Inyati Game Lodge
Sabi Sand Game Reserve
Inyati Game Lodge is situated in the world-acclaimed Sabi Sand reserve adjoining the Kruger National Park. Set on the curving banks of the perennial Sand River, the lodge is renowned for its excellent service, accommodation and game viewing opportunities. Regular sightings of hippo and crocodile along the lush river bank, or herds of elephants enjoying an afternoon bathe, can be enjoyed from the large wooden viewing deck, while the morning and afternoon game drives on open 4x4 safari vehicles provide unrivalled game viewing in the company of highly skilled rangers and Shangaan trackers.
Guests can also enjoy interpretive guided bush walks offering the nature enthusiast the ultimate bush experience.
Buffet style breakfasts and lunches are served on a thatched patio overlooking a natural clearing often frequented by game. After breakfast, enjoy a guided bush walk in the company of your ranger, to seek out the smaller species of the bush and to learn more about the plants and trees of the area.
In the evenings, delicious open air dinners are served in the boma under the stars, or in the bewitching seclusion of the bush. The Warthog Bar is the ideal venue for a sundowner drink, and to chat with fellow guests about the activities of the day after dinner.
Each of the immaculately furnished 11 en-suite luxury chalets all have glorious river views. Each is equipped with air-conditioning, mosquito nets, telephone, and beautifully appointed bathrooms. The Family Chalet has a kingsize bed plus 2 single beds.
The crystal clear swimming pool is an ideal venue for enjoying sundowners, or for cooling off after having spent a morning under the warm African sun. There is also a small air-conditioned gymnasium.
|Our standard rates for a Chalet|
|1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017||GBP £ 417 US$ 546 ZAR 7,190 EUR 463||pps||Standard||1+ nights|
|1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018||GBP £ 472 US$ 619 ZAR 8,150 EUR 524||pps||Standard||1+ nights|
Prices are on a per person sharing basis (pps).Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.
All meals; tea/coffee; daily game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles conducted by experienced guides and trackers; refreshments on game drives; fishing; walking safaris; spotlit night safaris; and transfers to/from Ulusaba airstrip are included. PLEASE NOTE: All other drinks are NOT included. IN ADDITION: For guests arriving by road, there is a cash entrance fee payable at the Newington Gate of R110 per person (going up to R120 per person from 01 January 2018) to enter the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, which is payable at the Newington Gate. Self-drive visitors must ALSO pay a R250 per vehicle cash entrance fee (going up to R280 per vehicle from 01 January 2018). All entrance fees subject to change. For guests arriving and/or departing via FedAir, the landing/departure fees are not included and are payable directly to the lodge - rates on request.
Children aged 8 years and older are welcome. Rates available on request. Children under 16 are not allowed on bush walks. Babysitters are available at a nominal hourly rate.
All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how Inyati Game Lodge can be included in you own dream holiday.
Cosmopolitan Culture and Untamed Beauty
This is a week that combines luxury accommodation in the vibrant V&A Waterfront with the untamed African beauty of the Sabi Sands Game Reserve in Greater Kruger, one of the best wildlife viewing spots on the whole continent.
7 day itinerary including Sabi Sand Game Reserve and Cape Town.
Big 5 and Beaches
This 10 night itinerary keeps it simple yet classic. You'll start your holiday in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve for 3 nights, a Big 5 wilderness bursting with adventure, where the days are designed to thrill you with intimate wildlife encounters and the nights to delight you with the indulgence and romance of the African night. Then you have 7 blissful nights on the west coast of Mauritius, at a resort which is a perfect hideaway for anyone seeking tranquility, comfort and a personalised service in an elegant setting.
10 day itinerary including Sabi Sand Game Reserve and Mauritius.
This itinerary keeps it simple and classic, combining a thrilling Big 5 Kruger safari with a tropical island stay on the white sands of the famous and picturesque Beau Vallon Beach.
9 day itinerary including Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Johannesburg and Mahe.
*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.
Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.
Inyati Game Lodge Location
Directions For Drivers
From Hazyview: Proceed through Hazyview until you reach a set of traffic lights with a shopping centre on the corner. Turn here - the road is signposted to the Kruger Gate. Continue along this road for approximately 34.5 km and on the left-hand side of the road, you will see lodge signboards for various lodges including Inyati, Idube and Savanna. Turn left here onto the sand road (if the MalaMala, Sabi Sabi and Londolozi signs are reached, or the Kruger Gate itself, you have gone too far and must turn back).
