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At Inyati the days are designed to thrill you with intimate wildlife encounters and the nights to delight you with the indulgence and romance of the African night.

 

At Inyati the days are designed to thrill you with intimate wildlife encounters and the nights to delight you with the indulgence and romance of the African night.

View Africa’s most impressive wildlife on morning and afternoon/ evening game drives in open 4-wheel drive safari vehicles with expert guides and Shangaan trackers. Game drives traverse an area of 10 000 hectares (24 700 acres) and strict vehicle limits at sighting ensure the exclusivity of your game viewing experience. Off-road driving ensures that you have the best possible view of any exceptional sighting and guides are constantly in touch with each other to keep track of animal movements.

During your stay at Inyati, you are likely to spot a great variety of wildlife, including species such as leopard, lion, rhino, large herds of buffalo, elephant, reedbuck, hyena, hippopotamus, nyala, cheetah, wild dogs and many types of birds.

Inyati means BUFFALO in Shangaan /Tsonga which is one of the languages of the local people and Inyati is home to this powerful, indomitable breed.

CHARACTERISTIC SPECIES

BUFFALO – This mean, moody and magnificent animal is possibly the most dangerous of the Big Five, especially if you are on foot.Known as ‘Dagha Boys’ after the ‘dagha’, or mud, the Zulus used to build their traditional huts.
ELEPHANT – world’s largest and heaviest land animal

LION – king of the beasts
LEOPARD – solitary animal (unless mating, or a mother with cubs). Considered to be one of the most successful of all African predators, the leopard is a master stalker
RHINO – prehistoric-looking animal. The second-largest land mammal. Rhino horns are not made of bone, but of keratin, the same material found in your hair and fingernails.

Exclusive use of a safari vehicle can be arranged upon request, but is subject to availability. Only a limited number of exclusive safari vehicles can be guaranteed at any one time. Prices available on request.

Due to the climate, we suggest that the following times are followed as closely as possible, in order to maximise game-viewing opportunities and ensure that guests enjoy a comfortable experience.

WINTER

SUMMER

05h30

Wake up call

05h00

Wake up call

06h00

Continental Breakfast

05h30

Continental Breakfast

06h30

Depart for morning game drive

06h00

Depart for morning game drive

10h00

Brunch

10h00

Brunch

11h00

We request departing guests to vacate their chalet

11h00

We request departing guests to vacate their chalet

14h00

A terrace menu is available for guests arriving from 14h00

14h00

A terrace menu is available for guests arriving from 14h00

15h00

High tea is served

16h00

High tea is served

15h30

Depart for afternoon game drive

16h30

Depart for afternoon game drive

19h15

Pre-dinner drinks

19h45

Pre-dinner drinks

19h30

Dinner

20h00

Dinner

We suggest that guests arrive in time for lunch on their day of arrival not to “miss out” on any game drives during their stay.

At Inyati the days are designed to thrill you with intimate wildlife encounters and the nights to delight you with the indulgence and romance of the African night.

Game drives are planned to coincide with the best game viewing times. Your guide will meet you prior to the drive to discuss your interests. Be sure to take binocular, hats, sunscreen, etc. with you.

It is important to remember that the animals you will be viewing are wild and the fact that you are able in many cases to get relatively close when in vehicles is NOT because the animals are tame but rather that they have, over time, become accustomed to and relaxed with the presence of the vehicles, NOT humans!!

Please respect your surroundings and the wildlife by following these guidelines:

- Take back photographs and memories only! Do not remove natural objects (rocks, flowers, plants, etc) from the any of the reserves. It disrupts the ecology of the area.

- Do not try to attract the animals’ attention by imitating their sounds, clapping, throwing objects or any other means.

- Never tease or corner wild animals, this may cause an unpredictable response and a potentially dangerous reaction.

- Remember that you are a visitor to the animal’s natural habitat so observe the animals silently and with a minimum of disturbance to their natural activities. Loud talking on game drives will frighten the animals away.

- Don’t litter! Besides being distasteful, litter thrown on the ground can choke or poison animals and birds.

- Respect your driver/guide’s judgment about your proximity to certain wild animals.

- Don’t insist that he take the vehicle closer so you can get a better photograph. A vehicle driven too close can hinder a hunt, or cause animals to abandon a well-deserved meal.

- Always follow your guide’s advice – he is the expert! Don’t be afraid to ask him questions if you are unsure of anything.

- Never attempt to approach a wild animal on foot, especially near the lodge where the animals have become accustomed to humans.

Guests can also enjoy interpretive guided bush walks offering the bird watcher, dendrologist, botanist and the nature enthusiast the ultimate bush experience.

Our professionally trained guides cater to guests’ preferences and fitness levels to create an wonderful wilderness walking experience.

Experience an up close and personal glimpse of the African bush on foot in the company of our expert guides and trackers, taking the time to observe the small wonders of the bush, from spiders and ant lions to dung beetles.

Khimbini tracking

Regrettably, walking safaris are not suitable for children under 16 years of age.

Inyati offers fishing as an extra activity between game drive times. All fishing equipment is supplied by the Lodge.

Fishing is done in the Sand River and at the causeway. Guests’ safety is paramount, and they are always accompanied by an armed ranger or tracker.

There are over 37 species of fish in the Sand River – the most common ones being:

• Sharp tooth Catfish (Barbel)

• Mozambique Tlipia (Bream)

• Squeakers

• Tigerfish

• Small Mouth Yellowfish

• Mudfish

Apart from the relaxing aspect of fishing, 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.

INY Fishing1

INY Fishing

The crystal clear swimming pool is the perfect spot to enjoy sundowners. After spending a morning under the warm African sun a refreshing swim is always welcome.

Inyati splash

INY Relax

Inyati offers a fully equipped gym for those who wish to stay in shape whilst enjoying their African safari.

The gym has a modern computerized treadmill, bicycle and stepping machine.

Leave time just to do nothing – to enjoy the peace, sense of space, the colours – the very essence of Africa.

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