Inyati Game Lodge
Leopards of Inyati Photographers paradise
Leopards of Inyati
Photographers paradise

Inyati Game Lodge

Inyati Game Lodge is situated in arguably one of the best game viewing areas in the Africa & most prestigious private conservation areas, the Sabi Sand Reserve (Wildtuin), adjacent to the scenic greater Kruger National Park. Experience fantastic close-up’s with Africa's wildlife on every game drive. #inyatisafari.

Country

South Africa

Highlights

Authentic African safari offering unrivalled "big five" game viewing !
View Africa’s most impressive wildlife on morning and afternoon game drives in open 4-wheel drive safari vehicles with expert guides and Shangaan trackers. Guests can also enjoy interpretive guided bush walks offering the bird watcher, dendrologist, botanist and the nature enthusiast the ultimate bush experience. Game drives traverse an area of 9,000 hectares and strict vehicle limits at sightings ensure the exclusivity of your game viewing experience. With no boundary fences between the Sabi Sand and the Kruger National Park, Inyati benefits from the great diversity of wildlife found in one of the richest wilderness areas on the African continent along with the additional benefits experienced on a private game reserve.

Need to Know

Born from a diverse and rich tapestry of ancestry our guides and trackers are storytellers for the land. Some of whom are third generation at Inyati, building a lifelong bond with colleagues and guests alike.
Inyati is committed long term sustainability and to respecting the local community and environment in which we live. We care about our people and the communities around us. Inyati employs about 40 permanent staff, most of which are from the local community. Many of our staff has been with Inyati for more than 10 years making Inyati their home and creating that family atmosphere that the lodge has become renowned for.  


SafarisSafaris


Highly trained and experienced guides and trackers ensure that your safari experience ranks amongst the best in Africa. At Inyati, you can look forward to fantastic close-up experiences with Africa's wildlife on every game drive. 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 9 000 hectares  and strict vehicle limits at sighting ensure the exclusivity of your game viewing experience.


Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

The Inyati guides and Shangaan trackers make for an outstanding team while out on safari, while they share their intimate knowledge and incomparable intuition of the African bush. Off-road driving ensures that you have the best possible view of any exceptional sighting and guides are constantly in touch with each other to keep track of animal movements. Guests can also enjoy interpretive guided bush walks offering the bird watcher, dendrologist, botanist and the nature enthusiast the ultimate bush experience.

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

4-wheel drive safari game viewing
Guided bush walks
Fishing
Sabi Sand Pfunanani Trust - community tours

FacilitiesFacilities

Other facilities comprise spacious verandah with relaxation and dining areas, free WiFi access,a filtered swimming pool, air-conditioned gym and walk-in wine cellar.
Our traditional boma is used on nights, (weather permitting) and is a truly memorable way to experience a safari evening under the African night sky. Enjoy fine cuisine and wines while sitting near a warm crackling fire.

AccommodationAccommodation

11 Chalets Inyati consists of three family chalets, eight standard chalets. Each air-conditioned chalet features en-suite bathroom with twin hand basins, separate bath, shower and w.c. The lodge accommodates 25 guests in total.

AccoladesAccolades

Lilizela Awards 2017 - National Winner  of the Service Excellence – Visitor Experience Award for Wildlife Encounters

Lilizela Awards 2017 - Provincial Winner (Mpumalanga) Service Excellence – Visitor Experience Award for Wildlife Encounters  

The Safari Awards: Finalists in the following categories
2017 - Best Safari Guiding Team Finalist:  Highly Commended     
2017 - Best Value Safari Property Finalist:  Highly Commended      
2017 - Best Walking Safari Finalist:  Third Place (3rd)                    

Lilizela Awards 2016 – National Winner – South Africa:  Service Excellence – Visitor Experience Award for Wildlife Encounters  
Lilizela Awards 2016 - Provincial Winner (Mpumalanga) Service Excellence – Visitor Experience Award for Wildlife Encounters  

The Safari Awards: Nominees in the following categories:
2016 Best Design           
2016 Best Location           
2016 Best Safari Guiding Team           
2016 Best Value Safari Property           
2016 Best Walking Safari           

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame (2011- 2015) Five-Time Winner of “The Certificate Of Excellence”. This unique accolade is granted only to those businesses that have won the Certificate of Excellence for five years in a row.

Lilizela Awards 2015 – National Winner – South Africa:  Service Excellence – Visitor Experience Award for Wildlife Encounters  
Lilizela Awards 2015 - Provincial Winner (Mpumalanga) Service Excellence – Visitor Experience Award for Wildlife Encounters  

The Safari Awards :
2015 Best Safari Guiding Team - Finalist   Highly Commended        
2015 Best Value Safari Property - Finalist  Highly Commended       
2015 Best Walking Safari - Finalist  Highly Commended         

Lilizela Awards 2014 - Provincial Winner (Mpumalanga) Service Excellence – Visitor Experience Award for Wildlife Encounters  
The Safari Awards:  2014 Best Value Safari Property - Finalist         

The Safari Awards: 2013 Best Safari Guiding Team - Nominee 
SATSA – 2013 Member of the year – Leighanne Dawkins from Inyati Game Lodge

SeasonSeason

Inyati is an all-year-round safari destination where the variation in experience is temperature-related rather than safari-related as we do not have any migratory species. Game viewing is at its best during from June to August, in the dry winter months when wildlife congregate at waterholes in search of water. The best bird-watching period is from October to April. November to February is the wet summer season, which sees waterholes full, bushveld lush, and many newborn wildlife.

Average StayAverage Stay

The average guest prefers 2-4 days, as this provides an incredibly enjoyable safari experience.

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

The rates quoted are per person, per night sharing and priced in South African Rand : R8,500 - R10,000

Children PolicyChild Policy

While Inyati is an ideal destination for families, the lodge is more suited to children eight years and older.  We offer safari children an interpretive trail through the lodge garden of Inyati learning about animals that occur on the Sabi Sand reserve as well as tracks, important plants etc. Children can partake in various activities such as spoor clay making, fishing and star gazing.

Contact and Social Media

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at safariawards.com.

Voting is currently closed

Voting has now closed for the 2018 Safari Awards. We will be announcing finalists over the next few weeks, before announcing the winners in November.

On behalf of all the lodges, guides and organisations who have received your votes, we would like to say a huge thank you!