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Bakubung Bush Lodge

An African adventure awaits…


Less than a two-hour drive from Johannesburg and situated right at the entrance to the malaria-free, Big-5 Pilanesberg National Park, lies one of the most unforgettable bush getaways in South Africa. Bakubung Bush Lodge, fondly translated as “Place of the Hippo”, is an ideal destination for both families and MICE groups alike.

A variety of facilities and activities are available to keep everyone entertained including walking safaris, game drives, boma dinners, quad biking, world-class treatments at the Legacy Balance spa, as well as the ever-popular snake demos, archery lessons and Junior Rangers programme for kids.

Accommodation options range from spacious (dinner, bed and breakfast) hotel rooms and self-catering chalets, to luxurious villas, for those looking for a more exclusive retreat. Whatever your preference, business or leisure, Bakubung is the ideal destination for everyone.

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Dining

Marula Grill Restaurant

The Marula Grill Restaurant is open all day and conveniently located in a central part of the resort, overlooking the waterhole. Diners are often spoiled by visiting elephants coming for a late afternoon drink. Cuisine is a choice of a buffet feast or an à la carte carte menu with an extensive selection of dishes to suit all tastes. Seating is vast and guests can choose to dine inside or outside, with exterior seating available under a covered patio, or on the lawn under the stars. 

Breakfast: 07h00-09h30; Lunch: 12h30-14h00; Dinner: 18h30-21h30. A light terrace menu is available from 11h00-21h00.

 
Marula Grill Restaurant

The Marula Grill Restaurant is open all day and conveniently located in a central part of the resort, overlooking the waterhole. Diners are often spoiled by visiting elephants coming for a late afternoon drink. Cuisine is a choice of a buffet feast or an à la carte carte menu with an extensive selection of dishes to suit all tastes. Seating is vast and guests can choose to dine inside or outside, with exterior seating available under a covered patio, or on the lawn under the stars. 

Breakfast: 07h00-09h30; Lunch: 12h30-14h00; Dinner: 18h30-21h30. A light terrace menu is available from 11h00-21h00.

Bush Boma

On Wednesdays and Saturdays, Bakubung offers guests a unique dinner dining experience under the stars. Be escorted into the reserve by our rangers where you will enjoy a beautiful boma dinner set around the fire and illuminated by the golden glow of lanterns. This is a true way to enjoy deliciously handcrafted cuisine while immersing yourself in nature.

 
Bush Boma

On Wednesdays and Saturdays, Bakubung offers guests a unique dinner dining experience under the stars. Be escorted into the reserve by our rangers where you will enjoy a beautiful boma dinner set around the fire and illuminated by the golden glow of lanterns. This is a true way to enjoy deliciously handcrafted cuisine while immersing yourself in nature.

Residences

Bakubung Villas

Nestled inside the Pilanesberg National Park, a mere 2 hours' drive from Johannesburg, is the world renowned Bakubung Bush Lodge, a resort with immense status. Imagine waking up every morning with the soothing sounds of the African bush, the soft-textured light that literally calms your  soul and the feeling of being part of an African wonderland. The time of imagining is over. This unbelievable experience could be your reality  when you own an exclusive piece of paradise in Bakubung Villas. Set just outside the main resort and perched upon an undulating hill, are a handful of luxurious villa-style homes, perfect for guests looking for a more intimate destination. Each villa differs in size but all of them have their own private pool and the option to hire in a personal chef to whip up some delectable cuisine. The villas have unrestricted access to Bakubung Bush Lodge and its facilities and are the ideal vacation spot for groups of friends or sharing families.

 
Bakubung Villas

Nestled inside the Pilanesberg National Park, a mere 2 hours' drive from Johannesburg, is the world renowned Bakubung Bush Lodge, a resort with immense status. Imagine waking up every morning with the soothing sounds of the African bush, the soft-textured light that literally calms your  soul and the feeling of being part of an African wonderland. The time of imagining is over. This unbelievable experience could be your reality  when you own an exclusive piece of paradise in Bakubung Villas. Set just outside the main resort and perched upon an undulating hill, are a handful of luxurious villa-style homes, perfect for guests looking for a more intimate destination. Each villa differs in size but all of them have their own private pool and the option to hire in a personal chef to whip up some delectable cuisine. The villas have unrestricted access to Bakubung Bush Lodge and its facilities and are the ideal vacation spot for groups of friends or sharing families.

