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“The most wonderful place in the world” 5 of 5 stars
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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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“The most wonderful place in the world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2006

We stayed at Buhala from Dec 28th 2004 to Jan 3rd 2005 as part of our 3 week tour of South Africa.
Arriving at Jo'burg we caught a intenal flight to Mpumalanga airport where we were picked up by a lovely guy from the lodge. About 30 mins later we were in tears!
The verhanda of this beautiful thatched lodge overlooks crocodile river and Kruger Park...heaven. Tears of 'oh my god this is unbelievably stunning and I can't believe we are here'.
The rooms are fantastic and homely, the staff are excellent and welcoming and Arthur and Sugar are excellent hosts.
Food, wine, local knowledge, game drives, great golf at Leopard Creek all provided by the lodge made our new year sytay unforgettable.
We saw all the animals apart from Leopards, Oscar our very knowledgeable game driver spotted elephants, lions, buffalo, impala, birds, Rhino, totrtoises.......
To sit with a glass of cool SA white wine, feet in the swimming pool watching a family of elephants play in the river next to some hippo's takes some beating.
A truly magical place at reasonable prices.

We didn't hire a car but took advantage of the half and full day game drives arranged from the lodge. Night drives are also available and are well worth venturing out again as alot of the animals are active at dawn and dusk.
I can't sing Buhala's praises enough we will go back time and time again.

  • Stayed December 2004
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 12KM Beyond Malelane Town | Travelling East, Malelane 1320, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Malelane
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #2 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Malelane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Buhala Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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 
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