Chitwa Chitwa is located in a quiet area of the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, on the banks of one of the area's largest perennial water holes (which is home to numerous hippos). The lodge shares traversing rights with its neighbours and the game viewing in this area is excellent, with plenty of big five. Chitwa Chitwa welcomes families and children of all ages.
Chitwa Chitwa - The Details
Originally a private retreat of the Brink family, Chitwa Chitwa has been transformed by Charl Brink into an oasis of conservation and harmony. By his dedicated approach and wise land management he hopes to hand on an uncontaminated African paradise to future generations. In 1991 Charl and Maria Brink created Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Lodge, today a jewel of South African hospitality and an emblem of the savanna's most authentic and refined luxury.
Located on the largest perennial lake in the Sabi Sands, Chitwa Chitwa's setting is unique. The individually-decorated suites are spacious and stylish, and display artwork by Maria Brink herself. Each suite has a private plunge pool, bath, indoor and outdoor showers, fireplace, mini-bar and verandah overlooking the water hole, where game can be seen coming to drink.
Chitwa Chitwa welcomes children of all ages, and each suite can accommodate up to two extra beds for children under 12. Two of the suites have inter-leading rooms and are ideal for families. One of these, Chitwa House, can be booked on a private basis with private vehicle and private chef, for meals to be taken in the suite. Chitwa caters for everyone and is suitable for safari
lovers of any age.
Arguably the Sabi Sands' best value lodge, the game viewing in this area is area is also excellent. With a large traversing area in the North East of the Sands, there is an abundance of wildlife here, from the big five to the smaller flora and fauna.
Activities, like most lodges in the Sabi Sands are generally walking or vehicle safaris, as well as bush breakfasts and boma dinners which help to encapture the true essence of safari.
A typical South African itinerary would see you spend a minimum of three nights on safari, before heading to Cape Town and the winelands to enjoy a vibrant city and relax amongst the vineyards. The Cape Grace and the Cape Cadogan are our favourites in the city, but your options are limitless!
No matter what hotel you choose in Cape Town, spending at least three nights there is a must. There is so much to do and no matter your preference, there will be something for everyone! From paddling with the Penguins of Boulder's Beach to exploring the V&A Waterfront which has a plethora of shops, bars and restaurants.
If you have the time, then adding another safari destination in South Africa is certainly a viable option. Phinda Game Reserve
combines beautifully with the Sabi Sands and offers an excellent game-viewing experience for a great price.
There are so many options on safari and in Cape Town that it may seem overwhelming so make sure you contact one of our Africa experts to find the perfect holiday for you.