Our main focus on safari trips are the animals. To this end Chitwa Chitwa is outstanding. We were fortunate enough to have a guide, Rexon, whose family have lived in the area for generations. His knowledge not only of the animals but also the history of the reserve was superb. We arrived just in time for the afternoon safari and by dusk had already witnessed the Big 5 close up.. Over the next the next three days the sitings were spectacular culminating in a herd of 120 buffalo being stampeded by two lionesses only to be turned back by the two old male buffalo in the herd
The lodge itself is jaw-dropping. Our particular lodge was set on the lake, with a huge deck and plunge pool, from which we enjoyed the 20 hippos that are resident in the lake and a passing parade of Impala, Kudu and a staggering variety of birds and other wild animals.
The managers, Leon and Claudia, operate under the " your wish is my command" maxim and the lodge staff and food were exceptional.
Chitwa Chitwa is the benchmark by which we will judge all past and future holidays.
Chitwa Chitwa is truly an unforgettable experience
Lori and Tony. Dum Dum, New South Wales, Australia
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Originally a private retreat of the Brink family, Chitwa Chitwa was transformed by Charl into an oasis of conservation and harmony. His dedicated holistic approach and wise land management are aimed at the handing of an uncontaminated African paradise to the 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 savannas most authentic and refined luxury. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Reserve Hotel Sabi Sand Game Reserve
- Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Reserve South Africa/Sabi Sand Game Reserve