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Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge

Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge

$875 per person

Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge is one of 18 premier private game reserves in Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve which comprises 65 000 hectares of pristine bushveld boasting incredibly diverse fauna and flora.

Chitwa Chitwa Private Game lodge comprises of six luxury suites, The Charlsy Suite and Chitwa House
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Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge is one of 18 premier private game reserves in Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve which comprises 65 000 hectares of pristine bushveld boasting incredibly diverse fauna and flora.

Sabi Sands forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park which in turn forms part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park. The region is part of the Kruger to Canyons Biosphere which was designated by UNESCO as an International Man and Biosphere Reserve.
The luxury safari lodge on the property offers the discerning traveller the ultimate safari experience coupled with luxurious accommodation and facilities designed in a style described as an eclectic fusion of contemporary European and Africa chic. The property overlooks the largest waterholes in the Sabi Sands, making it one of the best locations for continuous game viewing in the reserve.

Chitwa Chitwa Game Reserve is 5 500 hectares of pristine wilderness but benefits enormously from being part of a conservation gene pool that combines one of the largest national parks in Africa with 18 unfenced private game reserves.

The reserve is home to the legendary Big 5 which includes elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard as well as an abundance of antelope, predators and the regular bush pack that are just as much fun to see as the famous fellows. Birdlife is prolific and the scenery is stunning which is why Chitwa Chitwa is a sought-after destination for a brilliant photographic safari.

Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge

Chitwa Suites –  The 6 luxury suites at Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge are positioned to make the most of the spectacular view and overlook a massive lake. Each suite has a spacious lounge area which leads out onto a private viewing deck with its own plunge pool. Its an excellent vantage point for game viewing and bird watching after a long morning spent exploring Chitwa Chitwa. The luxury suites are unusually spacious and can accommodate up to 2 extra beds for children under the age of 12 years staying with their parents. They are air-conditioned with a luxurious ensuite bathroom and the modern conveniences of a high-end safari lodge.

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chitwa chitwa game lodge suite private deck and pool

Charlsy Suite – The Charlsy Suite is suited for a family of 4 or two couples. It has two gorgeous inter-leading ensuite bedrooms joined by a comfortable sitting area. An extra bed can be added for an additional child under the age of 12 years. Features include an indoor/outdoor shower, huge fireplace, complimentary mini-bar and tea/coffee-making facilities and an iPod docking station. The Charlsy Suite leads out onto a large outdoor deck with a private pool and a panoramic view of the surrounding bushveld.

Connected by elevated wooden walkways, these suites are all strategically positioned along the banks of the seasonal riverbed. All the suite decks overlook the riverbed and the magnificent sycamore groves.

Chitwa House – The Chitwa House sleeps 4 people in two spacious bedrooms. It offers guests an intimate and private safari experience in beautiful bushveld surrounds overlooking a massive lake. It?s geared for the discerning traveler who wants greater privacy and exclusive hospitality for family or friends. Guests staying at Chitwa House are looked after by an experienced house butler and hosted by a professional game ranger. They have exclusive access to a dedicated open safari vehicle and an expert game tracker. Chitwa House is renowned for its dramatic beauty which embraces an African chic theme with lashings of modern European elegance. It consists of two well-appointed ensuite bedrooms each with a private deck and indoor/outdoor shower. The spacious lounge and dining area leads out onto an enormous outdoor deck with a sparkling swimming pool and a panoramic view over the lake. Guests enjoy delicious meals prepared by a private chef in a fully-equipped kitchen. Complimentary facilities include a well-stocked mini-bar and tea/coffee-making facility. There?s a large flatscreen television in the lounge area with satellite channels.

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Children of all ages are welcome at Chitwa Chitwa. Children under 6 years are not allowed on game drives unless a safari vehicle is booked on an exclusive-use basis.

