Inyati Game Lodge

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Outdoor pool
Terrace/patio
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Overview of Inyati Game Lodge

Inyati Game Lodge

4.0 star property
Riverfront lodge in Bushbuckridge with 2 restaurants and safari

9.4/10 Exceptional

15 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
Map
Sabi Sand Reserve, Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga, 1350
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Room service
  • Conference center
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Computer station
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Separate sitting area
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In a regional park
  • Sabi Sands Game Reserve - 1 min drive
  • Kruger National Park - 57 min drive

Getting around

  • Skukuza (SZK) - 93 min drive
  • Mala Mala (AAM) - 153 min drive
  • Nelspruit (MQP-Kruger Mpumalanga Intl.) - 163 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Inyati Game Lodge

Inyati Game Lodge offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for ZAR 965 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 center, and a snack bar/deli are other highlights at this upscale lodge. Fellow travelers like the helpful staff and walkable location.

All inclusive

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

Languages

Afrikaans, English, Xhosa, Zulu

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer 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 fee; reservations required for on-site testing
At check-in, guests must provide either a negative Antigen COVID-19 test result or a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
Negative COVID-19 test result requirement applies to all guests aged 8 and up, and test must have been administered no more than 48 hours prior to check-in; COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 8 and up; guests must have received complete vaccination at least 30 days prior to check-in
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At a glance

Hotel size

  • 11 rooms

Arriving/Leaving

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

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.
  • At check-in, guests must provide either a negative Antigen COVID-19 test result or a record of full COVID-19 vaccination

Special check-in instructions

  • 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
  • At check-in, guests must provide either a negative Antigen COVID-19 test result or a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
  • Negative COVID-19 test result requirement applies to all guests aged 8 and up, and test must have been administered no more than 48 hours prior to check-in; COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 8 and up; guests must have received complete vaccination at least 30 days prior to check-in

Required at check-in

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

Children

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

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas
  • No stag/bachelor or hen/bachelorette 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 center

Services

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

Facilities

  • Built in 1986
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Fitness center
  • An outdoor pool

Accessibility

  • In-room accessibility

Languages

  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Xhosa
  • Zulu

Room amenities

Home comfort

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

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

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

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

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

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

All inclusive

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

Dining

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

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 965 per person (one-way)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

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

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

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; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

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

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

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.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

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

At check-in, guests must provide either a negative Antigen COVID-19 test result or a record of full COVID-19 vaccination.

The negative COVID-19 test result requirement applies to all guests aged 8 and up, and the test must have been administered no more than 48 hours prior to check-in. COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 8 and up; guests must have received complete vaccination at least 30 days prior to check-in.

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

Policies

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit 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. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

9.4

Exceptional

9.7/10

Cleanliness

9.2/10

Staff & service

9.3/10

Property conditions & facilities

4.0/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

carol, 3-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

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
Verified Hotels.com guest review

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
Verified Hotels.com guest review

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
Verified Expedia guest review

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
Verified Expedia guest review

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
Verified Hotels.com guest review

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.
Verified Hotels.com guest review

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
Verified Expedia guest review

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!
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

It Does Not Get Better
Luxury lodge in a beautiful, well stocked private part of the Kruger. The ranger and tracker staff were outstanding and so every safari (3 mornings, 3 evenings and a walking safari) were each wonderful and all different. Having safaried before in Kenya and Zimbabwe, this was by far the best experience. Great food and other interesting guests just added to the overall experience.
Verified Expedia guest review