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Vuyani Safari Lodge

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Moditlo Private Game Reserve, Hoedspruit, South Africa
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Vuyani is a truly amazing experience. It was the first time either of us had done a safari or been to sub-Saharan Africa so we don't really have anything to compare it to but needles to say this was the best holiday I have ever experienced and unlike anything else I have done. I fear now that the bar has... More 

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

What an amazing review of what sounds like a truly exceptional experience, from the lodge, the food, the safaris, and, of course, a very, very successful proposal. Congratulations from all of us, and all our best wishes for a long and happy life together! If you ever feel like celebrating anniversaries, or rekindling memories, well, we are not going anywhere,... More 

los angeles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This experience was unforgettable. The lodgings and staff were first class and the private reserve and game drives were a lot of fun but the absolute stunner was the opportunity to tour Kruger National Park with UYAI, one of the guides at Vuyani who is an EXPERT. Do yourself a favor, when you book your trip, schedule a day at... More 

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

Many thanks for the excellent review, what a pleasure to read it this morning. I will let Uyai know how much you enjoyed the day trip to Kruger. He is an excellent guide, and he really enjoys spending time with our guests from all over the world, showing them as much as possible about the extraordinary range of wildlife we... More 

Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed at the Vuyani lodge for 5 nights in July, the only regret is not staying longer. From the minute we arrived at the lodge we knew this holiday was going to be amazing. All of the staff at Vuyani really know how to look after their guests. It is really hard to put into words... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at Vuyani from 6-11th July. Our 5 nights were an amazing experience and we wouldn't hesitate to stay again or recommend to others. We arranged our own private transfer with Ashton tours and were greeted at the local tourism centre by Yani from Vuyani who started our safari experience straight away by stopping for any animal sightings we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first safari holiday and we were so pleased we picked Vuyani Lodge; the whole trip was excellent from the first minute to the last. The lodge itself is great; we were in a honeymoon suite which was lovely. The interior was nicely decorated, large clean bathroom and decking out the back with pool to relax. The staff... More 

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

Many thanks for leaving such a detailed review, and that from a very seasoned traveler. That makes it all the more rewarding. It's not easy to get the right mix, from adventure, and yet comfort and good food, right in the middle of the African bush, so it's fantastic to hear when it all works out perfectly, and our guests... More 

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

We had such an amazing safari Holiday to Vuyani Lodge, its hard to put it into words. We flu into Hoedspruit Airport and were met by one of the drivers from the lodge and given a very warm welcome. At the lodge we were given towels to freshen up and offered drinks while we checked in before being shown to... More 

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

Dear Sue, What a pleasure to read your review ... especially coming from such a seasoned TA reviewer. It feels like a huge pad on the back when an experienced traveller, and travel reviewer, gives us such positive feedback, especially in such detail. Many thanks! :-) It was a pleasure hosting you here, and making 30th aniversary a special occasion.... More 

Sunderland, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I stayed at Vuyani Lodge for 7 nights at the end of June and we had an absolutely wonderful experience, which we could thoroughly recommend. We were met on arrival in Johannesburg by Yani, our driver from the LODGE. We decided to drive to the lodge, which is a 5 hour trip, as our connecting flight meant... More 

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

Wow ... what a wonderful review, such a pleasure to read it this morning! It's the ultimate reward to hear and read when our guests enjoyed their stay with us as much as you did. That's just the best. I am pleased to hear about the range of animals you saw during your stay ... well, you kind of saw... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arriving in JHB we were greeted with our transfers, arranged by the Vuyani, and whilst a long drive to the lodge, on the way we benefitted from vast experience of the drivers who went to great lengths to make us feel welcome and educate us about their country (of which they are very proud and rightly so). We received fresh... More 

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

Dear Aaron, What a lovely review, and I am proud to know that we are the first property you are reviewing as a Tripadvisor reviewer! I must have driven the JNB-Lodge route 100 times in my life, if not more, and I still enjoy it. There is so much to see, and it makes one reflect on life. We are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a fantastic time at the Vuyani Lodge. All the staff were very friendly and incredibly considerate. The food was great regardless of whether it was indoors or at the outdoor firepit, and the rooms themselves were very comfortable. But the real highlight was of course the animals. In the lodge area itself we say lots of antelopes &... More 

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

Dear Ross, Many thanks for taking time to leave a review about your stay with us, all the more so because it is a very positive one. We really appreciate it, it helps us and our future guests immensely. What a treat to see antelopes so up-close, indeed they know they are safe in the vicinity of the lodge, as... More 

Epsom, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first safari holiday and we are so lucky to have found this marvellous place. Suffice it to say that the experience was so good that we have booked a return trip in a few months time. If like us you are looking to take your first safari holiday then you will be reading these TripAdvisor reviews to... More 

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

Dear Kathy and Drum, What can I say? Marvelous guests, marvelous time, followed by a marvelous review. Many thanks! :-) We are delighted you have booked with us already for next year, it will be a pleasure to welcome you here again! Kind regards from South Africa, Bernard More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 3 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, cheetahs 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 

Additional Information about Vuyani Safari Lodge

Address: Moditlo Private Game Reserve, Hoedspruit, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Hoedspruit
Price Range: $269 - $588 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Vuyani Safari Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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