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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 Saturdays and Wednesdays, 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. Wednesday evening boma dinners are also on offer to in-house guests when occupancy levels allow for this. Please enquire with us directly to confirm our boma dinner days, times, and minimum numbers required.

Our small boma may be booked for private events for 10 - 30 people.

 
Bush Boma

On Saturdays and Wednesdays, 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. Wednesday evening boma dinners are also on offer to in-house guests when occupancy levels allow for this. Please enquire with us directly to confirm our boma dinner days, times, and minimum numbers required.

Our small boma may be booked for private events for 10 - 30 people.

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.

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Legacy Balance Spa

February Spa Promotion

Delight in a glass of bubbles and a 30min Hydro Pool escape, enhanced by a heavenly Aromatherapy Massage | Cost: R1,040 per  person  | Treatment time : 90 minutes | Valid until 29 February 2024 | Ts & Cs apply

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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 R495 per person I At Marula Gril Restaurant

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Sunday Lunch

Join us for a delicious buffet lunch every Sunday. R330 per adult, at The Marula Grill Restaurant. 12h30-14h30. Bookings are essential. T's & C's apply.

Activities

Downloads

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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 Day Conference Package.pdf Download
Bakubung_Hippo Kiddies Club.pdf Download
Bakubung Platter Selection 2022.pdf Download
Bakubung Gala Dinners.pdf Download
Bakubung Banqueting 2023.pdf Download
Legacy Balance_Bakubung_Price Lists_Web March 2023.pdf Download
Bakubung Activities Brochure 2024 Download
Junior Rangers Programme 2024 Download
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