Location of Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge, Sabi Sands Reserve
Overlooking the largest lake in the exclusive Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa and forming part of the Kruger National Park in the North East of the country, Chitwa Chitwa is a secluded portal to viewing some of the continent's richest and most diverse wildlife.
Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa is a pristine golden triangle of African fauna covering 63,000 hectares in the Greater Kruger National Park. This entire area is incorporated into the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, a world-class eco-tourism destination managed to optimise benefits for the sustainable economic development of local communities and biodiversity conservation.
How To Get There By Air
Air transfers can be arranged through a private shuttle service. Contact your Siyabona consultant for more details. The lodge is comfortably accessible by air directly from Johannesburg O. R. Tambo International Airport (ORTIA) with a flying time of approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. Direct connecting flights taking 35 minutes are also available from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) and Eastgate Airport (Hoedspruit) with 25 minutes flying time.
Airstrip GPS Co-Ordinates
- Runway length: 900 m
- Runway elevation: 1200f
- Surface: Gravel
- Magnetic bearing: 01/19
- Lodge frequency: 124.8
How To Get There By Road
Guests can self-drive to the lodge or road transfers can be arranged from Johannesburg and Nelspruit. The road transfer from Johannesburg to the lodge takes between 5 – 7 hours. The lodge is situated in the northern area of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve and access is via the Gowrie Gate (near the Orpen Gate of the Kruger National Park). The lodge is a scenic 3 hour drive from Nelspruit.
The distance is about 500km / 311 miles in total with a 25km / 16 mile stretch on gravel roads which are generally in good condition and subject to seasonal change.
Once inside the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, look out for the ‘Follow the herd’ signage which will lead you all the way to the lodge. Please do not get out of your vehicle once inside the reserve.
Route via Nelspruit
From Johannesburg, go past the airport to Witbank onto the N4 through to Nelspruit. Take the R40 from Nelspruit to White River and proceed 53km to Hazyview. From there, a further 32km to Bosbokrand and from there 43km to Acornhoek. Turn right towards Acornhoek off the R40.
From here travel 11.9km to end of tarred road. Travel 15.2km on the sand road until you reach a gate. Once through the gate, travel 12.8km to a T-junction. (Be sure to pass by Gottenberg and Manyeleti turn-offs that branch to the left before the t-junction). At the T-junction, turn left and follow the signs - travel 11.6km to main gate of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve.
Route via Belfast
Take the R22 from Johannesburg - past Witbank and Middleburg to Belfast. Turn left onto the R540. Pass Dullstroom to Lydenburg. From Lydenburg take the R36 to Orighstad. Still on the R36 pass through the Strijdom Tunnel. Continue on R527 Hoedspruit road for 15km. Turn right to R531 Klaserie.
Travel 31km to Acornhoek. From here travel 11.9km to end of tarred road. Travel 15.2km on the sand road until you reach a gate. Once through the gate, travel 12.8 km to a T-junction. (Be sure to pass by Gottenberg and Manyeleti turn offs that branch to the left before the T-junction).
At the T-junction, turn left and follow the signs - travel 11.6km to main gate of Sabi Sand Game Reserve.