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Patterson Lakes, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Everything about Vuyani was superb and far exceeded our expectations - the attentiveness of the staff, the quality and comfort of the accommodation (we stayed in a honeymoon suite), the meals, the drinks, the housekeeping..............then there was the actual safaris and the expertise and knowledge of our guide and tracker. Such a fantastic experience all round - I've only been...

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

From our private transfer from Johannesburg airport, throughout our stay at Vuyani we were truly looked after. This was our second stay in the honeymoon suite and the attention to detail is outstanding. From the well stocked fridge which contained some lovely South African Wines, beers etc. to the spa quality toiletries. Just the smell of the body lotion is...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit to South Africa and this lodge and service was exceptional. If I had to criticise anything then it would be the food. Lunch was often lukewarm and dinner was nothing special, certainly not first class as I was expecting. Our room was lovely, it was in the main building. The service, staff and of course the safaris were...

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I felt compelled to write a review (again) after reading another review. We've visited 7 countries in Africa, including the Okavango and in that time we've stayed at Vuyani in 2013, 2015 and 2016 and on every occasion the stay has been superb. The owners and management, the rangers, the chefs and the chambermaids have always been helpful and polite....

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rather tame safari after experiencing such place as the Okavango, Masai Mara and Marataba. Rooms were spotless but ordinary, meals adaquate. The guides were great and worked hard to find the limited game in the reserve.

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

Dear Nick, Many thanks for leaving us a review. We have taken a very close look at it, as we always want to improve, and learn lessons where they can be learnt. Sometimes some feedback is one of those things ... one cannot please everyone. We please 98% of our guests, which is not bad. Some guests, when they see...

bradford
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked this as our first visit to South Africa and what a fantastic experience. Picked up from J'burg for a drive to Vuyani. Very nice drive and informative driver. Arrived at the lodge 15.30 to be invited onto the first safari at 16.30, could say no even though we had been travelling for 22 hours. So glad we did, and...

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

Dear Nick, What a lovely review, many thanks! It is so nice to hear back from guests who enjoyed the lodge for what it is ... a sanctuary in one of the world's most exciting and varied wildlife spots, where all animals are equally important, not just a cheesy list of a few randomly selected ones. Experiencing the true charm...

England
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just in the airport returning home after 7 nights at this wonderful lodge. Amazing experiences daily with our guide & driver Hendricks & Aggy. The only miss off our wish list was wild dogs but that didn't bother us as every drive was so good. Be prepared for 'white knuckle' rides, fortunate that Hendricks is such an exceptional driver. We...

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

Dear John, There is nothing better than such feedback from a guest who has been on several safaris before. And you hit the nail on the head: things are different here! One gets to spend proper time in a sighting, up-close, without any pressures, and it is all traditional safaris here, and no formula 1 zoo-type experience. That's the charm...

London
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have just returned from a 7 night stay at Vuyani & will treasure the memories of my visit forever. I stayed in one of the luxury suites which was superbly comfortable & was kept immaculately clean throughout my stay. Each member of staff went out of their way to ensure that guests were given a 5* service & no...

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

What a lovely review! Many, many thanks! Indeed, as you say, the way the staff is looked after, that's the secret of any lodge success. They make the place what it is. But to be honest, when one works in a special nature spot of such natural beauty, it is easy to get up in the morning with a smile....

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Both my husband and I had a wonderful time at the Vuyani SL. SA. The lodge was clean and all arrangements were excellent. T.J our safari driver and his guide K were beyond excellent. They did everything possible to make the game drives an unparalleled experience. Our driver, Jani was not only an excellent navigator but a walking encyclopedia on...

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

Many thanks for taking time to leave us a review. I am obviously beyond pleased that you enjoyed the safaris the lodge and the food we serve, as well as the company of your personal chauffeur Jani to the lodge. We have an extraordinarily skilled and dedicated team that knows their jobs and the area inside out, and it is...

West Country
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Vuyani lodge and the game reserve is superb!! We arrived at Vuyani after our dear little flight from Johannesburg to Hoadspruit. The meet and greet second to none, with smiling faces, warm flannels, and a refreshing welcome drink. The main entrance of the lodge has a feeling of a private house, and this feeling carries on as you are definitely...

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

Dear Patsy and David, What a lovely review! I am thrilled to read such feedback. We know that leaving our guests with amazing memories is what this lodge is all about, and there is nothing like being told that we succeeded. Uyai is sending his regards, as is the rest of the team. We enjoyed having you here with us,...

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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: $719 - $903 (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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“Book early. You will not regret it. We've been so many times we've used most versions of the rooms.”
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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.”
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”
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“The presidential suite was stunning, and can fit an extra adult bed in it”
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