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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were very happy at the Buhala Game Lodge in our 5 (five) days stayed, it's a perfect place. The food superb, the service of all the people, the safari to the Kruger Nationsl Park, all were fantastic. The decoration of the place, The decoration of the Buhala Lodge situated at the front of the Cocodrile River where you can...

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

Thanks for your review. So pleased that you enjoyed your stay and were so happy with your experience with us. We hope that you enjoyed the rest of your holiday in South Africa and we look forward to seeing you soon. Kind regards, Colin

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location. Staff is friendly and efficient and knowledgeable about the area. Provided good advice on our self-drive through Kruger. Convenient location for access to Kruger through either Malelane or Crocodile Bridge gates or Leopard Creek Golf Course. Rooms are spacious and nicely furnished. Quiet and relaxing atmosphere.

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

It was great having you here and we really appreciate your comments about our staff of whom we are very proud. I will pass on these comments to them which they always like to receive. All the best, Colin

Oslo
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want a quite place, with great food and service, close to nature and wildlife, with hospitality and space, read a book, go for a rin, or get on a safari... this is the place. No need to look further...

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

We pride ourselves on our quiet and relaxing atmosphere and so we are very pleased to receive your very gracious review. Thanks very much. Colin

Olonne-sur-Mer, France
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 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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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

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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: $355 - $480 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Buhala Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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“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.”
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“Elephant suites are tops”
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