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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fantastic place right in the middle of the bush. When do you get to wake up with an elephant next to your room, or are you drinking a beer in the pool when elephants are walking by? Sander and Kim make you feel right at home and cook lovely three course dinners. They know a lot about the bush and...

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Napier, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved the place. Serene beauty,excellant and personal service. Sander,Kim and Lisa and Eunice was exceptional hosts, Friendly and helpful,assisting in any major to minor request. We had marvellous dinners under the african sky,tasty food and wonderful company . Together with our european tourist counterparts,we enjoyed exceptional wines and shared many laughs,while every-one was talking in bad english. Our hosts...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our best days in SA! Kim and Sander are amazing! the hospitality, the food, the vibe everything was perfect! We didn't imagine that our time in "Kurhula Wildlife Lodge" will be so good. The afternoon safari trip with Sander was fabulous - MUST! If you are planning a trip to SA and Kruger park please don't miss this place. Kim...

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1Thank Guy L
Varengeville-sur-Mer, France
Reviewed October 16, 2016

Unforgettable stay at Kurhula Wildlife Lodge. Kim and Sanders are remarkable hosts Besides an authentic kindness, they show a big availability. We felt very well welcomed. The meals are a real moment of conviviality. Kim is an excellent cook and Sanders knows how to make us enjoy these delicious meals. The relation with animals is exceptional. Kim and Sanders have...

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3Thank 693laurencet
Ballito, South Africa
Reviewed October 2, 2016

Personal service by owners Kim and Sander and well trained staff. Cuisine excellent. Wonderful Game viewing and birdwatching at the river frontage! Comfortable room with own on suite shower, toilet and baisins. Very peaceful surroundings.

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Best, The Netherlands
Reviewed September 27, 2016

We had an amazing time at Kurhula Wildlife Lodge! Very nice and peaceful place. Enthousiastic owners, friendly staff, clean and charming room and very nice meals! The river attracts lots of animals :)

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Crofton, Maryland
Reviewed September 18, 2016

Kurhula was amazing! We wish we had booked longer! Usually after staying somewhere my husband is ready to leave and see something new or to go home to farmiliar surroundings. We left Kurhula a week ago today and he is still asking if we can turn around and go back. Kim, Sander, and Lisa were wonderful hosts and made us...

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Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed September 11, 2016

It was a good decision to stay at Kurhula Lodge. Kim and Sander where really good hosts. Kim is a great cook as well and has a passion for almost all animals due to that she could tell us a lot of interesting storys. We had the best elephant experience when an elephant came to the lodge and was drinking...

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Okay, we arrived late in the evening and had a bit difficulty finding the right way, but once we were in touch with Sander, it worked out really well. the place is just superb, and the hosts are all you would want during your stay, social and friendly when you are up for it, but also leaving you to yourself...

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Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at this gorgeous lodge for 3 nights at the end of August. The bungalows are situated right on the tranquil Olifants River in the Balule Reserve. Sander and Kim are seriously such amazing hosts and took care of whatever we needed. Kim is an amazing cook and we enjoyed every meal she prepared for us....

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoy our unique intimate lodge on the banks of the Olifants river. Unique in its way because you can walk freely in an area of 80 by 50 near the river. Situated in the Balule Reserve we offer you excellent personal service. We have four double rooms, accessible via its own entrance and from the porch you have an exquisite view of the river. All accommodation is on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kurhula Wildlife Lodge

Address: Parsons Nature Reserve, plot no. 25 | PO Box 1929, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Balule Nature Reserve
Price Range: $162 - $193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kurhula Wildlife Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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“As there are only a few rooms all rooms are brilliant.”
 of 5 bubbles 442robl, Sep 3, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are fine”
 of 5 bubbles troscompliquee, Apr 23, 2016 | Read review
“All have excellent views down to the river”
  • View from riverbank to the four lodge suites
 of 5 bubbles JohnofHalifax, Apr 2, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms face the Olifants river, there are 4 rooms which adds to the personal service.”
 of 5 bubbles lynnhX7239NF, Oct 10, 2015 | Read review
“All rooms have an AMAZING view of the bushveld, and Olifants river !! :)”
 of 5 bubbles docrobvanderveen, May 26, 2015 | Read review
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