Sabi Sands

Chitwa House


The Sabi Sands, privately

Chitwa House is a private hideaway tucked away in the Sabi Sand’s pristine wilderness.

Two sumptuously appointed en-suite rooms each have private decks and outdoor showers, with a spacious lounge, dining area and outdoor swimming pool between.

With your own private safari vehicle with a ranger and expert tracker, safaris are at your own pace and focusing on which animals you most want to see, while back at the house you’ll be well looked after by a dedicated butler and chef.

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

  • Two en suite rooms with private decks and out-door showers

  • Swimming pool

  • Dining and lounge area

  • Private safari vehicle with guide and tracker

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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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    Chitwa welcomes children of all ages. From the age of 6 onwards, upon the dedicated guide approval, children will be permitted to participate with the adults on safari. For the younger children, special activities will be offered.

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.


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.

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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