In the 'hood, Sabi Sands as a destination

The Sabi Sand Game Reserve is undoubtedly the most exclusive private game reserve in South Africa. The 65,000-hectare Sabi Sand Game Reserve is located on the south-western corner of the Kruger National Park. There are no restricting fences between the Kruger Park and Sabi Sands and the wildlife roams freely between the two game reserves. Your Wildlife Safari cannot be complete without ... cont.

Inyati Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sand Reserve, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Directions to Inyati Private Game Reserve

Self Drive
Recommended route from Johannesburg. Please note that the drive will take approximately 5 / 6 hours ( 500km)

Take the N12 or N4 highway respectively to Witbank / eMalahleni (from OR Tambo, Johannesburg Airport, and follow signs to Boksburg to find the N12). Follow the N4 highway past Middleburg (Toll Plaza), Belfast / eMakhazeni & Machadodorp (Toll Plaza). Follow the Schoemanskloof option on the N4 towards Nelspruit / Mbombela.

Head east on N4 Nelspruit Northern Bypass. Slight left 270m then turn right toward R37. Go through 1 roundabout (1.1 km). At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto R37 (800m) Turn left onto Madiba Street 1.9 km and continue onto Provincial P9/2 Rd/R40 continue to follow the R40. Enter White River, along Chief Mgiyeni Khumalo drive, turn left onto Theo Kleynhans Street /R40/R538 and continue to follow R40/R538

Hazyview is about 60km from Nelspruit. As you approach Hazyview there is a T-Junction. Turn left at this junction. This road will take you into Hazyview Town. Carry on straight through the first set of traffic lights. At the intersection with the second set of traffic lights, there will be a signpost that reads Paul Kruger Gate. At this signpost, turn Right. (If you reach the Paul Kruger gate however, you have traveled too far on this road).

This road is the R536. After approximately 32km there are signposts for Newington Gate on the left hand side of the road.

After approximately 34kms, there are signposts for Savanna Private Game Reserve and Newington Gate Sabi Sands Game Reserve on the left hand side of the road. There will be a green road sign indicating Huntington Lilydale & Justicia left & Skukuza straight.

Turn left and follow the gravel road for 9km until you find the next Newington Gate sign.

Turn right and follow the road for another 3km to Newington Gate, which is where you will enter the Sabi Sand Reserve. From the Newington Gate follow all signposts to Inyati.

For all visitors, an entrance fee is payable to enter the Sabi Sand Wildtuin, which is payable at the gate. Self-drive visitors must ALSO pay a per vehicle entrance fee, at the 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. Once inside the gate, follow the signs to the lodge through the reserve.

The Gates open at 05h00 / 06h00 and close at 22h00 / 23h00. 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.

*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 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

There are three entry gates into the Sabi Sand Reserve - Shaw's Gate, Newington Gate and Gowrie Gate. You can only access Inyati via the Newington Gate.

Amenities in the area

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  • Shopping Mall (60 km)
  • Airport (200 km)


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