Good Work Foundation Produces Covid-19 Video in 6 South African Languages

We are proud to say that our non-profit partner, Good Work Foundation (GWF), has produced a Covid-19 animated infographic that is available in six languages: isiZulu, English, Sepedi, Xitsonga, Siswati and Afrikaans.mailto:www.goodworkfoundation.org There are 11 official languages in South Africa and while English is understood in our largest cities, there are still many people in outlying areas who speak little, if any, English. At … Read More Good Work Foundation Produces Covid-19 Video in 6 South African Languages

Today we witnessed an epic battle on a small scale #morethanthebig5

Today we witnessed an epic battle on a small scale. A Giant Land Snail being attacked by a Peaceful Giant Ground Beetle larvae.Contrary to the beetles name the snail was bombarded with constant vicious attacks. The snails only defense was to use its mass and attempt to push the beetle larvae off with it’s shell. The tenacious beetle would then burrow under the shell … Read More Today we witnessed an epic battle on a small scale #morethanthebig5

Rate the roar. #armchairsafaris #purenature

We hope you enjoy this little compilation of the most powerful sounds at Inyati over the past decade. Listen closely the the guest comment, a very lyrical summation indeed. Rate the roar. #armchairsafaris #purenature

Bringing Africa to You #armchairsafari #inyatisafari

#armchairsafari #inyatisafari #OurHomeSafari – Bringing Africa to You.

For the love of Africa, don’t cancel, postpone your travel

“We know that you might not be able to be here with us, so in an effort to keep you connected to our amazing wildlife, we’ll be sharing some of our sightings with you. We hope that our #ArmchairSafaris bring a smile to your face at this difficult time! 😊

 

INYATI GAME LODGE : COVID-19 Update

Inyati logoINYATI GAME LODGE : COVID-19 Update

Dear Valued Partners and Guests

Amidst the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic and in line with public health advice, we have taken the decision to temporarily close Inyati Game Lodge, Sabi Sands Game Reserve with immediate effect. It is our intention to reopen on 1 May 2020 provided that it is safe to do so. While this was a hard decision for us to make, we believe it is the socially responsible thing to do and it is important to take the required precautionary measures to protect our team, our guests, our families and our communities. The global trend is towards social distancing, self-isolation and the cancellation of non-essential travel.

Most of our guests have decided to postpone their travels, rather than cancel, and we would encourage others to follow suit. Our reservations team is handling each booking on an individual basis and we will do everything possible to accommodate amended bookings.

For any queries on existing or future bookings, please contact our reservations team at res@inyati.co.za

These are unique and challenging times for everyone concerned and our thoughts are with all of you who have been affected by this crisis.

Thank you for your patience, understanding and support.

Warm bushveld regards
Leighanne Dawkins
Inyati Game Lodge
#postponedontcancel

Social distance

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Sabi Sands’ first trail run #TeamInyati

#TeamInyati The Extra Mile, sponsored by Investec Rhino Lifeline is the Sabi Sands’ first trail run. The 10km or 21km trail traverses through the scenic areas on the borders of the Sabi Sands Wildtuin area.

The funds raised from the event go back into the communities around the area. This annual run, organised by More Community Trust in partnership with the Sabi Sand Pfunanani Trust, Endangered Wildlife Trust, and Good Work Foundation, has been described as one of the toughest, heart-warming, fun, and community-driven events that many of these seasoned runners have ever done.

Well done to all of the incredible runners.

Come join us in 2021 for the trail run with a heart!

Sabi Sand Pfunanani Trust – @SabiSandPfunananiTrust

The Good Work Foundation – @goodworkfoundation

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New Look For Inyati Game Lodge, Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve

The team from Inyati Game Lodge are pleased to announce a substantial  refurbishment of the lodge, which is set in the western sector of the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National Park.Inyati-veranda-area

Major structural renovations of the central recreational areas include an extension of the main veranda area to capitalise on the uninterrupted scenes of the Sand river and its rich game viewing opportunities.Inyati-veranda-area

The expanded dining area has been fitted with comfortable but practical fittings to ensure a more spacious entertainment experience that enables guests to take full advantage of the spectacular riverfront location.Inyati-Coffee-station

