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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

The chalet was very lovely and nicely kept. The view from the room was amazing. We saw hippo, elephants and wildebeest. The service was excellent but I won't be back and that's only due to the lack of an air conditioning. When temperatures reaching 44 degrees, a person's mood changes. In a country that is experiencing heat waves, a simple...

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Miaoli, Taiwan
Reviewed 9 January 2016

My daughter and I spent two nights at this lovely hotel. The rooms, the service, the buffet meals were all excellent. Even more exciting were our game drives, each time with a knowledgeable game ranger. We saw white rhino, elephant, lion, hippo, giraffe and many more animals. A memorable and faultless time.

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Thank Philip G
Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Bakubung for three nights with our two boys, aged 2 and 4 in a ground floor hotel room. They were able to play outside while we kept an eye on the activities in and around the watering hole right in front of our room. The food was excellent, the service great and the staff friendly. The game...

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Lanaken, Belgium
Reviewed 5 January 2016

This is just such a nice place! This lodge is situated in Pilanesberg National park. If you are lucky you can just see the wildlife on the other side of the fence. elephant, rhino, blouwildebees, you name it!! I just loved to sit outside on the porch and listen to all the bush sounds. There are two game drives a...

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Thank Jasmin L
Mumbai
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

The lodge was probably one of the nicer ones in the area. Loved their safari. The disappointment was the food. Also we arrived really late in the night and they were kind enough to send someone to get us from the main road (it was nestled in the interiors of the mountain range). Service overall and food could have been...

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Thank JyotsnaKapoor
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 3 January 2016

Our family has time-share at Bakubung for the New Year week and recently purchased a second chalet. We love going there and have been regular visitors for about 12 years. Sad to see how the lack of rain as affected the lodge and the park and we can only pray that soon more rain comes and hopefully the situation in...

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Thank AnushkaHJ
Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 28 December 2015

I like my comforts and enjoy the bush. At Bakubung I could have both. The hotel rooms are well appointed with all the little things that make a stay pleasant. Clean, comfortable beds. Quality furniture. Modern bathroom. Mini fridge. Large TV. View onto water hole where hippos, elephants, buck and many other animals roam. You can sit on the veranda...

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1Thank PeterMillarPretoria
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 December 2015

A perfectly nice game lodge for a great experience of South African wildlife, the Bakubung Bush Lodge is set in the stunning Pilansberg National Park. Rooms in the main lodge are very spacious and tend to overlook the watering hole full of birds and wilder beast. Lunch and dinner at the only restaurant can get very busy and the quality...

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Thank TobySchuster
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 25 December 2015

We normally stay at Kwamaritane. This was our first stay. I is more child friendly and informal. We wanted to do a guided walk but they had no guide. We had a great bush dinner and on the evening drive we were very lucky as we witnessed a leopard killing an impala a rather rare viewing.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 18 December 2015

Bakubung chalets have been our annual holiday spot for the past 18 years. Last year we noticed that the service was dropping but thought it was maybe an off year. This year we felt that the service could not get worse. The staff at the restaurant buffet were openly hostile and rude. I had 2 16 year old girls who...

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Joel P, General Manager at Bakubung Bush Lodge, responded to this review

Please allow me this opportunity to apologize for the inconveniences you experienced during your stay and thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. Bakubung is committed to providing our guests with the highest quality in services and facilities. We fell short of our goal in this instance. I have taken note of all the shortcomings and will...

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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: $388 - $532 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bakubung Bush Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 100
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