Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge

Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge

Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge

Sabi Sand Game Reserve


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Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge basks in the sun on the banks of one of the largest dams of the exclusive Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park.

The most thrilling and eagerly-anticipated part of any stay at Chitwa is undoubtedly the safari experience. Guests are treated to spell-binding sightings of the abundant wildlife on game drives and bush walks and have left with affectionate memories of the very best of the African bush. A safari here offers some of the best opportunities to meet Africa’s Big Five - being the five most dangerous animals to meet on foot - buffalo, elephant, rhino, leopard and lion. Your highly qualified guides and Shangaan trackers ensure an unforgettable African safari by enriching the experience with their profound knowledge regarding this animal kingdom and its complex habitat.

One of Chitwa Chitwa’s most endearing features is its seamless integration into the surrounding African bush. Guests can be assured of superb game viewing from the main lounge and dining areas as they are rendered invisible to the various groups of wild animals that congregate at the water’s edge. The large wooden lounging deck also affords amazing wildlife sightings and spacious viewing areas strewn with comfy daybeds and a rim-flow swimming pool are the perfect environment to relax, unwind and absorb the sights, sounds and scents of Africa.

Hidden among the lush gardens, 6 individually, artistically styled suites open onto a private lake-view deck with its own private plunge pool, and exude an air of bygone romance combined with unfaltering luxury. The Charlsy Suite offers 2 beautifully appointed interleading en-suite rooms joined by a cosy living area. The Chitwa House is an exclusive private retreat with 2 suites sleeping up to 4 guests.

Chitwa Chitwa’s cosy library offers a large selection of books for your reference reading and relaxation. The library is also equipped with an internet access point. With all the great food you’ll be enjoying at Chitwa Chitwa, fitness enthusiasts might want to spend time training in the gym, which comes fully equipped with treadmill, spinning bike, pilates ball, dumbbells, aerobic mats and the all-in-one weight gym.

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Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge

Stay for 4 nights for the price of 3 at Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve.

Valid:   15 January 2018  -  15 December 2018.

Prices on request

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Our standard rates for a Luxury Suite (Standard Package)
DatesPriceBasisTypeNights
16 December 2018 to 31 December 2018 GBP £ 657 US$ 822 ZAR 11,505 EUR 730 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
1 January 2019 to 14 January 2019 GBP £ 723 US$ 904 ZAR 12,656 EUR 803 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
15 January 2019 to 15 December 2019 GBP £ 723 US$ 904 ZAR 12,656 EUR 803 per person sharingStandard Rate (1-3)1 to 3 nights
15 January 2019 to 15 December 2019 GBP £ 723 US$ 904 ZAR 12,656 EUR 803 per person sharingStay Pay (4/3)4+ nights
1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019 GBP £ 723 US$ 904 ZAR 12,655 EUR 803 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ nights
16 December 2019 to 31 December 2019 GBP £ 723 US$ 904 ZAR 12,656 EUR 803 per person sharingStandard Rate1+ 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.

In addition to the room rate, guests will also be charged the Sabi Sand Guest Contribution (pppn)
DatesPriceBasisTypeNights
1 March 2017 to 31 December 2018 GBP £ 7 US$ 8 ZAR 115 EUR 7 per person per nightStandard1+ nights
1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019 GBP £ 8 US$ 10 ZAR 138 EUR 9 per person per nightStandard1+ nights

Rates Include

Standard Package: 3 meals per day; 2 shared game drives per day; a daily bush walk; the Guest Conservation Contribution; a laundry service; all soft drinks and bottled water; and all tea/coffee are included.

Inclusive Package: 3 meals per day; 2 shared game drives per day; a daily bush walk; laundry service; all soft drinks, bottled water, selected wines and local beers; the Guest Conservation Contribution; and all tea/coffee are included.

Chitwa House: All private meals; a private butlers service; private game drives; local beverages; a laundry service; the Guest Conservation Contribution; 4 complimentary additional Chitwa activities per group per stay; and all tea/coffee are included.

IN ADDITION: For self-drive visitors, there is a R120 per person and a R280 per vehicle entrance fee, payable in cash at the entrance gate (subject to change).


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 under the age of 12 years are not permitted on game walks.


Special Offers

 

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

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

Code: SAF-04398


Stay for 4 nights for the price of 3 at Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve.

Valid:   15 January 2019  -  15 December 2019.

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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".::


All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge can be included in you own dream holiday.

A Slice of Luxury

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Destination: South Africa.

This trip is a cocktail of unprecedented 5* Cape luxury combined with a spell-binding safari, staying in an unpretentious yet stylish suite with a private plunge pool and viewing deck. It's a week of pure indulgence that will stay with you forever.

This is a 7 night itinerary including Cape Town and Sabi Sand Game Reserve.

Based on 5 Star Accommodation:

  • 4 Nights at One&Only Cape Town
  • 3 Nights at Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge
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Destination: South Africa.

For a traditional yet luxurious safari holiday, look no further. Stay in a serene lodge overlooking a dam that is frequented by wildlife day and night, explore the Garden Route from your base at a rustic 5* country house set on its own estate, stay on a 325 year old wine estate in the heart of the Winelands, and finally let your senses be overcome by untold luxury in a boutique Cape Town hotel that is literally 'fit for a queen'.

This is a 14 night itinerary including Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Port Elizabeth, The Garden Route, The Cape Winelands and Cape Town.

Based on 5 Star Accommodation:

  • 3 Nights at Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge
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Destination: South Africa and Mozambique.

A perfect honeymoon getaway, this 10 night trip to South Africa and Mozambique is a wild and romantic adventure.

