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Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Reserve

Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Reserve

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565 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 deluxe waterside haven in the beautiful wilderness

Having been a family retreat for more than 40 years, Chitwa Chitwa was transformed into a private game lodge in 1991 yet it still retains a lovely homely atmosphere. The lodge takes its name – Chitwa Chitwa – from the ode of endearment to an aging giraffe bull who visited the house with such frequency that he was considered a member of the extended family.

Chitwa Chitwa is now a stylish and luxurious safari lodge with the most unique of settings, overlooking the largest perennial lake in the 63,000 hectare Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, part of the greater Kruger National Park.

Chitwa House and the ten stylish and spacious suites are individually decorated and offer ultimate seclusion, making them ideal for honeymooners and couples. However, Chitwa Chitwa is also one of the few luxury lodges in the Sabi Sands Reserve to accept children of all ages and the Charlsy Suite – consisting of two interlinking dwellings – is ideal for families.

After a thrilling day of dusty game drives and bush walks, retreat to the Sunset Deck where you'll lounge in the shade of established Knobthorn trees to spot yet more amazing wildlife – from hippo, leopard and lion to buffalo, elephant and rhinoceros. Cool down in the enticing infinity pool and reflect on your awe-inspiring surroundings – it's the perfect place to unwind and absorb the sights of South Africa.

  • Homely atmosphere and stylish decor
  • Suites have private plunge pools and sun decks overlooking the lake
  • Gym, boutique, relaxing wellness centre and cosy library
  • Children of all ages are welcome to stay, and from six years old can join game drives

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Luxury

Location Type

National park
  • Check-in Time:
    14:00
  • Check-out Time:
    11:00
  • 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
565 Reviews 98% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 527
  • Very Good 24
  • Average 8
  • Poor 3
  • Terrible 3

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Aug 07, 2018

Absolutely Amazing

Taunton, United Kingdom

Stayed here sharing a fantastic lodge with another couple and lived in extremely spacious accommodation that didn’t want for anything. The whole package was outstanding from transfers to surroundings to staff to food and of course game spotting. Saw the big five pretty much every day with a very knowledgeable team of tracker and ranger. Can whole heartedly recommend this lodge as an experience of a lifetime.
Aug 07, 2018

Best Family Holiday!

My husband and I went to Chitwa with my daughter who is 10, my mother and sister. They family suites are great with 2 rooms connected with a lounge. The service was amazing as was the food. My husband gained 7 pounds in less than week! The safari's were amazing. We saw all of the big 5 and more. Each day we were surrounded by amazing animals. Just sitting on your deck we could see about a hundred elephants, tons of hippos, impalas, crocs, kudus, eagles etc. One of the best things about Chitwas is their traverse rights. There are never more than 3 vehicles and the properties work together to make sure that everyone sees a lot of wildlife. Chitwa as one of the best water holes so you are guaranteed to see animals from your deck. Some of the other lodges we drove by had dried up watering holes (in June). We booked through Go2Africa and their service was amazing. It was the best trip EVER!!!!
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Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Reserve

Facilities

Sunset Deck

A spacious wooden viewing deck with comfy daybeds where you can spot amazing sights of hippos, the Big Five and more, as they visit the lake.

Gym

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

Spa

Relieve everyday stress with a massage, wrap, mask, exfoliation and a variety of other treatments offered at the Chitwa Chitwa spa.

Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Reserve

Room Types

Suite

Each of the individually decorated suites opens onto a private lake-view deck with its own plunge pool.

  • 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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