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“Beautiful Lodge” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bakubung Bush Lodge

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Bakubung Bush Lodge
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Forest Hills, NY
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24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Beautiful Lodge”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

I stayed here for 2 nights while visiting Pilensberg Reserve.

Rooms are beautiful, food is great, and safari rides were excellent and saw a lot of animals. Drivers/ guides were very knowledgeable.

Very well run.

  • Stayed December 2016, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Howard K
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GMokotedi, Rooms Division Manager at Bakubung Bush Lodge, responded to this review, 13 January 2017
Dear Howard K

Thank you very much for the wonderful feedback.

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, we will certainly share the feedback with the team.

Thank you for staying with us and we are looking forward to welcoming you back to Bakubung Lodge and the not too distant future.

Kind Regards,
George Mokotedi
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Seoul, South Korea
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111 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

This hotel has been sympathetically built to compliment the natural surroundings - right on the edge of Pilanesberg National Park. Service was wonderful, food was excellent, safaris were great. The room was adequate in size (a family room with two double beds - wish there was a bunk-bed option as our teenagers are not too keen on sharing) and overlooked gardens. A problem with the air-con was attended to and fixed immediately - good service. Pool is nice and refreshing. WiFi was on a limit (seems like most hotels in SA use this system) of 500MB but it was cheap to buy extra credit. I would definitely stay here again.
A stand-out staff member was Dorah van Rooi - she provided excellent service in the restaurant.

  • Stayed December 2016, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ruth S
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Just as last time. A great holiday. One rainy, almost chilly day resulted in the need for a mug of hot chocolate and a raincoat but otherwise a perfect temperature for the shorts! Some great wild life watching and close encounters with the elephants and Rhino. The weaver birds were in the trees around the lodge nesting this time and we were lucky enough to see Cheetah, a family of Mongoose and so many dung beetles that one ended up in the car. I wonder when I will be back again!

  • Stayed November 2016, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank hollylola22
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Liskeard,Cornwall
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

My family and I loved it here!

Our room looked out on to the waterhole. As soon as we arrived there was an elephant called 'Amarula' right outside our room. It was amazing! Later in the day a family of Warthogs also came up really close to the fence.

The rooms are of a very high quality.

The game drives happen twice a day. I would recommend the morning one at 5.30am. Even though this is very early, it is the best time of day to see far more animals. It is also not too hot. The game drives last for 3 hours.

After returning from the game drive my family arrived back at the restaurant for breakfast and we had the awesome experience of sitting down to breakfast watching a herd of wildebeest just metres away from us.

I would definitely recommend this lodge.

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  • Stayed December 2016, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank hammonda
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Pietermaritzburg
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Bakubung timeshare chalets are beautiful.They have everything you need for a wonderful family holiday.They swimming pool area is very child friendly with lovely snacks and drinks available.The game drives in the Pilansberg is magnificent .Golf at Sun City,next door, is some of the best courses in South Africa.I shall definitely bring my family for another holiday here.

Stayed January 2017, travelled with family
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Property: Bakubung Bush Lodge
Address: Bakubung Gate, Pilanesberg National Park 0316, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Pilanesberg National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Pilanesberg National Park
Price range (per night): R3 655 - R5 944
Hotel Class:5 star — Bakubung Bush Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 100
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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