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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 1 week ago
WeirdoQiie Boksburg, 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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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Booked for one night, arrived at 2pm after long drive and told couldn't have room until 4pm. Front desk not overly welcoming. Had buffet lunch which was less than inspiring, and buffet very similar for dinner, with staff members who were just not interested at all. As it's half board I guess the tips are less than usual! Game drive... More

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Boksburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! It's amazing! If you're a nature lover, en love being near nature, this is your place to stay! Oh, and it's near Pilansberg National Park - a place to be when an animal and nature lover! Their restaurant is to die for, and I totally LOVE their milkshake, but don't forget to try their strawberry deceries!! ♡

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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I traveled with a group to South Africa for spring break and this was the best way to end our trip. We had an evening and morning game drive with Jared who was excellent- knowledgeable, patient with an energetic group, and just fun to explore the park with. Thank you! I hope to make it back.

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Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked for three children and adult and we were given a "family" room with two double beds. There was little room for the children to move or even play a card game. The tv broke down on the 2nd day and they could not repair it. The safe broke the first day and as they will not take responsibility for... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The shuttle disappointed us - we had to call as they did not come on the set times. Reception disappointed as they were unfriendly. Game drive excellent. Food & Beverage above average. Management visibility poor.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a long weekend at Bakubung Bush Lodge. It was our first stay there but we will probably not go back. Being used to smaller, more private and intimate bush lodges, Bakubung was far too big for us (approx. 90 rooms in total). Athough the rooms were nice and the food excellent, we did not get the feeling of... More

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful environmenst. I do realize that sometimes a safari cannot go out (weather). In that case the front desk is NOT HELPFUL and does nothing to help us find things to do. Just something would help. No Tree tour or Bird tour or anything like complementary ride to sun city. We are a captured audience.

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Trivolzio, Italy
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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Great place , great views , friendly people and plenty of wild animals around. The rooms are very clean ( as everything else in the lodge ) . Price is fair ( but the ratio value/price is high ) . Good for families (even with small children) , but I fear that a week might be too much . Better... More

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Wakefield
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

My wife and I were working in Jo'burg at the same time so we took the opportunity to stay over for a weekend with our daughter (who was 4 at the time). Bakubung was easy to get to (via a stop off at the Lion Park), as my daughter was not old enough to go on the tours, we arranged... More

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Kerava, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We stayed 3 days in the Lodge. The whole environment was very relaxing and nice. All food: breakfast, lunch and dinner were very good. We did 4 drives in the park and every one of those were good. We saw several times lions: one couple on young males very near by. We saw also and old female, which was roaring... More

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Also Known As:
Bakubung Bush Hotel Pilanesberg National Park
Bakubung Bush Hotel
Address: Bakubung Gate, Pilanesberg National Park 0316, South Africa
Location: South Africa > North-West Province > Pilanesberg National Park
Amenities:
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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 hotels in Pilanesberg National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Bakubung Bush Lodge 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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