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Carnforth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 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 15 December 2016

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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Mermaid Waters, Australia
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Bakubung Bush Lodge is really great. Just a short ride from J'Burg. The game drives where fantastic (except for noisy passengers) and the food was wonderful. The staff extremely helpful in arranging a van to take us across to Sun City for a few hours. A wonderful alternative stopover enroute from Australia to Europe. Will be back.

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Thank Lorraine M
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Wonderful venue inside pristine nature choose the time of year you visit carefully due to popularity excellent wildlife experience great cuisine and it's not a far drive from Johannesburg . Close proximity to Sun City means this is indeed an excellent stopover or vacation destination.

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Istanbul
Reviewed 30 November 2016 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...

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Ahmedabad, India
Reviewed 22 November 2016 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
Reviewed 20 November 2016

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...

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Toronto
Reviewed 19 November 2016

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...

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Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
Reviewed 14 November 2016

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
Reviewed 14 November 2016 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...

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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: $393 - $548 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bakubung Bush Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 100
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