Conferencing

Mmakubu Room

Adjacent to the Marula Grill Restaurant and overlooking the waterhole, is the Mmakubu Room, Bakubung’s largest conference venue. This space can be tailored for any type of event or layout.

 
Mmakubu Room

Adjacent to the Marula Grill Restaurant and overlooking the waterhole, is the Mmakubu Room, Bakubung’s largest conference venue. This space can be tailored for any type of event or layout.

Magarekubu Room A & B

If you are hosting a small conference or require a boardroom meeting, this is the ideal venue. It is a medium-sized room and can accommodate smaller groups comfortably.

 
Magarekubu Room A & B

If you are hosting a small conference or require a boardroom meeting, this is the ideal venue. It is a medium-sized room and can accommodate smaller groups comfortably.

Gala Dinner

We aim to surprise and delight; gala dinners being our special forte. Our banqueting team will ensure that your guests have a truly memorable occasion and impeccable dining experience

 
Gala Dinner

We aim to surprise and delight; gala dinners being our special forte. Our banqueting team will ensure that your guests have a truly memorable occasion and impeccable dining experience

Pool dinner

When the weather is right, our exclusive poolside experience can be set up and run just as efficiently as inside while your guests enjoy a candlelit, cosmic experience unlike any other.

 
Pool dinner

When the weather is right, our exclusive poolside experience can be set up and run just as efficiently as inside while your guests enjoy a candlelit, cosmic experience unlike any other.

Kubunyana Room

With a balcony overlooking the park, the Kubanya Room offers guests prime game viewing opportunities while they break for tea or snack time.

 
Kubunyana Room

With a balcony overlooking the park, the Kubanya Room offers guests prime game viewing opportunities while they break for tea or snack time.

Experiences

  • Wildlife living
  • Wildlife experience
  • Big 5 safari

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Legacy Balance Spas

August Promotion

Meet me @ the spa for a peppermint essential oil deep pressure massage to release deep aches and muscle pains, followed by an express mani or pedi I R950 per person I Package time 90 min I Valid 1-31 August 2022 I Ts & Cs apply.

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Tracking Walks

Spend a morning in the bush and learn the subtle art of tracking I Every Sunday I 6hr duration I R700pp I Includes a lunch pack and soft drink.

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Out of Africa

Join us for a succulent lamb on the spit, along with a selection of favourites from our buffet I Every Friday, 18:00 - 21:30 I R430 per person I At Marula Gril Restaurant

Seasonal Promotion

Pilanesberg

Dream it, see it, and experience it all in the Pilanesberg. From big 5 game viewing to relaxing spa treatments, there is something enticing for the whole family to enjoy. Don't miss out on our seasonal rates this Winter!

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Baby Showers

Shower your Mom-to-be amidst the scenic bushveld at The Marula Grill restaurant. From wonderful decor to thank you favours, we will take care of all the details so you can simply focus on pink or blue. Bookings are essential. T's & C's apply.

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Sunday Lunch

Back by popular demand, for R285 per adult, enjoy a Sunday buffet lunch every first Sunday of the month, at The Marula Grill. 12h00-14h30. Bookings are essential. T's & C's apply.

Pilanesberg

Walking Safari

Experience a unique and personal walking safari - a fully guided hike through the walking concessions in Pilanesberg. Don't miss this opportunity to explore nature at it's best, whilst learning. R850 per person including a breakfast pack. Bookings are essential. T's & C's apply.

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Spa Package Special

Indulge in a tranquil bush escape before the end of the year, and we will spoil you with our "Place of the Hippo" signature spa treatment.  R6000 per luxury room per couple per night or R7300 per Executive Suite per couple per night. Rates include dinner, breakfast, 1 game drive & 1 signature spa treatment pp.

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Baby Boma Menu.pdf Download
Bakubung Canape Menu.pdf Download
Bush Braai Menu.pdf Download
Bakubung Platter Menu.pdf Download
Bakubung Banqueting 2021.pdf Download
Bakubung Gala Dinner Menu.pdf Download
Bakubung Day Conference Package.pdf Download
Bakubung Activities Brochure 2022.pdf Download
Bakubung Spa Price list 2022.pdf Download
Junior Rangers Info.pdf Download
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