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Bakubung Bush Lodge

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Bakubung Gate, Pilanesberg National Park 0316, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Always a treat to visit to Bakubung. Facilities are top notch, always clean and staff friendly. Restaurant has great views with game often visiting. This time Elephants and Jackel were our highlights. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

With Bakubung, you stay right in the middle of a national park. The property is well guarded and properly fenced. You come towards the window and you can see animals after the fence. Its a sight to watch. Every morning you have Game Reserve drives where they take you and show you wild animals and their habitats. You'll always have... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent 4 nights form 29 September. As usual had a great time. A highlight was that on the Thursday morning drive, we saw all the Big 5 within 2 ½ hours. Had a great meal in the restaurant. Saw elephant swimming in the waterhole in front of the lodge.

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Potchefstroom, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in unit 233 and had an absolute lovely stay! The unit was VERY well equipped, we especially liked the gas braai facilities, which came in very handy when you're tired after a long day's game drive! One addition that might be welcome, is an aircon (however, there are fans in every room), as I can imagine that in... More

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bakubung Bush Lodge is a luxury vacation spot in the middle of a large African reserve. The accommodations are excellent. The food is wonderful. The service is prompt (except check out). And you can take a game drive through the reserve to see Africa's animals. Unless you have been to Botswana or other real wilderness areas, you probably won't... More

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Johannesburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent 3 nights at Bakubung from 24 - 27 Sep. We were 4 friends who celebrated my birthday. Stayed in rooms 127 & 131. The rooms are spacious with 2 double beds & a small balcony since we were upstairs. Small issue in that the aircon in our room was blowing hot air when we arrived. Reported it immediately &... More

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Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's an absolutely beautiful setting. The chalets are really comfy, and every staff member I interacted with was incredibly friendly and helpful. We had breakfast at the restaurant once, and it was lovely. The cocktails by the pool were also delicious! We mostly drove ourselves around the gamepark but joined one of the guided tours one morning, which meant we... More

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Johannseburg SA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The resort looks lovely despite the construction going on. The timeshare chalet 411 was updated recently and looks good. There were a few small items that needed attention (Noisy sleeper couch, bouncy mattress in main bedroom) but the cleaning service and general maintenance was good. I do hope they plant a few more trees in the horseshoe. After 25 years... More

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first safari started off a 2 week holiday to South Africa. We were recommended Pilanesberg by family and found Bakubung a great place to stay. The rooms were excellent, Evening meals and breakfast had great choice. But best of all were the game drives from the lodge. We saw many animals, but for just missing a leopard on two... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently visited bakubung on a couples weekend away. I found the staff very rude, the rooms old, the pool was next to a construction site (which meant loud drilling all weekend) and overall a disappointing experience. The location is however perfect with easy access to the park. Think twice before staying here!

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Address: Bakubung Gate, Pilanesberg National Park 0316, South Africa
Location: South Africa > North-West Province > Pilanesberg National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Bakubung Bush Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 76
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