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Bakubung Bush Lodge
Bakubung Bush Lodge - Luxury accommodation set within the Pilanesberg, where a place of breath-taking beauty and serenity lies.

Bakubung Bush Lodge is concealed within the rich expanses of the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park and offers you everything you need to get in touch with the bush.

These Pilanesberg lodges are set in an area where the Big 5 roam, a mere 2 hour drive from the hectic lifestyle of Johannesburg. Bakubung, or “People of the Hippo”, offers you everything you need in regards to comfortable and luxury accommodation. With the bush just outside your window you will be able to relax and take in everything about the bush and the animals living around you.

Bakubung Bush Lodge has some of the best accommodation in the Pilanesberg and offers an amazing family holiday experience.

Bakubung Bush Lodge Accommodation
- 76 Hotel Rooms
Our studio rooms either have two double beds or one king-size bed, en suite bathroom, including a shower, air conditioner, direct dial telephone, tea/coffee machine, colour TV (with DStv bouquet), a hairdryer, plug for electric shaver and internet connectivity. All hotel rooms have doors leading onto either a balcony or a patio, and have panoramic views of the Park and the Hippo Pool.

Children ages 13 - 17 years will be accommodated free of charge on a room only basis and will be charged R500 per child per day for breakfast, dinner and one game drive, if sharing with one or two adults.

Facilities at Bakubung Bush Lodge
Volleyball Court
Welcome to all families and guests, take on a challenge with a good game of volleyball!

Swimming Pool
The swimming pool is located next to the cocktail bar so guests may enjoy a delicious drink or meal either in the shade of the bar or by the poolside for the sun lovers.

Restaurant and bar
The Bakubung restaurant caters for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy our African themed spit braai on Fridays. On Wednesday and Saturday nights you can book for the bush braai at our Boma in the park, or enjoy our Chef`s carvery in the main restaurant. The Bakubung restaurant has various options to choose from. For an unforgettable dining experience try a bush braai around a huge fire in the Boma. If bush dining is not your thing, then dine in comfort in the main restaurant and choose from the Chef`s carvery to your heart`s content. Meals are currently served at these times:
Breakfast: Daily from 07h00 to 09h30
Lunch: Daily from 12h30 to 14h30
Dinner: Daily from 18h30 to 22h00
Room Service: Daily from 11h00 to 21h00
Marula Grill Snack Menu: Daily from 11h00 to 21h00

Internet Lounge
For our busy travellers who need to continue with business as usual, we have an internet lounge for their convenience and comfort.
Whether on holiday or on a business trip, internet connectivity is available in all rooms.

DSTV Bouquet
Guests are able to enjoy a selection of DStv channels available in every room.

Conference Facilities for up to 120 guests
Ensuring the success of your meeting or conference is all in a day`s work for us. Simply choose the conference package that best suits your needs, and we will assist you with the little details.

Boma
On Wednesday and Saturday nights an option is to book our bush braai at our Boma in the park, an incredible warm and rustic atmosphere in the heart of the park.

2 Flood-lit tennis courts
For the sports lovers, join us for a game of tennis amidst the serenity of the bush!

Wildlife Activities
Game Drives
- 1 Complimentary Game Drive per day per adult and children.
- Children aged 12 years and younger will receive 1 complimentary game drive per child per day.
- Additional game drives are charged at R450 per adult / R225 per child between the ages of 0 - 17 years.

Game drive times
May / 08h00 or 15h30
June - July / 08h00 or 15h00
August / 08h00 or 15h30
September / 06h00 or 16h00
October - March / 05h30 or 16h30
April / 06h00 or 16h00

Game drives last approximately 3 hours, depending on weather conditions and animal sightings in the park.

A Minimum stay of 2 nights over a weekend.

Junior Rangers Program
Legacy Junior Rangers programme is available for all children aged 6-12 years. Activities are geared around natural resource protection, environmental education and responsible recreation offering a special opportunity to explore the Pilanesberg National Park. The Junior Rangers Program is available at a small additional cost to parents and usually takes 2 days to complete. On completion of the program, children will be including in a graduation ceremony and will be given a certificate and badges for activities completed.

Bush Braais
Bush braais are held (weather permitting) every Wednesday and Saturday night. If you would like to book a bush braai on an alternative night, a minimum of 30 people is required. If numbers drop below 30, the full rate for 30 people will be charged.
Prices may be subject to change. Non-residential rates available on request.

See also a list of Pilanesberg Adventures.

Facilities & Services:

  • Babies
  • Children under 12 years
  • Honeymoon Couples
  • Elderly
  • Babysitting Service
  • Conference facilities
  • Team Building
  • Restaurant
  • Curio Shop
  • Internet Access
  • Parking (open and off-street)
  • English
  • Swimming Pool
  • Playground
  • Volleyball




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Bakubung Bush Lodge Guest Reviews

Average Guest Rating: 
  4.4 out of 5 based on 47 reviews. - View all Guest Reviews


The rooms are very nice and clean. Nice swimming pool. The buffet offers a lot more than you can eat. After some B&B I had the feeling it is a little bit overcrowded there. Don`t miss the free game drives.
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 Reviewed by Joerg Falk over a year ago

Excellent thank you
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 Reviewed by STEFAN BASSON over a year ago

We wish to express our appreciation to the Bakubung family we were well looked after, we definitely visiting the place very soon
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 Reviewed by Don Moahlodi over a year ago

Excellent venue wonderful stay
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 Reviewed by Johan Viljoen over a year ago

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