Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge

Chitwa Chitwa is an exclusive Big 5 private game reserve set along the banks of the largest lake in the Sabi Sands making for a remarkable diversity of fauna and flora. Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge offers game viewing opportunities from the lodge itself. Animals drinking at the water’s edge are visible from the lounge, dining areas, and private decks. The Lodge is integrated into the natural surroundings with its large wooden deck and a rim-flow swimming pool.  Enjoy the gym, spa, cultural village tours, and spectacular dining under starry African skies. Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge offers 6 exquisite suites each with a veranda, a plunge pool, and spectacular lake views. Chitwa Chitwa is an oasis of luxury and tranquillity amidst African plains brimming with enthralling wildlife.


Forming part of the Greater Kruger, Chitwa Chitwa 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.  The lake setting attracts a large bird colony, making Chitwa Chitwa a bird-watching paradise. Guests at Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge will have the opportunity to hire professional photography equipment to capture all of the magic on a photographic safari. Apart from the main lodge, Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Reserve hosts a luxury villa on the property called Chitwa House.


  • Game drives
  • Guided bushwalks
  • Spa
  • Photographic safari
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  • Cultural village tour
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Boutique


  • 5-star luxury
  • Exceptional Big 5 game drives
  • Sunset Deck
  • Outstanding cuisine

Closest airport

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

Children policy

Chitwa Chitwa welcomes children of all ages. More Details From the age of 6 onwards, upon 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.

  • Children 0 - 3 stay free of charge
  • Children 3 - 6  pay 25% of adult rate
  • Children 6 - 12  pay 50% of adult rate


2 x Game drives per day, guided bush walks, 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 person sharing, per night
  • Single supplement of 30% applicable
  • Rates displayed are from 01 Jan 2020 – 31 Dec 2020

Accommodation Options

Luxury Suites

Sleeps 2 Adults

The Main Lodge offers 6 exquisite suites shaded by old Knobthorn trees each with a private lounging deck, a plunge pool, and spectacular lake views providing superb game viewing as groups of wildlife are drawn to the water’s edge. Each luxury unit offers a bathtub, Read moreindoor and outdoor shower, air-conditioning, fan, minibar, and fireplace. Luxury Suites can accommodate up to 2 extra beds for children under the age of 12 years. Less

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Price R15 445 per person, per night

Charlsy Suite

Sleeps 4 Adults

Perfect for families or small groups of friends, the Charlsy Suite consists of two inter-leading en-suite rooms joined by a spectacular luxurious living area. The suite features a timber viewing deck with a swimming pool for the family’s exclusive use. Read moreEn-suite rooms feature a bathtub, indoor and outdoor shower, fireplace, minibar, fan, coffee making facility, and air conditioning. Less

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Price R15 900 per person, 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