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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 19 November 2016

My mother and I booked a trip to South Africa to celebrate her 65th birthday and #1 on her bucket list and Vuyani Safari Lodge exceeded all our expectations. From the moment we arrived the service and attention to detail was outstanding. The lodge itself was stunning and the rooms were impeccably clean and beautifully decorated. (The bed was so...

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

Dear Naomi, I have no words to say how happy I am to hear that we exceeded your expectations for this No.1 item on your mum's bucket list. I think there is a very good reason it was No.1 in the first place ... an African safari is indeed something out of this world. I am also glad that you...

Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 November 2016

The rooms are spacious, and have everything you need. The deal we had included all food. Most deals like this have average food, this was well above that. The animal sightings were totally amazing! You go off road with the experienced guides and trackers, and get within feet on Lions and other members of the big 5. We opted for...

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

Many thanks for taking to time to leave us a review, and all the more thanks for making it such a positive one. It's always a huge pleasure to hear when our guests enjoyed themselves, liked the food, rooms and ambience, and then of course, most importantly, the safaris. We are blessed to be in one of the most outstanding...

Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

The problem is I can't fault this venue on any level. The accommodation spacious & extremely comfortable. You're given a 0500 hrs wake up if you want to go on the 0530 game drive which lasts 3 hours & we saw big game animals on our first drive! Back to the lodge for a sumptuous breakfast continental or cooked. Lunch...

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

Well, what can I say? Thank you very much! What a lovely review, and I think you hit the nail on the head. Interesting safaris, lots of nature sightings, a good dinner and a chilled drink sitting around a fire. That's life, and it's a good one. Many thanks for taking time to leave a review of your stay. It...

York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Having spent seven nights here ( or will have soon) I feel it's only right to tell people what a great place this is. Staff are exceptional and nothing is too much trouble, food is really good and the presidential suite is fabulous. The arranged outings are superb especially the full day at Kruger Park with our very own experienced...

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

Dear Joyce, Many thanks for taking time to leave us such a lovely review. Your positive feedback is all the more flattering given you are a very seasoned traveller, ad prolific hotel reviewer. It left us all with a smile on our face! I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your wedding anniversary, and that it all turned out...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We only had three days, but loved every minute. Returning after two long years, a lot has happened at Vuyani. There is a new dining area and 5 new suites bringing the total to 10 rooms, but despite the expansion Vuyani still feels intimate and cozy. We sat all around the two long tables at dinner and got to know...

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

Well ... a wild dog kill ... that makes me speechless (and dead jealous!!), just hearing about it. What a privilege to see one of the very rarest carnivores in the world hunt and make a kill. There are researchers who wait years before they witness this. Literally. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us again, and...

Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 October 2016

This was a wonderful experience; we were blessed to see all the big five. We went on the day trip to Kruger and saw a leopard. The food was outstanding and plentiful. This lodge a maximum occupancy of 20 people in the 10 rooms/suites. We all sat together on two tables for meals and reflected on our game drives and...

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

Dear Andy, Many thanks for your lovely review. It's so nice to hear our guests appreciate the many facets of what a lodge should offer ... and I know we offer a lot more than the average bush safari lodge. We are blessed to be located in one of the most spectacular African wildlife reserves there is, with many of...

Cumbria, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Wonderful luxurious accomodation in a stunning setting. We stayed in a honeymoon suite and it was fabulous. All the staff are so genuinely helpful and friendly and really make vuyani lodge a truly special place to stay. The food is excellent. The two game drives a day are great, the driver and spotters were very knowledgeable about the animals and...

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

Dear Sara, We are not going anywhere, so if you feel like returning to our special place, rest assured, you are always very welcome here! It was a real pleasure hosting you here for 4 days, and the entire team here at Vuyani is delighted that you had a great time here. Many thanks for taking time to leave such...

North Hampton, New Hampshire
Reviewed 14 October 2016

My husband and I spent 6 amazing days and nights at Vuyani. 9/19/16 through 9/24/16. Happily I report that all of my research and multiple visits to TripAdvisor served us beautifully. Our first trip to South Africa and our first safari adventure were beyond our dreams. A small lodge with only 16 to 20 guests at a time made for...

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

Many thanks for your amazing review, and for taking time to share it with so many future guests. One might not be aware of it, but some of our reviews have been read thousands of times. And as you say yourself, this is extremely helpful, as it was for you, and that's how better travel destination choices come about. We...

United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We arrived home a week ago from the wonderful Vuyani Safari Lodge. It was amazing and the staff were really helpful and even remembering our Christian names on the first day! Thanks to Taylor and Kelvin, front of house, Aggi (our spotter) & Iway (our driver - sorry for the mis-spelling). Also to the chefs who produced some amazing meals...

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

What an amazingly detailed, and positive review. Many thanks for all of us! It is very kind of you to mention the many staff members that looked after you. It was a pleasure hosting you here, and we are delighted you had such a lovely time here. The elephants are back now, as first rains have arrived. Hopefully we will...

Reviewed 9 October 2016

The most fantastic place ever! It's hard to describe how amazing this safari and lodge is! The staff couldn't do enough, attentive but not intrusive. The two game drives a day are not to be missed! The trackers and guides went to such extremes to get us up and close to all wildlife, whilst explaining everything in detail with great...

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

Dear Claire, Well, what can I say? You are always welcome back here, it would be our pleasure to be hosting you here again in the future. Many thanks for taking time to leave us such an enthusiastic review and account of your stay with us. We do indeed work in one of those ridiculoulsy stunning nature paradises, and it...

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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: €532 - €586 (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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“All rooms excellent. Beds luxurious. Great bathroom facilities. Presidential suites have private jacuzzis on the deck outside.”
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“all the lodges are luxurious and the prices does not break the bank.”
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“The lodge rooms were wonderful, spacious and comfortable.”
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“Must specifically request HOT tub. Otherwise you get non-heated plunge pool”
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“Rooms attached to the lodge have easy access to the pool, and the main socail area”
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