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Bicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

After reading all the positive reviews, we had extremely high expectations. Boy did they get blown out of the water! Starting with the beautiful & tastefully decorated reception dining area then being introduced to our honeymoon suite, wow just wow! A traditional round thatched chalet with a gorgeous 4 poster bed in the middle, huge bathroom and outdoor shower. Beautiful...

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

Dear Lisa, I am so touched, I really am! It's such a pleasure to hear that after these 2 tough years for you, something so dear to you came true, and that it was all you expected it to be, and by the sounds of it, even more than that. I could not possibly be happier! :-) It was an...

Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

From the moment we stepped foot in Vuyani, we had an amazing experience. The presidential suite was great. The food every day and night was fantastic. We had game drives with Uyai and Krest and they were ideal guides. We had a lot of fun with both of them. I still try to pronounce everything in Uyai's voice. Every game...

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

This is amazing! Many, many thanks! A honeymoon is arguably the most important trip in a lifetime, so it's all the more rewarding to hear that you have so many memories to cherish. There is nothing better than a safari for a honeymoon, that's just my opinion of course. Uyai and Krest enjoyed spending time with you, showing you the...

Rochester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Like many of you I read the reviews and thought this this is the place to visit as a Safari was a dream of mine since I was a child. We did a self drive to the Lodge, as we were travelling around,fairly straight forward. Lots of speed traps!. Rooms, food and welcome were all lovely, and then instruction and...

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

Dear John, What can I say? There are no words to express how proud we are when we hear that we were able to meet the expectations for a trip that has been a lifelong dream of yours. Jesse has very much enjoyed spending time with you, showing you the impressive and beautiful wildlife that lives freely on our reserve....

Formby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a 5 night stay at this beautiful lodge. Nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff who were all great food was excellent. All inclusive meant all inclusive with room and mini bar stocked daily. It is a really social holiday with the lodge only having 10 rooms so 20 guests at a time sharing two...

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

Dear Frank, Many thanks for the lovely review you left us. Hendrick and Aggy are sending their regards, they really enjoyed spending time with you out in the African bush, showing you the many amazing animals that call Moditlo their home. We are all delighted that you had a great time here, enjoyed the food and the time spent with...

Haverhill, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even if we spent the rest of our lives travelling and had an unlimited budget, I have no doubt that our 5 night stay at the Vuyani Safari Lodge will always remain within the top few most wonderful and memorable experiences of our lives. The presidential suite that we stayed in could not be faulted in any way and was...

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

Or 7 stars, so that we can compare to the Burj al-Arab. ;-) Just kidding ... you have elft us one of the most amazing reviews we have ever received, and on top of that, your review was an "anniversary" review. It is our 400th! We are so pleased, and, dare I say, proud. Many thanks for taking time to...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My mother and I booked a trip to South Africa to celebrate her 65th birthday and #1 on her bucket list and Vuyani Safari Lodge exceeded all our expectations. From the moment we arrived the service and attention to detail was outstanding. The lodge itself was stunning and the rooms were impeccably clean and beautifully decorated. (The bed was so...

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

Dear Naomi, I have no words to say how happy I am to hear that we exceeded your expectations for this No.1 item on your mum's bucket list. I think there is a very good reason it was No.1 in the first place ... an African safari is indeed something out of this world. I am also glad that you...

Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rooms are spacious, and have everything you need. The deal we had included all food. Most deals like this have average food, this was well above that. The animal sightings were totally amazing! You go off road with the experienced guides and trackers, and get within feet on Lions and other members of the big 5. We opted for...

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

Many thanks for taking to time to leave us a review, and all the more thanks for making it such a positive one. It's always a huge pleasure to hear when our guests enjoyed themselves, liked the food, rooms and ambience, and then of course, most importantly, the safaris. We are blessed to be in one of the most outstanding...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The problem is I can't fault this venue on any level. The accommodation spacious & extremely comfortable. You're given a 0500 hrs wake up if you want to go on the 0530 game drive which lasts 3 hours & we saw big game animals on our first drive! Back to the lodge for a sumptuous breakfast continental or cooked. Lunch...

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

Well, what can I say? Thank you very much! What a lovely review, and I think you hit the nail on the head. Interesting safaris, lots of nature sightings, a good dinner and a chilled drink sitting around a fire. That's life, and it's a good one. Many thanks for taking time to leave a review of your stay. It...

York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having spent seven nights here ( or will have soon) I feel it's only right to tell people what a great place this is. Staff are exceptional and nothing is too much trouble, food is really good and the presidential suite is fabulous. The arranged outings are superb especially the full day at Kruger Park with our very own experienced...

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

Dear Joyce, Many thanks for taking time to leave us such a lovely review. Your positive feedback is all the more flattering given you are a very seasoned traveller, ad prolific hotel reviewer. It left us all with a smile on our face! I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your wedding anniversary, and that it all turned out...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We only had three days, but loved every minute. Returning after two long years, a lot has happened at Vuyani. There is a new dining area and 5 new suites bringing the total to 10 rooms, but despite the expansion Vuyani still feels intimate and cozy. We sat all around the two long tables at dinner and got to know...

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

Well ... a wild dog kill ... that makes me speechless (and dead jealous!!), just hearing about it. What a privilege to see one of the very rarest carnivores in the world hunt and make a kill. There are researchers who wait years before they witness this. Literally. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us again, and...

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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 Game Reserve, Hoedspruit, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Hoedspruit
Price Range: $378 - $810 (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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“Rooms attached to the lodge have easy access to the pool, and the main socail area”
 of 5 bubbles JohnFoster352, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Go for a honeymoon suite it is worth it”
 of 5 bubbles frankk27, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Honeymoon and presidential suites are separate and lovely and private”
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“We Stayed in the Presidential suite which was stunning and offered a lot of space and privacy. All rooms are lovely though”
 of 5 bubbles Sergiosternio, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are great but the Presidential and Honeymoon suites offer extra privacy”
 of 5 bubbles LairdPaul, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
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