• Inyati Private Game Reserve

Inyati Private Game Reserve

Inyati Private Game Reserve is set in 65 000 hectares of unspoiled bushveld within the Sabi Sand Reserve, adjacent to the world-renowned Kruger National Park. The lodge is situated on the banks of the Sand River allowing for fantastic game viewing without leaving the camp. Diversity of species and relaxed big game allows for close-up game viewing and photography.

With no boundary fences between the Sabi Sand and the Kruger National Park, this reserve 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.


Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rands • Subject to Availability

Seasonal Rates 1 Jan 2019 to 31 Dec 2019
Chalet Single
R11 905
Chalet Per Person Per Night Sharing
R9 215
Tour Guide / pilot room R3 100

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SEASONS

The reserve has a hot, sub-tropical climate with two distinct seasons and game viewing activities are equally rewarding during both. The summer season (September to March) is a time when many species breed and prey is plentiful for the lurking predators. Rainfall occurs between October and February and often results in spectacular afternoon thundershowers. In the winter season (April to August), the animals concentrate at the perennial water sources and the grass is low, making game viewing easier. Although winter days are usually warm and clear, late afternoon and early morning temperatures are distinctly chilly. 


LODGE FACILITIES

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.

TREETOPS CONFERENCE FACILITY
Inyati has the ideal conference venue called TreeTops because of its setting in the tops of the tree’s on the banks of the Sand River about 3km from the main lodge. This is the perfect facility to host intimate wedding ceremonies or corporate conferences. TreeTops offers the opportunity for focused meetings yet provides the setting for complete relaxation at the end of the day.

WHAT TO BRING
We highly recommend you bring the following:

Binoculars
Sun hat
Sunscreen
Camera
Warm clothing in the winter months
Inyati is in a low risk malaria area but we recommend you consult your physician on the various anti-malarial prophylactics available.


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, all tastefully furnished with uninterrupted views of the African bush overlooking the Sand river.

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.

Satellite television and Wifi are available (for free) in the public lounging area. 

 



At Inyati 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. We offer a range of activities from game drives and guided bush walks, to star gazing, fishing, workouts at the fully-equipped gym, swimming, young rangers’ programmes and community tours.

GAME DRIVES
Inyati has been recognised by the Lilizela Tourism Awards for the best “Visitor’s Experience Award for the Best Wildlife Encounters”. Open game vehicles, which seat up to 10 guests, are driven by experienced rangers and insightful trackers. With over 9,000 hectares of traversing wilderness, no two game drives are ever the same.

PRIVATE SAFARI VEHICLES
Exclusive use of a safari vehicle can be arranged upon request, but is subject to availability. Only a limited number of exclusive safari vehicles can be guaranteed at any one time. Prices available on request.

SEASONAL SAFARI TIMING

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 sundowner stop in the evening. Inyati 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.

Summer / Winter
05h00 / 05h30 – Wake up call
05h30 / 06h00 – Refreshments and snacks on the patio
06h00 / 06h30 – Depart for morning game drive
10h00 / 10h00 – Brunch
11h00 / 11h00 – Departing guests to kindly vacate chalets
14h00 / 14h00 – Lunch is available for arriving guests
16h00 / 15h00 – High tea is served on the patio
16h30 / 15h30 – Depart for afternoon game drive
19h45 / 19h15 – Pre-dinner drinks
20h00 / 19h30 – Dinner 

BUSH WALKS

Guests can enjoy informative bush walks for guests over the age of 16 years. Professionally trained guides cater to guests’ preferences and fitness levels pointing out animal tracks, dung, hiding spots, rare birds and sharing details about the rich cultural history of the area.

FISHING

Inyati offers fishing as an extra activity between game drive times. All fishing equipment is supplied by the lodge and is done in the Sand River which is home to over 37 species of fish. Safety is paramount so guests are always accompanied by a ranger or tracker.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Inyati is a photographer’s paradise. The ever-changing skies at dawn and dusk, the fast moving lightning storms in the afternoon and the myriad of fascinating animals, birds and insects keep aspiring and professional photographers alike permanently captivated. 

KIDS ON SAFARI
Parents travelling with young kids can book them on our fun and educational Young Rangers Programme. Children will be taught how to use their full range of senses to fully appreciate the wonder of nature. At the end of their stay, children will be issued with an Inyati Young Rangers certificate and will have learnt some of the following:

  • How to do tricky bird calls and how plants use offensive smells to deter unwanted predators
  • How to use the sense of touch to help identify some of the distinct tree species
  • How to track and identify spoor (animal tracks) in order to find animals and avoid danger
  • How to use the night sky as a map to find your way home
  • How to use plants for everyday activities like brushing teeth, toothpaste, soap, food, toilet paper and even medicine.



