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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was very much a last minute trip for an anniversary, and while the room (a honeymoon suite) was good if you're looking for a great safari/game viewing treat this probably isn't the place. Plains game was scarce, and driving for over an hour to see dehorned Rhino & collared cheetah really wasn't our thing. The final gripe, it must... More 

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Thank Gill61UK2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here for a full week and this is without a doubt the best holiday we have ever been on, and would come back in a heartbeat. It's fun and relaxing to just immerse yourself in safari life by taking pictures and seeing / learning about the animals. The staff are welcoming and friendly and each and every one... More 

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Thank Andy K
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved it! One of the best holidays ever. I came with my three teenage daughters who all loved it. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. Our safari guide togara, got us so close to animals ( almost touching distance) which was a magical experience. The guides and trackers were very friendly and excellent at locating animals in the... More 

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Almere, The Netherlands
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

There is nothing negative you can say about this place! Everything is fantastic!! The people who worked there, the food, the rooms (WOW), the gamedrives. On our first day we saw lions and elephants and more beautiful animals ofcourse but that was just amazing and so impressive!! We also met great people while staying here! We can recommend this place... More 

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Thank svn85
Bernard K, Manager at Vuyani Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for this lovely review. Indeed you are right, when it comes to all-inclusive top end safari lodges, we are the best value for money in South Africa, hands down. With a low traffic exclusive (and large) game reserve, at these rates, you get your money's worth, and then some. If you visit South Africa again, rest assured that... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I have not long returned from our honeymoon here at vuyani. It was amazing from our pick up to our transfer at the end of our stay. Michael was so friendly seeing his smile made our day. Togara our driver and Chris our tracker well what can I say vuyani should be so proud to have them... More 

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

Dear Lindsey, Many thanks for this truly lovely review! Every hotel or lodge fails or succeeds because of its staff, and in that way (and in many others), we are blessed. The reserve is home to Africa's most famous and rarest animals, and our guys love showing whem to our guests. Togara and Chris are sending their regards! If you... More 

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

We stayed at Vuyani for six nights on our first safari holiday. I have nothing to compare this to but for me it was the perfect place to stay. The lodge is wonderful with everything you nee to relax after every game drive. We stayed in the honeymoon suite with a hot tub which was great for warming you up... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent the last 5 days of our 3 week vacation in South Africa at Vuyani. It ended up being a perfect end to our itinerary both because of the opportunity to view native wild life up close and the relaxing ambience, which was very welcome after charging around more populated parts of the country. The accommodations are extraordinarily luxurious... More 

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

Many thanks for leaving such a positive account of your stay with us on Tripadvisor. You make mention of the level of accomodation quality in the context of the remote location, and you hit the head on the nail (and it is almost never noticed). It is VERY difficult to build and maintain an infrastructure at this level in the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I just returned home. As our first experience at Vuyani, I am completely blown away. From the moment we arrived, we enjoyed the lodge. All of the staff went out of their way to ensure all our needs were taken care of. From the off roading in search of the Lions, to walking with the cheetahs, I... More 

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

Many thanks for such an amazing review. We try all we can to bring the best South Africa has to offer to our guests, food-wise, hospitality-wise, and then of course, most importantly, safari-wise. We are proud to be located in one of the world's most exciting wildlife sanctuaries, so we are all the more delighted that you enjoyed your stay... More 

Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great experience, wonderful staff, wonderful facilities. Very knowledgable staff, very attentive and overall, a wonderful experience, already recommended to a friend who will visit next year! Little things for us but worth a note to future visitors as quibbles about the bill at the end took a slight shine off the experience but we won't remember that bit in... More 

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

Dear Kate, Many thanks for leaving us such a glowing report. Regarding the checkout procedure, we wish that was a little easier sometimes indeed as well. I am surprised about the payment terms, we always get in touch with our guests first to ask for permission to use card details unless it was a short notice booking on booking.com. I... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank SebM88
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 

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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 10 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 1380, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Hoedspruit
Price Range: $294 - $631 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Vuyani Safari Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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