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Bakubung Bush Lodge
Bakubung Bush Lodge, luxury accommodation set within the Pilanesberg Game Reserve, 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 Game Reserve 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 Game Reserve and offers an amazing family holiday experience.

Accommodation Bakubung Bush Lodge
- 76 Hotel Rooms

Standard Queen Room
- 11 Standard Queen Rooms have two queen size beds
- Air conditioning
- Bathrooms with separate bath, shower and toilet
- DStv bouquet
- Direct dialling telephones
- Electric shaving plugs
- Coffee and tea making facilities
- Hairdryer
- International multi plugs
- Electronic safe
- Minibar stocked on request

Standard Twin Room
- 55 Standard Twin Rooms have two double beds
- Air conditioning
- Bathrooms with separate bath, shower and toilet
- DStv bouquet
- Direct dialling telephones
- Electric shaving plugs
- Coffee and tea making facilities
- Hairdryer
- International multi plugs
- Electronic safe
- Minibar stocked on request

Standard King Room
- Our 20 Standard King Rooms have one king size bed
- Air conditioning
- Bathrooms with separate bath, shower and toilet
- DStv bouquet
- Direct dialling telephones
- Electric shaving plugs
- Coffee and tea making facilities
- Hairdryer
- International multi plugs
- Electronic safe
- Minibar stocked on request

Luxury King Room
- 9 Luxury King Rooms have one king size bed
- Air conditioning
- Bathrooms with separate bath, shower and toilet
- Lounge area with couch
- DStv bouquet
- Direct dialling telephones
- Electric shaving plugs
- Tea and coffee making facilities
- Hairdryer
- International multi plugs
- Electronic safe
- Minibar stocked on request

Executive Suite
- 4 Executive Suites have one king size bed
- Air conditioning
- Bathrooms with separate bath, shower and toilet
- Lounge area with couch
- DStv bouquet
- Direct dialling telephones
- Electric shaving plugs
- Tea and coffee making facilities
- VIP amenities
- Hairdryer
- International multi plugs
- Electronic safe

Children Policy:
Bakubung Bush Lodge - Children can only be accommodated in a Standard room if sharing with one or two adults.

Dinner Bed and Breakfast rate - Children aged 12 years and younger (maximum two children per room) will be accommodated free of charge on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis including one game drive, if sharing with one or two adults. Children aged 13-17 years will be accommodated free of charge on a room only basis and will be charged R590.00 per child per day for breakfast, dinner and one game drive, if sharing with one or two adults.

Full Board rate - Children aged 12 years and younger (maximum two children per room) will be accommodated free of charge on a full board basis inclusive of dinner, bed, breakfast, lunch and two game drives per day, if sharing with one or two adults. Children aged 13-17 years will be accommodated free of charge on a room only basis and will be charged R990.00 per child per day for breakfast, lunch, dinner and two game drives, if sharing with one or two adults.

Children can only be accommodated in a Standard room if sharing with one or two adults.

Dinner Bed and Breakfast rate - Children aged 12 years and younger (maximum two children per room) will be accommodated free of charge on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis including one game drive, if sharing with one or two adults. Children aged 13-17 years will be accommodated free of charge on a room only basis and will be charged R540.00 per child per day for breakfast, dinner and one game drive, if sharing with one or two adults.

Full Board rate - Children aged 12 years and younger (maximum two children per room) will be accommodated free of charge on a full board basis inclusive of dinner, bed, breakfast, lunch and two game drives per day, if sharing with one or two adults. Children aged 13-17 years will be accommodated free of charge on a room only basis and will be charged R910.00 per child per day for breakfast, lunch, dinner and two game drives, 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 48 reviews. - View all Guest Reviews


On the positive side: Lovely setting. luxurious room, dining area stunning - loved all the fires. Food and service excellent. On the negative: too expensive, could not find Rooms 300-312 easily. Game drive vehicle too large so could not take the side roads. Glass door on shower unnecessary
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 Reviewed by Heather Woodgate on 3 August 2019

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