Inyati Game Lodge

Inyati Game Lodge

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Inyati Game Lodge is situated in one of the world’s largest and most prestigious private conservation areas, the Sabi Sand Nature Reserve adjoining the renowned Kruger National Park. The perennial Sand River with its golden African sunshine and cool, shady hideaways runs through Inyati. At night, wildlife sounds fill the star-studded sky. Lions roar, jackals howl and hyenas laugh. African drums respond.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Shuttle bus service
Concierge
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Walk-in shower
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Luxury
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu

Location

Sabi Sands Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1350 South Africa
Getting there
Arathusa Safari Lodge Airport
13.7 km
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Ulusaba Airport
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Laender2020 wrote a review Nov 2020
Konstanz, Germany3 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
You will love the location and more important the concession area with transpassing right. It is not the first time I have been in the Sabi Sands and Inyati but if you think about a travel, now is the time. Usally the density of cars and tourist is limited in Sabi Sands. Despite all negativ effects of Covid, the reduced amount of tourist provides you the chance of a unique experience. And that said, the lodge has taken safty measures (breakfast, dinner served on the table, sanitizer etc.).
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Date of stay: November 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
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Response from Leighanne Dawkins, Marketing at Inyati Game Lodge
Responded 17 May 2021
It’s always a pleasure to receive such great praise from our repeat guests and we are thrilled that you love Inyati as much as we do! It was a pleasure to have you as our guest. We hope to see you again soon. Leighanne Dawkins Warm bushveld regards Leighanne Dawkins res@inyati.co.za
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shawn W wrote a review May 2021
Newport Beach, California181 contributions79 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Yes, traveling during covid is annoying, but the pay off is big: better rates, no crowds, more exclusive experience and knowing you’re helping to get money on the economy while having an amazing time.

This was my second time to Sabi Sands, first time to Inyati...and it was perfect. We only had two nights, which is too short, but of course the sightings did not disappoint: easily ticked off the Big Five, with lots of leopards, including mom and her babies, elephants everywhere, lions Buffalo, rhino... and as you expect if you know Sabi Sands, the animals are as close as you could believe.

Food was wonderful. I absolutely loved my previous lodge, Arathusa Safari Lodge, but the food at this camp was clearly a couple notches higher. (I think the price point is normally higher too, but Inyati currently has incredible rates.)

Of course service was great, and our ranger and tracker, George and Solly were excellent.

You’ll read these same type of rave reviews elsewhere, so my two cents:
1) it’s unlikely any sabi Sands lodge will disappoint
2) decide how much you can spend—they all will have excellent guides and provide amazing sightings.
3) The higher the price, the better the food, more lux accommodations, and more likely to have less crowded vehicles. (But right now that’s a given with covid distancing. Most vehicles only had 2-4 people) that said, I think any lodge is Sabi Sands will at least have nice rooms and decent food—you just need to think about how much you’re willing to go to raise those levels...but sightings stay high regardless.

