpose of meeting two of South Africa’s greatest challenges. Unemployment and lack of education. The Trust is a registered non-profit organization. That provides aid to underdeveloped areas of Mpumalanga in a way that involves both conservation and community upliftment.

Guests can go and visit the school and offer their time and labor to paint the classrooms or, maintain the jungle gyms. Or teachers can even offer an educational session. We can gladly help to source some items before guest’s arrival should shipping be too costly. We will please require notice in advance should you opt for this option. And upon arrival, we can gladly arrange a visit to the school for you.

Chitwa Chitwa community upliftment
School kids

How to get to Chitwa Chitwa

Self-drive from Johannesburg takes approximately 5 and a half hours. Alternatively, you can fly into Skukuza, Kruger Mpumalanga, or Hoedspruit Airport. We can arrange a transfer from there for you to the lodge.

Chitwa Chitwa Accommodation Rates



Per Person SharingR24 367R26 550
SingleR31 754R34 550

Charlsy Suite

Per Person SharingR25 158R27 299

The Chitwa House

For 4 guestsR142 739
Additional Adult / Child sharingR7 000

Rates are valid 1st January to 31st December 2024

Standard Rates include:
Luxury accommodation
All meals, soft drinks, bottled water, teas and coffees
Two open vehicle safaris a day
Daily walking safaris
Laundry service
Return transfer from the airstrip to the lodge.

The Standard Rates do not include:
Alcoholic beverages,
Telephone calls
Purchases from the boutique, spa treatments,
Air and road transfers to/from the lodge,
Sabi Sand entrance fees.

The Inclusive rate also includes:
Local beer, and spirits (excluding all premium label alcoholic beverages)
House Wine Selection.

The rate for The Chitwa House is inclusive of:
Private meals,
Private game drives*,
Local beverages and laundry,
Private butler.

*When booking The Chitwa House guests are offered 4 complimentary Chitwa activities per group per stay.

Chitwa Chitwa Accommodation Special Offers

Family Safari

Enjoy the Sabi Sands with the whole family and set an unforgettable benchmark for your child’s safari experiences. One child under 12 stays free when sharing with parents.

Stay Longer for Less

Enjoy a 4-night safari for the cost of three.
Valid 15th of January to 15th of December 2024.

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