Luxury Africa Collection

Chitwa Chitwa

Originally a private family retreat, Chitwa Chitwa earned its name as an affectionate ode to the aging giraffe bull who shared the lakeside home as an extended member of the Brink family. According to the owner, Charl Brink, the majestic arrival of this regal relative was always signaled by the creaking of his old joints - and still today, his watchful essence is felt presiding over the lodge.

Much like the giraffe around which this charming tale of Chitwa Chitwa is centered, the private game lodge is magnificent and graceful in appearance, yet humble enough to evaporate into the surrounding beauty of the unspoiled bush of the Sabi Sand. After its classic transformation into an eclectic blend of European style with African chic, Chitwa Chitwa has emerged as an exquisite balance between unbridled luxury and environmental harmony. We strive to achieve this through our ongoing efforts to maintain a holistic approach as a guest in the home of the African bush, thus ensuring the continued splendour and beauty of Chitwa Chitwa and its surrounds for generations to come.

Classic Perspective Certified
Sustainable Resort
Conservation Efforts
Check-in at 2pm. Check-out at 11am.
Family Friendly
6 Suites / 1 Charlsy Suite / 1 Chitwa House
Dining Area / Boma / Bar
Wheelchair Accessible

Accommodation

Chitwa House

At Chitwa House guests can enjoy a bush experience tailored to their every whim with the assistance of an experienced house butler and the enthusiasm of a dedicated ranger. Aside from the striking beauty of the African chic interior, the emphasis is on an element of familiarity as guests set the pace in their own private piece of Africa. Chitwa House consists of two beautifully appointed en-suite rooms with private decks and outdoor showers. The common areas include a spacious common lounge and dining area and a lake-view deck with swimming pool. You can go on exciting Big 5 game drives in your own private safari vehicle with a guide and a tracker.

Charlsy Suite

An exciting solution for families or groups of friends travelling together! The Charlsy Suite offers two beautifully appointed spacious en-suite rooms united by a comfortable living area. The units share a splendid deck framing a plunge pool and one of the most beautiful views at Chitwa!

Chitwa Suites

Great care has been taken to balance unpretentious style with complete comfort when it comes to the Chitwa Suites. Each of the six individually decorated suites open onto a private lake-view deck with its own private plunge pool, framed by a spacious timber deck that overlooks the nearby water – a popular drinking hole for our wealth of wildlife. The luxury suites are very spacious, varying from 130 to 180 square metres, and can accommodate 1 extra bed for children under the age of 12 yrs only.

Dining

Bush Dining

Indoor Dining

Surprise Dinning Experience

Private Dining

Outdoor Dining

Bar

Activities

01
Game Drives

The most thrilling and eagerly-anticipated part of any stay with Chitwa Chitwa is undoubtedly the safari experience. Located in the Sabi Sand which is the birthplace of sustainable wildlife tourism in southern Africa, Chitwa Chitwa is highly acclaimed for its excellent game viewing, as all hunting in the area has been abolished for decades. As a result, the animals have grown accustomed to the presence of safari vehicles in their territory and providing some of the best opportunities to meet Africa’s Big Five – being the five most dangerous animals to meet on foot: buffalo, elephant, rhino, leopard and lion. Chitwa Chitwa's highly qualified guides and Shangaan trackers ensure an unforgettable African safari by enriching the experience with their profound knowledge regarding this animal kingdom and its complex habitat.

02
Bush Walk

03
Chitwa Art

An impelling aspect of the Chitwa experience is the display of the original contemporary art pieces by owner Maria Brink. Chitwa Chitwa comes alive with Maria’s personal choice of bold art pieces and sculptures. The African wilderness never looked so stylish! Chitwa’s art exudes both a masculine and feminine feel and combines an eclectic blend of European style with traditional African chic. With a lifelong career in the international fashion, luxury jewellery and art, Maria’s precursor creations have attracted interest and acknowledgement globally. Her work has been also inspired by her love of Francis Bacon’s works and life. Take some time to soak up the art located around Chitwa Chitwa.

04
Photographic Safari

05
Children at Chitwa

Chitwa Chitwa welcomes children of all ages. From the age of 6 onwards, upon the dedicated guide approval, children will be permitted to participate with the adults on safari. For the younger children, dedicated activities will be offered to the family during the arrival briefing.

