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.


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


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    Love Ties us Together

    Show you love them with a family stay in the Pilanesberg. Book a 2 night stay and SAVE 15%.  Kids under 12 stay and eat for free*. T's and 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.  R5600 per luxury room per couple per night R6800 per Executive Suite per couple per night Rates include dinner, breakfast, 1 game drive & 1 signature spa treatment pp.

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    Infused with love

    Treat your loved ones to our dinner buffet - R275 per adult, from 18h30 - 22h00 at the Marula Grill Restaurant.  Valid 1 Feb 2019 - 28 Feb 2019 (Excluding 14 Feb 2019)  Bookings are essential.




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