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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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Brussels, Belgium
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Enjoyable stay : we stayed in one of the 2 exclusive suites which have a superb view but do not deserve the big difference in price. The small private pool was not attractive or very clean and the suites , like some parts of the lodge , would benefit from some refurbishing , taking into account the high price paid... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Everything about this place was wonderful. The food was incredible, the wine list vast and reasonably priced, and the bar was had all the necessities. The staff was helpful and friendly, and the management would bend over backwards to accommodate your every need and do so without hesitation. The proximity to Kruger park and the ability to book golf at... More 

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Riva Del Garda, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A very nice atmosphere in a relaxing place in front of Kruger park . Dinner with chandels light with elephants walking on the other side of the river. Good food , good vines , excellent service. Ideal place for golfers to experience a round on Leopard Creek .!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful stay. The staff and Mrs. Rhodes were absolutely friendly and helpful with all belongings. From the terrace you could see Rhinos, elephants, hippos, crocodiles , impalas and waterbuffalos.

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Buhala, Manager at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the very kind words. We have a lot of different species visiting our property and it really is great to see that you enjoyed viewing these wonderful animals from the comfort of our veranda. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we do sincerely hope that you will return in the near future. With... More 

Wirral, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Suger and all her staff are lovely first class service the food was so good I miss it already. We stayed in an Elefant suit very comfortable the outside shower was a nice touch as well. I will defiantly return on my next trip to South Africa.

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Buhala, Manager at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for these very kind words. We do strive to make our guests feel at home and welcome and to hear that you enjoyed it so much is really wonderful. The outside shower in the Elephant Suites are a lovely alternative and it provides such wonderful views while enjoying a relaxing shower. We are very pleased that... More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to stay before or after the Kruger Park. We watched rhino, elephant and crocodiles (plus much other animal and birdlife from the balcony of the room, and from the terrace while enjoying drinks and dinner (bring binoculars). Excellent, friendly service and we were made to feel very welcome. Good food and wine!

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Buhala, Manager at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful words. We are very pleased that you viewed members of the Big 5 from our veranda along with other beautiful animals. We strive to show case in our wine cellar, only the best that South Africa has to offer and we are so pleased that you enjoyed our selection of wine as much... More 

Johannesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Buhala is the perfect place to go if you are looking to escape from city life. Everyone is so hospitable which makes one feel like a VIP. Less than 10min from Melalane gate. My only crit is that I was with my girlfriend and we slept on 2 decent sized beds pushed together.

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Buhala, Manager at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for this very kind review of Buhala Lodge. We are able to convert our beds into King sized beds and we would have been more than happy to do this for you. We have great converters that make it so that you do not even know that there are two beds under you :). We do hope that... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the Buhala Lodge in 2013, and I knew I would be back. I just returned from South Africa and stayed in the Buhala Lodge again for 3 nights. What a wonderful place. Sugar and her staff take such great care of every one of their guests. Food is outstanding, and safari arrangements were perfection!

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Buhala, Manager at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind review. It really warms our hearts to see that our guests feel treated and spoiled when visiting Buhala Lodge. It really is very special to us to have our guests return to Buhala and we do hope that you love all the changes we made to the lodge as much as we do.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Just an awesome lodge next to the Kruger park. You can watch the animals right from the garden while having breakfast. Rooms are huge clean and AC works perfectly. Wifi is strong! Really good food too! Service is impeccable and the owner is extremely friendly!

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Buhala, Manager at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the very kind words. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Buhala Lodge and that you had such good game sightings while visiting. We do hope that you will visit again someday soon because it is always so enjoyable for us to have our guests return. May you and your family have... More 

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We visited Buhala for the first time in 2004 and both cried when we left after such a wonderful stay. It's taken 11 years to return and after another unforgettable stay we are already planning our next visit to what has become our favourite hotel in the world. The Lodge has added a number of new River View rooms, beautiful... More 

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Buhala, Manager at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

Good day. Thank you so much for these extremely kind words and this wonderful review of Buhala Lodge. We are so pleased that you came for a return visit after so many years and that you were so pleased with all the changes that were made to Buhala Lodge. We sincerely hope that you do return soon and that it... More 

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