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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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Sandton
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We recently had the opportunity to stay at Bakubung Bush Lodge. We planned to arrive on oyur BMW 1200 GS Adventure and the Lodge offered to escort us from the gate to the Lodge as we were traveling through the Pilansberg Game reserve. Certainly a nice touch! Great accommodation but the restaurant is a bit overpriced and seems to be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Bakubung Bush Lodge is a special place. From the courteous and helpful staff to the amazing game drives daily, this is a terrific place to stay while enjoying Pilanesburg Park. One particular game driver, Nicki, was spectacular in her ability to spot wildlife and her informative commentary. The accommodations will meet your needs and I highly recommend a stay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place and the best bush lodge in the Pilanesberg Park, hardly 15 minutes drive from Sun City. The game drives leaves from the reception and are conducted very nicely by the rangers. The staff is very nice, polite, professional, and helpful. They are very accommodating. The rooms are very clean, modern, full of amenities. Free WiFi... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent the weekend at Bakubung. Must say its a game lodge experience of a lifetime. The boma dinner is a must and early morning game drive was a great experience!! Had a few issues with my initial room but in true five star fashion we were promptly relocated. Special thanks to Kabelo (Front desk), Koketso ( Front office manager) and... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

SAFARI SAFARI SAFARI!!!!!!!! Very close to Sun City. However, At least 1 night over here is a great experience. Nice Clean rooms, Less Light, Limited Wifi, however all this is between Pilanesberg is amazing. Can see animals early morning from the room itself. they Conduct good safaris and Safari guide tries really hard to show you the Big FIVE

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Copenhagen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rooms at Bakubang are really fine, but rather basic. Most rooms have a view of the waterhole, however note that the view from most first floor rooms are obstructed by trees. We were given a room in the building to the right of the reception, but apparently due to the ventilation system the room was rather noisy around the clock.... More 

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Dallas, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

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 

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