Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge

Sabi Sand Reserve, Limpopo

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Amenities & Facilities

Air conditioning Bar Coffee and tea making facilities Game viewing Nature or Scenic Area Onsite Parking Restaurant Rooms Swimming Pool

Chitwa Chitwa earned its name as an affectionate ode to the aging giraffe bull who shared the lakeside home with Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge.

Welcome to Chitwa Chitwa. Originally a private family retreat, Chitwa Chitwa earned its name as an affectionate ode to the aging giraffe bull who shared the lakeside home as an extended member of the Brink family. According to the owner, Charl Brink, the majestic arrival of this regal relative was always signaled by the creaking of his old joints - and still today, his watchful essence is felt presiding over the lodge.

Much like the giraffe around which this charming tale of Chitwa Chitwa is centered, the private game lodge is magnificent and graceful in appearance, yet humble enough to evaporate into the surrounding beauty of the unspoiled bush of the Sabi Sand.

After its classic transformation into an eclectic blend of European style with African chic, Chitwa Chitwa has emerged as an exquisite balance between unbridled luxury and environmental harmony. Chitwa Chitwa strives to achieve this through the ongoing efforts to maintain an holistic approach as a guest in the home of the African bush, thus ensuring the continued splendour and beauty of Chitwa Chitwa and its surrounds for generations to come.


Chitwa Chitwa's distinctive charm is translated into the detailed finishings of the accommodation. Natural colours and textures meld with the beauty of nature's paintbrush to replicate the serenity of the African bush indoors. The mood is complimented by the passionate artworks of Maria Brink, who together with her husband Charl, has created the perfect environment of refined luxury and relaxation

Safari Experience

The most thrilling and eagerly-anticipated part of any stay at the Lodge is undoubtedly the Chitwa Chitwa safari experience. For over a decade, guests have been treated to spell-binding sightings of abundant wildlife and have left with affectionate memories of the very best of the African bush. The experience is further enhanced by a desire to protect and sustain the local environment and improve the well-being of the 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. As a result, the animals have grown accustomed to the presence of safari vehicles in their territory and we 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. The 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.

Main Central Area

Nestling into obscurity around the largest lake in the reserve, one of Chitwa Chitwa's most endearing features is its seamless integration into the surrounding African bush through its ideal location and design. Guests can be assured of superlative game viewing from the main lounge and dining areas as they are rendered invisible to the various groups of wild animals that congregate at the waters edge in the mornings and early evenings.

Sunset Deck

Shaded by old Knobthorn trees, the large wooden lounging deck affords unrivalled wildlife sightings of the Big Five (leopard, lion, buffalo, elephant and rhinoceros), who share the rugged bushveld with cheetah, giraffe, hippo, zebra and antelope. Spacious viewing areas strewn with comfy daybeds and a rim-flow swimming pool further enhance the feeling of being a part of the beautiful scenery, whilst creating the perfect environment to relax, unwind and absorb the sights, sounds and scents of Africa.

Live your game lodge in Africa

A sensorial experience which starts at sunrise and captures the very essence of the magnificent wildlife heritage and natural landscapes.

Cultural village excursion

Dixie is a small village situated close to the Gowrie Gate entrance of the Sabi Sand. Through close associations with the neighbours and the love of the area in general, Chitwa Chitwa has 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 whilst tapping into the optimism and energy that is so much part of this little village's charm. The transfer will be in a Chitwa Chitwa open vehicle and will take about two hours from the time of departure from the lodge.

Rates from:

R 8 950 per person per night sharing
Valid 01 Jun 2017 to 31 Dec 2017
R 9 605 per person per night sharing
Valid 01 Jan 2018 to 31 Dec 2018

Charlsy Suite:
R 9 225 per person per night sharing
Valid 01 Jun 2017 to 31 Dec 2017
R 9 925 per person per night sharing
Valid 01 Jan 2018 to 31 Dec 2018

Rate Includes:

* All meals
* Soft drinks & bottled water
* Teas and coffees
* Two open vehicle safaris a day & daily walking safari
* Laundry service
* Return transfer from the Chitwa airstrip to the lodge (If required)

Rate Exclude:

* Alcoholic Beverages
* Telephone Calls
* Purchases from the Boutique
* Spa Treatments
* Air and road transfers to/from the lodge

Term and Conditions:

* Rates are subject to change and availability

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