Inyati is an excellent Sabi Sand property with substantial land on both sides of the Sand River with its golden African sunshine and cool, shady hideaways. This perennial water source attracts the Big Five; the predators follow the general game and the area is particular good for leopard sightings and resident lions.
With access to more then 10,000 hectares (24,700 acres) of the northern sector of the Reserve, traversing is extensive. Inyati has first call on its own substantial chunk of this shared traverse. Excellent safari walks are offer with the qualified Trails Guides. They are tailored to your level of fitness and interests, and should not be missed. Birding is a particular passion amongst the Guides. The trackers are particularly good here. Unusually, you can also go fishing.
Inyati has only eleven chalets, accommodating a maximum of 25 guests. Each air-conditioned chalet features an en-suite bathroom with twin hand basins, separate bath, and indoor and outdoor showers. A manicured lawn leads down to a shallow cliff overlooking a wide expanse of the river. A deck under the riparian trees offers shade to enjoy the view when you are back from drive.
S itting and dining areas overlook the Sand River. The verandah overlooks the riverine vegetation, the natural habitat of the elephant and hippo who are regular visitors. Also in the main Lodge are a large swimming pool with views over the bush, and the Warthog hollow bar (for those post-drive pool-side drinks). A walk-in wine cellar is stocked with over 2,000 bottles of selected wines and champagnes. An air-conditioned gym offers a computerized treadmill, bicycle and stepping machine.
The traditional Shangaan boma is used on nights, (weather permitting) and is a truly memorable way to experience a safari evening under the African night sky. Food is ambitious and of a high standard. Enjoy fine cuisine and wines whilst seated around a warm crackling fire on which unique delicacies are prepared. Enjoy the friendly company of your ranger while being entertained with bushveld stories and experiences. The rhythmic beat of a traditional African dance entertains you while aromas of food being prepared fill the night sky.
If you stay for a couple of nights or more, experience a traditional South African braai (barbeque) under a blanket of stars in the heart of the bushveld.
This is one of few Lodges where fishing is encouraged as a leisure activity in between drives, with equipment provided. It takes place on the Sand River and the causeway crossing it. Safety is obviously paramount and your are accompanies by an armed Guide or Tracker. Catch-and-release highlights include Tigerfish, sharp-tooth catfish, tilapia, yellowfish, squeakers and mudfish. It is a glorious way to be at one with the bush, listening to the chirping of the various bird species or the sounds of hippos in the distance.
Walking Safaris are not available for under sixteen year olds.
Wi-fi, internet and fax facilities are available in reception. There is satellite TV in the lounge area.