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Olonne-sur-Mer, France
Reviewed 10 January 2017

We have been in a dream. My daughters and me have been welcoming in the Buhala Game Lodge by a very kind team. The rooms are beatiful and so big. The view on the crocodile river is so fantastic. And so quiet. No noise, only the nature ! You must be sure, if i have to recommand a place to...

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

It was fantastic having you here and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We really enjoyed sharing Buhala with you over the Christmas period and hope to see you back soon. We hope you enjoyed your trip down to Cape Town. All the best, Colin

Flanders, Belgium
Reviewed 7 January 2017

fantastic room... , location and service ....; we got a great time and you and your staff were so friendly we surely come back excelent location to visit Kruger park and master vieuw on Crocodile river and Krugerpark

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our lodge. It is always great to get feed back. We are pleased that you enjoyed staying with us and if you do come back to South Africa, we would love to have you back at Buhala Lodge. Regards, Colin

Sandton, South Africa
Reviewed 5 January 2017

The best stop over... Find a river facing room with the view of the Crocodile River. The owners are fantastic and they make time to make sure you are most welcome. The staff are brilliant, they even offer car wash if needed.

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

Great to hear that you enjoyed your stop over and I am pleased that you were looked after by the staff so well. We do hope your next visit will be a longer stay and not just a quick stop over. Kind regards, Colin

Nimtofte, Denmark
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Beautiful location and a wonderful lodge. We all loved it. Close to Swaziland and Mozambique, close to shopping, golf, hunting, ridning and overlooking the Kruger. And all the people there are actually very nice

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

Thanks for your review Birgitte. We loved having your extended family, you all certainly added a lot of excitement to our Christmas period. It is wonderful having such enthusiastic guests to brighten up our days. Hope you are all safely at home and have a wonderful new year. Kind regards, Colin

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Somehow Africa gets into your bones and this part of Africa especially. As someone who travels extensively all around the World, I treasure my annual visit to Buhala Lodge as the highlight of the year. Since Colin and Carol Rhodes took on the project from Colin's Mother, Sugar, the facilities have been upgraded and modernised, but they've managed to keep...

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Buhala, Owner at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your very gracious review Julian. It was fantastic having you all staying with us once again in what has become an annual tradition. Hopefully we will have reason to welcome you back next year and if not, definitely the year after. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a great 2017. Colin and Carol

Cape Town
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I strongly recommend Buhala Lodge for those who wish to study the Big 5 and many other game,in the wild ,plus perhaps enjoying golf at the magnificent Leopard Creek GC The Lodge is situated on the banks of the Crocodile River and game can be viewed in front of the bedrooms and dining area . Indeed in the five days...

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Buhala, Owner at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

It was great having you stay with us, your feedback really makes a difference to all the staff who are very proud of their work. We all wish you a peaceful and happy Christmas and look forward to having you back. Colin

London
Reviewed 3 December 2016

This is a wonderful hotel, with the bonus of being a base for a safari. It is so easy to relax here and enjoy everything that the Kruger has to offer. It looks onto the Crocodile River and on the other side is Kruger Park. Sitting having a drink you can frequently see elephant, hippo, crocodile and the other Kruger...

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Buhala, Owner at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Derek, A wonderful review like this really makes a great difference to us and all our staff. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you back soon. All the best Colin and Carol

Ajaccio, France
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Amazing place, great people, food excellent. I had a balcony room with an amazing view on the kruger park, firts day a lion eating a buffalo on the other side of the river .... Patty our guide for safaris was extra. The only thing that went wrong is that I had to leave! I Surely will be back at the...

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Buhala, Owner at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Marion, We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, it is always a pleasure having such enthusiastic guests and we are really looking forward to having you back again. Have a wonderful Christmas, Colin and Carol

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We had a great stay playing golf at Leopards Creek (a must if you are a golfer) and safari with Carol. Big 5 in a wonderful days touring the Kruger. The lodge and its staff are fabulous. Great lodges / room and beautiful setting.

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Buhala, Owner at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Kim for taking the time to write this review. We hope that you enjoyed the rest of your holiday in SA and look forward to having you back one day! Cheers, Colin.

Morpeth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Buhala Lodge was an amazing spot on the Crocodile River from which to view the' Big Five.' Whilst we were there we spent 3 days watching liions, hippos, elephants, crocodiles and many other small game animals all from the balcony of the Lodge. The staff were incredibly attentive to our every need. The quality of the service and the organisation...

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Buhala, Owner at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Andrew, it was great to meet you and Rachel and definitely a pleasure having you both staying with us. Hopefully we will meet up again in the not to distant future, either here or maybe over in the U.K All the best to you both, 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 

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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: €251 - €324 (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!”
DavidR854, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Any room...but one with a balcony is great”
Liseiafrika, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Always ask for a room with a balcony overlooking the River.”
julianrobertt, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“i would stay in room in main block with balcony looking over river”
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“Excluding the elephant suits, room 13 is the absolute best, with a huge terrace.”
javierd370, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
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