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Bakubung Bush Lodge


Bakubung Bush Lodge, meaning “People of the Hippo”, is situated in the expanse of the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park. The lodge provides luxury, service and the peace and tranquillity of a true bush experience. Here you can enjoy boma braais, while children can join the junior rangers program or explore the adventure playground.

The trained field guides can take you on guided bush walks and game drives, showing you the fauna and flora of the area.

Bakubung Bush Lodge

  • 76 Standard Studio Rooms (1 wheelchair accessible)
  • Twenty rooms with King Size Beds
  • Fifty-six rooms with 2 x Double Beds

The boma really captures the spirit of Africa. It’s very relaxing to sit around the fire, listening to the sounds of the bush at night. You can enjoy a bush dinner at the boma.

The Bakubung Bush Lodge has a restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The restaurant offers a buffet breakfast and either a buffet or table d’hôte lunch and dinner.

Relax and experience the sights and sounds of the Pilanesberg National Park from a giraffe’s point of view while indulging in a refreshing cocktail at Thutlwa Pool Bar.


  • Standard rooms: 2 x double beds or 1 x king-size bed
  • All rooms have en-suite bathrooms and air-conditioning
  • Tea/coffee machine, DSTV, phone and hairdryer
  • All rooms have a balcony or patio with a view
  • Pool bar & ladies bar
  • Junior Ranger program
  • Bush dinners on request
  • Game drives, guided game walks
  • The Internet is free and unlimited
  • Boma
  • Two floodlit tennis courts
  • Swimming pool
  • Volleyball and a kids’ playground
  • Table tennis and darts
  • Board games
  • Action cricket
  • Game drives and trails
  • Babysitting available on request
  • Medical services on-call
  • Curio shop
  • Helipad

All hotel rooms have doors leading onto either a balcony or a patio. These have beautiful views of the Pilanesberg National Park and the hippo pool.

The Marula Grill snack menu is available on the terrace from 11h00–to 21h00.
The Motswedi ladies’ cocktail bar is open from 09h00–01h00 daily.
The bar offers a range of imported beers, spirits, wines and cigars.

Conference facilities

  • Data projectors
  • Built-in screen (2,44 x 2,44m) in all conference rooms
  • Portable screens
  • Overhead projectors
  • Lectern
  • TV-monitors
  • VHS-video machine
  • Flip charts
  • Big-screen video projector
  • Air-conditioning units
  • ISDN-lines
  • Secretarial services (by prior arrangement)
  • Facsimile and photocopying
  • Conference-call facilities
  • Lapel microphone
  • Portable PA-system


  • Take the N4 toll road to Rustenburg (Bakwena Platinum Highway).
  • Stay on the toll road.
  • Take the Sun City off-ramp (R556 – Sun City/Majakaneng).
  • Turn right over the highway and follow this road (watch out for speed traps at the villages!), passing three 4-way stops.
  • Keep going until you reach Sun City.
  • 5 km past Sun City – turn right at the Bakubung Gate sign – following the road through the village.
  • Enter the Bakubung Gate and follow the directions to the lodge.


GPS Coordinates:

  • Black Rhino Game Reserve: 25°10’54.35″S 26°57’18.25″E
  • Bakubung Bush Lodge : -25° 20’ 430″ S | 27° 03’ 220″ E


Check-In Time: 14h00 pm
Check-Out Time: 10h00 am

  • Please make prior arrangements if you will not be able to accommodate these times.
  • Arrange Transfers before your arrival.

Child Policy

The child policy at Bakubung Bush Lodge aims to act in our guests’ best interest and safety.
We are within a National Park and Game Reserve, where animals roam freely.
Animals are wild and will always react according to their instincts.

  • Children ages 12 years and younger are free on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis if sharing with one or two adults.
  • Children 13–17 years will be accommodated free of charge on a room only basis (will be charged 50% of the meal rate if sharing with one or two adults).
  • Charges for children at standard rates for game drives.
  • Children occupying their rooms will be at the full adult rate.

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Pilanesberg National Park Includes


  • Accommodation
  • Dinner, Bed & Breakfast includes dinner, bed and breakfast and 1 game drive (per adult) per day
  • Full Board includes dinner, bed, breakfast, lunch and 2 game drives (per adult) per day
  • 15% VAT
Pilanesberg National Park Excludes


  • Transfers
  • Beverages
  • Additional meals or activities
  • Gratuities
  • Personal and medical insurance
Pilanesberg National Park Accommodation Information


MINIMUM STAY: 2 nights over weekends (Friday, Saturday); 1 night midweek (Sunday to Thursday)
  • Rates are per room per night.
  • Dinner, Bed & Breakfast includes dinner, bed and breakfast and 1 game drive (per adult) per day.
  • Full Board includes dinner, bed, breakfast, lunch and 2 game drives (per adult) per day.
  • Visa and MasterCard credit cards are accepted.
  • Contact us for BAR (Best Available Rates)
  • Note that the BAR rates fluctuate due to availability. The final rate will be given on confirmation of booking.
Pilanesberg National Park Product Pricing


Bakubung Bush Lodge Rates

DINNER, BED AND BREAKFAST 1 Jan – 30 April; 1 Sep – 31 Dec 2024 1 May – 31 Aug 2024
Standard Room - Double room per night R 5970 R 4770
Single Room per night R 4810 R 3610
Luxury Room - Double room per night R 6720 R 5520
Single room per night R 5560 R 4360
Executive Suites - per Suite per night R 9510 R 8310
FULL BOARD 1 Jan – 30 April; 1 Sep – 31 Dec 2024 1 May – 31 Aug 2024
Standard Room - Double room per night R 8050 R 6850
Single room per night R 6130 R 4930
Luxury Room - Double room per night R 8800 R 7600
Single room per night R 7630 R 6430
Executive Suites - Double room per night R 11580 R 10380
Pilanesberg National Park Accommodation Location


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