Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge

Safari Lodge

Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge

Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge basks in the serene and distinctive unmasked beauty of the lowveld African bush. Closeted within the folds of the exclusive Sabi Sand Game Reserve and forming part of the Greater Kruger National Park, Chitwa Chitwa is a secluded portal to viewing some of the continent's richest and most diverse wildlife.

Luxury, privacy and innate warmth are all integral pleasures of the remarkable experience that is Chitwa Chitwa, creating affectionate memories that will linger with you long after you leave the lodge.

The lodge stands sentry over one of the reserve's largest lakes, which bids a silent summons at dawn and dusk to the ever-present wildlife, including the Big 5.

Indulging in the clever design which brings the outside in, the magnificent bar and lounge area melt into the surrounding trees, rendering you invisible to the game gathering on the open plain in the cool of the evening.

Imagine a seamless blend of authentic African design with eclectic European elegance, and you will conjure up the unique style and character of Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge.

Hidden among the lush gardens, 6 individually, artistically styled suites each have a private plunge pool, and exude an air of bygone romance combined with unfaltering luxury.

The Charlsy Suite offers 2 beautifully appointed inter-leading en-suite rooms joined by a cosyliving area. The Chitwa House is an exclusive private retreat with 2 suites sleeping up to 4 guests.

 

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Rates
Rates From GBP £ 400 US$ 664 ZAR 7,000 EUR 484 per person.
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Our standard rates for a Luxury Suite - Standard Rate
DatesPriceBasisRate NameNights
1 January 2014 to 31 December 2014 GBP £ 373 US$ 618 ZAR 6,520 EUR 451 ppsStandard1+ nights

Prices are on a per person sharing basis (pps).

Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.

Standard Rate: 3 meals per day, 2 game drives per day, a daily bush walk, a laundry service, all soft drinks and all tea/coffee are included.
Inclusive Rate: 3 meals per day, 2 game drives per day, a daily bush walk, a laundry service, all soft drinks, selected wines and local beers and all tea/coffee are included.

IN ADDITION: For all visitors, there is a cash entrance fee payable of R50 per person to enter the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, which is payable at the entrance gate. Self-drive visitors must ALSO pay a R190 per vehicle entrance fee. All rates subject to change. For guests arriving and departing via FedAir, the landing/departure fees are also excluded (payable directly to the lodge - rates on request).

Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request. Children under the age of 6 are not allowed on game drives unless parents have the sole use of the vehicle (subject to availability).

 
Children's Programme

Chitwa Chitwa's pride has always been its special hospitality to children. Children Activities include: Daily bushwalks within the enclosed camp area. Walks are guided by an educator who will offer the young rangers the opportunity to learn about and identify the beautiful fauna and flora in the area. Basic bush skills are taught such as how to to survive in the bush, what plants to eat and how to build a basic shelter. A face painting session where children enjoy a Big 5 masquerade Making spoor moulds of animal tracks with plaster of paris and painting them. Evenings spent roasting marshmallows and sipping hot chocolate while listening to enchanting folk tales as told by an "intokoto" (the Shangaan term used to describe a person with lots of life experiences). Chitwa Chitwa story books are placed on children's beds during turn down in the evenings. These fairytales include traditional local bedtime stories such as "When the elephant was King" and "When the hippo was hairy".

Guest Comments

Average Guest Rating 4.9 / 5 based on 12 ratings.

Just to say that we found the customer service at Chitwa exceptional. We couldn't have asked for anything more. They pre-emtped our every need.

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Chitwa Chitwa is INCREDIBLE. Awesome setting, really friendly staff, great food and atmosphere and the trackers and guides on the safaris are excellent and know absolutely everything!! Best place we stayed.

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Chitwa Chitwa game drives and the spotting of leopards was the most exciting.

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We had the most wonderful time at Chitwa Chitwa. The staff were so friendly, the food was delicious (and it kept coming all day and all night!), the rooms were stunning and the experience was great!

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We had the most fantastic honeymoon and would like to thank you for all your help in arranging this amazing trip for us. The driver who drove us into Sabi Sands was great ... as we drove into the reserve he was pointing out animals for us and stopped to allow us to take photos. The safari was beyond amazing. We saw some fantastic animals and the lodge at Chitwa Chitwa was totally luxurious and the setting was perfect. We often spent many hours overlooking the dam and watching the 8 or so hippos who resided there. Jaw dropping stuff!!! The staff there were incredibly friendly and bent over backwards to make our stay special. We would definately look to go there again!! Well worth the money. We were sad to leave ...

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Chitwa Chitwa was absolutely superb. It could not have been bettered. Our safari experience was wonderful - a real trip of a life time for us. Our lodge was tremendous, food was first class. Wilson the chef would get a job in a top London restaurant! Our ranger, Hali was an inspiration and I felt that it was an education listening to him each day on safari. The lodge managers, Shannon and Bosi were very welcoming and professional and we throughly enjoyed the treats they laid on for us to help celebrate our honeymoon at Chitwa Chitwa.

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We had a fabulous holiday. We could not fault Chitwa Chitwa - fabulous location, staff all lovely .... Accommodation and food all great. The game drives were really well conducted and the trackers very experienced. We saw the Big 5 in one day! The most exciting thing though was seeing cheetahs hunting! The staff even managed to arrange a replacement pair of specs for Alastair (who left them in our lift car at Heathrow) in 2 days!

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We had a wonderful holiday. Hazyview was great ... We thought the bungalows were lovely, and the food was out of this world. Chitwa Chitwa was something else ! Just fabulous ! All the staff were lovely, and the Rangers - we couldn't find fault. Thank you very much for organising everything, and we shall certainly recommend your service to anyone else.

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We have nothing but praise for your arrangements, at Rissington Inn, Hazyview and Chitwa Chitwa, both these places were outstanding.

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Pack For A Purpose

Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge supports Pack for a Purpose, an initiative set up to enable travellers to make meaningful contributions to help meet the needs of the places they visit. 

There is need everywhere in the world. People who travel to other countries often wish they could bring things along, for distribution out to local communities, but without knowing more about this, it is difficult to know specifically what items will be welcome and worthwhile.

Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge work with local community-based projects, and via the Pack for a Purpose website, they provide details of the project and a list of items that are specifically required. In this way, as the traveller, you can decide whether you wish to 'pack for a purpose' and bring along additional items which meet the needs of the people who will be using them.

If you book a stay here with Travel Butlers, we will provide all the details of what you could take along to support Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge and their local community.

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Travel Butlers Award Winner

Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge was one of the top rated properties in our 2013 awards.

The awards are based on the ratings that clients of Travel Butlers give after their stay, and Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge had an average score of 4.9 out of 5.

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Special Offers

Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge: Stay 4 nights for the price of 3

Valid:   20 January 2014  -  20 December 2014.

Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge - One Child Stays FOC

Valid:   20 January 2014  -  20 December 2014.

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