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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been back now for 2 weeks from my dreamy honeymoon to Chitwa Chitwa and still miss it every single day. This was our first stop on our honeymoon and we were lucky enough to stay here for 5 days. Every single thing from being greeted at the airport and whisked away with cold bottled water after a very... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time on safari at Chitwa Chitwa. We stayed with friends in the 2 bedroom lodge, which was most luxurious. The staff were extremely welcoming, and went to a lot of effort to ensure that everyone had a great time. We particularly enjoyed the game drives twice a day, with our driver, Surprise, and our tracker, Ralph.... More 

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Garden City, New York
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I still can't believe it has already been two months since our stay at Chitwa Chitwa. Everyone I knew who had been on safari said it would be amazing, and it certainly was! The top-notch staff, the opulent accommodations, the amazing food -- and the breathtaking views and proximity of so many wild animals is something I will never forget.... More 

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ChitwaChitwa, General Manager at Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Pat G Thank you so much for the lovely review. We are all very appreciative of your kind words and look forward to having you back again here at Chitwa. Kind regards Chantel and The Chitwa Team More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After 30+ hours of travelling from the UK we arrived to an amazing scene of hippos, elephants and crocs down by the watering hole. We inhaled lunch and were back out for the first game drive, on which we saw the big five (all within being there about three hours!). The staff went out of their way at every opportunity... More 

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ChitwaChitwa, General Manager at Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Louise H Thank you for the wonderful review. We dearly appreciate the sacrifices you made to travel all the way here to come and experience a little bit of Africa.It warms our hearts knowing that it was worth the long journey. Thank you for all the kind words. We wish you all the best and many years of happiness.... More 

Fishers, Indiana
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54 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed 4 nights at Chitwa Chitwa which is every bit of a 5 star lodge. The accommodations, the food and the staff were all wonderful. We saw the Big 5 plus a Cheetah within the first 2 days. Each time we returned to the lodge from a trip out into the game reserve we thought this was the best... More 

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ChitwaChitwa, General Manager at Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear DMJA21 Thank you so much for taking the time to post a lovely review. It was our pleasure to host you here at Chitwa Chitwa and to share our paradise with you. Looking forward to your return, hopefully soon ! Kind regards Chantel and The Chitwa Team More 

Brisbane Region, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a long dusty drive to the camp through Swaziland, we arrived to an oasis of 80+ elephant at the waterhole. That set the scene for 3 days of astounding game viewing, exceptional service and top end accommodation. I am South African but live in Australia and travelled with my husband and 3 of his age 60+ Australian family members... More 

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ChitwaChitwa, General Manager at Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear rtayfield Thank you so much for taking the time to post a lovely review. As a team we are over the moon with delight and thank you so much for coming to visit us. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us in our bubble of paradise ! Kind regards Chantel and The Chitwa Team More 

Adelaide River, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

A wonderful stay. First class accommodation in Chitwa House itself, outstanding food and drink served by friendly attentive staff and experienced, knowledgeable guides going the extra mile to make their guests experience the best they could.

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ChitwaChitwa, General Manager at Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear dmjplus3 Thank you for the wonderful review. It warms our hearts knowing you had an enjoyable visit. Kind regards Chantel and The Chitwa Team More 

Halifax, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful stay for 3 nights. 6 friends here to celebrate a 60th birthday. Fully exceeded expectations. Warm welcome on arrival by managers - Stefan and Chantelle who stayed in touch with us throughout our stay. Driver, tracker and butler allocated to us on arrival. Great game drives - saw everything except Cheetah and wild dogs. Amazing Leopard and Lion sightings... More 

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ChitwaChitwa, General Manager at Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear DiRatcliffe Thank you for the wonderful review and letting us be part of such a joyous occasion. It was an absolute pleasure to host you here at our beautiful paradise home. Thank you again for your lovely review and we wish you the very best! Kind regards Chantel and the Chitwa Team More 

Paisley
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing settings, great game drives with very knowledgable drivers, lots of animals. Food was great, staff were just perfect. Different settings for dinner on a daily basis which added to the excitement. We will definitely be back

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ChitwaChitwa, General Manager at Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear sphwood Thank you for this wonderful review. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for choosing Chitwa Chitwa to be part of your African experience. Kind regards Chantel and the Chitwa Team More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 16 October 2016

My husband and I stayed at Chitwa Chitwa from 29 August to 3 September 2016 and enjoyed every minute. We saw the big 5 within our first 2 drives . We were assigned a tracker, guide and butler for the whole stay, they work as a team and ensure all your needs are met and any 'problems' you have are... More 

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ChitwaChitwa, General Manager at Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Lillybet999 Wow! You have been so kind in posting this most colorful and descriptive account of your stay with us. As a team we are over the moon with delight and thank you so much for coming to visit us. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us in our little bubble of paradise.We look forward to... More 

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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 

Additional Information about 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
Hotel Class:5 star — Chitwa Chitwa Private Game Reserve 5*
Number of rooms: 17
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“All rooms are private and offer outstanding views of the watering hole.”
 of 5 bubbles 317patg, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are pretty amazing.”
  • Private outdoor area and pool for Chitwa House (sole use facility)
 of 5 bubbles rtayfield, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Suite 1 is close to car park and main lodge”
 of 5 bubbles Lillybet999, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“choose a suite with views of the water hole.”
 of 5 bubbles 821dianeg, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The rooms furthest away from the main building often see the most wildlife action - we saw lions outside of room 10 (second from the end)!”
 of 5 bubbles Blackers79, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
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