Ratings based on 67 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveller
for Familiesby Peony from Melbourne, Australia
Game drives and bush hotelPosted 13-Oct-2013
Pros: The lodge being amongst the bush made us feel part of the wildlife experience. The velvet monkeys were a joy around the camp.
Cons: More storage within the individual lodge, suitcases were always underfoot. The room was large enough for a couple with 2 kids under 12.
Location: The scenery and animals were the highlight. Food was plentiful and there was a nice outdoor pool and eating area. Just a 5 minute drive from Sun City.
We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay in Bakubung Bush Lodge. The game drives were excellent with informative game leaders and we were lucky enough to see a variety of animals on our morning drive. The environment of the lodge was also excellent but we found the double room for four people including 2 teenagers was too small for comfort, requiring more storage to keep suitcases out of the way. Staff were always pleasant and helpful throughout our stay.
for Everyoneby Kate from UK
Lovely situation with easy access to wildlifePosted 13-Oct-2013
Pros: Location, good quality bathrooms and furnishings, clean and efficient. Good food and lovely staff
Cons: The spa... I booked two treatments and was overcharged, I queried this but it made no difference. Treatment rooms are noisy as next to reception
Location: Convenient for JHB and Sun City if you are based there.
Bakubung was a great three day break being so close to Johannesburg. Soft hills of the reserve are a stark contrast to the ugly Sun City and plethora of mines in the local area. Game drives were good with transport well organised and high quality. Food was plentiful and delicious. The hotel was only about a third full and could be a little busy if capacity reached. Ideal for children as wildlife is easy to find and zebras etc. drink at the waterhole next to the hotel. Lovely staff - helpful and polite.
for Everyoneby sam from Saint Paul, MN, usa
Nice time in the BushPosted 5-Oct-2013
Pros: Food, comfort and game drives
Location: Game drives in Pilanesburg National Park. Golf at Sun City
We enjoyed our stay. Food was very good and the room comfortable. Highly recommend this as a good middle ground between very basic bush camps and high end private lodges. Game drives were well done.
for Everyoneby Sophie from Sydney
Blissful BakubungPosted 4-Oct-2013
Pros: Friendly staff, being able to check work emails on WiFi, nurturing food where desserts where definitely king, very comfortable rooms with views.
Cons: To combine the animal experience, relaxation with a hint of luxury - I think a small spa would be perfect with facial and massage facilities.
Location: Sun City if you feel like a round of golf, the Wave Pool or shopping. But I really didn't want to leave the Lodge - it offered everything I wanted.
I returned to SA after 17 years abroad with my daughter - I was nervous, time-poor and I exhausted. Bakubung beckoned... it was the perfect choice. Staying in Johannesburg I didn't want to travel too far but wanted a true game reserve experience. We were picked up from Sun City in a 4WD vehicle - that was where our adventure began. The Lodge is personal, friendly and restful - with game drives offered early mornings or late afternoons/evenings. We wanted to relax while having the experiences - lazy breakfasts in or outside overlooking the hippo pool - where we languished in the shade of the umbrellas while becoming friendly with a family of warthogs, wildebeest and water buck. Mid mornings were spent lazing around the pool with the odd snack or cool drink; followed by siestas and then our evening drives. On our first evening we encountered lion just 2 metres from our vehicle, white rhino, giraffe, and a herd of 14 elephants including 3 babies - WHAT A TREAT! Bakubung - up close and personal without malaria, long drives and dusty terrains...
for Everyoneby Mel from London
Bush experiencePosted 22-Aug-2013
Pros: The setting is perfect...luxury, after a long game viewing.
Cons: The information shared on the bush drives could be so much better. Many of the questions asked by guests could not be answered.
Location: We were not interested in commercial ventures...
Just what I needed after being away from the South African bush for seven years. The tranquility of the setting, magnificent food, game drives and early morning walks made us realise that our roots are In Africa....
for Everyoneby Pete from Warwickshire, UK
Fabulous, high quality game park hotel.Posted 4-Aug-2013
Pros: Game Drives
Cons: Internet limited to 200mb per day , which we seemed to hit quickly.
Location: In the park. Overlooking waterhole and the national park itself...
Excellent. Booked with a 'buy two nights, get one free' deal, including game drives. Really very very good value and excellent in all respects - the buffet breakfast and dinner were some of the best I have had - and I have travelled extensively. The game drives were wonderful. This was July / August so do bring warm clothes for them - you are basically driving in an open topped van with outside temperatures of around 3 or 4 degrees so you DO need warm, windproof clothes, as they go around 8-11 am or 3.30-6.30pm. Don't be shy - hat and gloves are great! We arrived around 2.30, expecting to wait for rooms and found ourselves on game drive 30 mins later... (Times vary each month)
Recommendedby A verified traveller
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for Familiesby Alison from USA
Posted 26-Jun-2013 on Hotels.com
Rooms nicer than Internet pictures. Fabulous game spotter on game drives. Cozy rooms and fireplaces throughout. Would definitely stay again.
Recommendedby Marodia from Kolkata india
Comfy beds, location n fantastic servicesPosted 17-Jun-2013 on Hotels.com
Very good Indian pure veg. Food available on request . Outstanding services offered.