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Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 May 2016

We visited Vuyani at the beginning of May 2016, our first visit to South Africa and our first Safari...we weren't disappointed! We were met at the airport and had a long but picturesque 5 hour drive through the Drackensberg Mountains to the lodge. We were met there by Kelvin with fresh drinks and warm towels to refresh us after our...

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

Dear Will and Lizzie, What a nice review, and what a pleasure to read that you had an exciting stay here with us. Fantastic news! The highest praise is always to hear that we provided the best holiday to you, and it is this sort of message that keeps us motivated to do our best when sharing this truly unique...

Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

What an amazing life experience we have just had. That is exactly what you get at Vuyani Safari Lodge, a life experience. To spend 7 nights, 7 days with awe inspiring wildlife is something we will never forget. We have just returned home to the UK and are seriously considering booking again in the near future. The staff are all...

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

Dear Richard and Natalie, Many thanks for such a positive, and detailed, review of your stay with us. What a pleasure to read that you feel you could write a book about all your experiences here. It clearly means it was a lot, and that's indeed what this reserve offers: the densest wildlife concentration on earth, and that makes for...

Maidstone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 May 2016

This was the most fabulous holiday. What can be more wonderful than stopping for a gin and tonic sundowner watching hippos in the waterhole. From the moment we arrived and were welcomed with a drink, until the moment we reluctantly left we felt special. Nothing was too much trouble and you felt as if you were part of a family,...

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

Many thanks for leaving such a glowing review of your stay here at the lodge. It's the most amazing moment for us when we read that we have achieved to provide beautiful moments to our guest, showing them one of the most spectacular African wildlife spots on the continent. It was a real pleasure hosting you here, and we are...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 May 2016

We stayed here for three nights in April 2016 and cannot recommend highly enough. We were lucky enough to have some breathtaking (very close!) experiences with the big five, including witnessing a herd of elephants drinking, a close encounter with the lions, sightings of the rare wild dogs and even a glimpse of the white rhino which we tracked on...

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

Many thanks for taking time to leave us a review, and of course such a positive one. One of the reasons why so many guests find us (and we have the best value rates for top end safaris in South Africa) is because so many guests share their experience with the travel community out there. And we are immensely grateful...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 April 2016

Been back a couple of days now and left wondering "Wow. What just happened!" That was quite an exceptional experience! The word "amazing" was commonly used by all the guests while we were there and rightly so. We loved every second of it! So many highlights and absolutely nothing we'd change! Whilst the setting, the rooms, facilities etc at the...

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

If we had an award for "most positive review ever", yours would be on the short list, there is no doubt there. I am thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed yourselves here, the lodge, the safaris, and of course spending time with new friends. We are lucky to be working in a nature paradise, and to be able to...

Reviewed 29 April 2016

We were so looking forward to our stay with Vuyani, but as we had never been on a safari we were a little uncertain of what to expect. From the moment our driver Annis picked us up to drive us to the lodge we knew we were in for an extraordinary experience. He was so welcoming and knowledgeable. Once we...

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

Dear Dawn, A review such as yours, from well travelled guests, that is the highest praise one can get. We are delighted to hear that we managed to exceed expectations, and that you enjoyed your stay here with us and all the other guests. Taking time to leave us a review, in so much detail, helps us immensely, as it...

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 April 2016

If someone leaves this place a bad review it is simply so they can keep it as a secret for themselves! From the moment you arrive you never want to leave! The staff are exceptional, the food is out of this world and the safaris are just magical! Everyone you encounter goes above and beyond to make you feel as...

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

What a lovely review you have left us! 1000 thanks from all of us for taking time to do so. We appreciate it hugely, and it helps us immensely to see so many guests share their impressions with other guests, and the many future guests. I could not be happier to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay...

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Where to start. We anticipated this holiday from the moment we booked it. As with so many things there was a fear that the reality wouldn't meet our expectations. How wrong we were to have that fear. The difficulty with giving a five star rating is that I wish I could give more. From the moment we got there every...

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

We are truly blessed by so many fantastic guests who engage with us, the environment, and all other guests, and then it's easy to have a great experience here. It's that simple. Many thanks for leaving us such a glowing review, we are all truly chuffed. And we are excited and very much looking forward to welcoming you here again...

Dorchester, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

If you have never really "got" what being on safari was all about then please go to Vuyani Lodge and take on this life changing experience. The irony of writing an absolutely sensational review about the animals, the off road adventures with new found pals (animals and people!) will surely make this location even more popular. I would like it...

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

Amazingly uplifting review ... we were all delighted to read it. It's always an immense pleasure to be told that our guests are having a grand time. There just isn't anything better. I do understand the urge to keep it a secret ... but then again ... we are still an exclusive place, even when fully booked (which we usually...

Dorchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 April 2016

It is hard for one to put into words how incredible Vuyani Lodge is but I will try to the best of my ability. Although this was my first safari, this certainly won't be my last. I won't be looking anywhere else to stay but Vuyani. The lodge is incredible! From the moment you walk in, to the last second...

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

Matt, Many thanks, wow! I am at a loss for words, and there is nothing I can add to your review. It's extremely flattering, and we couldn't be any happier that you are coming back next year! Many thanks for visiting us, and many thanks for being a great guest. See you soon again. Kind regards from South Africa, Bernard

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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: $752 - $833 (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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