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Vuyani Safari Lodge

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We first visited the Vuyani safari lodge in 2013 and have been desperate to go back ever since. I was worried that our second experience could never live up to the magical memories of our first visit there, but dare I say that it was even better!! The lodge has grown quite significantly since we were there in 2013, with...

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Bernard K, Manager at Vuyani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Beatrice, Many thanks for your amazing review! It was an immense pleasure welcoming you back here at Vuyani. Indeed, over the years since your last visit, many things have been improved, or added, but what made this place popular from the get-go, has not been touched: a private and exclusive lodge, a bit like staying with family, in a...

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Vuyani is a very comfortable, welcoming place. All the staff put maximum effort into ensuring your stay is as enjoyable as possible. We had 2 nights in a luxury suite, which was fine. Smallish but functional, in the traditional African rondavel style. And then we were pleased to spend the other 3 nights in a honeymoon suite which is larger...

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Bernard K, Manager at Vuyani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Howard, Many thanks for leaving us a positive review. Indeed, alking with cheetahs, that is somehting very rare and unique, especially in a totally wild nature setting such as our reserve. We are pleased that you enjoed yourselves here at the lodge, and that the safaris were interesting and fun. Togora and Krest are sending their regards! We hope...

Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Absolutely perfect holiday! It's hard to put into words the week we have just had at Vuyani lodge. We opted for the pick up transfer from OR Tambo. This was a good introduction to the local area and a great start to our holiday. Our drivers Goodman and Jannie were both extremely knowledgeable about South Africa and the local area...

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Bernard K, Manager at Vuyani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Michael and Harriet, Wow, what a lovely review! What can I say? Thank you!! :-) Yes, it is true: All our guides, trackers, chefs, waiters, front of house, cleaners, ... they have been with us for many years, and it is the joy for their jobs that keeps them motivated and happy. And I suppose, working in one of...

South Ockendon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I recently visited Vuyani Safari Lodge and right from the moment we landed at Hoedspruit Airport we were treated to an exceptional standard of hospitality. We booked a 5 night stay which included all food and drinks which were very good, but the best part of the stay was the Game Drives, we had two each day...

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Bernard K, Manager at Vuyani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Kerry, Many thanks for taking time to write up a review for us, especially as it is such a positive one :-) Uyai and Aggi were delighted to hear that you enjoyed spending time with them on one of the most fascinating nature sanctuaries in Africa (and actually the world, for that matter). There is so much to show...

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Vuyani is an exceptional lodge due to the team who look after your every need. Special note goes to TJ (Tagora) and Crest who take you on the game drives, their knowledge and determination to show you the beauty of the reserve and all the animals here is superb.The team address you by name from the moment you arrive and...

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Bernard K, Manager at Vuyani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Laura and Darren, Many thanks for your kind words, and taking time to leave us such a lovely review. Togara and Crest enjoyed spending time with you (they are sending their regards to you), and it as our pleasure looking after you. There is no bigger praise than hearing that we succeeded at making your time here a special...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 February 2017

This was our first safari, and it was amazing ! We saw lots of animals, many very close up, our tracker Krest and our guide Togara were excellent, very determined that we would see everything this beautiful reserve has to offer. Togara was extremely knowledgeable about both the animals and plant life - and answered everyones questions. The gin and...

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Bernard K, Manager at Vuyani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Katherine, What a lovely review :-) many, many thanks! Togara and Krest enjoyed showing the best our reserve has to offer, and that is so much. Team T is sending you their best regards, and we are very much looking forward to welcoming you here again in the near future! Kind regards from the Vuyani Safari Lodge, Bernard

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 February 2017

My husband and I stayed at Vuyani Lodge at the end of January and wow what a fabulous experienced. We used their private transfer from Jo'berg airport which was very easy and a smooth journey - thank you Paul. Our welcome at the lodge was lovely and our room couldn't have been more comfortable. From our very first game drive...

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Bernard K, Manager at Vuyani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Karon and Huw, Many thanks for your kind review ... and kind wishes! I shall heed your advise and not change anything about the way we do things. We are blessed with a very dedicated and lovely team that tries to ensure that our guests have the most comfortable and exciting stay here on one of the most stunning...

Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

My partner and I arrived at Vuyani Lodge at 11pm after a nightmare journey from Jo' burg, after our internal flight was cancelled. We were warmly greeted by staff and that warm, friendly, professional attitude never faltered even for a second in the 5 nights we spent at this beautiful lodge. Staff Thank you to Togara and Krest, our amazing...

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Bernard K, Manager at Vuyani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Tanya and Tony, Wow, what a lovely review! :-) made me smile from one ear to the other. Indeed, the team is exceptional, and I suppose working in one of the most stunning natural sceneries in this world probably makes work so enjoyable in a natural way ... maybe it's just that. Maybe it is also the hundreds of...

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Me and my fiance spent last week at Vuyani Safari Lodge, and everything about it was just fantastic. Right in the middle of a busy (animal wise!) game reserve, with fantastic food and service, what more could you want. We went on the twice daily safaris (the drivers and trackers are brilliant), enjoyed our private hot tub, went on day...

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Bernard K, Manager at Vuyani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for leaving us such a lovely review! As you say, if you have withdrawal symptoms, no worries, you can always come back! We are going nowhere and yu are always very welcome here. :-) Kind regards from South Africa, Bernard

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Stayed early December and throughly enjoyed our stay. The thing that attracted us to the place was that it was not too big and that was something we found enjoyable. How can you not give this place 5 stars. All the staff are very obliging and it was lovely to have the tranquil setting after the morning drives to enjoy...

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Bernard K, Manager at Vuyani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for leaving us such a glowing review. That is hugely appreciated, and it puts a smile on everyone's face here. Togara enjoyed getting you close to many of the world's most stunning and impressive animals, and spending time with you all in the middle of the African bush, explaining one of the most complex and richest eco-systems there...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Vuyani Safari Lodge is located on the Moditlo Private Game Reserve within the Blue Canyon Conservancy which is more than 36,000 acres in size. Located next to the Kruger National Park, at the foot of the Drakensberg mountain range, Vuyani Safari Lodge is one of South Africa's premier luxury safari lodges, in the country's most famous area for African wildlife. The Vuyani Safari Lodge is one of only 3 lodges on this reserve, and with only 10 suites, it offers one of the most exclusive African safari experiences in South Africa. The reserve offers a unique opportunity to observe all of Africa's large game such as the lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, hippo and crocodile as well as some of the very rarest species, amongst others the wild dog, the brown hyena, the ground hornbill, cheetahs and several other highly endangered animals. Almost 400 various species of birds have been counted. Some of the rarest European migratory birds visit the reserve in the European winter months. ... more   less 

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Address: Moditlo Private, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Hoedspruit
Price Range: RM2,001 - RM2,867 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Vuyani Safari Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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“all rooms are excellent, for the outdoor privacy and a hot tub opt for the honeymoon suite, sleeps two very comfortably and very private.”
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“Although not a swim up bar but the bartenders will have a drink for you without you having to ask.”
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