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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lodge fro the begining of the 80-eiths, never restored after that. Dirty pool. Rude manager. Medioker food. Only four sunbeds to 34 guests? Bathrooms in very bad shape. When you think about the price for the rooms per night it auth to be much better.

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

Thanks for your review. I am sorry you didn't enjoy your stay and although I am surprised at your comments, I will investigate them immediately.

Salzburg, Austria
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Perfect Service!! Friendly and helpful staff!! Breakfast perfect (Fruit salad mmmhh)! Optimal Situation to the Golf Course and the Kruger Nationalpark. For the pool accomodations I would like to have more sunbeds.

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Mendham, New Jersey
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My brother and I stayed while playing golf at Leopard Creek. The location was phenomenal and the staff were superb. They went above and beyond to make our stay memorable and I would highly recommend Buhala Lodge!

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

Thanks for taking the time to post a review we were all pleased you made it after your eventful trip from the USA. It was a pleasure having you and we look forward to seeing you again. All the best, Colin

Doncaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we first arrived at Buhala, I was somewhat disconcerted as we turned off the road onto a dirt track, through a fruit farm. However my fears dissipated when we settled into the Lodge. We were in a balcony river room, an absolute must for game spotting. Every morning our first priority was to peer through our binoculars across the...

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

Thanks Vicky, I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. All the best, Colin

Knaresborough
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was part of the family (mother in law!) that travelled with Steve B! We had heard so much about it from him and my daughter and were delighted to go with them this trip. It certainly did not disappoint. Stunning location .. Big 4 from the balcony! It doesn't get much better than that... apart from seeing the 5th,...

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

Thanks Anne, I am so pleased you were able to join your family this time and enjoyed Buhala so much, we certainly enjoyed having you all. Hopefully we will see you again, Colin.

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'll keep this brief. This was our third visit to Buhala and our second in 15 months and it remains our favourite place to visit in the world. Six days is simply not enough to enjoy this wonderful, peaceful lodge with its stunning views, great food and attentive staff. We even managed to see four of the Big Five from...

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

Hi Steve, we are all so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and are becoming a "regular". We certainly look forward to seeing you again in November. All the best, Colin. P.S. We have elephant and buffalo on the front lawn this morning.

Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great location with fantastic views, very good food and service plus the opportunity for safaris into the Kruger with Pat, a very knowledgeable ranger and guide. An added bonus is the close proximity of Leopard Creek golf course with its outstanding course, par 3 and practice facilities. The staff were very hospitable, customer focussed and friendly particularly Walter, Marlene,...

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

It was great having you stay with us David and thank you for your terrific review. We are really proud of our staff and I will definitely relay your comments to them. I am so pleased that you enjoyed the new Leopard 9 hole facility and were the first guest to play it. Hope to see you soon, Colin

Nibe, Denmark
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a room on the first floor facing the entrance. The room was big and airy with a very nice bathroom with tub and shower facilities. The bed was good with a mattress and pillows that suited me well. The lodge has a lovely view from the big terrace where you can sit and enjoy a drink or have...

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

Hi Hanna, thanks for your great review of Buhala, we are all so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope the rest of your trip was as enjoyable. We look forward to seeing you back some time soon. Colin

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 17 January 2017

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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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 12 January 2017

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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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

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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: $359 - $476 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Buhala Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“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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