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Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

My fiance and I had both always wanted to go on safari, but knew it might be something we would only do once. When a good deal came up on Secret Escapes we jumped at the chance....and we're so glad we did! Our stay at Vuyani was everything we hoped it would be - the safari drives were excellent, with...

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

Dear Clare and Joe, What a delight to be reading your review! As this was the fullfilling of long-held plan, it's all the more important that we delivered, and it makes us even happier to hear that we have met all your expectations. Togara enjoyed being out in the African bush with you guys showing you many of the world's...

Brentwood, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 May 2016

My husband and I stayed at Vuyani Safari Lodge for our honeymoon last year. It is undoubtedly the BEST experience of my life & I would highly recommend staying here to anyone who wants to have an amazing safari experience. You see SO many animals on the game drives and the guides are so knowledgeable - the only animal you...

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

Wow, what a lovely review! We are so grateful for all the guests who take time to leave an account of their experience here, it is extremely helpful for future guests, so that they are in the know about what a safari is like here. I am astonished about all the many trips you went on, and I must say...

Canterbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 May 2016

We have been on many safaris before but Vuyani Lodge was different toi them all. The safaris take place every morning and afternoon so this is a very intensive experience and we spent 7 days there which was wonderful. The Honeymoon suite was perfect, really imaginative and relaxing. The food was excellent particularly the breakfast after safari which included granola...

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

Many thanks for leaving us such a lovely (and positive) review. To be told by a safari expert that our place stood out amongst all your other safari adventures is really something very special. And it is true, our general manager, who has worked at other lodges before, tells us all the same. We are a different place. And I...

Surrey, England
Reviewed 27 May 2016

We stayed at Vuyani for 5 nights earlier this month and cannot praise the whole experience enough! There is honestly nothing that could or should be changed about the lodge. The people, food, wine, suites, game drives etc were all fabulous. Particular mention should be made of our driver/guide Togara who was so professional, informative and knowledgeable. Aggy, our tracker,...

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

Dear Kathryn, Nick, Many thanks for your positive review! We certainly don't take it for granted that so many of our guests take the time to leave an account. We are truly blessed that so many do. It's really great. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay here, the food, the safaris. Togara and Aggi are sending...

Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Just returned from the most amazing holiday ever. Booked this in the new year and have been counting the weeks. It didn't disappoint! The most wonderful lodge with kind and caring staff who cannot do enough for you. Can't mention all the staff individually as can't remember all their names but special mention to Hendrick and eggy our trackers kelvin...

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

What a lovely review, we are all delighted! An African safari is for many the dream of a lifetime, so when we hear that it all worked out 100%, we could not be any happier. Hendrick, Aggy, Kelvin, Michael and Kia (and even Hunter) are all sending their regards. They really enjoyed spending time with you and showing you many...

Newbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 May 2016

The holiday of a lifetime!! From the staff to the hotel itself to the food and the animals themselves, this was an experience I will never forget! I actually cried on saying goodbye to our Safari guides Uyai and Crest, they were incredibly knowledgable but charming and funny at the same time. The general house staff, cooks and housekeepers were...

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

Dear Laura, Holiday of a lifetime ... what a praise. We are absolutely thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time here to that extent. It has put smiles on all our faces. Due to the intimacy of this place, as it has only 10 suites, it often feels like staying with family and friends, and it is true, after...

Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 May 2016

We visited Vuyani at the beginning of May 2016, our first visit to South Africa and our first Safari...we weren't disappointed! We were met at the airport and had a long but picturesque 5 hour drive through the Drackensberg Mountains to the lodge. We were met there by Kelvin with fresh drinks and warm towels to refresh us after our...

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

Dear Will and Lizzie, What a nice review, and what a pleasure to read that you had an exciting stay here with us. Fantastic news! The highest praise is always to hear that we provided the best holiday to you, and it is this sort of message that keeps us motivated to do our best when sharing this truly unique...

Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

What an amazing life experience we have just had. That is exactly what you get at Vuyani Safari Lodge, a life experience. To spend 7 nights, 7 days with awe inspiring wildlife is something we will never forget. We have just returned home to the UK and are seriously considering booking again in the near future. The staff are all...

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

Dear Richard and Natalie, Many thanks for such a positive, and detailed, review of your stay with us. What a pleasure to read that you feel you could write a book about all your experiences here. It clearly means it was a lot, and that's indeed what this reserve offers: the densest wildlife concentration on earth, and that makes for...

Maidstone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 May 2016

This was the most fabulous holiday. What can be more wonderful than stopping for a gin and tonic sundowner watching hippos in the waterhole. From the moment we arrived and were welcomed with a drink, until the moment we reluctantly left we felt special. Nothing was too much trouble and you felt as if you were part of a family,...

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

Many thanks for leaving such a glowing review of your stay here at the lodge. It's the most amazing moment for us when we read that we have achieved to provide beautiful moments to our guest, showing them one of the most spectacular African wildlife spots on the continent. It was a real pleasure hosting you here, and we are...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 May 2016

We stayed here for three nights in April 2016 and cannot recommend highly enough. We were lucky enough to have some breathtaking (very close!) experiences with the big five, including witnessing a herd of elephants drinking, a close encounter with the lions, sightings of the rare wild dogs and even a glimpse of the white rhino which we tracked on...

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Many thanks for taking time to leave us a review, and of course such a positive one. One of the reasons why so many guests find us (and we have the best value rates for top end safaris in South Africa) is because so many guests share their experience with the travel community out there. And we are immensely grateful...

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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 Game Reserve, Hoedspruit, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Hoedspruit
Price Range: $493 - $851 (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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