We stayed here for three nights, to celebrate our 30th Wedding Anniversary. I recommend this as a Boutique experience, which is managed and organised in a thoroughly competent manner.
We hired a car and drove ourselves to the entrance, which was marked more noticeably by a Century 21 sign, rather than the sign for the Moditlo Estate. The gate keeper called Justine, who came to collect and lead us to the Lodge. It forms part of a housing estate and there are no fences between the Lodge and the wildlife park.
Justine and Gerard are a competent and well organised partnership; each is customer focussed and is impeccable in service delivery. The food is wonderful- baked products from Rosa are sublime, too!
The three meals are organised carefully. Game drive, breakfast, relax time, lunch, game drive and then dinner mean the day passes quickly and in an exciting manner. We had giraffes and monkeys at lunch, one day and we saw zebras at the pool area another day.
We felt there is an emphasis on inclusion at the Lodge. We were invited to join group activities personally, each time anyone went on a drive away from the Lodge; everyone ate together at each meal. We were fortunate in our co-guests as we saw a lot of them during our stay! They were charming, intelligent and entertaining compnay.Everyone is asked what they would like to drink when we left to go on drives- these drinks are not included in the tariff.
Pierre and Jesse are fun, enthusiastic and hard working- the time they worked together we saw the family of five lions that are on the property.
The only criticism I would level is that the hot water remained tepid after we had demonstrated this to Henry. It was not a problem for us as the weather was hot while we were there.
- Also Known As:
- Vuyani Safari Hotel Hoedspruit
- Vuyani Safari Hotel
- 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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