Following extensive refurbishment, Chitwa Chitwa has recently re-opened in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. With just eight suites and a private house, it is in a fabulous position within the reserve for excellent game viewing.
Watch hippo from the lodges deck
Rise at dawn for some enthralling game drives
Quirky African inspired décor
Have a siesta by your private plunge pool
Hidden on the shores of one of the largest lakes in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, Chitwa Chitwa has recently been refurbished by its Italian designer owner and is now ultra stylish.
Each of the eight suites are individually designed and have their own plunge pool and private timber sun deck looking over the lake, a prime game viewing spot. There is also Chitwa Private House, for the ultimate exclusive experience, where you’ll be treated to great hospitality, fine food and are able to tailor your bush experience to the last detail with your dedicated ranger.
There's a library with a decent selection of books, gym, gorgeous swimming pool and a spa offering a range of holistic treatments to relax and unwind the mind, body and soul. The curio shop at the entrance sells a selection of hand-made African memorabilia created by skilled local craftsmen, together with various traditional ornaments and bush-wear.
Chitwa Chitwa’s excellent location in the Sabi Sands along with its top guides and Shangaan trackers make catching a glimpse of the ‘big five’ a safari experience like no other. You can also enjoy cultural excursions to experience local life in the small village of Dixie, situated close to the Gowrie Gate entrance of the Sabi Sands.
When to visit
Steal a moment alone with your camera at the watering hole, right in front of the lodge. Game passes by here on a regular basis, you're bound to see something!
Nestled in a pristine golden triangle of African fauna, the luxury lodge basks in the sun 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. This area, in turn, is incorporated into the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park - a world-class eco-tourism destination managed to optimize benefits for the sustainable economic development of local communities and biodiversity conservation.
11-hour international flight to Johannesburg. The lodge is comfortably accessible by air directly from OR Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg) with a flying time of approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. Transfers from the Airstrip at Chitwa can be arranged. Alternatively, the road transfer from Johannesburg to Chitwa Chitwa takes approximately 5 hours.
4WD Game Drives
Go on private or shared game drives in the world famous Greater Kruger Area, South Africa to see the Big 5 - lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo and rhino - and a host of other animals. The Kruger is also a brilliant spot for birders so pack some binoculars.
Cascades and Canyon Helicopter Experience
Experience an exhilarating flight over the Sabie River Valley and along the edge of the escarpment as you swoop over winding rivers, sheer cliffs, deep gorges and cascading waterfalls.
Search for leopard in the Sabi Sands
The Sabi Sands is widely regarded as one of the most rewarding regions for spotting leopard in Africa. With good populations and the ability to go on night game-drives which coincides when these big cats are most active, all you need is good timing!