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Buhala Lodge

4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   12KM Beyond Malelane Town | Travelling East, Malelane 1320, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
lars_eric_ek Stockholm, Sweden
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Stockholm, Sweden
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I spent two nights in one of the flagship Elephant suites, with my fiancée. While the location is fantastic, the service, amenities and value were very disappointing. Location - 5 stars The location is very beautiful, on the southern bank of the Crocodile river. It is quite close to the Malelane gate, which is great for game drives or walks... More 

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Buhala, Owner at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

Obviously I was very disappointed to read your review of our lodge. As indicated by the majority of reviews we always strive to make our guests stay as enjoyable as possible. I would like to thank you for your comments and can assure you that the issues you mentioned will be addressed. We would like to wish you and your... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We loved this lodge. Sugar is an excellent hostess. The lodge staff were very friendly and professional. Our room was clean and beautiful. I really loved the external shower. I also loved the artwork in the room. The lodge has amazing mirror collection. I wish we had had a TV in our room. The free wifi was excellent. The breakfast... More 

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Perth
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My wife and I stayed in an Elephant suite. Wow what a place to stay. The room itself is fantastic with a great king size bed and an outdoor and indoor shower, but it's what's outside the room that is amazing. You can sit outside on your private verandah or in your private infinity pool and look over Kruger national... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Buhala was really a great treat, the secluded upgraded Suite we were moved to was really a great treat. The host Sugar and her team are very warm and attentive and very, accomodating from the get go. I recommend that you have dinner at the Lodge as the dinners are fabulous. The view across the river is really idyllic and... More 

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New York City, New York
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Buhala Game Lodge is, simply put, a spectacular place. Decidedly NOT modern, this homey and traditional place fits perfectly in the surroundings. The owner Sugar is a wonderfully kind woman and tried to make sure we were happy at all times. Everything about this place made it a great experience. The food and drinks were fabulous, the rooms were large... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We stayed at Buhala Lodge with our two teenage children and aging parents, and were impressed with friendly and attentive service, beautiful accommodation, and splendid meals. We were spoilt to a free upgrade to the Elephant Suite, complete with outdoor shower overlooking the Crocodile River and grunting hippos munching under our windows at night. The binoculars are lined up for... 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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