Northern Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Chitwa Chitwa – A uniquely African experience. Originally a private family retreat, Chitwa Chitwa earned its name as an affectionate ode to the aging giraffe bull who shared the lakeside home as an extended member of the Brink family. According to the owner, Charl Brink, the majestic arrival of this regal relative was always signaled by the creaking of his old joints – and still today, his watchful essence is felt presiding over the lodge.
Much like the giraffe around which this charming tale of Chitwa Chitwa is centered, the private game lodge is magnificent and graceful in appearance, yet humble enough to evaporate into the surrounding beauty of the unspoiled bush of the Sabi Sand.
After its classic transformation into an eclectic blend of European style with African chic, Chitwa Chitwa’s distinctive charm is translated into the detailed finishings of the accommodation. Natural colours and textures meld with the beauty of nature’s paintbrush to replicate the serenity of the African bush indoors. The mood is complimented by the passionate artworks of Maria Brink, who together with her husband Charl, has created the perfect environment of refined luxury and relaxation.
Great care has been taken to balance unpretentious style with complete comfort in the beautiful chalets. Each individually decorated suite has its own private plunge pool, framed by a spacious timber deck that overlooks the nearby lake – a popular drinking hole for our wealth of wildlife.
Lodge Type: Premier