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7 hotel reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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... More 

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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 More 

Ajaccio, France
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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... More 

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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 More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

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. More 

Morpeth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

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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 More 

Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the réservations experience, till our departure, we were most impressed. Every detail was attended to. Enjoyed our view from our room, the excellent food, wine selection, and the desserts. Had elephants come say hello below the terrace two evenings. A pleasure.thanknyou.

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Buhala, Owner at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for this wonderful review, comments like these inspire all the staff to continually try to improve. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip and we would love you to see you back some time. Colin More 

London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our 4th or 5th time staying at Buhala - and again we were not disappointed. There have been quite a few new features since our last visit and they really enhanced what was already a beautiful place. The location is stunning and we saw a lot of wildlife without moving from the sofa!! It is wonderful to eat... More 

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Buhala, Owner at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

It will be good to have you back next year, it always feels good to welcome " regulars " like you. I am pleased you enjoyed the alterations and upgrades we made and the new kitchens etc. have really allowed our chef's to take it up a notch. See you soon, Colin More 

London, United Kingdom
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1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very helpful welcoming staff. large comfortable rooms, fantastic wild life viewing. good food - set menu with 2 mains each day. or chef will arrange alternate with notice. decent wine cellar reasonably priced. pre booked game drive & golf including transfers, limited shopping opportunities,

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Buhala, Owner at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Jessica, it's gratifying to receive a review like this. It was great having you, hopefully we will see you again in the not to distant future. Yours, Colin More 

Podgorica, Montenegro
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic setting and location, but unfortunately room was not of a standard expected for the price charged. Air conditioner very noisy, bathroom very dark and cleanliness not up to standard. Manager and reception did not bring over a feeling of being welcome in the lodge.

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Buhala, Owner at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

I am sorry you didn't enjoy your stay as we pride ourselves on our hospitality, cleanliness and standard of rooms. I will look into the issues you raise. Thanks very much, Colin More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a stunning location overlooking Crocodile River, and bordering Kruger. The views throughout the day are spectacular and it would be easy to spend the entire day lounging around looking at the wildlife, not just across the river, but sometimes in the hotel grounds itself. Hippos wandering the gardens in the evenings and nights, elephants during the day. To top... More 

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Buhala, Owner at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

It was great having you stay with us and to receive a review like this make it all worthwhile. I have relayed your comments about the food to the chef's who are very pleased. It would be great if you did return and we look forward to seeing you again. Colin More 

Olofstrom, Sweden
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very nice place and staff, clean Roms with fantastic view. We had some elephants that were under our balcony 1 meter from us.room nr 13 was a lucky room. Can defintly rekommenderar it. The food was good.

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Buhala, Owner at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments, I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip and we look forward to seeing you again. All the best, Colin More 

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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: $347 - $470 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Buhala Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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“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
“Elephant suites are tops”
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“River facing rooms are preferable”
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