06
Village Tour

When you’re not embarking on wild game drives and bush walks, you can try something more cultural and go on a guided village tour at the nearby Dixie Community. It’s a truly memorable and eye-opening experience. Dixie is a small village situated close to the Gowrie Gate entrance of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Through close associations with their neighbours and Chitwa's love of the area in general, they have cultivated a unique partnership with the Dixie Community in order to contribute to their general upliftment. The Cultural Village Excursion affords the opportunity to slip unnoticed into a day in the life of the locals, while tapping into the inspiring optimism and energy that is so much part of this little village’s charm. The transfer will be in a Chitwa Chitwa open vehicle and takes about two hours from the time of departure from the lodge.

Spa & Wellness

Facilities

Main Lounge

Swimming Pool

Boma

Dining Area

Spa

Gym

Library

Sunset Deck

Plunge Pool

Private Lake-View Deck

Boutique

Inclusions

All Meals  

All Beverages (excl. premium alcoholic beverages)

Two open vehicle safaris a day

Daily walking safaris

Laundry service

Return transfers from the Chitwa airstrip to the lodge

Location
Nestled in a pristine golden triangle of African fauna, the luxury lodge basks in the sun on the banks of one of the largest lakes of the exclusive 63,000 hectare Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, which forms part of the greater Kruger National Park. This area, in turn, is incorporated into the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park - a world-class eco-tourism destination managed to optimize benefits for the sustainable economic development of local communities and biodiversity conservation.
Distance from Johannesburg

6 hrs drive to Chitwa Chitwa

1 hr flight to Hoedspruit Airport followed by 2hrs drive to Chitwa Chitwa

1 hr 30 min direct flight to Arathusa Airstrip followed by 20 min drive to Chitwa Chitwa

Classic Perspective

Luxury Travel
Luxury Africa Collection

Chitwa Chitwa

Originally a private family retreat, Chitwa Chitwa earned its name as an affectionate ode to the aging giraffe bull who shared the lakeside home as an extended member of the Brink family. According to the owner, Charl Brink, the majestic arrival of this regal relative was always signaled by the creaking of his old joints - and still today, his watchful essence is felt presiding over the lodge.

Much like the giraffe around which this charming tale of Chitwa Chitwa is centered, the private game lodge is magnificent and graceful in appearance, yet humble enough to evaporate into the surrounding beauty of the unspoiled bush of the Sabi Sand. After its classic transformation into an eclectic blend of European style with African chic, Chitwa Chitwa has emerged as an exquisite balance between unbridled luxury and environmental harmony. We strive to achieve this through our ongoing efforts to maintain a holistic approach as a guest in the home of the African bush, thus ensuring the continued splendour and beauty of Chitwa Chitwa and its surrounds for generations to come.

Sustainable Resort
Classic Perspective Certified
Check-in at 2pm. Check-out at 11am.
Family Friendly
6 Suites / 1 Charlsy Suite / 1 Chitwa House
Dining Area / Boma / Bar
Wheelchair Accessible
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Chitwa House

At Chitwa House guests can enjoy a bush experience tailored to their every whim with the assistance of an experienced house butler and the enthusiasm of a dedicated ranger. Aside from the striking beauty of the African chic interior, the emphasis is on an element of familiarity as guests set the pace in their own private piece of Africa. Chitwa House consists of two beautifully appointed en-suite rooms with private decks and outdoor showers. The common areas include a spacious common lounge and dining area and a lake-view deck with swimming pool. You can go on exciting Big 5 game drives in your own private safari vehicle with a guide and a tracker.

Charlsy Suite

An exciting solution for families or groups of friends travelling together! The Charlsy Suite offers two beautifully appointed spacious en-suite rooms united by a comfortable living area. The units share a splendid deck framing a plunge pool and one of the most beautiful views at Chitwa!

Chitwa Suites

Great care has been taken to balance unpretentious style with complete comfort when it comes to the Chitwa Suites. Each of the six individually decorated suites open onto a private lake-view deck with its own private plunge pool, framed by a spacious timber deck that overlooks the nearby water – a popular drinking hole for our wealth of wildlife. The luxury suites are very spacious, varying from 130 to 180 square metres, and can accommodate 1 extra bed for children under the age of 12 yrs only.

