Buhala Lodge

est. 1995



Perfectly positioned on the southern banks of the Crocodile River, our five star lodge overlooks the Kruger National Park and offers a new perspective on classic colonial comfort. The enchanting family-run lodge is the perfect location to escape your busy everyday life and enjoy all the African bush has to offer. Our focus is to provide you with the ultimate five star wildlife experience while ensuring all the comforts of home.

Guests can sit back and spot the big five from the comfort of their own luxury room, play a round of golf at the exclusive Leopard Creek Country Club, enjoy a safari in the Kruger National Park with your own guide or simply take a dip in the pool after a massage in our bush spa. The generous outdoor areas ensure you have the perfect opportunity to relax while you admire the breathtaking views. The Big 5 are frequent visitors along with hippo, crocodile and many antelope species.

Meals are served either al fresco on our veranda, in our gracious dining room or under the stars. The ambience is one of casual elegance. We pride ourselves on offering delicious cuisine along with the finest South African wines.

The lodge is in close proximity to Mozambique, Swaziland and the Malelane Gate into the Kruger National Park, which makes us the perfect place to stop. With secure parking, wifi and tons of open space, Buhala Lodge is the perfect getaway for those seeking isolation from the busy world.

Our Rooms

Eighteen individually decorated luxury rooms with breath-taking views of either the tranquil gardens or the Kruger National Park. Every room is air-conditioned and comes with tea and coffee making facilities. 

Our Services

Front Desk

Check in time from 14:00 until 18:00 (unless otherwise arranged).
Office hours from 06:30 until 18:00 daily


Breakfast is served from 07:00 – 10:00.
Lunch is served from 12:00 – 14:00.
Tea and coffee is served from 15:30 – 16:30 and includes delicious freshly baked goods.
Dinners are served from 18:30 – 20:30 daily.
Special dietary requirements need to be communicated before arrival
(requests such as vegetarianism)


Cool off in our large pool while you spot some wildlife and enjoy a drink.

Free Wifi
Daily Housekeeping
Secure Parking and Transfers

Weddings at Buhala Lodge

Book all 18 rooms and pay no venue hiring fee. We offer catering for up to 50 guests and our facilities include a bar, wine room, an indoor and outdoor lounge, large veranda, indoor and outdoor dining areas, a viewing deck and pool. The venue also offers numerous photographic locations to capture the special day. 

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We offer golf at the exclusive Leopard Creek Golf Course and many other nearby courses such as Malelane Golf Course and Kambaku Golf Course at Komatipoort.
(golf is subject to availability)

Safari in the Kruger National Park

Day safari with our private guide. (No transfer required.)
Night drives: drive starts from Malelane Gate. (Transfer to and from not included.)
Morning bush walk: starts from Malelane Gate. (Transfer to and from not included.)


Indulge in ultimate relaxation and enjoy an array of spa treatments in our tranquil bush spa overlooking the Crocodile River. Unwind and enjoy a selection of treatments including
a back and neck massage
or a full body hot rock massage.

Tiger Fishing in Komatipoort

Elephant Whispers in Hazyview 

Sudwala Caves in Nelspruit

Skyway Trails in Hazyview

Panorama Route

Chimp Eden in Nelspruit

Geo Trail in Barberton

Matsamo Cultural Village on the Swaziland Border

Note: Neither Buhala Lodge, its owners or staff can be held responsible in any way for any loss or damage to property, or injuries of any nature to guests. All activities are entirely at guests’ own risk! Transfers to and from activities can be done by Buhala Lodge at a surcharge. Should you wish to self drive in the Kruger National Park, please be sure to book a day pass which will guarantee your entrance. Please go to www.sanparks.org and follow the instructions on reserving your entry pass.

It is no doubt our most unforgettable weekend experience. What a privilege, what a pleasure, what a joy, what a blessing… Thanks to everyone at Buhala for contributing to this privilege and magical experience.
James & Theresa, December 2020

*All wildlife images are captured by our private guide Shaun Etsebeth


Book and stay between now and September 30th 2021 and receive a massive 25% discount!

Contact our reservations office to find out more!

T’s and C’s apply.