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Vuyatela

At a Glance

    Pros

  • amazing African art
  • the only genuinely innovative and funky lodge in Sabi Sands
  • legendary hosts
  • trips to authentic villages

    Cons

  • corrugated iron, recycled metals, and in-your-face glitzy township feel not everyone's taste

Vuyatela Review

Djuma's vibey, most upscale camp mixes contemporary African township culture with modern Shangaan culture, making it very different from most of the other private camps. Bright colors, trendy designs, hand-painted napkins, and candy-wrapper place mats combine with traditional leather chairs, thatch, and hand-painted mud walls. Look out for some great contemporary African township art, both classic and "naïf" artifacts, and especially for the chandelier made with old Coca-Cola bottles above the dining table. The camp is unfenced, and it's quite usual to see kudu nibbling the lawns or giraffes towering above the rooftops. Accommodations are in beautifully decorated chalets with private plunge pools. For something different in between drives, why not have your hair braided in funky African style at the Comfort Zone, the in-camp spa?

    Hotel Details

  • 5 suites
Updated: 11-13-2012

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