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Bakubung Bush Lodge

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The accomodation we took was beautiful and very luxurious (executive king room). The staff were not friendly and really not helpful. There were multiple complaints brought both by the tenants and myself to the reception. I was disgusted by the attitude of their game drivers. We went on two game drives though we could have gone for 4. The first... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Best lodge every the guides are knowledge and the bush walks the best I have every been on the head guide is supper knowledgeable thank you for the unforgettable experience. If you going to the pilanesberg you have to stay at bakubung and do the bush walks

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South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful lodge is well located, good food with multiple choices, friendly and professional staffs, and impressive Game Drive. We chose to stay at Bakubung Bush Lodge is because our friends are celebrated his birthday there. The room we had was beautiful and comfortable, except the minibar was empty? We had an unforgettable evening at the Bush Braai but we have... More 

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Crassier, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place! A beautiful setting with knowledgeable guides (Gill), lovely accommodation and very, very good food. The safaris were well-planned and the little extras (Easter Sunday surprises, bedside gifts) in the luxurious lodges were very welcome. Fantastic to awake to animals at their watering hole in a natural environment. The only negative I had were the directions from... More 

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Thank Gill S
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lodge located at entrance to the Pilansberg Game Reserve where the game viewing proved to be excellent. Accomodation very comfortable with good facilities. Buffet meals provided good variety. Staff very friendly and helpful. Prices are per person not per room making a stay expensive by European quality hotel standard.

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Melkbosstrand, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 3 nights at this game lodge. We had a room near the main lodge area where breakfast, lunch and dinner was served, and it was an easy walk. The parking area was right in front of our room so it was easy to get to your car if you wanted to go for a drive. The room had... More 

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Thank Vorsters
Johannesburg
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are contemplating going to the Pilanesberg, you have to stay Bakubung bush lodge. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The rooms were really nice and comfortable. The food was awesome! A visit spa to the spa should definitely be included in your plans. It is really beautiful and relaxing and staff is top notch! Relaxing on your... More 

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Gordon's Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The superb location, with game coming within 20m of our room, the luxurious room and facilities and delicious buffet spreads fulfilled our every desire. However, what m=really made the stay special was the genuinely caring service from so many of the staff that it is clearly a culture of quality service throughout the hotel. We were made to feel special... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whether u are a timeshare or regular hotel guest...this is the place to be! We spent a week in timeshare and i was REALLY impressed! Clean, tidy, organised and not falling apart like other places iv visited recently. We didnt have to even leave our unit to see game! Saw elephant, warthogs, hippo and other game strolling up and down... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was in Johannesburg on business and was planning to stay there for the weekend when friends suggested that we do game viewing. They have children which somewhatl limits the options as most game lodges do not allow children under the age of 12-16. Bakubung had availability and extremely good rates, ZAR3.140 per night. Previously, I only knew the Sabi... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
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 

Additional Information about Bakubung Bush Lodge

Address: Bakubung Gate, Pilanesberg National Park 0316, South Africa
Location: South Africa > North-West Province > Pilanesberg National Park
Price Range: $237 - $581 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bakubung Bush Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 100
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