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Bakubung Bush Lodge

4.0 of 5 Bakubung Gate, Pilanesberg National Park 0316, South Africa
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bomoseen, Vermont
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Traveling with my son and husband in South Africa, this was our second lodge to visit, after staying 6 days outside of Kruger National Park. Naturally there were a lot of comparisons to Hazyveiw and Kruger during our stay here and our son said he loved both places, but Bakubung and Pilanesberg were his favorites! The lodge is situated inside... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our stay here was highly anticipated as we were travelling with two of our teenage children and we were very much looking forward to the view from the room and proximity to Pilanesberg Park. We had to book two rooms as the children were too old to be allowed to stay in the room with us, this made it an... More 

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Pune, India
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family stayed at the lodge in the last week of December. The game drive was perfect for our first safari experience. Our ranger was funny and informative and we thoroughly enjoyed it! Tip: Remember to "sign up" for the game drive (even if it is a part of your package). We weren't informed about that, and there was some... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all I would like to mention that we are a couple that have made several journeys and game-drives both by ourselves and with different lodges and that we are quite picky. In my opionion this is a very family friendly lodge! The lodge itself was totally fine and nicely decorated but a bit on the "big" side for... More 

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

I am South African but currently working overseas. My husband, 7 month daughter and I, along with friends of ours stayed at the lodge for the first week of Jan 2015. Wow is all I can say, you are surrounded by Pilanesberg National Park, with wild life coming right up to the fences. The staff were so helpful and friendly... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent location, beautiful, comfortable rooms. Enjoyed the Boma dinner, great selection of food and beautiful atmosphere. We had so much fun on the game drives, the game Rangers were very helpful and informative. Overall we had a fantastic experience and a great stay.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Start to Finnish, this was a FANTASTIC holiday. A stones through from Sun City with entry included in our pacage, Amazing safari experiences, Beautiful room overlooking the waterhole, the views are breathtaking. service was fantastic, Spa was incredible (try the African massage!) Incredible buffet...... just amazing! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The price seemed expensive but to have buffet breakfast and dinner included which was amazing with great quality and variety and a gaming tour each day included, it was very well worth it To sit and have a beer at the restuarant and see elephants and hippos come up to the fence was amazing. We loved sitting there and wondered... More 

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Torino, Italia
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Surrounded by the park, you can happen to swim in the pool with the elephant looking at you (or the other way around), or having breakfast with mummy-warthog and its puppies right beyond the fence. Meals are good quality and with a vast choice in buffet. The rooms maybe are a little bit smaller sized than the average in South... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for 3 nights over the new year period in one of the hotel rooms on the upper level of the 5xx block next to reception overlooking the swimming pool. The room was very clean and serviced every day, including a turndown service in the evenings. The rooms had good wifi, tea and coffee facilities, and all the usual tv... 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*
Number of rooms: 76
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