Inyati Game Reserve
Inyati Game Lodge
Situated in the western sector of the Sabi Sand Wildtuin which is a private game reserve sharing a common unfenced boundary with the Kruger National Park
Inyati open safari vehicle leaving the lodge for a game drive
The Sabi Sands Reserve is reputed to be one of the best reserves and shares a common unfenced boundary with the Kruger National Park. An hour's flight or scenic drive from Johannesburg puts this special part of the Greater Kruger National Park on your doorstep.
Inyati Game Lodge is situated in the western sector of the Sabi Sands Wildtuin which is a private game reserve sharing a common unfenced boundary with the Kruger National Park. It spans 50 000 hectares and is renowned for providing some of the best game viewing in Africa. The reserve is not open to the general public with each private lodge having exclusive traversing rights over their area.
Inyati Game Lodge offers the ultimate safari experience combining diverse wildlife with authentic African hospitality. From the warm welcome you receive upon arrival, to our comfortable chalets, hearty home style cuisine and highly experienced ranger, every guest departs with unforgettable memories and the imprint of Africa in their soul.
Set on the lush banks of the Sand River, Inyati Game Lodge offers the ultimate safari experience combining diverse wildlife with authentic African hospitality. From the warm welcome you receive upon arrival, to our comfortable chalets, hearty home style cuisine and highly experienced guides.
Inyati’s rangers drive specially designed safari vehicles which are allowed off-road, ensuring you get exclusive and intimate game viewing opportunities.
Sabi Sands Game Reserve
The Sabi Sands Reserve has a dense concentration of wildlife and is home to the Big 5 – elephant, lion, rhino, leopard and buffalo. Cheetah, giraffe, zebra, wild dogs and a vast variety of antelope and other species may also be closely observed, free roaming within their own territories. Inyati is one of the best places in the world to get up close and personal with the elusive leopard.
Sabi Sands Game Reserve is a 65,000 hectare reserve, pioneered by local landowners in the 1950s, and shares a border with the world-renowned Kruger National Park, offers a safari experience found nowhere else in the world. Game viewing possibilities are simply unparalleled, including the much sought after 'Big 5'. Add a fantastic range of luxury lodges suiting all tastes and a African dream safari is born.
11 luxury chalets with uninterrupted views of the African bush overlooking the Sand River.
Inyati can accommodate a maximum of 25 guests maintaining the family ambience it’s become renowned for. The lodge consists of three luxury family chalets and eight luxury standard chalets.The 3 larger chalets offer an extra length king-sized bed, a double bed and a single bed making it the perfect choice for families sharing. There are 4 standard luxury chalets with extra length king-sized beds and the remaining 4 standard luxury rooms all have comfortable twin beds. All beds are protected with high quality mosquito nets.
Each air-conditioned chalet features en-suite bathroom with twin hand basins, separate bath, shower and toilet. Other facilities in each room include: a personal mini bar (filled upon request), tea/coffee making station, hairdryers, in-room safe, laundry (at an extra cost) and a telephone.
We pride ourselves on a personalised approach, and do our utmost to accommodate our guests’ particular interests or requirements – so if there’s something particular you’d like to do please just let us know.
The Boma will be ready for dinner on your retun from the game drive
Gym The lodge has a fully air-conditioned gym available for guest use. Facilities include an electronic bicycle and step machine as well as free weights. Water and gym towels are available in the gym for your convenience.
Curio shop A range of local and other African curios and crafts are available for purchase in our curio shop. Where possible, we source products locally to help support and develop our communities.
River deck Please feel free to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature on the deck overlooking the river.
Swimming pool The swimming pool is situated adjacent to the bar / dining area. Sun loungers and swimming towels have been placed at the poolside for your convenience.
Enjoying the lodge
Inyati is quite unique...
Inyati offers a truly authentic safari experience.
A day at Inyati Game Lodge
Game drives are planned for mornings and evenings as this is the time when the animals are most active. The game drives last for about three hours and include a coffee stop for the morning drive and a sun-downer stop in the evening.Inyati Game Lodge generally adjusts safari times accordingly to the seasons in order to maximise game-viewing opportunities and ensure that guests enjoy a comfortable experience.
We suggest that guests arrive in time for lunch on their day of arrival not to miss out on any game drives during their stay.
Making a difference
Through a voluntary Guest Conservation Contribution, every visitor has the opportunity to protect the reserve’s endangered rhino population. Contributions will be collected from the Inyati guests on departure and are distributed through prescribed channels to the Sabi Sand Nature Conservation Trust. All transactions are independently audited by KPMG, and a section 18A certificate is available on request. The Sabi Sand Nature Conservation Trust is a Non Profit, Public Benefit Organisation established to engage in conservation, rehabilitation and protection of the natural environment. Funds raised through Inyati will be allocated directly to the rhino related expenses of the anti-poaching and response teams both in the air and on the ground. Please help us to ensure that future generations do not look at ours and say that a species vanished from the earth on our watch.
Community: The majority of Inyati’s employees are from the impoverished Bushbuckridge communities. Inyati recognises the socio-economic issues of the area and we make every effort to address them in a progressive and mutually beneficial way. Our commitment to transformation extends beyond our employees through our community programmes. We assist local schools and are a major partner in establishing a digital learning centre with Good Work Foundation (GWF) in the Dumphries community on the border of Inyati. GWF provides learning opportunities to school children, adult learning programmes and connects young rural South Africans to the huge opportunities in the growing economy of wildlife. We are able to organise cultural tours of local villages or a tour to the GWF digital learning centre in Dumphries.
Relax in the Inyati Game Lodge lounge area
This is a Low Risk Malaria area.
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