Bakubung Lodge Pilanesberg

  • Pilanesberg Game Reserve
  • 2 hours from Joburg
  • 4 star
  • All children Welcome
  • Yes
  • Lodge Pool
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • 76
  • Bush Hotel style
  • Includes 1 or 2
  • Big 5. Malaria free

About Bakubung and The Pilanesberg

The relatively small size of the park, and its unusual ecological richness, dramatically increase your chance of encountering the Big 5 in their natural environment. Enjoy a leisurely Safari experience, or a surprise weekend escape: Pilanesberg allows you to choose your own adventure.

Pilanesberg National Park is set within the crater of an ancient volcano, formed 1.2 billion years ago by overflowing magma. The landscape and rock formations we see today are the enduring reminders of this magnificent occurrence.

Immerse yourself in the natural world, in one of Pilanesberg’s concealed photographic hides. Hidden within the park, these well-built hides provide a comfortable place to wait for that perfect shot. A rare opportunity to view the wildlife and birds in their natural habitat, safely out of sight.

Bakubung Lodge Accommodation

Bakubung Bush Lodge. is an easy two hour drive from Johannesburg, neatly ticked away the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park,
Bakubung, or the ‘Place of the Hippo’, in it's beautifully tranquil setting is a place where you can enjoy a number of activities including bush walks, boma braais, ‘Big Five’ game viewing and for the children, there’s even an adventure playground.

Bakubung Bush Lodge blends modern day luxuries with a full-on African wildlife experience. Join a game drive to track down the Big 5 or relax in the spacious pool. A wide range of sports activities and shuttles to Sun City create variety that make every day a unique experience

Bakubung Bush Lodge offers accommodation in 76 Standard Studio Rooms (1 wheelchair accessible room) which are equipped with an en-suite bathroom and shower and open up onto a balcony or patio. The air-conditioned room comes with two single beds or a king size bed. Views of the hippo pools come as a bonus.

All accommodation at Bakubung provides:

  • DSTV
  • Direct dialing phones
  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Standard King

  • One King- size bed
  • Bath
  • Separate shower
  • Minibar on request

Standard Twin

  • Two double beds
  • Bath
  • Separate shower
  • Minibar on request

Standard Queen

  • Two queen size beds
  • Bath
  • Separate shower
  • Minibar on request

Executive Suite King

  • One King size bed
  • Bath
  • Separate Shower
  • Lounge area
  • Minibar on request

Luxury King

  • One King size bed
  • Bath
  • Separate shower
  • Lounge area
  • Minibar on request

Room Types

Standard Rooms

Max Guests:
2 persons
PPS/ NIGHT
From
R 2 250

Standard rooms either have two double beds or one king-size bed, en suite bathroom, including a shower and air conditioner. All the rooms have doors leading onto a balcony or patio area where there are panoramic views of the Park and the Hippo Pool.

Suite

Max Guests:
2 persons
PPS/ NIGHT
From
R 2 250

Separate lounge with Plasma TV with satellite, Coffee/tea maker, minibar, 24-hour room service, and free bottled water, Hypo-allergenic bedding, blackout curtains and turndown service, Deep soaking bath and separate shower



Rates

Winter Special rates: 01 May - 31 August 2019

Half Board Rate

Per Person Sharing Per night: R 1 975 in a Standard Room
Per Person Sharing Per night: R 2 275 in a Luxury Room
Executive Suites: R 5 416 (Maximum of 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 12)

Rates Include

1 game drives daily; Breakfast and dinner daily


Full Board Rate

Per Person Sharing Per night: R 2 940 in a Standard Room

Per Person Sharing Per night: R 3 324 in a Luxury Room

Per Suite Per night: R 7 584 in an Executive Suite (Maximum of 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 12.)

Rates Include

2 game drives daily; Breakfast, Lunch and dinner daily


Please Note

Bookings must be made more than 14 days before stay to get these special rates

Half Board Rate

Per Person Sharing Per night: R 2 080 in a Standard Room
Per Person Sharing Per night: R 2 304 in a Luxury Room
Executive Suites: R 5 568 (Maximum of 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 12)

Rates Include

1 game drives daily; Breakfast and dinner daily


Full Board Rate

Per Person Sharing Per night: R 3 330 in a Standard Room

Per Person Sharing Per night: R 3 726 in a Luxury Room

Per Suite Per night: R 8 640 in an Executive Suite (Maximum of 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 12.)


Rates Include

Half Board rates Include 1 game drive daily; Breakfast and dinner daily
Full Board rates Include 2 game drives daily; Breakfast, Lunch and dinner daily

Half Board Rate

Per Person Sharing Per night: R 2 730 in a Standard Room
Per Person Sharing Per night: R 3 108 in a Luxury Room
Executive Suites Per night: R 7 524 (Maximum of 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 12)


Full Board Rate

Per Person Sharing Per night: R 3 330 in a Standard Room

Per Person Sharing Per night: R 3 726 in a Luxury Room

Per Suite Per night: R 8 640 in an Executive Suite (Maximum of 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 12.)


