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7 nights Pure Luxury Escape at NYATI Olifant Suites

Be pampered while staying at your own private 200 m2 Olifant Villa with private pool and direct access to the Olifant River. Here you will have your very own ranger with private safari vehicle who will make sure you see all you wish for.

When returning to the villa after an adventurous day, your private cook/servant have prepared drinks and meals for you. The food and wine at the villa is really exquisite, and do not hesitate to ask should you have special requests.

Activities are planned for you during your 7 night stay, where you will be given every chance to experience the real game life of South Africa - in pure luxury of course.

Price from USD 4.000,- per person (min. 4 persons)

The package includes

The 7-nights package includes:

  • Return transfer from local airport by Kruger National Park to NYATI Olifant Villa Suites.
  • 7 nights at NYATI Olifant Villa Suites 5* in your own 200 m2 villa incl. all exquisite meals & drinks.
  • Private ranger troughout the stay incl. private safari vehicle.
  • Private servant / chef
  • Comprehensive safari program, where all meals are included:
    • Day one: Transfer to you exclusive 5* Olifant Villa Suites where your private servant will be serving cold drinks upon arrival and show you around the lovely villa.
    • Day two: Helicopter Tour
    • Day three: Time to see "The Big 5"  2 game drives & bush walk with your private ranger
    • Day four: Full-day safari in open safari vehicles in Kruger National Park
    • Day five: Half day visit to Moholoholo Rehabilitation Center
    • Day six: Visit to local township, alternatively day at the golf course
    • Day seven: Last chance to see the Big Five. Today you have 2 game drives
    • Day eight: Transfer back to the airport, time to plan your next stay.

If you are looking to experience even more Africa, let us help you combine your safari adventure with Cape Town, Mozambique, Victoria Falls, Botswana and many more destinations.

Your safari adventure of a lifetime

Welcome to the perfect starting point for authentic safari, exquisite pampering and unforgettable experiences. NYATI Safari Lodge offers a luxury safari in our own 10,000-hectare wildlife reserve in South Africa's famous Kruger National Park.

The settings around NYATI Safari Lodge are exclusive and inviting, whether you're relaxing inside or outside.

The lodge consists of the main building with restaurant, bar, shop, pool and lounge area, 10 exclusive bungalows, 6 private Olifant villa suites and the separate Cheetah Camp, suitable for private groups of up to 14 people.

All lodgings are located right on the Olifants River overlooking the wild, raw and unspoilt nature, and the buildings are connected with a cosy network of paths and footbridges. The hallmarks of NYATI Safari Lodge is an elegant combination of Scandinavian quality standards and African rustic style, where solid walls, thatched roofs and woods species are characteristic. It is authentic and luxurious at the same time, creating a unique setting for an adventurous safari experience.

World-class Safari & Golf

Experience “The Big Five” first-hand in South Africa while improving your golf skills with one the World’s leading golf professionals. 

Do not miss this unique opportunity to combine world-class safari with an opportunity to improve your golf skills. Train your game with Mark McCann, one of the World’s best golf trainers on some of the best golf courses in South Africa.

You will be playing among Africa’s wild animals, while staying in the exclusive five-star Nyati Safari Lodge right next to Kruger National Park. The safari/golf program includes all the safari activities of the regular program of the lodge, but allows for three days of golf.

In between activities there will be time to relax in the luxurious surroundings of the lodge or for hitting a round of golf balls into the bush on Nyati’s own driving range.

A Culinary Trip

An enthusiastic team of cooks will serve supreme meals of South African national dishes and specialities.

For lunch and dinner you will have a starter, and then for the main course a selection of fish, meat or vegetarian dishes followed by a delicious dessert.

The meals are complemented by a wide selection of the best South African wines which you are free to enjoy ad libitum during the whole trip.

All meals are served in the dining car in a charming Victorian atmosphere where white cloths, beautiful crockery, and silver cutlery accompany the meals, and the dress code for dinner is formal – i.e. jacket and tie for gentlemen and evening dress for women.

