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Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Reserve
Certificate of Excellence
Mumbai, India
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
29 hotel reviews
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“Luxury boutique experience with incredible wildlife & service”
Reviewed 17 February 2014

We stayed at Chitwa Chitwa in Feb 2013 for 4 nights & it was a memory of a lifetime. Our best experience was having an amazing ranger "Surprise" who is one of the few ppl I've met in the hospitality industry who adores his job, is soooo passionate & knowledgable that it makes a wonderful safari experience! The staff at Chitwa were very caring with little special touches as a souvenier to apologize for a wrong meal, superb setting & private dining for our friend's bday celebration & being there for every lil experience like early mrng tea or welcoming us with shots after evng safari! We'd highly recommend Chitwa to anyone looking for an amazing safari time in Sabi Sands & look forward to being back soon!

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 11 February 2014

From the welcome by Chantel and Stefan, we felt immediately welcome. Rex and Andries was amazing in explaining everything about the animals, and paid great attention to details.
The rooms were spacious and nicely decorated with lots of reading material, and best of all, the view over the water, with hippos and crocs. Food was excellent. Also, our children enjoyed the staff and resort tremendous and walked away with lots of insights to Africa and the animals.
We also recommend a visit to Dixie village to understand and appreciate Africa better.
We highly recommend Chitwa to anyone looking forward a lifetime of priceless memories.
Simone, Chloe, Candice and Jan Skovgaard

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

Simply Wow! We expected posh and great service, and we got that and more. A wonderful mixture of safari with great guides such as Rex and Andries who really know their stuff, are very accommodating and great people. Claudia and Leon not only pay detailed attention to their guests needs, but make sure all the staff do the same. Great food, candlelight dinners, choose a bottle of SA best wine from the hidden cellar and celebrate life, family and new friends!
Thank you. Adrian, Tamara and family.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Dornbirn, Austria
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Reviewed 26 January 2014

we arrived and were welcomed so warmly that it was easy to feel at home right away. this is very much due to the passion and friendliness contributed by Claudia and Leon to every guest and all details that make this Safari experience so special. We did not get our luggage and Claudia immediately offered a few clothes for my wife.
our lodge (no 11) was great. our ranger was terrific...kind of love at first sight...very knowledgable and charming at the same time. We met the other rangers as well...they all seem great. we saw the big 5 several times.
Safari in Chitwa Chitwa is just a great experience from morning to evening...starts with great drives, good tea break with wonderful warm muffins in the bush, delicious eggs benedict for breakfast while watching animals at the "lake", the option to have lunch at your own lodge in privacy and finally dinner in locations that change every night.
staff is super friendly.
we will come back as soon as possible...thank you for everything!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 22 January 2014

Beyond my expectations.
The beauty if the setting, accommodations, food, and staff...were beyond my expectations.
You can not go wrong.
The guide and general staff did everything they could to make our trip the best experience of my life.
This was this was the top of my bucket list, and I was not disappointied.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 22 January 2014

I expected to go to this reserve to view wild animals in their natural habitat, but I was not prepared for the incredible diversity and beauty of what awaited us.
Upon minutes of arrival we were treated to the spectacular view from the lodge's deck where the lake beyond was home to hippos, crocodiles, elephants and buffalo.
Our daily outings were filled with excitement as we came within feet of Lyons, Leopards, Elephants, Rhinos and much more.
Because there were two of us birders in the group, our amazing tracker Halli, made it a point to start our days looking for birds . He also escorted us on foot on a few outings where we were able to immerse ourselves in the natural surrounding and observe close to 100 species of birds in one week!
The staff is top notch, and Leo and Claudia, the lodge managers were attentive to our every need.
Our suite was both luxurious and very comfortable, and many afternoons were spent observing wild animals from our private pool and deck. What a trip!
Thank you Chitwa Chitwa!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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new york
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31 reviews
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

The reserve adjoins Kruger National Park, and animals can move freely between the park and the reserve. In contrast to Kruger, vehicles in the private reserves can go off road, and the animals are more habituated to them. Your vehicle will literally go within three feet of lions, who will simply ignore you. What you get to see is a a matter of luck. But we saw all of the Big 5 on our first drive, and a lot else besides. You would be unlucky not to see a wide variety of animals in a three day stay. Our guide, Surprise Mathebula, was excellent. He radiated an easy charm and an infectious enthusiasm, showed appropriate concern for our safety, and worked assiduously to make sure we saw a wide variety of wildlife. The lodge is unbelievably opulent. We had a suite with dining and living areas, a private deck overlooking a lake with hippos, and a private pool. Various types of deer would wander right up to the edge of the deck. The food was among the best we ate anywhere on our trip, and the service was both professional and personal. The lodge provides an opportunity to make donations to a foundation that supports the very poor community in which many of the staff live.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Reserve
Address: P O Box 781854 | Steiltes, Kruger National Park 1213, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Sabi Sand Game Reserve
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Ranked #15 of 42 Speciality Lodging in Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Reserve 5*
Number of rooms: 17
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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