- In the exclusive Sabi Sand Game Reserve.
- Incredible views of a large lake.
- Great place to spot leopards & other Big 5.
- A blend of African design & eco-chic.
- Watch hippo from the lodges deck.
- Quirky African inspired décor.
- Have a siesta by your private plunge pool.
- Delicious canapés accompany your sundowners.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
The most thrilling and eagerly-anticipated part of any stay with us is undoubtedly the Chitwa Chitwa safari experience. For over a decade, our guests have been treated to spell-binding sightings of our abundant wildlife on game drives and bush walks and have left with affectionate memories of the very best of the African bush. The experience is further enhanced by our desire to protect and sustain the local environment and improve the well-being of our resident communities. 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.
Your safari experience at Chitwa Chitwa is filled with a combination of exciting activities out in the surrounding bush with expert rangers and down time at the camp or in the privacy of your suite.
An impelling aspect of the Chitwa experience is the display of the original contemporary art pieces by owner Maria Brink. Chitwa Chitwa comes alive with Maria’s personal choice of bold art pieces and sculptures. The African wilderness never looked so stylish! Chitwa’s art exudes both a masculine and feminine feel and combines an eclectic blend of European style with traditional African chic. With a lifelong career in the international fashion, luxury jewellery and art, Maria’s precursor creations have attracted interest and acknowledgement globally. Her work has been also inspired by her love of Francis Bacon’s works and life.
When you’re not embarking on wild game drives and bush walks, you can try something more cultural and 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 our close associations with our neighbours and our love of the area in general, we 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.
One of the many joys of a safari is photographing the incredible wildlife. In fact, many of our visitors travel exclusively for the chance to photograph the magnificent animals on our doorstep. But what happens if you don’t have the right camera equipment to capture the lions, elephants, leopards and more of the Kruger National Park? That’s where we come in. Our guests can hire camera equipment to allow them the chance to take amazing action shots and close ups of our famous inhabitants.
Situated in the exclusive Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge overlooks one of the reserve’s largest lakes where wildlife is often observed having an early morning or evening drink. The lodge has been built into the surrounding environment making it almost invisible to the wildlife gathering at the nearby lake thus giving you an unparalleled game viewing experience right from the lodge itself. 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.
Morning and evening game drives are conducted in an open Land Rover in the company of a professional guide. Optional guided walking safaris are also offered. Visit Dixie, a small Shangaan village, for a special opportunity to meet the local people and learn more about their African customs and way of life. Relax between wildlife-viewing experiences in the lodge’s library where you can read up on the species you may have spotted. After a day of adventure, indulge in an authentic African massage in the privacy of your suite. 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.
Chitwa Chitwa offers eight suites and one private house. 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. Chitwa Private House caters for the ultimate exclusive experience where you will be treated to great hospitality, fine food and are able to tailor your bush experience to the last detail with your dedicated ranger.
The Chitwa house is the epitome of family luxury in the African bush, 2 beautifully appointed en-suite rooms with private decks and out-door showers, Spacious common lounge/dining area, Spacious common lake-view deck with swimming pool, Private safari vehicle with guide and tracker, Private meals, Television in the lounge, Fully stocked mini-bar and coffee/tea facilities, Fully equipped kitchen
For friends and family who wish to stay together, there is the Charlsy Suite which consists of two inter-leading en suite rooms that are joined by a comfortable lounge space. The Suite has a common outdoor deck with a private pool. For greater privacy and exclusivity, Chitwa House is a 470 square metre home with two en suite rooms and spacious living areas which provides a uniquely personal safari experience. Here your dedicated butler and game ranger provide 24-hour assistance and will cater to your every desire.
Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge offers luxurious accommodation in six individually furnished suites thoughtfully designed to create a luxurious and comfortable retreat. All suites have both air conditioning and ceiling fans, en suite bathrooms with large showers and separate bathtubs, and pure cotton bed linen and mosquito nets to guarantee a comfortable and restful sleep after an eventful day out in the bush. The suites also have private plunge pools and timber decks which look out over the lake and surrounding bush.
Meals at Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge are a fusion of African and Mediterranean dishes, accompanied by a selection of wines from the extensive wine cellar. Lunch is served next to the pool in the thatched lapa, while dinner is served either in the open-air boma or in the elegant dining room.
Chitwa Private House caters for the ultimate exclusive experience where you will be treated to great hospitality, fine food and are able to tailor your bush experience to the last detail with your dedicated ranger.
Evening dining after a day in the African bush is often concluded by a feast in the ‘boma’, which is the word for ‘enclosure’ in Shangaan. Dine under the stars by the enchanting glimmer of fire and candle light and share in an integral part of traditional African culture. The elaborate, authentic boma dinners are accompanied by a sought after wine-list to complete a unique Chitwa Chitwa culinary experience.
Dining experiences are varied according to your stay duration. You can also enjoy drinks in the lounge bar or rummage through our rather unique, underground wine cellar built around the natural granite rock floor. It stocks selected South African and imported wines, adding to the unique Mediterranean and African cross-culture cuisine that Chitwa Chitwa is famous for.
Facilities at the lodge include private plunge pools, wellness centre, sunset deck, library, curio shop, central lounge area
Between game activities, settle into a lounger on the large wooden sun deck and watch as the wildlife wander by, or take a dip in the rim-flow swimming pool.
Relax and rejuvenate your body and mind with a treatment at Chitwa Chitwa’s holistic wellness Spa.