Your Safari Schedule

SCHEDULE

15 SEPTEMBER - 31 MAY

05h00Wake up, meet at lodge for coffee
05h30Depart for a safari (game drive)
08h45Head back to camp for breakfast
10h00 Bush walk with your ranger or alternative activities and relaxation
13h00Lunch
16h00Afternoon tea at lodge
16h30Evening safari and sundowners
19h30Head back to camp
20h00 Aperitifs
20h30 Dinner
Night Cap

SCHEDULE

1 JUNE - 14 SEPTEMBER

06h00Wake up, meet at lodge for coffee
06h30Depart for a safari (game drive)
09h30Head back to camp for breakfast
10h30 Bush walk with your ranger or alternative activities and relaxation
13h00Lunch
15h30Afternoon tea at lodge
16h00Evening safari and sundowners
19h00Head back to camp
19h30 Aperitifs
20h00 Dinner
Night Cap

FAQ's

Question: Best Time to Visit Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge

Answer: May-August and December

 

Question: Where is Ulusaba Cliff Lodge

Answer: Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge is one of 18 premier private game reserves in Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park which in turn forms part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park.

More About Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge

Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge

Chitwa Chitwa was originally a private safari retreat of the Brink family and has been enjoyed by the family as their exclusive bushveld haven for over 40 years. In 1991, the homestead was transformed into a private game lodge which is now renowned as a refined jewel in the Sabi Sands hospitality offering.

The name Chitwa Chitwa pays homage to an aging giraffe bull who spent much of his time at the edge of the massive lake in front of the lodge. He died years ago but his memory is captured in the magnificence and grace of Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge.

  • Included
    5 Star Accommodation
    Airport Transfers
    Boutique purchases
    Breakfast
    Departure Taxes
    Entry Fees
    Flights
    Meals
    Personal Safari Guide
    Premium Brands and Cellar wines
    Spa treatments and Laundry
    Telephone
    Wifi

TOUR LOCATION

Gowrie Main, Sabi Sands Game Reserve, 1200

Inclusions and exclusions

Rates Include:
  • Luxury accommodation
  • All meals - teas & coffees - bottled water, soft drinks, local beer and spirits - Chitwa House Wine Selection
  • Two open vehicle safaris a day - daily walking safaris -
  • Laundry service
  • Return transfers from the Chitwa airstrip to the lodge
  • Rate also includes a ZAR50.00 per person per night contribution to the Chitwa Trust Fund for our community upliftmentprojects.
Rates exclude:
  • scheduled flights and transfers to/from the Greater Kruger National Park
  • Airport taxes and Sabi Sand entrance fees and conservation levy
  • Items of a personal nature and purchases from safari boutique
  • Spa treatments
  • Gratuities (welcomed but optional)
  • Sabi Sands entrance fees and a conservation levy
  • The standard rate excludes alcoholic beverages
   

Facilities and Amenities at Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge

Description of Facilities / Amenities Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge
Chitwa Suites | Number of suites6
Charlsy Suite | Number of suites2
Chitwa House | Number of suites2
LODGE FACILITIES
Back up ElectricityYes
BomaYes
Boutique Shop**Yes
ChildrenYes
Full bar facilitiesYes
GymYes
Handicapped SuiteYes
LoungeYes
Meeting FacilitiesNo
ParkingYes
Spa*Yes
Swimming PoolYes
Telephone/Fax FacilitiesYes
WiFi***Yes
Wine CellarNo
SUITE FACILITIES
Air ConditioningYes
En-Suite BathroomsYes
FansYes
HairdryersYes
Lounge AreaYes
Mini-BarsYes
Private Pool / JacuzziYes
Safes in suiteYes
Tea/Coffee Making Facilities (Nespresso machines) Yes
TelephoneYes
DELUXE, PRESIDENTIAL AND LUXURY SUITES – ADDITIONAL FACILITIES
King Size BedsYes
Private Pool / JacuzziYes
 

CHITWA CHITWA GAME LODGE LIFE ENRICHING EXPERIENCES

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ACTIVITIES

From bush game drives, safari walks and cocktails by the pool, there's no shortage of things to do at Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge during the day.   chitwa chitwa private game lodge safari elephant sighting

SUNRISE AND SUNSET GAME DRIVES

The Chitwa Chitwa experience is sandwiched between two glorious game drives. The daily routine is not set in stone but follows the general safari pattern of an early excursion in the bush, delicious meals and complete relaxation and an late afternoon game drive with sundowners at a special vantage point. The day ends dining under the stars at the open boma gazing at the bright stars overhead and being lulled by the beautiful sounds of the nocturnal bush life. The summer program starts half an hour earlier than the winter routine.