Accommodation

Chitwa House

At Chitwa House guests can enjoy a bush experience tailored to their every whim with the assistance of an experienced house butler and the enthusiasm of a dedicated ranger. Aside from the striking beauty of the African chic interior, the emphasis is on an element of familiarity as guests set the pace in their own private piece of Africa. Chitwa House consists of two beautifully appointed en-suite rooms with private decks and outdoor showers. The common areas include a spacious common lounge and dining area and a lake-view deck with swimming pool. You can go on exciting Big 5 game drives in your own private safari vehicle with a guide and a tracker.

Charlsy Suite

An exciting solution for families or groups of friends travelling together! The Charlsy Suite offers two beautifully appointed spacious en-suite rooms united by a comfortable living area. The units share a splendid deck framing a plunge pool and one of the most beautiful views at Chitwa!

Chitwa Suites

Great care has been taken to balance unpretentious style with complete comfort when it comes to the Chitwa Suites. Each of the six individually decorated suites open onto a private lake-view deck with its own private plunge pool, framed by a spacious timber deck that overlooks the nearby water – a popular drinking hole for our wealth of wildlife. The luxury suites are very spacious, varying from 130 to 180 square metres, and can accommodate 1 extra bed for children under the age of 12 yrs only.

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Chitwa House

Chitwa House

At Chitwa House guests can enjoy a bush experience tailored to their every whim with the assistance of an experienced house butler and the enthusiasm of a dedicated ranger. Aside from the striking beauty of the African chic interior, the emphasis is on an element of familiarity as guests set the pace in their own private piece of Africa. Chitwa House consists of two beautifully appointed en-suite rooms with private decks and outdoor showers. The common areas include a spacious common lounge and dining area and a lake-view deck with swimming pool. You can go on exciting Big 5 game drives in your own private safari vehicle with a guide and a tracker.

Charlsy Suite

An exciting solution for families or groups of friends travelling together! The Charlsy Suite offers two beautifully appointed spacious en-suite rooms united by a comfortable living area. The units share a splendid deck framing a plunge pool and one of the most beautiful views at Chitwa!
Charlsy Suite
Chitwa Suites

Chitwa Suites

Great care has been taken to balance unpretentious style with complete comfort when it comes to the Chitwa Suites. Each of the six individually decorated suites open onto a private lake-view deck with its own private plunge pool, framed by a spacious timber deck that overlooks the nearby water – a popular drinking hole for our wealth of wildlife. The luxury suites are very spacious, varying from 130 to 180 square metres, and can accommodate 1 extra bed for children under the age of 12 yrs only.

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Activities
01
Game Drives

The most thrilling and eagerly-anticipated part of any stay with Chitwa Chitwa is undoubtedly the safari experience. Located in the Sabi Sand which is the birthplace of sustainable wildlife tourism in southern Africa, Chitwa Chitwa is highly acclaimed for its excellent game viewing, as all hunting in the area has been abolished for decades. As a result, the animals have grown accustomed to the presence of safari vehicles in their territory and providing some of the best opportunities to meet Africa’s Big Five – being the five most dangerous animals to meet on foot: buffalo, elephant, rhino, leopard and lion. Chitwa Chitwa's highly qualified guides and Shangaan trackers ensure an unforgettable African safari by enriching the experience with their profound knowledge regarding this animal kingdom and its complex habitat.

02
Bush Walk

03
Chitwa Art

An impelling aspect of the Chitwa experience is the display of the original contemporary art pieces by owner Maria Brink. Chitwa Chitwa comes alive with Maria’s personal choice of bold art pieces and sculptures. The African wilderness never looked so stylish! Chitwa’s art exudes both a masculine and feminine feel and combines an eclectic blend of European style with traditional African chic. With a lifelong career in the international fashion, luxury jewellery and art, Maria’s precursor creations have attracted interest and acknowledgement globally. Her work has been also inspired by her love of Francis Bacon’s works and life. Take some time to soak up the art located around Chitwa Chitwa.

04
Photographic Safari

05
Children at Chitwa

Chitwa Chitwa welcomes children of all ages. From the age of 6 onwards, upon the dedicated guide approval, children will be permitted to participate with the adults on safari. For the younger children, dedicated activities will be offered to the family during the arrival briefing.

