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Bakubung Bush Lodge

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Tucked in the expanses of the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park, Bakubung, or the Place of the Hippo, provides guests with the peace and tranquility of a true bush experience coupled with the luxury and service you’ve come to expect from a Legacy bush lodge. Our 76 air-conditioned, thatched roof, studio rooms and 66 chalets curve into a horse-shoe around the outside entertainment areas, huddling visitors in cozy intimacy.

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Look at our Special Offers for SA Residents under our special offers section!

PILANESBERG FULL BOARD RATES
Description 1 May 2017
to 31 Aug 2017
1 Sep 2017
to 31 Dec 2017
Standard Room Single 3 605.00 FB 4 105.00 FB
Standard Room Double 5 485.00 FB 6 210.00 FB
Luxury Room Single 4 020.00 FB 4 530.00 FB
Luxury Room Double 5 900.00 FB 6 615.00 FB
Executive Suite 6 735.00 FB 7 675.00 FB

KINDLY NOTE:
Terms and Conditions
FB (Full Board) – includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and 2 game drives per person per day
Exclusion dates apply.  
Minimum two night stay over weekends (Friday & Saturday)
Please refer to Wildlife Activities page for further information

Rates inclusive of 14% V.A.T. • South African Rands • Subject to availability
Description 1 Jan 2018
to 30 Apr 2018
1 May 2018
to 31 Aug 2018
1 Sep 2018
to 31 Dec 2018
Standard Room Single - Full Board 4 355.00  3 830.00  4 355.00 
Standard Room Single -  Dinner, Bed & Breakfast 3 830.00 3 250.00 3 830.00
Standard Room Double - Full Board 6 590.00  5 820.00  6 590.00 
Standard Room Double -  Dinner, Bed & Breakfast 5 400.00 4 610.00 5 400.00
Luxury Room Single - Full Board 4 530.00  4 260.00  4 530.00 
Luxury Room Single -  Dinner, Bed & Breakfast 4 270.00 3 710.00 4 270.00
Luxury Room Double - Full Board 6 615.00  6 260.00  6 615.00 
Luxury Room Double -  Dinner, Bed & Breakfast 5 845.00 5 040.00 5 845.00
Executive Suite - Full Board 8 135.00  7 140.00  8 135.00 
Executive Suite -  Dinner, Bed & Breakfast 7 080.00 6 000.00 7 080.00

Look at our Special Offers for SA Residents under our special offers section!

Special Rate
until 31st Juli 2017
Standard Single room – R2 795.00 per room per night
Standard Double room – R3 950.00 per room per night

Luxury Single room – R3 180.00 per room per night
Luxury Double room – R4 320.00 per room per night

Executive Suite (Single or Double) R5 150 per room per night

Terms & Conditions:
  • Rate includes dinner, breakfast and one complimentary game drive per person per night’s stay
  • Rate includes 1% Tourism Levy
  • Rate includes VAT @ 14%
  • Rates are valid from the 14th June – 31st July 2017
  • Standard room type rate applicable at both Bakubung Bush Lodge and Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge
  • Luxury and Executive room type rates applicable at Bakubung Bush Lodge only
  • Please note that the special rate is applicable to new bookings only
  • Rate is applicable to South African Residents only and is exclusive to Domestic Rate Holders.
  • Rates are guaranteed for above travel dates on last room availability, until such time that the specific lodge is full and closed out
  • Room availability may be enquired at property direct or our Central Reservations Office
  • Please adhere to minimum mark up, as stipulated on your STO contract
  • Children’s policy will apply, as per Legacy Hotels & Resorts standard policy
  • Additional terms and conditions may apply, at each properties discretion

Wildlife

Set in the crater of a long extinct volcano, the Pilanesberg National Park, which is home to Bakubung Bush Lodge, ranks amongst the largest of the parks in South Africa and covers an area of some 55 000 hectares. The Park offers guests sightings of a wide diversity of animal and plant life. This includes 360 species of birds, the Big Five and many other South African animals.

Junior Rangers Programme

Apart from game drives, bush walks, birding and in-house entertainment, Bakubung and Kwa Maritane have developed something even more engaging, the Junior Ranger’s Programme.

Game drive

Experience the BIG 5 with our trained field guides who will also show you Africa's other beautiful fauna and flora.

