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Kurhula Wildlife Lodge
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Minsk, Belarus
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

It was a best hotel in our trip in SA. The atmosphere like in one big family! The food were very delicious. Bungalow very clean and tidy. Kim and Sander is very friendly and polite. Very enjoyable place. We will come back, no doubt!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Wateringen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 13 March 2014

Great lodge on the olifantsriver. Great view, from your terras you can see the hippo's walking in the river. Very friendly people. Delisious food. price/quality is top. The road to the lodge is a problem for very low cars.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ostend, Belgium
1 review
Reviewed 3 March 2014

The lodge itself was very nice and the location was also superb! The service provided was also top of the bill and the people there were really very friendly!

Also a nice bonus was that our car was washed every day by the staff for free.

I would highly recommend this venue.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Espoo, Finland
1 review
Reviewed 23 February 2014

We stayed in Kurhula Lodge for 6 nights. Owner couple were friendly and helpful and we got very personal service. With the help of their knowledge we had amazing holiday in Kruger area, and Mozambique. The cottages and lodge area with pool was clean and lovely, food was made from local organic ingredients and it was excellent.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Gemenos, France
1 review
Reviewed 5 January 2014

We spent two nights in the lodge with our 5 chidren and it was wonderful. Il was the location in South Africa that they and we prefered. Kim and Sander are so nice and helpful. The food was very good. The Swimming pool is small but so great in nature in front of the river and animals, and only for us.
very lovely place !!!Tthank tou very much for your welcoming.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

"Come as a guest and leave as a friend. Kurhula, a place you want to stay! " That are the words on the website. And that was exactly our experience. Kim and Sander have created a wonderful place where you feel at home. We have been here for a week and every day was just perfect. We received really good advise for excursions and specifically enjoyed the excellent cuisine. Kim is a great cook and passionate storyteller and really cares about her guests. Sander is a very gentle and humble human being who fulfilled his dream in life with Kurhula and living in Africa. An inspiration for everybody. If you are not looking for a "touristy" place, this is the place to go. Thank you so much for your amazing hospitality. Christa&Axel

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 November 2013

This place was just awesome, and i had a really great time there. Beautyfull quit place with nice people and the food was amazing. Perfect place to stay with a 10+ service. I really recommend this to all.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Kurhula Wildlife Lodge
Address: Parsons Nature Reserve, plot no. 25 | PO Box 1929, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Balule Nature Reserve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Balule Nature Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Kurhula Wildlife Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kurhula Wildlife Lodge is situated on the banks of the Olifants River in Balule, Parsons Nature Reserve. Balule Private Nature Reserve borders the Kruger Nation Park. Most of the fences between the Kruger Park and bordering private nature reserves have been removed so animals can move around freely. From Kurhula Wildlife Lodge you can acces the Kruger Park for a day trip via the Phalaborwa ((1 hour drive) or Orpen gate (1.5 hour drive). Kurhula Wildlife Lodge is particularly valued for its high personal service, excellent home cooked cuisine and beautiful surroundings. Our aim is not to show our guests the Big Five, but to educate them about the synergy between animals, flora and human being. The best of ‘in the heart of nature’ in combination with western comforts, contributes to a unique experience! ... more   less 
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