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Bakubung Bush Lodge

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Restaurants

Dining at lodge

The restaurant serves three meals a day, and the buffet has different themes on different days ranging from African, Indian and Asian.  

On Wednesday & Saturday nights guest can enjoy a Bush braai in the boma deep inside the park where the chef cook over an open fire. If Bush dining is not your thing, then dine in comfort in the main restaurant and choose from the Chef's carvery to your heart's content.

Meal services at the Lodge:

  •     Breakfast
  •     Lunch
  •     Dinner: restaurant or boma
  •     Room Service

Activities, Sports & Leisure

Junior Ranger Program

The perfect family escapes from the bustle of the city, located in the heart of the malaria-free, 'Big Five' Pilanesberg National Park and only an hour and a half's drive from Johannesburg, the Bakubung Bush Lodge offers something special for children. With various activities to take part in including game drives, bush walks, birding, picnicking and in-house entertainment, Bakubung has developed something, even more, engaging, this being the Junior Ranger's program, allowing parents to enrol their kids in a unique, educational and, most importantly, a fun experience.

Under the supervision of trained staff, parents can rest assured that their children will be well looked after while participating in a host of educational activities allowing the whole family a great getaway. Activities are geared around natural resource protection, environmental education and responsible recreation offering an exclusive opportunity to explore the Pilanesberg National Park. Activities have been created for children from the ages of 6 years old to that of 12 years old and aim to encourage an appreciation for nature, conservation and natural resources.

Bush Braai

Bush Braais at the Lodge is at the boma situated 15 minutes from the lodge on both Wednesday and Saturday nights. The combination of game drives and bush braais are also available but are subject to a minimum of 36 people.
 

Safari Drives

Game drives times leaving from the Lodge:

  • January, February & March: 5:30 am ( morning game drive ) & 4:30 pm ( Evening game drive )
  • April: 6:00 am ( morning game drive ) & 4:00 pm ( Evening game drive )
  • May, June, July & August: 8:00 am ( morning game drive ) & 3:30 pm ( Evening game drive )
  • September: 6:00 am ( morning game drive ) & 4:00 pm ( Evening game drive )
  • October, November & December: 5:30 am ( morning game drive ) & 4:30 pm ( Evening game drive )

Besides the 'Big Five' visitors also have the opportunity to encounter the nocturnal brown hyena, cheetah, hippo, crocodile and even sable. The Pilanesberg mountains offer guests sightings of a wide diversity of animal and plant life including 361 species of birds, the Big Five and almost every type of animal found in Southern Africa.

Bird watching

The Pilanesberg National Park is one of the best places for birding in South Africa. Over 355 species have been recorded in this national park located in the North West province and a birder could record up to 110 species in winter and plenty more in summer including both migrant and permanent species.

The transition zone between the dry Kalahari and the wetter Lowveld region in this part of South Africa brings with it a unique mix of birds with Red-eyed Bulbul living together with Black-eyed Bulbul. Many other such fascinating habitations are visible throughout the game reserve, but it isn't limited to only bird species but also to other animals and plants.

Spa treatments

At Noko Kalahari Health & Beauty Spa, they offer a wide choice of different spa treatments.

 

Walking Safari

This exciting safari walk takes place on request basis at an additional charge per person. The Lodge can take up to 9 guests per walk, and the duration of the tour is 3 - 6 hours.  For this exciting half-day walk/hike, the Lodge provides a "breakfast box" which includes a sandwich, fruit, chocolate and a cold drink per person (items are subject to change).

Hot Air Balloon Safari

The Hot Air Balloon rides over the park are offered every day in the morning, weather depending. Guest are collected at the lodge and are taken into the park to meet with the balloon crew. The flight is approximately an 1 hour long. A leisurely game drive is then taken through the park to a game lodge where breakfast is served, after which guest are returned to their hotel/game lodge.

•Duration: 1 to 4 hours in total
•Booking is essential
•a minimum number of guests are required to conduct a flight

Flights are early in the morning, and you will need to allow some 3.4 hours for the full activity which includes the following:

•Early morning collection from your hotel by safari vehicle
•Launch of the balloon from the centre of Pilanesberg National Park
•An hour drifting serenely over the Park
•A sparkling wine celebration on landing, a time-honoured tradition in ballooning
•A Full English breakfast at a Game Lodge
•A First Flight certificate signed by your Pilot
•Return transfer to your hotel/game lodge

Terms and Conditions: Hot Air Balloon Safaris

•1-hour flight: Minimum 8 passengers / Maximum 65 pax (1-hour flight)
•35-minute flight: Minimum 25 / Maximum 125 pax (½ hour flight)
•Children under the age of 13 can unfortunately not participate
•Subject to availability of balloons
•Full prepayment is required before the trip takes place

Nearby golf courses

The 18 hole championship Gary Player GC and the Gary Player designed Lost City GC are located at the Sun City Resort, which is only a 14 minutes drive away from the lodge.

