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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Amazing once in a lifetime holiday did not disappoint. We stayed at Vuyani lodge for a week at the end of September 2016. The lodge is situated in a private game reserve called Moditlo and is situated at the base of the Drakensberg mountains. Watching the sunrise and sunset from the lodge deck whilst sipping a drink soon get you...

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

Dear Paul, Well, it was very much our pleasure to be hosting you here in September. And what joy to be reading that we lived up to your expectations of the holiday of a lifetime (which it is!). Not many guests leave such detailed accounts of their stay, and we are indeed very grateful for all our guests who take...

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

This was a fabulous weeks holiday. From the moment we arrived all of the staff were wonderful, the perfect hosts with nothing too much trouble for them. The room was fabulous with its own bathroom and terrace with a hot tub. Talking to other guests their rooms were of a similar nature. Onto the food which included, breakfast lunch and...

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

Coming from a well-travelled expert, your review really means all the more to us. Many thanks for leaving comments about so many details at the lodge. It takes a lot of time and dedication to leave feedbacks for so many hotels, and it is invaluable to future guests as well as hotels of course. We will continue to innovate and...

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 October 2016

We stayed five nights at Vuyani in august (A Special holiday to celebrate our Sliver Wedding Anniversary) and from the moment we were picked up from the Airport until our last day we were made to feel special and welcome. Everyone knew our names and went out of their way to make our stay the best experience ever. We stayed...

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

Dear Peter, Many thanks for taking time to leave such a lovely review. it's very touching to hear how much of a positive impact we had on your lives, and that you had such a memorable moment to celebrate your Silver Anniversary. Congratulations from all of us! Please do visit us again, you are most definitely always welcome here! Kind...

Reviewed 1 October 2016

Amazing trip. The resort was lovely and attention to detail to ensure guests had an enjoyable stay was superb. The safari trips were great and the guides and trackers taught us so much...thanks Tagora and Hendrick. And of course to Rex who made sure we were up for our early morning safaris....sightings of big cats, elephants, rhinos and African wild...

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

Dear Julie, What a lovey review, many thanks! It's quite the honor to be the first hotel that you are reviewing also. It's a nice habit of letting future guests know about one's experiences at a place. I always say ... forget the "experts", let the people decide for themselves what works best for them. Many thanks again for staying...

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We have just returned from Vuyani having spent five unbelievable days on a holiday we will never forget. The lodge and location are fantastic and the staff exceptional with nothing too difficult for anyone. The experience of " off roading" with Aggi and Hendrick whilst looking for animals added to the enjoyment especially when we walked with cheetahs, went face...

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

Dear Paul, No need to comment on an amazing review. You've captured 100% what this place is all about: meeting new and interesting people from all over the world, in one of the world's most stunning nature sceneries, simple as that. It's as close to paradise as it gets, and I could not be any more pleased that you enjoyed...

Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We were here last year for 6 nights and knew we had to return...stayed for 10 nights and just waiting to leave for the airport... everyone is fantastic at the lodge I cannot fault one thing...just an amazing experience. Highly recommended. Great game drives , beautiful food and everywhere is spotless. We were in the presidential suite which is something...

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

Dear Sue, What a lovely review! :-) many thanks! It was a pleasure to be hosting you here again, and the team is always happy to welcome such pleasant and happy guests such as yourself. We are certaimly looking forward to seeing you again in the future, and hopefully I shall meet you myself then as well. Kind regards, Bernard

Reviewed 14 September 2016

The experience at Vuyani Safari Lodge is second to none. The staff could not be more helpful, the game drives themselves are great. You get a real off road experience and get very close to the animals very different to Kruger (although I would also recommend a trip to Kruger). The rooms are great however we lucked out in having...

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

Many thanks for leaving such a lovely review! Indeed, you are right: beware the porters at the JNB airport. A clear "no thank you" will solve that problem. Regarding potential clashes with other guests: usually this is not a problem as safari travellers usually share a lot of common values, but if there is a clash, one can always swap...

Fremont, CA
Reviewed 11 September 2016

For us, this is an outstanding all in near luxury lodge. The service is beyond 5 stars hotels. A small lodge with staff to guest ratio of ~1:1 and no more than 20 guests allow us get to know the staff and other guests after 5 nights. Will start with Togara and Chris who gave us the game drive experience...

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

Many thanks for your positive (and detailed) review. Taking time to leave such reviews takesmore effort than many travellers can imagine, and it is a very generous act to do so, to let future guests know what a place is like. It helps us imensely, and we are very grateful indeed. I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed...

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...

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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 

Additional Information about Vuyani Safari Lodge

Address: Moditlo Private, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Hoedspruit
Price Range: $745 - $936 (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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Vuyani Safari Hotel Hoedspruit
Vuyani Safari Lodge Hoedspruit, Limpopo
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“Book early. You will not regret it. We've been so many times we've used most versions of the rooms.”
S282QZalanh, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“all rooms are excellent, for the outdoor privacy and a hot tub opt for the honeymoon suite, sleeps two very comfortably and very private.”
nickm157, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Although not a swim up bar but the bartenders will have a drink for you without you having to ask.”
julieross13, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Honeymoon Suites excellent and have decking and plunge pools”
GeorginaC840, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The presidential suite was stunning, and can fit an extra adult bed in it”
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