Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge

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Named after an old giraffe that once resided close to the lodge which was once the Brink family home, this exclusive private lodge offers unsurpassed luxury and a personalized service.


  • Ideal for solo explorers, couples and families looking for a luxury Big Five safari getaway.
  • A lounge, dining area, bar, gym, kiddie club, library, boutique, spa, swimming pool and viewing deck.
  • Twice daily open-vehicle game drives, guided bush walks, cultural village tours, and photographic safaris.

You should know

  • Children of all ages are welcome at Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge.

The Detail

Chitwa Chitwa boasts six Luxury Suites, a Charlsy Suite and the Chitwa House.

Each of the Luxury Suites feature a double or twin beds, an en-suite bathroom with a bathtub, an indoor and outdoor shower; living area with fireplace, mosquito netting, minibar, fan, hairdryer, tea coffee making facility, iPod docking station, and a private lake-view deck with a plunge pool. Each suite can accommodate up to two extra beds for children under the age of 12 yrs only.

The Charlsy Suite boasts two gorgeous inter-leading en-suite rooms, a common living area, an en-suite bathroom with a bathtub, an indoor and outdoor shower; fireplace, mosquito netting, minibar, fan, hairdryer, tea coffee making facility, iPod docking station, and a private lake-view deck with a plunge pool.

The private Chitwa House features two beautifully appointed en-suite bedrooms with private decks and outdoor showers, a shared lounge and dining area, fully equipped kitchen, television in the lounge, minibar, tea & coffee making facilities, a private lake-view deck with a swimming pool, and a private safari vehicle with a guide and tracker.

The Sabi Sands Game Reserve shares an unfenced border with the Kruger National Park which means that animals move freely between the two reserves. The Kruger and Sabi Sands are home to the Big Five, as well as other species such as cheetah, hyena, hippo, zebra, giraffe, various antelope species, and wildebeest. The Sabi Sands Game Reserve is however renowned for its big cat sightings. The Kruger and Sabi Sands regions are great for bird watching with over 500 species recorded.

Price Includes

  • Luxury accommodation, all meals, soft drinks & bottled water, teas and coffees, laundry service, twice daily game drives, walking safaris, and return lodge transfers from the Chitwa airstrip.
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Rates & Pricing

