Inyati was recommended by our travel agent as the options we originally considered weren't available on the days we wanted. Based on the great reviews we found in this site, we booked it.
The place exceeded our expectations. It is so peaceful and relaxing that you hate to leave. In the day, you can see wild animals even in the garden! They just cross the garden and keep going into the wild.
We do not like crowds, so we loved the fact that the lodge has very limited accomodation. The night it was most packed, we had only 5 couples and a family of 3.
Rooms are huge and beautifully decorated, and have everything you may need. Food is amazing. The staff is wonderful. Game viewing is EXCELLENT, especially with guides as experienced as George and Sully. On our very first drive, we saw 4 of the Big 5. Of course, we saw the 5 many times by the end of our stay. Friends of ours who went to Kruger in their car, weren't so lucky. Felines are very elusive and you have better chances to see them if you go to a private reserve, where 4x4's can leave the roads to find them, and you can count on a experienced guide to find them.
If in doubt, do not hesitate and go for Inyati. You will love it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Inyati Game Lodge is situated in one of the world's largest and most prestigious private conservation areas, the Sabi Sand Reserve , adjoining the renowned Kruger National Park. 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. 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. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Inyati Game Hotel Inyati Private Game Reserve