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


Bakubung Bush Lodge

Rib Fest

Join us every Thursday at Marula Grill Restaurant for mouthwatering beef, pork, lamb ribs, quarter chicken, jacket potatoes and more. 18h30 - 22h00

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Stir Fry Mondays

Stir things up every Monday at Bakubung Bush Lodge's Marula Grill Restaurant. Select your choice of meat, seafood, vegetables and sauce and let our Chef prepare it for you. 18h30 - 22h00

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A Rejuvenating Getaway

Indulge your senses with a luxurious spa treatment at Bakubung Bush Lodge. Relax and enjoy dinner, breakfast, accommodation, 1 game drive and a signature spa treatment, set in a tranquil escape secluded in the bush. T's & C's apply. Subject to availability and pre-bookings required.

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Junior Rangers

Sign your kids up today, where they will learn all the intricate details about the bush such as animals, birds, spoors, scat as well as a few urban legends around the trees in the park. Legacy's Junior Rangers Programme is suitable for all children aged 4-12 years

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Walking Safari

Take a walk on the wild side! Concealed in the rich expanses of the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park lies Bakubung, where wildlife enthusiasts can enjoy walking safaris. This 4-5 hour excursion offers a unique and complete bush experience.  Bookings are essential.




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