Inyati Game Lodge

4.0 star property
Riverfront lodge in Sabi Sands Game Reserve with 2 restaurants and safari

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Inyati Game Lodge

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2 restaurants, breakfast, lunch, dinner served; African cuisine
Family Room, 1 Bedroom, Ensuite, Garden View | Living area
2 restaurants, breakfast, lunch, dinner served; African cuisine
Separate bathtub and shower, designer toiletries, hair dryer

Overview of Inyati Game Lodge

9.4 out of 10 Exceptional
9.4/10 Exceptional

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free breakfast
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
Sabi Sand Reserve, Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga, 1350
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Room service
  • Conference centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Separate sitting area
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

Family Room, 1 Bedroom, Ensuite, Garden View

  • 60 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed and 2 Single Beds

Standard Room, 1 Bedroom, Private Bathroom

  • 40 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed OR 2 Large Single Beds

About this area

What's nearby

  • In a regional park
  • Kruger National Park - 86 min drive

Getting around

  • Skukuza (SZK) - 91 min drive
  • Nelspruit (MQP-Kruger Mpumalanga Intl.) - 176 min drive
  • Mala Mala (AAM) - 178 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Inyati Game Lodge

Inyati Game Lodge offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for ZAR 1020 per person one-way. The outdoor pool is a great spot to take a dip, and guests can grab a bite to eat at Patio, one of 2 restaurants, which serves African cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A bar/lounge, a fitness centre and a snack bar/deli are other highlights at this upmarket lodge.


This lodge is all-inclusive. On-site food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes

Gratuities are included and additional gratuities at guests' discretion are accepted.

Food and beverages

All meals, snacks and select beverages included
Bottled wine included


Afrikaans, English, Xhosa, Zulu

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch and dinner
On-site PCR COVID-19 testing is available for a ZAR 2500 on-site COVID-19 testing (PCR screening) is available for a fee; reservations required for on-site testing
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 11 rooms


  • Check-in time from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 5 PM
  • Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Children (8 years old and younger) are not allowed
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas
  • No stag or hen parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 9 AM–11 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Private dining
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Water dispenser

What to do

  • Safari
  • Fishing
  • Ecotours nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room
  • Computer station
  • Conference centre


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Romance packages


  • Built in 1986
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Fitness centre
  • An outdoor pool
  • At least 80% of food locally sourced
  • Vegan dining options
  • Vegetarian dining options
  • Locally owned and organised tours and activities
  • At least 10% of profits reinvested in community and sustainability
  • Comprehensive food waste policy
  • Comprehensive recycling policy


  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Heating (climate-controlled) and air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Dressing gowns and slippers
  • Window screens
  • Laundry detergent

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Blackout curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Deck or patio
  • Individually furnished and decorated
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Recycling
  • Water-efficient toilets only

Special features


Patio – Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specialises in African cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and light fare. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting).
Open air boma – This diner specialises in African cuisine and only serves dinner. Open daily.
Warthog Hollow – This bar overlooks the garden and specialises in African cuisine. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 1020 per person (one-way)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Children under 8 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool or fitness facility without adult supervision

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

On-site PCR COVID-19 testing is available for a ZAR 2500 fee; reservations are required for on-site testing.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag and hen parties.
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
This property does not have lifts.
This property uses solar energy, plus eco-friendly cleaning products.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and outdoor lighting on site.
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ+ friendly).
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Inyati Game Lodge Kruger National Park
Inyati Game Kruger National Park
Inyati Game Lodge Lodge
Inyati Game Lodge Bushbuckridge
Inyati Game Lodge Lodge Bushbuckridge

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Inyati Game Lodge?
This property confirms that on-site COVID-19 testing (PCR screening) is available for a fee. Furthermore, disinfectant is used to clean the property, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Inyati Game Lodge?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Inyati Game Lodge?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Inyati Game Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Inyati Game Lodge?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 1020 per person one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Inyati Game Lodge?
You can check in from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Inyati Game Lodge and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as fishing. Additional recreation on-site includes game viewing, a wildlife and game drive and a safari. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the lodge's other amenities, which include a fitness centre and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Inyati Game Lodge?
Yes, there are 2 on-site restaurants, featuring al fresco dining, African cuisine and garden views.
Does Inyati Game Lodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a deck or patio.
What's the area around Inyati Game Lodge like?
Inyati Game Lodge is located by the river, a short 9-minute walk from Londolozi Game Reserve.







Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Everything was excellent. Staff was helpfull and attentive. The driver Gabriel and tracker where very good. We had a very good experience!
margarita, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

carol, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Luxurious Lodge delivers comfort and gourmet food
This is a beautiful lodge in a great location. We loved our room. It was spacious, comfortable, and luxurious. I enjoyed the outdoor shower! The turn-down service was special, and all the housekeeping staff, including escorts and bellhops, were top-notch. We loved our meals, too. The staff at reception (Dominique) and the dining room were all kind, capable, and attentive. We even bought clothing at the Curio shop, so we could "wear" fond memories back home. The only negative was our ranger, George. He was not our cup of tea. He detracted from the game drives with his insulting manner. We learned a lot more from our ranger at our other lodge. While we did see lions, they were always sleeping. Made me wonder if Sabi Sabi is drugging the lions? We had no luck seeing lions or leopards doing anything other than sleeping. The lion cubs didn't play, and the pride didn't even walk! The vehicles were fine, and the terrain is amazing. We did enjoy seeing elephants eating and interacting. They were the highlight, and we saw one leopard cub eating an impala. How often do you see that? Not often in my experience. Amazing! Rhinos and hippos were spotted also.
Jack, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing Experience
Lodge was just renovated and everything is stylish and new! Staff are super friendly and helpful and food and drinks were great. Rangers and trackers are top notch and vehicles are comfortable and in great condition. Animals were abundant, we saw the big 5 within 24 hours of being there - 2 being on the lawn of the lodge at checkin.
Jessica, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We had a wonderful 2.5 day stay at Inyati. Our guides, Darren and Nelson were the best! Each game drive was insightful and fun. We saw the big 5 and learned so much more about the animals, their patterns, behavior etc. Each day was different and exhilarating. The staff could not be nicer. The facilities are all clean and kept nicely. The rooms are very spacious although maybe a little bit outdated. Food was excellent. I would highly, highly recommend. We have zero regrets in staying here and would do so again.
2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Inyati was a wonderful experience. Guides for game runs were great. We had 3 hour game runs each day at 6:30 a.m. and 3:30 pm and saw all the animals close up. Good food and wonderful staff. Our guide, Matt and receptionist, Maralise were outstanding.
Kenneth, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great time at Inyati
Very nice stay, incredible game viewing, luxurious rooms, delicious food, high level of service
4-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Superb service and big 5
The service, guide and tracker were superb! It was our first safari experience and it did not disappoint. We were able to see all big 5 within the first game drive and the rare wild dogs on the second. Special thanks to our guide and tracker, Omega and Rodgar. They were awesome! We went to another safari in Chobe but were so disappointed. Everyone in Inyati has set the bar really high! The only set back was that there is no wifi and tv in the rooms, only in the common area. Back to basics which works well. Finally get to cut off from electronics and to enjoy what nature has to offer.
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing- go go go
You will not be disappointed. When we arrived the first night, there was a hippo grazing on the lawn and two hyenas walked past whilst we were having dinner. We were told that Inyati was the only lodge in the area which doesn’t have fencing around to stop the animals wondering in- something we loved. Our room was HUGE, food plentiful and the staff/guides were amazing. Game drives were out of this world and groups were kept small to ensure the best viewing! We saw the top 5 and plenty more. We are so pleased we picked inyati and Sabi Sands. The other reserves supposedly don’t let game drivers go off road for the big 5. Don’t hesitate, just go.
3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent lodge in a great location
This lodge surpassed expectations. The accommodation is good and the food very good without being over the top. Swimming pool is also nice. The best part is the morning and evening game drives which allowed us to see all we hoped for and more. The rangers got us very close to the animals and were very knowledgeable and patient with our constant questions!
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