All Activities
  • Guided bush walks & game drives
  • Floodlit tennis court
  • Volleyball court
  • Children’s playground
  • Big 5 viewing
  • Table tennis & darts
  • Board games
  • Action cricket
  • Junior Rangers

Lodge Facilities

  • 100 hotel rooms (1 wheelchair accessible room)
  • Volleyball Court
  • Restaurant & bar
  • Boma
  • Conference facilities for up to 120 delegates
  • Swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Internet Lounge
  • DSTV Bouquet
  • Complimentary Internet Connectivity in Rooms
  • 2 Flood-lit tennis courts
  • Volleyball court

Dining

The Bakubung restaurant caters for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy our African themed spit braai on Fridays. On Wednesday and Saturday nights you can book for the bush braai at our Boma in the park, or enjoy our Chef's carvery in the main restaurant. The Bakubung restaurant has various options to choose from. For an unforgettable dining experience try a bush braai around a huge fire in the Boma. 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. Meals are currently served at these times: Breakfast: Daily from 07h00 to 09h30 Lunch: Daily from 12h30 to 14h30 Dinner: Daily from 18h30 to 22h00 Room Service: Daily from 11h00 to 21h00 Marula Grill Snack Menu: Daily from 11h00 to 21h00

• Johannesburg - 175km • Pretoria - 135km • Sun City - 10km
Directions from Fourways, Sandton:
  • Travel north along William Nicol Drive to the four-way intersection with Witkoppen Road.
  • Turn left into Witkoppen road towards Lanseria/Roodepoort.
  • Turn right at the intersection with Hans Strijdom Extension on the road towards Broederstroom and Lanseria.
  • Cross over the Muldersdrift/Diepsloot Road and continue with the R512 towards Broederstroom and Lanseria.
  • Cross the bridge over the R28 Krugersdorp/Pretoria highway, pass the Lanseria turnoff and continue straight ahead.
  • At the T-junction turn left on the R512 to Magaliesberg.
  • Continue on this road until you see the Sun City signboard on your left. Turn right on the R512 to Brits and cross the bridge over Hartebeespoort Dam.
  • At the T-junction turn right on the R512 to Brits. Follow directional signs.
  • Continue to the four-way stop and turn left on the R512/27 for Brits/Rustenburg.
  • Pass the first Brits turnoff. At the signpost R27 Rustenburg/Brits turn right.
  • On the bridge turn left towards Rustenburg.
  • Continue till you get to the slipway to the left. Take the slipway and continue on the new N4 highway.
  • A signboard on the left side of the road indicates Pilanesberg to the left on route 91. Exit left off the highway. At the T-junction turn right and continue on this road to Sun City.
  • Once reaching Sun City, go straight past the Zenex garage on your right, after 4km you will see a sign indicating you to turn right to Bakubung, follow the road and it will lead you to the Bakubung Gate.
Directions from Fourways, Sandton:
  • Take the N1 North towards Polokwane.
  • Take the N4 Rustenberg Split (tollroad)
  • Follow the road straight, a signboard on the left side of the road indicates Pilanesberg to the left on route 91. Exit left off the highway. At the T-junction turn right and continue on this road to Sun City.
  • Once reaching Sun City, go straight past the Zenex garage on your right, after 4km you will see a sign indicating you to turn right to Bakubung, follow the road and it will lead you to the Bakubung Gate.
STANDARD ROOMS (PEAK) -- STANDARD ROOMS (OFF PEAK)

Our standard rooms either have two double beds or one king-size bed, en suite bathroom, including a shower, air conditioner, direct dial telephone, tea/coffee machine, colour TV (with DStv bouquet), a hairdryer, plug for electric shaver and internet connectivity. All hotel rooms have doors leading onto either a balcony or a patio, and have panoramic views of the Park and the Hippo Pool.
 
A minimum of a 2 night stay is required over a weekend. Dinner, breakfast and internet access is included with the rates stipulated. These rates apply to Standard Rooms and King Studios. Lifestyle members receive one game drive per person per day.  

Exclusion dates apply. Please refer to clause 3 in the attached terms and conditions
Minimum two night stay over weekends (Friday & Saturday)
1 complimentary game drive is included per person per night’s stay. Please refer to Wildlife Activities page for further information.

Terms & Conditions

  • All bookings are subject to availability.
  • Rates quoted are per room per night inclusive of VAT, Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and one complimentary game drive per nights stay.
  • Rooms will be kept until 18:00 on day of arrival unless otherwise assured or guaranteed.
  • Check-in is after 14:00 and check-out is before 10:00.
  • Rates may be subject to change.
  • The rate for day use will be the single room rate, but the room must be vacated prior to 17h00, and is subject to availability.

