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Bakubung Bush Lodge
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Reviewed 24 January 2013

This hotel leaves little to desire! The food was amazing, the rooms simply beautiful, and located in the reserve park...well that speaks for itself. The staff were so friendly and helpful. I would stay here again in an instant if I were to return!

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Reviewed 20 January 2013

We had a great time here with the family in a nice location not very far from Johannesburg with lots of game and great lodge and room with great bathroom and good choice of meals. The special drives for kids are very interesting and teaching and offer many nice game viewing including the predators.

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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 January 2013

I stayed here with my wife and 4 year old daughter for two nights (9&10 January 2013). I am an active wheelchair user bit found some areas of the hotel quite hilly and the paths are made of bricks and can be very uneven in places. We were offered a wheelchair accessible room but as is common with these rooms the outlook wasn't upto much. The breakfast buffet is excellent, dinner was limited to two choices of meat but there were plenty of salads and veggies available. We didn't take the game drives included in our package as the age restriction for kids is 6 years old. However, we had hired a car and so did our own. It's not too difficult to find the animals and the rangers on the park gate are very helpful pointing you in the right direction. The hotel is very nice but looking a little tired in places. The service was very goodThis was our first trip back to South Africa in 4 years and we noticed that standards were slipping all across S.A. So you need to remember that African 4/5 star is not the same as in Europe. Best of all you won't meet a herd of 38 elephants on the small road to your hotel even in 5 star Europe

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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 January 2013

This was our first visit to a game lodge and was a fantastic introduction. We had the benefit of friends who hosted us in one of the cottages and stayed for 3 nights . We were driven around the park by our friends who had been many times so knew the best places for games. This is the best way to do it and perfectly safe . The cottage was extremely comfortable and whilst we mainly self catered , we did try the buffet style restaurant one night and this was wonderful and very authentic. The cottage was well equipped and both bedrooms en suite. We had our own patio area and BBQ.i would recommend this place to anyone visiting this area.

Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 January 2013

Our party of 2 families have recently returned from a most enjoyable stay in Bakubung. The location is great, not too far from Johannesburg or Pretoria and they house the Big 5 in the Pilansberg Reserve. The hotel is clean, comfortable and perfectly adequate. The staff are helpful and obliging. We enjoyed the breakfasts, but the dinners were adequate, but not outstanding, mainly the usual buffet style dinner, each night. There were morning and evening game drives, and these were the highlight. The rangers Robert and Peter were particularly good and certainly made the drives more interesting. However, we had 2 drives with casual drivers and they were really poor, not knowing sufficient facts and inadequately trained, so beware if you get a casual ranger!! All in all, a great getaway

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Bakubung Bush Lodge

Address: Kubu Street | 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 #1 of 3 Hotels in Pilanesberg National Park
Price Range: $456 - $788 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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