Safari in the Kruger National Park
Day safari with our private guide: No transfer required.
Night drives: drive starts from Malelane Gate (Transfer to/from not included).
Morning bush walk: starts from Malelane Gate (Transfer to/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.
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).
Geo Trail – Barberton
Examine a 3.2 billion year old beach deposit, so well defined you can see tidal intervals; trace fossilized bio mats in sandstone, the first signs of life on earth, piles of volcanic pillows, and volcanic hailstones preserved in dove-grey chert sediments. All of these and more are to be found at geo sites along the scenic road to Bulembu. Striking and informative roadside panels are installed along the 40km tarred road between Barberton and Swaziland. A dozen attractively landscaped geological lay-bys and viewpoints have been built, illustrating spectacularly how the earth evolved from a hot steaming lifeless planet to having an environment that supports life. It can be done as a self-drive trip and takes about 6 hours to complete. Information booklets regarding the trail are available from Barberton Community Tourism. There are no bathrooms on the trail (except at the border posts) and guests should bring their own drinks, snacks and appropriate clothing (hats, sunscreen).
A day trip enjoying the wonderful sights of the beautiful Panorama route. A guide will collect guests from the lodge at 06:00 in the morning and escort them to the following destinations; African Silk, Graskop, God’s Window, Potholes and the Three Rondawels. The tour includes as stop at Harrie’s Pancakes in Graskop for a delicious lunch (cost of lunch for guests own account).
Elephant Whispers – Hazyview
Elephant interactions offers guests the opportunity to get up close and personal with these beautiful animals. The normal interaction, including meeting with the elephant, exchanging trunk greetings, and feeding them tasty treats, lasts one hour. Alternatively, guests can also enjoy an hour and a half long tour which includes a “meet and greet” with them, as well as a ride on the elephants’ back, followed by a picnic lunch.
Tour times are 09:00, 12:00 and 16:00.
Skyway Trails – Hazyview
Experience the freedom of gliding over one of the last remaining natural forested valleys along the Sabie River adjacent to the Kruger National Park. The aerial cable trail takes you down into the valley basin, stopping along the way on a number of elevated platforms to admire the natural vegetation, birdlife and the views of the forest floor below. Each section of the trail varies in length from 70 to 230m linking a total of 10 platforms, making the total length of the trail 1.2km. Guests are accompanied by a fully qualified guide and will be taken to a local restaurant for a light meal afterwards (cost of lunch for guests own account). The trail takes approximately 2.5 hours long. Available times to be confirmed when booking is made.
Sudwala Caves – Nelspruit
Guests are collected at the lodge at 08:00 in the morning and transported to the caves. The caves are open for tours daily from 08:30 to 16:30. Standard tours through the caves last approximately 1 hour. After the tour, guests can head to a local restaurant for lunch (cost of lunch for guests own account). Guests will be taken back to Buhala Lodge after lunch.
Matsamo Cultural Village – Swaziland border
This village is approximately 45 minutes to an hour’s drive from Buhala Lodge. The living museum is situated in no-man’s land in between Swaziland and South Africa. Enjoy an introduction to the Swazi culture with traditional dances. Guests will be collected at Buhala Lodge at 11:00, enjoy the show and return at about 15:00. Lunch can be ordered from an a la carte menu (cost for guests own account).
Chimp Eden – Nelspruit
Situated within a Nature Reserve, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is home to chimps that have been misplaced from their natural habitats in Africa. Visit the sanctuary and meet the chimps (from a safe viewing point), and learn a bit more about their stories.
The tours are available daily except for Christmas Day. The tour starts at 12:00 and takes approximately 1 hour.
There is a restaurant on the premises where guests can enjoy a light meal and something to drink before or after the tour (for guests own account).
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.