 HAZYVIEW is the town you should be heading to in order to arrive at Inyati Game Lodge.
Should you be using a navigation system, please ignore all directions after Hazyview.
Please follow OUR directions from there to get to the lodge.

 

  • There are three entry gates into the Sabi Sand Reserve - Shaw's Gate, Newington Gate and Gowrie Gate. Inyati guests can only access via the NEWINGTON GATE.
  • For all visitors, an entrance fee is payable of R 120 per person to enter the Sabi Sand Wildtuin, which is payable at the gate. Self-drive visitors must ALSO pay R 280 per vehicle entrance fee, at the gate.
  • Credit card (Visa & MasterCard) and debit card facilities are now available at Newington gate.
  • Please retain your receipt as proof of entrance and have it stamped at the lodge reception when you are leaving, which acts as your Exit Permit.
  • The Gates open at 05h00 and close at 22h00. Please note that these times are subject to change. The Sabi Sand Reserve is a protected reserve and therefore access is restricted - hence the gate opening and closing times.

Should you require assistance, please contact the lodge on + 27 (0) 13 735 5125 / + 27 (0) 13 7355381 or All hours: +27 (0) 82 807 9153

DIRECTIONS TO INYATI GAME LODGE FROM HAZYVIEW: (± 66 KM)


1. In Hazyview town - Turn right at the second set of traffic lights on to the R536 - Portia Shabangu Drive towards the Paul Kruger gate.
2. After approximately 34kms on the R536, there are signposts for Newington Gate Sabi Sands Game Reserve on the left hand side of the road. There will also be a green road sign indicating “Huntington Lilydale & Justicia”.
3. Turn left on to the gravel road and drive for 9km until you find the 4 way intersection.
4. Turn right at the 4 way intersection towards Newington Gate Sabi Sands and follow the road for another 3km.
5. Turn left at the next Newington gate sign opposite the Preschool.
6. Keep heading towards Newington gate which is where you will enter the Sabi Sand Reserve.
7. Turn left once you have entered Newington Gate and follow all signposts to Inyati.

RECOMMENDED ROUTE FROM JOHANNESBURG:

* Please note that the drive will take approximately 51⁄2 / 6 hours (± 550km)
1. From Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport take the R21 in the direction of Boksburg / East Rand. Then take the N12 towards eMalahleni (Witbank). This road becomes the N4 toll road to Nelspruit.
2. Follow the N4 highway past Middleburg (Toll Plaza), eMakhazeni (Belfast) & Machadodorp (Toll Plaza). Follow the Schoemanskloof option on the N4 towards Nelspruit / Mbombela.
3. Head east on N4 Nelspruit Northern Bypass. Slight left 270m then turn right toward R37. Go through one roundabout (1.1 km). At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto R37 (800m)
4. Turn left onto Madiba Street 1.9 km and continue onto Provincial P9/2 Rd/R40 continue to follow the R40.
5. Enter White River, along Chief Mgiyeni Khumalo drive, at the traffic light (Express Stores on your right ) turn left onto Theo Kleynhans Street (sign White River Country Estates) green sign - R40 Hazyview /R538 Numbi Gate and continue to follow R40 Hazyview. At the roundabout follow the R40 Phalaborwa
6. Hazyview is about 45km from White River. As you approach Hazyview there is a T-Junction.
7. Turn left at the T-junction following R40 .This road will take you into Hazyview Town.
8. Carry on straight through the first set of traffic lights.
9. In Hazyview - Turn right at the second set of traffic lights on to the R536 - Portia Shabangu Drive towards the Paul Kruger gate
*At this point ignore your GPS instructions and follow the instructions given FROM HAZYVIEW (above)*


RECOMMENDED ROUTE FROM NELSPRUIT / KRUGER MPUMALANGA AIRPORT: (± 115 KM)

1. Turn right coming out of the airport onto the R538 and follow the signs to White River (Witrivier)
2. Continue for approximately 12 km, until you reach the first set of traffic lights in White River, with the mosque on your left
3. Turn right and travel towards Hazyview on the R40. After approximately 45 km, you will go down a steep hill towards a T-junction
4. Turn left, staying on the R40 which will take you into Hazyview town
5. In Hazyview - Turn right at the second set of traffic lights on to the R536 - Portia Shabangu Drive towards the Paul Kruger gate
*At this point ignore your GPS instructions and follow the instructions given FROM HAZYVIEW (above)*


RECOMMENDED ROUTE FROM HOEDSPRUIT: (± 165 KM)


1. Follow the R40 Klaserie road towards Hazyview / White River
2. Pass through towns Acornhoek, Casteel and Bushbuckridge to get to Hazyview.
3. In Hazyview - Turn left at the second set of traffic lights on to the R536 - Portia Shabangu Drive towards the Paul Kruger gate
*At this point ignore your GPS instructions and follow the instructions given FROM HAZYVIEW (above)*
*At this point ignore your GPS instructions and follow the instructions given FROM HAZYVIEW (above)*

