Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Reserve

Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Reserve

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TripAdvisor Review
550 Reviews
Guide Price £3,359 per person
Based on 05 March 19, staying for 4 nights all inclusive in a Suite (2 adults sharing). Flights not included.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

A stylish and luxurious safari lodge with a homely atmosphere and the most unique of settings overlooking the largest perennial lake in this 63,000 hectare BIg Five game reserve. The six stylish and spacious suites are individually decorated offering ultimate privacy ideal for honeymooners and couples. However, Chitwa Chitwa is also one of the few luxury lodges in the Sabi Sands to accept children of all ages and the Charlsy Suite consisting of two interlinking suites, is ideal for families.

  • Spa
  • Stylish Decor
  • Homely Atmosphere
  • Private Plunge Pools

Hotel Features

Hotel Category


Location Type

National park
  • Check-in Time:
  • Check-out Time:
  • 10 rooms
  • Transfer duration: approx 3 hours from Kruger Mpumalanga Airport
  • Floors have lift access: No

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Lodge
  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive

For Families

  • Family Rooms
  • Interconnecting Rooms
Location Highlights

Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Reserve

  • National park
  • approx 3 hours from Kruger Mpumalanga Airport
550 Reviews 98% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 513
  • Very Good 24
  • Average 8
  • Poor 2
  • Terrible 3

What to Expect

  • Sleep Quality
  • Location
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness


May 20, 2018

Super stay as always!

Cape Town

This is my 6th time at Chitwa Chitwa and its as perfect as ever. Super accommodation, great staff and fantastic game viewing. The new Pizza truck is a smash hit! Has to be one of the best game lodges in the Sabi Sands and at super prices. Contact Travel Exclusively African for their fantastic rates: [email protected]
May 18, 2018

Very good but not as perfect as it should be

London, United Kingdom

We went to Chitwa for 4 nights in March. I am going to be perfectly honest about our experience there. We arrived one afternoon and was greeted by Busi with a lovely cool drink. We were shown to Room 1 which was huge but could do with a tiny bit of renovating, albeit I loved it and the African theme. Our friends had room 11 which was the most modern and furthest away but our room had a fantastic location. After a quick change we were taken on our first drive with our ranger Sheldon and tracker Bethuel. After the most fantastic first drive including a stop for evening drinks when the sun went down we were taken to a spot lit with fairy lights and following the beat of a drum to a magical location to eat our first evening meal which was lovely. Unfortunately the next morning we were both unwell, not due to Chitwa I must add, but our phone was out of order so we could not contact the reception. After a time Busi checked on us and brought us water. I must say however that a lot of the other food was disappointing. Nothing is covered at breakfast and I could see midges or ants on the open food. Others reviewers had said there were exciting locations for meals but whilst they were in different locations, there was nothing special other than night 1. Others were talking about lunches on the runway but our lunches were taken in our room. The food was our biggest gripe. For the money paid for this luxurious lodge, the food should have been a lot better. You had to order lunch and dinner at the meal before and a lot of the time we found the food awful. In fact we complained to the new General Manager who said he had been brought in to make a difference which it clearly needed. I now want to talk about Sheldon and Bethuel. I can sum them up in a word ‘amazing’. The drives were fantastic and I can’t believe the other rangers or trackers are as good or as funny and friendly. Sheldon constantly joked with us and we had the most fabulous time. We saw everything we wanted to see other than a wild dog. Even on our last drive we wanted to see more giraffe and baboons, Sheldon and Beth found them. Our room had a lovely plunge pool and an awesome view of the dam and from the room we saw elephants, hippos and even a leopard roaming around one night. One morning Bethuel took us to the village nursery and the money paid goes into a Trust to assist the community. If you can look away from the fact that some of the guests are treated more favourably and the food is mediocre, then you should go to experience the fantastic game drives and you may be lucky enough to get Sheldon and Bethuel. Sheldon if you read this, thank you for making my 60th so special, I will never forget our time with you. To sum up, good experience but poor value for money.
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Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Reserve


Sunset Deck

A large wooden deck with spacious viewing areas where you can spot amazing sightings of the big five.


The gym comes fully equipped with treadmill, spinning bike, pilates ball, dumbbells, aerobic mats and the all-in-one weight gym.


Massages, wraps, masks, exfoliations and a variety of other treatments are offered at the Chitwa Chitwa lodge.

Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Reserve

Room Types


Each of the six individually decorated suites open onto a private lake-view deck with there own private plunge pool, framed by a spacious timber deck that overlooks the nearby lake – a popular drinking hole for our wealth of wildlife.

  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Separate Shower

Charlsy Suite

Perfect for families or friends travelling together. The Charlsy Suite consists of two interlinking Suites joined by a comfortable living area.

  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Separate Shower

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