Nestled in Djuma Private Game Reserve, embraced by the prestigious territories of Sabi Sand and Manyeleti Game Reserves and adjoining the Kruger National Park lies Vuyatela Lodge – one of our favourite, stylish self-catering safari options for families and friends. The exclusivity of the Djuma experience is what keeps it top of mind for groups looking to experience this slice of safari heaven in total privacy.Enquire Now
There are 7000 exclusive hectares to be explored on game drive, on foot, and under the expert guidance of Vuyatela’s experienced guides and trackers. Back at camp, Vuyatela is a place of relaxed luxury with unique mosaic details, bright colours, and traditional African art. There is a resident chef on standby who takes care of all guests’ catering needs with enormous aptitude, while guests can bask in the comfort and privacy of their very own camp. Most ideally, there is a waterhole in front of camp, which has a 24/7 live camera capturing every visitor it receives and broadcasts around the world on a dedicated YouTube channel. This, in combination with the unique safariLIVE programme that runs from Djuma make this place rather famous around the world! But for guests in camp, there is no one but yourselves and each other to share the experience with.
There are five spacious and stylish thatched bedrooms that face the riverbed and all its resident animals. Each room has a wooden deck with deck chairs, and some have plunge pools for added luxury and comfort. En suite bathrooms have indoor bath tubs and outdoor showers that look out into the bush, and king-size bedrooms have mosquito nets, a desk, cupboards, and tea and coffee. We would recommend waking up with the sun and opening those curtains to watch the sunrise stain the sky in all sorts of amazing colours before making your way up to the lodge for fresh, aromatic coffee and a game drive to start the day.
Vuyatela offers a host of luxurious amenities, yet allows you to savour the bush in your own time, at your own pace. Set against the backdrop of one of the world’s most idyllic safari destinations, Vuyatela offers an extraordinary opportunity to encounter the African bush in effortless luxury and unique character. The value of the safari itself is second to none. Resident leopards and lion prides, plus wild dogs and hyenas make up some of the powerful predator presence in the area, while huge herds of buffalo kick up dust as they move, grazing, from waterhole to waterhole, and elephants endlessly browse the trees, crack branches, and grumble in their unmistakable low tone. The magic of Djuma is felt from beginning to end, from the bushveld bedroom views, to starry nights in the boma, and to every safari activity exploring this incredible piece of the Greater Kruger.