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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

We have just returned from Vuyani having spent five unbelievable days on a holiday we will never forget. The lodge and location are fantastic and the staff exceptional with nothing too difficult for anyone. The experience of " off roading" with Aggi and Hendrick whilst looking for animals added to the enjoyment especially when we walked with cheetahs, went face... More 

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

Dear Paul, No need to comment on an amazing review. You've captured 100% what this place is all about: meeting new and interesting people from all over the world, in one of the world's most stunning nature sceneries, simple as that. It's as close to paradise as it gets, and I could not be any more pleased that you enjoyed... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We were here last year for 6 nights and knew we had to return...stayed for 10 nights and just waiting to leave for the airport... everyone is fantastic at the lodge I cannot fault one thing...just an amazing experience. Highly recommended. Great game drives , beautiful food and everywhere is spotless. We were in the presidential suite which is something... More 

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

Dear Sue, What a lovely review! :-) many thanks! It was a pleasure to be hosting you here again, and the team is always happy to welcome such pleasant and happy guests such as yourself. We are certaimly looking forward to seeing you again in the future, and hopefully I shall meet you myself then as well. Kind regards, Bernard More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

The experience at Vuyani Safari Lodge is second to none. The staff could not be more helpful, the game drives themselves are great. You get a real off road experience and get very close to the animals very different to Kruger (although I would also recommend a trip to Kruger). The rooms are great however we lucked out in having... More 

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

Many thanks for leaving such a lovely review! Indeed, you are right: beware the porters at the JNB airport. A clear "no thank you" will solve that problem. Regarding potential clashes with other guests: usually this is not a problem as safari travellers usually share a lot of common values, but if there is a clash, one can always swap... More 

Fremont, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

For us, this is an outstanding all in near luxury lodge. The service is beyond 5 stars hotels. A small lodge with staff to guest ratio of ~1:1 and no more than 20 guests allow us get to know the staff and other guests after 5 nights. Will start with Togara and Chris who gave us the game drive experience... More 

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

Many thanks for your positive (and detailed) review. Taking time to leave such reviews takesmore effort than many travellers can imagine, and it is a very generous act to do so, to let future guests know what a place is like. It helps us imensely, and we are very grateful indeed. I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed... More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Well..... Where do I begin. This was the best honeymoon we could have ever had it was an incredible 5nights. From the moment we got picked up from the airport, we were given so much information about South Africa and learning about the cultures and how different people live was so interesting and definitely made the 5hour drive feel a... More 

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

Many thanks for leaving such a detailed (and very positive) review of your stay with us. I could not be any happier to hear that you enjoyed your honeymoon with us. This is indeed the most important trip in a lifetime, so the pressure is on. I am so happy to hear that you left with so many good memories,... More 

Warboys
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

This is a very difficult review to write because I need to ensure that I do justice to the best holiday we have ever had. From the very first contact with the Lodge to book the holiday right through to the trip back to Johannesburg the service and experience was superb. As to the accommodation, the presidents suite and honeymoon... More 

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

Wow, what an amazing review! Many thanks! :-) There is not much to comment on, you said it all in your review. All I can say is that we could not be any happier to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay with us. That's all we want to achieve, and it feel amazing when we hear that... More 

Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 5 nights at the end of June this year and it was amazing. Everything about this place is incredible, I can't praise enough. We were blown away with everything, the room, the food and the staff who can't do enough for you. On the first day we got there just in time for... More 

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

Dear Amelia, Wow ... to go on your first safari, and to see a cheetah kill right away, that's really amazing. You visited us at an excellent time, but every season is amazing in its own way. All seasons have their special features, and they are all immensely interesting. And that's a good reason to come back and see it... More 

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Reviewed 31 August 2016

We had a terrific time. Our room, the Presidential suite, was spacious and beautifully decorated. From the time we were picked up at the airport until we left, the staff could not have been nicer or more helpful. It's very dry right now and a challenge to find animals but our guide, Tigara, and tracker, Chris, consistently provided great viewing... More 

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

Thank God the dry season is over now, and with first rains having arrived, nature can start recovering. It's been a drought this year, so the dry season has caused more than the usual hardship. Many thanks for leaving such a positive review, sightings were indeed excellent. I could not be any happier that you enjoyed your stay, and that... More 

Sainte-Maxime, France
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

At last I have got around to writing my review of our 5 days spent at Vuyani at the end of January .From the very beginning when I booked the stay Bernard was very helpful and accommodating as we were trying to reserve and confirm connecting flights . The meet and greet from Johannesburg was excellent and a very interesting... More 

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

Dear Simon, It is always a pleasure to hear and read that so many guests understand the difference between a zoo and a true conservation area. Animal conservation comes first, without that there won't be a genuine experience for our guests anyway. I am also please to hear that you enjoyed the food ... given your nationality, that says a... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

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

Dear Gill, We take all criticism very seriously, as this is the only way to keep improving. It is also this mentality to listen to our guests that has made us one of the highest rated lodges not just in Hoedspruit, but in the whole of South Africa, and not just on Tripadvisor. We are proud of our rating on... 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 

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Address: Moditlo Private Game Reserve, Hoedspruit, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Hoedspruit
Price Range: €264 - €579 (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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“Rooms attached to the lodge have easy access to the pool, and the main socail area”
 of 5 bubbles JohnFoster352, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Go for a honeymoon suite it is worth it”
 of 5 bubbles frankk27, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Honeymoon and presidential suites are separate and lovely and private”
 of 5 bubbles 401saras, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We Stayed in the Presidential suite which was stunning and offered a lot of space and privacy. All rooms are lovely though”
 of 5 bubbles Sergiosternio, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are great but the Presidential and Honeymoon suites offer extra privacy”
 of 5 bubbles LairdPaul, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
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