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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Safari: It depends a lot on which guide you have. The first Safari we did, I can't even remember the guide's name was really bad. Imagine we were exited to see all the animals and all but the guide didn't explain a thing, went super fast and just didn't care. ON THE OTHER SIDE, Eugene (guide with whom we luckily...

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South East
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed this weekend as a guest of South African friends. We went out on the Saturday morning drive. The guide was friendly enough but we got the impression that he was focused on just getting us to see lions and the other "Big 4". The journey was rushed and he ignored other passengers request to stop to investigate sightings....

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GMokotedi, Rooms Division Manager at Bakubung Bush Lodge, responded to this review

Dear cromagnumal Thank you very much for taking the time to provide us with feedback on Trip Advisor. We apologize for the inconvenience caused regarding the game drive times and the manner in which the situation was handled. The morning game drive departs at 05:30 and the afternoon game drive departs at 16:30, it is part of our check in...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our stay here and of a three week trip in SA this was one of the a highlights. But this is despite the service at reception and bar staff - well one very rude lady. Restaurant team were great. Upon check in the staff member practically shouted at me. I felt I should possibly apologise for checking in?!...

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GMokotedi, Rooms Division Manager at Bakubung Bush Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ellinghamfam We thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on Trip Advisor. We apologize for the inconvenience regarding the service from the reception and bar staff. We take feedback very seriously and we assure you that this will be addressed as a matter of urgency. Thank you for the positive feedback as well, we are...

Forest Hills, NY
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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GMokotedi, Rooms Division Manager at Bakubung Bush Lodge, responded to this review

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

Seoul, South Korea
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...

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Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...

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Liskeard,Cornwall
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...

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Pietermaritzburg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we arrived at the lodge we realized that it was not what we expected. It was much bigger and had a time share section attached to it. There were children all around. We had a ground floor room next to the pool and the people from the time share seemed to frequent the pool. Privacy was a problem and...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been coming here for the last 16 years and I can vouch for bakubung whole heartedly. With our accommodation located opposite a small waterhole we've been lucky enough to experience a whole bunch of animals, from elephants coming to snack on our trees and cheetah kills less then 15m away from us. There is so much to do within...

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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: $421 - $586 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bakubung Bush Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 100
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“Avoid 322 and 321 if it looks like rain. The roof leaks.”
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 of 5 bubbles LOUIS-THE-LAWYER, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
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