Feel free to ping me with any questions.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Leighanne Dawkins, General Manager at Inyati Game Lodge
Responded 14 May 2021
Hi Shawn Thank you for choosing Inyati for your recent stay in the Sabi Sands Reserve, The lodge staff will be thrilled to hear about how much you enjoyed every aspect of your stay. The game viewing is incredible, and we are delighted that you had such an amazing time in the bush. Inyati is truly a special place with caring, attentive and passionate staff. With our COVID-19 Protocols in place, your well-being is our top priority . It was a pleasure to have you as our guest. We hope to see you again soon. Warm bushveld regards Leighanne Dawkins res@inyati.co.za
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Luc1965 wrote a review Jan 2020
Zurich, Switzerland132 contributions4 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
As one of the oldest private Game Reserves in Sabie Sands, Inyati Game Lodge offers everything to make for an unforgettable safari experience. Seasoned rangers and trackers guide with enthusiasm, sharing valuable insights in this unique eco system, whilst offering room for personalized activities. The lodge’s very friendly staff look after their guests with genuine hospitality and care. Limited availability of Wifi, a contained number of rooms, fresh food and fruits, and a terrace with beautiful views on the Sand River are guarantees to disconnect from daily routine. Many reasons to repeat the experience!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from LeighanneZA, Marketing Manager at Inyati Game Lodge
Responded 22 Jan 2020
We are thrilled to hear that you had such a fantastic time with us. We pride ourselves in our all-round service delivery and genuine friendly staff that take such wonderful care of our guests. We hope to welcome you back to Inyati very soon. Warm bushveld regards Leighanne Dawkins res@inyati.co.za
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alkismacropulos wrote a review Feb 2020
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our family enjoyed three wonderful days immersed in watching wild game in their natural habitat. This was topped with excellent rides with professional well trained and highly knowledgeable game wardens. All this coupled with wonderful meals with a varied menu, some in the wild bush, where we were watched at close quarters by hyenas !
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: Elegantly furnished , spacious air conditioned rooms. .
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Response from LeighanneZA, Marketing Manager at Inyati Game Lodge
Responded 19 Feb 2020
Thank you for your review and we hope that we can offer you the Inyati experience again. Warm bushveld regards Leighanne Dawkins res@inyati.co.za
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xavierashley wrote a review Jun 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I went on our honeymoon trip to SA in May 2022 and we stayed at Inyati for 7 nights. Upon arriving at around 3pm, we were quickly shown to our room to freshen up for tea and the game drive commenced at 3.30pm. Gabriel was our guide & Cliff was our tracker - they are truly the dream team. Even though the vehicle was shared with 2 other guests, we thoroughly enjoyed every single game drive. Gabriel is exceptionally knowledgeable about everything (from astronomy, to wildlife, even trees & birds). He made us very comfortable throughout the 8 days. Cliff is an experienced tracker who managed to hunt down a female leopard that was hunting!! I am very amazed at how good he is at tracking and spotting the animals. He has eagle eyes! We spotted all the Big 5 after just 2 game drives, a pity we didn't get a chance to see any Cheetahs & Wild Dogs. The staff at Inyati were absolutely perfect. Goodman & Adelaide were our servers and they will go the extra mile for you. Chef Cecilia cooks amazing meals that we overeat every single meal. The room is spacious & comfortable. I really loved soaking in the huge bath tub & they even provided bath salts!! Almost every day, Inyalas & Impalas were at our doorstep. I dream about my trip up till today and CANNOT WAIT to be back. We even loved the Curio shop so much that we spent all our cash there. After speaking to frequent safari goers in our vehicle, Sabi Sands is truly the best - the animal sightings are a definite, you get to see them so up close. Please do not hesitate if you are considering to stay at Inyati. I cannot think of anything they can improve on. Thank you for giving us the trip of our life. We will 100% be back!!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Leighanne Dawkins, Marketing at Inyati Game Lodge
Responded 08 Jun 2022
Wow, what a special review filled with wonderful renderings of your time with us! Thank you for taking the time out to share your experience. I will be sure to send your kind words onto Gabriel, Cliff and the rest of the Inyati team. We look so forward to your return visit. Warm bushveld regards Leighanne Dawkins marketing@inyati.co.za
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jackf710 wrote a review Jun 2022
Pau, France3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Inyati Game Lodge is just unbelievable. Warm welcome with Dominique. The rooms are huge and very well decorated. Food is excellent. The game drives are very well organized (had to install the roof top because of the rain in the morning). We saw the ''Big 5'' during the combined afternoon and morning drive. We couldn't be closer to the leopard and her cub ! Same for lions. Diff is the best game drive ranger ! Thanks to all for this incredible stay. Jack and Veronique (France).
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Leighanne Dawkins, Marketing at Inyati Game Lodge
Responded 14 Jun 2022
Hi Jack and Veronique What a wonderful review! Thank you! I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed your safari experience with Diff and Roger. We are extremely proud of our knowledgeable and passionate rangers. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest. We hope to see you again soon. Leighanne Dawkins Marketing Manager
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Nicola F wrote a review Dec 2022
Cobham, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Inyati is an amazing place. Of all the lodges in Sabi Sands, whilst perhaps not the most luxuriously fitted out, it is the best because it is not fenced in so the animals can and do wander through the grounds giving you incredible close up views of wild animals. It is safe because there are always staff on the look out for any of the more dangerous animals and you are given good advice about animal encounters on arrival.
It is incredibly friendly and, as I say, whilst not the most luxurious of all the lodges in Sabi Sands, the rooms are still beautifel, a real treat to stay in, appropriately rustic, very well equipped ad spotlessly clean and the rooms are big and have everything you need, very comfortable beds, complimentary minibar and the room service and general service throughout the whole lodge is impeccable. The food is good and the game rangers and trackers are fantastic, highly knowledgeable and very friendly and safety conscious.
I cannot fault the place and I would go back again and again (as my neighbours do, who introduced us to Inyati Lodge)
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Leighanne Dawkins, Marketing at Inyati Game Lodge
Responded 20 Dec 2022
I can’t begin to tell you how pleased it made me to read about your experience at Inyati. Our team strives to make each guest experience amazing. When we accomplish that goal we’ve done our job. We look forward to welcoming you back again the next time you are in South Africa. Warm bushveld regards
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stan and jan wrote a review Nov 2022
10 contributions1 helpful vote
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I read the reviews on Inyati Game Reserve so I had high expectations on our upcoming visit. To start with, the whole experience of Inyati Exceeded my expectations! We were greeted with warmth as we stepped out of our van

