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Buhala Lodge

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Outdoor pool, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, sun loungers
Suite, River View | Terrace/patio

Overview of Buhala Lodge

Buhala Lodge

5.0 star property
Luxury lodge in Nkomazi with outdoor pool and restaurant

9,2/10 Superb

18 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
12km Beyond Malelane, N4 Highway, Kruger National Park, Nkomazi, Mpumalanga, 1320

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Kruger National Park - 25 min drive

Getting around

  • Nelspruit (MQP-Kruger Mpumalanga Intl.) - 59 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Buhala Lodge

Buhala Lodge offers an airport shuttle (available on request) for ZAR 1400 per person one-way. Guests indulge in hot stone massages, then grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. An outdoor pool, a bar/lounge, and a terrace are other highlights at this luxurious lodge. Fellow travelers say good things about the breakfast and location.


Afrikaans, English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
At check-in, guests must provide either a negative COVID-19 test result or a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
Negative COVID-19 test result requirement applies to all guests aged 10 and up, and test must have been administered no more than 48 hours prior to check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 18 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions
  • At check-in, guests must provide either a negative COVID-19 test result or a record of full COVID-19 vaccination

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 6 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • At check-in, guests must provide either a negative COVID-19 test result or a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
  • Negative COVID-19 test result requirement applies to all guests aged 10 and up, and test must have been administered no more than 48 hours prior to check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite extended parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle from 7 AM to 6 PM*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast each morning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Safari nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Pool loungers


  • Built in 1994
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • 18 holes of golf
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • Afrikaans
  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Electric kettle
  • Bathrobes

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include hot stone massages and massages.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 1400 per person (one-way)

Children & extra beds

  • Airport shuttle service for children up to age 14 costs ZAR 1400 (one-way)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

At check-in, guests must provide either a negative COVID-19 test result or a record of full COVID-19 vaccination.

The negative COVID-19 test result requirement applies to all guests aged 10 and up, and the test must have been administered no more than 48 hours prior to check-in.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
<p>Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. </p> <p>This property does not have elevators. </p><p>This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

Buhala Game
Buhala Lodge Hectorspruit
Buhala Game Lodge Malelane
Buhala Game Malelane
Buhala Lodge Malelane
Buhala Lodge
Buhala Malelane
Buhala Hectorspruit
Buhala Lodge Lodge
Buhala Lodge Nkomazi
Buhala Lodge Lodge Nkomazi

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Buhala Lodge?
This property confirms that guests must provide documentation related to COVID-19 at check-in. Furthermore, disinfectant is used to clean the property, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Buhala Lodge?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Buhala Lodge?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Buhala Lodge?
Yes, there's free self and extended parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Buhala Lodge?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 7 AM to 6 PM on request. The charge is ZAR 1400 per person one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Buhala Lodge?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM.
What is there to do at Buhala Lodge and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like mountain biking and hiking. Additional recreation onsite includes game viewing. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the lodge's other amenities, which include spa services and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Buhala Lodge?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
What's the area around Buhala Lodge like?
Buhala Lodge is located by the river. Popular attractions include Kruger National Park, which is 25 minutes away by car. Travelers say this lodge is in a good location.







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Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Good

Great location!
Fantastic staff and great owners. The food was awesome. The place needs updating and maintenance as well as a thorough cleaning. I later stayed at the Kruger Gate Hotel which had more amenities, free meals, cleaner and much cheaper.
Brian, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Incredible view
Quiet beautiful room with a splash pool on the river, we were greeted by a heard of elephants meters away
G, 3-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing experience
Great hospitality and breathtaking views. Awesome
Tiamiyu, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Wonderful experience but!!!!!
We spent 2 nights at Bhula primary to enable us to play golf at Leopards Creek, however we took advantage of a couple of game drives our guide Pat was truly amazing and Sean so helpful thanks guys for fab memories. The lodge whilst physically in the Kruger is on the edge and you have to drive to Malelane Gate approx 15mins. The staff are wonderful and so helpful if there was one fault it would be the quality and choice of the evening meal I sent my salmon back because it was raw the same piece came back recooked this should never happen under any circumstances
Paul, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Perfectly Awesome!!! Shawn and Marji along Tuckeee are the best. Spent 5 days and loved everything. Just what we wanted - a high end lodge in a perfect setting!
JAMES, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

From the moment we arrived we were welcomed as if we were family. Marjie and Erica were fabulous and the entire staff went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable and well fed. From our room we watched crocodiles and hippos enjoying the river, an elephant visited the riverbank, kudus and bushbuck were everywhere. We enjoyed wonderful massages in a tent overlooking the Crocodile River and Sean, the guide took us on a wonderful tour of the panorama route. This is a lovely spot with wonderful staff.
2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice safari lodge facing the river and KNP
We had a wonderful weekend stay at Buhala Lodge. Breakfast and dinner were tasty and served in the dinning room which opens into the garden and to the crocodile river. Beautiful location near the Malelane gate. The lodge offers golf in the surrounding courses and safari drives in the KNP. We were extremely happy with our stay
Paulo, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Miss it... :) Beautiful place. Peacefull. I'm still in South Africa and thinking to going back tomorrow for 2 days. :)
Rob, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Luxury of afternoon tea while watching elephants
Loved the afternoon tea and scones while watching elephants and giraffes come down to river to drink. You can sit in room balcony using wifi to broadcast photos to your friends at home or if feeling social you can join others on back deck as sun goes down. Dinner has great options for both meat eaters and vegetarians. Room peaceful and bubble bath a relaxing way to get dust of Kruger safari off. (Staff helpful in setting up safari rides in park if you don't want to self-drive.) You drive through a commercial papaya grove to get to the property adding an air of adventure. Mistakenly parked under mulberry-like tree. Staff kindly washed car before we left demonstrating the high level of service. Highly recommend for relaxing getaway.
JG, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A real find - gem guest house
Had a fantastic two night stay with some co workers during a trip to South Africa for a conference. This place was a real gem, great place situated directly on the crocodile river which borders Kruger National Park. It is located just minutes from the gate. The rooms were wonderful and the food was five star. We had breakfast and dinners each day which were served el fresco on a beautiful patio overlooking the river. This place is perfect for couples, small groups and I would definitely return with my family.
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