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Johannesburg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bakubung is literally a generic hotel experience in the middle of the Pielansberg Game Reserve. It has different types of accommodation ranging from small basic hotel rooms to larger family chalets. All of the rooms and main lodge area are built surrounding a man-made water hole where animals often come to drink. We stayed in one of the hotel rooms...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful lodge with lovely views . Game drive and bush braai (BBQ) was the best . Customer experience by the in room dining and front office very average . Suncity is so close and convenient drive Rain was a spoiler but overall experience was great . Christmas spread was really good ..

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We travelled through some bumpy potholed road through the township as we were approaching the lodge, as a result my expectations of the lodge was that it would be poor. On arrival we were met by friendly guys outside reception, the room was not ready so we were directed to the lounge area where we enjoyed some light meals ,...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here with my family for two nights in November, The Lodge is beautiful, the staff is friendly and helpful especially the reception staff, the food is lovely and plenty to choose from. I would recommend the bush dinner after the game drive safari if staying on Saturday. Ask for rooms facing the hippo pool and you will enjoy...

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Thank teem346
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great view from the restaurant terrace. You can see a lake and plenty of animals. Perfect to warm up before your visit to the Park. The food is also very good here and not so expensive. If you just go there to eat then you have to pay the wifi! That is crazy in 2016!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been coming to Pilansberg National Park quite regularly and stayed at Bakubung several times over the years. It is not a luxury safari lodge, but a hotel. Bakubung is a resort with hotel and time share villas arranged in a U shape around a waterhole, all inside the Pilansberg Park. Very nice welcome at the gate, the grounds are kept...

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Close enough to "bright lights" , casino, etc at Sun City but far enough in the Pilanes Berg park to enjoy the "Big Five" , either driving yourself or with knowledgeable guides in custom built open sight seeing vehicles. Bakubung itself offers excellent accommodation overlooking the park with restaurant that provides excellent food and service. Highly recommended for both international...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Travelling as two families with children, we found Bakubung the perfect option to experience the Pilanesberg with ease. We had two neighbouring rooms overlooking the waterhole, from which we could view the animals visiting the waterhole which even included and elephant in the evening! The lodge is easily laid out with a central reception area, restaurant for great buffet breakfasts,...

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Carnforth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No great expectations of our first visit to South Africa but found the whole experience quite wonderful, great location, lovely atmosphere and everyone's was so friendly and welcoming. The accommodation was comfortable, clean and airy, the food delicious with lots of choices. Lamb on the last night was melt in the mouth. Fully recommend safari trips which we went on...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in Bakubung Bush Lodge between 2nd and 4th December. Nice lodge with modern facilities inside the Park. You will be able to see some wild animals while approaching the lodge after entering the park gate. There are chalets/rooms available just next to the electric fence and you can enjoy gazing at the wild life from your bed. The...

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  • Restaurant
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 

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Address: Bakubung Gate, Pilanesberg National Park 0316, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Pilanesberg National Park
Price Range: €277 - €378 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bakubung Bush Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 100
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“Choose a room looking out on to the waterhole for the best experience.”
 of 5 bubbles hammonda, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room overlooking the waterhole”
 of 5 bubbles LOUIS-THE-LAWYER, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“get a view out to the waterhole”
 of 5 bubbles Africa_Travels, 23 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Go for the chalets next to the boundary of the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles sumanroy1973, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Request room in block to the right, not the left. Wonderful value.”
 of 5 bubbles LorraineM_12, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
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