Rates Include

Half Board rates Include 1 game drive daily; Breakfast and dinner daily
Full Board rates Include 2 game drives daily; Breakfast, Lunch and dinner daily

Half Board Rate

Per Person Sharing Per night: R 2 430 in a Standard Room
Per Person Sharing Per night: R 2 670 in a Luxury Room
Executive Suites Per night: R 6 348 (Maximum of 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 12)


Full Board Rate

Per Person Sharing Per night: R 3 330 in a Standard Room

Per Person Sharing Per night: R 3 726 in a Luxury Room

Per Suite Per night: R 8 640 in an Executive Suite (Maximum of 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 12.)


Rates Include

Half Board rates Include 1 game drive daily; Breakfast and dinner daily
Full Board rates Include 2 game drives daily; Breakfast, Lunch and dinner daily

Per person sharing: 4 nights: R 9 910 | 4 NIGHT: 2 NIGHTS BAKUBUNG AND 2 NIGHTS SUN CITY

Rates Include
  • Luxury accommodation
  • One Game drive daily
  • Breakfast and dinner daily

Walking safari

Bookings are essential

Enjoy a safe guided hike through the walking concessions in the Pilanesberg, and explore the amazing scenery that nature has to offer.
Learn about the fauna & flora, and geology while walking through Big 5 territory. This 4-5 hour excursion offers a unique and complete bush experience

T’s & C’s.
Subject to availability. Limited to 4-8 people per walk. Not suitable for guests younger than 16 or older than 60 years old. A minimum fitness level is required to climb through rocky terrain. Hikes are weather dependent. Other t’s and c’s may apply

R980 Per person. Breakfast Paxk Included


Birding Safari

Bookings are essential

Enjoy a safe guided hike through the walking concessions in the Pilanesberg, and explore the amazing scenery that nature has to offer.
Learn about the fauna & flora, and geology while walking through Big 5 territory. This 4-5 hour excursion offers a unique and complete bush experience

T’s & C’s.
Subject to availability. Limited to 4-8 people per walk. Not suitable for guests younger than 16 or older than 60 years old. A minimum fitness level is required to climb through rocky terrain. Hikes are weather dependent. Other t’s and c’s may apply

Includes:

2 nights accommodation
2 Game drives per day - solely focussed on birds.
10 seater game vehicle with field guide for duration of the drives
Dinner and breakfast daily

R 5 000 Per person Sharing.
R 6 100 per single room per night


GAME DRIVE POLICY FOR CHILDREN

Children of all ages will be accommodated on game drives only under the supervision of their parents/guardians.
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast Rate: One game drive per night's stay is included for children aged 12 years and younger
(maximum two children per room) sharing a room with one or two adults.
Full Board Rate: Two complimentary game drives per night's stay are included for children aged 12 years and younger (maximum two children per room) sharing a room with one or two adults.

RATES FOR CHILDREN

Dinner, Bed & Breakfast Rate: (subject to change)
  • Children aged 12 years and younger (maximum two children per room) will be accommodated free of charge on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis including one game drive per night's stay, if sharing with one or two adults.
  • Children aged 13 – 17 years will be accommodated free of charge on a room only basis and will be charged R 590 per child per day valid from 01 January to 31 December 2019 for breakfast, dinner and one game drive per night's stay, if sharing with one or two adults.

Full Board Rate: (subject to change)
  • Children aged 12 years and younger (maximum two children per room) will be accommodated free of charge on a full board basis inclusive of dinner, bed, breakfast, lunch and two game drives per night's stay, if sharing with one or two adults
  • Children aged 13 – 17 years will be accommodated free of charge on a room only basis and will be charged R 990 per child per day valid from 01 January to 31 December 2019 for breakfast, lunch, dinner and two game drives per night's stay, if sharing with one or two adults.
  • Children occupying their own room will be charged normal adult rates.
  • Legacy Junior Rangers program is available for all children aged 6 - 12 years at an additional cost. Activities are geared around natural resource protection, environmental education and responsible recreation offering a special opportunity to explore the Pilanesberg National Park.

Standard Rates Include
  • Accommodation as booked ( Standard or Luxury )
  • One Game drive daily
  • Breakfast and dinner daily

Full Board Rates Include
  • Accommodation as booked ( Standard or Luxury )
  • Two Game drive daily
  • Breakfast, Lunch and dinner daily

Packages

Sun City, Valley of the pools

4 Nights Sun City and Pilanesberg Combination

Pilanesberg Game Reserve and Sun City are only a 10 minute drive apart. This package gives you 2 nights at the Bakubung Game Lodge or Kwamaritane Game Lodge and 2 Nights at Sun City
Bonus - Children age 17 and under sharing with parents stay free of charge and pay for meals only.​

Package includes

About Sun City/ Pilanesberg

This 4-day self-drive Affordable Sun City and Pilanesberg Family Holiday Package.
This affordable Sun City package is ideal for families who want to get away from distractions of the modern world to indulge in quality family time without breaking the bank.

Explore the Sun City Resort with all it's distractions, activities and family fun.

Animal lovers are in for a treat, there are plenty game viewing opportunities at the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park. Specialised kids activities will ignite your kids’ passions for African wildlife and nature.

Downloads

Factsheets

Hotel Factsheet [ pdf:864Kb ]

Bakubung Brochure [ pdf: 1.1mb ]