This was absolutely incredible place to stay. It was my first time in South Africa, and I can't wait to go back. We stayed at two lodges, and after staying at Vuyatela, the other lodge was disappointing. We had been so spoiled that everything else failed in comparison.
The food was amazing. I am a vegetarian, and they made sure I had something delicious to enjoy at every meal. There is no possible way anyone could starve staying there. They offered private tables for us, and when we met another family that we really liked, they were happy to rearrange the seating so we could all sit together.
The staff was attentive and made sure we had everything we wanted (even special requests). The laundry service was great, and we had everything returned the same day. Once after returning from a game drive, we realized we had left a large sum of money out on one of the tables. Not a single dollar was taken.
The best part of the trip for us was the animals. We saw the Big 5 on our first day! We later learned that seeing the Big 5 at all at other lodges is considered uncommon. Not a single game drive left us dissapointed. There was always something new and exciting to see. Our guide and tracker were amazing. When we wanted to see something, they found it. Before we left any animals, our guide made sure everyone was happy with what we had seen.
Overall, we could not asked for anything more. Thanks Vuyatela!
- Also Known As:
- Vuyatela Hotel Djuma Game Reserve
- Vuyatela Lodge & Galago Camp South Africa/Djuma Game Reserve