Bakubung Bush Lodge ILR04 – price per person, incl

Includes Dinner, Bed, Breakfast & a Game Drive. A mere two hours drive north of Johannesburg and Pretoria and you’ll find yourself in the tranquil heart of the bush. Pilanesberg National Park is home to the gargantuan shapes of Africa’s giants – elephants, rhino and buffalo.

Game Drive 1 Complimentary Game Drive per person, per day.
Extra game drives are charged
Bush Braai No surcharge
Bush braai’s are held (weather permitting) every Wednesday and Saturday night.

Legacy Junior Rangers program 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.

If you’re fortunate, you may catch a glimpse of the stealthy leopard or lion, stately king of the bush. Wild country indeed, but without the risk of malaria.

Tucked in the expanses of the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park, Bakubung, or the People of the Hippo, provides guests with the peace and tranquilty of a true bush experience coupled with the luxury and service you’ve come to expect from a bush lodge.

The Pilanesberg National Park is located in the North West Province of South Africa, north west of Pretoria and is administered by the North West Parks and Tourism Board. Unlike most other national parks in South Africa, the Pilanesberg is not managed by South African National Parks. At 55000 hectares making it the fourth largest national park in South Africa.

The crater of a long extinct volcano is the setting of Pilanesberg National Park – 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.

The area is fringed by three concentric ridges or rings of hills – the formation rises from the surrounding plains like a bubble. The structure of the park is termed the “Pilanesberg National Park Alkaline Ring Complex”. The very topography makes the area a feast for the eye. Here are syenite koppies, thickly forested ravines, typical bushveld and rolling grasslands and lightly wooded areas.

Towards the centre of the park is Thabayadiotso, “the Proud Mountain” and the beauty of Pilanesberg is reflected in a large central lake, the Mankwe Dam.

Over time, wind and water have carved a spectacular landscape with rocky outcrops, open grasslands, wooded valleys and thickets.

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Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa

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  • Air conditioning
  • Internet access
  • Satellite TV
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Communal pool
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  1. Pauline

    The place is beautiful to stay at and the game drive was nice. The reason to only give it 3 stars is that
    – the driver was rushing the drive and often had to be called to stop to see an animal other travelers had spotted.
    The venue is great but when you get woken up at 7am by the hectic noise of lawnmowers it does spoil one’s sense of “being in the bush”.
    Wendy was very helpful and profesional


    The receptionists should be able to explain little details clearly like extra money to be paid on for instance spa vouchers.The checking in and out should be stuck to and never let arrivals wait for their rooms having arrived on time.
    I dont know if its you or them at the Lodge I was refered as LINDIWE as oppose to FIKILE thats unacceptable


    As always at Bakubung we had a great time. However we asked to be moved from our original room because of rowdiness nxt door. Screaming babies. The Wednesday night bush braai was OK. Food was not great and the coffee was coffee bags. When we 1st went it was filter coffee. So we didn’t go to the Saturday night bush braai. The staff is just amazing.

  4. Glyn

    We had an amazing time. The hotel rooms were really comfy and well sized. The staff were friendly and the surrounds were beautiful.

    Hi Dominique
    Thank you once again for all your assistance with booking Bakubung for both me and my sister recently. You went out of your way to make things work for us you were amazing and it is really appreciated!

  5. Laverne Redelinghuys

    Wonderful, helpful and friendly staff. Everyone included ….Reception staff, restaurant and housekeeping… exceptional service. Thank you.
    Highly recommended to assist in planning a trouble free, stressless holiday. Thank you My Holiday Homes Service for a wonderful holiday.

  6. Madri Stassen

    Very pleasant and relaxing experience with friendly staff and great food!
    Prompt response time and very approachable (easy to contact at all times).

  7. Memory

    It’s a great place to take the kids. The animals literary come to your door step!
    Wendy was great and it was her suggestion to visit Bakubung after my other options were fully booked

  8. Suzie Bostock

    Lovely resort and setting
    Excellent service

  9. Joey Nkgapele

    Hey I really enjoyed this holidays, what a perfect place, its even better than hotels, very reccomended to all, the rooms, dining place very neat, and great food, staff also very friendly
    Greta place to stay, very neat rooms, friendly staff and great food

  10. Carol Gravette

    We had a wonderful stay at Bakubung. The staff were exceptionally helpful, the food was lovely and the attitude of the game rangers was fun and we learnt a lot. Will most certainly return and recommend
    Wendy Mohan was an absolute pleasure to deal with. Nothing was too much trouble and she was quick to respond. Everything involved in the booking was very well handled. Will be delighted to deal with Wendy again

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