Buhala Lodge

Buhala Lodge is beautifully situated on the banks of the Crocodile River, the border of the Kruger National Park. The large, colonial style thatched building is elegantly furnished, the service, food and wine are excellent and the scenery is magnificent. 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 splendour it has to offer. Sip your sundowners and watch big game come down to drink at the river, whilst the friendly staff cater to your every whim. Elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, hippo, giraffe are all regulars. Over 200 species of birds have been recorded on the property.

This 5 star lodge has been extensively refurbished and new rooms added to the main building that offer uninterrupted views of the river and the Kruger National Park beyond. It offers an excellent base for a safari holiday in South Africa, exploring the nearby Kruger National Park. Guests at Buhala are able to play golf at the nearby Leopard Creek Golf Course.

Rooms at Buhala Lodge
The main lodge has fifteen elegant and spacious double/twin rooms, each with generous en suite bathroom and two with balconies. The two new garden suites in the ‘Elephant House’ overlook the river, with a splash pool. Each suite has it’s own verandah, and is equipped with television, a bar fridge and both an indoor and outdoor shower as well as a free-standing bath in the bedroom.

The food at Buhala is excellent, whatever you do make sure you eat your evening meal here, a superb 4 course meal and an extensive wine list will make this a dinner to savour.

Breakfast is served on the verandah with the keen-eyed staff spotting the game across the river for you – Binoculars supplied!

Guests of Buhala Lodge have the opportunity of playing South Africa’s No.2 golf course, Leopard Creek, which is only a short, drive away. For non-golfers, enjoy game drives into the Kruger National Park with the resident ranger in an open safari vehicle. Early morning walks in the Kruger, and night drives are available as an extra excursion.

Buhala is an ideal location from which to explore the Panorama Scenic Route and Pilgrim’s Rest and is only one hour from Swaziland & two hours from Maputo in Mozambique.

For more information about South Africa safari or golfing holidays, or staying at Buhala Lodge contact us here or call +44 208 249 5919 to speak to our South Africa holiday experts.


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Buhala Lodge Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • A la Carte Dining
  • Bar
  • En suite with separate shower
  • Game Drives in Kruger Park in Lodge Vehicle
  • Golf
  • Lounge with TV
  • Massages
  • Mini Bar (Elephant House only)

  • Plunge pool (Elephant House only)
  • Outdoor showers (Elephant House only)
  • Safe
  • Swimming pool
  • TV (Elephant House only)
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Viewing deck
  • Walks
  • Wifi