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Bakubung Bush Lodge

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Bakubung Gate, Pilanesberg National Park 0316, South Africa
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a fun place! This lodge complex is located right at the edge of pilanesberg park, and is built around a little offshoot of the park with a watering hole so the animals from the park wander in, right in front of the lodge. In the morning we had wart hogs, okapi, monkeys, and hippos (though they were mostly under... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a really great time here with friends. The game drives were excellent and we managed to see all we wanted (the big 5) and more. Buffets made sure you never went hungry, and had the opportunity to watch elephants/ zebra/ hippo's at the watering hool, in the afternoon, with a beer in hand.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I decided to spend our first wedding anniversary at Bakubung, and we just loved it. The food was outstanding and experience phenomenal, in particular the Bush Dinner/Braai on the Saturday evening and the Bush walk with Jared and Francois. Jono the Game Ranger on our first trip in the park was also fantastic and informative. The room... More 

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Reisterstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My trip to Bakubung was a new experience. It was my first time in South Africa and this was the first stop. The reserve was very beautiful and breathtaking. Being able to drive onto the facility and see some of the animals was such a great sight before checking in. It definitely raised my excitement. The room was very well-kept... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went for a weekend safari trip It is already inside the park with a lake with gnus sleeping near the rooms. The rooms are very spacious and service was great. The lodge is much cheaper than nearby sun city and it is more romantic because of the natural setting. Safaris are included in the room rate

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bakubung is an excellent resort in the Pilanesberg game reserve. The rooms are large, luxurious and comfortable. Special mention for the food which is outstanding and the game drives which are also well arranged and happen twice a day. Plan to spend atleast 2-3 days to really soak in the place and enjoy a relaxed holiday. Wifi is not complimentary... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bakubung Bush Lodge has nice rooms, excellent game drives, and the food is fine. They have their own water hole that draws all kinds of animals, including elephants. The lodge is a big establishment. There are lots of people around, and the dining areas are noisy. You do not have the feeling of intimacy with nature as you do... More 

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Johannesburg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a couple of nights here recently. Very good indeed. Food was excellentand plentiful. Our game drives saw an awful lot. We particularly liked the jackals trying to sneak some meat from a lion kill. Staff are helpful and out of season the price was pretty competitive.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Toilet blocked upon arrival. Phone in room does not work. Game drives too late in the mornings.Only get back after 11.30 Told by staff if you are unhappy go onto Trip Advisor. Poor around level of satisfaction and value for money

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

O had the most fun here it was soo beautiful and peaceful. Great room and lovely views.. the staff was great as well. The game drives have been well organized with talented ppl to drive u. Who tell u lots of stuff. Ots really educational. Everyone who go to south Africa must try it. The food is good too though... More 

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