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Kubu Street Bakubung Gate, Pilanesberg National Park, Moses Kotane Local Municipality 0316 South Africa
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#1 of 5 hotels in Pilanesberg National Park
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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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Tennis court
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kid-friendly buffet
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Kids club
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Revees wrote a review Feb 2021
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa21 contributions3 helpful votes
This hotel is a 3 overall: Room is 2.5; we stayed in a standard room but the room needs an upgrade. One of the lights did not work properly and the extractor fans did not work at all . We have reported the faulty light to reception on the Friday evening while we were having dinner, and although they promised to fix it, they never did. Also, the bathroom is very small. The food in particular lunch and dinner were excellent, but I would not recommend breakfast. The game drive was excellent. I will visit this hotel again again, especially for the game drive and beautiful vies of nature.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Dear Ree732, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us on TripAdvisor. We truly appreciate all feedback received from our esteemed guests. I would like to extend my apologies for the inconvenience experienced due to the Maintenance related faults in the room. Our Maintenance Manager will be attending to these as a matter of urgency. I have also noted your comments regarding the rooms needing some refurbishment. I am delighted to note that you thoroughly enjoyed your Game drive experience with us, as well as our delicious Lunch and Dinner options. "The people of the Hippo" all look forward to welcoming you back to Bakubung soon. Warm regards
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EandK04 wrote a review Feb 2021
Pretoria, South Africa12 contributions3 helpful votes
Had a weekend getaway from the city . Be aware that rooms on block 500 do not have a balcony where you can sit outside. It has a tiny 1meter area were you can stand outside and watch the screaming kids in the pool. Without a balcony you will quickly feel copped up if you were here for a longer stay . We were here one night, so not a problem That's the other disadvantage of rooms in block 500 : Close proximity to the pool while you thought you were here for some peace and quiet and to enjoy the bush ! Room clean and tidy, high ceilings . Lovely linen on the bed Buffet dinner is quite good for R 295 per person with good variety.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Responded 5 days ago
Dear EandK04, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us on TripAdvisor. We truly value all feedback received from our esteemed guests. As you have mentioned, unfortunately not all of our rooms have direct views of the park or larger balconies with tables and chairs. Only the ground floor units in the 500 block have patios. Perhaps on your next stay with us you could request a room in the Eastern or Western block, where you will have patio furniture and views into the park. I am pleased to see that you thoroughly enjoyed our Dinner buffet and we all look forward to welcoming you back to Bakubung soon. Warm regards
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Jane wrote a review Feb 2021
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa12 contributions6 helpful votes
Had a lovely weekend at Bakubung for my husbands 50th. We are a family of 6 and they kindly placed our 3 rooms on the ground floor next to each other. On arrival in our room we found a handwritten note and a gift wishing my husband a happy birthday. What a lovely touch! Rooms are a bit dated but comfortable and clean. Breakfast was included and the buffet choice was perfect and food was delicious. I had smoked salmon with capers and lemons every morning. At dinner time we chose to eat off the a la carte instead of the buffet. Most dishes were very good. We were treated to a large elephant walking within 10m of the fence so gave us good viewing. Will definitely go back
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Room Tip: Rooms numbered in the 300s were the best.
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Dear JL Jackson, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us on TripAdvisor. We truly appreciate all feedback received from our esteemed guests. I am delighted to see that you were able to have a memorable family experience with us in the tranquility of the bush and that you thoroughly enjoyed our delicious breakfast buffet. Our location does offer our guests amazing encounters such as Elephants right on our fence-line and I am excited to hear that you were able to experience this. "The people of the Hippo" all look forward to welcoming you back to Bakubung soon. Warm regards
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tessa107 wrote a review Jan 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa4 contributions
Loved our stay at Bakubung. Would return again. Quick check-in and friendly staff. Units were clean. Wifi didn't work though. Would definitively go back again. We saw lots of animals. Saw 4 of the big 5 because the Buffalo eluded us. The cheetahs made up for it though.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 5 weeks ago
Dear Tessa, Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful experience with us on TripAdvisor. We truly appreciate all feedback received from our esteemed guests. I would like to extend my apologies for the inconvenience experienced with the WiFi. We are currently in the process of installing Fibre on the property and trust you will have a seamless WiFi experience with us on your next trip. I am delighted to see that you were able to enjoy the remaining aspects of your stay with us and we all look forward to welcoming you back to Bakubung soon. Warm regards
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Fran H wrote a review Jan 2021
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Had a great few days break. Bakubung is set in a beautiful tranquil area. Game drives are outstanding. Staff are professional and very friendly. Accommodation excellent. Its not too far a drive from Johannesburg. We will be back!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear franhossy, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us on TripAdvisor. We truly value all feedback received from our esteemed guests. I am delighted to note that you were able to have such a memorable experience with us in the tranquility of the bush and we all look forward to welcoming you back to Bakubung soon. Warm regards
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PRICE RANGE
US$205 - US$516 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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bakubung bush hotel pilanesberg national park, bakubung bush lodge
LOCATION
South AfricaNorth-West ProvinceMoses Kotane Local MunicipalityPilanesberg National Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
100
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bakubung Bush Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Bakubung Bush Lodge?
Nearby attractions include King's Tower (4.2 km), Kwena Crocodile Farm (5.4 km), and Valley of Waves (4.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bakubung Bush Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Bakubung Bush Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Bakubung Bush Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Bakubung Bush Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bakubung Bush Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Crystal Court, Bakubung Restaurant, and RocoMamas Sun City.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bakubung Bush Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Bakubung Bush Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Bakubung Bush Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Bakubung Bush Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Bakubung Bush Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bakubung Bush Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.