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Vuyani Safari Lodge

4.5 of 5 Lodge   |   Moditlo Private Game Reserve, Hoedspruit, South Africa
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the most wonderful time, exceeding all our expectations. A special thanks to Themba, Mike and Uyai who suffered a myriad of questions from us and worked so very hard to ensure we got to see as much wildlife as possible. Memories to last a lifetime.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous lodge in secure private grounds. Craig is the lodge manager and is extremely experienced with wildlife and the local people. His staff cook and serve you with a smile and the rooms are of a high standard with local art decorating the walls. No expense spared when this lodge was upgraded by the owners. The game drives are fantastic... More

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

Dear Debbie, Many thanks for the excellent and detailed review you have left for us. Great news! I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed the safaris, and that you got so close to the lions. Great experience indeed! By the way, the lodge wasn't upgraded by the owners, but built about 5 and a half years ago from scratch,... More

Tucson, Arizona
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is fantastic. We had the best safari experience here. Not only is it a great luxury lodge, but they have a wonderful chef, great food, and great guides for your twice daily safaris! We loved our room, we loved the game drives, we loved the meals, and we loved the staff! The private game reserve it is in... More

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

Many thanks for the super positive review! I am so happy that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay here with us: safaris, rooms, food, as well as the staff. And indeed, Kruger Park trips and private game reserve safaris are very different, and we recommend to do both here. Both types of safari outings are unique. We hope to... More

austin, texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an amazing place, run by amazing people, ALL of whom go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure the education, fun, comfort and safety of the guests. If they'd let me wash dishes for a living I'd move there. It's that awesome. The Lodge is situated in a ginormous sub-division, the top part of which has... More

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

Dear Allison, Many thanks for your positive (well, uber-positive, really) review! I really loved to read your impression of what safaris on our large reserve are like. Indeed this is not a zoo, but real nature, and that's what the charm of this place is all about. It is such a pleasure to hear that the countless efforts of the... More

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The whole team made our experience a wonderful one - Mike and AJ our game drivers with their knowledge and experience made our game drives special - tracking sometimes for quite a while but after all the effort, success the lions. The team at the lodge made our stay so special with a welcome party on arrival from Craig, Jusinte,... More

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

Many thanks for your brilliant and detailed review. What a pleasure to read how much you enjoyed the safaris game drives, the food, the lodge & team as well as meeting people from all over the world. It was our pleasure making your 10th wedding anniversary a special day. Seeing lions that day, followed by a romantic private dinner: Priceless!... More

Wokingham
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Vuyani Lodge is very special with excellent guest service from all the staff who make it very personal. The game drives were amazing, very educational and a big adrenaline rush. A big thanks to Jay-Dee and Jesse for making them so exciting and unforgettable. The Lodge is clean and comfortable with a very cosy atmosphere and beautiful views from the... More

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

Dear Jan, Many thanks for your positive review, that's much appreciated. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the game drives, the food, the lodge, as well as the team. We can't wait to host you again here, please let me know as and when, and I shall arrange for everything. Kind regards from South Africa, Bernard More

Iowa
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Our stay at Vuyani Safari Lodge was an amazing experience. The lodge itself is well-kept, lovely and comfortable. The staff are outstanding. The rangers and tracker worked hard to find the animals for us to see and in addition, they are educational and entertaining. We saw all the Big 5 although we saw the water buffalo in Kruger and on... More

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

Hi, Many thanks for leaving us such a glowingly positive review! I am more than pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our little lodge, and that you liked both the services at the lodge, the team and the safaris on our reserve. And of course it would be our utmost pleasure to welcome you here any time... More

Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Wonderful friendly service, great African cuisine, knowledgeable game rangers - we saw 4 of the Big 5 in one day. We have visited Vuyani many times and can always count on having a 5 star holiday experience.

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

Dear Paul, Many thanks for your positive review, that's really appreciated. It is always a pleasure to host you here, and we are looking forward to welcoming you here in the near future again. Kind regards, Bernard More

Clarence, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

I read every review on Vuyani before we went and it surely did not disappoint! Andre picked us up from our hotel in Joburg and by the end of our 6 hour drive we were so full of knowledge and already felt as though we were old friends, he was wonderful. We stayed in one of the 3 rooms located... More

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

Dear Meg, Many thanks for your positive review and detailed account of your stay here at the Vuyani Safari Lodge. I am so pleased you had a good time here, that your boyfriend enjoyed the vegan dishes that Stephanie and Janus prepared, they always try their very best, as does the rest of the team as well. It is always... More

Woburn Sands, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014 via mobile

We went to Vuyani on the first part of our honeymoon and stayed in one of the two honeymoon lodges. From the warm welcome at the airport by Craig through to the friendly staff, fantastic food and excellent facilities we were not disappointed. A special mention to Jay Dee who absolutely made our trip with his fun and interesting game... More

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

Dear Alison, Many thanks for your lovely review, that's really nice! I am super happy to hear that you enjoyed your honeymoon here and that the team and Jay-Dee managed to make this an unforgettable time for both of you. It would be a huge pleasure to welcome you here again in the future, any time. Please let me know... More

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Additional Information about Vuyani Safari Lodge

Also Known As:
Vuyani Safari Hotel Hoedspruit
Vuyani Safari Hotel
Address: Moditlo Private Game Reserve, Hoedspruit, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Hoedspruit
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 80 Specialty lodging in Hoedspruit
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Vuyani Safari Lodge 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Vuyani Safari Lodge is located on more than 36,000 acres Moditlo Private Game Reserve, next to the Kruger National Park, at the foot of the Drakensberg mountain range. It 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 the only lodge on this reserve, and with only 7 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 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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