John United Kingdom
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Just in the airport returning home after 7 nights at this wonderful lodge. Amazing experiences daily with our guide & driver Hendricks & Aggy. The only miss off our wish list was wild dogs but that didn't bother us as every drive was so good. Be prepared for 'white knuckle' rides, fortunate that Hendricks is such an exceptional driver. We have experienced a number of safaris before, generally in areas with high game populations but this is much more intimate & ,at times, challenging. You perhaps have to work harder to see the game but this isn't a disadvantage as you then truly value each sighting. The main benefit for me was the close proximity to the animals & their kills, much more of an off road experience. To hear the animals crunching the bones & being able to even smell the kill adds a whole new dimension. We stayed in the Presidential Suite, a huge well appointed room with a large decked area with jacuzzi hot tub. The 3 ladies kept the accommodation spotlessly clean with the room services 3 times daily. All staff so friendly & professional, they make the trip so relaxing. Food was very good with a daily change of venue & content. One night Braai( BBQ), a la carte & buffet . Fantastic value for money, memories that we will treasure.Our thanks to all who contributed to this wonderful stay.
A traveler United Kingdomn
I have just returned from a 7 night stay at Vuyani & will treasure the memories of my visit forever. I stayed in one of the luxury suites which was superbly comfortable & was kept immaculately clean throughout my stay. Each member of staff went out of their way to ensure that guests were given a 5* service & no request seemed too much. More importantly (for me), the staff told me that they genuinely enjoyed working at Vuyani & were treated well by the management team, this was reflected in the high level of service & genuine warmth that emanated from them. The safari drives were amazing, not only did I see an unbelievable amount of wildlife, but the actual drives themselves (& the skill of the driving) were a thrill a minute. This was my first experience of safari & I do not think I could have made a better choice, the close encounters that we had would not be possible on a larger reserve. I also have to make a special mention of the excellent chefs & the quality of the food provided, I am vegan & each meal provided was extremely tasty. There were other guests who also required special diets of varying sorts & no dietary request seemed beyond the skills of the chefs. My only complaint about staying at Vuyani is that after week of being pampered to such a level that I almost felt uncomfortable with it (I'm not use to being pandered to), it's a disappointment to have to return to the grind of real life again. I deliberately chose to stay at Vuyani at the end of my holiday as I doubted that any other experience could top it & I was absolutely right.
Both my husband and I had a wonderful time at the Vuyani SL. SA. The lodge was clean and all arrangements were excellent. T.J our safari driver and his guide K were beyond excellent. They did everything possible to make the game drives an unparalleled experience. Our driver, Jani was not only an excellent navigator but a walking encyclopedia on local history and politics in South Africa. We hardly felt the tedium of the six hour drive to Johannesburg with him. The staff was excellent too. Thank you everyone!