• a small elephant standing next to a body of water

Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Reserve

A deluxe waterside haven in the beautiful wilderness

A stylish and luxurious safari lodge with a homely atmosphere and the most unique of settings overlooking the largest perennial lake in this 63,000 hectare BIg Five game reserve. The six stylish and spacious suites are individually decorated offering ultimate privacy ideal for honeymooners and couples. However, Chitwa Chitwa is also one of the few luxury lodges in the Sabi Sands to accept children of all ages and the Charlsy Suite consisting of two interlinking suites, is ideal for families.

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National park
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a cat that is standing in front of a leopard

Hotel highlights

  • Spa
  • Stylish Decor
  • Homely Atmosphere
  • Private Plunge Pools

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
  • Check-out Time:
  • 10 rooms
  • Transfer duration: approx 3 hours from Kruger Mpumalanga Airport
  • Floors have lift access: No

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Lodge
  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive

For Families

  • Family Rooms
  • Interconnecting Rooms

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Reserve

  • National park
  • approx 3 hours from Kruger Mpumalanga Airport
647 Reviews 98% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 604
  • Very Good 27
  • Average 10
  • Poor 3
  • Terrible 3

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness


Apr 04, 2020


Surrey, United Kingdom

We spent five days at Chitwa Chitwa. We went out in an open jeep at 5.00 in the morning and 5.00 in the afternoon each day and saw a huge number of animals, including the Big 5. Best for me was following two leopards, one with cubs, and one with her teenage offspring. Food at Chitwa was excellent (and abundant!) Accommodation was fab and the staff were smiley and efficient. Considering this place is purely for safari, we had dinner in a different location each night, we stopped for sundowners in the bush each evening, and our ranger took us out on a walking safari one day where we tracked lion and elephant. Wonderful.
Mar 15, 2020

What a great experience!!

This vacation was one of those that we will always remember. The resort itself was fabulous with well appointed rooms that were very spacious and included a deck with a plunge pool overlooking a big water pond. We could see elephants, hippos, wart hogs, etc. coming to the pond to cool off. The service was top notch, the staff always there to help with anything you needed and you would never go hungry. The highlight of our stay was the Game Drives (safaris). Steven, our guide/driver, and Beth, our tracker, did an amazing job to make sure we saw as many animals up close and personal. And we saw them all-elephants, giraffes, lions, a leopard, wart hogs, African buffalo, impalas, etc., etc. I would highly recommend Chitwa Chitwa for a fabulous vacation!
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Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Reserve


Sunset Deck

A large wooden deck with spacious viewing areas where you can spot amazing sightings of the big five.


The gym comes fully equipped with treadmill, spinning bike, pilates ball, dumbbells, aerobic mats and the all-in-one weight gym.


Massages, wraps, masks, exfoliations and a variety of other treatments are offered at the Chitwa Chitwa lodge.

Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Reserve

Room Types


Each of the six individually decorated suites open onto a private lake-view deck with there own private plunge pool, framed by a spacious timber deck that overlooks the nearby lake – a popular drinking hole for our wealth of wildlife.

  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Separate Shower

Charlsy Suite

Perfect for families or friends travelling together. The Charlsy Suite consists of two interlinking Suites joined by a comfortable living area.

  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Separate Shower

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