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Bakubung Bush Lodge in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve

Bakubung Bush Lodge in Pilanesberg Game Reserve

  • Grading: Four Star

Address: Pilanesberg Game Reserve, North West Province, South Africa.

Number of rooms: 76 • Bed capacity: 152


Bakubung Bush Lodge offers luxury accommodation in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve. Pilanesberg Game Reserve hosts the Big 5 amongst many other mammals and bird species. It is situated in the North West Province and is in a malaria free area close to Sun City and approximately 2 hours drive from Johannesburg.


Bakubung Bush Lodge has 76 rooms with air-conditioning, bath, shower, direct dial telephone, colour TV (8 channels), electric shaving plug (100/220V), hair dryer and internet connectivity.

The rooms have doors leading onto either a patio or balcony and have panoramic views of the Park and the Hippo Pool.


Bakubung Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. On Wednesday and Saturday nights an option is to book our bush braai at our boma in the park.


Rates include dinner, bed, breakfast and one complimentary game drive per person per night stayed.

Rates are quoted per night

Terms & Conditions

  • Minimum of 2 nights stay over a weekend
  • Rates are subject to availability and are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Rates are inclusive of VAT at 14%
  • Rates exclude the 1% Tourism Levy

1 January to 30 April & 1 September to 31 December 2016

Standard Room Double - R4800
Standard Room Single - R3395

Luxury Room Double - R5185
Luxury Room Single - R3790

Executive Suite - R6285

1 May - 31 August 2016

Standard Room Double - R4090
Standard Room Single - R2890

Luxury Room Double - R4475
Luxury Room Single - R3290

Executive Suite - R5330

[updated: 14-01-2016] Click here for Bakubung Bush Lodge Enquiries & Bookings

Child Policy

  • Children of all ages are welcome
  • Children 12 years and under stay and eat free when sharing with one or two parents, and children 13 to 17 will stay free when sharing with one or two parents but pay 50% of meal prices
  • Children 12 years and under receive a free game drive per day when sharing with parent/s
  • Children between the ages of 13 and 17 (sharing with one or two parents) will stay free but pay 50% of the game drive price
  • Children of all ages are welcome on game drives. The lodge will allocate a vehicle specifically for families with young children, which shall leave slightly earlier than the regular game vehicle.
  • Junior Ranger's Programme
  • Baby sitting can be arranged at the lodge at an additional charge

Please note: Rates are subject to change without prior notice.

Game Drives

  • Due to popularity and at times limited availability, all game drives have to be booked in advance
  • Extra game drives will be at an extra cost

Wildlife Activities

The Malaria free Pilanesberg Game Reserve is a popular wildlife destination and Bakubung Bush Lodge is the perfect base from which to enjoy the Big Five and the rich diversity of indigenous flora and fauna.

Venture on a game drive in the early morning or late afternoon to evening when the animals are out and about to ensure that you won't be disappointed.

Wildlife Safaris

  • Big Five game viewing
  • Safari game drives
  • Guided bush walks & game drives

Facilities & Services


  • Swimming pool
  • Pub & Restaurant
  • Spa (facial & body treatment)
  • Curio Shop
  • Two floodlit tennis courts
  • Table tennis & darts
  • Board games
  • Action cricket
  • Volleyball & kids playground

Facilities at Sun City (nearby)

  • Hot air ballooning
  • Golf (2 x 18 hole courses)
  • Tennis & Squash
  • Bowls
  • Water sports, wave pool
  • Horse riding
  • Aviary
  • Cinema & theatre
  • Casino
  • Health club & gymnasium
  • Crocodile Farm
  • Predator World

Bakubung Conference Facilities

Bakubung is an excellent conference venue with a range of state of the art equipment and facilities. For detailed information please enquire.


Fully Inclusive of welcome cocktail, dinner, bed, breakfast, light lunch, morning and afternoon coffee station, standard conference equipment and main venue hire.

1 January to 30 April 2015 & 1 September to 31 December 2015

[Minimum two night stay on a weekend]

Standard Rooms at Bakubung

R 3,390 Single person per room per night
R 4,780 Double occupancy per room per night

1 May 2015 to 31 August 2015

[Minimum two night stay on a weekend]

Standard Rooms

R 2,880 Single person per room per night
R 4,070 Double occupancy per room per night

Group & conference rates are applicable to bookings of 10 rooms or more


Bakubung Bush Lodge is perfectly located to host amongst others, weddings, birthdays, business breakfasts and lunches, seminars, cocktail receptions, dinner dances, banquets, private dinners, product launches and team-building exercises.

All of the above can be arranged to suit your specific requirements.


Bakubung Bush Lodge is located in the heart of the Pilanesberg National Park, an easy drive of 2 hours from Johannesburg and a mere 10 minutes from Sun City.


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