Most frequently asked questions to the Vuyani Safari Lodge


Q: Why should I book at the Vuyani Safari Lodge?
A:  The Vuyani Safari Lodge is not only one of South Africa's most exclusive safari lodges (it only has 5 suites for 36,000 acres of pristine private game reserve), but it also offers this unrivalled luxury for rates that are truly unbeaten in South Africa.

The location is also unique: right at the foot of the Drakensberg, allowing for breathtaking views, while the immediate proximity to the Kruger National Park is perfect to combine the intimacy and exclusivity of a safari on a private game reserve with a full day excursion to the Kruger National Park that we offer on a daily basis. The optimal combination of the best of both worlds!

Our reserve is also home to all of Africa's famous game: lions, elephants, leopards, giraffes, rhinos, hippos, zebras, and hundreds of other species. Our reserve is part of the BlueCanyon conservancy, widely seen by many African conservationists as offering one of the very highest wildlife diversities they have come across!

Our rates are always all inclusive, so there are no surprises at the lodge. All safaris on our game reserve and all meals, as well as all taxes, are all included.

Last but not least: our rates are unbeaten in South Africa. Finding lower rates for a 5-star rated (Tripadvisor, so it's independent!), all inclusive luxury safari lodge is literally impossible.

The Vuyani Safari Lodge has made exclusive African safaris more achievable than ever before. It's the perfect time now to fulfil that long-nurtured dream to immerse yourself in the exotic charms of a safari in Africa, the birthplace of mankind, and the home of many of the world's most astonishing animals.

Q: What is included in the rates?
A:  All our rates are all inclusive!

This means all safaris (2 each day on the Moditlo Private Game Reserve), all meals (including a list of soft & alcoholic drinks,also including tea/coffee & fresh juices for breakfast and free mineral water from our water cooler fountain, all day), all taxes and transfers from and to the local Hoedspruit airport.

Soft drinks and alcoholic drinks not on the all inclusive list can be purchased at the bar at any time. Our prices for these drinks are very sensible.
Click here for the all inclusive drinks list

Q: Why are your rates so competitive compared to other safari lodges in South Africa?
A:  This is important! The owners of the Vuyani Safari Lodge are a wealthy European family that looks at the lodge as a very long-term development project, and is therefore not purely profit-oriented. Making the exclusivity and charms of this unique safari lodge accessible to as many as possible is the management's priority. Also no debt finance has been used for the development and construction of the Vuyani Safari Lodge, lowering the lodge's cost basis significantly in an otherwise high-interest country. These savings are completely passed on to our guests.

Management also doesn't work with travel wholesalers, or with large marketing groups, hence cutting the marketing budgets and commissions payable to a bare minimum. The very vast majority of our guests book directly with us, via word-of-mouth, or after finding us on the internet. These large savings have also been completely passed on and have led to South Africa's most competitive rates for a top end luxury safari experience.

The Vuyani Safari Lodge is committed for the long-term to continuously offer the very best rates in South Africa, for a safari experience that goes from strength to strength and provides an unmatched value for money proposition.

The Vuyani Safari Lodge is proud to have made luxury safaris in South Africa truly affordable, for the first time ever.

Q: How do I book?
A:  That's simple! You can check availability and book on our secure online booking system by clicking the button below, or just let us know when you are ready to book, and let us know your preferred telephone (cell) number, and we will call you the same day to take credit or debit card details (Visa or Mastercard) for the 40% deposit payment to book your safari stay here. Within 24 hours we will then email a full booking confirmation to you, with al details. 2 weeks before your arrival date, our payments office will get in touch with you automatically for the final payment. It's as simple and as secure as that.

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Q: How should I travel to the Vuyani Safari Lodge?
A:  Very easy.

Please book a flight to Johannesburg (Africa's best connected international airport). There are plenty of flights from any major airports in the US, UK, Europe or Asia to Johannesburg.

Please let us know via email (enquiry@vuyanilodge.com) the flight number and arrival time of your flight, and one of our chauffeurs will welcome you at the Johannesburg airport to drive you straight to the lodge. This road transfer is only payable upon checking out, and any time, any day works for us, as long as it is before 15:00 (we don't want to arrive too late at the lodge). Please click here for details of this road transfer, it is by far the most popular choice of our guests, and offers you spectacular sceneries, as well as the company of our charismatic driver, Andre. He will introduce you to the history and beauties of many famous places on the way to the lodge.

Another alternative is to book an internal flight from Johannesburg to the Hoedspruit airport. Please visit www.flyexpress.aero for an internal flight booking. There are 2 daily flights from Johannesbug to Hoedspruit, and one from Cape Town. The transfer from the Hoedspruit airport to the lodge is free of charge. Please let us know at what time you land at the Hoedspruit airport (enquiry@vuyanilodge.com)

Q: What shall I do if I have more questions or if I need help making it all happen?
A:  We are here to help, all the way!

Please email to enquiry@vuyanilodge.com, and Bernard will get back to you the same day, any day! The booking and information office is open 24/7, so we are always here to help.




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