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Gowrie Main, Sabi Sands Game Reserve 1200, South Africa

Chitwa Chitwa

  • An oasis of conservation and the most authentic and refined luxury
  • Excellent Big 5 game viewing with highly qualified guides
  • The most unique setting of the Sabi Sand on the largest perennial lake

Facilities include

Private plunge pools Spa Lounge Laundry

Activities include

  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Game Drives
  • Village Visits
  • Walking Safaris
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About

About Chitwa Chitwa

Originally a private retreat of the Brink family, Chitwa Chitwa was transformed by Charl into an oasis of conservation and harmony. His dedicated approach and wise land management are aimed at the handing of an uncontaminated African paradise to the future generations. In 1991 Charl and Maria Brink created Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Lodge, today a jewel of South African hospitality and an emblem of the savannas most authentic and refined luxury.

The stylish and spacious individually decorated suites remain very private and are ideal for honeymooners and couples. Whilst catering for the most discerning traveller Chitwa retains a very homely atmosphere, a place where you can be who you are. With very dedicated staff team where most of whom have been with Chitwa over a decade.

Chitwa Chitwa:

Great care has been taken to balance unpretentious style with complete comfort when it comes to the Chitwa Suites.

Each of the six individually decorated suites open onto a private lake-view deck with its own private plunge pool, framed by a spacious timber deck that overlooks the nearby lake – a popular drinking hole for our wealth of wildlife. The luxury suites are very spacious, varying from 130 to 180 square metres, and can accommodate up to 2 extra beds for children under the age of 12 years only.

The Charlsy Suite in particular is a superb solution for families or friends travelling 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 Chitwa Chitwa Suites include a bath-tub, indoor and outdoor shower, fireplace, minibar, fan, hairdryer, tea coffee making facility and an iPod docking station.

Chitwa House:

In response to a growing demand for greater privacy and exclusive hospitality, they created a treasured escape into unapologetic style in the form of the Chitwa House. 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 out-door 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 tracker.

Enjoy delicious meals, either served by us 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.

Practical info

Practical info

Location

Set 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.

Located in the Sabi Sand which is the birthplace of sustainable wildlife tourism in southern Africa, Chitwa Chitwa is highly acclaimed for its excellent game viewing, as all hunting in the area has been abolished for decades. As a result, the animals have grown accustomed to the presence of safari vehicles in their territory and they 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.

How to get there

We will assist you with all necessary internal transfers after booking.

BY AIR:
The lodge is easily accessible by air from Oliver Tambo in Johannesburg with a flying time of approximately 1 and a half hours.
Direct connecting flights are also available from Kruger International which take just over half an hour and from Eastgate Airport in Hoedspruit with 25 minutes flying time.

CHARTER AIR SHUTTLE SERVICES:
Provided by Federal Air, Bateleur or CessZani.
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BY ROAD:
The road transfer from Johannesburg to Chitwa Chitwa takes approximately 5 hours.
The lodge is situated in the northern area of the Sabi Sand and access if via Gowrie Gate, near the Orpen Gate of the Kruger National Park.
Chitwa Chitwa is a scenic three-hour drive from Nelspruit.

ROAD TRANSFERS:
From the airport can be arranged by Eastgate Safaris.

NB. All prices and times are subject to change.

When to go

Chitwa Chitwa is open all year round.

April/May through to August is winter and September through to April/May is summer.

Important Information

For the majority of foreign nationals who travel to South Africa for vacation, entry is straightforward and hassle-free. All visitors to South Africa must be in possession of a valid passport in order to enter the country, and in some cases, a visa. To determine whether you require a visa to enter South Africa, visit the comprehensive South African Home Affairs Department website.

The library is equipped with an internet access point and there is WiFi access available.

The Sabi Sand Reserve falls within a malaria area. Anti malarial prophylactics are highly recommended. Visitors are advised to consult their physician prior to travel for the most appropriate prophylactics.

Children

Travelling with children

One of the few luxury lodges in the Sabi Sands to accept children of all ages.
Children who have not yet turned 3 by the date of arrival stay free of charge.
Children from the age of 3 up to their 6th birthday will be charged 25%.
Children from the age of 6 up to their 12th birthday will be charged 50%.
Children 12 years and older sharing with adults will be charged full adult rate.
Children under 6 will not be allowed on game drives unless parents have the sole use of the vehicle. Vehicle exclusivity must be pre-booked.

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