Ratings based on 68 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 out of 5
99% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveller

Excellent Hotel at a Great Price

Posted 16-Apr-2014
Did an over night stay to do an evening and morning game drive. Hotel location is perfect, right inside the Bakubung Gate to the park. Our room rate included one game drive, buffet dinner, and buffet breakfast. Those extras made a high room rate into one that was a steal. Rooms are luxurious and the staff is extremely responsive and helpful. The game guides were exceptional getting us to four of the big five. This is a very family friendly resort. Only downside to the rooms is that the buildings have thatched roofs. That means you can hear what is going on in the room next door. Overall this is an exceptional hotel.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Game reserve break

Posted 14-Apr-2014
Very comfortable room, lodge is very well run, staff very friendly and helpful. Food is very good and varied. Game drives interesting, and although on this occasion we didn,t see lion or leopard, I have seen them in the past. Rangers were good, . I would recommend Bakubong lodge.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by NA from NZ

great location, committed staff

Posted 8-Apr-2014
Pros: location, excellent game drives - knowledgeable, enthusiastic rangers
Cons: Pay attention to your customers complaints - ignoring them in the hopes they won't return or notice is not good enough.
Location: excellent easily accessible game park. If you like tacky then sun city is on your door step (environmental desecration/preservation side by side!)
great stay in ideal location frequent visitor and overall excellent experience let down by the fact that i have repeatedly ( on 3 occasions now) complained about the poor and very variable WiFi service - dont plan on doing any work, you'll be sorely disappointed. I have also complained that the fast dial phones dial you through to non existent extensions and the numbers on the phones and in the information folders are all wrong. In spite of my complaints none of these issues have been addressed. Im considering some of the excellent alternative hotels in the area/park for my next visit
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by shantanu from jaipur, india

Inside Pilanesburg Park near Sun City

Posted 17-Mar-2014
Amazing food variety, great location for self drive of park or game drive. Beautiful lookout of valley. We went march 14th, weather 18-22 degree Celsius. Rooms spacious. Food one of the best. Bar also plenty stocked. Legacy group has done well.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Barry from Düsseldorf

Perfect for luxus mini safari

Posted 12-Mar-2014
The lodge is actually a medium sized hotel but very well appointed (4 star at least). Rooms are beautiful and set in a large horse shoe pattern around a large pond / watering hole. The food is excellent and both breakfast and dinner are buffet affairs. For a traveller used to European prices the drinks are very competitively priced. Game drives are a hit and miss affair - the quality highly dependent upon both your driver and the luck of which animals you get to see. My only gripe that prevented me from awarding 5 stars was related to my room. There was an intermittent fault with the lights (fuse?) and they were unable to repair it. Having a shower, navigating an unfamiliar space not much fun I'm the prr fawn hours. Also when packing I had a long search to find my hearing aid which I did eventually under a cabinet. It had been trodden on and pushed out of the way, presumably by a maintenance guy when trying to repair the lights in the evening dusk. Disappointing. Last comment...this is ideal for a dafaro experience whilst still enjoying a pampered existence. There are more authentic lodges available if you want something more rugged.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Lorraine from New Zealand

One of the must visit places in South Africa

Posted 7-Feb-2014
Pros: Dinning room staff were the best I've met so far! Daily Bottled water & chocolates left in the room a real treat!
Cons: Cleanliness of the toilets before guest arrival, as ours smelled of urine. The internet needs real attention! telephone no's in the rooms were wrong!
Location: Nearby Sun City resort is the place to be. There's every thing from shopping to adult and kids entertainment!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Tracey from Hull, UK

A wonderful retreat in the heart of the bush

Posted 11-Jan-2014
Room 302 was a ground floor twin with fantastic views of the watering hole. As we arrived, an elephant was taking a stroll around the perimeter fence. Lion visited later. What a welcome! From the gatehouse staff onwards, we had an excellent, friendly service. Five star, but not fussy or intrusive. The meals were superb and an inclusive game drive per day was also a bonus. Organise your permit for the Pilanesberg or Sun City at reception as this is much cheaper than paying at the gate. Overall, a truly perfect place to stay - we wish our four days could've been longer.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

This traveller left a rating score only Posted 20-Dec-2013
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

This traveller left a rating score only Posted 21-Nov-2013
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Peony from Melbourne, Australia

Game drives and bush hotel

Posted 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.