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No doubt any of you that have researched this venue/Lodge will realise that you either have a super long 6-hour driver or a connection flight if available from Joburg to Hoedspruit. We had no choice but to opt for the drive as the flight was...More
We don't know where to start.
We would give Vuyani 6 stars if possible. The staffs care and professionalism from the correspondence with Bernard before arriving and to being dropped back at Johannesburg airport when we left by the owner Craig was great and a...More
14 Thank Kit F
Response from Bernard K, Manager at The Vuyani Safari LodgeResponded June 4, 2017
Oh we will! No worries about that. :-) in fact, it would be our pleasure to see you back at the lodge.
It is such a privilege, and honor, to have so many guests travel from all over the world, to visit the lodge and...More
Overall had a good stay and I would give it five stars in the “4 Star” category but I can’t give it a true five stars relative to the real five star luxury lodges located within Kruger, albeit that Vuyani is a more affordable option....More
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Response from Bernard K, Manager at The Vuyani Safari LodgeResponded 3 weeks ago
Many thanks for your review.
I appreciate your positive comment about my work quality. I indeed aim to be good at my job, and I like to think that it has contributed to the Vuyani Safari Lodge's spectacular development over the last 8 years, which...More
We booked our honeymoon at Vuyani in November and it exceeded all our expectations. From the moment we were collected from the airbase at Hoedspruit we were truly looked after. The accomodation in Honeymoon suite 1 was stunning, we had no complaints at all about...More
A rather belated review of our whistle-stop visit to Vuyani in late November!
Having never been on an African safari before, the decision to travel halfway around the world for just 5 nights could have been seen as rash. The reviews of Vuyani Safari Lodge...More
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$610 - $707 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Dave & Jane,
We've been to 7 African countries since 2007 and we found Vuyani in 2013. Since then we've been back to Vuyani 5 times. The first year we went they had 3 lions and they did take some finding. we did find them... More
Dave & Jane,
We've been to 7 African countries since 2007 and we found Vuyani in 2013. Since then we've been back to Vuyani 5 times. The first year we went they had 3 lions and they did take some finding. we did find them but the thrill of the chase, and the anticipation is a real thrill. Over the years lion numbers did go up but to the point where there were too many for the 36,000 acres and all the lions were related so some had to be removed because of the reproduction issues. Leopards are elusive creatures and do keep themselves to themselves, particularly now they have cubs. Hyenas, and wild dogs live in packs so you either see loads of them or none.
We have seen them all and the sightings have been superb.
If you expect to see lion, leopard, wild dog and hyena daily then you need to go to a zoo and Vuyani is not for you. if you want excellent trackers, superb food and the excitement and thrill of tracking these animals then Vuyani is the place.
For an example of "the chase" have a look on the safari blog on Vuyani and go back in the older posts about a year.
I can't use links in the question section but if you can find me on facebook via the Vuyani facebook page you'll see more pictures from somebody who loves the place and doesn't work there.
Response from Gilles S | Property representative |
February is our summer, it will be steaming hot most of the time and still warm in the evening, Mornings can be a little frisky sometimes on drive, so as Alan already wrote if you think layers all will be OK. As it... More
February is our summer, it will be steaming hot most of the time and still warm in the evening, Mornings can be a little frisky sometimes on drive, so as Alan already wrote if you think layers all will be OK. As it is summer the African Sun will be unforgiving so hats and sunglasses are a must as well as the sunblock. There may also be the occasional rain shower as it is our rainy season. Ponchos are available from the Lodge.
All stations or stops you may wish to stop at during the transfer do accept Visa/Master card. Most places will have cash points too. You will not require a huge amount of money, rates are very decent in South Africa.
Activities and transfers at the lodge can be paid by card too. You can bring cash spending money for activities off the reserve the amounts are obviously up to you but you can pay by card almost everywhere except for the market if you take the panorama tour.
Tips are totally up to you, management does not get involved but you can tip staff directly.
If you have any other queries, you can contact us directly