06
Village Tour

When you’re not embarking on wild game drives and bush walks, you can try something more cultural and go on a guided village tour at the nearby Dixie Community. It’s a truly memorable and eye-opening experience. Dixie is a small village situated close to the Gowrie Gate entrance of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Through close associations with their neighbours and Chitwa's love of the area in general, they have cultivated a unique partnership with the Dixie Community in order to contribute to their general upliftment. The Cultural Village Excursion affords the opportunity to slip unnoticed into a day in the life of the locals, while tapping into the inspiring optimism and energy that is so much part of this little village’s charm. The transfer will be in a Chitwa Chitwa open vehicle and takes about two hours from the time of departure from the lodge.

Dining
Bush Dining

Bush Dining

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Indoor Dining

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Surprise Dinning Experience

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Private Dining

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Spa & Wellness

Facilities

Hotel facilities with your booking:

Main Lounge

Swimming Pool

Boma

Dining Area

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Inclusions

Inclusions with your booking:

All Meals  

All Beverages (excl. premium alcoholic beverages)

Two open vehicle safaris a day

Daily walking safaris

Laundry service

Return transfers from the Chitwa airstrip to the lodge

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Frequently Asked Questions

Location
Nestled in a pristine golden triangle of African fauna, the luxury lodge basks in the sun on the banks of one of the largest lakes of the exclusive 63,000 hectare Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, which forms part of the greater Kruger National Park. This area, in turn, is incorporated into the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park - a world-class eco-tourism destination managed to optimize benefits for the sustainable economic development of local communities and biodiversity conservation.
Distance from Johannesburg

6 hrs drive to Chitwa Chitwa

1 hr flight to Hoedspruit Airport followed by 2hrs drive to Chitwa Chitwa

1 hr 30 min direct flight to Arathusa Airstrip followed by 20 min drive to Chitwa Chitwa

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Chitwa Chitwa

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Sustainable
Sabi Sands Game Reserve / South Africa

Originally a private family retreat, Chitwa Chitwa earned its name as an affectionate ode to the aging giraffe bull who shared the lakeside home as an extended member of the Brink family. According to the owner, Charl Brink, the majestic arrival of this regal relative was always signaled by the creaking of his old joints - and still today, his watchful essence is felt presiding over the lodge.

Much like the giraffe around which this charming tale of Chitwa Chitwa is centered, the private game lodge is magnificent and graceful in appearance, yet humble enough to evaporate into the surrounding beauty of the unspoiled bush of the Sabi Sand. After its classic transformation into an eclectic blend of European style with African chic, Chitwa Chitwa has emerged as an exquisite balance between unbridled luxury and environmental harmony. We strive to achieve this through our ongoing efforts to maintain a holistic approach as a guest in the home of the African bush, thus ensuring the continued splendour and beauty of Chitwa Chitwa and its surrounds for generations to come.

Check-in at 2pm. Check-out at 11am.
Dining Area / Boma / Bar
6 Suites / 1 Charlsy Suite / 1 Chitwa House
Accommodation
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Inclusions:

Inclusions with the hotel Include:

All Meals  

All Beverages (excl. premium alcoholic beverages)

Two open vehicle safaris a day

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Facilities:

Facilities within the hotel include:

Main Lounge

Swimming Pool

Boma

Dining Area

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Restaurants

A team of dedicated chefs ensure that every meal at Chitwa Chitwa becomes a special occasion. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea-time treats, prepared by the team of chefs, are of unparalleled quality and incorporate flavours from around the globe complemented with an African flair.

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Activities

Chitwa Chitwa is more than just a luxury private game lodge in the bush. It’s a holistic and sensorial experience which starts at sunrise and captures the very essence of the magnificent wildlife heritage and natural landscape of Africa before sunset. Venture deep into the wilderness on game drives or on bush walks to witness the Big 5 and Africa’s other magnificent animals right up close. Look out for the elusive leopard and wild dog for a truly memorable safari experience. You’re going to want to bring the camera for this! Enjoy drinks under the African stars, meals in the traditional boma, cooling dips in the lodge swimming pool or your private plunge pool, alongside harrumphing hippos and crocodiles in the dam and soothing massages and treatments in the Spa.

