ABOUT THE LODGE
A uniquely & authentic African experience
Set on the beautiful & lush banks of the Sand River, Inyati Game Lodge provides guests with unforgettable memories due to the combination of diverse wildlife and homely African hospitality. Warm welcomes, comfortable chalets, hearty homestyle cuisine & highly experienced guides and trackers leave every guest with a breath-taking wildlife experience
& an imprint in their soul of Africa's great treasures. With a wide range of activities such as game drives, guided bush walks, fishing, boma dinners under the African sky and much more
, each guest gets to enjoy the bush in everyway possible.
Luxury & Family Chalets
As the lodge strives to maintain the family ambience that it has become known for, they have a total of 11 luxury chalets, 3 of which are suitable for families and the other 8 being mainly for a maximum of 2 guests. Each chalet is tastefully furnished with uninterrupted views of the African Bush overlooking the Sand River.
The family chalets offer an extra length king-size bed, a double bed & a single bed making it perfect for families wishing to share and stay close to one another. While the standard luxury chalets also have an extra-length king size bed, they can also be converted into twin bedded rooms. All beds are protected with high quality mosquito nets providing a comfortable stay for each guest.
Every air-conditioned chalet features an en-suite bathroom with twin hand basins, separate bath, shower & toilet.
In the public lounging area guests are welcome to utilize the WiFi & satellite television
TreeTops Conference Facility
The TreeTops Conference Facility is set in the tops of the tree's on the banks of the Sand River which is about 3km's from the main lodge. It is the perfect venue to host intimate wedding ceremonies or corporare conferences. TreeTops offers the opportunity for focus meetings, yet provides the setting for complete relaxation at the end of the day.
The lodge is situated in the western sector of the Sabi Sand Wildturn, a private game reserve sharing a common unfenced boundary with the Kruger National Park. It is 50 000 hectares & is known for providing some of the best game viewing in Africa. As the reserve is not open to the general public, each private lodge has exclusive traversing rights over their area. The reserve has a dense conventration of wildlife & is home to the Elephant, Lion, Rhino, Leopard & Buffalo, which is more commonly known as the Big 5
. Other common species such as Cheetah, Giraffe, Zebra, Wild Dogs and Antelope also inhabit this reserve.
Lilizela Tourism has awarded Inyati Game Lodge with the "Best Visitors Experience Award for the Best Wildlife Encounters".
On game drives, guests are seated on an open game vehicle which can accommodate a maximum of 10 guests and are driven by experienced rangers & insightful trackers. With a range of over 9 000 hectares traversing wilderness no two game drives are ever the same.
For guests wanting a more private and intimate game drive with loved ones, exclusive usage of safari vehicles can be arranged on request but is subject to availability.
Animals are most active during the mornings & evenings, hence game drives are centered around that timeframe. Game drives last for about 3 hours & include a coffee stop for the morning safari and a sundowner stop for the evening. At Inyati safari's are adjusted according to the seasons in order to maximise game-viewing opportunities
& to ensure that each guest enjoys a comfortable & memorable experience.
Guests who are over the age of 16 years can enjoy a fun and interactive bush walk
with professionally trained guides
who cater to the preferences & fitness levels
of each guest whilst pointing out animal tracks, dung, hiding spots, rare birds & sharing details about the rich cultural history of the area.
Inyati Game Lodge offers fishing as an extra activity between game drives. All equipment is supplied by the lodge & is done in the Sand River which is home to over 37 species of fish.
As safety is paramount, guests are always accompanied by a ranger or tracker.
There is no other paradise for photography other than Inyati Game Lodge as the ever-changing skies at dusk & dawn
are always a moment one wants to capture. Photographers are permanently captivated
by the fast moving lightning storms in the afternoon and the myraid of fascinating animals, birds & insects.
Young kids can enjoy an educational Young Rangers Programme
when travelling with parents. In these interactive programmes kids will be taught how to use their full range of senses to fully appreciate the wonder of nature. At the end of each childrens stay, they will recieve a Inyati Young Rangers Certificate
and will have learnt some of the following:
- How to do tricky bird calls & 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 & 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