RECOMMENDED ROUTE(S) FROM KRUGER NATIONAL PARK:
Depending on your location in the Kruger National Park, we suggest the following:

ROUTE FROM ORPEN GATE: (± 172 KM)


** You can only access Inyati via the Newington Gate**
1. Follow the R531 from Orpen gate towards the R40.
2. At the T-junction turn left on to the R40 towards Hazyview / White River
3. Pass through towns Acornhoek, Casteel and Bushbuckridge to get to Hazyview.
4. In Hazyview - Turn left at the second set of traffic lights on to the R536 - Portia Shabangu Drive towards the Paul Kruger gate

*At this point ignore your GPS instructions and follow the instructions given FROM HAZYVIEW (above)*

ROUTE FROM PAUL KRUGER GATE: (± 39 KM)


1. Exit at the Paul Kruger gate
2. Approximately 7km on the R536 there are signposts for Newington Gate Sabi Sands Game Reserve.
3. Turn right on to the gravel road for 9km until you find the 4 way intersection.
4. Turn right at the 4 way intersection towards Newington Gate Sabi Sands and follow the road for another 3km.
5. Turn left at the next Newington gate sign opposite the Preschool.
6. Keep heading towards Newington gate which is where you will enter the Sabi Sand Reserve.
7. Turn left once you have entered Newington Gate and follow all signposts to Inyati.

*Please be aware, as you approach the Lodge that you are in a wilderness area where predators and high- profile game roam freely. Do not leave your car for any reason.

Once you enter the Sabi Sand Wildtuin / Game reserve, please drive carefully and adhere to the following regulations:

  •  Travel directly to your destination and do not deviate from the route. Do not leave the roads. Remain at a respectable distance from wild animals. Remember that all wild animals are dangerous.
  •  Do not exceed the speed limit of 40 km/hour.
  •  Do not feed the animals in the Sabi Sand Reserve.
  •  Do not litter in the reserve
We wish you a safe journey and we look forward to welcoming you to Inyati Game Lodge.

The rates quoted are per person, per night sharing and priced in South African Rand. 
They include accommodation as detailed below and 15% VAT.

Rates Include

  • Air-conditioned en-suite accommodation, 
  • all meals daily and a house selection of beverages. 
  • Game drives in open 4-wheel drive safari vehicles conducted by experienced guides and trackers, 
  • refreshments on game drives, 
  • fishing, 
  • walking and spotlit night safaris. 
  • Transfers to and from Ulusaba airstrip (ULX).

Rates Exclude

  • Applicable airport taxes, 
  • wine from our cellar collection, 
  • premium brand drinks,
  • certain special meal requests,
  • curio shop purchases, 
  • flights and transfers,
  • gratuities, >
  • laundry & valet services,
  • Sabi Sand Wildtuin gate entrance fees,
  • SAN Parks conservation fees,
  • sole use of private safari vehicle,
  • telephone calls,
  • transfers to and from the lodge.
  • Sabi Sand Guest conservation contribution fee (GCC).

Children (Aged 8-10)

  • Children aged between 8-10 years and sharing a chalet with two full paying adults, will pay 50% of the per person sharing rate.
  • Children in their own suite will pay the standard adult rates.
  • Children are permitted on game drives at guides’ discretion.
  • Children above 16 may participate in walking safaris – for younger children we offer child-friendly walks around the lodge with experienced guides.
  • Child minding is conducted by lodge staff and can be arranged on arrival at a nominal hourly rate.
  • Occasionally due to restrictions on the number of guests and vehicles allowed on the Sabi Sand Reserve, we may not be able to accommodate extra children in room

Booking Procedure:
To secure your reservation a 50% deposit is required within 48hrs from time of booking.  
Full payment required 30 days prior to arrival.  Supplements and minimum stays may apply. Inyati Game Lodge reserves the right to change tariffs without notice subject to implementation or variations of taxes or levies by any authority or the government.

Cancellation Policy

    • All cancellations will only be accepted in writing and will only be effective on receipt of our cancellation voucher. There may also be cancellation fees 
    • levied by third parties or our affiliates such as flight or transfer operators.
  • Inyati Game Lodge reserves the right to charge the following cancellation fees should a confirmed reservation be cancelled within the following period:
  • 5% cancellation fee if cancelled more than 60 days prior to arrival.
  • 25% cancellation fee if cancelled less than 60 days prior to arrival.
  • 50% cancellation fee if cancelled less than 30 days prior to arrival.
  • 90% cancellation fee if cancelled less than 14 days prior to arrival

ARRIVAL / DEPARTURE

Suggested arrival time is after 12h00 with check-in from 13h00.
Rooms must be vacated by 11h00 for the convenience of arriving guests. Late departure times can be arranged at the lodge, subject to availability of rooms

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