Inyati Private Game Reserve Sabi Sands Accommodation, Kruger Park
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  • Property TypeGame Lodge
  • Guests25
  • Rooms/Units11
  • Minimum Stay1-2 Nights

About Inyati Private Game Reserve

Inyati is set in 65 000 hectares of unspoilt 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 from the lodge. 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.


Inyati consists of eleven chalets with views of the Sand River and bushveld. Each air-conditioned suite features generous spaces, en-suite bathrooms with twin hand basins, separate WC, bath, indoor. The lodge accommodates 25 guests.


Inyati's superbly positioned guest sitting and dining areas overlook the Sand River. The verandah and dining area that overlooks the riverine vegetation, natural habitat for elephant and hippo, Warthog hollow bar, library, filtered swimming-pool, air-conditioned gym and walk-in wine cellar. Our traditional Shangaan boma is used on alternate nights, and is a truly memorable way to experience a safari evening under the African night sky. Fine cuisine and wines can be sampled while sitting near a warm crackling fire.


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. Guests can also enjoy interpretive guided bush walks with excellent bird watching. Game drives traverse an area of
10 000 hectares and strict vehicle limits at sightings ensure the exclusivity of your game viewing experience. Off-road driving ensures that you have the best possible view of any exceptional sighting and rangers are constantly in touch with each other to keep track of animal movements


Leopard, lion, elephant, buffalo, white rhino, cheetah, hyena, giraffe, zebra, waterbuck, hippo, wildebeest, kudu and many other mammal and bird species occur. Inyati means buffalo in Zulu, which is one of the languages of the local people, and Inyati is home to this powerful, indomitable breed.


A five hour drive from Johannesburg to the Newington Gate of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Bateleur Air Charter charter operates daily flights from OR Tambo to Ulusaba airstrip followed by an easy game drive to the lodge. Federal Air operates daily flights from OR Tambo to Skukuza and Ulusaba airstrip. SA Airlink offers daily flights from OR Tambo to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, followed by either a road or an air transfer to the lodge.

PARK times

Gates open at 05h00 / 06h00 & close at 22h00 / 23h00. Please note that 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.

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Mini- / courtesy bar
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: allowed
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Telephone (direct dial)
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Business facilities
  • Childcare / babysitting service
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Gym / fitness centre
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Security (guard)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room
  • Room service


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available
  • Tour assistance

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Rooms & Rates

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Family Chalet

- All chalets have 24-hour temperature control - air-conditioning and overhead fans.; - Bathroom amenities, insect repellent and hairdryers; - Direct dial telephones; - Mini-bar fridge (stocked on request), tea & coffee making facilities.; - Mini-safe.

Qty: 3
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type


- All chalets have 24-hour temperature control - air-conditioning and overhead fans.; - Bathroom amenities, insect repellent and hairdryers; - Direct dial telephones; - Mini-bar fridge (stocked on request), tea & coffee making facilities.; - Mini-safe.

Qty: 8
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Guest Reviews

5 Reviews from travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

This place is a hidden gem. We had such a great stay I promised myself to write a great review as soon as I got back home. We stayed for 3 days and hated to leave. Location is beautiful and peaceful. Food, rooms, staff... EXCELLENT! We drove there from Joburg, and even before getting there, elephants and jiraffes crossed our path. Games drives are the ultimate experience @ Inyati. The roofless 4x4s are excellent and take you just anywhere to see game: we crossed a river, sandy river banks, heavy bush. Guides and trackers couldn't be better. We saw the Big 5 many times, and many other animals, even a cerval which our guide said he hadn't spotted in 6 months. You could see wild animals even from the lodge terrace; we saw kudus, an old lonely buffalo, warthogs, crossing the lawn during the day. Customer service was impeccable and everyone was so friendly, including the other guests. I'm usually not one for crowds, so I loved the fact that accommodation is limited to 10 cabins. Great extras — Superb details (4-pole beds with mosquito nets, hot water bottles and blankies for cold early morning game drives, mosquito repellent cans in your room).

August 2017

Diana (Lima, Peru)

Verified reviewexcellent

Dear Inyati, Thank you for making our two-nights stay one of the most memorable experiences ever - a beautiful lodge in a beautiful setting, with some absolutely fascinating game drives; we got to see more wild animals than we dared to expect! Very special thanks to Delinda, Ranger George, and Tracker Solly - and of course to the entire staff, who were all incredibly friendly and attentive. We also met some wonderful people among the guests and during our game drives, which only enhanced our experience. It was tough to leave this special place, but we will surely be back some day. Kind regards, Sebastian & Shizuka

December 2012

Sebastian & Shizuka (Cologne)

Need to Know

Response timeInyati Private Game Reserve typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren 8 years and older are welcome.

Closest airport(s)Kruger Mpumalanga Airport - 70km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 13h00
Check-out by 11h00

Exceptions to check-in / out times may be arranged, please enquire.

Payment methods accepted by the propertyDiners, American Express, Visa, Mastercard, EFT or secure online payment via

Listed on since December 2004

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