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Douglas, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

We are familiar with Game Reserves and wanted a little luxury this time, we booked a four night stay. The accommodation was fine, food was fine, just, the included drink's are good but you can't be shy, you have to ask for refills generally. The Lodge itself is small and limited. However, the main reason for going is the Game... More 

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

Dear Mike, Many thanks for leaving us a review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Regarding a few details that you have written about, we have to set the record straight. When it comes to how "the locals rate it", that is pure speculation, because you are not a local. We are though, and everyone amongst... More 

Ringwood, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016

We bought our Vuyani experience as a Wowcher to fulfill a lifetime's ambition to undertake a safari and see wildlife actually in the wild! As a "promo" we appreciated that this might be a bit of a gamble and were somewhat apprehensive. Our concerns proved to be totally unfounded. Vuyani delivered everything it promised - everything we hoped for -... More 

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

Dear John, Many thanks for your lovely review. It's always nice to hear when we exceed expectations, and prove early apprehensions wrong. Especially as this was a trip you had been planning to do for so many years, that makes it all the more rewarding to hear that it turned out as fulfilling and rewarding as this. That makes us... More 

Sainte-Maxime, France
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 17 March 2016

We stayed for 5 nights at the end of January, and they were absolutely splendid. From the staff in the lodge who were always attentive and friendly (friendly does not do them justice), to the attentiveness and knowledge of our driver Hendricks (no dount spelt incorrectly, and I am happy to be corrected). His management of our drives brought the... More 

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

Many thanks for taking time to leave us such a lovely review. You made me laugh, "a puncture in the game park is a different experience from one on the London Orbital Motorway". Well, I lived in London for a number of years myself, and I would agree: it is much, much less annoying an event here than there. We... More 

Chichester, UK
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

We have just returned from a fabulous 7 night trip to Vuyani Safari Lodge and would recommend it. Yani and the team there are very friendly and make you feel very welcome. We had Togara as our safari guide and he is brilliant. He got us so close to the animals and we captured some great photographs. He was very... More 

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

Many thanks for such a glowing review! We often operate under challenging conditions, which is normal, as we are located right in the African bush, and yet we aim to provide all of life's comforts ... air conditioning, good and varied food, wifi internet, warm showers, ... and yet we want our guests to experience a true African nature adventure,... More 

Lymington, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016

We have just returned from a week in Vuyani Lodge. It was amazing, I loved it from the moment we arrived! Nothing was too much trouble for any if the staff. I had read all the reviews and didn't really think anywhere could be so good! But it was! The rooms were beautiful, the food amazing Each safari trip held... More 

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

Many, many thanks for such a lovely review. I am truly chuffed to read that you enjoyed yourself so much. It's especialy rewarding to hear that what you perceived our lodge to be is exactly the way we intend it to be: a fun-filled place, intimate and yet exclusive lodge, where interesting people from all over the world meet and... More 

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Reviewed 11 March 2016

This place exceeded our standards! The staff were so kind that they really were the ones who made this trip such an amazing experience. All of them knew you by name and were always happy to cater to whatever you needed. Since this is all inclusive you get breakfast, lunch and dinner. Every single meal was exceptional. There were morning... More 

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016

The lodge was great, staff so very friendly,remembered your name,English was very good and understood everything. The room was excellent, very clean with everything you needed, The grounds were wonderful as was the food, congratulations to the chef is was of a very high standard. The safari, was interesting, much more of an off road experience pushing down bushes and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 8 March 2016

Everything about our stay at Vuyani exceeded our expectations. From the staff to the chalets to the incredible meals and the great company of the other guests, we couldn't have asked for a better experience. Our tracker and guide Agge and Uyai were amazing, going above and beyond on every game drive to make sure we saw as many animals... More 

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

Many thanks for your lovely review. It's been a tough week here, and so it always lifts our spirits when we hear that our guests enjoy their time here. That's all that counts. I could not be any happier to hear that Uyai and Aggie made the safaris as amazing as they deserve to be, and that you enjoyed our... More 

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Reviewed 6 March 2016

Exceptional service and experience from the minute we were collected from Hoedspruit airport to the minute they dropped us off again 5 days later. Every member of staff, including the maintenance and cleaning staff, were helpful, chatty and wanted to make your stay memorable for all the right reasons. We were in a honeymoon suite. The room was large and... More 

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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016

We spent a week a Vuyani Lodge at the end of February and we could not say nice enough things about the staff, facilities and safaris. My husband has mobility and medical issues that often-times make it difficult for us to travel but we were overwhelmed by the kindness and understanding showed to us by the staff at Vuyani Lodge.... 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: $381 - $838 (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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