WELCOME TO BAKUBUNG BUSH LODGE
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.
STANDARD QUEEN ROOM
The optimal choice for a travelling family, Bakubung’s 11 Standard Queen Rooms offer all the comforts and amenities needed for your stay.
STANDARD TWIN ROOM
The Standard Twin room is the perfect choice for friends or families travelling together. Offering two double beds in each room.
STANDARD KING ROOM
The Standard King room is a great choice for couples who enjoy the extra space. Each of the 20 king rooms comes equipped with one king size bed.
LUXURY KING ROOM
Our Luxury King Room boasts one large king-size bed, plus a lounge with a couch to curl up on and enjoy a good book from.
EXECUTIVE SUITE ROOM
With just four Executive Suites on offer, these rooms are a step-up from the luxury king room, offering special executive amenities.
Wrapped around the perimeter of the property and overlooking one of the park’s waterholes, is an array of fully serviced, self-catering chalets.
Bakubung has one wheel-chair friendly room which is easily accessible and spacious enough for our guests to navigate. Room layout may differ from image shown.
Not much trumps a cool dip in the pool on a hot summer’s day. The Bakubung pool, with its plethora of loungers and full poolside service, allows guests to lie back, soak up the sun and enjoy a cold beverage or a light lunch without having to move. If you need a short break from the sun, our poolside bar is a great place to retreat to and have a drink in the shade.
For those visiting on business or for those needing a quiet space to get a few hours of work done, our resident’s lounge is the ideal space to retreat to. There are a variety of comfortable seating areas to work from and the area offers strong WIFI signal should you require it.
LEGACY BALANCE SPA
Nestled into a hillside just above the lodge, the Legacy Balance Spa at Bakubung is an enchanting escape from the busyness of outside life. The tranquility of the spa’s interiors blends perfectly with its natural surrounds and the high ceilings and openness of the space allows for the sounds of nature to immerse you. Legacy Balance spas are known for their personalised treatments, award-winning products and highly trained therapists, ensuring you will leave our spa feeling elated and, well, a little more balanced. Mon – Sat: 9am – 7pm, Sun & public holidays: 9am -6pm. Bookings essential.
Bakubung’s business and leisure facilities plus its location – being just a two-hour drive from Johannesburg and ten-minutes from Sun City and the Gary Player Golf Course – make it a highly desirable MICE destination. The four interior spaces, the largest of which can host up to 120 delegates, are ideal for any type of conference or event, from meetings and gala dinners to weddings and presentations. If you are looking to absorb the outdoors and take in the view, poolside and boma dinners can also be arranged.
Family comes first! Bakubung and its facilities and activities make it an easy choice for families. Kids can spend hours playing on our playground which has been fully equipped with slides, swings and climbing equipment. When they are done here, there are a number of other kid’s activities on offer to help keep them entertained.
What better way to stay healthy and active than with a game of tennis? Get your game on with family or friends or get stuck in with the kids – with two floodlit courts available you can play night or day. You do not even have to bring equipment with you because there are tennis rackets and balls available from reception.
We are passionate about wildlife and educating our guests about the incredibly diverse range of animals, birds and reptiles we are home to in the Pilanesberg. Guests can come visit the wildlife center to view and learn about various indigenous snakes from the area, as well as find out about our educational and interactive bush walks, game drives and recent animal sightings.
For guests who would like to take a shuttle to enjoy a quick day trip in to Sun City or perhaps require a transfer service to and from the airport, we have you sorted. For a small surcharge, a scheduled shuttle bus is available between the lodge and Sun City at regular intervals, plus transfers to and from the Pilanesberg airport can also be arranged on request.
RESTAURANT & BARS
Bakubung has more than one spot in which to kick back and enjoy yourself over a drink or a scrumptious plate of food. The Marula Grill restaurant, centrally located inside the resort and overlooking the hippo hide, caters for all mealtimes and offers guests the choice of a buffet or an à la carte carte menu with a selection of dishes to suit all tastes, including some traditional favourites. For a sundowner cocktail, join us the Thutlwa Bar overlooking the pool and for the ladies, the Motswedi Ladies Bar is open till late offering a variety of beverage options and cigars.
Grab your family members and start a game of volleyball and soon, there will be others wanting to join in the fun. There is nothing more social than a game of volleyball and it’s a brilliant way for kids to make new friends while participating in a fun and active game.
For those wanting to keep fit and active on their bush breakaway, Bakubung offers a fully equipped gym adjacent to the tennis courts. Runners can enjoy a jog on one of our treadmills and for those looking to tone up, there are a variety of weights and weight machines on offer. Fresh sweat towels and cold water are always available on site, to ensure you have a pleasant workout experience.
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