This was my first visit to Bakubung, and spent the the weekend at the lodge after a friend made the recommendation, we have also had the pleasure of staying at of the other Legacy facilities, however we felt that this lodge had a very nice 'vibe'.
We unfortunately had a problem with our room and mid way through the stay had to move to another room, this did taint our stay slightly, however in defence of the lodge it was out of their control, and cannot really be held accountable, that said the Lodge GM Joel Papenfus has since been in contact with me and the matter has been resolved. On the subject of rooms, they are comfortable, I liked the decor, and the aircon is awesome in the middle of summer, LCD TV's, and crisp clean white bed linen, when booking ask for the ground floor rooms, they have a small patio with table and chairs and direct access to the pool area.
The food was really amazing, and was more than impressed, they have an A-la-Carte menu, however we opted for the breakfast and Dinner buffet, as well as the Bush Braai. Cocktails on the deck is a must.
Service levels are up there with the top dogs, however I felt that they should just smile more, like the staff at Kwa-Maritane do.
Finally it must be said that the game drive was spectacular, our guide was informed, he knew exactly where the game were 'hiding' and concentrated on what we all wanted to see, as a result we got a lot more 'quality' viewing as opposed to 'quantity'.
we will certainly return, and can honestly say that Bakubung is probably one of the nicest I have visited, this coming from a person who has always enjoyed the coast more than the bush.....................I believe I have been converted :)
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Bakubung Bush Hotel Pilanesberg National Park