Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Lodge

Game Lodge, Kruger


Sabi Sand Game Reserve’s most luxurious lodge, five-star Chitwa Chitwa truly stands out from the crowd.  Its beautiful setting, beside a large lake with resident hippos, is accompanied by chic Afro-European style, while independent ownership guarantees a friendly, personal atmosphere and having only six suites means intimacy is a given.


Spaced out along the waterside to allow ample privacy, each of those six suites has its own plunge pool and private sundeck. Inside they’re exceedingly spacious, with giant four-poster beds, lounges and luxury bathrooms boasting indoor and outdoor showers.  Broad windows face the bush, so the game-viewing can continue in your pyjamas.  For the ultimate in exclusivity, there’s the private Chitwa House, which fits four.  Catered food and ultra-tailored safari experiences with a dedicated ranger await.


Chitwa Chitwa’s bar, lounge, restaurant and deck also overlook the lake, and make the perfect place for a laze.  Equally slumberous are a gorgeous main pool and a spa providing holistic treatments for the frazzled.  Elsewhere, there's a library, a gym and a small curio shop stocked by local craftsmen, while the lodge’s delicious cuisine – local and Mediterranean dishes – is mostly served in a large lakeside gazebo. 


Covering a vast tract and using passionate, quality guides and trackers, daily morning and evening game drives should acquaint you with the Big 5 and numerous other animal A-Listers.  Evening jaunts always end with a celebratory sundowner, where you can clink glasses and compare photos.  Also included in the rate are cultural excursions to the village of Dixie.

Child Policy

The Chitwa Children's Eco-Experience offers juniors daily bush walks within the camp area, the opportunity to make animal-poo plaster moulds and fun filled shelter-building.  Not to mention face-painting, fireside story sessions and marshmallow-roasting.  There are two family suites, and standard suites can accommodate two extra beds for children under 12.  Babysitting is available.



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