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Bakubung Bush Lodge

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Bakubung Gate, Pilanesberg National Park 0316, South Africa
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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed in the time share chalets at Bakubung in July. We found them to be clean and well furnished, although the living area was a bit small. Bakubung is a beautiful lodge situated right at a waterhole. At night we sighted African Civet at the waterhole and a herd of elephants came to the lower waterhole one afternoon -... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the real highlights of our South Africa trip, the stay and the safari organized by "the people of the Hippo" was excellent. Rooms are classical high-ceiling , thatched with all amenities ( like free Wi-Fi). Breakfast spread was amazing with live counters for eggs and pancakes. Safari guides were well informed and friendly and we managed to see... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow loved the idea of staying so close to the animals the safari we went on we saw 1 of 2 leopards on the whole reserve don't leave your door open as monkeys will raid mini bar as upstairs found out morning safari is best early get up but worth it

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

“People of the Hippo”, or Bakubung is set in the crater of an extinct volcano in the Pilanesberg National Park. This “malaria-free” park offers the perfect family get-away. We combined our visit to Pilanesberg by staying at the Bakubung Lodge for a couple of nights and then moved 10 minutes down the road to The Palace of the Lost City... More

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we love this lodge.. we have booked up 4 rooms in a row.. fun.. we can open the balcony doors to talk to each others. I have watched the sun raise from my room .. very pretty.. and they have coffee and tea u can make ur own.. the water from the tab cannot be drink,as that is in yellow..... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bakubung is for good reason our favorite wildlife resort/lodge! Coming back to this special place really is great! Its home away from home- the staff are friendly ,helpfull and proffesional! The rooms are very neat, with 2 double beds in each room - more than enough space!!! We had ground floor rooms ( perfect for children) with sliding doors leading... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bakubung Bush Lodge is situated in Pilanesberg National Park, not far from Johannesburg. It’s surrounded by beautiful scenery and visited frequently by animals at the waterhole located within the lodge. When we stayed at Bakubung Bush Lodge, it was our first safari in South Africa. We spent 5 nights here and had a wonderful time. We stayed in the hotel... More

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Kolkata, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an amazingly well-maintained lodge. Truly first-class, it leaves no stone unturned to please its customers and leave a mark in our minds. Luxurious and elaborate, the rooms are quite huge. We were living in the rooms (and not in the cottages) and these rooms are adequately equipped with TVs and modern toilets. The balconies open to an open... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As part of a packaged tour( Dynasty Tours from Singapore), I was not expecting decent but not great hotels but for the entire tour we had great accommodations. Bakubung lodge in Pilansberg, though remotely situated, i was an amazing place to spend 2 night. We had breakfast and dinner in the lodge which were sumptious and varied and with beautiful... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Well worth it. Beautiful place, very clean, and the dinner and breakfast were first rate. The game drive was fun and the Pilanesberg mountains are beautiful. The only problem we had was that we found the turn-off to get there was a little hard to find and that the bathroom is somewhat integrated in the bedroom. With two teenage boys... More

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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*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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A mere two-hour drive from the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg and ten minutes from Sun City, lies a place of breathtaking beauty and serenity. A place called Bakubung Bush Lodge. Concealed in the rich expanses of the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park, Bakubung, or "People of the Hippo", offers guests everything they need to get in touch with the bush. ... more   less 
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