Tucked in the expansive malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park, Bakubung, meaning “People of the Hippo”, is a bush lodge that has just what your family is looking for. Peace and tranquillity are merged with a range of adventurous and relaxing activities for your family to choose from in the midst of the mesmerising South African bush.
Set where the Big 5 roam, this lodge is a mere two hour drive from the bustling city of Johannesburg. Bakubung has plenty of activities for children or the whole family to enjoy together including two floodlit tennis courts, a swimming pool, volleyball and a kid’s playground, table tennis, darts, board games and action cricket. The game drives and trails offer the perfect opportunity for the spotting of exciting African wildlife and the famous Big 5. You can also enjoy a bush walk, or some birding. But there is something extra special at Bakubung, developed specifically for the younger members of the family, called The Junior Ranger’s Programme.
This programme has been designed for children between 6 and 12 years of age, but exceptions can be made. It’s fun-filled, action-packed and will teach your child about the African bush and all its amazing creatures. While the children are off gallivanting in the bush, take the opportunity to slip off to the restaurant or bar for a meal or cocktail, or pop into the newly opened Bakubung Spa and pamper yourself from head to toe. This is some of the best accommodation in the Pilanesberg and has everything you need to create the amazing family holiday you’ve always dreamed of. Plan your trip here: lstyl.com/yFr7Cy