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Golden Leopard Resorts - Bakgatla Resort

3.0 star property
Family-friendly lodge in Pilanesberg National Park with safari and outdoor pool

7.4/10 Good

36 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Bathtub
Pilanesberg National Park, Pilanesberg National Park, North West, 0314
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Free supervised childcare
  • Children's pool
  • Spa services
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
Feel at home
  • Supervised childcare (free)
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Kitchen
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

Getting around

  • O.R. Tambo Intl. Airport (JNB) - 162 min drive

About this property

Golden Leopard Resorts - Bakgatla Resort

3-star family-friendly lodge in a rural location
You can look forward to game and wildlife viewing, a terrace, and a garden at Golden Leopard Resorts - Bakgatla Resort. Treat yourself to spa services, such as a hot stone massage, aromatherapy, or reflexology. Be sure to enjoy a meal at the onsite local and international cuisine restaurant. Free WiFi in public areas is available to all guests, along with a playground and dry cleaning/laundry services.
Other perks include:
  • An outdoor pool and a children's pool
  • Free self parking
  • Full breakfast (surcharge), a safari, and a front desk safe
  • A 24-hour front desk, game drive on site, and barbecue grills
  • Guest reviews speak well of the dining options, breakfast, and helpful staff
Room features
All 33 rooms boast comforts such as separate dining areas.
Extra amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with deep soaking tubs
  • Patios, separate dining areas, and kitchens



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
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At a glance

Hotel size

  • 33 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Free supervised childcare


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills

Traveling with children

  • Children's pool
  • Playground
  • Free supervised childcare/activities

What to do

  • Safari

Working away

  • Meeting room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services


  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker

What to enjoy

  • Patio
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate living room

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Separate bathtub and shower

Food and drink

  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages, and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology.


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: ZAR 300.0 per stay

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 125.00 per person (approximately)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Golden Leopard Resort s Bakgatla Resort
Golden Leopard s Bakgatla Resort Pilanesberg National Park
Golden Leopard s Bakgatla Resort
Goln Leopard s Bakgatla
Golden Leopard Resorts - Bakgatla Resort Lodge

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Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

8/10 Very good

It was a good stay. Warm welcome by reception and friendly staff in restaurant. Had a problem with the mattress and it was assessed and changed as requested
T, 2-night family trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Good value -if you know what to expect.
I read previous reports and they were accurate---So we got what we expected which was comfortable and good. (it may be a bit overpriced for what you get but lets not get picky) The resort needs funds and maintenance for chalets and sprucing up of Restaurant. The staff try hard but have limited resources. Grounds and all areas clean and nicely kept. Pool area is great--Temp up to 39 while we were there
Mr, 2-night family trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

The facilities were very comfortable. Enjoyed the peace and quiet. No wifi and Eskom did turn off the electricity periodically. The camp has a backup generator which allowed electricity, but there is no cell service when the electricity is out.
3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Mixed feeling but still great over all
It’s really nice but definitely needs maintenance and repairs around the attractions . A simple layer of paint and a bit of filler will go along way in the public rest rooms . None of the hand driers worked and the super thin single ply toilet roll is so thin that you cannot even pull it of the roll from the dispensers without it tearing . You should try doing that while while wiping your child’s butt . The ground around the pool is completely covered in paper thorns so barefoot around the pool is a no no for sure . The campsite grounds are well swept but unfortunately on consist of sand and stones so thank goodness I wasn’t camping . Other than that the chalet was very comfortable and had everything you need and nicely laid out . I don’t know who they are but there are a bunch of people driving around in fancy cars with GP number plates and park official magnetic signs on there vehicles that actually become a bit of a nuisance around good sightings trying to tell people where they should be parking but they are actually causing more havoc than anything else as well as approach you telling you to move on because they heard on the radio that the leopard has moved on and we don’t need to sit there anymore meanwhile I just saw the leopard as well as the direction it went in so if I want to sit and wait for it again I shouldn’t be lied to but I find it very odd that non of the “Official” vehicles leave the area . It’s like they want it to themselves .
Lyle, 2-night family trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

Manav, 1-night family trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Life in the bundus
Potentially great holiday place but there is need to improve on overall service. Every evening there was water shortage. Wifi also not good so its not a good place to mix business with pleasure.
Charity, 2-night family trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Gareth, 1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

Nice Location - Bad memories
Reception Staff - Casually dressed, made no attempt to familiarise us with facility. Units poorly maintained. Grass around unit not cut for some time.
1-night romance trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Been there, Done That, Never again...
Cheaply constructed and cramped "chalets". There is no internet, even though it is advertised...would not have stayed there had I known that. Free breakfast could use some help?
Robert, 2-night trip with friends
Verified guest review