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Location
Distance from Johannesburg

6 hrs drive to Chitwa Chitwa

1 hr flight to Hoedspruit Airport followed by 2hrs drive to Chitwa Chitwa

1 hr 30 min direct flight to Arathusa Airstrip followed by 20 min drive to Chitwa Chitwa

Nestled in a pristine golden triangle of African fauna, the luxury lodge basks in the sun on the banks of one of the largest lakes of the exclusive 63,000 hectare Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, which forms part of the greater Kruger National Park. This area, in turn, is incorporated into the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park - a world-class eco-tourism destination managed to optimize benefits for the sustainable economic development of local communities and biodiversity conservation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Chitwa Chitwa

Charlsy Suite

An exciting solution for families or groups of friends travelling together! The Charlsy Suite offers two beautifully appointed spacious en-suite rooms united by a comfortable living area. The units share a splendid deck framing a plunge pool and one of the most beautiful views at Chitwa!

Luxury Africa Collection
Chitwa Chitwa

Originally a private family retreat, Chitwa Chitwa earned its name as an affectionate ode to the aging giraffe bull who shared the lakeside home as an extended member of the Brink family. According to the owner, Charl Brink, the majestic arrival of this regal relative was always signaled by the creaking of his old joints - and still today, his watchful essence is felt presiding over the lodge.

Much like the giraffe around which this charming tale of Chitwa Chitwa is centered, the private game lodge is magnificent and graceful in appearance, yet humble enough to evaporate into the surrounding beauty of the unspoiled bush of the Sabi Sand. After its classic transformation into an eclectic blend of European style with African chic, Chitwa Chitwa has emerged as an exquisite balance between unbridled luxury and environmental harmony. We strive to achieve this through our ongoing efforts to maintain a holistic approach as a guest in the home of the African bush, thus ensuring the continued splendour and beauty of Chitwa Chitwa and its surrounds for generations to come.

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Accommodation

Chitwa House

At Chitwa House guests can enjoy a bush experience tailored to their every whim with the assistance of an experienced house butler and the enthusiasm of a dedicated ranger. Aside from the striking beauty of the African chic interior, the emphasis is on an element of familiarity as guests set the pace in their own private piece of Africa. Chitwa House consists of two beautifully appointed en-suite rooms with private decks and outdoor showers. The common areas include a spacious common lounge and dining area and a lake-view deck with swimming pool. You can go on exciting Big 5 game drives in your own private safari vehicle with a guide and a tracker.

Charlsy Suite

An exciting solution for families or groups of friends travelling together! The Charlsy Suite offers two beautifully appointed spacious en-suite rooms united by a comfortable living area. The units share a splendid deck framing a plunge pool and one of the most beautiful views at Chitwa!

Chitwa Suites

Great care has been taken to balance unpretentious style with complete comfort when it comes to the Chitwa Suites. Each of the six individually decorated suites open onto a private lake-view deck with its own private plunge pool, framed by a spacious timber deck that overlooks the nearby water – a popular drinking hole for our wealth of wildlife. The luxury suites are very spacious, varying from 130 to 180 square metres, and can accommodate 1 extra bed for children under the age of 12 yrs only.

Sustainable Hotel
Family Friendly
Dining Area / Boma / Bar
Check-in at 2pm. Check-out at 11am.
6 Suites / 1 Charlsy Suite / 1 Chitwa House
Classic Certified

Sustainability

Dining

Bush Dining

Indoor Dining

Surprise Dinning Experience

Private Dining

Activities

01
Game Drives

The most thrilling and eagerly-anticipated part of any stay with Chitwa Chitwa is undoubtedly the safari experience. Located in the Sabi Sand which is the birthplace of sustainable wildlife tourism in southern Africa, Chitwa Chitwa is highly acclaimed for its excellent game viewing, as all hunting in the area has been abolished for decades. As a result, the animals have grown accustomed to the presence of safari vehicles in their territory and providing some of the best opportunities to meet Africa’s Big Five – being the five most dangerous animals to meet on foot: buffalo, elephant, rhino, leopard and lion. Chitwa Chitwa's highly qualified guides and Shangaan trackers ensure an unforgettable African safari by enriching the experience with their profound knowledge regarding this animal kingdom and its complex habitat.

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