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Gainesville, Florida
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just wanted to drop a quick note and express our gratitude for a truly enjoyable stay at Buhala Lodge....I know it was the highlight of the trip for my family. The lodge is a perfect blend of rustic and modern, with the service and food to match. The lodge is on the banks of the Crocodile River, with vast view...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed here one night with friends and I would have loved to have stayed for a week! We were treated so well lovely discretely attentive staff, amazing room opening out onto a large private balcony overlooking Crocodile River. Pre-dinner drinks in the relaxing bar and veranda followed by a superb dinner in the garden by candle light. I had...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Top class service from management and staff. Excellent food and brilliant dining atmosphere outside under the trees overlooking the Crocodile River with visits from hippo, buffalo and antelope to keep one occupied. Added bonus of being able to book and play golf at Leopard Creek - the ultimate golfing experience.

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food and views are excellent and all staff very friendly . This colonial house has been extended with bar lounges , outside lounges , wine cellar , all areas are in keeping with the colonial theme and service to match a joy to stay , hard to spend a day in Kruger and leave the lodge. Plenty of viewing from...

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Bruck an der Leitha, Austria
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we spent last march three days in Buhala Lodge. The view from the terrace was fantastic. The Food and wine was also excellent. You have only 10 minutes to the Malelane Gate - so it's perfect to visit Kruger Nationalpark. For Golfers the perfect adress to play Leopard Creek GC - it was unforgettable. We come once more - thats...

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Newcastle England
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this hotel so my husband could play at Leopard Creek golf course, with whom they have some type of agreement. It was supposed to be five star however I have stayed in better three star hotels! It was very tired and in desperate need of a full refurbishment. The animal skins on the floor I thought in bad...

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Colin R, Owner at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Paula, Wow, I am surprised to read this review, no doubt you have read all the reviews below and the fantastic time our guests have had. I would just like to respond to a few of the issues you had. Firstly, the balcony room that you stayed in, one of the most popular with many returning guests requesting this...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Top Lodge with very good Service and Food and nice equipment. The View over the Crocodile River is like meditation. The staff is very carefully and never ever intrunsive. All in all the perfect location for a break.

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pretoria
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great, good food, nice view, good service rooms very good spa, good therapist, not so clean will recommend any time, location good for park entrance. price expensive for SA citicens require bar fridge in room pool at room, great

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We were a golfing party of six and all six of us loved staying at Buhala. The service was excellent and food was outstanding. I'd love to go back and it would have been wonderful to stay longer. The safari was great and the rooms were beautiful.

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Colin R, Owner at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

What a nice review, thanks very much. We would certainly love to have you longer next time. Regards to you and the rest of your group, Colin

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I spent one night at Buhala Lodge while on a business trip and it as very enjoyable. Very nice and spacious room with amazing view. Great service and breakfast. The location is perfect either before or after visiting Kruger National Park.

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I am pleased you enjoyed your short stay with us, hopefully next time you will be able to stay a bit longer. Colin.

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Buhala Lodge is an enchanted five 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: RM1,202 - RM1,563 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Buhala Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 17
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