TOUR OF DIXIE VILLAGE

Chitwa Chitwa is intricately linked to the Dixie community located on neighboring land close to Gowrie Gate. For many years, the Brink family has supported the Dixie community through The Dixie Trust and has cultivated a unique partnership that serves to improve the lives of local people and empowering them with valuable skills and education. Chitwa Chitwa invite you to join the Cultural Village Excursion because it offers guests an incredible opportunity to learn more about the way of life and culture of the Dixie community and the chance to interact with the people in the region. It?s a memorable and insightful village tour and the Dixie people will leave an indelible mark on your safari experience. The Cultural Village Excursion takes about 2 hours and is highly recommended for overseas guests to gain a different perspective on a safari tour of Africa.

ECO INITIATIVES DRIVING OPERATIONS

Like all luxury lodges in Sabi Sands, the goal of environmental initiatives implemented at Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge is to reduce its eco footprint and promote sustainable tourism. Chitwa Chitwa is proud to be a benchmark green-eco lodge in the Sabi Sands. The Brink family has implemented a number of eco-friendly initiatives in its commitment to run a luxury lodge that has minimum impact on the vulnerable balance of the bushveld environment.  

PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARIS

Chitwa Chitwa is located in a premier private game reserve which is home to the Big 5 and rich in fauna and flora. Sabi Sands itself is world-renowned as a premier photographic safari destination and Chitwa Chitwa more so because of its unique location overlooking the largest lake in the game reserve. The beauty of a visit to Chitwa Chitwa is you can hire photographic equipment ideally suited for wildlife and bird photography. The lodge uses a reputable photographic specialist company in Nelspruit for the hire of cameras and lenses. The reason you may want to hire photographic equipment is standard point-and-shoot cameras wont give you the best shots, although many have good zoom ranges. You generally need a longer lens for wildlife photography to catch an animal in action or a bird in flight. Anything over 200mm is good; preferably with an image stabilizer.  