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7 nights Pure Luxury Escape at NYATI Olifant Suites
Daily program
7 nights Pure Luxury Escape at NYATI Olifant Suites
Optional activities at NYATI Safari Lodge


7 nights Pure Luxury Escape at NYATI Olifant Suites

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Daily program

Please note that the safariprogram at NYATI Olifant Suites describes the 7-nights package.
NYATI Olifant Villa Suites
  • Stay in your own private luxury villa of 200 m2 with 2, 3 or 4 double rooms
  • Enjoy your own pool and terrace right in front of Olifants River
  • Stay within walking distance to the main lodge, but at a convenient distance to ensure a private atmosphere

The 6 private luxury villas are suitable if you are two friends or a family who want more space and privacy. The villas have either two, three or four bedrooms, a large living room, private pool & boma as well as a covered, furnished terrace where you can enjoy life, each other's company - and the panoramic views of the bush and Olifants River.

The villas are only a few minutes walk from the main lodge, where the restaurant is located, but in sufficient distance to ensure a secluded and private atmosphere. Here you can be together in peace and quiet, talk about the safari experiences of the day, watch the wildlife along the river or take a dip in your private pool.

Helicopter Flip

Take a helicopter tour over NYATI's own land and experience the South African bush from above. The tour will take you past the safari lodge and up Olifants River offering stunning views of the bush. You might even spot the wildlife from above, e.g. elephants, giraffes, zebras, rhinos etc. The flight will last approximately 20 minutes. You will be flying with a certified pilot and security is paramount. 

Mionimum requerement are 2 guests, maximum 3 guests at a time and subject to 48 hours cancellation policy.

Bushwalk and "Big 5" game drive

Explore the area around Nyati by taking a bush walk early in the morning. The animals are especially active in the mornings and this easy stroll runs along the Olifants River, where you can often spot hippos and crocodiles.  You also have the option of experiencing the bush from a bird's eye view in a micro light aircraft or helicopter (to be paid for separately). Back at the lodge you will find a tempting breakfast buffet on the terrace set out for you. After having had a few hours to relax, it is time for “the Big 5” safari. “Big 5” is a traditional hunters' way of describing lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos and buffaloes. We begin with an exciting drive through the bush along the Olifants River in open Jeeps.

Local rangers will meet us at the entrance to Thsukudu, a nearby private wildlife reserve especially known for its work breeding rhinos. Here there will be ample opportunity to spot “the Big 5”. We go on a safari drive, known in South Africa as a game-drive, and before heading back we will stop for refreshments and watch the beautiful sunset. Back at the lodge a traditional African Braai will be served in Nyati's open barbecue facility - the Boma.

Full-day trip to Kruger National Park

Go on a safari in the public area of Kruger National Park. With its wide variety of animals and nature, the more than 100 year old park is one of the world's best safari parks and is simply one of the very best places to see the wildlife in their natural environment. The park is 350 km long and approx. 65 km wide. The roads through the national park are good and many animals have gradually got used to the four-wheeled creatures, so you can get close to them. There are no less than 147 animal species, 507 birds, 34 amphibians, 116 reptiles, 1980 plant and tree species and really good chances to experience "The Big 5", lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo.

Departure is early morning and you eat the breakfast that has been brought with you outdoors, as you witness the splendid sunrise. You also enjoy an Out of Africa-style lunch served in the great outdoors in one of the rest camps. 

This trip is included in the 7 nights 5 star stay at NYATI Olifant Suites

Price per person ZAR 2.200,- (min. 4 participants)

Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre

As South Africans we do as much as we can to protect our wildlife, enjoy a one and a half hour walking tour through the Moholoholo Rehabilitation centre to get a better insight on the recue and rehabilitation of numerous animals. Moholoholo is sure to raise awareness not only on the natural injuries/deaths caused to the animals but also the human impact these animals have to suffer

Moholoholo is home to numerous birds of pray including Africa’s largest eagle and endangered Vultures, Lion, White Lion, White Duiker, Dassie, Cheetah, Hyena, Rhino, Zebra, Wild Dog, Leopard, Black Leopard and more.

