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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Well..... Where do I begin. This was the best honeymoon we could have ever had it was an incredible 5nights. From the moment we got picked up from the airport, we were given so much information about South Africa and learning about the cultures and how different people live was so interesting and definitely made the 5hour drive feel a...

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

Many thanks for leaving such a detailed (and very positive) review of your stay with us. I could not be any happier to hear that you enjoyed your honeymoon with us. This is indeed the most important trip in a lifetime, so the pressure is on. I am so happy to hear that you left with so many good memories,...

Warboys
Reviewed 9 September 2016

This is a very difficult review to write because I need to ensure that I do justice to the best holiday we have ever had. From the very first contact with the Lodge to book the holiday right through to the trip back to Johannesburg the service and experience was superb. As to the accommodation, the presidents suite and honeymoon...

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

Wow, what an amazing review! Many thanks! :-) There is not much to comment on, you said it all in your review. All I can say is that we could not be any happier to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay with us. That's all we want to achieve, and it feel amazing when we hear that...

Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 September 2016

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 5 nights at the end of June this year and it was amazing. Everything about this place is incredible, I can't praise enough. We were blown away with everything, the room, the food and the staff who can't do enough for you. On the first day we got there just in time for...

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

Dear Amelia, Wow ... to go on your first safari, and to see a cheetah kill right away, that's really amazing. You visited us at an excellent time, but every season is amazing in its own way. All seasons have their special features, and they are all immensely interesting. And that's a good reason to come back and see it...

New York City
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We had a terrific time. Our room, the Presidential suite, was spacious and beautifully decorated. From the time we were picked up at the airport until we left, the staff could not have been nicer or more helpful. It's very dry right now and a challenge to find animals but our guide, Tigara, and tracker, Chris, consistently provided great viewing...

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

Thank God the dry season is over now, and with first rains having arrived, nature can start recovering. It's been a drought this year, so the dry season has caused more than the usual hardship. Many thanks for leaving such a positive review, sightings were indeed excellent. I could not be any happier that you enjoyed your stay, and that...

Sainte-Maxime, France
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

At last I have got around to writing my review of our 5 days spent at Vuyani at the end of January .From the very beginning when I booked the stay Bernard was very helpful and accommodating as we were trying to reserve and confirm connecting flights . The meet and greet from Johannesburg was excellent and a very interesting...

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

Dear Simon, It is always a pleasure to hear and read that so many guests understand the difference between a zoo and a true conservation area. Animal conservation comes first, without that there won't be a genuine experience for our guests anyway. I am also please to hear that you enjoyed the food ... given your nationality, that says a...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This was very much a last minute trip for an anniversary, and while the room (a honeymoon suite) was good if you're looking for a great safari/game viewing treat this probably isn't the place. Plains game was scarce, and driving for over an hour to see dehorned Rhino & collared cheetah really wasn't our thing. The final gripe, it must...

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

Dear Gill, We take all criticism very seriously, as this is the only way to keep improving. It is also this mentality to listen to our guests that has made us one of the highest rated lodges not just in Hoedspruit, but in the whole of South Africa, and not just on Tripadvisor. We are proud of our rating on...

Reviewed 23 August 2016

We stayed here for a full week and this is without a doubt the best holiday we have ever been on, and would come back in a heartbeat. It's fun and relaxing to just immerse yourself in safari life by taking pictures and seeing / learning about the animals. The staff are welcoming and friendly and each and every one...

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

Many thanks for taking time to leave us such a positive, and extremely detailed, account of your stay with us. It takes so much time to write up such a precise description, and we are immensely grateful for everyone taking this sort of time. We are trying to keep this as a very special place, a place not just for...

Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We loved it! One of the best holidays ever. I came with my three teenage daughters who all loved it. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. Our safari guide togara, got us so close to animals ( almost touching distance) which was a magical experience. The guides and trackers were very friendly and excellent at locating animals in the...

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

Dear Ann, Many thanks for leaving us such an amazing (and positive review). I could not be any more pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, the hospitality, and then of course the many safaris you went on. Please do visit us again some day, it would be our pleasure! Kind regards, Bernard

Almere, The Netherlands
Reviewed 18 August 2016

There is nothing negative you can say about this place! Everything is fantastic!! The people who worked there, the food, the rooms (WOW), the gamedrives. On our first day we saw lions and elephants and more beautiful animals ofcourse but that was just amazing and so impressive!! We also met great people while staying here! We can recommend this place...

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

Thank you for this lovely review. Indeed you are right, when it comes to all-inclusive top end safari lodges, we are the best value for money in South Africa, hands down. With a low traffic exclusive (and large) game reserve, at these rates, you get your money's worth, and then some. If you visit South Africa again, rest assured that...

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have not long returned from our honeymoon here at vuyani. It was amazing from our pick up to our transfer at the end of our stay. Michael was so friendly seeing his smile made our day. Togara our driver and Chris our tracker well what can I say vuyani should be so proud to have them...

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

Dear Lindsey, Many thanks for this truly lovely review! Every hotel or lodge fails or succeeds because of its staff, and in that way (and in many others), we are blessed. The reserve is home to Africa's most famous and rarest animals, and our guys love showing whem to our guests. Togara and Chris are sending their regards! If you...

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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: RM2,288 - RM2,909 (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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