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Golden Leopard Resort - Bakgatla

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We had a great time here, the safari guides were very informative and we were lucky to see lots of animals including lions, elephants, rhino, and even a leopard which was fantastic. The accommodation is good but it was so hot in the upstairs sleeping area, no air con and the fan doesn't make much difference. We missed having wifi...

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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

My family and I love to start the New Year in a quiet space away from it all, so we always go camping the first week of every New year and this year was no different. We particularly like to camp at Pilanesburg Bakgatla gate due to its good stands size, (electric and non electric), it's clean ablution facilities (toilet...

Thank Refilwe M
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Sadly - Very Neglected. On the first day we had no water....and the air conditioning did not work.. no sleep... it was just too hot. The pool could not be used as it was green... The second day we had no hot water... and so it went on. Bath mats that one would normally throw away... Thin, frayed and stained.....

Thank Norma M
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Pros: An ideal place for true vacation. Very quiet, we had restful nights. A very safe resort. We saw the big 5 animals in one evening trip. Cons: The big swimming pool was not functioning. data/Internet signal in the resort was very poor.

Thank Adedapo A
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

If you want a place to stay in comfort but in the bush experience I strongly recommend the chalets in Bakgatla. The chalets are designed on the edge of the resort so that you can hear all the sounds of the wild at night. The chalets are self-catering but everything you need is there. The fridge worked very well wich...

1Thank 451dianev
Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 15 February 2016

Third time camping at Bakgatla (Feb 2016), and had a thoroughly enjoyable time. Sure, it was out-of-season and not as packed as holidays would be, but the ablutions and scullery (we camped on the electrified tent sites, and used ablution block 4) were spotless and seemed newly renovated, with all fittings and trimmings fully functional. The staff were all friendly...

1Thank De_Wets_Wild
South Africa
Reviewed 27 December 2015

Our chalet was neat and clean. It was equipped with the necessary appliances and crockery to make your stay comfortable. The braai area hidden beneath the trees and next to the shrubs created the perfect ambience for a stay in the bush. It is an older camp, so if you expect luxury, bells and whistles, the better option will be...

Thank Holidayjunkie2015
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

The resort while well situated within the Pilanesberg Game reserve is old and out dated. The cost of the self catering rooms are much higher than they should be at around R1500 per night for 2 people. The rooms are at best basic with dirty bed linen and tears in the sheets. The restaurant is average with your run of...

3Thank Warren H
Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

We had extremely noisy neighbours till the early hours of the morning whilst at Bakgatla which was handled extremely poorly by management (their solution was to move us, not the trouble makers). I had to get up thrice during the night to get security to do something about it. The trouble makers had day visitors visiting until 2am, too many...

2Thank Warwick S
Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

We went camping here for our anniversary. It was out of season and is a lot quieter than Manyane camp which is catered more for families. Staff were incredibly helpful and went out of their way to help us, including maintenance, restaurant and front staff. Getting into the pilansberg park is a breeze as the gate is just next to...

Thank Adam G

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Address: Rustenburg Square Cnr Von Wielligh and Wolmar, Rustenburg 0299, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Rustenburg
Number of rooms: 205
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“If possible, visit out-of-season for a quiet, restful weekend getaway.”
De_Wets_Wild, 15 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Do NOT take room 7!”
maxieh_13, 24 Jul 2013 | Read review
“If you are after a 'bush' experience, Lodge 19 is a bit too tucked away in the trees, but for those wanting a quiet, secluded escape, it was perfect. Luckily for me, it had a 'handicapped' bathroom.”
jennyp242, 12 Apr 2013 | Read review
“Pick a chalet as they seem to have recently had some refurbishment.”
Nokiarae, 8 Apr 2013 | Read review
“Kwa Maritane is much better”
WynandL, 24 Mar 2013 | Read review
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