Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Lodge
The approach to the lodge Loungers on the deck in the evening
The approach to the lodge
Loungers on the deck in the evening

Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Lodge

Set in the exclusive Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National Park, Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge was transformed by Charl Brink in 1991 into an oasis of conservation harmony with the aim of handing an uncontaminated African paradise to future generations.


South Africa


Chitwa Chitwa really is a jewel of South African hospitality, with intelligent management and the personal touch provided by the family owners. It is for those looking for something different, with fresh and original style and innovative design. We particularly love the fantastic game-intense location by the lake.

Need to Know

Chitwa Chitwa overlooks one of the largest lakes in the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, teeming with wildlife. One of its most endearing features is its seamless integration into the surrounding African bush through its unobtrusive design. Guests can be assured of supreme game viewing from all areas of the lodge.


4 x 4 open vehicle safaris walking safaris The most thrilling part of any stay at Chitwa is undoubtedly the safari experience, either in open 4-wheel drive vehicles or on foot, and always under the watchful eyes of a professional game ranger and tracker team.

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

Leopard, elephant, lion, rhino, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, zebra and a variety of antelope may be observed, as well as 336 tree species, 34 amphibian, 114 reptile, 507 bird and 147 mammal species.

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

Dixie community village tour


Swimming pool, spa, gymnasium, restaurant, bar, library, massage, laundry, room service, mosquito nets, electricity, air con bedrooms, ceiling fans, mobile phone access, internet access.


6 suites
Charlsy Suite – unit with 2 inter-leading luxury suites
Chitwa House – exclusive butler-equipped private house


World Luxury Hotel Awards – Winner 2010 and 2011
Design et al 2011 – Best under 50 rooms Hotel Award!

Design et Al 2011 Cannes: Best Design Hotel Under 50 Rooms

World Luxury Hotel Awards: Best Safari Lodge 2008 and 2011

Africa Freak Safari Guide: Top Ten Most Romantic Lodges in South Africa

World Luxury Hotel Awards: Best Game Lodge 2010

Tatler Travel Guide 2010, 101 Best Hotels for Families in the World

World Luxury Hotel Awards: Best Safari Lodge 2008

Paris Match: Chicest Destination in Southern Africa 2002

Food & Home: Most Exclusive Safari Taste Destination 2001

Singapore Airlines: A MUST destination 1999


same rates apply from January - December

Average StayAverage Stay

3 nights

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)


Children PolicyChild Policy

Chitwa Chitwa welcomes children of all ages.

Contact and Social Media

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at

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