COVID-19 Alert: Please visit the official South African government website for updates:

Getting to Chitwa

Getting to Chitwa

By Air

Airlink – The regional feeder airline- operates convenient daily direct flights from Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town to Nelspruit Kruger. And from Johannesburg and Cape Town to Hoedspruit a unique 20 minute air-side transfer connects you onward on Airlink’s Lodge Link service to the Arathusa Airstrip. From there you will enjoy a short open vehicle transfer to Chitwa Chitwa’s doorstep. Airlink links Kruger with Livingstone in Zambia directly permitting travellers to enjoy the wonders of both the Kruger Park and the Victoria falls.

Flying Time
Durban to Nelspruit: 1 hour 15 minutes
Johannesburg to Nelspruit: 45 minutes
Cape Town to Nelspruit: 2 hours 30 minutes
Nelspruit to Livingstone: 2 hours 30 minutes

Bookings and Airfares
Contact your tour operator, travel agent or book direct on

Charter Air Shuttle Services:

Federal Air - From/To Oliver Tambo International:

  • Morning flight from Oliver Tambo departing between 10.30 and 11.30 with arrival at Chitwa between 12.00 and 13.00.
  • Afternoon flight from Oliver Tambo, departing between 12.30 and 13.30 with arrival at Chitwa between 14.00 and 15.00.
  • Morning flight from Chitwa departing between 11.00 and 11.30 with arrival at Oliver Tambo at about 12.30.
  • Afternoon flight from Chitwa departing between 

Price for all above routes from: ZAR 5 490.00 per person one-way, including all applicable airport taxes and vat. Subject to change/review 


From/To Kruger International to Chitwa
CessZani: From/to Kruger International ZAR 2 420.00  per person nett one way. Time schedule confirmed upon booking according to flight schedule. 

From/To Hoedspruit to Chitwa
CessZani also connects to Chitwa from Hoedspruit - ZAR 2 730.00 per person nett one way.

Sabi Sand Interlodge Rate
CessZani can transfer between Sabi Sand lodges approx ZAR 2 000.00 per person nett one way.

By Road

The road transfer from Johannesburg to Chitwa Chitwa takes about 5 hours. The lodge is in the north of the Sabi Sand and access if via Gowrie Gate, near the Orpen Gate of the Kruger National Park. Chitwa Chitwa is a scenic 3-hour drive from Nelspruit and about two hours from Hoedspruit. Road transfers from Hoedspruit can be arranged by Eastgate Safaris. Visit for more information.

Icon Here is a .pdf map of directions to Chitwa Chitwa (295.2 KB)

Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge received a Best Value Award for Kruger National Park Accommodation.

Current Weather

Kruger National Park, South Africa

ºC | ºF

Connect With Us

Follow us on


Partners & Associations