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Buhala Lodge

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12KM Beyond Malelane Town on the N4 | Van Graan Se Dam, Crocodile River, Malelane 1320, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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standerton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a lovely stay. A stunning view over the Crocodile River, with elephants and buffalo grazing close by. The food was very good and we had a lovely dinner under the stars. The breakfast was also delicious and the fresh fruit was so sweet and tasty. The quality of the service was very good and the waiters were very... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was very nice, fully enjoyed ourselves. Special thank you to Kris & Pat for the Safari drive. Thanks to the humble Mr Tuki for always making sure we enjoy our stay. We will most definitely visit Buhala again.

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Buhala, Manager at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your very kind words. We are always very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time at Buhala as much as we enjoyed having you. We will be sure to pass your message on to Tukkie as well. We do hope to see you again in future! More 

Bloemfontein, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The lodge has a perfect view of the river. The only downside for the premium nature of this lodge is:- No hair drier available There is no choice on offer for supper. Should be offered an alternative. We were not offered this. We were told fillet steak for supper. Meal was very good though

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Buhala, Manager at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words. We do sincerely apologize for the fact that there was no hairdryer available in your room and we will make sure that all rooms are equipped with this as per our normal standard. We are pleased that you enjoyed your meal with us as well and we do hope that we will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in South Africa and Zimbabwe for a month staying at some of the best places these beautiful countries have to offer. In spite of this, Buhala Lodge was a true highlight. This peaceful oasis overlooks the Kruger national park and is only 10 kilometres from the world famous Leopard Creek golf course and one of the main gates... More 

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Buhala, Manager at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

Always so lovely to see these positive reviews and to see that our guests really enjoyed their stay with us. Thank you for this. We have had some amazing sightings lately as well and guests cannot seem to peel themselves away from the outdoor verandas (especially during the sunsets). Thank you again for your very kind words. It really is... More 

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

We stayed at Buhala lodge for 4 blissful nights and enjoyed every moment. Sugar and her team of the most wonderful gentlemen made us feel so welcome and at home. The decor and setting is stunning, the food excellent (LOVED sitting down to a beautiful dinner every night at 7.15 :), the rooms overlooking the Crocodile river are just amazing.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Buhala lodge is a really lovely place to stay. The setting is stunning, the rooms are clean and very comfortable and cosy (water bottles are included!) . The food was delicious but the best thing is the personalised service and attention of the hostess and owner Sugar.. We will be back!

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Yakima, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Excellent attentive staff with local knowledge and suggestions. Exquisite meals from the kitchen. A very relaxing setting to enjoy the beauty and wonders of South Africa. Easy access to Kruger National Park to view amazing wildlife up close or have the staff arrange a round of golf at Leopard Creek

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our recent (third) stay at Buhala Lodge. The service, staff, accommodation and food were outstanding. I highly recommend this lodge for people on business or pleasure. Its close proximity to Kruger Park is an added bonus, as well as its beautiful location overlooking the Crocodile River and Kruger Park.

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Kruger National Park, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We enjoyed a one night stay over, the setting and view over the river is spectacular. The evening meal was superb, with lovely touches and the service and staff fantastic. The rooms are very comfortable, we had a private deck and we enjoyed a beautiful outlook onto the river and the banks of the Kruger National Park, where we could... More 

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Krugersdorp, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We decided to visit Buhala for lunch as a treat. What a fantastic experience. The setting on the banks of the Crocodile River is serene and relaxing. The service was excellent and the food out of this world. For such an upmarket place I was also surprised at the reasonable prices.

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