This has been my 5th or 6th visit to Djuma and it truly is one of my favorite places in the world. We have stayed at Galago many times, and this time at Vuyatela. The rooms are spectacular with outside showers and private decks overlooking the bush. What makes this place truly special is the staff! Wether you get Aubrey and William at Galago, or Texan and Amos at Vuyatela (Ranger and Tracker) their knowledge of the bush is without doubt unbeatable and they are pleasant and helpful in every way. Nothing is too much for these guys!! Every question is answered, but they also have the common sense not to talk endlessly and unnecessarily (which we have experienced many a time at fully catered lodges!)
Djuma is a SELF CATERED lodge, which we LOVE!! Too many times we have experienced 5 star bush lodges trying to get cute and fancy with their food, which just doesn't work. Nothing beats a good South African Braai in the bush and what better way than to bring what ever your heart desires and then the cooks at the lodge prepare it all for you. The ladies in the kitchen are more than capable of preparing anything and everything. All we did was tell them what we wanted and it was brought to us beautifully presented and absolutely perfect.
The game and the bush in this area are magnificent!! No matter which time of the year you chose, it will never let you down. We had loads of rain on our latest trip, but we still saw so much game and the bird life is abundant!! The trees and dam's are beautiful and the sunset stop at Khaya Manzi is simply magical!! I can't wait to go back!!
- Also Known As:
- Vuyatela Hotel Djuma Game Reserve