Sabi Sands

Chitwa Suites


Unspoiled Paradise

Nestled in the unspoiled bush of the Sabi Sand lies a stylishly intimate game lodge. Chitwa Suites enjoys a place of pride on the banks of one of the largest lakes in the exclusive Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve.

Great care has been taken to balance unpretentious style with complete comfort when it comes to the Chitwa Suites. Each of the six suites open onto a private deck with its own plunge pool, that overlooks the nearby water – a popular hang-out for wildlife.

The safari here is exceptional, with icons such as elephants, rhinos, lions, leopards and giraffe to be found on drives and on foot along with rarities like Africa wild dog, honey badger and ground hornbill for the enthusiast.


At a glance

  • Six luxury suites

  • Swimming Pool

  • Watering-hole

  • Library

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    Game Drives

    Thanks to years of conservation, the Sabi Sands is one the best places to see Africa’s Big Five – buffalo, elephant, rhino, leopard and lion – along with dozens of other iconic species which thrive here. Highly qualified guides and Shangaan trackers ensure an unforgettable safari by enriching the experience with their profound knowledge regarding this animal kingdom and its complex habitat.

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    Bush Walks

    For a real thrill and a more intimate experience of the landscape, join your track and guide on foot to explore the bush on foot.

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    Village Tours

    Go on a guided village tour at the nearby Dixie, a small village community situated close to the entrance of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve with whom Chitwa has formed a close relationship with.


Chitwa is committed to running a sustainable lodge and has implemented a number of green initiatives over the last few years such energy saving lights and pool pumps, solar water heater, using phosphate free cleaning products, recycling grey water for irrigation and using natural thatch rooves.

Community & Culture

Chitwa is invested in not just showing guests the best African experience possible, but also in giving back to the local community. The Chitwa Trust was founded in 2008 with the purpose of meeting two of South Africa’s greatest challenges: unemployment and lack of education. The Trust is a registered non-profit organization that provides aid to underdeveloped areas of Mpumalanga in a way that involves both conservation and community upliftment.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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