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Inyati Game Lodge, Sabi Sand Reserve
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Reviewed November 14, 2008

We had a brilliant stay at Inyati and enjoyed every moment. The view from the terrace was super and so was thegame drive, the food and the hospitality we met.

We will definitely be back.

Stayed: October 2008
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Reviewed January 31, 2008

We spent 4 nights at the Inyati Private game reserve between 22.1.08 - 26.1.08.
We flew into Inyati which was a good opition in my opinion as it saved time and on speaking to other travellers they all encountered problems with the plice stopping them for "speeding" and fining them varying amounts of money or alternatively they could visit the local police station. This upset the travellers obviously as the fnes were for the policemans pocket and not official.
Inyati is the most beautiful place in the most fantastic setting. It is close to the river which always attracts the local animals. The chalets are fantastic, idyllic. Very well equppied and cleaned on a daily basis.
The food was wonderful and very varied. We had two game drives per day. The first starts by being woke at 5am. You meet for a light breakfast and tea / coffee/ juice then you are off on your safari.
We were lucky enought to see the big 5 the first drive.
You then have breakfast on your return. You meet for a light tea at 5pm and then off on the evening game drive. You have sundowner drinks whilst out and then your eveing meal is about 8.30pm.
We took some of the best photos ever. The scenery is spectacular and I would not hesitate to recommend this place to anyone. The staff are great and our ranger George was featured in the National Geographic magazine. He certainly knew his stuff. Our tracker was Solly. Both were excellent at their jobs.
This will go down as one of our favourite holidays.
The animals we saw lions, leopards cheetahs, rhino,buffalo,zebras, giraffes, warthogs,wilderbeast, birds galore including eagles, vultures, storks, owls. We saw a white impala that has never been seen before.
You must go and see it for yourself it is well worth the money.

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Reviewed November 5, 2007

For my first trip to Africa and first safari I did a lot of research. Everything about Inyati came back favorable and I am thrilled to report that my expectations were consistently exceeded. I loved the small lodge experience, the fantastic ranger and tracker, the huge amount of food, the special cozy touches. This place was a bargain in my book for everything you got. Customer service was impeccable and everyone was so friendly, including the other guests. I'm usually not one for travelling and dining with strangers, but here it was just exciting to share the experience with others from around the world (including many from South Africa, which I took as a good sign since the 'locals' clearly loved it too). I would go back in one second.

  • Stayed: June 2006, traveled on business
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7  Thank baltorich
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Reviewed July 5, 2007

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights in April after a recommendation from my best friend who is a South African. WHAT a GREAT recommendation. From the moment we arrived we felt we were at home. Grant and Sandra made us feel so welcome and relaxed.

George and Solly did an EXCELLENT job on the game drives, just incredble! I could not have imagined anything more wonderful than seeing all the big five, baby lions, baby hyennas coming out of their home for the first couple days. AND two elephants swimming and bathing together.

The time at Inyati was just amazing! The staff, the food, the comfy beds, the fabulous bath. I just LOVED it here! LOVED IT. We will for sure be back! If you are considering going to this area of the game reserves, Inyati is a must!

  • Stayed: April 2007, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 17, 2007

We stayed here for 2 nights after having been to 2 other game lodges (4 game drives @ 3+ hours). This was the best. The accomodation was very well furnished and the rooms were very big. Excellent facilities. Food was very good, local specialities, and a good selection. The most important factor for me was the excellence and enthusiasm of the game rangers - they made every effort to spot all types of game - our ranger was a leopard fan (4 sightings!). We also sighted 3 cheetahs, and followed them for 20 mins through the bush, absolutely incredible. A holiday of a lifetime.

  • Stayed: August 2006
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Reviewed July 10, 2006

Fantastic safari, beautiful & comfortable rooms with outstanding service and great rangers and trackers. First class experience for middle class budget - you can't beat it. I researched all of the Kruger game lodges and booked this one and couldn't have been happier. I loved Inyati!

  • Stayed: June 2006, traveled on business
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Stayed: September 2017, traveled with family
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Address: Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Kruger National Park 1350, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Sabi Sand Game Reserve > Inyati Private Game Reserve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Inyati Private Game Reserve
Price Range: $768 - $1,319 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Inyati Game Lodge, Sabi Sand Reserve 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set on the lush banks of the Sand River, Inyati Game Lodge offers the ultimate safari experience combining diverse wildlife with authentic African hospitality. From the warm welcome you receive upon arrival, to our comfortable chalets, hearty home style cuisine and highly experienced guides, every guest departs with unforgettable memories and the imprint of Africa in their soul. #inyatisafari ... more   less 
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