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Istanbul
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Bakubung Bush Lodge is located about 2,5h away from Johannesburg international airport by car (depending on traffic of course). It is in the middle of a nice national park with a wide variety of wild animals. In a very short time, we had the opportunity to see lions, rhinos, hippos, giraffes, and many more. The staff is very helpful and... More 

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Ahmedabad, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bakubung is a beautiful resort, situated at a place which is jaw dropping and the scenery all around is so gorgeous😍the rooms as well were amazing👌and also the evening safari was an amazing experience! I suggest to go to that place for 1 day or maybe 2 that's it! But it's a perfectly beautiful resort😌

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Bengaluru, India
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First opportunity for going in an African Safari, a childhood dream. Everything was good. the location inside the Game park boundaries, the great hospitality of the staff, the choice of great food, knowledgeable and ever enthusiastic guide, all were excellent. We could grab glimpses of many wild animals first time in life. it was so exciting to see the landscape... More 

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Toronto
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You are spoiled for choice in the area and we decided on this Lodge as it’s located at one of the gates to the Park. We drove from Jo’burg airport, about 2.5 hours. South African’s drive really well. En route up keep an eye out for animals on or about to enter the road. After the airport and getting onto... More 

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Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying in the Bakubung Hotel was not only very relaxing but also a first class experience. The rooms are awesome and the food is delicious. The staff are very friendly and professional. It is a well run resort and the General Manager is hands-on and knows his stuff.

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Sandton, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked for a long weekend and I was very disappointed. The rooms are dated and dark. The bathroom was filthy. The staff stand around at the buffet and many show their irritation when asked to bring tea or coffee. No friendly greetings from anyone not even reception. Sitting in the dining room ( on stained fabric chairs) for dinner... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately this means sacrifice - the real bush experience can be a lot better at the focused lodges elsewhere in Pilansberg... if you want access to the Sun City compex this is a good compromise... will not be my first choice

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family lives all over the world and recently my twin sister decided to get married at Bakubung - the best decision ever! We all had the time of our lives,with amazing service from every area and every person, especially the restaurant, bars, housekeeping, and the spa. I want to call out the exceptional work Faith did to make our... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited Bakubung as a member of the Trek South Africa Team for Drive South Africa and we had the most amazing time here. From the very second we drove our car through the park gates we were greeted by happy friendly and helpful people, everyone was incredibly accommodating and definitely contributed to making our stay even better. George, the... More 

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Echallens, Switzerland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our 4 days stay at Bakubung Bush Lodge has been superb and we keep excellent memories. The hotel offer and services correspond in all respects to the description of the site and the brochure. The staff is attentive, the place is magic, the buffets are varied and the quality of the products is very good ... For the park, one... More 

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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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Address: Bakubung Gate, Pilanesberg National Park 0316, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Pilanesberg National Park
Price Range: €275 - €400 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bakubung Bush Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 100
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“The rooms facing the water hole really make you feel like your on your own safari all the time.”
 of 5 bubbles VickySkipp, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Incredible animal sightings at the water hole, South African feel, Amazing breakfast buffet, free wifi, accommodating staff, The boma dinner”
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“One without a Wi-Fi signal”
 of 5 bubbles Dotar5ojat, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a ground floor room facing the watering hole so you can sit on you own veranda with a Gin and Tonic watching the animals!!”
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“Request a room with watering-hole view”
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