Price per person ZAR 800,- (if not included in your itineary)

Timings as follows:

07h00 – Breakfast at the lodge
07h30 – Departure from the lodge
09h30 – Start of Tour at Moholoholo (Approximately 1hour 30 min light walk)
13h00-13h30 – Back at the lodge
14h00 – Lunch at the lodge

NYATI "Big 5" safari

On Tuesdays or Thursdays you typically visit the famous Kruger National Park on a full day trip. Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa, covering an area of 19,633 sq. kilometers (7,580 sq mi) and offers the highest concentration of wildlife in the world and of course “The Big 5”. Nyati Safari Lodge is one of the few lodges with license for driving our own custom-built open safari vehicles in the park. Driving in open vehicles gives your safari experience an extra dimension, as scents and sounds are much more perceptible. We will have breakfast outdoors while watching the splendid sunrise. Remember to have your camera ready, as there will be many sights which you will want to bring home with you. Kruger National Park offers world-class nature and wildlife experiences. In the Mopane bush, in the north, there are lots of elephants, buffalos, impalas, kudus and plenty of other antelopes. On the central savannah there are many gnus, zebras, cheetahs and lions while in the Bush Willow towards the south, with its dense grass forest, there are lots of giraffes, lions, white rhinos, hyenas and antelopes. Just as on the Sunday excursion there is ample opportunity to spot the “The Big 5”. 

We enjoy a delicious "Out of Africa"-style lunch served in the great outdoors at one of the Park's rest camps. You will arrive back at the lodge in time for your culinary three-course dinner in the beautiful main restaurant overlooking the Olifants River and the african bush.

Visit to African village & Sundowner

Relax by the pool or enjoy an early morning safari bushwalk in our private game reserve. The animals are tracked by studying footprints, droppings, snapped branches and other signs visible in nature. The area offers a spectacular array of wildlife including for example many species of antelope, zebras, warthogs, zebras, giraffes, gnus, rhinos and buffaloes. After the bushwalk, a lovely breakfast buffet will be served on the terrace and there will be some time to relax. Participate in one of the thrilling optional activities (to be paid for separately), guests who play golf may for example choose to have a round on the popular Hans Merensky 18-hole course on this day. At the end of the afternoon we continue our program with a Sundowner game-drive in the Nyati grounds. In the evening a culinary three-course menu will be served in the beautiful main restaurant overlooking the Olifant River.

Golf Clinic & last rund of golf

Last chance to perfect you golfing with Ronnie Nkuna during your hourly golf clinic before setting out for a round of 9 holes. In the afternoon we invite you for a "Big 5" sundowner safari to our new viewpoint, where you will enjoy a spectacular "sundowner" with drinks under open sky with extraordinary views of the South African bush. We finish the tour with a night safari game drive back to the lodge, where you get to experience the South African wildlife under the starry sky. Friday night is celebrated with a farewell "braai" in the open-air boma, where the chef will be a little extra inventive with the delicious local produce.

Day of departure - or optional activities

Saturday is your day of departure. After breakfast you can choose to be driven to the local airport where flights connect to Johannesburg, or you can organize your own departure.

Optional activities at NYATI Safari Lodge

River safari with bushwalk & game drive

Join an eventful trip on foot, on the river and in open safari vehicles through Kruger National Park. The tour starts early in the morning with a safari walk through the bush, where one of NYATI's rangers tells about the flora and fauna along the way. The walk ends with a delicious breakfast cooked by NYATI's chefs in the bush at one of NYATI's beautiful view points. Continue by car to the dammed part of the Olifants River, where you arrive approx. in the middle of the day. Embark on an incredible river cruise offering close encounters with the South African wildlife such as crocodiles, hippos and elephants along the river banks of the Olifants River bordering and open to Kruger National Park. The river cruise is also a fantastic way to experience the rich bird life along the river. You will have lunch on the boat while you enjoy the sounds of the bush and the beautiful view of the wildlife.

After the boat trip another safari adventure awaits. You will be picked up by one of NYATI's open safari vehicles and go on an evocative sunset game drive through Kruger National Park with a good chance to see "Big 5". The safari experiences ends at one of NYATI's beautiful sundowner spots, where you can enjoy the sunset over the South African bush with cold drinks and snacks before going back to the lodge.

Please note that the tour is weather dependent. Lunch is included. Departure from the lodge early morning, return right after sunset. Minimum age is 8 years.

Price pr. person ZAR 1200,-

Hot air balloon

To hover silently over the landscapes is a truly magical experience. The balloon ascends at sunrise, so you get to experience the awakening bush from high above. The tour will take you over the scenic, Lowveld section of the Blyde River offering stunning views of the Drakensberg Escarpment and the South African bush. Sparkling wine and snacks will be served after the balloon flight and a full breakfast will await you back at the Lodge.

