I stayed one night during the Easter period. Very convenient location, close to Johannesburg, only 2 hours of drive, the hotel is at the entrance of the park and you can save lots of time to come from and return to J'berg. The hotel is in the national partk and a beautiful setting. I stayed in lodge and a room was beautiful. The breakfast was plemty and nice, and game drives (I took evening and morning, twice) were OK but they put so many people in one car and moved people who came early to save good seats for someone who came really late but still wanted to seat a goup of four together. Rangers want to move kids in front seats next to the driver and parents refused..... Unfortunately we could not see many animals, just unlucky.
The room does not have a fridge so I needed to ask for ice to cool my bottles of water. Yes, the bath room door including toilet is glass, transparent so I could not have stayed with my parents or friends... Pool was nice but there are full of uncontolable kids, jumping into the water 100 times....
Finally I see problems in the front desk staff. They are not customer oriented and very arrogant and confrontational. They charge your card for ZAR500 deposits at the time of check-in for extra food and drink and I was not sure they could return if I did not use them all. They misinformed the check-out time and I was very sad to know that they would charge 50% if we stayed till 12:00 and thereafter 100% even though there are any people will check-in in your room. My pick-up arrangement was 2PM and it was very hard to kill time without having a place to stay...
- 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