Bakubung Bush Lodge

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Bakubung Bush Lodge commands a magnificent location in the Pilanesberg National Park.

The Bakubung Bush Lodge is located on the edge of a hill surveying the Pilanesberg and elephants are often seen from the viewing deck.

The Bakubung lodge name translates as People of the Hippo, offers leisure guests, families and conference delegates an unforgettable stay in the untamed African bush.

The Bakubung is 178 km from Johannesburg, and the famous Sun City is only a few km away. The lodge features 77 beautifully appointed air-conditioned, thatched rooms. Featuring decor in an African theme, they offer modern conveniences to ensure a comfortable and relaxing stay.

The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner featuring different themes including African, Indian, and Asian. On Wednesday and Saturday nights, guests may enjoy a bush braai at the outdoor boma in the national park itself, or enjoy the Chef's carvery in the main restaurant.

The bush braai, is an enormous fire in the boma, makes for an impressive evening adventure. Bakubung Lodge is an ideal venue for events of various sizes.

With wall-to-wall carpeting and independent air conditioning, the conference venues are spacious and comfortable. The meeting packages, secretarial services as well as Internet and email access are available.

Under the supervision of trained Bakubung staff, parents can rest assured that their children are well looked after while participating in a host of educational activities allowing the whole family a great getaway. Activities offered are geared towards the protection of natural resources and environmental education providing an exceptional opportunity to explore the Pilanesberg park.

Bakubung events have been created for children between the ages of 4 to 12 years to encourage an appreciation for nature and conservation. Kids learn about the history of the park and partake in wildlife hike that allows children the opportunity to learn about the animals and the sounds of various birds.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Balconies
  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • TV

Facilities Available at Bakubung Bush Lodge

  • Boardroom Facilities
  • Boma
  • Children's playground
  • Conference venue
  • Curio Shop
  • Hotel Bar
  • Lounge
  • Nearby Casino
  • Nearby golf course
  • Nearby Gym
  • Nearby Spa
  • Open Air Boma
  • Outdoor patio
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis court
  • Terrace
  • Volleyball field
  • Wellness centre
  • Wheelchair accessible rooms

More Information on Bakubung Bush Lodge

FAQs about Bakubung Bush Lodge
Where is the Bakubung Bush Lodge located?

The Bakubung Bush Lodge is situated in the malaria free, Big Five Pilanesberg National Park of South Africa in the North West Province.  The lodge can be reached from the OR Tambo International Airport within a two and a half hours drive.  Guests enjoy the facilities of a leisure resort whilst being able to enjoy adventurous game drives in the national park.

What airports are closest to the Bakubung Bush Lodge?

The Pilanesberg Airport, which is a domestic airport, is located only a short 10 minutes drive away from the Bakubung Bush Lodge.  The Lanseria Airport is about a 2 hours car drive away from the Lodge and the OR Tambo Johannesburg International Airport is a 2 and a half hours drive away.

How can I book the best rates for Bakubung Lodge?

The best available rates can be booked by contacting us: / 021 794 9050.

The rates include breakfast and dinner as well as one game drive in the Pilanesberg National Park per person per one night's stay.

Is the Bakubung Bush Lodge ideal for children?

Yes, the Bakubung Bush Lodge is an ideal family safari destination.  With it being in a malaria-free region, it is ideal for families travelling with kids as no malaria prophylaxis needs to be taken.  The family rooms are spacious and can accommodate two adults with two kids sharing under the age of 12 years.

The game drives are suitable for children and during holidays a game ranger program for children is offered whereby kids enjoy thrilling activities whilst learning about wildlife.  The resort's facilities are also great for families which include an outdoor swimming as well.

Does the Bakubung Lodge have wheelchair accessible rooms?

Yes, the Bakubung Bush Lodge in the Pilanesberg features wheelchair accessible room.

Facilities of Wheelchair Accessible Rooms:

  • One wheelchair accessible room has two double beds
  • Air conditioning
  • Wheelchair accessible shower and toilet
  • DStv bouquet
  • Direct dialling telephones
  • Electric shaving plugs
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • International multi plugs
  • Electronic safe
  • Minibar stocked on request.

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

Honeymoon Package

Enjoy wonderful added value extras when staying at the 4-star Bakubung Bush Lodge in the Pilanesberg National Park during your honeymoon.

Included in the rate:



  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Complimentary "Place of the Hippo" spa treatment per person
  • A private game drive with a sparkling wine sundowner and Romantic Rose petal turndown

Excluded from the rate:

  •  Items of a personal nature
  • Beverages

Terms and Conditions:

  • Subject to availability
  • Only valid for honeymooners
  • Package to be requested when booking
  • Valid until 31 December 2019

Full Board Rate

Stay at Bakubung Bush Lodge in the Pilanesberg with Breakfast, lunch, dinner and two game drives per person per day included in the Full Board package.

Included in the rate:

  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and 2 game drives per person per day

Excluded from the rate:

  • Items of a personal nature

Terms and Conditions:

  • Subject to availability