All promotions for this lodge are shown below, you can also view all current safari specials here.
Stay 4 nights, Pay 3 nights: Valid 15 Jan 2023 to 15 Dec 2023
Last minute SPECIAL
Family Safari at Chitwa Chitwa - one child under 12 stays free when sharing with parents.
Honeymoon SPECIAL
$ 1100 USD
$ 820 USD
$ 1100 USD
SPECIAL - Great news, you appear to be from a SADC country and can enjoy the discounted rate shown!
Rates are starting prices per person, per night sharing.
With specials, we always use the best promotion available, please contact our experts for more guidance.
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After much research to find the right game lodge for our holiday, we selected Chitwa Chitwa. I am speechless to describe our experience adequately. As a world traveler, I have never experienced anything quite like this. Leon and Claudia ensured the very best customer service available. Their attention to every detail and the personalisation of the service left us in awe!Hali and Moses were our Ranger and Tracker. Their skill to find animals was amazing. They were extremely knowledgeable and most of all we felt safe with them. Many times we were face to face with some very dangerous animals, we even went for a bush walk with Hali, and at no time did I feel our safety was jeopardized.I rarely go back to a place that I've visited simply because I want to see and experience different adventures; however, this is one that we will do again. Thank you Leon, Claudia and team for the most memorable holiday we have ever had.
This is the ideal honeymoon (or any other luxury holiday) location. The suites are beautifully designed by one of the owners, are pure luxury and have private decks with plunge pools. The staff could not do more for you, will know you all by name and make you feel like friends (it is only a small Lodge with 10 suites). The safari is awesome and the Guides/Trackers are excellent and very knowledgeable. The food is out of this world and everything at the Lodge is reasonably priced. This is by far the best and is well worth a visit. It was our honeymoon and first safari and we couldn't have asked for a better start to married life!
We had a wonderful four days in Chitwa. The manager Kevin and his wife Melanie were very kind and caring and nothing was too much trouble. Our accommodation was fabulous, with our room was spacious and very well situated. Our driver Surprise and tracker Ralph made our drives very funny and most interesting and the stops for coffee in the morning and drinks in the evening were so welcoming and enjoyable. The food was wonderful and the evenings under the stars were truly a tremendous South African experience. We loved every minute of our stay in Chitwa and would recommend it to anyone wanting a special safari adventure.
Just returned from a trip to ZA having stayed 3 nights at Chitwa Chitwa. We have stayed at several game lodges before and our expectations were high but Chitwa Chitwa surpassed everything. The best game viewing we have experienced, the lodge is wonderful and the staff couldn't be better. I also managed to leave my jacket on the jeep before catching the flight home and the team at Chitwa are arranging to have it shipped back....superb. Highly recommended.
We had a perfect vacation at Chitwa. Our hosts - Kevin, Melanie, Chantel and Stephan were spectacular. The food, the accommodations, the game drives were all well beyond our expectations (which I would describe as very high!) We can only hope that we get the opportunity to visit this amazing place again. Thank you!
Amazing game resort in the middle of the wild life! You sleep listening to cricket and frogs, and wake up with the hippos! beautiful facilities, great design and decoration, very kind and nice crew! Special stars to our ranger Neil, deep knowledge about the wild life and a great person!
Chitwa Chitwa is the stuff dreams are made of. The accommodation is picture perfect and you are made to feel part of the Chitwa family immediately. Kevin and Melanie make you feel welcome and immediately at home and are the perfect hosts - knowledgeable, friendly and great fun. The villas are set in the most idyllic location and so perfect for our honeymoon venue. Enjoying an outdoor shower to the noise of hippos in the nearby lake HAS to be experienced. The game drives are fantastic with Harley and Moses our driver/tracker combo having amazing skills at finding the animals before anyone else and getting you as close as you can be without causing distress to the magnificent creatures. Their knowledge of the area is second to none and I learned so much from them during our time there. This place did something no other place did to me - it moved me to tears when I had to leave. Highly recommended and very much missed already. Thank you Chitwa Chitwa team for making a childhood dream come true!
This is a lodge with a artistic flair. The staff are nice and Chantal and Stephan run a nice lodge. The animals when we were there were plentiful. The room was lovely. The deck is painted black so it does get hot, so wear your sandals if by the pool. The wifi could be better but you are in the bush, so it's ok if you don't have it for a few days. There was one area in lobby where reception was good, using Imac wifi.
We celebrated our good friend's 50th birthday (cheers Per Gunnar!) by going on a safari trip to Chitwa Chitwa, and arrived in the afternoon of May 1st. We were welcomed by Leon at the airstrip and immediately met a road block in the form of a Rhino! And the Wild life experience just continued during our stay. What a magnificent place and hospitable management and staff! Claudia and Leon are the perfect hosts, and to make our game drives a memory for life we got Surprise as ranger and Howard as tracker. They are the best team in their job, no doubt. Being 6 people in our group we got our own Land Rover, and each of us got the best possible view from the car. And what a view! We saw the big seven, and many more. We even got to witness a lion kill an Impala, and heard the sound of it eating the poor thing. Awesome! The food on Chitwa Chitwa is gourmet style and very good, and Dinho (the sommelier) gave excellent advice regarding wines.
My husband and I were here celebrating our wedding anniversary and what a truly remarkable experience! They made it so incredibly romantic for us and we also had the best game viewing experience. We saw everything we wanted to see, the big 5 plus more and our guide Surprise was amazing. Leo and Claudia made sure our stay was nothing less than perfection! Thank you thank you thank you!!!
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