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Bakubung Bush Lodge

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Bakubung Gate, Pilanesberg National Park 0316, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dallas, TX
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful property. It is on the edge of Pilanesberg Park, and you have to drive through part of the park to get to it. It's two minutes from one of the gates into the park, unlike some others where you have to drive for a while to find an entrance. The rooms are very clean, modern, full... More 

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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We recently went with my brother and his wife on a time share stay. We were very impressed. The two bed roomed serviced chalet we stayed in was right next to the game fence and we saw game walking past every day. (even an elephant) Had lunch in the restaurant and although service was slow (they had a large conference... More 

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Munich
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Staying here for the weekend - alone and far away from my family. Far away ? No, I got a new one here. Very nice and warm staff. The food is great and sitting at the open fire place right now I feel pretty stuffed. The rooms are very clean and bathrooms are very nice arranged. Very good selection of... More 

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Joel P, General Manager at Bakubung Bush Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Martin T Thank you very much for the wonderful feedback, It is always exciting to receive some positive feedback, We are extremely delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us. I have also noted special thanks to Dorah, she will be delighted to receive your kind comments. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This lodge was wonderful! The rooms were clean, the staff was friendly, the food was amazing, and the view was incredible! Three days was nowhere near long enough. The game drives were wonderful! I do not recommend using Pieter at Big Six Safaris to book, my best advice is to either book yourself, and find your own transportation from Johannesburg,... More 

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Joel P, General Manager at Bakubung Bush Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Skygirl1074 Thank you very much for your feedback, It is always delightful to receive some positive feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful stay with us. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Bakubung Bush Lodge. More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time at the Bakubung Bush lodge- with family. Stayed in the self catering rooms -clean , adequately furnished, well equipped for the cold night. Have adequate TV service. Had meals at the restaurant - a la carte in the evening. Food was well presented,tasty. For chocolate lovers - they have the best hot chocolate in South Africa. Staff were... More 

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Joel P, General Manager at Bakubung Bush Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Kuvochi Thank you very much for the positive feedback, We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and sorry that you could not extend your stay. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Bakubung Bush Lodge. Kind Regards More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went away with the family to Bakubung for four days from the 30th of April to the 3rd of May 2015. We stayed in the main hotel without a view behind the pool. Quite disappointing being on the African savanna with nothing to see from your room. The service was non-existent. Be prepared to fetch your own drinks and... More 

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Joel P, General Manager at Bakubung Bush Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Grant B We appreciate the time taken to post a review on Trip Advisor. We have noted your observations and thank you for the feedback. The concerns you raised have been conveyed to the relevant managers for corrective action, This is certainly not our standard. Please accept my sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused. We look forward to welcoming... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel seems to have undergone a renovation and rooms are great, refreshed. A pity they didnt think about redoing the bathroom properly as well, as basin etc seems old. Dinners are definitely disorganized, poor actually with the manager running around, not too keen to help when asking for a table although we reserved for that time. So just waited around... More 

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Joel P, General Manager at Bakubung Bush Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Gregory M We appreciate the time taken to post a review on Trip Advisor. I would like to thank you for the comprehensive feedback. The feedback will be shared with the relevant heads of departments for corrective action. Thank you for the positive feedback regarding the game drives. We are sad to learn that we did not meet your... More 

Reykjavik, Iceland
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75 reviews 75 reviews
23 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Here is the problem,.. when computer says no, service minded people with just average common sense figure out the workarounds. In the case of Bakubung Bush Lodge front desk people, that is not the case. Computer says no. On two occasions did they raise frustrations with me, of which the one was because I suggested that the “free” internet code... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Our stay was oké but we expected more from the hotel. I think it is overpriced for wat you get. Soap, coffee in the room was not restocked. Not even after asking three times! WiFi not zo good. Snacks in the room were thrown away (which was strange because it was mine). Be warned for the monkeys at the pool.... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Stayed one night during business trip break. I expected a lot for the price I paid but was disappointed. Check-in was confusing and the clerk put the wrong charge on my credit card. At check-out an attempt was made to charge me twice for my stay. The room was large and well furnished with a nice French Window onto the... More 

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