Trip of a lifetime does not do Chitwa justice. We arrived late as dusk was setting in and encountered a giraffe, zebra and finally a leapord just outside the resort. Although it was dark when we checked in, the staff was ready with a friendly welcome and after a round of introductions we were shown the property and brought to our beautiful suite. A beautiful location with fabulous, luxurious rooms. Right on the water so we could watch the hippos from our deck/pool. Complete privacy from the other suites. The staff was fantastic polite, friendly and extremely attentive. Special thanks to managers Leon & Claudia, Stef & Chantel. They were ever present and made certain everything was perfect. Dinho kept us well "hydrated" throughout our stay and is one of the most helpful and polite people I have come across in my travels. The food was excellent and they were easily able to accommodate any special requests. Our safari guides Neil & Rodney were top flight and made sure each drive was an amazing experience. I have never encountered more knowledgable guides. Sabi sands is known for its excellent viewing and we saw the "Big 5" in the first 24 hours. I was even more amazed by the variety and number of different animals we would see each day on the drives in our rooms and on the property itself. I would definitely take advantage of a walking guided safari between drives one morning. It provides a great opportunity to see some smaller inhabitants and the land up close. The lodge has a set up a trust to aid the local village building schools, etc. If you are able, I would also recommend arranging a visit to the village as well. We will definitely be back!!!
- 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