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
  • Spa treatments
  • Photographic safari
  • Cultural village tour


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

Closest airport

  • Arathusa Airstrip
  • Nelspruit Kruger
  • R. Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg)
  • Skukuza Airport

Children policy

Chitwa Chitwa welcomes children of all ages. From the age of 6 onwards, upon More Details the dedicated guide approval, children will be permitted to participate with adults on safari. Children under 6 will not be allowed on game drives unless parents have the sole use of the vehicle.

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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 R4 500 per night
  • Rates displayed are from 01 Jan 2020 – 31 Dec 2020

Accommodation Options

Chitwa House

Sleeps 4 Adults

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

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Price R83 160 per villa, per night

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Getting there

By Road

The reserve is a 5.5-hour drive from Johannesburg mostly on the N12 and N4 highway. Road transfers from Skukuza Airport take 45 minutes, and from Kruger Mpumalanga Airport take 2.5 hours.



Fly from major centres in South Africa to Skukuza or Kruger Mpumalanga airport followed by a short air-hop to the Arathusa Airstrip.


Flight Duration

  • Johannesburg to Skukuza: 50 minutes
  • Cape Town to Skukuza: 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • Durban to Kruger Mpumalanga: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Johannesburg to Kruger Mpumalanga: 45 minutes
  • Cape Town to Kruger Mpumalanga: 2 hours 20 minutes