View of Chitwa lodge with a dinner table set up at the edge of a waterholeView of Chitwa lodge with a dinner table set up at the edge of a waterhole

Chitwa Chitwa Safari Lodge

From: $1,100.00

Chitwa Chitwa is a stylish and luxurious safari lodge situated in the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, overlooking the largest body of water in the 63,000 ha, Big 5 game reserve. The six stylish and spacious suites are individually decorated offering ultimate privacy ideal for honeymooners and couples. In addition to the six suites, there is a family suite – the Charlsy Suite which consists of two interlinking suites. Chitwa Chitwa is one of the few luxury lodges in the Sabi Sand to accept children of all ages. Chitwa House is our exclusive use villa which sleeps 4 people in two en-suite bedrooms.

While catering for the most discerning traveller Chitwa Chitwa retains a very homely atmosphere, a place where you can be who you are! You need not worry about a thing as a very dedicated staff team, most of whom have been with Chitwa for over a decade, look after your every whim.


Chitwa Chitwa safari lodge offers an exclusive and luxurious family safari experience within the famous Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve. All of the 6 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 under 12’s 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 larger infinity pool, as well as a gorgeous communal area.

The lodge is unfenced 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 hectare in total.

This is a popular lodge for honeymooners and couples as well as families.

How to Get There

By Air

SAAirlink – the Regional Feeder Airline – offers direct flights to smaller towns and regional centres 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 travellers to enjoy the wonders of both the Kruger Park and the Victoria falls.

Flying Time
Durban to Nelspruit: 1 hour 15 minutes.
Johannesburg to Nelspruit: 45 minutes
Cape Town to Nelspruit: 2 hours 30 minutes
Nelspruit to Livingstone: 2 hours 30 minutes

Bookings and Airfares
Contact for assistance with flight and transfer bookings.

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.

From/To Hoedspruit
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.

By Road

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.