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About Buhala Lodge

Buhala Lodge is an enchanting five star colonial style thatch roof lodge, situated on the Southern banks of the Crocodile River. The ample outdoor 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 many other species such as a variety of antelope.The lodge is a family owned and run business which focuses on guest comfort and relaxation paired with all the luxury you would expect.A fully licensed restaurant and bar is situated at the main building. Buhala Lodge is well known for fine cuisine and our exceptional wine list showcasing only the finest South African wines. Meals are served either al fresco on our veranda, or in our gracious dining room and the whole ambiance is one of casual elegance. Dinners are served in the form of a three course meal with daily menu changes. An a la cart menu is available for light lunches. Our guests have the rare opportunity to play golf at the exclusive Leopard Creek Golf Course. The golf course, usually reserved for members only, offers players a wildlife experience while challenging their golfing skills on South Africa’s number one golf course.Safari’s into the Kruger National Park are arranged and done by our very experienced guide. Early morning walks and even night drives can also be arranged as well as any and all transfers that might be needed.Our open deck bush spa with sweeping views over the Kruger National Park and the Crocodile River, provide a selection of treatments for those who wish to relax after a long day.Our rooms are divided into four room types namely Standard rooms, Kruger Park River rooms, Kruger Park Balcony rooms and Elephant Garden suites. All the rooms are beautifully furnished and can accommodate two guests each. The rooms all have tea / coffee making facilities as well as en-suite bathrooms with free standing showers. The Standard rooms have views over the gardens and mountains while the other room types have views over the Kruger National Park and the Crocodile River.

Safari: Full day safaris done by our own guide with our open safari vehicle. Safaris are done in the Kruger National Park.

Spa: Our little bush spa overlooks the Kruger National Park and the Crocodile River and with the selection of treatments makes for the perfect way to relax after a long day.

Golf: - Access to Leopard Creek Golf Course - South Africa's best golf course - Kambaku Golf Club a short drive away - Skukuza Golf Club, situated inside the Kruger National Park

Wedding Venues: We cater for weddings of up to 50 guests. Ceremony takes place on our beautiful viewing deck underneath the sausage tree and the three course dinner for the reception, takes place on our outdoor veranda overlooking the Park and the river.

Romantic: Beautiful Honeymoon suite with romantic four poster bed overlooking the Kruger National Park and the Crocodile River. Activities such as safari's and night drives are arranged. Romantic dinners are served by candle light under the stars.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 29 hours
  • Type: Lodge
  • Sleeps: 34
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Reviews: 5 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Swimming Pool
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • Portfolio Collection
  • AA Recommended
  • 5 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
  • AA Superior
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

When securing a booking, the following information need to supplied to Buhala Lodge;

- Guests full names (first and last name of all guests traveling)
- Guests nationality
- Emergency contact numbers (preferably a mobile phone)
- Estimated time of arrival (if possible)

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Reviews for Buhala Lodge

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Hannes Fourie, South Africa
17 October 2011

It was a wonderful time. The service, well, book and see for yourself - excellent. My wife and I will do it again. Very romantic evenings by candlelight and the Elephant Room was just what I wanted - private.

Ruby Chanock, South Africa
16 August 2009

Most beautiful lodge, wide open spaces, abundant wildlife and superb hospitality. Couldn't have asked for any better.Was sad to leave!

Leanie Louw, South Africa
06 March 2006

A beautiful but warm and homely house to stay in. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful and well trained. The food is absolutely superb and thanks to Sugar we also got breakfast in bed!

Margie Botha, South Africa
27 December 2005

Very enjoyable! Pleasant few days at a beautiful setting in a beautiful place with good food, good service, elegant rooms, good hosts - for sure a place to return to

Patricia Jones, South Africa
24 October 2005

I was very impressed with the friendly helpful staff and the overall layout and features of Buhala and would recommend it to all.It was a great weekend

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Buhala Lodge is 14km from the centre of Malelane , the nearest airport 59.5km (Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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