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Windsor, United Kingdom
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I have just read the last 2 reviews and can 100% agree with the everything they say. I stayed at Vuyani a couple of weeks ago and loved every moment of my stay. We had fantastic service from all of the staff, we made wonderful friends with the other guests which made the holiday so much fun, our driver and...

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank You Vuyani as on our second visit to the Lodge I can honestly say it was as good as the first, if not better! Always a little concerned when visiting a place for a second time but loved every moment of it! Not only did we have a great group of people that we met on our arrival immediately...

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Surrey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have just returned from a stay at Vuyani and can't praise our stay enough. We travel to South Africa frequently and have been to a number of Safari lodges, both self-catering and serviced. Vuyani was exceptional especially how kind everyone was. We had a problem on arriving in South Africa (NB ensure your passport has two completely clear pages or...

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Chesham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Vey good location my room was very good with doors on to a decking where you could see the wildlife grazing. Food & service first rate. The drives were excellent also. The staff went out of their way to accommodate your wishes.

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london
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow - where do I start?!! From the moment we drove up to the door, we knew this place was something very, very special indeed. We were welcomed with open arms by Kelvin, who showed us around a bit, then to our incredible presidential suite - stunning (we were 3 adults, so we *had* to have that suite (no hardship...

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

What a beautiful review! Many thanks! :-) I could not be any more pleased to hear that you enjoyed the safaris so much (Uyai and Aggy are sending their regards), and the camaraderie amongst our guests is indeed what makes a stay here so special. If you felt treated like a millionaire: that was intended indeed. It was always the...

Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently had a 5nt stay here and have been left with some wonderful memories.We have been on quite a few safaris before in S.Africa and other countries in Africa so have many other equally priced safaris to compare with Vuyani. We would like to say a special thank you to Uyai and Aggy, our guide and tracker, who added...

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

Many thanks for leaving us a review. We are pleased that you enjoyed the lodge, and safaris, and we wish you had enjoyed the food as well. We usually (in fact always) get raving reviews about our food in particular, so we were disappointed that we didn't meet expectations in this case. We try our best though, and compared to...

Stroud, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So excited for months, then 2 days into came down with Flu. Gosh knows how I managed to blag the thermal imaging at passport control, then bad weather meant a 6 hour dodgy drive to Hoedspruit due to no contingency by SAA. Finally arrived and was so pleased to be met by Uyai! The late drive back from the garage...

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

Dear Sarah, What a lovely review, thank you so much! Your journey from England to our lodge was quite the ordeal, so I am all the happier to hear that it was worth the trip ... and that you saw all the wildlife you wanted to see, and then some more. It was a real pleasure hosting you here (Aggi,...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We first visited the Vuyani safari lodge in 2013 and have been desperate to go back ever since. I was worried that our second experience could never live up to the magical memories of our first visit there, but dare I say that it was even better!! The lodge has grown quite significantly since we were there in 2013, with...

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

Dear Beatrice, Many thanks for your amazing review! It was an immense pleasure welcoming you back here at Vuyani. Indeed, over the years since your last visit, many things have been improved, or added, but what made this place popular from the get-go, has not been touched: a private and exclusive lodge, a bit like staying with family, in a...

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Vuyani is a very comfortable, welcoming place. All the staff put maximum effort into ensuring your stay is as enjoyable as possible. We had 2 nights in a luxury suite, which was fine. Smallish but functional, in the traditional African rondavel style. And then we were pleased to spend the other 3 nights in a honeymoon suite which is larger...

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

Dear Howard, Many thanks for leaving us a positive review. Indeed, alking with cheetahs, that is somehting very rare and unique, especially in a totally wild nature setting such as our reserve. We are pleased that you enjoed yourselves here at the lodge, and that the safaris were interesting and fun. Togora and Krest are sending their regards! We hope...

Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Absolutely perfect holiday! It's hard to put into words the week we have just had at Vuyani lodge. We opted for the pick up transfer from OR Tambo. This was a good introduction to the local area and a great start to our holiday. Our drivers Goodman and Jannie were both extremely knowledgeable about South Africa and the local area...

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

Dear Michael and Harriet, Wow, what a lovely review! What can I say? Thank you!! :-) Yes, it is true: All our guides, trackers, chefs, waiters, front of house, cleaners, ... they have been with us for many years, and it is the joy for their jobs that keeps them motivated and happy. And I suppose, working in one of...

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  • Pool
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  • Breakfast included
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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 

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Address: Moditlo Private, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Hoedspruit
Price Range: R5 734 - R8 737 (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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“Although not a swim up bar but the bartenders will have a drink for you without you having to ask.”
 of 5 bubbles julieross13, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Honeymoon Suites excellent and have decking and plunge pools”
 of 5 bubbles GeorginaC840, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The presidential suite was stunning, and can fit an extra adult bed in it”
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 of 5 bubbles mkellis, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I can highly recommend the presidential suites - absolutely stunning!!”
 of 5 bubbles Beatrice295424, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Go for a honeymoon suite for the extra space and hot tub.”
 of 5 bubbles H-and-S323, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
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