We agonized over where to stay for our first safari and I'm so happy we went with Chitwa Chitwa - don't hesitate if you can't decide if this is the place to go. The entire property is so well done - fantastic decor, beautiful spaces, and it's situation on the lake always gives you something to see, with hippos there all the time, and animals stopping for a drink.
Our suite (5) was gorgeous and absolutely huge. I'll post pictures with this review. All the staff is incredibly friendly and professional. We had Surprise as our ranger and Howard as our tracker - and they saw to it that we saw the big 5 several times over during the 7 drives we had with them. I took over 2500 pictures during our drives and we got so incredibly close to the animals it was better than I ever imagined. The ability to go off the roads I think is key and for that I am so happy we chose the Sabi Sand.
The food is delicious and WAY too much - they feed you constantly and the portions are huge. I found the quality to be exceptional (they have a French chef who is very enthusiastic about his food) considering you are in the bush. Much better than we expected.
They have a fitness room and a spa - we both got massages during our stay during the down time in the middle of the day.
We really loved our stay at Chitwa Chitwa and would not hesitate to stay again and to refer friends.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Reserve Hotel Sabi Sand Game Reserve
- Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Reserve South Africa/Sabi Sand Game Reserve