Cancellation Policy per Booking

Rooms will be kept until 18h00 on day of arrival unless otherwise assured or guaranteed.
2.2. Full pre-payment of the accommodation amount is required in order to secure your booking.
2.3. Check-in is from 14h00 and check-out is by 10h00.
2.4. Cancellation Policy per Booking:
a. Cancellations – for two or less rooms – within 48 hours prior to arrival will be subject to a full cancellation fee of the value of the accommodation booked.
b. Cancellations – for three to nine rooms – within seven days prior to arrival will be subject to a full cancellation fee of the value of the accommodation booked.
c. Cancellations – ten rooms or more – tour cancellation policy in 1 above will apply.
2.5. Guaranteed reservations i.e in respect of which full payment has been received or alternative guarantees are in place with extended payment facilities at the hotel, will be held for first night only, after which the accommodation will be released if not taken up by then.

Children Policy

Dinner Bed and Breakfast rate - 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, 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 R540.00 per child per day for breakfast, dinner and one game drive, if sharing with one or two adults.
Full Board rate - 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 day, 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 R910.00 per child per day for breakfast, lunch, dinner and two game drives, if sharing with one or two adults.

Terms & Conditions exclusive to Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge and Bakubung Bush Lodge

  • Bakubung Bush Lodge - Children can only be accommodated in a Standard room if sharing with one or two adults.
  • Exclusion dates apply. Please refer to clause 3 in the attached terms and conditions.
  • Minimum two night stay over weekends (Friday & Saturday).
  • Dinner Bed and Breakfast rate - 1 complimentary game drive is included per person per night’s stay. Please refer to Wildlife Activities page for further information.
  • 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, 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 R540.00 per child per day for breakfast, dinner and one game drive, if sharing with one or two adults.
  • Full Board rate - 2 complimentary game drives is included per person per night’s stay. Please refer to Wildlife Activities page for further information.
  • 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 day, 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 R910.00 per child per day for breakfast, lunch, dinner and two game drives, if sharing with one or two adults.

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY PROGRAMS

Junior Rangers

Legacy Junior Rangers program is available for all children aged 6-12 years. Activities are geared around natural resource protection, environmental education and responsible recreation offering a special opportunity to explore the Pilanesberg National Park. The Junior Rangers Program is available at a small additional cost to parents and usually takes 2 days to complete. On completion of the program, children will be including in a graduation ceremony and will be given a certificate and badges for activities completed.

WILDLIFE ACTIVITIES

Game Drives

Bakubung Bush Lodge - Children can only be accommodated in a Standard room if sharing with one or two adults.

  • Dinner Bed and Breakfast rate - 1 Complimentary Game Drive per day per adult. 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, 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 R540.00 per child per day for breakfast, dinner and one game drive, if sharing with one or two adults.
  • Full Board rate - 2 Complimentary Game Drives per day per adult. 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 day, 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 R910.00 per child per day for breakfast, lunch, dinner and two game drives, if sharing with one or two adults.
  • Additional game drives are charged at R490.00 per adult / R250.00 per child between the ages of 0-17 years
Game Drive Times
Morning Afternoon
May 08h00 15h30
June - July 08h00 15h30
August 08h00 15h30
September 06h00 16h00
October - March 05h30 16h30
April 06h00 16h00


Game Drives last approximately 3 hours, depending on weather conditions and animal sightings in the Park.

Bush Braai


Bush braais are held (weather permitting) every Wednesday and Saturday night. If you would like to book a bush braai on an alternative night, a minimum of 30 people is required. If numbers drop below 30, the full rate for 30 people will be charged.
Prices may be subject to change. Non-residential rates available on request.

HONEYMOON ADDED VALUE OFFERS

Allocation of a room with a King Size bed
Bottle of Sparkling wine & a platter of chocolate dipped fruits (strawberries when available) with a personalized note from the GM
Complimentary Late Departure (Subject to availability)
VIP Turndown on day of arrival

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Business Hours:
Mon - Fri (09:00 - 17:00)
Sat (09:00 - 13:00)
Time Zone: UTC/GMT +2 hours

 

What sets us Apart !

MALARIA FREE
Ideal for family or small groups
Rich biodiversity of game
Large elephant population
Over 350 bird species
Effortless road and air access

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