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pretoria
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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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

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

Thetford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Charming situation, food and accommodation. Very helpful staff and an excellent guide to the Kruger in Pat. A good place to start a holiday and the chance to play golf at Leopard Creek..Elephant in the garden and hippos in the river all visible from our balcony

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

As you mention a good way to escape the cold with our somewhat milder weather. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip around S.A. Yours, Colin

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have stayed here three times now and it gets better. The staff are so friendly and gentle. It's a greedy place to chill and the food is good too. It's not super trendy but who cares. Make sure you ask for a river view room and you will wake up with the possibility of seeing great wildlife.

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

Thanks for your review, I am pleased you were able to have such a relaxing time. See you soon, Colin

Canvey Island, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have just returned from our three week trip to South Africa. One of the highlights of our trip was a four day stay at Buhala Lodge, overlooking the Crocodile River, a most peaceful and serene place. We experienced two pre-organised game drives into the Kruger which we enjoyed so much we decided to do a night...

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

Good to hear from you Des, thanks for your great review, we are all really pleased you enjoyed your time at Buhala. It would be great to have you back anytime. All the best, Colin

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Second visit and there will be a third. Great rooms, great views from the rooms and the balcony where the rooms have them. Where else can you bath or shower and view the crocodile river/Kruger park. Food and service wonderful. This lodge is so welcoming and so comfortable. The "lounge area" on the veranda is a place to chill, raise...

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

Thanks David, we are all pleased that you enjoyed you time with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon hopefully. Cheers, Colin

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Buhala lodge is simply fabulous with stunning views across the crocodile river. We were met by beautiful friendly people who wanted to take care of everything to ensure a perfect stay. The food was phenomenal with typical home cooking. We highly recommend the lodge it has outdone all our expectations. A relaxing and spectacular place.

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

It was great having you with us, thanks for your comments. I hope your alterations are progressing well. Keep well, Colin

Duren, Germany
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had booked Buhala Lodge some 6 month in advance, to make sure to get a teetime at Leopard Creek for a specific date (my wifes birthday). The communication (with Deesi) was perfect. Upon arrival we were impressed by the restful atmosphere and the friendliness of all staff. Our balcony room had his own en suite bathroom and offered a...

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

What a gracious review, thank you very much. We strive to provide great service and food in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere so comments like yours are very well recieved. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip. Kind regards, Colin

Province of Verona, Italy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful place with a breath-taking veranda view and food execellent.The room n.2 is too close to the reception and so is quite noisy in the morning and the bathroom needs some impruvements.The Elephant suite,where we stayed one night,was verry nice.

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I am happy you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to having you back.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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: €266 - €344 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Buhala Lodge 5*
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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