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Vuyani Safari Lodge

4.5 of 5 Moditlo Private Game Reserve, Hoedspruit, South Africa
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

yayThe wife and myself have just returned from 7 nights here. It exceeded all of our expectations. All of the staff are fabulous and cannot do enough to help you enjoy the holiday. The lodge is like a family home small and intimate. The mix of guests that come and go make it very interesting. The freshly cooked food is... More 

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

Dear Clive, It is always such a pleasure to see happy returning guests, especially when they enjoy our lodge and the reserve with its wildlife even more so than the first time. Uyai, Togara and Themba are sending their regards, and we are all looking forward to welcoming you here again some time in the future, hopefully soon. Many thanks... More 

Porthcawl, Wales, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I have just spent 5 days at the Vuyani Safari lodge just outside Kruger National park and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone wanting the ultimate safari experience. The lodge has 7 unique rooms with friendly staff, great food and very knowledgeable guides. On our twice a day game drives we had Themba as our guide and... More 

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

Dear Brian, Many thanks for leaving us such a glowing review, we hugely appreciate it when our guests take time to leave feedback to us, as well as a message to future guests. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay here, as well as the safari game drives on our large reserve. We are looking forward to... More 

Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Vuyani. It is a magical lodge set in a preserve that offers marvelous game drives and unsurpassed photographic opportunities. Every time I have been on game drives at Vuyani (twice daily) I have experienced untold encounters with wild game. The rangers/tracker Tembo, Uyai, and Michael are as magical as they divine the locations and tracks of the animals. I was... More 

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

Dear Bob, What a pleasure to host you here for the second time! I didn't have the time to meet you again this time, unfortunately, due to the birth of my twins, but I will make sure I will be there for your next visit, which you have already booked. I am so pleased that you have found a second... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used a 5 day jetsetter deal to go to Vuyani. We were blown away by the lodge, the friendly and highly knowledgable staff, the reserve, and the overall experience. The daily game drives were fun and the drivers and trackers were highly trained. We easily saw more than the big five on these drives. The staff in the lodge... More 

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

Many thanks for leaving us this superb review! What a pleasure to read about the many accounts of how we succeeded to touch our guests' lives, in so many ways. Busi has become quite the gluten-free food cook, and I couldn't be any happier to hear that you enjoyed her creations. I will be at the lodge tomorrow, and I... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely the best holiday of our lives. The experience of the trackers, duo Mike and Uyai was incredible, they gave us safari experiences beyond expectations and memories that will stay with us forever! Wow!! Togara is another tracker, his knowledge of the animals and surroundings is vast, and Thema was our guide just once as he was heading on leave... More 

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

Many thanks for taking time to leave us such a glowing and detailed review! I couldn't be happier to hear that you enjoyed your safaris out with Mike and Uyai (I will see them tomorrow, so I will personally let them know how much you enjoyed spending time with them), as well as the lodge and of course Busi's, Rose's,... More 

Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for our honeymoon in Jul. '14. My wife and I enjoyed the intimate communal theme at Vuyani (e.g. group seated meals, game drives). As a result, we met many guests that have remained friends since. We stayed in a river suite (i.e. with in-room showers) for a week, which was very spacious, clean, and memorable. Staff was friendly, genuine,... More 

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

Dear Joe, Many thanks for your fantastic review, we all appreciate that very much here at the Vuyani Safari Lodge. I am delighted to hear that you not only enjoyed the safaris, the lodge, and the many rare wildlife sightings, but also made friends for life at our lodge, because that's what this place is also all about, and not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the very start, my husband immediately knew Vuyani Lodge was a class act when organizing this spectacular vacation for my 50th birthday. Bernard, Justine, and Kim were quick to email and call whenever questions would arise. Attentive to each and every detail making travel and arrival as effortless as possible! Day of arrival was such a surreal experience when... More 

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

Dear Kirsten and Tommy, Many thanks for your detailed and amazing review. I couldn't be any more pleased and delighted hearing that we made your 50th birthday trip such a special moment in your lives. We all love what we do, and we deeply care about this special place and our guests, and when you enjoy what you do, then... More 

Canyon Lake, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and I just got back from staying at the Vuyani Lodge, we were there on Nov 10 for 7 nights. All the reviews we read about it were great so of course we went there expecting great. We not only got great, we also got excellent, outstanding, amazing and unbelievable!!!... Vuyani Lodge did not disappoint. EVERYTHING about this... More 

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

Dear Lucy and Mechelle, Wow, I couldn't be any more pleased and delighted reading your review. We always aim to make our guests' stay the time of a lifetime, and there is nothing like it when we are told that we succeeded. Just great. Busi has perfected the art of making gluten-free food, from what I am hearing, and that... More 

Manchester, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

All the superlative reviews are a true reflection of a wonderful 'bucket list' experience. Of course the animals are the stars; but it's the attention to detail that makes this such a special holiday. Memories for a lifetime ..... Ian & Linda Sharples.

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

Dear Ian Many thanks for leaving us such a glowing report and uploading so many photos, it made us all smile! If you feel like reviving any memories, you are always welcome here! :-) Kind regards, Bernard More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

My husband and I spent five nights at Vuyani in September. Before arriving, I read all the TripAdvisor reviews and was sure that the Lodge would not live up to all of the reviews. I was totally wrong. Vuyani was a fantastic experience and I hope to have a chance to go back in the future! Chad and Uyai were... More 

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

Dear Elizabeth, Many thanks for the joy we felt when reading your lovely review. It's always a pleasure to hear when we meet or even beat our guests' high expectations (and in a way it is becoming tougher as we do have so many positive reviews on Tripadvisor), and this is what makes our work here so interesting. Given that... 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*
Number of rooms: 7
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