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Vuyani Safari Lodge

4.5 of 5 Lodge   |   Moditlo Private Game Reserve, Hoedspruit, South Africa
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London, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is amazing. Customer service is top priority. All inclusive drinks and meals and the food is especially amazing. The lodge has a real nice feel with only 7 rooms. We got on like a big family but you also have privacy as lodges are separate. Ours had a private jacuzzi. Brilliant. The trackers are really great and we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I started our honeymoon off at Vuyani and stayed 7 nights. We loved every minute. So much so that we didn't want to leave to continue on the remainder of our honeymoon. I don't even know where to begin, but I guess it has to be on the exceptional standard of each and every staff member. You... More

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

Dear Ruth, There are no words to express how pleased I am to hear that you had such a grand time here for your honeymoon. Congratulations again from the whole team, and our wishes for a happy life together. Married life has started extremely well, here at the Vuyani Safari Lodge, so that is an excellent omen. We would love... More

London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've just returned from a week at Vuyani (literally landed a few hours ago), and I am compelled to write my first ever Trip Advisor review. Vuyani is the warmest friendliest place - nothing is too much trouble for anyone there, whether it's booking a complicated excursion schedule, making a special request for dinner, chasing down lost luggage for you,... More

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

Dear Jo, Many thanks for your incredible review! What a pleasure to read about your experience at our lodge. Indeed it was always our intention to create a place where one meets new people, makes friends, and reconnects with nature in a way that has become difficult in this day and age. We are looking forward to welcoming you here... More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

loved it, it was absolutely wonderful , we were lucky enough to see a leopard , cheetahs ,lions and countless other sightings . everything from the rooms to the food and everything in between was spectacular . I really hope to come back soon for the third ime

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

Dear Anselm, Many thanks for your fantastic review! You are the youngest guest to ever review us (not that one would know unless one knew each other), and that should make you proud! It's such a delight to see everyone having a great time here, from young to elderly. Hopefully you will be able to convince your mum for a... More

Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at Vuyani in early June and found the place to be amazing. The lodge was lovely, the food was fantastic and all tastes were catered for. The staff very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. We really enjoyed the safari trips out each day and we will never forget Mike's driving and also the coolest tracker in the... More

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

Dear Gary and Sally, What a pleasure to read your review indeed. I am pleased that you enjoyed the lodge, the food, the level of service, as well as the sightings you experienced when out on safaris. I am thrilled to hear that you also enjoyed the new spa treatments we have introduced at our riverbed, that must be the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed 7 nights at Vuyani and it's the first holiday where we've not wanted to return home one bit. I have stayed at 5 star luxury resorts a lot but many are impersonal and you are made to feel that you must dress up etc. to be there. Vuyani is relaxing but still 5 star service, where you can... More

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

Dear Ashley, Many thanks for your brilliant review. It's always great to read when our guests enjoyed all aspects of the lodge: the food, the rooms, the service, the safaris, and many others. Congratulations for your engagement! We are excited to host your wedding here next year. You will have the best time ever, guaranteed. Kind regards, Bernard More

London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Had a wonderful holiday here. Couldn't fault anything!! The drives are so exciting and the guides are extremely knowledgable. We had never done a safari before so didn't know what to expect but we saw everything we could have asked for. You get so close to the animals! I would definitely recommend this reserve as you can drive off road,... More

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

Dear Georgia, It was a real pleasure meeting you at the lodge, and many thanks for your positive review. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed the safaris on our reserve, the lodge, and the food. We take great pride in making luxury African safaris more affordable than ever, and that in a completely unique setting. Please visit us... More

Culver City, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

My husband and I took my father here to celebrate his 60th birthday. We stayed only five nights, but we saw every animal (except the leopard) between our time at the lodge and one day at Kruger Park. Our guides Themba and Mike were experts at finding animals and it was a pleasure to watch them at work. Themba took... More

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

Many thanks for your fantastic and accurate review. It is such a pleasure to read reviews of people who just focus on having a great time (which is very easy here). I am especially grateful for your precise description what one's many options are if one wants privacy. This is very helpful to our future guests indeed. Our message is:... More

San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I would give this place 3.5 stars if I could. We stayed at Vuyani in May for a week. We were so impressed with the animals that we saw and with how close we could get to them. Ouyai and Jesse were amazing trackers, and the experience felt much more genuine than the "tracking" at a place like Kruger where... More

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

Dear Sir/Madam, Many thanks for leaving us a review. We have had a very close look at your review, and we are somewhat puzzled as to the overall rating: 3.5 stars. That's very much out of line with what 98% of our other guests think. Our food, over the last 5 years, has been steadily rated as very high quality,... More

Newbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

A once in a life time experience (Except I'm sure we will go back as it was good) Nothing was too much trouble from all the lodge staff, trackers / drivers. The food was wonderfully prepared and presented. My wife is a vegetarian and allergic to fish, so this was no problem for the catering staff. Many thanks to everyone... More

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

Dear Roger, Many thanks for leaving us an excellent review. Today's world is a demanding one, with standards rising across the board, wherever one goes. So it is all the more satisfying to hear that our guests have a good time, enjoy the food and the lodge, and take such pleasure in one of those "must-do" adventures: an African safari!... More

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Address: Moditlo Private Game Reserve, Hoedspruit, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Hoedspruit
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Vuyani Safari Lodge 4.5*
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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 2 lodges 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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