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Vuyani Safari Lodge

Blue Canyon Private Game Reserve, Hoedspruit 1380 South Africa
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#13 of 141 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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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Zulu
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Monzelle Muller wrote a review 10 Apr
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa5 contributions
Vuyani Safari Lodge was honestly the most amazing getaway my husband and I could have ever wished for. The staff for so attentive to detail and went out of their way to cater to our every need. The rooms were magnificent and the views were out of this world. We got to tick off all the Big 5, which was a bonus. The food was exquisite :) We cannot wait to return and highly recommend Vuyani if you are interested in a bush break away
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Date of stay: April 2021
Room Tip: Honeymoon Suite was superb
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Nelene S wrote a review 5 Apr
Randburg, South Africa2 contributions
This was the worst experience we have ever had at any lodge in SA! Rude management, arrogant and disrespectful, even in their replies to other people who have given them bad reviews. They think they are gods. I would like to warn anyone and everyone that this place is not worth your money. Nothing was as advertised, the food was terrible, the resort looked dead with no lights on, no bars operational, and when we complained about the quality and service we were told we don't know what good food is, we don't know how great they are, we don't know what we're talking about. We demanded a refund and were told they won't give us our money back and that we need to leave, we said we won't leave without a refund so guess what, we got escorted out with 3 guards armed with R5 rifles!!!!!!!! How ridiculous and absolutely shocking!!!! They have no snacks in the room, they have no food options if you couldn't eat their terrible food, they don't have basic cooldrinks and beer in their minibar. They eventually told us that booking.com has our money and that we will get it all back. 3 days later we are informed that the lodge refuses to give us the money back. I cannot believe the arrogance of these thieves!!! They exploit people through false advertising and once they have your money they threaten you and pretend like they are perfect. Absolutely disgusting behavior. I expect a bad response because "I don't know what I'm talking about as a customer" so let's see if I'm right...
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Sara wrote a review Mar 2021
Casablanca, Morocco1 contribution
If you want to experience something authentic and dreamy, this is the place to be! I went on a short vacation with a couple friends and we wanted to see wildlife up close. The resort was lovely and we were able to able to tick off all of the big 5 (elephant, buffalo, rhino, lion and leopard) in one day! :) The staff was very attentive and welcoming. The food was fantastic (I'm pretty fussy with food) and the chef happily accommodated my vegetarian friends.  The view was breathtaking and everything was made in this resort to make you feel comfortable. We had an incredible time and I highly recommend this place!
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Robyn du Plessis, Guest Services / Front Office at Vuyani Safari Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Sara, Thank you so much for your kind words, we are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and that we were able to cater to your specific needs. That is fantastic that you were able to see the Big 5, WOW- absolutely wonderful. We hope to have you back at Vuyani Safari Lodge in the near future. :) Kind Regards, Robyn
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Simon_Fak16 wrote a review Mar 2021
Antelias4 contributions2 helpful votes
Went there with a few friends, the staff was superb very hospital and kind, we enjoyed our stay from food to well prepared rooms. The Safari is a true experience, I recommend everyone to try it, to be that close to the animals and feel their vibe and the way they live truly memorable, the reserve is proper and the animals are roaming freely, high respect for the resort! definitely going back
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Date of stay: December 2020
Response from Robyn du Plessis, Guest Services / Front Office at Vuyani Safari Lodge
Responded 7 Mar 2021
Dear Simon_Fak16, Thank you so much for your wonderful review on Vuyani Safari Lodge. Guests like you make it all worthwhile. I will pass on you special thanks to the staff at the lodge :) They always try their utmost to go the extra mile and will be thrilled with the feedback you have provided. The Safari's are the highlight of the trip and we are so happy you got to see so many animals in their natural habitat. We look forward to hosting you again in the near future. Kind Regards, Robyn
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adm a wrote a review Feb 2021
2 contributions3 helpful votes
Inspired by Nature . serene beauty , ultimate getaway for a holidays. various wildlife to see every where. Peaceful place with a great host & staff. I stayed 6 nights night on a trip with my friends and will definitely be staying here in future longer trips. The host was really great and helped us as a first time visitors with all the info about the area from restaurants, tourist attractions etc. Dinner each night was absolutely top notch - the best food we had during our trip to South Africa. we had several types of meat each evening on the braai, beef, chicken, all cooked to perfection. The rooms had everything you needed and sitting on your patio watching a kudu stroll by not few feet away is something you won't forget. The room was clean with lots of thought put into the needs of a guest. The hosts were very professional and went all out to make our stay comfortable. this place is simply exceptional & highly recommended!!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Robyn du Plessis, Guest Services / Front Office at Vuyani Safari Lodge
Responded 21 Feb 2021
Dear 503adma, WOW, thank you so much for your fabulous review on Vuyani Safari Lodge. I will pass on your special thanks to all the staff at the lodge, they will be so thankful for your review. We endeavor to make each and every guest's stay unique. We are so happy we met your expectations. We hope to host you back at Vuyani Safari Lodge very soon :) 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 (3.3 miles) and Nyani Cultural Village (3.9 miles).
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.