Chitwa Chitwa is an owner-managed lodge that has been in the Brink family for more than 40 years. Originally their private retreat and named after an ageing bull giraffe who once frequented the spot, it is a now a luxury retreat in one of the most wildlife-rich areas of Kruger National Park.
Fully aware that location is its prime asset, Chitwa Chitwa makes the most of it. The lodge’s main area comprises a series of comfortable and stylishly decorated rooms, including a very plush bar and restaurant, all looking out over an expansive dark-wood deck and swimming pool to the largest per-ennial lake in the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, a popular watering spot for elephants, giraffes, lions, hippos and a wealth of other wildlife. Service is attentive and private dining or drinks are available either on-deck or at the very edge of the lake. Indoors and out, great care has been taken to combine comfort and authenticity, with thatched roofs, exposed local stone and plentiful wood.
Chitwa Chitwa offers six very spacious suites. The largest, the Charlsy Suite, would suit a family or two couples travelling together. In addition to the suites, there is also Chitwa House, an exclusive villa that sleeps four in two en-suite bedrooms. Throughout all suites the decor is distinctive and comfortable, with double or twin beds, luxurious sheets and bedding, private plunge-pool, locally-produced decorations, indoor and outdoor shower, free-standing bathtub, minibar, ceiling fan and all the other mod-cons one would expect.
Activities at Chitwa Chitwa are well-thought through and include guided walks, bush picnics, game drives and sundowners. Possessing enviable eco-credentials and excellent guides, many of whom have been with the lodge for more than ten years, the feedback vis-a-vis activities is wonderful.
Please note that Chitwa Chitwa welcomes children of all ages.