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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.

Accommodation

Facilities

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Dining

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.

 
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.

 
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.

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.

 
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.

Conferencing

Mmakubu Room

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

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
Kubunyana Room

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

Experiences

  • Wildlife living
  • Wildlife experience
  • Big 5 safari

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Bakubung Bush Lodge

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.

Legacy Balance Spa

Replenish your soul

Choose the sensation that replenishes your soul I 60min Classic Swedish Massage with a choice of one add on service - Full body exfoliation / Express Facial / Additional 30min to your massage I R950 per person I Valid 1 – 30 September 2021 I T’s&C’s apply

Archery and Airguns

KWA MARITANE & BAKUBUNG BUSH LODGE

Make your next stay with us an adventurous one, with our new Archery and Airguns activity I Archery R350pp I Airguns R300pp I Saturdays and Sundays I 13h00 - 14h00

Quad Biking Adventure

KWA MARITANE & BAKUBUNG BUSH LODGE

Make your next stay with us an adventurous one, with our new Quad Biking activity options. Includes Accommodation, Breakfast, Return Transfers, +/- 1hr Quad Bike experience. 

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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 At Marula Gril Restaurant

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Pilanesberg

Experience Pilanesberg in full bloom with Legacy Hotels & Resorts. Rates from R2,225 per person sharing per night. Valid until 30 November 2021. T's&C's apply.

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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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Junior Rangers Bush Birthdays

Treat your child to an adventurous unforgettable birthday at Bakubung Bush Lodge. For only R320 per child, we will take care of the venue, decor, party packs, kids meals and playground entertainment. Bookings are essential. T's & C's apply.

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Wildlife Talks

Join us for an intriguing talk on the A-Z about wildlife. Topics vary every week and range from animal tracking, birding and everything in between. R40 per person | Tuesday evenings | 19h00 - 20h00.

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Sunday Lunch

Back by popular demand, for R250 per adult, enjoy a Sunday buffet lunch every last Sunday of the month, at The Marula Grill. 12h00-14h30. Bookings are essential. T's & C's apply.

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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.

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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