Chitwa Chitwa

Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Chitwa Chitwa

Chitwa Chitwa is a privately owned safari lodge situated in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. A resort rather than a traditional bush camp, it boasts a wealth of facilities including a swimming pool, spa and gym.

Chitwa Chitwa is a small, family-owned and managed safari lodge. It boasts a great setting on the shores of one of the largest lakes in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, ensuring excellent game-viewing from the camp in both dry and wet seasons.

The Sabi Sand Game Reserve is home to a number of extravagant camps, and of these, Chitwa Chitwa, while not cheap, is among the more reasonably priced. It has one of the best locations in the reserve - not surprisingly, for it's also one of the oldest lodges in the area, having previously been a private home - and is directly managed by its owners.

Chitwa Chitwa, in keeping with most of the lodges within the Sabi Sand Reserve, is very much a resort, which assumes guests will come expecting more than just quality game-viewing. There's a spa, swimming pool, and even a small gym. Accommodation is in stylish suites, with plush furnishings, fireplaces, and luxury bathrooms. You shouldn't come to Chitwa Chitwa, or indeed Sabi Sand, expecting to find a traditional bush camp.


There are six suites at Chitwa Chitwa, of which two are family units with inter-connecting bedrooms. The suites are very generously sized, and beautifully furnished with large four-poster beds, heavy rugs and fireplaces for the cold winter evenings. En-suite bathrooms feature both outdoor and indoor showers and bathtubs. Each suite has its own private viewing deck overlooking the lake.

There is also a large private villa, Chitwa House, with two bedrooms, a lounge and plunge pool. It is set apart from the main suites and is suitable for families and small groups.


Breakfast and lunch are usually served under thatch in an open-air lapa which overlooks the lake. Dinners are typically served in the dining room or, on clear evenings, around an open fire in the boma.

There's a cosy lounge and bar kept well-stocked by an underground wine cellar.


Lounge and bar
Indoor and outdoor dining
Swimming pool
Gym and spa
Sunset Deck


Safari game drives in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Kruger National Park
Bush Walks
Guided Dixie village tour

Child Policy

Children of all ages can be accommodated at Chitwa Chitwa and Chitwa House.

Special Offer

Chitwa Chitwa Safari Lodge, Sabi Sands Game Reserve, are offering the following special offers for 2021:

  • Stay 4 nights, Pay 3
  • 1 Child stays complimentary – under 12 sharing with parents, all ages welcome
  • Complimentary upgrade to Private House at Charlsy Suite rate for 4 guests (shared vehicle & dining)

All offers are valid 15 Jan to 15 Dec, 2021.