Expect exclusivity and unique holiday experiences at Nyati Safari Lodge

Nyati Safari Lodge

Seeking an exclusive safari holiday experience surrounded all the scents and sounds of the African bush? Nyati Safari Lodge outside Hoedspruit, in Limpopo, should be your destination.

Situated at the Maseke Game Reserve, the lodge features 10 luxury river bungalows, six exclusive villa suites, three luxury tents, and a private camp – all overlooking the Olifants River. Expect luxury experiences combined with Big 5 safaris and breath-taking scenery!

Exclusivity, authentic architecture and excellent hospitality are the hallmarks of all Nyati offerings.

Accommodation at Nyati Safari Lodge

At Nyati Safari Lodge, you should expect only luxury accommodation with amazing views of the Olifants River and surrounding landscapes.

There are 10 luxury River Bungalows built into the slope towards the river so that they blend perfectly with the natural African bush. Large sliding doors of glass lead onto your own private furnished terrace from where you have spectacular views.

While the River Bungalows are designed for couples, families travelling with kids will have the option to also use the NYATI Family Bungalow. Located right by the Olifants River and also built into the slope, it also boasts large glass-panelled sliding doors lead onto the private furnished terrace with amazing views. Each of the two rooms has two single beds as well as shared bath/toilet/terrace.

If you travelling as friends or a family wanting privacy and space, choose from their six private luxury villas. The Nyati Olifant Villa Suites have either two, three or four bedrooms, a large living room, private pool and boma as well as a covered, furnished terrace where you can enjoy your holiday with panoramic views of the bush and Olifants River.

Amenities in all the units include either King-size or twin beds, quality duvets, private en-suite or shared bathrooms, indoor and outdoor showers, thick towels, bathrobes, hairdryers and various toiletries. There is air-conditioning, ceiling fans, electric blankets and mosquito nets, safety boxes, telephones and converters for European sockets. There is free Wi-Fi throughout.

Those traveling as a group or family of eight to 14 people and wanting their own private luxury safari experience, the Nyati Cheetah Camp is the right choice. It is Nyati’s most exclusive lodge! Here you will have your own private safari camp with private chef, driver and private safari program.

Other amenities include a private pool, barbecue area, large living rooms with fireplaces and fully-equipped kitchens, five master bedrooms with King-size beds, two single beds in the sixth bedroom, private toilet, double sinks as well as indoor and outdoor showers for each room. Also expect thick towels, bathrobes, hairdryers and various toiletries in the bathrooms as well as air conditioning, ceiling fans, TVs with DStv, electric blankets and built-in mosquito nets in the units in addition to safety deposit boxes, telephones, free Wi-Fi and converters for European electricity plugs.

Want to immerse yourself in the bush and live like the famed explorers and hunters of the past? The three luxurious Rhino Tents – also built into the slope facing the Olifants River, are a great choice. Each tent features its own en-suite bathroom with separate toilet, two sinks and indoor shower, a spacious private deck with amazing views, King-size bed, two duvets, a comfortable sofa that sleeps two. Also expect thick towels, bathrobes, hairdryer, toiletries, air conditioning, a ceiling fan and electric blankets as well as a safety box, telephone and European converter. There is also free Wi-Fi access.

Make an online booking HERE.

Facilities at Nyati Safari Lodge

There are several facilities at Nyati Safari Lodge designed to ensure you have a comfortable and memorable stay. These include a plunge pool for hot summer days, a bush spa, bush fitness centre, a driving range and secure, ample parking.

The Nyati Safari Lodge Bar is the place to be after a day of exploring. They serve snacks, wine, drinks and cocktails from the extensive bar menu.

Overlooking the Olifants River and waterholes frequented by wildlife, the restaurant offers contemporary international cuisine. Enjoy amazing breakfasts and dinners made from the best and freshest ingredients.

For your convenience, they will assist with airport transfers. There is also daily housekeeping as well as laundry services.

Activities at Nyati

Activities at Nyati Safari Lodge include boat safaris, bush walks, Kruger National Park tours, game drives, helicopter rides, hot-air balloon tours, microlight flights, Panorama Route tours and quad bike safaris.

If you love golf, you can test your swing at the Hans Merensky Golf Course. Make time for a visit to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Center.

Reviews from previous Nyati Safari Lodge guests

“What a fantastic break away from the hectic and busy year 2020 has been. Great service, friendly staff and exceptionally clean. Thanks Nyati for going the extra mile in everything this weekend!! A must do for quality family time. Hope to visit again soon!!” wrote Luan their TripAdvisor page.

colederidderdh added; “Great service, amazing wildlife and awesome location . Our ranger Will was extremely knowledgeable and friendly; we had a great time at the lodge with great food and views right off the deck. Would recommend.”

“We had a GREAT stay. We were two families with 5 kiddies combined the lodge made extra efforts to ensure the kids where accommodated with activities. The staff are truly amazing.. full of smiles and laughter. Rooms were clean and tidy with beautiful view of the river and animals. Our last night dinner was setup in the Bush truly amazing experience. Karel our game ranger is truly a gem to this lodge nothing was too much for him. Over exceeded in every way. Amazing with the kids and very informative and knowledgeable game ranger.. we have been to various 5* lodges and Karel is now rated as one of our best rangers so far. Well done to everyone from booking stage to check out every effort was put in to ensure we were happy,” said Elena.

Nyati Safari Lodge is located at 1 Parsons 155kt, Hoedspruit, in Limpopo. Here is their location on Google Maps. For bookings, call +27 15 793 7900; email info@nyatisafarilodge.co.za or visit them online at nyati.com. Follow them on Facebook HERE.


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