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Vuyani Safari Lodge

Blue Canyon Private Game Reserve, Hoedspruit 1380 South Africa
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#11 of 145 Speciality lodging in Hoedspruit
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The Vuyani Safari Lodge is located in the Blue Canyon Private Game Reserve which is more than 36,000 acres in size and part of the Greater Kruger National Park area. At the foot of the Drakensberg mountain range, Vuyani Safari Lodge is one of South Africa's premier safari lodges, in the country's most famous area for African wildlife. The Vuyani Safari Lodge is one of only 2 licensed lodges on this reserve, and with only 10 suites, it offers one of the most exclusive 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.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Free airport transportation
24-hour security
Mosquito net
Private check-in / check-out
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Seating area
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain View
Hidden Gem
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Zulu


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Blue Canyon Private Game Reserve, Hoedspruit 1380 South Africa
Getting there
Kruger Mpumalanga Intl Airport102 kmSee all flights
Hoedspruit Airport12 kmSee all flights
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Angela M wrote a review 13 Jul
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My recent stay in the presidential suit was amazing. The accommodations were clean, spacious and well attended to by Vuyani staff. The two daily game drives were peaceful, exciting, reflective and extremely informative. Uyai and Chris, our guide and tracker, were amazing and never disappointed us. We tracked elephants, lions, leopards and cheetah and their persistence and knowledge of the bush never disappointed! The staff at Vuyani are amazing! They take professionalism to the next level! The chefs, waiters, night watchman, maintenance and housekeeping staff are friendly and went above and beyond to make our time there unforgettable. I truly miss their smiling faces! The front of house staff are an amazing team who operate as a well oiled machine. They were instrumental in making my stay memorable. I appreciate their knowledge of Hoedspruit, making our trips to town successful. Tip- They know some great shopping spots so don’t forget to ask them! You will not be disappointed if you stay here! I certainly have no regrets!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Jessica D wrote a review Jun 2021
Benton, Kentucky1 contribution
Five stars aren't enough! From the moment we arrived at the lodge, we experienced nothing but excellence! Kelly welcome us with orange juice and a refreshing, wet cloth with lemon essence. All of the staff were friendly, helpful, and genuinely kind. The room was everything I expected. It was clean, there was a mini fridge in the room, indoor bathtub and outdoor shower. The chefs created delicious meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and I enjoyed eating some things I'd never tried before. The two safaris per day were amazing and both our guides/trackers were incredible. My husband and I have already decided we will be coming back. Thank you Vuyani for an unforgettable trip!
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Date of stay: June 2021
Room Tip: Inside game reserve
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Response from Robyn du Plessis, Guest Services / Front Office at Vuyani Safari Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Jason and Jessica, Thank you so much for your outstanding review. We are so excited to hear you will be coming back to Vuyani for your second safari :) We cannot wait to host you. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we are thrilled that we were able to create a memorable experience for you all :) We look forward to seeing you soon. Kind Regards, Robyn
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Lisa de wet wrote a review May 2021
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What a fabulous experience. We spent 3 days at Vuyani Safari Lodge recently and cannot recommend it highly enough. Amazing, warm and friendly staff who really make such an effort to make sure you have a fabulous time. The rooms are gorgeous and have all amenities that you could want for a few days away in the bush. We really enjoyed the food and were considering taking the chefs home with us😊, best Amarula Malva pudding ever!! Game drives were productive and informative and our Guide Uyai and Tracker Chris were committed to making this safari one to remember, we saw so much including lion cubs which was a first for us!! We would definitely love to come back as soon as we can.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Robyn du Plessis, Guest Services / Front Office at Vuyani Safari Lodge
Responded 14 May 2021
Dear Lisa, Many thanks for your fabulous review. Our staff will be thrilled that you had such an enjoyable time. I will communicate your special thanks to the team- they are absolutely phenomenal. WOW- that is such an amazing sighting, you are so lucky to have seen the cubs! We hope to have you back with us in the near future :) Kind Regards, Robyn
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travelwithanda wrote a review May 2021
Slovenia203 contributions68 helpful votes
I returned to Vuyani Safari Lodge - this time with my dad because he has always wanted to go to a safari. I knew that trusting our safari experience to Vuyani staff was a safe decision but I was still nervous if everything would be as perfect as the first time. We spent 2 nights in the Owner's appartment (called Flat) which is very spaceous, feels like a real apartment, but does not have that "wilderness touch". It is perfect for those who want privacy (families or friends), but for couples I definitely recommend at least the Honeymoon suite. We were kindly upgraded to the HM suite the last 2 nights and it was really unforgettable. My dad enjoyed it like a litte kid: the plunge pool, the outdoor shower and the lion's roar in the night. Regarding everything else, the Vuyani team exceeded my expectations. It is truly amazing how people in the middle of epidemics crisis can stay so nice and warm, with smiles on their faces all the time. The food was once again out of this world, rooms were cleaned 3 times per day, and the game drives were fantastic. We saw everything we wanted except for leopard (which I saw last time, so it is not impossible to see one ;) ). My dad wanted to see the lions and we got lucky 4 times. The guides were amazing, hats down to those guys as well! I have to say that we felt safe during the whole vacation, we were required to wear masks in public places (like reception and restaurant while choosing food), the vehicles were disinfected after each game drive, and our temperature was checked by the staff each morning. My dad wants to come back again and I am pretty sure we will repeat this father-daughter-bonding trip again. To think that he has never traveled by a plane before... that says it all, right?!. You can find more information in my blog (link in my profile). Thank you Vuyani!
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Date of stay: May 2021
Response from Robyn du Plessis, Guest Services / Front Office at Vuyani Safari Lodge
Responded 08 May 2021
Dear Anda, Many thanks for your wonderful review. It is much appreciated. The team will be thrilled to hear of your positive feedback. We really endeavor to go out of our way to give each and every guest a unique experience that will be memorable to them. Vuyani follows strict Covid-19 protocols, we are delighted you felt safe during your stay. It is fantastic that you managed to experience the special bonding time with you Dad- your photos are absolutely stunning. We look forward to having you join us again at Vuyani Safari Lodge in the near future. Kind Regards, Robyn
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Jennifer L wrote a review Apr 2021
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My husband and I recently spent 3 nights at Vuyani Safari lodge and had the most amazing time. The honeymoon suite that we stayed in was gorgeous, spacious and very well appointed. Food was superb and there was great variety at all meals. There are fantastic bush and mountain views and lots of space to relax with a glass of wine or a G & T. Staff are friendly and attentive and pre-empt the guests needs. Game drives also delivered big time with us seeing lots of big game as well as many of the smaller species as well. The guides are knowledgeable and very experienced. We really didn't want to say goodbye and can't wait to come back.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Response from Robyn du Plessis, Guest Services / Front Office at Vuyani Safari Lodge
Responded 30 Apr 2021
Dear Jennifer, Many thanks for your wonderful review on Vuyani Safari Lodge. The staff will be thrilled to hear the great feedback you have given. We always go out of our way to make sure each and every guest is catered for based on their unique needs & special requests. I am so delighted you got to see so many animals- this is what it is all about :) We cannot wait to host you in the future Kind Regards, Robyn
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US$412 - US$625 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Vuyani Safari Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Vuyani Safari Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (5.2 km) and Nyani Cultural Village (6.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Vuyani Safari Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Vuyani Safari Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a mosquito net, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Vuyani Safari Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Vuyani Safari Lodge?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Vuyani Safari Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Vuyani Safari Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Vuyani Safari Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Vuyani Safari Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Zulu.
Does Vuyani Safari Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.