+27 (0) 61 523 5041 info@nyalasafarilodge.co.za

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At Nyala Sands, the accent is on unwinding, absorbing the soul-restoring magic of the African bush, re-connecting with friends and family or meeting new friends in an intimate and relaxed environment.

About Us

Located a little further from Nyala Safari Lodge along the banks of the seasonal Mohlabetsi River and in the same Big 5 reserve, one finds the private retreat of Nyala Sands. 

Our luxury lodge offers 4 secluded chalets set overlooking the sandy riverbed which attracts a variety of wildlife throughout the day and is ideal for those romantic getaways and friendly reunions. This extensive yet understated luxury lodge can be likened to a family home, offering both catered or self-catered options.

To complete your safari adventure with us in the Greater Kruger,  enjoy two professionally guided safaris each day on an impressive 2400 hectares.

Luxury Chalets

The many windows allow maximum light into our 4 roomy chalets and the windowsills are wide, and decked out with soft pillows, making them the ideal spot to recline, either with a good book or a pair of binoculars. Shutters provide privacy and coolness during the summer afternoons. En-suite bathrooms feature separate toilets and unique walk-in showers with views of the bush. 

Plush cotton percale linen adorns each bed with warm fluffy blankets for those chilly winter nights. Cosy arm chairs are positioned to maximise the views and double French doors open out onto a private deck overlooking the dry riverbed. You can relax, with a drink in hand and take in the beautiful scenery, or perhaps do a spot of bird watching.

Room Details

Room Size – 45 m2
2 Single Beds
Sleeps 2 Adults
Extra Beds can be added
En Suite Bathroom with Shower
Private Patio
River bed views

Room Facilities

Universal Plug Point
Ceiling Fans
Hair Dryer
Tea & Coffee
Serviced Daily
Safe and Fridge
Amenities and Towels


The decor of this unique lodge has been inspired by East African and Moroccan influences. Its spacious and well-equipped kitchen at its heart is where sumptuous meals are prepared for you or by you depending on the package you choose.

There is a comfortable private lounge with double doors opening onto a small sparkling pool. The viewing deck that surrounds the main living area has an undercover thatched verandah, the ideal place to sit and relax out of the heat of the sun. All main living areas enjoy the facility of wifi where you can share your special moments with others.

Evenings are spent around a magnificent fire pit, in comfortable giant moon chairs listening to the night life and telling stories of amazing game sightings and sharing the experiences of the day.


With a choice of 4 dining areas indoors and out, Nyala Sands offers a comfortable yet casual environment with an air of sophistication. All meals are prepared for you each day in the spacious and well equipped kitchen, using only fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The accent is on South African home cooking, with a range of sumptuous dishes designed to tempt your taste buds and feed your soul. 

Before you go out on your morning safari you will be offered fresh coffee, tea and rusks. On your return a late breakfast will be served, with fresh fruits, yoghurt and a cooked, English option. Lunches are light and simple to satisfy all palettes and appetites. Afternoon drives offer ample snacks and drinks to carry one through to a three course dinner awaiting you on your return. Any special dietary requirements are easily catered for with a range of fresh produce used to create mouthwatering meat-free alternatives. 

For our exclusive self-catering option, meals can be prepared in our fully equipped kitchen which has top end appliances including a dishwasher, microwave, electric hob and double eye-level oven, fridges and freezers.  Nyala Sand’s staff are on hand to assist in getting fires started for that true South African braai and are in attendance to tend to daily housekeeping and kitchen cleaning duties. Tea, coffee and rusks are provided, as are two safaris per day and use of all the lodge facilities. Ice and wood is available for purchase. 

Definition of “braai” (noun and verb)  (pronounced “bry” as in “try”) is cooking outside over an open fire – this is the local version of the well-known barbecue.

Furnishings of hand-carved cupboards and objects d’art add to the East African and Moroccan ambiance which epitomizes the sights and smells of Africa.

What could be better than anticipating the arrival of nocturnal animals at the floodlit waterhole right in front of the lodge under a starlit sky…?

Nyala Sands was built to blend with Mother Nature and have a low impact on our fragile environment, with recycling and water-saving being our primary goals.

Get in Touch...

Tel: +27 (0) 61 523 5041

Email: info@nyalasafarilodge.co.za

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3 Antwerpen, Balule Nature Reserve, Limpopo Province, Hoedspruit, 1380, South Africa

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