The activity is highly weather dependent and will only be offered on days when the local balloon skipper believes it to be “balloon weather”. Departure from the lodge may be as early as 3 in the morning and will be confirmed the day before the flight (minimum of 4 participants).  

Price per person ZAR 4.200,-

Microlight flight

Take a tour in a small microlight aircraft and experience the best view of the landscape. With the wind in your hair and complete uninterrupted views, you get an intense and adrenaline-inspired safari experience from above. It almost feels like you are flying over the bush. The flight begins early in the morning and will last approximately 20 minutes. You will be flying with a certified pilot. The activity is highly weather dependant (minimum 2 participants).

Price per person ZAR 1500,-

Quad bike safari

A fantastic and different safari, where nature and wildlife sets the agenda. Experience the south African bush far from the beaten track on a quad bike. It is a four-wheeled motorcycle suitable for off-road driving.

A fun activity for the family and for everyone who wants to have another chance to get close to the wild nature and get the pulse up a bit. Because the trails are more about game viewing than quad biking, there are no daredevil stunts. The speed is slow and the animals always have right of way.

Guests are driven approx. 15 minutes up the terrain, from where the tour starts under the guidance of a local guide. The tours depart early morning before breakfast and late afternoon and lasts approx. 1,5 hours (2 hours incl. transfer to and from the lodge). 

Min. 2 participants and max. 3 participants per time. Minimum age 12 years. No experience required.

Price: ZAR 850/person

Jessica the tame hippo

In March 2000, Tony and Shirley Joubert found a little starved orphaned baby hippo at the edge of Blyde River. The couple "adopted" the little hippopotamus, and therefore it has grown up among humans and domestic animals. Today, the tame hippo, named Jessica, is one of the biggest attractions in Hoedspruit, where both adults and children visit it. On this excursion you will have the chance to experience a day with Jessica, where she, for example, plays with the family's dog, gets feed from the hand and petted. Jessica is very affectionate and love beeing close to people.

Price per person: ZAR 750,-

Subject to Jessica's visit at that time.

Golf at Hans Merensky

South Africa also offers world-class golf courses and is in many ways a paradise for golfers. If you play golf, do not miss the opportunity to play golf among African wildlife. Approx. one hour drive from NYATI Safari Lodge you find Hans Merensky Country Club's 18-hole course designed by Bob Grimsdell. The course is medium-level and is located just on the border with the world-renowned Kruger National Park. Therefore, the wild animals have priority - also on the green. Giraffes, antelopes, monkeys and warthogs cross the fairway and remind you that you actually play golf at their home - the South African bush. Hippos and crocodiles reside in the ponds, so you should remember to bring spare balls. The area where the golf course is located was once part of the national park and is therefore an unusual golf experience in a fantastic setting. However, there are major water restrictions in the area, which unfortunately means that the quality of the golf course is not the best anymore. Remember, you can also practice at the driving range at NYATI Safari Lodge.

Price per person ZAR 1200,-

Rental of golf equipment at Hans Merensky Golf Course is additional ZAR 200 per person. Golf cart rental is additional ZAR 210.

Fishing trip

An active fishing trip is both relaxing and exciting at the same time, maybe more exciting than hunting ... On a fishing trip, you have less influence on the result and you are in the hands of the weather and the fish, as they decide if they want to bite the hook or not. Go with NYATI on a fishing trip with a professional fishing instructor and try to catch for instance 

  • Common catfish up to 50kg
  • Silver catfish up to 30kg
  • Kurper/Tilapia up to 2kg
  • Yellow Fish up to 3kg
  • Common carp 2- 14kg 

The trip starts early morning with a cup of coffee at NYATI Safari Lodge before departure. At the boat there is a light morning snack with coffee / tea before heading out to the Olifants River. The next 3½ hours you can enjoy sailing peacefully through the stunning scenery surrounded by the wildlife of the bush while trying to get one or more fish on the hook. Which fish can be caught and their size depends on the season - and may also differ from trip to trip. There are good chances to catch a fish. The instructor knows the river very well and which areas are best to go fishing in this particular season. Around 10.30 there will be brunch on land before the trip continues back to the lodge.

Fishing equipment (rod and reel fishing utilizing, Carp species fishing rods and bait runner reels) and license are included in the price (minimum 2 participants, maximum 8 participants).

