Lilizela Tourism Awards held on 22 October 2015
November, 10, 2015

The South African Tourism Industry spent the better part of last night honouring the crème de la crème of the sector. The industry hosted by the esteemed Minister of Tourism, Mr Derek Hanekom, were treated to an evening of splendour and entertainment from local musicians.


The Lilizela Tourism Awards, is a platform to celebrate service excellence in the South African...

September Wildlife Highlights
October, 05, 2015

The little bit of rain we had at the end of last month has caused a bit of commotion in the bush. More than a few insects have spontaneously appeared and take advantage of the little bit of moisture. The grass is peeking its green eye through the wash of brown hair tassled all over the floor. So much potential and the first signs of summer. As the days went by however no more rain followed and...

Inyati – Provincial Winner 2015 Lilizela Tourism Awards
September, 29, 2015

The Mpumalanga Province announced the names of the provincial winners of the 2015 Lilizela Tourism Awards. The announcement was made at an awards ceremony held on September 8, 2015 at Emnotweni Arena in Mbombela where all the province’s finalists were publically honoured for their contribution to service excellence and quality assurance in the tourism industry.
“Being awarded the Lilizela...

August- The winds of change
September, 05, 2015

This time of year is a change-over period. The days start to get noticeably longer and predictably the winds come. The wind blows through the area dry, and hot, desiccating whatever is left of the bush. However because trees are stimulated by light and not water. The first trees are starting to wake up and it all starts with the Knobthorn Acacia (Vachellia nigrescens) and the Weeping Boer-bean...

Airlink’s city to bush-lodge network now on sale!
August, 19, 2015

Airlink's "Lodge Link System" service, which will provide direct connectivity beyond the Skukuza and Nelspruit/Kruger airports to five of the most popular game lodge destinations in South Africa, is now available for sale in the Global Distribution System (GDS), on-line, as well as via travel agent and tour operator’s Computerized Reservations Systems. (CRS)

The Lodge Link System will...

June / July 2015 Field Guide Report by Matt
August, 06, 2015

Due to the three high pressure cells associated with South African winters we are experiencing the best weather, with day in and day out, big blue skies. The air feels like it is air-conditioned all throughout the mornings, and some mornings there is just a touch of mist around the river. The sunrises and sunsets are always spectacular as all the fires create a haze, that the sun stands out like...

2016 Safari Awards Voting is Now Open
August, 06, 2015

2016 Safari Awards Voting is Now OpenInyati Game Lodge, Sabi Sand Reserve has been nominated in three categories for the 2016 Safari Awards. Winning an award in these categories is quite an accolade and a feather in our cap. We need your help in voting for us. We could not be where we are today if it weren’t for the support and positive feedback received from our guests.
We have been nominated...

Inyati Game Reserve, sights from the bush by David Batzofin
July, 18, 2015

Inyati Game Reserve, sights from the bush.

The bar area in the early morning before game drive.
Everyone was in the room next door,
drinking coffee and eating muffins before setting off.

No time to sit and ponder at 06h00...
Save that for the post drive "de-briefing"!

This elephant had wandered...

Hyena at Inyati Game Reserve…not ‘Lion King’ gangsta’s by David Batzofin
July, 17, 2015

Hyena at Inyati Game Reserve...not 'Lion King' gangsta's

While on our drive towards the Spotted Hyena den,
we had some wonderful bird sightings.
This is a Brown Hooded Kingfisher.

One of my all time favourite raptors,
the Bateleur, which means acrobat in French.
There is a move to try and...

Well spotted! Leopards galore at Inyati Game Reserve by David Batzofin
July, 16, 2015

Thursday, July 16, 2015 : Well spotted! Leopards galore at Inyati Game Reserve

THIS is what visitors to Sabi Sands come to see...
This youngster is around 15 months old.
It lazed in the tree for the longest time before deciding to come down.
It is one of the cubs that belong to Thlangisa.


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