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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Stayed for 2 nights with wife and friends. Wonderful location on crocodile river with plenty of animal action on both sides of the river. Close to Leopard Creek Golf Course (one of the main reasons for being there), which has to be the best course in Africa. Animal sightseeing available at nearby Kruger National Park. Staff were fantastic - always...

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Buhala, Owner at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again.

Johannesburg
Reviewed 3 August 2016

All the staff at from Prudence in the Kitchen to Petrus, Moses and the rest!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! I would like to personally thank John who was such an pleasure to deal with. He is always so kind, and helpful.

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Buhala, Owner at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again. John has been with us for many years and is a really treasured member of our staff so it was great to get you comments.

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 27 July 2016

An exceptionally well run property, with the personal touch of the owner and his wife, which makes the difference! We look forward to our next visit, which will be during the summer, when we hope to use this as our base to visit the Kruger National Park.

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Buhala, Owner at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

Its always great to get such good feedback, thanks for your support, we look forward to seeing you soon.

Calabasas
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We stayed at Buhala for four nights on our first trip to Africa. We were impressed by the friendly and welcoming staff who were there to answer any questions we had. The room was very large and had a view of the river. It was very clean and the bed was quite comfortable. We also booked a few excursions into...

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Buhala, Owner at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, thanks for your review and hopefully we will see you again soon.

Sheffield Beach, South Africa
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Buhala Lodge ticks every box on my wish list of what an excellent hotel should be. Staff enchanting and have been there for many yrs. Decor elegant and tastefully executed. Million dollar setting and views. Food delicious. Personal but not over the top. Would I return, actually would happily take up residence.

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Buhala, Owner at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

That is a million dollar review! Thanks for taking the time. We are very proud of our staff, so your comments mean a great deal.

Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Calm and peaceful scenery that invites for relaxation. The lodge is set in has a lovely peaceful setting with a great outside deck with a fantastic view over the crocodile river. We had a great stay for med and my father. Nice facility and very friendly staff. Dinner was amazing Only thing missing were an open firepit - a gym...

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Buhala, Owner at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

You and your father were a pleasure to have as our guests, I am so pleased your stay was enjoyable and you will be pleased to hear that we are in the process of designing a small gym, mountain bikes soon to hopefully.

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Beautiful tranquil lodge on the Crocodile river overlooking the Kruger with good accommodation. We were upgraded to a suite which was very nice (thank you). Staff were excellent being both friendly, interesting and helpful. Excellent dinner in the evenings. Ideally placed to play golf at Leopard Creek which we really enjoyed. Also took advantage of a game drive with the...

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Buhala, Owner at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

We are blessed to have such a wonderful setting to share with our guests. So happy you enjoyed your upgrade, see you soon.

stellenbosch
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Our second visit. The elephant suites were superb Fantastic hosts. Staff are super friendly and helpful. Location is one of the best in the country. Nothing nicer than sitting on the patio and seeing the wildlife. Food was great. We will be back.

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Buhala, Owner at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review, we look forward to seeing you soon.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Fantastic hotel with remarkable views of the Kruger Park! Great staff and food was outstanding! Best place to stay if looking to play golf at Leopard Creek. The rooms are generous sized and classically styled! Will definitely be back!

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Thanks for your review. We look forward to welcoming you back

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Stayed at Buhala for 3 nights, with 2 other couples, after spending 8 days self drive/self catering in the Kruger Park. Our prime reason for choosing Buhala was because they had access to tee-times at the exclusive, members-only, Leopard Creek Golf Course. In addition, we wanted to enjoy a little bit of luxury after a wonderful, but relatively basic, time...

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Receiving a review like this is a boost for the whole staff so thanks very much. Hope fully we will get to see you again in the not to distant future.

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Buhala Lodge is an enchanted four star lodge situated on the Southern banks of the Crocodile River with sweeping views over the Kruger National Park. Along with the unique opportunity to play golf at the exclusive LEOPARD CREEK GOLF COURSE, Buhala Lodge also offers fine cuisine, an exceptional wine list, and friendly, happy service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Buhala Lodge

Address: 12KM Beyond Malelane Town on the N4 | Van Graan Se Dam, Crocodile River, Malelane 1320, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Malelane
Price Range: ₹ 18,157 - ₹ 24,573 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Buhala Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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“Any room...but one with a balcony is great”
 of 5 bubbles Liseiafrika, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Always ask for a room with a balcony overlooking the River.”
 of 5 bubbles julianrobertt, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“i would stay in room in main block with balcony looking over river”
 of 5 bubbles , 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Excluding the elephant suits, room 13 is the absolute best, with a huge terrace.”
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“Elephant suites are tops”
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