Bakubung Bush Lodge

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The Bakubung Bush Lodge, which is a member property of the "Legacy Hotels & Resorts" group of South Africa, offers couples, families with children as well as conference delegates an unforgettable stay in the African bush.

The lodge is situated 170 km away from Johannesburg and only a short 10 minutes drive away from the famous Sun City Resort. 

The four-star lodge nestles in the Pilanesberg National Park of South Africa.  Set in South Africa's North West Province, the malaria-free, 'Big Five' Pilanesberg National Park is home to rhinos, lions, buffaloes, elephants, leopards and many other animals which can be admired in their natural environment on adventurous game drives.

The Bush Lodge offers 76 well-appointed, air-conditioned, rooms which are thatched. The rooms are decorated in an African theme with providing modern conveniences to guarantee a comfortable and relaxing stay.

The comfortable rooms at the lodge provide either two double beds or one king-size bed.  With en suite bathrooms which including a shower additional amenities such as direct dial telephone, tea/coffee machine, colour TV (with DStv bouquet), a hairdryer, plug for electric shaver and internet connectivity are available. The rooms have doors that lead onto either a patio or balcony from where views of the waterhole and the Pilanesberg National Park can be enjoyed.

The popular restaurant at the lodge serves mouth-watering breakfasts, lunches as well as dinners with different themes ranging from African to Indian and Asian.  It is on Wednesday and Saturday nights when guests have the chance to participate in a bush braai at the boma set in the Pilanesberg National Park or enjoy the chef's carvery in the main restaurant. 

Exciting facilities and activities are on offer at the Pilanesberg's lodge.  Thrilling game drives through the Pilanesberg National Park, tennis, swimming and spa treatments as well as Elephant Back Safaris and Hot Air Balloon Safaris are only some of the activities which guests can enjoy.

Activities and facilities:

  • 76 hotel rooms
  • bar and restaurant
  • DStv bouquet
  • ‘Big Five' game viewing
  • guided bush walks & game drives
  • floodlit tennis court
  • action cricket
  • outdoor boma
  • children's playground
  • conference facilities for up to 120 delegates
  • Internet connectivity in rooms
  • swimming pool
  • Internet lounge
  • volleyball
  • Nôkô Kalahari Health & Beauty Spa
  • Shuttle transfers to the Sun City Resort, Casino & Entertainment Centre.

Game Drives

The lodge provides guests with the opportunity to participate in the early morning and late afternoon game drives which lead into the darkness.

Bush Braais

The popular bush braai for guests takes place in the boma which is situated 10 minutes from the lodge. The menu consists of traditional South African dishes. The unique combination of game drives and bush braais make for a special evening not to be forgotten.

Featuring various conference venues, the lodge offers a great location from where to conduct business meetings, conferences as well as other formal business events.  With independent air conditioning as well as wall-to-wall carpeting, the conference venues are spacious and comfortable. In addition to the conference packages, secretarial services, as well as Internet and email access, are available.

Standard conference equipment:

  • overhead projector
  • 35mm slide projector
  • lectern
  • TV and VCR
  • wall screen
  • flipchart and whiteboard
  • PA system
  • microphone
  • DVD Player.

With many different activities to enjoy including game drives, bush walks, birding, picnicking and in-house entertainment, the lodge in the Pilanesberg offers the popular Junior Ranger’s programme, which allows parents to enrol their kids in a unique, educational and fun experience. Under the supervision of trained staff, parents can rest assured that their kids are well looked after whilst participating in a host of educational activities allowing the whole family a great getaway.

The Pilanesberg National Park in the North West Province of South Africa, northwest of Pretoria, is administered by the North West Parks and Tourism Board and is with its 55 000 hectares the fourth largest national park in the country.

The crater of a long-extinct volcano dominates the Pilanesberg National Park. The crater is a fascinating alkaline complex produced by volcanic eruptions some 1300 million years ago. Pilanesberg is one of the largest volcanic complexes of its kind in the world. Its rare rock types and structure make it a unique geological feature. Over time, wind and water have carved a spectacular landscape with rocky outcrops, open grasslands, wooded valleys and thickets.


  • 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 lodge located?

The 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 Bush Lodge?

The Pilanesberg Airport, which is a domestic airport, is located only a short 10 minutes drive away from the 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 lodge?

The best available rates can be booked by contacting us: or on 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 lodge ideal for children?

Yes, the 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 outdoor swimming as well.

Does the lodge have wheelchair accessible rooms?

Yes, the 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.
What is the contact number for reservations?

The contact numbers to make a reservation at Bakubung Bush Lodge are:

•  Cape Town Reservations +27 (0) 21 794 9050
•  Durban Reservations: +27 (0) 31 941 5945
•  Johannesburg Reservations: +27 (0) 10 446 8045.

Alternatively, you can check availability and book online by clicking here.

What is the cost of a room at Bakubung Bush Lodge?
The average per night rate at Bakubung Bush Lodge is R3,240.00 to R7,450.00.
Where about is Bakubung Bush Lodge located?
Bakubung Bush Lodge is located at the following location / address: Pilanesberg National Park.