We were taken to our lodge which was very spacious and with private bath and shower facilities. We even had a spacious outside private area where we could sit and relax

The meals were delicious and plentiful. Really enjoyed the boma for our evening dinner. Our guide accompanied us for the evening meals. Would ask us what we were hoping to see the next day in spotting animals and he would make it his mission to find those animals

Now for the highlight of our stay. The early morning and evening safari. We were very fortunate to have a great team of Gabriel and Cliff as our guide and tracker. These two were so knowledgeable in finding the big 5 but so many more

I actually thought they made a mistake on our first outing that they would not be able to top that experience but I was wrong as every outing was full of wildlife and a new experience

If your decision choice comes down to Inyati or another location, choose Inyati. You won’t be disappointed

We spotted all the big 5 and so many more. Not only did we spot the elusive leopard but found 4 of them

A 5+ rating from us!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Leighanne Dawkins, Marketing at Inyati Game Lodge
Responded 28 Nov 2022
Thank you for taking the time to write a review! Inyati aims to provide a truly unique experience, and we are thrilled that we were able to exceed your expectations. We'll make sure to share your review with your guiding team – Gabriel and Cliff They are experts out in the field, and are the finishing touch to the fine quality of the Inyati safari experience. We look forward to welcoming you back to Inyati in the future. Warm bushveld regards
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montanamrs wrote a review Feb 2020
Sheridan, Montana26 contributions32 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had the most perfect stay and bush drives at Inyati Game Lodge. The open landrovers ( max 6 people) provided wide open views of the beautiful Sabi Sands reserve. All of the staff were very friendly and helpful. Food and service good. Most noteable were our EXCELLENT and personable driver/guide Gert and tracker Nelson. They seemed to have a second sense where to go to find animals and truly love their work. We saw kills and fights., elephants walking toward us on the roads. Leopards many times, and a rare leopard kill . EVERY drive was exciting and different.We saw the BIG 5 on nearly every outing. We especially liked the continuity of being with them on every bush drive and having Gert join us for meals. The lodge is small , comfortable and beautifully decorated. It is clean and inviting at every turn. The grounds are well kept . Chalet #9 for 2 is the farthest from the main lodge building and most private and peaceful. Recommend!! Monkeys run everywhere , wild game bed down on the grounds. The swimming pool was very clean with a beautiful view of the river basin.. Lounge chairs comfortable and shaded . Our chalet was well appointed. Indoor and outdoor shower plus a lovely tub. All amenities including insect spray,repellant and nice toiletries.. Turn down service prepared mosquito netting and fresh towels. Wonderful wide open views of the river from the main lodge porch. A good value for the quality. You will NOT want to leave~
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from LeighanneZA, Marketing Manager at Inyati Game Lodge
Responded 11 Feb 2020
Thank you very much for your incredible feedback on your stay. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us! Gert and Nelson make a quality team and add to the professional, caring and genuine staff compliment we proudly display at Inyati We hope to welcome you back to Inyati very soon. Warm bushveld regards Leighanne Dawkins res@inyati.co.za
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BrandonFair1 wrote a review Mar 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
One of the most pristine settings on the bank of the crocodile river, in the most lush and scenic part of the Kruger National Park. Wonderful friendly staff, and the most ideal setting for the best game viewings with experienced Tour guides and knowledgeable trackers to help find the most amazing animals in the area. Food is off the charts, and the air conditioned, 5 star bungalow chalets provide the perfect retreat after a long day. You will never want to leave.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Leighanne Dawkins, Marketing at Inyati Game Lodge
Responded 18 May 2021
