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4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   12KM Beyond Malelane Town | Travelling East, Malelane 1320, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • 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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London, United Kingdom
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Setting fantastic. Rooms great. Service great. Food was very good but its set menu, no choice, & I found quite heavy main courses for late at night. Would have preferred an alternative lighter option. Also found the piped muzak unnecessary. Would have been happy just hearing night......

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The tranquil setting on the bank of the Crocodile River and drinks and dinner by candlelight on the terrace were so memorable. As the sun set we watched nine rhino by the river and a huge buffalo grazing beside the terrace. We were only distracted from the wildlife by the exceptional dinner. The chefs and kitchen staff are to be... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We landed here because Buhala have facilities to book golf at Leopard Creek. But you do not need to be a golfer to stay here! It is a marvelous lodge, super standard and food and staff. Kruger Park just over the river and a nature so fantastic. I could pack a couple of books just sitting on the verandah and... More 

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Banstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited Buhala several times now and are always very reluctant to leave. The sheer elegance, peace, lovely location and private safaris in Kruger Park all make for an unforgettable experience. We always get a warm welcome and go straight through to the elevated verandah to enjoy a drink as we try to spot wildlife in Kruger Park on... More 

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

I only wish we had more time, the place is very quiet and peaceful. The food were excellent and as for the service we received from Sugar, wow what an excellent service. In general we had a great time, phew the price could be stip but i guess it was peak season - Keep up the good job guys!

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

Last here in 2011 before the great expansion.There are now 10 super bedrooms and a beautifully paved parking area. Previously this was the place to stay in order to play golf at Leopard Creek, which one still can, but with the facelift and expansion it is now a most attractive destination in its own right, close to Malelane Gate to... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

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 January 4, 2015

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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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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