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Bakubung Bush Lodge

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Bakubung Gate, Pilanesberg National Park 0316, South Africa
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Western Cape, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's an absolutely beautiful setting. The chalets are really comfy, and every staff member I interacted with was incredibly friendly and helpful. We had breakfast at the restaurant once, and it was lovely. The cocktails by the pool were also delicious! We mostly drove ourselves around the gamepark but joined one of the guided tours one morning, which meant we... More

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Johannseburg SA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The resort looks lovely despite the construction going on. The timeshare chalet 411 was updated recently and looks good. There were a few small items that needed attention (Noisy sleeper couch, bouncy mattress in main bedroom) but the cleaning service and general maintenance was good. I do hope they plant a few more trees in the horseshoe. After 25 years... More

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first safari started off a 2 week holiday to South Africa. We were recommended Pilanesberg by family and found Bakubung a great place to stay. The rooms were excellent, Evening meals and breakfast had great choice. But best of all were the game drives from the lodge. We saw many animals, but for just missing a leopard on two... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently visited bakubung on a couples weekend away. I found the staff very rude, the rooms old, the pool was next to a construction site (which meant loud drilling all weekend) and overall a disappointing experience. The location is however perfect with easy access to the park. Think twice before staying here!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed for 2 nights. Very easy to access from Johannesburg. Beautiful setting, with game wandering close to the Lodge. Excellent service from staff at check-in, dining and game drives. I stayed in the apartment-style accommodation which was pleasant, just found the airconditioning a bit too loud at night. The stand-alone houses look fantastic. There was ample choice of vegetarian... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

excellent family lodge, excellent value and great service. internet works really well. yes it's not a true bush experience but it's still a great experince. lots of lion sightings, a leopard and lots of rhinos. worth every penny.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second time at Bukubung Bush Lodge and I must say I enjoyed it this time around. The game drive was particularly memorable as I saw many animals that I missed during my first visit last year...including a lion eating its kill. I also loved the rooms as well as the lodge's other facilities. My only gripe was... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bakubung is wonderfully located in the, Pilansberg. Rooms are good, nice and clean, with all amenities. The game drive was fantastic. The only compliant I would have is the terrible service from the restaurant staff. They are rude, unfriendly and unhelpful. I suggest management send their staff on some hospitality training.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Accommodation: the room was well equipped but rather crammed as a result of the two double beds. Don't expect too much privacy - walls are thin and conversations travel. We stayed on the ground floor but I would suggest first floor for privacy if you have to do the hotel. Timeshare units would be much better. Restaurant: we had no... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

1. The bush braai was the highlight (only on Saturday night). Awesome experience overall. However, the food got over and we were told 'sorry no more food'. No empathy nor trying to get more nor make arrangements at the hotel restaurant or arranging for some eats. We went hungry for food but full with the experience. 2. The staff at... 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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