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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 11 October 2016

If you are looking to be impressed, then Buhala Lodge is the place for you. Great attention to detail, supported by professional and friendly staff. The gardens are tranquil, with magnificent scenic views of Kruger. Thank you, you guys are absolutely amazing!

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Buhala, Owner at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

What a gracious review, thanks so much for taking the time. We certainly enjoyed having you and look forward to seeing you again. Safe travels, Colin

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We highly recommend staying at Buhala. Great place! The location at the Crocodile river is amazing. Lots of wildlife to see. It not allways happens that you feel at home but at Buhala we did. We will be back

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Buhala, Owner at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

I am so pleased that you felt so at home with us at Buhala, we certainly look forward to having you back with us soon. All the best, Colin

Brno
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We spent 4 nights and our stay is something what will will rember for a long time. We could see a lot of animals just from our room window. Breakfast and dinner were served outside in the nice terrace and all services during our stay were perfect. The location is also very good because the entering gate to Krueger park...

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Buhala, Owner at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, we are all pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you again. All the best, Colin

Morris County, New Jersey
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Beautiful place to stay. Every detail thought out to maintain the original charm. Even to honey jar complete with bee. Perfect Dining arrangements in or out. I was nervous about game foods but the Kudu with her sauce fantastic. EXCELLENT suite with spectacular views of Croc River and wondering animals. Grounds highly manicured. To: Walter & Moses. Thank you both...

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Buhala, Owner at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

Phil and Amelia, thanks for taking the time to review our lodge. I am really pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We are particularly proud of our staff so it was great to read your comments re Walter and Moses. We look forward to having you back, Colin

Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Simply gorgeous and so relaxing. Great hosts and attentive staff, sensational room where we received a visit to our balcony from a cheeky and rather large elephant.. Views over the river with an abundance of wildlife to watch, hippos, crocs, giraffes, an array of birds, buffalo, many types of deer, monkeys etc. The food was sensational, hope to return very...

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Buhala, Owner at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

What a great review, thanks for taking the time it is always wonderful to receive such great feedback and it would be good to see you back soon. Yours, Colin.

Reviewed 14 September 2016

I don't know were to even start. I guess the owners Colin and Carol. The place is so amazing because they take so much care of their guests. They will go miles to make your stay memorable. Both of them are awesome. The rest of the staff is also amazing, caring, and always looking out on how to make your...

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Buhala, Owner at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

Good to hear from you Javier! we were really pleased to be part of your celebrations and to get to meet some of your family and friends. What a great group of people. Carol and I would like to once again wish you and Karselle all the best. Colin

Dusseldorf, Germany
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Very beautiful place to stay with excellent service. We had halfbourd - delicious meal with top quality. Buhala has now new spacy rooms with balcony, where you can watch the animals at the crocodile river. We had one of the best rooms with a nice view. We will come back very soon.

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Buhala, Owner at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

We look forward to having you back and are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us.

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 12 September 2016

The facility is a home away from home venue with magnificent gardens beautiful scenic river views and excellent food and Accomodation . Buhala lodge is small enough to ensure private service to each guest and the staff are friendly and professional. The facility is on par with much more expensive lodges in the area and is close to the Kruger...

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Buhala, Owner at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Kevin. It is great to receive comments like this and they certainly give the staff a boost. We look forward to having you back, all the best. Colin

Johannesburg
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We booked this lodge for a one night stay. It was a late booking and we were searching around the Komatipoort area for a good place to stay. We arrived late at night and were pleasantly surprised. The rooms are stunning and the decor is beautiful. Each room/suite is designed and decorated differently. We had booked 5 rooms and therefore...

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Buhala, Owner at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your recommendation, I am pleased we could turn this "chance" encounter into a memorable experience for you all. Hopefully we will see you again soon. Colin

Slagelse, Denmark
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Nice, friendly and excellent choice for a family trip to the near by Kruger park. I can only recommend Buhala Lodge if you look for a place to stay for a couple of days. Excellent food served in a quiet atmosphere.

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It is great to get feedback like this, thanks for taking the time to write your review. We are all very proud of Buhala and look forward to seeing you again.

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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 

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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: RM1,218 - RM1,588 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Buhala Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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“The Elephant Suite was excellent with fantastic views including when using the outside shower!”
 of 5 bubbles DavidR854, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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.”
 of 5 bubbles javierd370, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
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