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Pointe aux Canonniers, Mauritius
Reviewed 28 May 2016

Beautiful view on the Crocodile River, we saw buffalos and impalas from our room, beautiful sunsets. Only fifteen minutes drive to Leopard Creek Golf and the Malalane gate (entrance to the Kruger Park). We spent 4 nights there. The food was very good also.

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Buhala, Manager at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this very kind review of Buhala Lodge. We are so pleased that you had such good game viewing from the room and that you enjoyed our magnificent African sunsets. We sincerely hope that you will visit Buhala Lodge again in the near future as we would love to welcome you back for another visit. Thank...

Centurion, South Africa
Reviewed 23 May 2016

brilliant, we will be back! great setting and location! the food and drinks were spot on. great wine cellar .very friendly and helpful staff always available to assist when necessary. a colonial feel.

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Buhala, Manager at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this very kind review of Buhala Lodge. We are so please that you enjoyed our wine cellar because we love show casing the best that South Africa has to offer. We do sincerely hope that you will make Buhala part of any future travel plans you might have as we would love to welcome you...

Germany
Reviewed 18 May 2016

The venue is in an amazing location along the Crocodile River. The staff was very friendly and accommodating and our rooms were beautifully decorated. The management was very friendly and always available to us. We were able to book a safari through the lodge which was not only convenient but made our holiday that much more relaxing. Although not in...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 13 May 2016

This establishment is too expensive for what you get. They charge ONLY foreign rates at USD prices for locals and foreigners. Corkage fee if you bring your own wine is the most expensive in South Africa. Rather find altetnative accomodation Food ok. Can be better. South Africans should pay a lesser fee .

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Porto, Portugal
Reviewed 12 May 2016

Amazing venue with great views from the Crocodile River. Very clean, faultless service and kindness of employers and owners. The room was just perfect, so well decorated and comfortable. The dinner served is delightful, as well as the atmosphere. There is a very convenient and highly recommended tour from the lodge to the Kruger National Park. The guide who led...

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Buhala, Manager at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for these lovely words. We are so pleased that you had such a good time at Buhala Lodge and that you took advantage of all the game viewing opportunities we have to offer. We would absolutely love to welcome you back to Buhala Lodge again in future and we trust that you will make us part...

Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 8 May 2016

We stayed here with our 2 children for 4 nights. Our children stayed in a standard roman on the first floor which was correct. We stayed 2 nights in an elephant suite and 2 nights in a Kruger Park balcony room. The Elephant suites were amazing! A small detail for the Kruger Park rooms is to provide an in-room safe...

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Buhala, Manager at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this wonderful review of Buhala Lodge. We are so pleased that you had such an amazing time here and that your son took advantage of the opportunity to play golf at the exclusive Leopard Creek Country Club. It is so wonderful as well to hear that you had such a good time on our safari's...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Another wonderful stay at Buhala Lodge - Rene and her professional & friendly team made us feel welcome and looked after our every need. The rooms and common areas sparkle and the decor is a combination of style & comfort making the most of the beautiful vistas across the Crocodile River to the Kruger National Park. The chef obliged with...

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Buhala, Manager at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this wonderful review of Buhala Lodge. We are so pleased to hear that you had such an amazing time at Buhala Lodge. We strive to always offer our guests the best possible experience and it is lovely to hear that you enjoyed such good service and treatment. It really warms our hearts to know that...

Saltsjobaden, Sweden
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Buhala Lodge, rightly so, was chosen the best lodge at the Crocodile River by GetAway. It is family-owned by Colin. We had an elephant suite overlooking the river with the park opposite. Hippos grunt, the fish eagle pair sits in the opposite trea under which vervet monkeys chase each other with the occasional buffalo munching the weeds. The dining area...

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Buhala, Manager at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this wonderful review of Buhala Lodge. We are so pleased that you had such an amazing time while visiting our little slice of paradise. We are very privileged in that we have such amazing views and the game viewing opportunities are never ending especially for an avid bird watcher. We do sincerely hope that you...

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Reviewed 22 April 2016

we spent 2 days in front of Crocodile River. everything was perfect: The service, the room, the swimming-pool. I liked the open shower in the bedroom, very cool! The panorama was unique with the view on the river

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Buhala, Manager at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this wonderful review of Buhala Lodge. We are so happy to hear that you had such an amazing time here and that you enjoyed all the facilities we have to offer. We do sincerely hope that you will return again in future for another visit to Buhala Lodge to enjoy the unique set up and...

Maputo, Mozambique
Reviewed 18 April 2016

This hotel has an amazing location. It looks right out to the river where we saw some buffalo, antelope, rhinos, crocs and hippos. That was truly amazing! The staff was very friendly and because there was some construction being done next to our booked room, they moved us to a nicer river view room, since it wasn't too full. They...

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Buhala, Manager at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for this kind review of Buhala Lodge. We really appreciate this and we can assure you that we will take all your comments to heart and ensure that future visits are met with absolute pleasure and luxury. It is wonderful to hear that you had such great game sightings while you were at Buhala. We really...

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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: $345 - $465 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Buhala Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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“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.”
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“Elephant suites are tops”
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“River facing rooms are preferable”
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