Hi Brandon Thank you for your review. Our lovely setting on the Sand River makes for a blissfully quiet and relaxing bush retreat. The team at Inyati strive to deliver the best possible service, create everlasting memories and incredible experiences. We hope to welcome you back soon! Warm bushveld regards Leighanne Dawkins res@inyati.co.za
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SoCalJJ asked a question Feb 2024
Irvine, California145 contributions70 helpful votes
What type of electrical outlets are available? The older M or Newer N? Thanks,
Answer from LeighanneZA
Johannesburg, South Africa162 contributions30 helpful votes
For South Africa there are four associated plug types, types C, D, M and N. Plug type C is the plug which has two round pins, plug type D is the plug which has three round pins in a triangular pattern and plug types M and N both have three round pins. South Africa operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.
kakuakash asked a question Sept 2023
Thane, India56 contributions52 helpful votes
Is it possible to reach this lodge by your self-drive car?
Answer from caprjr
Danbury, Connecticut54 contributions45 helpful votes
Yes, but it is not easy. It is mostly dirt roads and there are no road sign markers. We booked a transfer with GAP Tours and Transfers. This company is wonderful. Inyati is fabulous!
Priya A asked a question Mar 2023
Plainsboro, New Jersey70 contributions26 helpful votes
Do they allow 3 people in a room in imluding a child? Any contact numbers for calling?
Answer from footlocker
Dubai, United Arab Emirates130 contributions103 helpful votes
Phone numbers are on the Inyati website and very clear phots for all your queries. Rooms are spacious.
anastasiaEngland asked a question Aug 2019
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom241 contributions162 helpful votes
Hi there, I would like to know how many people go in the safari jeep.? Many thanks
Answer from Sharon S
Boynton Beach, Florida129 contributions43 helpful votes
Up to 9
Answer from fortyfran
Melbourne, Australia44 contributions37 helpful votes
Inyati was very good and had excellent guides. I cannot speak for the other one. Iam sure you will be happy with Inyati
Daphne v wrote a tip 11 Jun
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Amazing!"
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rohinimajithia wrote a tip 07 Jun
New Delhi, India64 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring lots of reading material as you have plenty of time to relax in your rooms or on the beautiful Lodge patio in between safaris & night"
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Penny H wrote a tip May 2024
South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Breathe, take in the incredible place that is Inyati and enjoy."
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SoCalJJ wrote a tip May 2024
Irvine, California145 contributions70 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Vegetarians and Vegans might face very limited food options, with little plant-based protein."
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marisa728 wrote a tip Aug 2023
Tel Aviv, Israel6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't bother taking dress-up clothes, you eat at 7.30 pm and it's all outside even in winter. Save the space :) Dress in layers for winter,d"
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PRICE RANGE
R 24,325 - R 25,170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
inyati game hotel inyati private game reserve
LOCATION
South AfricaKruger National ParkSabi Sand Game ReserveInyati Private Game Reserve
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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Frequently Asked Questions about Inyati Game Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Inyati Game Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Inyati Game Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Inyati Game Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Inyati Game Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Inyati Game Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Inyati Game Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Inyati Game Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Inyati Game Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Inyati Private Game Reserve.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Inyati Game Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, Zulu, and Xhosa.