Chitwa Chitwa

Sabi Sands

Chitwa Chitwa is the local, Shangaan word for Giraffe and much like its namesake this luxurious boutique safari lodge attains new heights in both its elegance and general luxury experience. In fact, Chitwa Chitwa stands tall above its competitor lodges in the northern Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve. Chitwa Chitwa was named by owners Charl and Maria Brink, after a gentlemanly Giraffe, who over the years frequented the family-owned lodge and captured their hearts. How appropriate then that Chitwa Chitwa has today, risen to take its place amongst the most illustrious lodges in the Sabi Sands.


Reaching new luxurious heights

Chitwa Chitwa is a private lodge within the 150 000 acre Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve which sits adjacent and open to the world renowned Kruger National Park. Chitwa Chitwa is easily accessible by air from all major South Africa cities. Whilst a half day drive from Johannesburg to Chitwa Chitwa is possible, Iconic Africa recommends a stress free flight.

Stylish setting


The sophisticated lodge is set amongst towering Acacia and ancient Ebony trees, overlooking the Sabi Sands largest waterhole. This home away from home African retreat has just 6 secluded suites, to ensure your absolute privacy on your very own patch of African bushveld. This patch, teems with more flora and fauna than you could ever contemplate. Most notably the illustrious Big 5 as well as the other less-famed savannah animals which are guaranteed to keep you equally enthralled during your luxury African safari.

Africa’s seasons


Should you visit in mid-summer, you will be engulfed by an abundance of green, newly born foals and lambs and even a few vivacious afternoon thunderstorms. Winter on the other hand brings with it the long gentle days perfect for game viewing and lazing in the African sun. Year round the African bushveld brings with it little gems which await your discovery.

The privacy of Chitwa’s luxury suites

The flowing nature and utter expanse of each private suite lures just enough of the outside African world in. The gentle breeze through your private patio door lulls you into a newly discovered mode of relaxation and ensures you can’t help but sleep like never before. Large homely fireplaces split each private suite and ensure you are kept cosy through the very rare, cool winter nights. Winding timber walkways lead you from one retreat to the next, while the sprawling decks encourage the ultimate down-time be it at the main lodge, amongst other guests, or at your private plunge pool.