Overview – Inyati GR
Inyati is one of the private reserves located inside the greater Sabi Sand Game Reserve and has open borders with Kruger National Park, offering an authentic wilderness experience. The wonderful wildlife viewing is focused on seeing the Big Five with all big cats easily spotted. Even the rarely seen leopard is plentiful here.
The small lodge overlooks the Sand River and has 11 chalets. Inyati is one among seven smaller properties located in the west of Sabi Sands. The shared traversing rights of these properties make it possible to travel between several properties freely. This sometimes causes congestion and time pressure at wildlife sightings though, since only three vehicles are allowed at the same time and guests have to make room for each other.
- Size Sabi Sands*:
- 650km² / 250mi²
- Altitude Sabi Sands*:
- 329-504m / 0-3,117ft
Pros and Cons
- Great wildlife viewing with all of the Big Five animals easily spotted
- Up-close animal encounters are common as off-road driving is permitted
- Excellent guides make walking safaris possible, as well as day and nighttime drives
- Only expensive, fully-inclusive safari packages available
- Situated in a more crowded part of Sabi Sands
- Primary focus on flagship species only
There is amazing wildlife viewing at Inyati. All high profile safari animals, including the Big Five and cheetah, are present and spotted quite easily. Although difficult to see elsewhere, leopards are highly habituated within Sabi Sands and sightings are common. A variety of antelopes can also be found, but they are sometimes passed over in favor of sighting flagship species.
Woodland savanna dominates Inyati’s landscape. The foliage is thick but this is rarely an obstacle due to the wonderful tracking skills of the guides and trackers and the ability to drive off-road.
See Sabi Sand Game Reserve for more info
Inyati is part of the greater Sabi Sand Game Reserve. See the links below for more info about Sabi Sands.
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Most Helpful Expert Review
Emma is an award-winning travel writer for Rough Guides, National Geographic Traveller, Travel Africa magazine and The Independent.
Modest, unpretentious Big Five reserve
Though sandwiched between two decidedly upmarket private reserves, Ulusaba and Exeter, Inyati is an unusually down-to-earth spot with a comfortable but simple and modestly priced lodge. It has everything you’d expect from a Sabi Sands...
Latest User Review
Many animals roam the area as it is next to a river.