TOURIST DESTINATIONS CLOSE TO DULINI

There are a number of popular tourist attractions located within reasonable distance from Chitwa Chitwa Game Reserve which are worth a visit if you have a day to spare.  
  • Kruger National Park
Chitwa Chitwa is located in Sabi Sand Game Reserve which shares an unfenced border with the Kruger National Park. Guests have easy access to South Africas largest national park. This iconic protected wildlife region comprises 2 million hectares of unrivalled biodiversity. Exceptional safari excursions are a major draw card but the wilderness belt is also rich in history and archaeological sites.  
  • Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
Take a day tour to Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and meet several of Africas finest wildlife ambassadors. The centre is a safe haven for abandoned, injured and poisoned wildlife and birds of prey; some of which are healed and re-introduced to the bush, while others take up permanent residency because they are too badly damaged to fend for themselves. You'll see a wide array of animals at Moholoholo; from lion, leopard, serval, cheetah and hyena to Stoffel the famous honey badger as well as vultures, eagles and other magnificent birds of prey. The centre plays an extremely important conservation role, has a very successful breeding program and is actively involved in anti-poaching initiatives. The centre is entirely self-funded and relies on the support of visitors and generous donors. There is a small fee for guided tours which last about two hours. Your visit to Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre helps keep this incredible facility going.  
  • Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC)
HESC is a non-profit organisation which runs a successful breeding and research program and plays a vital role in protecting endangered species in Africa. It is world-renowned for the role it has and continues to play in protecting dwindling predator populations in southern Africa. The centre provides a safe haven for orphaned, sick and injured animals and has set up an impressive education centre where the general public and school children can learn about endangered wildlife species and interact with them. HESC plays a major role in assisting anti-poaching initiatives, in particular, saving our precious rhino from extinction. HESC is based at Kapama Game Reserve which is a short drive from Royal Malewane. A visit to HESC exposes guests to the incredible work researchers and conservationists are doing in the field; its a chance to interact with the animals on a closer level and helps towards raising much-needed funds for conservation and anti-poaching initiatives.  
  • Helicopter trip
Take a day tour to Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and meet several of Africa?s finest wildlife ambassadors. The centre is a safe haven for abandoned, injured and poisoned wildlife and birds of prey; some of which are healed and re-introduced to the bush, while others take up permanent residency because they are too badly damaged to fend for themselves. You'll see a wide array of animals at Moholoholo; from lion, leopard, serval, cheetah and hyena to Stoffel the famous honey badger as well as vultures, eagles and other magnificent birds of prey. The centre plays an extremely important conservation role, has a very successful breeding program and is actively involved in anti-poaching initiatives. The centre is entirely self-funded and relies on the support of visitors and generous donors. There is a small fee for guided tours which last about two hours. Your visit to Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre helps keep this incredible facility going.  
  • Blyde River Canyon Cruise
Blyde River Canon is the third-largest canyon in the world and the largest green canyon in the world. You?ll enjoy an interpretation tour of the canyon which takes you to the rare living Kadishi Tufa waterfall; a fascinating 200-metre high natural phenomenon which builds up and lays down tufa rock as a result of a chemical reaction which precipitates cultrate out of the reaction between plant, water and rock. A canyon cruise is awe-inspiring; the steep cliff faces tower above you while the boat cruises in the shadow of the Three Rondavels (a mountain landscape shaped like three small huts). The tour takes 1 hour 30 minutes and departs from the Blyde River Dam jetty which you get to from Swadini Forever Resort.  
  • Explore Hoedspruit
Hoedspruit is the largest town in the region and a thriving tourism hub. It?s grown so much in the last few years that it?s now a destination on its own. A modern shopping centre has just gone up and you've got a choice of a number of great restaurants, coffee shops and pubs. It's  where the local farmers and game farm owners come to shop and meet friends and the towns packed with tourists either passing through or spending a few days in town. Hoedspruit lies nestled in a fertile agricultural valley at the foot of the majestic Klein Drakensberg, which means "Small Dragon Mountain" in Afrikaans. It lies on the railway line which links Tzaneen in the north-west with Kaapmuiden in the east. The town got its name - which means "hat creek"  in Afrikaans - from an intrepid explorer who allegedly made the long and arduous trek over the Drakensberg mountains, down into the scorching Lowveld. When he reached the cool waters of the Sandspruit River, he threw his hat into the creek and declared he would settle there. There's  a lot to do in and around Hoedspruit; plan to spend at least a day exploring the area. Most trips to Hoedspruit end at one or other restaurant or pub where the locals will greet you warmly and convince you to drink up and stay awhile.  
  • Panorama Route tour
If you are driving to or from Royal Malewane; one way at least should go via the Panorama Route. It?s an incredibly scenic route with spectacular views around every corner; taking you from Hoedspruit via the historic towns of Graskop and Pilgrims Rest to the town of Sabie. It tracks the ancient paths of gold diggers who came to the area during the gold rush to seek their fortune. An iconic feature along the Panorama Route is Blyde River Canyon. Its the third-largest canyon in the world and the largest green canyon in the world. Other highlights along the way include Gods Window, a breath-taking viewpoint on the Drakensberg escarpment; the Pinnacle, a rocky outcrop which some people call Gods Finger; and Bourkes Luck Potholes, a beautiful and strange natural phenomenon where river water has over centuries eroded the rocks and created perfectly formedsmooth potholes and unusual sculptures. Stop for pancakes at the legendary Harrys Pancakes in Graskop or delicious craft beer at the Sabie Brewing Company. If you have time, enjoy the ride of your life on Misty Mountain's Long Tom Toboggan which is located on Long Tom Pass. It's a 1.7 kilometer track that winds down a mountain slope at speed; its the longest toboggan run in Africa and a huge amount of fun for children and adults.    

Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge Rates 2019

VALIDITY PERIOD 01 JANUARY 2019 – 31 DECEMBER 2019

Chitwa Chitwa Game LodgeRates and Tariffs
Standard
Chitwa Suites | per person sharing per nightZAR13 130
Chitwa Suites | single rate per nightZAR17 125
Charlsy Suite | per person sharing per nightZAR13 565
Charlsy Suite | single rate per nightN/A
Inclusive
Chitwa Suites | per person sharing per nightZAR14 300
Chitwa Suites | single rate per nightZAR18 635
Charlsy Suite | per person sharing per nightZAR14 725
Charlsy Suite | single rate per nightN/A
Chitwa House | Exclusive retreat with 2 suites sleeping 4 guests | per nightZAR77 000