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Bakubung Bush Lodge

See the Big Five on your doorstep

A mere two hours drive from Johannesburg, and ten minutes from Sun City, Bakubung is located in the Pilanesberg National Park, a malaria free, 57,000-hectare reserve where you can see the big five from your room, or on a game drive through the reserve.

From prides of roaming lions, to giraffes, Bakubung will bring you closer to the splendour and beauty of the African bush.

Every visit to Bakubung, or “People of the Hippo” will remind you why you need to come back.





Marula Grill Restaurant

At the Marula Restaurant, Bakubung Bush Lodge's famous traditional restaurant, you will be spoilt for choice with traditional favourites, as well as some tempting authentic local fare. The menu is expansive, the buffet is tantalizing, and the restaurant caters to you for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast: 07h00-09h30; Lunch: 12h30-14h00; Dinner: 18h30-21h30. A light terrace menu is available from 11h00-21h00.

Bush Boma

Every Wednesday and Saturday we offer you the chance to dine under the brilliance of the African stars - an indescribable plethora of universal magic. Dine to the sound of traditional entertainment, and feast on a wide selection of local flame grilled cuisine.


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.


Mmakubu Room

Our largest conference venue is situated adjacent to the Marula Grill Restaurant and Terrace overlooking the Hippo pond.

Magarekubu Room A & B

This venue is situated adjacent to our swimming pool and is our middle-sized venue, perfect for smaller conferences or boardroom style meetings.

Gala Dinner

Gala Dinner events to celebrate, reward or engage an audience with a brand or service. The evening event will generally feature a three or four course meal where guests are seated.

Pool dinner

Exclusive dining experience set amidst our poolside area. Delicacies specially crafted by our chefs, toast to pure happiness under the scintillating Pilanesburg night sky.

Kubunyana Room

Situated adjacent to Mmakubu and has a balcony area overlooking the park, perfect setting for tea-time breaks.


  • Wildlife living
  • Wildlife experience
  • Big 5 safari



Bakubung Bush Lodge

We look forward to welcoming you to our Bakubung, located in the  Pilanesberg. Escape the city, book your stay among the ‘big five.’ From  prides of roaming lions, to giraffes, Bakubung will bring you closer to  the splendour and beauty of the African bush.



A mere two hour drive from Johannesburg, and ten minutes from Sun City,  the tranquil Pilanesberg National Park is a malaria free, 57,000-hectare   reserve, where you could see the big five from your room, or on a game  drive through the reserve.

Bakubung Bush Lodge

Full Day Spa Package

Enjoy a ladies' day at the spa or bring your other half for a rejuvenating couples therapy in the heart of the Pilanesberg National Park. R2 100 per person | 3-4 hours of pampering | Bookings are essential | T's & C's apply.


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. R980 per person including a breakfast pack. Bookings are essential. T's & C's apply.

Bakubung Bush Lodge

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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