Bakubung Bush Lodge

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A mere two hour drive from the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg city life, lies a place of breathtaking beauty and serenity; Bakubung Bush Lodge. Concealed in the rich expanses of the malaria-free PilanesbergNational Park, Bakubung, or the “Place of the Hippo”, has 75 luxury rooms in a beautifully tranquil setting. Here, 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 offers beautifully appointed air-conditioned, thatched roof studio en suite rooms, with either two double beds or one king size bed. All rooms are decorated in an African theme with all the modern conveniences.

There are 66 chalets, beautifully situated in a horse shoe around the Hippo Pool, with two bedrooms (one twin, one double), two bathrooms, a separate lounge/dining area and full kitchen facilities. There is also a sleeper couch in the lounge. These are perfect for larger families who want to experience the wild beauty of African in comfort and style.

All hotel rooms have doors leading onto either a balcony or a patio, and have panoramic views of the Park and the Hippo Pool.


  • Restaurant & bar and boma
  • ‘Big Five' viewing
  • Guided bush walks & game drives
  • Floodlit tennis court, action cricket, swimming pool, volley ball.
  • Children's playground
  • Nôkô Kalahari Spa
  • Shuttle to Sun City


The lodge offers game drives all year round, either in the early morning or late afternoon. Along with the 'Big Five' you may also see the nocturnal brown hyena, cheetah, hippo, crocodile and even sable.

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SeasonStandard Studio Room
Peak (01 Jan 2013 - 30 April 2013)2140.00pppn sharing
Off-Peak(01 May - 31 August 2013)1925.00pppn sharing


Dinner, Bed & Breakfast.

1 Complimentary Game Drive per person, per day.

Additional Information:

Minimum stay two nights over weekends (Friday & Saturday or Saturday & Sunday).

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