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    Chitwa House at Chitwa Chitwa

    Chitwa Chitwa exclusive Big 5 private game reserve lies along the banks of the largest lake in the Sabi Sands making for a remarkable diversity of fauna and flora. Chitwa House offers an exclusive bush experience with the assistance of a dedicated house butler and personal chef.  This unit is a luxurious treasure in a beautiful natural oasis. Big 5 safari drives in your private safari vehicle with a guide and a tracker are tailored to your desired schedule. Chitwa House consists of two wings with common areas including a chic lounge, fireplace, dining area, and a lake-view timber deck with a swimming pool. This Sabi Sands safari provides an oasis of luxury and tranquillity amidst African plains of spectacular wildlife encounters.

    Forming part of the Greater Kruger, Chitwa Chitwa Game Reserve is renowned for its exclusive safari experiences and outstanding twice-daily game drives with highly qualified rangers and a Shangaan tracker. Between them, a wealth of experience delivers first-class safari drives and guided bush walks.  Unforgettable, close up wildlife encounters include sightings of Africa’s Big 5: lion, elephant, rhino, Cape buffalo, and leopard as well as giraffe, a variety of antelope, hippo, and zebra.  Guests at Chitwa Chitwa will have the opportunity to hire professional photography equipment to capture all of the magic on a photographic safari.  The lake setting attracts a large bird colony, making Chitwa Chitwa a bird-watching paradise.


    • Game drives
    • Guided bushwalks
    • Open-air Boma
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    • Spa
    • Swimming pool
    • Cultural village tour
    • Gym
    • Library
    • Boutique


    • 5-star luxury villa
    • Butler and personal chef
    • Private safari vehicle
    • Exceptional Big 5 game drives

    Closest airport

    • Arathusa airstrip
    • Hoedspruit airport

    Children policy

    Chitwa Chitwa welcomes children of all ages. More Details Children under the ages of 6 years are allowed on priavte game drives.



    2 x Game drives per day, guided bushwalks, all meals, soft drinks and selected alcoholic beverages, and transfers from Chitwa Chitwa airstrip.


    Premium brand drinks, cellar wines, gate fees, additional activities, spa treatments, camera equipment, private-use vehicles, and transfers.

    Terms & conditions

    • Rates are per night for 4 guests
    • Additional children are charged a supplement
    • Rates displayed are valid to 31 December 2025
    • Pay Stay offer is valid 15 Jan – 15 Dec

    Accommodation Options

    Chitwa House

    Sleeps 4 Adults

    PAY 3 STAY 4

    The villa consists of two en-suite rooms with private decks and outdoor showers. The common areas include a chic lounge, dining area, and a lake-view timber deck with a swimming pool. Other features include air conditioning, Read morecoffee facilities, a minibar, fireplace, and television in the lounge. Less

    Refer to T&C's above

    Price R 142,739 per villa, per night

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    By Road

    Road transfers from Skukuza Airport take 2.5 hours. The reserve is a 5.5-hour drive from Johannesburg mostly on the N12 and N4 highway.



    Fly from Johannesburg to the Arathusa private airstrip. Alternatively fly from major centres in South Africa to Hoedspruit airport, followed by a road transfer.


    Flight Duration

    • Johannesburg to Hoedspruit: 60 minutes
    • Cape Town to Hoedspruit: 2 hours 30 minutes
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