The traditional open-aired boma has been completely rebuilt to create a warm, inviting space where guests can enjoy dining under the magnificent African night sky while enjoying Inyati’s hearty, home-style cuisine.Boma dinner

At the same time, all eleven rooms have gained a beautiful soft upgrade with a new colour palette of luxurious furnishings and indulgent outdoor showers have been added to all the standard chalets.Outdoor shower

As part of the lodge’s aim to provide a comprehensive and authentic bush experience, Inyati rates now include a selection of house beverages in addition to the two game drives per day, guided safari walks, fishing, all meals, high tea and Wi-Fi.Pool #inyatisafari

The enhancements have given the lodge a modern facelift while retaining the classic safari style and relaxed family atmosphere that guests have enjoyed for the past three decades.

7 Days To Go – Votes Close on 31st March for The 2019 Safari Awards

We are so proud to announce that Inyati Game Lodge has been nominated for the 2019 Safari Awards, sponsored by The Good Safari Guide.
If it weren’t for our guests continued support throughout the years, we’d never be in the position we’re in today. Your positive reviews, constructive criticism and contribution to Inyati Game Lodge, has ensured we’ve secured a place in the Safari Awards, a prestigious annual award bestowed upon camps and lodges displaying excellence in specific categories. Inyati Game Lodge has been nominated in 9 categories.

We’d really like to rally your support to secure an award.

Voting is easy! Here’s how you do it:
1. Go to this page, search and click on the property: Safari Awards Voting Selection Page
2. Log in with your username and password or register if this is your first-time voting.
3. You will be redirected to the property page, where you click on the big “vote” button.

Follow the prompts, rate us out of 10 and leave a comment if you’d like!

Here are the categories in which Inyati Game Lodge, have been nominated in the Safari Awards:

Guiding team

2019  Inyati Game Lodge  Best Safari Guiding Team category (Nominee)

The Inyati guides and Shangaan trackers make for an outstanding team while out on safari, while they share their intimate knowledge and incomparable intuition of the African bush. At Inyati, you can look forward to fantastic close-up experiences with Africa’s wildlife on every game drive

INY Elephant family

2019  Inyati Game Lodge  Best Walking Safari (Nominee)

Guided interpretive bush walks are one of the highlights of staying in a private reserve. You can experience the thrill of tracking animals such as the Big Five on foot. They are not hikes, and are usually tailored to your fitness level. The walks are led by qualified guides who will tell you interesting facts about the plants and animals that you encounter

Sensational Safari

2019  Inyati Game Lodge   Best Location category (Nominee)

Set on the lush banks of the Sand River, Inyati Game Lodge offers the ultimate safari experience combining diverse wildlife with authentic African hospitality. From the warm welcome you receive upon arrival, to our comfortable chalets, hearty home style cuisine and highly experienced guides, every guest departs with unforgettable memories and the imprint of Africa in their soul.

2019  Inyati Game Lodge  Best Design Category (Nominee)

Inyati Pool

With our veranda dining and bar area, there’s plenty of flow throughout the lodge. No fencing which means wildlife can roam freely throughout.

2019  Inyati Game LodgeBest Value Safari Property (Nominee)

INY up close

Inyati offers exceptional value for money at a fraction of the price of other private lodges in the reserve. The predator sightings in the Sabi Same Game Reserve are in abundance and the sands offers unparalleled game viewing opportunities in an uncrowded reserve. Rates include game drives, walks, accommodation and meals.

2019   Inyati Game Lodge  Best Ecologically Responsible Safari Property (Nominee)

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Inyati is committed long term sustainability and to respecting the local community and environment in which we live. We care about our people and the communities around us. Inyati employs about 45 permanent staff, most of which are from the local community. Many of our staff has been with Inyati for more than 10 years making Inyati their home and creating that family atmosphere that the lodge has become renowned for.

2019   Inyati Game Lodge Best Community Focused

Inyati staff at GWF digital learning centre

Inyati staff members and colleagues from the Sabi Sand Reserve and the Good Work Foundation at the new Dumphries Digital Learning Campus building site.

2019  Inyati Game Lodge  Best Safari Cuisine category (Nominee)

INY Boma dinner

Relish fascinating combinations of African dishes while sipping fabulous champagne and fine wines.