This is a 10 night itinerary including Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Hazyview and Bazaruto Archipelago.

Based on 5 Star Accommodation:

  • 3 Nights at Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge
  • 1 Night at Rissington Inn
  • 6 Nights at Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa
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Exquisite Luxury

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Destination: South Africa and Seychelles.

Experience exquisite luxury on this 9 night safari and beach holiday. You will also be treated to spell-binding sightings of abundant wildlife on game drives and bush walks, followed by the best of Seychellois culture and cuisine, staying just minutes from one of the best beaches in the world.

This is a 9 night itinerary including Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Johannesburg and Praslin.

Based on 5 Star Accommodation:

  • 3 Nights at Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge
  • 1 Night at InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
  • 5 Nights at Raffles Resort
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*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.

Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.




Guest Rating: 4.8 / 5.0 based on 24 ratings




Start TestimonialChitwa was exceptional with its attention to detail in making it a truly personal holiday - fab food, lots of happy surprises for sundowners and evening meals. Excellent safari trips.End Testimonial

M MINTY

Start TestimonialJust 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.End Testimonial

A RICHARDSON

Start TestimonialChitwa 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.End Testimonial

R ARUNDEL

Start TestimonialChitwa Chitwa game drives and the spotting of leopards was the most exciting.End Testimonial

Z YERRELL

Start TestimonialWe 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!End Testimonial

E GARDNER

Start TestimonialWe 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 ...End Testimonial

L CORNELL

Start TestimonialChitwa 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.End Testimonial

J HENDRY

Start TestimonialWe 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!End Testimonial

C FAIRGRIEVE

Start TestimonialWe 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.End Testimonial

E LUND

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

R AND G CAMPBELL


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Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge Location

Directions For Drivers

From Hazyview: Take the R40 from Hazyview towards Bushbuckridge. Continue on this road for approximately 62 km from Hazyview, then turn right towards Acornhoek (Manyeleti/Thulamahashe turn-off). Continue on the tarred road (you will pass Hluvukani petrol station on your right hand side) until you reach a sign showing the turn for Seville (onto a gravel road) off to the right. Take the Seville turn and follow the gravel road (there will be Sabi Sand signs along the way) until you reach a T-junction. Turn left (again, there will be Sabi Sand signs as well as signs for the various lodges) and continue straight along the gravel road until reaching the Gowrie Entrance Gate into the Sabi Sand Game Reserve.

For self-drive visitors, there is a R120 per person and a R280 per vehicle entrance fee, payable in cash at the entrance gate (subject to change). Please retain your receipt as proof of entrance and have it stamped at your destination when you are leaving, which acts as your Exit Permit.

Once inside the gate, follow the signs to the lodge.

Do not get out of your car until you reach the lodge. You may see some wildlife on your way - if you do, slow down and maintain a good distance. Do not drive off-road in any circumstances.

From Eastgate Airport/Hoedspruit: Take the R40 towards Bushbuckridge, and continue along this road until you get to the Acornhoek (Manyeleti/Thulamahashe turn-off) on your left, then follow the directions as above.

From Johannesburg/Pretoria: Take the N12 or N4 highway to Witbank/eMalahleni (from Johannesburg Airport, follow signs to Boksburg to find the N12). Follow the N4 highway past Middleburg (Toll Plaza), Belfast/eMakhazeni and Machadodorp (Toll Plaza). Follow the Schoemanskloof option on the N4 and then take the R36 to Lydenburg/Mashishing.

Follow the R36 to Ohrigstad, go through the Strydom Tunnel and take the R527 to Hoedspruit. Turn right onto the R40 towards Klaserie, and continue along this road until you get to the Acornhoek (Manyeleti/Thulamahashe turn-off) on your left, then follow the directions as above.

From Kruger National Park/Orpen Gate: Exit the Park, and continue along the R531. Turn left onto the R40, and continue along this road until you get to the Acornhoek (Manyeleti/Thulamahashe turn-off) on your left, then follow the directions as above.



General Information For Guests

All the Chitwa Chitwa Suites include a bath-tub, indoor and outdoor showers, fireplace, minibar, fan (eco-friendly), hair dryer, tea/coffee making facilities and an iPod docking station.

The main area offers superb game viewing from the main lounge and dining areas as they are rendered invisible to the various groups of wild animals that congregate at the water’s edge. The deck has viewing areas with comfy daybeds and a swimming pool, making it the perfect environment to relax, unwind and absorb the sights, sounds and scents.

Fitness enthusiasts might want to spend time training in the gym, which 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 by the resident masseuse at the Chitwa Spa (additional cost).

A computer with internet access is available in the library for guests to use - this is complimentary. There is mobile phone coverage, but this is limited and patchy in places and there is also Wi-Fi access available.

Private dining and traditional boma or bush dinners are available.

There is also a wine cellar which you are able to explore.

Chitwa offers a Community Tour of the local Shangaan Village. The Dixie Village Tour is approximately 2 hours, and guests will slip unnoticed into a day in the life of the locals whilst tapping into the optimism and energy that is so much part of this little village's charm. A minimum donation goes to the Chitwa Trust Fund which helps the village with building private classrooms, buying food for the school etc. You can either pre-book this via your Travel Butlers consultant, or you can arrange this with the lodge when you arrive (additional cost).

MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club and Visa credit cards are accepted.

A laundry service is available.

A Guest Conservation Contribution has been included in your rate. The proceeds go towards the Sabi Sand Wildtuin anti-poaching efforts, the community and ecology.


Bush Walks / Walking Safaris

Children under the age of 12 years are not permitted on game walks. The final decision on whether a guest can join a game walk remains with the guide and lodge manager.


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