Price per person: ZAR 1.500,-

Big game hunting

NYATI Safari Lodge is part of the Central Lowveld Biosphere Reserve Initiative, which works on the important back-to-nature process to ensure the wildlife and their free movement. Hunting in the area is part of the natural game management and takes place under good conditions without posing any threat to the animal species. NYATI Safari Lodge can therefore offer guests to arrange hunting during their stay. Hunting must be booked no later than 6 weeks in advance, otherwise we can not guarantee our professional hunting supplier Wayne Wagner Safaris is available. Each hunt is planned individually, so you as a hunter can be sure that your wishes and preferences are met. You have a professional hunter who guides and informs - and the hunt takes place both on foot and in cross-country vehicles. Among other things you can hunt blesbuck, bushbuck, blue wildebeest, buffalo, duiker, moose, gemsbok, impala, kudu, nyala, red hartebeest, capricorn, tsessebe, warthog, wildbuck and zebra. You will be picked up by Wayne Wagner Safaris at the lodge and drive to the hunting terrain, which, according to your hunting wishes, can be up to a couple of hours drive from here. NYATI's chefs provide food for the hunt.

Price per person: ZAR 2.000,- in advance and ZAR 2400,- at NYATI Safari Lodge

The price is for one day hunting incl. rent of rifle, shooting and accompanying professional huntsman. The price for the game varies and the latest wildlife list can be ordered on request.

We recommend that hunting is ordered when booking the entire trip, however, min. 6 weeks before departure. We need the following information when ordering:  

  • Name of hunter
  • If you are more than one hunter we need to know whether you want to hunt 1:1 or 1:2
  • Dates for your stay at NYATI Safari Lodge
  • Desired hunting date
  • Desired trophy / game

Please note that renting a rifle is included in the price and that it requires long preparation and permission from the South African police to bring your own rifle. In addition, you need approximately 3 hours in Johannesburg airport for admission with a rifle. Trophy repatriation etc. is organized on site with our hunting supplier Wayne Wagner Safaris.

Full-day excursion to the Drakensberg Mountains

At NYATI Safari Lodge you already have one full day trip to the Drakensberg Mountains included, but guests are welcome to purchase an extra trip. Along what is known as the Panoramic Route you will find several look-out points. You follow the 60 kilometre (35 mile) long Blyde River Canyon. There will also be a stop in the gold-digger's village Pilgrim's Rest. Great opportunities to buy African woodcarving work. Lunch is included. Departure from the lodge early morning.

Price per person ZAR 2.000,- (minimum 4 participants)

Climate chart NYATI, Kruger National Park

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Average Rainfall
High °C: 32
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Low °C: 21 °C
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Average Daily Sunshine Hours: 8
Average Rainfall: 93 mm
93 mm
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Average Daily Sunshine Hours: 8
Average Rainfall: 93 mm
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High °C: 31
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Low °C: 19 °C
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Average Daily Sunshine Hours: 8
Average Rainfall: 68 mm
68 mm
High °C: 29
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Low °C: 16 °C
16 °C
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Average Rainfall: 37 mm
37 mm
High °C: 28
28 °C
Low °C: 11 °C
11 °C
Average Daily Sunshine Hours: 9
Average Rainfall: 14 mm
14 mm
High °C: 26
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Average Rainfall: 11 mm
11 mm
High °C: 26
26 °C
Low °C: 7 °C
7 °C
Average Daily Sunshine Hours: 9
Average Rainfall: 12 mm
12 mm
High °C: 27
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Low °C: 9 °C
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Average Daily Sunshine Hours: 9
Average Rainfall: 9 mm
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High °C: 29
29 °C
Low °C: 13 °C
13 °C
Average Daily Sunshine Hours: 9
Average Rainfall: 26 mm
26 mm
High °C: 30
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Low °C: 16 °C
16 °C
Average Daily Sunshine Hours: 8
Average Rainfall: 43 mm
43 mm
High °C: 30
30 °C
Low °C: 18 °C
18 °C
Average Daily Sunshine Hours: 8
Average Rainfall: 66 mm
66 mm
High °C: 32
32 °C
Low °C: 20 °C
20 °C
Average Daily Sunshine Hours: 8
Average Rainfall: 94 mm
94 mm


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