2019  Inyati Game Lodge  Best Family Safari Experience (Nominee)

Family safaris

Our junior ranger training – includes butterfly / fish / insect catch-and-release – with plenty to keep children entertained while their folks enjoy some down time.

The Good Work Foundation

Inyati is proud to have become a partner of the Good Work Foundation center in Dumphries village. The center will provide education opportunities to school children and young adults.
Various courses including Life skills, IT skills and Conservation will now be available to the youth of Dumphries. The center will provide these courses in conjunction with locals schools.

Inyati staff went to a coaching for conservation event at the Huntington center to enjoy a fun day with the children of Huntington and the GFW facilitators.

We will be breaking ground for our Dumphries center in October 2018 and will be complete in 2019.

We would like to thank our shareholders and guests who made this exciting project possible. @GWFOnline Good work foundation #RhinoLifeline #CoachingforConservation

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Inyati Game Lodge Earns 2018 TripAdvisor® Certificate Of Excellence

2018_HOF_Logos_Green-bkg_translations_en-US-UKINYATI GAME LODGE EARNS 2018 TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE

SABI SAND RESERVE, MPUMALANGA – Thursday, 24 May 2018– Inyati Game Lodge, Sabi Sand reserve today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its eighth year, the achievement celebrates businesses that have earned great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, restaurants and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience.

Being awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence five years in a row and inducted into the ‘Hall of Fame’ is a true source of pride for the entire team at Inyati Game Lodge and we’d like to thank all of our past guests who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor,” said Leighanne Dawkins, Marketing Manager at Inyati Game Lodge “There is no greater seal of approval than being recognised by one’s guests. With the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence based on customer reviews, the accolade is a remarkable vote of confidence to our business and our continued commitment to excellence.”

 “TripAdvisor is excited to announce the recipients of the 2018 Certificate of Excellence, which celebrates businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travellers,” said Heather Leisman, Vice President of Industry Marketing, TripAdvisor. “This recognition allows us to publicly honour businesses that are actively engaging with customers and using feedback to help travellers identify and confidently book the perfect trip.”

The Certificate of Excellence accounts for the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travellers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.

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INY Clear LogoSet on the lush banks of the Sand River, Inyati Game Lodge offers the ultimate safari experience combining diverse wildlife with authentic African hospitality. From the warm welcome you receive upon arrival, to our comfortable chalets, hearty home style cuisine and highly experienced guides, every guest departs with unforgettable memories and the imprint of Africa in their soul.

http://www.inyati.co.za email: res@inyati.co.za reservations telephone: +27 11 486 2027

 

About TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site*, enables travellers to unleash the full potential of every trip. With over 600 million reviews and opinions covering the world’s largest selection of worldwide travel listings – approximately 7.5 million accommodations, airlines, attractions and restaurants – TripAdvisor provides travellers with the wisdom of the crowds to help them decide where to stay, how to fly, what to do and where to eat. TripAdvisor also compares prices from more than 200 hotel booking sites so travellers can find the lowest price on the hotel that’s right for them. TripAdvisor-branded sites are available in 49 markets, and are home to the world’s largest travel community of 455 million average monthly unique visitors**, all looking to get the most out of every trip. TripAdvisor: Know better. Book better. Go better.

* Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, November 2017

** Source: TripAdvisor log files, average monthly unique visitors, Q3 2017

 

 

Atta wins Gold at Indaba 2018

Atta wins Gold at Africa’s Travel Indaba 2018

#Indaba2018: Tourism's time in the spotlight

#Indaba2018 : Tourism’s time in the spotlight.

At last week’s newly rebranded Africa’s Travel Indaba, Atta won a GOLD stand award for in the Tourism Marketing Organisation Category.

This years Indaba saw a renewed energy and a revamped offering in the Durban ICC. In a change from previous years the Atta stand was in the heart of the show on the centre aisle of the ICC. With 28 Atta member companies exhibiting the stand was a hive of activity with some great meetings happening and business being undertaken.

Leighanne and Matthew proudly represented Inyati on the The African Travel and Tourism Association – ATTA stand.

“It is always amazing to catch up with so many of our travel friends, partners & associates.” said Leighanne Dawkins, Marketing Manager at Inyati Game Lodge

 

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