Ratings based on 8 Verified Reviews
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
by Brian from New York
Pleasant enough but not what we were looking forPosted Jun 10, 2014 on Hotels
Let me start out by saying that the owners, Sander and Kim, are very nice, funny, and interesting people and I enjoyed getting to know a bit about them. Both are very knowledgeable, and my wife and I learned a lot. The food they prepared was also very good, in my opinion, particularly the kudu carpaccio and the sticky toffee pudding. The problem with dining is that you don't really have options--Kim picks the menu. But now on to why only 3 stars: the location is relatively poor for game viewing (i.e. wildlife sightings). I had read that Balule was one of the better private reserves, but while that may be true, the lodge's location at the top of the park means its removed from significant game. Moreover, the bush is VERY thick, making sightings challenging, at best. I felt that Kurhula's website marketed a different level of game viewing experience, and I had significantly higher expectations. You have a very slim chance of seeing the Big Five without going into Kruger (a 2+ hour drive each way, including 13km on a TERRIBLE gravel/dirt/bumps road). So, I really left with mixed feelings. If you're on any kind of time constraints for your safari experience, I'd have to recommend that you stay elsewhere, such as inside the lower part of Kruger. That is especially key since your best chances for Big Five sightings is at sunrise. If you have time to kill and just want to relax and hope that some animals come by, however, this is a dynamite place and excellent value.
by A verified traveler from Australia/Brazil
Kurhula is the place to stay!Posted Dec 26, 2011 on Hotels
I have to start saying about the HIGH class service provided by Kim and Sander (the owners). You arrive as a guest and you leave as a friend!!!! Sander gave us full support since we arrived in Hoesdpuit. Everything went perfect: from the hospitallity to the game drives (make sure you include a game drive with Keith) .We were contemplated with a Hippo visiting the lodge on the following morning. K & S will teach you a lesson about the region and help you to find the best to do (for a very good price) in Parsons and Kruger Park. Kim has a God given talent for cooking. Every night we tasted excelent dishes (which includes the African BBQ as our farewell). We were falling in love for the Kurhula lodge and this is definitely a place we recomment to stay and for sure we are planning to visit them again!!!!
by A verified traveler from iran
regardingPosted Nov 22, 2011 on Hotels
this hotel is located in a very beautiful view but we have 13 km very bad roud to get to the hotel very friendly place & good food
for Couplesby A verified traveler from Zelienople, PA
Located in the bush of South Africa - North West Greater KruegerPosted Sep 16, 2011
Wonderful accommodations and the hospitality of the owners was exceptional. Gourmet meals and complete comfort. The lodge is located in the bush of South Africa. If you are looking for the adventure of being surrounded by the wild this is the place. You are safe but still in the bush. There are no shopping malls or other tourist attractions near the lodge, just the excitement of being in a land that is still wild and untamed. I would highly recommend this to anyone that loves the outdoors and the animal kingdom. Both my wife and I felt safe at all times and enjoyed ourselves immensely.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from buenis Aires - Argentina
Excelente lodgePosted May 3, 2017
El lugar atendido x sus dueños, Kim y Sander, es todo lo q el viajero aventurero puede desear. El lodge ofrece desayuno y cena, de muy buena calidad y variedad. Comida muy estilo Gourmet, para disfrutar en Compañía con el resto de los huéspedes. Hermoso parque delineado x un río, con deck y sillones para disfrutar mañanas o tardes, esperando contar con la visita de elefantes, baboons o cualquier otro animal q este por ahí de paso. Las habitaciones e instalaciones la del Lugar están decoradas con extraordinario gusto y cuidando los detalles Excelente experiencia.
by Michel from France
A recommanderPosted Nov 8, 2014 on Hotels
Lodge conviviale et tres simpatique avec vue magnifique sur une riviere et des animaux sauvages. Endroit calme dans la nature, possibiliter de faire des safari Chambres et salle de bain propres et fonctionnelle, sauf un souci de wifi que nous avons rencontrer. Les proprietaires et le personnel et tres accuillant! Pour l'accès prevoir un véhicule SUV ou 4x4
for Everyoneby Beate from Bayern
Wunderschöne Lage mitten im BuschPosted Sep 14, 2012
Pros: Lage, Herzlichkeit der Menschen
Location: Ausgezeichnet, aber Schotterpiste
Wunderschön gelegene kleine Loge, direkt am Olifant-River, sehr freundliche, herzliche Besitzer, die einem jeden Wunsch erfüllen. Wir haben uns drei Tage bei Kim und Sander sehr wohl gefühlt, das Essen war großartig, die Safari mit Sander in den Krüger-Park war ein tolles Erlebnis - wir würden jederzeit wiederkommen! Etwas muss man in Kauf nehmen: ein paar km Schotterpiste, bei der ein SUV 4x4 zu empfehlen ist! Wenn man aber da ist, dann ist man wirklich im "Busch"! Ein super Beginn unserer Südafrika-Reise.
for Couplesby A verified traveler from Berlin, Deutschland
Mitten im BuschPosted Apr 28, 2011
Wer abgelegen im Busch am Olifants River sein Safari Feeling bekommen möchte, der ist hier absolut richtig. Kim und Sander sind die besten Gastgeber, die man sich wünschen kann. Frühstück und Dinner auf der Terasse sind hervorragend. Zum Krüger Park (Orpans Gate) sind es mit dem Auto ca. 80 min.