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Kurhula Wildlife Lodge

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Parsons Nature Reserve, plot no 25, Kruger National Park 1380 South Africa
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Updated 20/05/31

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Kurhula Wildlife Lodge is situated on the banks of the always flowing Olifants River in Balule, Parsons Nature Reserve. Balule Private Nature Reserve borders the Kruger Nation Park. It offers 4 double rooms all with a view on the river. A 12 km dirt road (4x2 or 4x4 car recommended) leads you from the main gate at the R40 in 30 to 45 minutes to the lodge. Most of the fences between the Kruger Park and bordering private nature reserves have been removed so animals can move around freely. From the lodge you can access the Kruger Park for a day trip via the Phalaborwa or Orpen gate. Game drives and bush walks are offered by the lodge.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Darts
Walking tours
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Laundry service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Landmark view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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River View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Afrikaans and 2 more

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Parsons Nature Reserve, plot no 25, Kruger National Park 1380 South Africa
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Johannesburg Intl Airport348 kmSee all flights
Hoedspruit Airport25 kmSee all flights
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mrombo389074 wrote a review Mar 2020
Leidschendam, The Netherlands1 contribution
We visited the lodge just before our stay in Krugerpark. Everything was organized very well. The breakfast was good; dinner was super. We also enjoyed the game drives (great guide). Staff was very friendly.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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sphillips2020 wrote a review Jan 2020
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
My wife and I stayed at Phakamani River Lodge (formerly Kurhula) in late December 2019. Francois and Dee were perfect hosts. Food was great. The rooms and pool are beautiful and it was very hot so the air-conditioning was soooo welcome. The property is in a private reserve where we saw a leopard, lots of giraffe, zebra, impala, bucs, monkeys and warthogs. The game drives were great! We learned a lot from Francois and he did a great job tracking the animals down. We also did the day trip to Kruger which I would highly recommend - although it is a very long day. Would definitely recommend Phakamani to anyone.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Beatriz_bia86 wrote a review Jan 2020
Sao Paulo, SP32 contributions12 helpful votes
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We were staying in October 219 and even the lodge undergoing a transition of owners our days were amazing, surely the best part of our trip to South Africa. Special thanks to Chef Nadya who even made birthday cake for me. And we also love the games made with François.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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huithol wrote a review Dec 2019
Almere, The Netherlands1 contribution
Excellent located lodge. Beatifull setting with view of river and wildlife in garden. Very friendly and hel-fulltime owners and staff. From the deck outside your room you have a great view of the river and surroundings. The road to the lodge is a adventure in its self, lots of wildlife but minimal a SUV needed. The only criticism I van give are the leaking and noisy taps.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from KimVM, Owner at Kurhula Wildlife Lodge
Responded 31 Dec 2019
Thank you for your review. We are glad to read that you had a good time in Kurhula. Regarding the taps, we will look into that straight away.
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marcbertauts2019 wrote a review Dec 2019
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Very nice place, beautiful view, wild nature, very nice and clean rooms, good diner and nice hosts. Minor comments: a bit long track to reach the lodge (but fully compensated by the wild nature), and indeed, the price is not the cheapest... Thanks & Best regards. Marc.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from KimVM, Owner at Kurhula Wildlife Lodge
Responded 31 Dec 2019
Dear Marc, Thank you for your review. The road will always be a famous one and part of the total experience. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
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PRICE RANGE
US$294 - US$329 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKruger National ParkBalule Nature Reserve
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kurhula Wildlife Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Kurhula Wildlife Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Kurhula Wildlife Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Kurhula Wildlife Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Kurhula Wildlife Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kurhula Wildlife Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kurhula Wildlife Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Dutch, and Afrikaans.
Does Kurhula Wildlife Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.