Tennis & Volleyball

The Lodge features two floodlit tennis courts as well as a volleyball field to which guests have access to.

Conferences & Events

Conference venues

The Lodge is and the ideal venue for business meetings, conferences, and banquets. With luxurious wall-to-wall carpeting and independent air conditioning, the conference venues are spacious and comfortable. Also, to the conference packages, secretarial services as well as Internet and email access are available.

Standard conference equipment:

  • Overhead projector
  • 36mm slide projector
  • Lectern
  • TV and VCR
  • Wall screen
  • Flipchart
  • Whiteboard
  • PA system
  • Lapel microphone
  • Roving Microphone
  • DVD Player

Optional extras (for hire per day, and subject to availability):

  • LCD projector
  • ISDN lines

Mid-Week 24-hour Conference Package (Sundays to Thursdays) & Weekend 24-hour Conference Package (Fridays and Saturdays):

  • Conference venue
  • Standard conference equipment:
  • Mid-morning tea
  • Lunch
  • Mid-afternoon tea
  • Dinner in the hotel restaurant
  • Accommodation in the hotel
  • Breakfast

Half-Day Conference Package:    

  • Conference venue
  • Standard conference equipment:
  • Mid-morning tea
  • Lunch

Services

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
Business Services
  • Hotel Wi-Fi
General Services
  • 24 - hour reception service
  • Babysitting
  • Braai & Barbeque
  • Concierge services
  • Housekeeping service
  • Internet connection
  • Kid's entertainment
  • Luggage storage
  • Massage treatments
  • Porters
  • Room service
  • Safari drives
  • Tours & Transfers on Request
  • Walking safaris
  • Wellness & Beauty treatments
Children Policy
  • Kids under 18 with a max of two children. Children occupying their rooms will be charged the full adult rate.

    With many different activities to take part in such as game drives, bush walks, birding, picnicking and in-house entertainment, the Bakubung Bush Lodge offers the popular Junior Ranger’s program, allowing parents to enrol their kids in a unique, educational and fun experience. Under the supervision of trained staff, parents can rest assured that their children are well looked after while participating in a host of educational activities allowing the whole family a great getaway.

    Once activities are finished, the children are presented with activity badges and stickers. Once they have completed all 8 activities and have therefore collected all eight event stickers, they will participate in a Junior Ranger pledge ceremony whereby the Bakubung Junior Rangers are given a certificate portraying that they are now a part of the resource protection, environmental education and responsible recreation initiative.

Available Rooms

Standard Room

# Rooms:
76

The Lodge has beautifully appointed climate controlled, thatched studio rooms. The rooms are decorated in an African theme with all the modern conveniences to ensure a comfortable and relaxing stay. The each room has doors that lead out onto a balcony or a patio with views park.

Hotel room features:

  • African theme
  • Air conditioning
  • One King bed or two Double beds
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet access.
Single Room R3230
Double Room R4570

Luxury Room

The spacious Luxury Rooms offer the ultimate comfort to guests who wish to relax in a welcoming setting. Exclusive amenities and features have been added for extra luxury.

Luxury Room features:

  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Bath tub and shower
  • King beds
  • Lounge area
  • Entrance hall
  • Air conditioning
  • Telephone
  • TV
  • Work desk.
Single Room R3880
Double Room R5250

Executive Suite

# Rooms:
4

The Executive Suites provide space and exclusivity. These suites are open plan featuring a King bed, a modern en-suite bathroom as well as a welcoming lounge making for a most relaxed setting.

Executive Suite features:

  • King bed
  • Desk
  • Lounge with sofas and lounge table
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Shower and bathtub
  • Entrance hall
  • Air conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet access.
Single Room R6250
Double Room R6250
 

Bakubung Bush Lodge offers an airport transfer service. To receive a quote or make an airport transfer booking, please click the button below.

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -25.344268

Longitude: 27.055579

Directions

Directions from the O.R. Tambo Airport, Johannesburg:

1. Head north-west on Bonaero Dr toward Kenaero Ln 1.9 km
2. Take the 1st left toward Atlas Raod R21 250 m
3. Take the 1st right toward Atlas Road R21 280 m
4. Take the 1st left onto Atlas Road R21 350 m
5. Take the ramp onto R21 32.9 km
6. Take exit 134 to Danie Joubert Freeway on N1 toward Polokwane
Partial toll road 22.5 km
7. left onto the Platinum Freeway on N4 (towards Rustenburg)
Partial toll road 63.7 km
8. Take the exit toward R556 550 m
9. Turn right at R556 at signs for Bapong 79.8 km
10. Turn right
Entering toll zone in 3.0 km 4.2 km
11. Turn left
Destination will be on the right 1.4 km

Bakubung Bush Lodge
Pilanesberg National Park, North - West Province, South Africa

Car Rental

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Parking

On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

4 Star

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