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Welcome to Chitwa Chitwa - A uniquely African
Originally a private family retreat, Chitwa Chitwa earned its name
as an affectionate ode to the aging giraffe bull who shared the
lakeside home as an extended member of the Brink family.
According to the owner, Charl Brink, the majestic arrival of this
regal relative was always signaled by the creaking of his old joints
- and still today, his watchful essence is felt presiding over the
Much like the giraffe around which this charming tale of Chitwa
Chitwa is centered, the private game lodge is magnificent and graceful
in appearance, yet humble enough to evaporate into the surrounding
beauty of the unspoiled bush of the Sabi Sand.
After its classic transformation into an eclectic blend of European
style with African chic, Chitwa Chitwa has emerged as an exquisite
balance between unbridled luxury and environmental harmony.
Chitwa Chitwa Accommodation
Chitwa Chitwa's distinctive charm is translated into
the detailed finishings of our accommodation.
Natural colours and textures meld with the beauty of nature's paintbrush
to replicate the serenity of the African bush indoors. The mood is complimented
by the passionate artworks of Maria Brink, who together with her husband
Charl, has created the perfect environment of refined luxury and relaxation.
Great care has been taken to balance unpretentious style with complete
comfort in our beautiful chalets. Each individually decorated suite has
its own private plunge pool, framed by a spacious timber deck that overlooks
the nearby lake - a popular drinking hole for our wealth of wildlife.
In response to a growing demand for greater privacy and exclusive hospitality,
we have created a treasured escape into unapologetic style in the form
of The Chitwa House. Here, guests can enjoy a bush experience tailored
to their every whim with the assistance of an experienced house butler
and the enthusiasm of a dedicated ranger.
Aside from the striking beauty of the African chic interior, the emphasis
is on an element of familiarity as guests set the pace in their own private
piece of Africa.
We strive to achieve this through our ongoing efforts to maintain a holistic
approach as a guest in the home of the African bush, thus ensuring the
continued splendour and beauty of Chitwa Chitwa and its surrounds for
generations to come.
Chitwa Chitwa Facilities
MAIN CENTRAL AREA:
Nestling into obscurity around the largest lake in the reserve, one of
Chitwa Chitwa's most endearing features is its seamless integration into
the surrounding African bush through its ideal location and design. Guests
can be assured of superlative game viewing from the main lounge and dining
areas as they are rendered invisible to the various groups of wild animals
that congregate at the waters edge in the mornings and early evenings.
Shaded by old Knobthorn trees, our large wooden lounging deck affords
unrivalled wildlife sightings of the Big Five (leopard, lion, buffalo,
elephant and rhinoceros), who share the rugged bushveld with cheetah,
giraffe, hippo, zebra and antelope. Spacious viewing areas strewn with
comfy daybeds and a rim-flow swimming pool further enhance the feeling
of being a part of the beautiful scenery, whilst creating the perfect
environment to relax, unwind and absorb the sights, sounds and scents
Chitwa Chitwa's cosy library offers a large selection of books - both
for reference reading and relaxation. The library is also equipped with
an internet access point.
Our curio shop is situated at the entrance of the lodge and displays a
selection of hand-made African memorabilia created by skilled local craftsmen
together with various traditional ornaments and bush-wear.
Our gymnasium comes fully equipped with treadmill, spinning bike, pilates
ball, dumbbells, aerobic mats and the all-in-one weight gym.
There could be no better atmosphere and setting to indulge in holistic
wellness treatments. Massages, Wraps, Masks, Exfoliations and a variety
of other services are offered.
FUNCTIONS AND WEDDINGS AT CHITWA:
Imagine exchanging your vows in an African Dry River Bed at sunset, the
bride being serenaded in by African dancers amidst tribal song. Few experiences
can be as personalized as a wedding and we therefore realize that each
experience will require attention to the finest detail. We can promise
you unrivalled big game viewing, complemented by exquisite accommodation,
sublime cuisine and above all, a day you will never forget. Your safari
style wedding will be a celebration of love, tradition and lasting memories.
We do recommend that you book the lodge on exclusive use, so the we can
ensure that our full attention is devoted to your function.
Arrangements can be as glamorous or as understated, according to the bride's
Consideration needs to be given to weather conditions and the fact that
we are in a nature reserve so certain restrictions do apply.
Ministers from most denominations are easily accessible, as are photographers,
cakes, hairdressers and florists. Special menus and dining venues can
be set aside for the wedding party, when the lodge is booked exclusively.
All you need to do is sit back, relax and leave the wedding preparations
up to us whilst you enjoy massages, sunset cocktails and game drives.
Our wedding venues are renowned for their beauty and excellent service.
The lodge is a fantastic romantic destination for honeymooners and your
hosts will ensure that your time with us is an unforgettable experience.
The honeymoon package includes an upgrade to a suite (subject to availability
or supplement), special private deck dinners and honeymoon turndowns in
For celebrating special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries or
other milestones we would be delighted to be able to assist in creating
a memorable experience. All relevant information needs to be communicated
to your reservation consultant in order for the lodge to prepare for it.
Unique experiences like a private dinner in an African river bed, tribal
dancers presenting a special treat or a hot air balloon with champagne
breakfast can be arranged.
THE CHITWA SAFARI EXPERIENCE:
The most thrilling and eagerly-anticipated part of any stay with us is
undoubtedly the Chitwa Chitwa safari experience. For over a decade, our
guests have been treated to spell-binding sightings of our abundant wildlife
and have left with affectionate memories of the very best of the African
bush. The experience is further enhanced by our desire to protect and
sustain the local environment and improve the well-being of our resident
Chitwa Chitwa Location:
Located in the Sabi Sand which is the birthplace of sustainable wildlife
tourism in southern Africa, Chitwa Chitwa is highly acclaimed for its
excellent game viewing, as all hunting in the area has been abolished
As a result, the animals have grown accustomed to the presence of safari
vehicles in their territory and we can boast some of the best opportunities
to meet Africa's Big Five - being the five most dangerous animals to meet
on foot: buffalo, elephant, rhino, leopard and lion. Our highly qualified
guides and Shangaan trackers ensure an unforgettable African safari by
enriching the experience with their profound knowledge regarding this
animal kingdom and its complex habitat.
Nestled in a pristine golden triangle of African fauna, the luxury lodge
basks in the sun on the banks of one of the largest lakes of the exclusive
63,000 hectare Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, which forms part of the
greater Kruger National Park. This area, in turn, is incorporated into
the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park - a world-class eco-tourism destination
managed to optimize benefits for the sustainable economic development
of local communities and biodiversity conservation.
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