Bakubung Bush Lodge is situated in Pilanesberg National Park, not far from Johannesburg. It’s surrounded by beautiful scenery and visited frequently by animals at the waterhole located within the lodge.
When we stayed at Bakubung Bush Lodge, it was our first safari in South Africa. We spent 5 nights here and had a wonderful time. We stayed in the hotel part of the lodge on a half board basis, and the package also included either a game drive or transfer to nearby Sun City each day. But you need to book the drives. There are two game drives each day, one can choose to go either in the morning or in the afternoon. Our driver is very knowledgeable about the different animals, birds, tracks and surroundings. We are very impressed with the respects shown to the animals and the strong sense of conservation by all the staff involved In the last two days we also did some self driving, we were lucky enough to have seen lions, rhinos, hippos, group of elephants old and young, giraffes, zebras, warthogs, wildebeests, impala, various birds and plenty more.
Our room was very comfortable with two double beds and couches, our windows and the balcony are facing the swimming pool. Bathroom is very clean with separate bath and shower.
The restaurant of the Bakubung Bush Lodge is a real winner. The terrace gives diners an uninterrupted view of the waterhole and the landscape scenery beyond. Just when you are amazed by the view while having your meals, you would also be pleasantly surprised by the company of some unusual friends, such as monkeys and different variety of beautiful birds.
The food at the lodge is great. On our checked in, to my surprise, we were told that our booking includes daily breakfast and dinner (it’s called half board, now I realise it’s normal in this part of the world). I thought that’s nice, but generally speaking I’m not fun of buffet, I thought it would be just touristy buffet dinner. How wrong I could be. The daily dinner was such a feast. The photo here couldn’t even show everything there. That roast lamb was the best meat I’ve tasted, it’s juicy, tasty and melting in my mouth. I even regretted having some salad before I tasted that meat.
Overall, it’s a wonderful experience, we would be happy to recommend Bakubung Bush Lodge to anyone.
Tips: make sure to close the door to balcony all the time to avoid unwanted intruders - monkeys
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Bakubung Bush Hotel Pilanesberg National Park