Once you have turned onto the sand road you will go through a cattle control gate. From this point the way is well signposted with the lodge signboards. The sand road has potholes and also goes past some villages, so please drive carefully. There is approximately 12 km of sand road, after which you will arrive at the Newington Gate entrance of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve.
For all visitors, there is a cash entrance fee payable of R110 per person (going up to R120 per person on 01 January 2018) to enter the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, which is payable at the entrance gate. Self-drive visitors must ALSO pay a R250 per vehicle cash entrance fee (going up to R280 per vehicle on 01 January). All entrance fees subject to change. Please retain your receipt as proof of entrance and have it stamped at your destination when you are leaving, which acts as your Exit Permit.
Once inside the gate, follow the signs to the lodge through the reserve. Allow between 30-50 minutes to drive from the gate to the lodge.
Do not get out of your car until you reach the lodge. You may see some wildlife on your way - if you do, slow down and maintain a good distance. Do not drive off-road in any circumstances.
From the Paul Kruger Gate: Go through the gate, and follow the R536 to Hazyview. Continue along this road and on the right-hand side of the road, you will see lodge signboards for various lodges including Inyati, Idube and Savanna. Turn right here onto the sand road and follow the directions as above.
From the Kruger Mpumalanga/Nelspruit International Airport: Turn right out of the airport onto the R538 and follow the signs to White River (Witrivier). Continue for approximately 12 km, until you reach the first set of traffic lights in White River, with the mosque on your left. Turn right and travel towards Hazyview on the R40. After approximately 45 km, you will go down a steep hill towards a T-junction. Turn left, staying on the R40 and follow the directions from Hazyview as above.
From Johannesburg/Pretoria: Take the N12 or N4 highway respectively to Witbank/eMalahleni (from Johannesburg Airport, follow signs to Boksburg to find the N12). Follow the N4 highway past Middleburg (Toll Plaza), Belfast/eMakhazeni and Machadodorp (Toll Plaza). Follow the Schoemanskloof option on the N4 towards Nelspruit/Mbombela. At Nelspruit/Mbombela, turn left onto the R40 to White River. In White River, at the first set of traffic lights in the town itself, turn left, following signs to Hazyview and Wildtuin/Kruger National Park. At the next set of traffic lights, turn right. Cross over the next set of traffic lights and then at the final set, with a Caltex garage on your right, turn left on the R40 for Hazyview (the R538, via the Numbi Gate, is a busy road and not recommended). After approximately 45 km, you will go down a steep hill towards a T-junction. Turn left, staying on the R40 and follow the directions from Hazyview as above.
From Johannesburg/Pretoria via Scenic Route: Take the N12 or N4 highway to Witbank/eMalahleni (from Johannesburg Airport, follow signs to Boksburg to find the N12). Follow the N4 highway past Middleburg (Toll Plaza), Belfast/eMakhazeni and Machadodorp (Toll Plaza). Follow the Schoemanskloof option on the N4 and then take the R36 to Lydenburg/Mashishing. In Lydenburg/Mashishing, follow the signs to Sabie over the Long Tom Pass (the highest tar road in South Africa). In Sabie, take the R536 to Hazyview. Just before Hazyview you will reach a T-junction. Turn right onto the R40 towards Hazyview and follow the directions from Hazyview as above.
General Information For Guests
All rooms have air-conditioning, fans, a hair dryer, an in-room safe, mosquito nets, a personal mini-bar (stocked on request), a telephone and tea/coffee making facilities.
There is a swimming pool and a fully equipped gym.
As well as morning/afternoon game drives, guests can also enjoy interpretive guided bush walks offering the bird watcher, dendrologist, botanist and the nature enthusiast the ultimate bush experience. Regrettably, walking safaris are not suitable for children under 16 years of age.
Inyati also offers fishing as an extra activity between game drive times. All fishing equipment is supplied by the lodge.
All guests will be asked to pay a voluntary Conservation Levy which will be added to your room account to settle on departure.
Visa, Diners, AMEX and MasterCard credit cards are accepted.
There is a curio shop.
Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in the public areas only but this can be slow and intermittent.
Satellite TV is available in the lounge area.
Emergency lighting is provided as there is a back-up generator so if the national grid goes off then the generator kicks in and operates the lodge at 100% capacity. There are also lights along all paths, as well as torches in every room.
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