FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What should I pack for my safari?

Morning Game Drive:
It can typically be rather chilly on the early morning game drives, so you’ll want to wear lots of layers and remove them as the morning sun gets warmer.

Evening Game Drive:
Your evening game drive starts when the warm sun is still up but expect the temperature to drop quickly — especially at sunset. Most evening game drives involve a couple of hours of exploring and end with sundowners and snacks (happy hour in the bush at sunset) before heading back to the lodge.

We highly recommend you bring the following:

  • Bathing costume
  • Camera and binoculars
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Enough Prescription medicines – you will NOT get any in the bush.
  • Fleece jackets, jerseys, rain jacket and a windbreaker
  • For winter, pack an extra warm jacket, woollen hat (beanie) and scarf and gloves.
  • Insect repellent
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Light cotton pants, tops, shirts, and sweaters
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat

Do I need to take anti-malaria precautions?

Inyati is in a low risk malaria area but we recommend you consult your physician on the various anti-malarial prophylactics available

When is the best time of year to go on Safari?

Southern Africa is a year-round destination. The best time of year to visit Inyati Game Lodge depends very much on your preferences. There is something wonderful about experiencing nature in different seasons and a magical sighting is possible at any time of year.

Traditionally the dry winter months (April to October) are best for game viewing, due to the shorter grass, lack of foliage and the absence of water which forces the game to concentrate around the remaining sources of drinking water.

Annual rainfall, usually in the form of short afternoon thunder showers that clear up within an hour, occur from December to March. Many species give birth to their young around the start of the rains, so the bush is alive with new-born animals

Is there a gym at Inyati Game Lodge?

Yes, there is a fully equipped and spacious gym located near reception

Is there WiFi at Inyati Game Lodge?

Yes, there is complimentary WiFi throughout Inyati Game Lodge.

What is included in the rates at Inyati Game Lodge?

The rates at Inyati Game Lodge are all-inclusive.  They include the following:        

– Air-conditioned en-suite accommodation

– All meals          

– House selection of beverages (house-wines, local brand spirits, beers and soft drinks)

– Safari game drives in open 4-wheel drive safari vehicles              

– Fishing and walking safaris.

– Transfers to and from Ulusaba airstrip (ULX)

– In room Wi-Fi.

Our rates exclude the following:

– All flights and transfers and applicable airport taxes

– Certain special meal requests

– Curio shop purchases

– Gratuities

– Laundry

– Premium brand drinks

– Telephone calls

– Sole use of private safari vehicle

– Sabi Sand Wildtuin gate entrance fees

– SAN Parks (South African National Parks conservation fees

– The Sabi Sand Guest conservation contribution levy (GCC).

Are children allowed on safari at Inyati Game Lodge?

Children must be 8 years and older to stay at Inyati. Our family chalets are suitable to families with 2 adults and 2 children.  The per person sharing rate is applicable to children.

We have a wonderful children’s programme at Inyati Game Lodge and our experienced guides are well trained to ensure the safety of your family while on safari.

What are the check-in/check-out times at Inyati Game Lodge?

Check-out is at 11am and check-in is at 2pm.

How big is Inyati Game Lodge?

Inyati Game Lodge is in the western sector of the Sabi Sands Game Reserve / Wildtuin  and enjoys traversing rights over all 10,000 hectares of the reserve.

What is the closest airport to Inyati?

There are two major airports serving the Inyati Game Lodge, Sabi Sands:

Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport / Nelspruit (MQP) and Skukuza Airport situated in the Kruger National Park. Road Transfers from both airports to Inyati Game Lodge, can be booked and arranged through the Inyati reservations office. Guests will be met at the airport and transferred in an air-conditioned vehicle.