We have just returned from the Experience of a lifetime! We spent 10 fun filled days & nights at Vuyani Lodge to celebrate our 40th Wedding Anniversary, and we will never forget it for all the right reasons. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome & special by each & every member of Staff, and fellow guests. Yolande runs the Lodge & staff with a quiet efficiency, ensuring the service is top quality. Quinton, Erich, Warren (love the hair!) and Arran are gentlemen & so knowledgable and funny that every game drive is an adventure. What they don't know isn't worth knowing but they will still find out for you! Carlene, Chris, Gerrard ( great success!! ) and Phil produce the most fantastic food each time, and just when you thought the food couldn't get any better - it did! We had a south African Braie over a Boma one night which was so special.
The Lodge itself was very elegant in the South African tradition &the cleaners all worked in the background to keep the place tidy & spotless. Our room was in the main building, large room with King size bed, mosquito net, chaise lounge, air conditioming,luxury bathroom with bath & shower, toiletries bathrobes etc. and a private patio. Ther was a lovely comfortable lounge where guests could meet & chat or watch T.V. The viewing deck was great to sneak away to if you needed some quiet & relaxation, & the pool very inviting after a game drive.
The Lodge is only 30 mins away from Hoedspruit airport and you are collected by a member of staff for transfers to & from the lodge.
You don't even have to worry about getting up for the game drives at 5 a.m. as the Rangers wake you up each morning, & if you don't want to go then you can have a leasurely lie in. ( we didn't as we were frightened we missed a sighting!) we were pleased we booked for 10 nights as we saw every animal on Moditlo except the Leopard that we wanted to see. Lions, elephants putting on a fantastic show of ripping up trees etc., rhino's, George the Hippo, lone crocodile, giraffes, impala, warthogs Kudu, Daika, eagles, vultures & the list & the photo opprtunities are endless. Quinton & his team worked so hard to track the animals & find them for us, and show us the way they did this .We did visit Kruger for a day which was a nice contrast to Moditlo as it is more commercialised, but we still didn't see a leopard. But we did see Buffalo, Sable etc. etc. & had a wonderful BBQ cooked by Chris & listened to all the information that Arran & Chris could fit in over 12 hours!
I could ramble on for hours about our Vuyani experience & it would not do it justice. Moditlo and the Vuyani family have a special place in our hearts. But - try it for yourselves!! We don't regret it! but make sure you stay long enough!
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Vuyani Safari Hotel Hoedspruit