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. We offer a range of activities from game drives and guided bush walks, to star gazing, fishing, workouts at the fully-equipped gym, swimming, young rangers’ programmes and community tours.



Inyati has been recognised by the Lilizela Tourism Awards for the best “Visitor’s Experience Award for the Best Wildlife Encounters”. Open game vehicles, which seat up to 10 guests, are driven by experienced rangers and insightful trackers. With over 9,000 hectares of traversing wilderness, no two game drives are ever the same.


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



Game drives are planned for mornings and evenings as this is the time when the animals are most active. The game drives last for about three hours and include a coffee stop for the morning drive and a sundowner stop in the evening. Inyati generally adjusts safari times accordingly to the seasons in order to maximise game-viewing opportunities and ensure that guests enjoy a comfortable experience. 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.

Summer / Winter
05h00 / 05h30 – Wake up call
05h30 / 06h00 – Refreshments and snacks on the patio
06h00 / 06h30 – Depart for morning game drive
10h00 / 10h00 – Brunch
11h00 / 11h00 – Departing guests to kindly vacate chalets
14h00 / 14h00 – Lunch is available for arriving guests
16h00 / 15h00 – High tea is served on the patio
16h30 / 15h30 – Depart for afternoon game drive
19h45 / 19h15 – Pre-dinner drinks
20h00 / 19h30 – Dinner

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bush walks


Guests can enjoy informative bush walks for guests over the age of 16 years. Professionally trained rangers cater to guests’ preferences and fitness levels pointing out animal tracks, dung, hiding spots, rare birds and sharing details about the rich cultural history of the area.


Inyati offers fishing as an extra activity between game drive times. All fishing equipment is supplied by the lodge and is done in the Sand River which is home to over 37 species of fish. Safety is paramount so guests are always accompanied by a ranger or tracker.



Inyati is a photographer’s paradise. The ever-changing skies at dawn and dusk, the fast-moving lightning storms in the afternoon and the myriad of fascinating animals, birds and insects keep aspiring and professional photographers alike permanently captivated.


Parents travelling with young kids can book them on our fun and educational Young Rangers Programme. Children will be taught how to use their full range of senses to fully appreciate the wonder of nature. At the end of their stay, children will be issued with an Inyati Young Rangers certificate and will have learnt some of the following:

  • How to do tricky bird calls and how plants use offensive smells to deter unwanted predators
  • How to use the sense of touch to help identify some of the distinct tree species
  • How to track and identify spoor (animal tracks) in order to find animals and avoid danger
  • How to use the night sky as a map to find your way home
  • How to use plants for everyday activities like brushing teeth, toothpaste, soap, food, toilet paper and even medicine.

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