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Vuyani Safari Lodge

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Moditlo Private Game Reserve, Hoedspruit, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay in South Africa started with a beautiful and scenic drive with Hannes from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit through the Drachenberg mountains. Upon our arrival early evening at the lodge, we were wonderfully greeted by Gerard who made us feel at home from the moment we stepped into this beautiful lodge. Vuyani is a relatively small safari lodge which gives... More 

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

Many thanks for taking time to leave such a detailed (and positive) review about your stay at our lodge. It was a real pleasure hosting you here, and showing you many of the finest sights and wildlife to be seen in South Africa. Please do return to enjoy South African hospitality again, and we would love to show you many... More 

Asheville, NC
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 1 week at Vuyani and loved every minute. The 2 game drives a day were always exciting and difference on this private reserve. Going at this time of the year is winter for South Africa and the dry season. It is also very cold in the early morning and after the sun goes down. But by 9 am... More 

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

Many thanks for leaving a more than positive review about your stay at our lodge. I am particularly glad to hear that you appreciated the level of staff service here. We take this very seriously (as we take all other aspects too), so it's great to hear that we succeeded to make your stay an enjoyable one. Please do visit... More 

UK
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Returned to England this morning - we cannot express enough how delighted we were with our 7 nights stay at Vuyani Lodge. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful - they go out their way to assist you and never tire of our endless questions regarding the beautiful animals. The Lodge is stunning with a beautiful view and the food... More 

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

Many thanks for leaving such a lovely review shotly after your return to the UK. And given that the weather in the UK was excellent at the time, that really means something! We are certainly looking forward to welcoming you again here ... there is so much to do and see here, in an area unmatched when it comes to... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Vuyani for 4 nights, 5 days and had a wonderful time. Our room was spacious, clean and comfortable. The food was amazing and delicious. The hospitality of the staff was over and above our expectations. We planned several activities outside the lodge with their staff and had once in a lifetime experiences. Definitely a perfect vacation.

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

Dear Anthony, Many thanks for leaving such a positive review for our lodge. It's lovely to see that we met your expectations, and that, most importantly, you had a great time here. Please do visit us again, you are always welcome here! Kind regards from South Africa, Bernard More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I want to take my time writing this review as it is hard to put into words just how spectacular this place is. We booked in November 2014 and visited in June 2015 - a long wait so we hoped it'd be worth it and it certainly was. We arrived at Johannesburg airport to be greeted by Hannes who drove... More 

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

Dear Chantelle, Wow, what a great review. Many thanks! I have no words to express how happy I am am when I read that your stay at our lodge was one one your best experiences ever. Big smiles indeed when we read such reviews and comments! Aggie, Uyai Togara, Gerrard and everyone else are sending their warm regards. We are... More 

Savannah, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Not sure where to really start....from the moment we were greeted at the airport to the day we left, first class service. Our room was outstanding - extremely large, awesome bathroom with shower and large hot tub. The food - i don't think we have ever had as good of food as we did here. Full breakfast, lunch, snacks and... More 

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

Many thanks for leaving us such a detailed (and very positive) review! I am more than pleased to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay: the lodge itself, the staff, the food, and then of course the safaris! We do have indeed a very impressive range of animals on our reserve, and it's such a pleasure to read... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We spent 2 weeks in South Africa, 5 days of it here. 2 daily Safaris each day, with a great guide taking us out. Early morning, and at end afternoon into dusk. Tea in the bush in the morning, and drinks at sunset in the evening. The safari and landscape is different then your perception of an African Safari. The... More 

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

Dear Michael, Many thanks for your excellent review. I think you summed it all up when it comes to a great safari stay in the African bush: lots of sightings, good food, nice lodge, friendly staff ... and then that special something that one can't put one's finger on. I am really happy to hear that you had such a... More 

Barnegat, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

If there were 10 stars available to rate Vuyani, we would give them a "10". We were 2 couples traveling from New Jersey, USA. We booked through Jetsetter and were in touch with Bernard a year before our trip. Bernard was extremely helpful. Upon arrival at the airport we were greeted by Paul and Hannes who made us feel so... More 

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

Deat Kathy, 10 stars? That's defiitely the highest rating of any hotel in the world, we would handily beat the Burj al Arab even. ;-) It's obviously the highest of all praises to be receiving such a review (and rating) by you, and I could not be any more happy to hear that you enjoyed everything at the lodge as... More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This place was amazing. I booked this for my 30th and it was an unbelievable experience. The staff were attentive,funny and knowledgable. I loved every minute of it and I was privileged enough to be with some wonderful guest which completed my experience. The food served was each day was fantastic and the groups were small and not many guests... More 

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

Dear Sabina, Many thanks for taking time to leave us such a lovely review! I am more than very pleased to hear that your 30th birthday present turned out such a memorable experience, and that you enjoyed both the safaris and the food during your stay here at the Vuyani Safari Lodge. We would love to host you again, you... More 

Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Myself and my husband actually got married at Vuyani on December the 11th 2014. We stayed for a week and got married towards the end of our stay. We booked the wedding at Vuyani some 2/3 years previously after stumbling across the website by accident. After reading the reviews we decided to ask them if they offered weddings. Bernard was... More 

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

Dear Samantha, It was an absolute pleasure hosting you here for your wedding, and I couldn't be any happier to hear that this very special event was a full success. I remember the many conversations we had regarding your wedding, and what it was meant to be for you: a very special place in a very special setting for a... More 

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