Chitwa Chitwa Safari Lodge
Chitwa Chitwa Safari Lodge offers an exclusive and luxurious family safari experience within the famous Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve. All of the six luxurious suites over-look an immense watering hole with resident hippos and crocodiles. The vast decking area with its own private pool is the perfect place to lie back and relax.
The large suites have gorgeous bathrooms with views of the waterhole and an outdoor shower. Inside, there is a spacious seating area with a fire place for chilly winter evenings. Families with children under 12 years of age can all share one of the suites, or older families can go for the larger family suite which has inter-connecting en-suite rooms. At the main lodge, there is a large infinity pool, as well as a gorgeous communal area.
The lodge is un-fenced which means that wildlife is free to roam and frequently does at all hours. All guests are escorted to and from their rooms at night for their own safety.
Game drives are communal and whilst there are no guarantees about what you will and won’t see, Sabi Sands is famous, in particular, for its leopard. The reserve is 65.000 hectares in total. Walking safaris are also possible at Chitwa Chitwa Safari Lodge and is possibly the best way to discover the intricacies of the African bush.
This is a popular lodge for honeymooners and couples as well as families.
This is one of the very few safari lodges in South Africa where the luxurious accommodation, location and incredible game viewing all come together to ensure a magical African safari. Consider combining your safari in South Africa with a visit to Victoria Falls.
Our expert travel designers would recommend Victoria Falls Island Treehouse. If you are looking for absolute luxury for your safari to Africa then explore Londolozi Varty Camp.
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How to Get There
SAAirlink – the Regional Feeder Airline – offers direct flights to smaller towns and regional centers within Southern Africa Airlink operates convenient daily direct flights from Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town to Nelspruit Kruger. From there you will enjoy a short open vehicle transfer to Chitwa Chitwa’s doorstep. Airlink links Kruger with Livingstone in Zambia directly permitting travelers to enjoy the wonders of both the Kruger Park and the Victoria falls.
Durban to Nelspruit: 1 hour 15 minutes.
Johannesburg to Nelspruit: 45 minutes
Cape Town to Nelspruit: 2 hours 30 minutes
Bookings and Airfares
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Charter Air Shuttle Services:
From/To Oliver Tambo International
One daily scheduled flight from Oliver Tambo, departing at 11h30 with arrival at Chitwa at 13h30.
The return flight foresees a departure from Chitwa Chitwa at 13h30 with arrival at Oliver Tambo at 15h30. There may be an aircraft swop at Sabi Sand/Skukuza.
ZAR 3950.00 Nett per person one-way, including all applicable airport taxes and VAT.
From/To Kruger International
ZAR 1980.00 per person nett one way. Time schedule confirmed upon booking according to the flight schedule.
ZAR 2145.00 per person nett one way. Time schedule confirmed upon booking according to flight schedule.
Sabi Sand Interlodge Rate
ZAR 1650.00 per person nett one way. Time schedule confirmed upon booking.
The road transfer from Johannesburg to Chitwa Chitwa takes about 5 hours. The lodge is in the north of the Sabi Sand and access if via Gowrie Gate, near the Orpen Gate of the Kruger National Park. Chitwa Chitwa is a scenic 3-hour drive from Nelspruit and about two hours from Hoedspruit. Road transfers from Hoedspruit can be arranged.