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Kurhula Wildlife Lodge

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03/07/2017 04/07/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend and I were guests in these lodge for 5 nights in April 2017. It was an excellent experience. The lodge itself is beautiful, very comfortable rooms, a beautiful outside area with a river, sofas to sit with a book and look at the nature, a place for barbecues, a living to have a drink at evening, a dining...

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 3 days here, and used this place for day trips into Kruger. They set us up with an all day Kruger trip that picked us up at 6am til approx 6pm that night. Breakfast and dinner is included and very good! It's located right in the banks of the river. We loved our stay! My only big recommendation...

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Sanderv40, Owner at Kurhula Wildlife Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Matt, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We really hope that you enjoyed SA as much as we do. We really look forward to hearing from you again!

Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

i was a solo traveller but it didn't feel like it. the owners of the lodge make you feel like family, and i was also very fortunate to be in the company of other guests who were warm. they have game rides twice a day. the place itself is relaxing. food is like of high-end restaurant quality. saw a giraffe...

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Scotland UK
Reviewed 27 March 2017

This lodge has a superb location with the river running at the bottom of the property. The animals come to you and the monkeys come through early in the morning. Sitting by the pool and watching the wildlife is wonderful. The accommodation is simple, spotlessly clean with your own veranda. The food is delicious, although there is no choice. The...

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Sanderv40, Owner at Kurhula Wildlife Lodge, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you so much for this wonderful review. Highly appreciated! We really look forward to welcoming you again in the near future!

Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 March 2017

What a wonderful place to stay, in lovely relaxing surroundings, watching wild life on the river, in the garden, and across the other side of the river.Sanders and Kim were wonderful hosts and we had such a lot of fun with them.The home cooking was so good. We found it very hard to tare ourselves away to fly home.The road...

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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Kurhula Lodge exceeded every expecation we had piror to our stay and this is down to two things; the stunning location of the lodge and the fantastic hospitality shown by Kim and Sander (I also have to mention Nada, Lizette and the dogs Jimi & Saba who were wonderful company too). Driving through Parsons on arrival we saw giraffes, zebra,...

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East Pennard, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Stayed here for 3 nights. Kim and Sander couldn't do enough to help us. The food was excellent, served to all 8 guests round one large table - which was great. The pool was lovely - great way to spend the day before an evening game reserve.

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Nantes, France
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Since we came back from South Africa, we have described many times our friends and family how wonderful your country was. Our souvenirs are so many and pictures so beautiful that we feel something nostalgic of the holidays we spent in SA. As a symbol when we show pictures and photos of our trip, your place and lodge end as...

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Birmingham, England
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic lodge, after a long drive it was a perfect escape into nature. Rooms were a good size with a modern bathroom & a fantastic queen size bed. Food was homemade & excellent, 3 courses each night, good variety & good options for breakfast. Sander & Kim arranged bush walks & trips into Kruger & kindly recommended so...

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Reviewed 18 February 2017

We had an amazing stay at Kurhula. Once you reach there & take a dip in the pool, drive on the muddy road is worth it. Kim and Sanders are great hosts. Kim prepares stunning dishes and Sanders is so much fun talking to. We being vegetarians, found the best variety of food at Kurhula. Special mention to the barbeque...

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  • Pool
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  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kurhula Wildlife Lodge is situated on the banks of the Olifants River in Balule, Parsons Nature Reserve. Balule Private Nature Reserve borders the Kruger Nation Park. Most of the fences between the Kruger Park and bordering private nature reserves have been removed so animals can move around freely. From Kurhula Wildlife Lodge you can acces the Kruger Park for a day trip via the Phalaborwa ((1 hour drive) or Orpen gate (1.5 hour drive). Kurhula Wildlife Lodge is particularly valued for its high personal service, excellent home cooked cuisine and beautiful surroundings. Our aim is not to show our guests the Big Five, but to educate them about the synergy between animals, flora and human being. The best of ‘in the heart of nature’ in combination with western comforts, contributes to a unique experience! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kurhula Wildlife Lodge

Address: Parsons Nature Reserve, plot no. 25 | PO Box 1929, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Balule Nature Reserve
Price Range: ₹ 12,080 - ₹ 14,481 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kurhula Wildlife Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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