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4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   12KM Beyond Malelane Town | Travelling East, Malelane 1320, South Africa
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Norman J Woking, United Kingdom
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the second time we have stayed at Buhala but it will not be the last. If you go expecting to be waited on hand and foot in the style of a big hotel, don't bother. Here the service is understated but impeccable, and never obtrusive. It feels like you are staying in someone's home and indeed you are.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Upon arrival our bags were taken to reception and we were greeted by the lovely Sugar who gave us a very warm but quick welcome, the reason for this and I quote '' quick you must go outside there’s a bull elephant in the garden'' Words I don’t think I will hear ever again in my life... And true as... More 

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying at Buhala is always a pleasant experience, this time was no exception the extension is great offering more rooms and eating outside space. A must stay if your are into golf or wildlife with Kruger on your doorstep.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Upon arrival.. waited 15 min for someone to come greet us. Rate does not warrant what you get. Furnishings are not up to scratch. Dinner was good but no menu and food just placed in front of you. At over R200 per head. .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Being SA citizens we were looking for a bush experience with a bit of a splurge. Buhala lodge offers a great location, friendly staff, special host Sugar and dining that is a real treat. Recommend the elephant rooms for privacy but balcony rooms have lovely view of river as well. Sounds of hippos, elephant, rhino and buffalo sitings from our... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed as a couple in the elephant room. There were signs of TV....but the actual tv was not there and the wifi could not work. Asked the host about it and she said the rooms are not meant to have ...well well well the neighbouring room had a tv but Dstv account ??? If I wanted to go camping... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We spent 4 nights in this very friendly, welcoming and lovely lodge. The service and the food were excellent and meals served at the verenda overlooking Crocodile River when weather allowed. At breakfast we sat looking over to the other side of the river where elephants played and hippos were taking a swim. Below the veranda buffalos and warthogs were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Sensational location and built in a style that makes the most of the setting. Elephants walked past as we finished dinner on the first night. Our huge room was simple but elegant and very comfortable - though if you like bright lights in your bathroom, maybe not for you. Service is good, with the owner and hostess exceptionally charming and... More 

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Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The greatest evening lounge with a bar expects you there, with a view to Kruger Park, across the river! Retro style, but comfortable. We had some challenges with the showers, but the staff is very helpful. I wouldn´t recommend the safaris, a bit too expensive, and, in our case, our guide was impatient and sometimes a bit impolite. The owner... More 

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Insch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Having read tthe last review I am beginning to wonder if we visited the same place! I do not recognise the place that we stayed at! From the moment we arrived here we were charmed by the place and the people running it. We had just spent a week in the Kruger Park where we had excellent if basic accommodation.... More 

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Address: 12KM Beyond Malelane Town | Travelling East, Malelane 1320, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Malelane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Buhala Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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