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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 19 November 2016

From the réservations experience, till our departure, we were most impressed. Every detail was attended to. Enjoyed our view from our room, the excellent food, wine selection, and the desserts. Had elephants come say hello below the terrace two evenings. A pleasure.thanknyou.

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Buhala, Owner at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for this wonderful review, comments like these inspire all the staff to continually try to improve. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip and we would love you to see you back some time. Colin

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 November 2016

This was our 4th or 5th time staying at Buhala - and again we were not disappointed. There have been quite a few new features since our last visit and they really enhanced what was already a beautiful place. The location is stunning and we saw a lot of wildlife without moving from the sofa!! It is wonderful to eat...

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Buhala, Owner at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

It will be good to have you back next year, it always feels good to welcome " regulars " like you. I am pleased you enjoyed the alterations and upgrades we made and the new kitchens etc. have really allowed our chef's to take it up a notch. See you soon, Colin

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 November 2016

very helpful welcoming staff. large comfortable rooms, fantastic wild life viewing. good food - set menu with 2 mains each day. or chef will arrange alternate with notice. decent wine cellar reasonably priced. pre booked game drive & golf including transfers, limited shopping opportunities,

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Buhala, Owner at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Jessica, it's gratifying to receive a review like this. It was great having you, hopefully we will see you again in the not to distant future. Yours, Colin

Podgorica, Montenegro
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Fantastic setting and location, but unfortunately room was not of a standard expected for the price charged. Air conditioner very noisy, bathroom very dark and cleanliness not up to standard. Manager and reception did not bring over a feeling of being welcome in the lodge.

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Buhala, Owner at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

I am sorry you didn't enjoy your stay as we pride ourselves on our hospitality, cleanliness and standard of rooms. I will look into the issues you raise. Thanks very much, Colin

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Such a stunning location overlooking Crocodile River, and bordering Kruger. The views throughout the day are spectacular and it would be easy to spend the entire day lounging around looking at the wildlife, not just across the river, but sometimes in the hotel grounds itself. Hippos wandering the gardens in the evenings and nights, elephants during the day. To top...

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Buhala, Owner at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

It was great having you stay with us and to receive a review like this make it all worthwhile. I have relayed your comments about the food to the chef's who are very pleased. It would be great if you did return and we look forward to seeing you again. Colin

Olofstrom, Sweden
Reviewed 11 November 2016

A very nice place and staff, clean Roms with fantastic view. We had some elephants that were under our balcony 1 meter from us.room nr 13 was a lucky room. Can defintly rekommenderar it. The food was good.

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Buhala, Owner at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments, I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip and we look forward to seeing you again. All the best, Colin

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We spent two nights at this unique, boutique lodge along the Crocodile River. Wildlife is just outside along the river. The 5 star Dinner is served outside under the stars! Breakfast is off a menu, not a typical buffet. Game drives are available, there's a Spa for massages and you have access to an amazing Golf course. We will go...

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Buhala, Owner at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Gisela. It was great to meet you and I am pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, we are all looking forward to having your group over next year. All the best, Colin

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We had the pleasure of staying at Buhala Lodge last month & were completely blown away. We were warmly greeted by all of the staff & shown to our beautiful Kruger Park balcony suite. We could wake up in the morning & look out to the animals surfacing on both sides of the river. Buhala has stunning decor with very...

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Buhala, Owner at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Johnathan, it is always great for us to have such fantastic guests visiting us and a review like this reaffirms that we are on the right track. It was wonderful having you both and I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip. See you soon, hopefully, Colin

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 October 2016

We stayed at the lodge in October 2016 unfortunately it was only for one night as we could have stayed much longer. We had a terrace room which a huge balcony overlooking Kruger and the gardens. The rooms are beautiful with everything that you could want available. The staff and food are just lovely with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere...

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Buhala, Owner at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

It is always gratifying to receive such a fantastic review. Thanks from the staff and I for taking the time, we look forward to making your next stay as enjoyable as this one. Colin

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 11 October 2016

If you are looking to be impressed, then Buhala Lodge is the place for you. Great attention to detail, supported by professional and friendly staff. The gardens are tranquil, with magnificent scenic views of Kruger. Thank you, you guys are absolutely amazing!

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Buhala, Owner at Buhala Lodge, responded to this review

What a gracious review, thanks so much for taking the time. We certainly enjoyed having you and look forward to seeing you again. Safe travels, Colin

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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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Address: 12KM Beyond Malelane Town on the N4 | Van Graan Se Dam, Crocodile River, Malelane 1320, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Malelane
Price Range: $386 - $503 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Buhala Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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“The Elephant Suite was excellent with fantastic views including when using the outside shower!”
 of 5 bubbles DavidR854, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Any room...but one with a balcony is great”
 of 5 bubbles Liseiafrika, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Always ask for a room with a balcony overlooking the River.”
 of 5 bubbles julianrobertt, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“i would stay in room in main block with balcony looking over river”
 of 5 bubbles , 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Excluding the elephant suits, room 13 is the absolute best, with a huge terrace.”
 of 5 bubbles javierd370, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
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