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.
**No Children under the age of 10 years allowed at the Lodge**
Our seventeen bedrooms are divided into four room types namely the Standard rooms, Kruger Park River rooms, Kruger Park Balcony rooms and the Elephant Garden suites. All our rooms are beautifully furnished with en-suite bathrooms and free standing showers.
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 licenced 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.
Our guests have the rare opportunity to play golf at the exclusive Leopard Creek Country Club. 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 variety of treatments for those who wish to relax after a long day.
Accommodation at Buhala Lodge
We have 17 bedrooms divided into the following categories;
- 6 x Standard rooms
- 5 x Kruger Park Balcony rooms
- 4 x Kruger Park River rooms
- 2 x Elephant Garden suites
Each room at Buhala Lodge is beautifully furnished in an elegant English colonial style. All the rooms are fully air conditioned for guests` comfort and have an en-suite bathroom including a free standing shower.
The Standard rooms are spacious rooms each with elegant decor. The rooms each have views over the gardens and the mountains and allow for very easy access to our outdoor veranda from where the amazing view may be enjoyed.
The Kruger Park River rooms each have large sliding glass doors that give the whole room a very open feel. The rooms all beautifully furnished in an elegant style and have views over the Kruger National Park and the Crocodile River.
The Kruger Park Balcony rooms each have their own private balcony from where the beautiful view of the Kruger National Park and the Crocodile River may be enjoyed. The private balcony is perfect for guests wanting to enjoy the view while relaxing with a cup of coffee.
The Elephant Garden suites are not situated at the main hotel but at the bottom of the garden. The two suites share a beautiful little splash pool which overlooks the Kruger National Park and the Crocodile River. Each suite has a private outdoor sitting area with beautiful views. Each suite also has an en-suite bathroom featuring an indoor and even an outdoor shower for the adventurous types.
All the rooms have tea and coffee making facilities.
Buhala Lodge Activities:
We have our own safari vehicle and guide and we do safaris into the Kruger National Park. Our very experienced guide is very knowledgeable and the safaris are always a treat (even if you don`t get the Big 5 every time). A variety of other activities are also available such as tiger fishing nearby and even Panorama route trips. Please feel free to ask our front office when making a booking about any available activities.
An open deck bush spa is also available on the property for pampers and treats such as massages, pedicures and manicures.
The Standard rooms are spacious rooms that have each been beautifully decorated. Each room is air conditioned for guests' comfort and each room has tea and coffee making facilities along with a view over the gardens and the mountains. Each room has a private en-suite bathroom.
The Kruger Park Balcony rooms are large rooms, individually decorated. Each room has large glass doors that give the whole room a very open feel. The rooms have views over the Kruger National Park and the Crocodile River and has tea and coffee making facilities as well as air conditioning and an en-suite bathroom.
The Kruger Park Balcony room have beautiful views over the Kruger National Park and the Crocodile River. Each room has a private balcony from where this view can be enjoyed in the privacy of your own bedroom. The rooms are all individually decorated and are air conditioned with tea and coffee making facilities.
The Elephant Garden suites are not situated at the main hotel but at the bottom of the garden. The two suites each have a private outdoor sitting area with beautiful views over the Kruger National Park and the Crocodile River. Each suite has a full bathroom including an outdoor shower for the adventurous types. The suites also share a beautiful little splash pool overlooking the Kruger National Park and the Crocodile River making it the ideal suites for two couples travelling together or a couple travelling with two adult children.
Buhala Lodge Activities:
We have our own safari vehicle and guide and we do game drives into the Kruger National Park. The drives start from 05:30 in the morning and we send a delicious packed breakfast along to enjoy in the bush. The drive returns to the lodge at 15:30 in time for our daily tea time offering.
Night drives done by the Kruger National Park and also arranged by us. They start from the Malelane Gate to the Park so guests will have to self drive to reach the gate. Early morning walks are also arranged by us and done by the Kruger National Park.
Other activities in the area include tiger fishing and even an interesting trip through a Swazi Village including dances and traditional food as well as a tour through the village.
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We recommend travelling with a light jacket if you are going on early morning safari.
Excellent service, friendly staff, beautiful room and view. The food was wonderful and we will definitely stay there again.
Guest Rating: (3 reviews)
Pestana Kruger Lodge will make you feel surrounded by nature at all time. Overlooks the Crocodile River and has 22 hectares of unspoilt African bush. Right next door to Malelane Gate, the most southern entrance to the Kruger National Park.
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