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...

Tales from the Bush June / July 2015
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.


Inyati Game Reserve, Sabi Sands by David Batzofin
July, 14, 2015

Inyati Game Reserve, Sabi Sands

Having returned from the heat of Dubai the night before,
I was looking forward to cooler weather while in Sands Sands.
The sky was grey and overcast, boding well for more reasonable temperatures.
I was wrong as it turned out...
The skies remained clear and unseasonably warm...

Inyati Game Reserve…the accommodation and a lot more by David Batzofin
July, 14, 2015

Inyati Game Reserve...the accommodation and a lot more.

This is the view form my seat on our game drive vehicle...
I believe that when I am in a reserve, my accommodation
is only used for sleeping and showering.

Keith was our ranger,
and he is the General Manager of the Lodge.
So, we were very lucky...

Traveling with a Child to South Africa – New Laws
June, 19, 2015

Planning on traveling to South Africa with your child? If so, it’s super important to keep in mind South Africa’s Department of Home Affairs’ new laws pertaining to traveling with minors (children under the age of 18). The new laws were effective on June 1, 2015 and were put in place in order to reduce (and hopefully eliminate) child trafficking across South African borders.

But the laws...

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