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12 Km Beyond Malelane Town on the N4 Van Graan Se Dam, Crocodile River, Malelane 1320 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 20/09/28 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/09/28 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 14 Speciality lodging in Malelane
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Buhala Lodge is an enchanting five star colonial style lodge, situated on the Southern banks of the Crocodile River. The ample veranda space, provides all guests an opportunity to relax and dine outside while admiring gorgeous views of the Kruger National Park, and all the wild life splendor it has to offer. Members of the Big 5 are frequent visitors to our property along with hippo, crocodile and many antelope species. Buhala Lodge is well known for exceptional cuisine and a wine list showcasing only the best South African wines. Dinners are served either al fresco or in our gracious dining room. Dinners are as a three course meal with some options offered. The menu changes daily and dietary requirements are attended to with prior notice. Our guests have the rare opportunity to play golf at the exclusive LEOPARD CREEK COUNTRY CLUB which is usually only reserved for members. An open air bush spa is available at Buhala for guests who want to relax after a long day of game viewing.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Public wifi
Pool
Free breakfast
Hiking
Fishing
Airport transportation
Full body massage
Parking
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Massage
Neck massage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Private bathrooms
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

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12 Km Beyond Malelane Town on the N4 Van Graan Se Dam, Crocodile River, Malelane 1320 South Africa
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nickdavies2021 wrote a review 11 Apr
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
All round great spot, loved the room with a river view and great service across the board! Look forward to returning with a team of 12 for golf if Mr. Rupert reduces his green fees :) Thank you very much!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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adrianwales2021 wrote a review Mar 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
Thank you so much! We visited as a golf fourball celebrating a friend’s 50th at Leopard Creek. Buhala is beautiful, with superb attention to every detail. Your team were outstanding, friendly yet professional, attentive without hovering.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Buhala Lodge, Owner at Buhala Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi there Adrian Thank you so much for this wonderful review of Buhala Lodge. We are so happy that we could be part of making David's 50th birthday a success. We really hope to welcome you all back again. Thanks again. Warm regards, Buhala Lodge management
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allenmaryanne22 wrote a review Mar 2021
Ballito, South Africa1 contribution
Buhala is situated perfectly on the Crocodle River with a wonderful view. Our bedroom was so spacious and clean. The service was excellent, our waiter John was very friendly and gave us wonderful service. All the staff were extremely friendly.
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi there Mary Anne Thank you so much for this wonderful review of Buhala Lodge. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We will be sure to pass your comments along to John as well. Thank you once again. We look forward to your next visit to Buhala Lodge. Kind regards, Jani
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879tyrone wrote a review Mar 2021
Durban, South Africa1 contribution
Amazing place, amazing staff, amazing food, amazing golf courses near by! highly recommend for any forms of travel well done to the team for making us feel so welcome , nothing was too much of an ask would certainly recommend to anyone that wants to see the Kruger, have some family time or soak in the great golf courses near by
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Buhala Lodge, Owner at Buhala Lodge
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi there Tyrone Thank you so much for this fantastic review of Buhala Lodge. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us as well as the golf available. Next you visit, maybe add an extra day of leisure to lounge by the pool and enjoy the surroundings. Thank you once again Tyrone. We look forward to seeing you again at Buhala. With warm regards, Buhala Lodge management.
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447office wrote a review Feb 2021
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What a fantastic Lodge, we felt welcome from the first second. Staff were so friendly and food magnificent. Rooms on the edge of the Crocodile River, with a view onto the Kruger Park. We will be back to visit this little piece of Paradise!!
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Thank you so much for this review of Buhala Lodge. We are so happy to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. We will be looking forward to welcome you back to Buhala Lodge hopefully very soon. Thanks again. With warm regards, Buhala Lodge management
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PRICE RANGE
US$138 - US$325 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaMpumalangaMalelane
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about Buhala Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Buhala Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Buhala Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Buhala Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Buhala Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Buhala Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Buhala Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Buhala Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Does Buhala Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.