Inyati Private Game Lodge is situated in the western sector of the Sabi Sands Reserve, one of the largest and most prestigious conservancies of Greater Kruger National Park. Its superb river frontage attracts a great diversity of wildlife. Guests are accommodated in 11 en-suite thatched chalets, most of which have spectacular views of the surrounding, unspoilt bush.
- Sabi Sand Game Reserve
- Reasonably-priced luxury lodge
- 11 Standard and Executive suites
- Excellent views over the Sand River where game congregate
- En-suite air-conditioned chalets
- Conference facilities
- Big 5 game viewing
- Birding and wildlife photography
Affordable and popular, Inyati Private Game Lodge in the Sabi Sand reserve is surrounded by 10 000ha of untouched wilderness. Inyati means ‘buffalo' in the local language, which is one of the Big Five animals found in this region.
Excellent River Frontage Game Viewing
The lodge and private decks at Inyati are perfectly positioned to give you splendid views over the perennial Sand River - which attracts an enormous variety of game, especially in the dry season, from as far afield as Kruger National Park. The veranda overlooks the riverine vegetation, which is the natural habitat of elephant and hippo, both frequent visitors to the lodge.
Choice of Luxury Accommodation
Inyati consists of 11 luxury, air-conditioned chalets, each with an en-suite bathroom with twin hand basins, separate bath and shower. The lodge accommodates 22 guests in total. There are four executive chalets with a front and back patio, indoor and outdoor showers and a luxurious, sunken bath. All the chalets are decorated in rich earthy tones and have mosquito nets for protection during the warm African nights.
Dinners are an Occasion at Inyati
Evening meals can also be enjoyed at the lodge or, on fine evenings, in the traditional Shangaan boma. This is a truly memorable way to experience a safari evening under the African night sky. Enjoy fine cuisine and wines whilst seated around a warm crackling fire, entertained by tales of intriguing bushveld stories and experiences.
Excellent Game Viewing Area
View Africa’s most impressive wildlife on morning and afternoon/ evening game drives in open 4-wheel drive safari vehicles with expert guides and Shangaan trackers.
Game drives traverse an area of 10 000 hectares (24 700 acres) and strict vehicle limits at sighting ensure you'll enjoy an exclusive game viewing experience. Off-road driving gives you the best possible view of any exceptional sighting. Guides are constantly in touch with each other to keep track of animal movements.
For a more personal experience of the surroundings, bush walks are arranged during the mid morning. An experienced armed guide will introduce guests to the smaller bush inhabitants - birds, insects and butterflies, and the ecology and geology of the area. These game drives and bushwalks offer fantastic opportunities for birding and wildlife photography.
At Leisure at Inyati
The cool swimming pool and wide lawns are a great spot to relax after the day's safari activities. Internet facilities, a curio shop and small gym are available for guest's convenience. Inyati Lodge also offers a conference facility for up to 25 delegates.
While Inyati is an ideal destination for families, the lodge is more suited to children eight years and older. This is a precautionary measure as Inyati Game Lodge is located in an unfenced reserve. Children above 16 may participate in walking safaris – for younger children we offer child-friendly walks around the lodge with our experienced guides.
Getting to Inyati
Getting to the lodge is possible by road (6 hours from Johannesburg) or by air. There are daily scheduled flights by Airlink & SAA into Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport “KMIA” - (MQP) situated between Nelspruit & White River (road transfer to Inyati takes just under 2 hours) and to Skukuza Airport (SZK) in the Kruger National Park.
There are daily charter flights from OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg to Ulusaba airstrip with Federal Air, followed by an easy game drive to Inyati Game Lodge. Alternatively road transfers are available from KMIA to the Sabi Sand Reserve.
Our Take on Inyati Private Game Lodge
Inyati's location is its strongest attraction. You can spend hours on the deck watching herds of game come to drink at the river just below the rolling green grass in front of the lodge. It's one of the most affordable private game lodges in this prestigious Sabi Sand reserve. We often recommend Inyati and our guests always enjoy it thoroughly.
- Luxurious, air-conditioned accommodation with en-suite bathroom
- Three delicious meals daily including all teas and coffees (bottled water in rooms)
- Two game drives daily in an open 4 x 4 safari vehicle accompanied by an experienced ranger and tracker, refreshments on game drives
- Fishing, walking and spotlit night safaris
- Transfers to and from Ulusaba airstrip
- Bar purchases, certain special meal requests
- Curio shop purchases
- Laundry & valet services
- Internet usage & telephone calls
- Transfers, sole use of private safari vehicle, Sabi Sand entrance fees
- SAN Parks conservation fees
- Flights & airport taxes
- Adventure activities
- Gratuities (optional)
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