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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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    5 of 5 stars
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Derby, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are at the lodge at the moment, so if your checking with the view to booking........GET IT BOOKED NOW ! ! It is everything and more the welcomes are genuine, the staff are wonderful, always willing and want to help, nothing is too much trouble for them. The rides we've been on the drivers/trackers are brilliant , they are... More 

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

Dear Sandra, It was a real pleasure meeting you at the lodge, and I couldn't be more pleased that you are having such a good time with us. I just saw the sightings you had this morning ... not shabby, to say the very least! ;-) Many thanks for leaving a nice review already now, that's very kind of you.... More 

Keltern, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been there last week between february and march. Really luxurious hotel, perfekt staff and we did see everything including Rhino, Lions, Hippos... (excluding Leopards but Cheetahs). You will nowhere get so close to animals like with their guides. Also let them arrange one full day trip to Kruger Park as a finish - we had the best vacation... More 

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England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

......which means extra-ordinary good - wonderful !!!! We visited Vuyani for a mere 5 days and it felt like a lot longer but still nowhere near long enough We decided to celebrate my wife's 50th birthday somewhere special but fortunately found somewhere incredibly special!!! There are not enough superlatives to describe vuyani - it is literally a little slice of... More 

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

Dear Anita and Brian, Many thanks for leaving such an amazing review for us. Possibly the most enthusiastic I have ever read actually ... It was a blast hosting all of you guys here, and we would absolutely love seeing you again in the future! :-) Kind regards, Bernard More 

London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Visited with my wife, and there is nothing bad I could say about the entire trip. From the close encounters with the game, to the knowledgeable staff, excellent food and accommodation, and sensational camaraderie amongst the guests, it was an experience that will stay with us for a lifetime.

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

Hi Trevor, Many thanks for leaving us such a fantastic review. I know it takes quite a lot more time and effort than one generally assumes, so it is something that we appreciate enormously. I am of course more than pleased that you had such a good time here at the lodge, and that you enjoyed the camaraderie amongst all... More 

Burlington, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you have already read the review by 'Jules_the_explorer" (my daughter), I don't have much to add. We stayed for 3 nights in December and our only regret was that we had to leave for a wedding and couldn't stay longer! Vuyani is a lodge of 3 treasures: The Staff, The Lodge, The Reserve THE STAFF: The Vuyani experience started... More 

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

Many thanks for leaving us such a glowing (and detailed!) review. And yes, it is true, I leave an answer to every single one of our reviews. I love reading what our guests have to say about us. Sometimes it gives us information in terms of what we could improve on, and it motivates us also when we hear good... More 

Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

There is so much to love about the Vuyani: size and beautiful accommodations, delicious food, location, attention to detail, safaris to see animals in their natural habitat, and wonderful people. My husband and I stayed at the Vuyani for 5 nights in January and loved every minute. The facility is intimate and gorgeous. The décor is beautiful and our fabulous... More 

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

Many thanks for leaving us such an amazing review! We are delighted that you enjoyed yourselves at the lodge. I am particularly proud of the guides, and Arno and Kim for having made you feel so welcome and comfortable. If you do visit South Africa, please come and visit us again, we'd love to host you here again! Kind regards,... More 

Burlington, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

For most people, an African wildlife safari is a once in a life-time trip. Truly, when I booked this trip I thought this would be true for me. However, after my experience at the Vuyani Lodge - I need to make this trip again. I just have to. I traveled to South Africa for a wedding with my mum, and... More 

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

Dear Jules, Many thanks for your lovely review. What a pleasure to trad that you have decided to spend your honeymoon here when you get married. We can't wait to see you again and meet the lucky lady! The team is ending its warmest regards. We are looking forward to welcoming you here again, hopefully soon! Kind regards, Bernard More 

Whitby, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

That's right, we rate it a 6 star. We were just at a 5 star sandals resort in May 2014 and from a service/product standpoint there is no comparison. Yes, there is no beach and azure waters like Negril but the resort had little to do with that. From the booking through Jetsetter and my contacts with Bernard K. to... More 

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

Dear Jaques, Many thanks for leaving a glowing review! It's such a pleasure to read that you had he time of a lifetime here. Shame that the ranking only goes to 5 stars, but then again some hotels (well, it's only one really) go as far as self-declare 7-stars. We won't do that though! We are just pleased that you... More 

Derby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Where do we start when talking about Vuyani? We had a one of the honeymoon lodges, slightly away from the main building, complete with Nuala and Warthogs strolling past most days while enjoying the Jacuzzi and the private decking, and enjoying the strange experience of a night time shower outside with the stars above. The rooms are cleaned multiple times... More 

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

Dear Adam, Many thanks for leaving us such an amazing review. What a pleasure to read that you enjoyed your stay here as much as you did, and that you saw so many animals. Indeed, as you say, sometimes one is unlucky, and there are the odd animals that one doesn't see, but given the size of the reserve, and... More 

Smallfield
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We have recently returned from a 7 day stay in Vuyani Safari Lodge everything about it was top class. The twice a day safari drives had superb guides/spotters with a superb knowledge of the various inhabitants and their likely location. We had several close up opportunities to observe, two Cheetah brothers and Lions eating, Rhinos, Elephants with young, plus the... More 

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

Dear Ray, Many thanks for leaving us a great review! I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed the (admittedly) amazing safari sightings, and then of course also the lodge, the food, and the performance of the team. We aim at bringing the finest South Africa has to offer, at affordable rates, and so as such it was a pleasure... More 

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