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Bakubung Bush Lodge

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've spent the past weekend with friends at Bakubung Bush Lodge in the Pilanesberg National Park. Being able to leave mid-day from Johannesburg and still have sundowners on the restaurant patio, overlooking a waterhole, makes this weekend get-away so much more lucrative. Furthermore, the accommodation at the lodge is perfect for couple of friends just looking to spend time together... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great accommodation. Good food. Great service. Good pricing and conveniently situated to make use of all Sun City ameneties.Game drives were very informative and Game Rangers quite knowledgable. Overall this was a great family holiday. Would recommend Bakubung anytime.

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Thank FOURTYCOWS
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Short story - My son and I came to Bakubung by ourselves. We felt safe the whole time. We found the rooms to be a little tired. I felt "nickel & dimed" to death, but at least the prices were fair. Housekeeping is not great, and the staff wasn't overly helpful. The restaurant keeps weird hours that differ day-to-day (pack... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fantastic service from reception to all staff members, including maintenance that got our geyser up and running within an hour of reporting the fault. Nice clean rooms with everything you need. Perfectly located next to the entrance to the Pilansberg Nature Reserve.

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Thank 571keitht
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a fantastic place and a great hotel/bush lodge. We will be visiting again in October 2016 for the SEVENTH time with 14 friends and family who all share the same views. We have thought we should try somewhere just for a change but would hate to travel so far and wish we were back at Bakubung which we... More 

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Thank Iain S
Kununurra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for 2 nights while exploring the Pilansberg National Park as it is located adjacent and offered regular game drives. To access the hotel, you need to pass a check point (next to where there are local crafts/souvenirs for sale), then through a separate hotel checkpoint, where they photograph the vehicle registration and driver's license every time you... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have never been on a safari beofre, so this time when I visited South Africa I was determined to go on one. I chose to stay at Bakubung Bush Lodge and I am glad I did. Great value for money and a third of the price of staying at the Palace of the Lost City although of course Bakubung... More 

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Mandurah, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We travelled as a group of three adults, and enjoyed every moment. In winter they do a special where you get breakfast and a buffet dinner. Twice a week they do a "bush braai (BBQ)" after the game drive. Breakfast and dinner buffets were both delicious, with a large variety. Daily game drives were meant to be 3 hours long,... More 

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my third visit to Pilanesberg and first time staying at Bakubung. I can't wait to return, because the setting is flawless, the room absolutely wonderful, and the food was to die for. It is located within the park, so it is possible to see some wildlife while sipping a cocktail on the terrace. The grounds are extensive, so... More 

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New York, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wish I could give this Lodge an excellent rating since so much about it was wonderful --- the setting, the staff, the buffet, and the general pleasantness of the rooms. However, there are three problems they need to address: (1) A limited WIFI system (a modest amount of usage is free, after that one must pay). (2) Night stand... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • 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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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
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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: $201 - $416 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bakubung Bush Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 100
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Bakubung Bush Hotel Pilanesberg National Park
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