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Inyati Game Lodge, Sabi Sand Reserve
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Absolutely amazing in all aspects. The lodge was great, the staff was incredibly helpful, and the safari was wonderful. Our tracker cliffy was unreal at finding elephants and leopards (and some lions!) Keith, our ranger, had an excellent knowledge of all the animals and plants, as well as in-depth knowledge of some of the well-known animals like leopards. The food from the chefs was delicious, breakfast, tea time and dinner. Animals are continually on the premise, walking around grazing by the river. It was an absolute pleasure staying here and going on the game drives mornings and evenings. Will definitely come back!

Room Tip: Any room is good, we had a river view
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  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Daniel S
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InyatiSafari, Marketing Manager at Inyati Game Lodge, Sabi Sand Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Hi Daniel

What a super review! Thank you! I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed your safari experience with Keith and Cliff. We are extremely proud of our knowledgeable and passionate safari guides as well as our fabulous chef, Cecilia.

Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Warm bushveld regards
Leighanne Dawkins
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

I am so pleased we left the safari until last as nothing else compared to this experience!
It was a liitle challenging getting to the gate to the reserve as there are diversions which are not clear, however once there we were welcomed personally, given lunch and generally looked after. There were even chocolate covered strawberries in the room for us.
The lodge is lovely with a main building and large veranda where you can sit and watch the animals meander through the grounds and this is also where meals are served alfresco. There is also a platform next to the river with seats so you can watch the river based animals safely too.
The rooms are stand alone buildings with 2 rooms per building. Ours was large and comfortable with a large bathroom including bath and shower. The bed was exceptionally comfortable. The free Sherry was a nice touch.
Food was delicious and plentiful and was served to cater for the timing of the safaris. There is a bar and tea/ coffee & water are free.
The staff were very friendly and took the time to learn our names.
The Safari is outstanding, we had Kim & Nelson then swapped to Keith and Cliff. The safari is twice daily and we saw more than we could ever have hoped including leopard, lions, cheetah, rhino including a baby, elephant, giraffe, water buffalo, hippo, wild dogs, the list is endless. Our guides took us to see lion eating a kill and we had many memorable moments. Their knowledge was outstanding and we always felt in safe hands, especially during the bush walk.
We stayed for 3 nights, did 6 safaris and would have stayed much longer given the choice and the money!

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank WGreen74
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InyatiSafari, Marketing Manager at Inyati Game Lodge, Sabi Sand Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Inyati aims to provide a truly unique experience, and we are thrilled that we were able to exceed your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back to Inyati in the future.

Warm bushveld regards
Leighanne Dawkins
res@inyati.co.za

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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

The tracker and game ranger were so amazing! They were so knowledgeable and passionate about the animals! It was really amazing and 2 nights wasn't long enough. The food was fantastic too and the accommodation gorgeous!

Stayed: December 2016, travelled with friends
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InyatiSafari, Marketing Manager at Inyati Game Lodge, Sabi Sand Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thank you for your positive comments. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us!
We certainly look forward to welcoming you back to Inyati.

Warm bushveld regards
Leighanne Dawkins
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

This place was great! The rooms were lovely and the staff was excellent. However, nothing could compared to Matt the guide and Joel the tracker. They were truly dedicated to making our trip the best it could be. Matt's passion for birds and the bush really shined through during our four days. We saw the big 5 in less than 5 hours and he had us in amazing positions to have animals come right along the side of the truck and perfect lighting for photographs.

We had a large group traveling and some of the others had another guide and liked him as much as we liked our guide....so the moral of the story is that they have great guides here!

I highly recommend a beverage in the bush as the sun is setting.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Thank mfuller49
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InyatiSafari, Marketing Manager at Inyati Game Lodge, Sabi Sand Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your safari experience with Matthew and Joel. We are extremely proud of our knowledgeable and passionate safari guides.
Thank you for your review and we hope that we can offer you the Inyati safari experience again.

Warm bushveld regards
Leighanne Dawkins
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

I was told that to really experience the sound of Africa I should do a Safari sleeping in a tent. We did and it was great, But, when we arrived at Inyati Game Lodge after being in a tent for three nights , it was like walking into a room at a 5 Star Hotel. It was beautiful.
On the first game drive we were amazed to see " The Big Five" We were really lucky to get two of the best trackers around. Joel and our tracker /driver Matt. Matt took great delight in finding animals before any of the other drivers. He was like a kid in a candy shop. He was a great driver and would take off across the bush to track and get close to the animals. We were very spoiled with all the animals we saw and would recommend Inyati to anyone wanting to see The Big Five up close and still be staying in total comfort
The difference between a good and excellent is the little things e.g.. On the morning we were packing to leave the lodge after 3 nights. We were being picked up at 7.30am , it was 7am and We got a call from reception to say that Matt had found a cheetah. He knew it was the only thing that we wanted to see and hadn't. The Girl at reception said if we wanted she would send out a ranger to pick us up and drive us out to join Matt to show us the cheetah. All land speed records were broken and we caught up with Matt who took us to see the cheetah. It was amazing and the fact that he did this was amazing.. We would recommend Inyati Game Lodge to anyone wanting the trip of a lifetime.

Room Tip: All rooms would be good
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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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InyatiSafari, Marketing Manager at Inyati Game Lodge, Sabi Sand Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Hi Louise

I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed your safari experience with Matthew. The most noticeable trait of the staff at Inyati is that they love what they do. Our guides and trackers proudly transport our guests into another world. They are experts out in the field, and are the finishing touch to the fine quality of the Inyati safari experience.

We certainly look forward to welcoming you back to Inyati.

Warm bushveld regards
Leighanne Dawkins
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Address: Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Kruger National Park 1350, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Sabi Sand Game Reserve > Inyati Private Game Reserve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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 Speciality Lodging in Inyati Private Game Reserve
Price Range: $1,350 - $1,680 (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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