Djuma Game Reserve – part of the Kruger National Park in South Africa – offers guests the choice of two luxury safari lodges: from the private Galago,to the unique Vuyatela.
At Djuma we do our utmost best to show our guests the splendid sights and sounds of the African Savanna without disturbing Nature unnecessarily.
Djuma see’s it as there responsibility to impart our knowledge and to inform our guests,not only in the way of the Savanna, but also of the wider South African culture.
We want our guests to leave Djuma Game Reserve at the end of their stay rested and happy with a perfect holiday.
Djuma Game Reserve offers guests the choice of two luxury lodges: The private Galago,as well as the unique Vuyatela.
At Djuma Game Reserve we show you the softer, gentler side of Africa with luxury lodges, sumptuous cuisine and all the creature comforts.
All two lodges have experienced and qualified guides that will ensure the best possible safari.
A celebration of modern South Africa in all its intricate glory with an extensive collection of contemporary African artwork.
This is an unique African experience, from the coke bottle chandeliers to the extraordinary attention to detail in mosaics and other art. You can sip cocktails from your private pool while watching wild animals meander in front of you.
There is also a library, gym and a wellness centre (from massages to pedicures).
Vuyatela – meaning, “come and visit again” – is an exclusive lodge that has broken the mould of traditional game lodges and is the pride of Djuma Game Reserve.
The chalets, with private deck, pool and detached sitting room, reflect local architecture.
Builders used corrugated iron and mud to achieve an authentic effect without sacrificing luxury in any way.
The cultural theme also runs through activities.
After morning game-drive guests may accompany their Shangaan guide to his nearby village,where they will have the opportunity of interacting with his family and friends in a very authentic and contemporary African environment.
Vuyatela is an expression of modern South African culture.
Each of the eight chalets or kayas is secluded in African bush.
The bedrooms look out onto teak decks, which end in private plunge pools.
Each of the chalets at Vuyatela is a collection of buildings joined to each other.
The private lounge is separated from the bedroom by a beautiful Teak deck, which ends at the private plunge pool.
The view from the Teak deck is into pristine African Savanna with its bounty of animal life.
You will notice that each of the buildings that make-up your chalet, or “Kaya” (Shangaan word for house), is built in a different technique.
Some of the “Kaya’s” have abstract patterns painted on the walls and others have even domestic scenes painted on them.
- 8 luxury suites made up of bedroom,
- dressing-room and bathroom with bath and outdoor shower,
- separate lounge,
- private deck and plunge pool.
- fans, mosquito nets,
- a telephone and bar fridge.
The main Vuyatela lodge includes:
- a large double deck,
- outdoor dining,
- wine cellar,
- bar overlooking the watering hole,
- indigenous aquarium,
- suspended bird-watching tower.
- Internet library with detailed wildlife websites,
- gym and relaxation room.
Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and fresh bakes and dinner daily.
2 safaris (game drives) daily. A daily guided walk in the bush.
We also offer daily tours to a nearby Shangaan village, where you will learn about the customs and traditions of the local people
The suites, which are made up of bedroom, dressing room and bathroom, lounge, private viewing deck and plunge pool, AC, fan, mosquito net, bar fridge, telephone.
Each bathroom, although complete with all indoor facilities, has an outdoor shower as well.
The idea of our cuisine is to take guests back to the basics of Southern African food with classic dishes but placing an emphasis on quality ingredients.
Along with the simple, but impressive presentation, and the richness of African cuisine, we intend intriguing the palates of our guests, leaving enough mystery for a return visit.
“Vuyatela Lodge is both extraordinary and wonderful – by far the most unusual bush camp we have ever seen.
It is the actualised dream of its idealistic visionary owners, who aimed to create a camp which perfectly combines the natural and contemporary cultural components of Africa.
The attention to detail is exquisite, with hand made mosaics decorating the bathrooms, and the exteriors cleverly painted by local Shangaan villagers. ”
Galago offers groups an entire camp with total exclusivity with self-catering accommodation for up to 10 people.
Galago is serviced and you can also employ a chef to cook for you.
A field guide, tracker and an open Landcruiser, is your private guide through the bush.
The rate is inclusive of all meals, game drives and accommodation
5 luxury bedrooms in a bygone African colonial style
All rooms are en-suite, with air-conditioning, overhead fans and mosquito nets
Viewing deck with plunge pool
Self-catered; catering and bar by arrangement
Includes fully equipped kitchen with indoor and outdoor cooking facilities
Game viewing vehicle with a ranger and tracker
2 safaris (game drives) per day
A guided walk in the bush each day