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Vuyani Safari Lodge

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Moditlo Private Game Reserve, Hoedspruit, South Africa
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  • Location
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New York City, New York
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing experience from start to finish. Even before we booked our stay, the emails with Bernard helped us feel confident in booking our trip to Vuyani. We were a little nervous going to South Africa, we have never even been to Europe. Bernard was so helpful and responded quickly to any questions we had. Paul, our driver, was waiting for... More 

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

Hi Cilla, Many thanks for leaving such a lovely review. I always enjoy reading positive reviews, of course, but this one has an artistic touch to it. "Presidential suite was like an episode of MTV cribs, African bush edition, over the top spectacular"?? Priceless. I laughed a lot, and it's actually an accurate description too. I am also pleased to... More 

Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an absolutely fantastic week with Craig, Gerrard,Hannies, Galway, Rex who looked after all our needs at the lodge, great accommodation , great food, and plenty of G&T's. They could not do enough for us, and made us feel like royalty. Our guides Ouya , Hendrick and Togara were great and took great pride in helping us see all... More 

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

Wow, best holiday ever! That's strong words, and most definitely the biggest compliment one can be given. It certainly made our day. Many, many thanks! In the words of Arnie: Hasta la vista! :-) Warm greetings from South Africa, Bernard More 

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

It was amazing to be able to share this trip with my two daughters at the end of July. It was everything we hoped for and so much more. We could not fault the lodge and all the wonderful staff who made us feel part of the Vuyani family (they even joined in some of our silly games!). Nothing was... More 

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

Dear Stacey, Many thanks for taking time to leave us such a glowing report! There isn't anything that could make me happier when I hear that our guests enjoy the lodge, the safaris, the food .... and that other thing that counts at least as much, atmosphere. I am just delighted that we succeeded in making your African safari a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow, wow, wow. I spent the week at Vuyani Lodge saying 'wow'! Our family of five, consisting of a 19, 17 and 14 year old and Mum and Dad, had an amazing time at Vuyani Lodge. The lodge is like a home from home and the staff make sure you are well looked after and supply everything you need. The... More 

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

Many thanks for leaving us such a glowing review ... and I am thrilled to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. It seems like we got the formula right: good atmosphere, nice rooms, lovely food and of course lots of sightings when out on safari with our guides. Many thanks for recommending our lodge and... More 

Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a little late in writing this review as we stayed in late March 2015 for a week....forgive me Bernard! We travelled from Scotland with our two kids and as others have said, the airport transfers were smooth and well worth the cost especially after an overnight flight. Prior to setting off we liaised with Bernard who was super helpful... More 

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

No worries at all ... the wait was all worth it! We do get a lot of (very) positive reviews, but yours stands out. I can see that you are a seasoned Tripadvisor reviewer, so that makes us all the prouder. It was an absolute pleasure hosting you here, and I am personally delighted to hear that we made your... More 

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bernard should have never allowed us to only stay 4 nights!!!The private game reserve and the Lodge have so much to offer that we would have loved to stay longer on the first leg of our honeymoon :) From the start, we flew down to South Africa right after our wedding, were greeted by Paul the driver at the airport.... More 

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

Dear Sir, I do feel guilty, I should have warned you ... 4 nights indeed is a little bit on the short end of the spectrum. But, alas, it was too late when the booking came in, but I will heed the advice and warn future guests. I would say 5-7 nights is the optimal length of stay. That said,... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

returned 2 weeks ago ,what an amazing place with amazing people ,more like 10 stars .rooms are perfect ,food excellent ,my son got married here and went with family and friends and the whole lodge was ours for the week , it was such a beautiful day ,the staff can not do enough for you ,such a family atmosphere .... More 

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

10 stars? That's amazing, it really is. I could not be any more thrilled to get such an amazing review from you, and to hear that you enjoyed yourself to this extent here at our lodge. It was a real pleasure hosting you and your group here, and we would most certainly love to welcome you here again, if you... More 

Hamburg, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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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