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Bakubung Bush Lodge

4* Luxury Bush Lodge in the Pilanesberg National Park

Bakubung Bush Lodge is concealed within the rich expanses of the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park and offers you everything you need to get in touch with the bush.

These Pilanesberg lodges are set in an area where the Big 5 roam, a mere 2 hour drive from the hectic lifestyle of Johannesburg. Bakubung, or “People of the Hippo”, offers you everything you need in regards to comfortable and luxury accommodation. With the bush just outside your window you will be able to relax and take in everything about the bush and the animals living around you.

Bakubung Bush Lodge has some of the best accommodation in the Pilanesberg and offers an amazing family holiday experience.

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Dinner, Bed and Breakfast and 1 game drives per person per day
Description 1 Sep 2017
to 31 Dec 2017
Standard Room Single 3 635.00  
Standard Room Double 5 135.00  
Luxury Room Single 4 070.00  
Luxury Room Double 5 555.00  
Executive Suite 6 730.00  
FB (Full Board) – includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and 2 game drives per person per day
Description 1 Sep 2017
to 31 Dec 2017
Standard Room Single 4 105.00 FB
Standard Room Double 6 210.00 FB
Luxury Room Single 4 530.00 FB
Luxury Room Double 6 615.00 FB
Executive Suite 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

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

Dinner, Bed, Breakfast Rates quoted are per room per night inclusive of VAT and one complimentary game drive per nights stay.

Full Board Rates Include Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and 2 Daily Game Drives . 

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

SPECIAL PROMOTION

20 September 2017 to 20 December 2017 Single Double
Standard Room R3 085.00 R 4 370.00
Luxury Room R 3 300.00 R 4 800.00
Executive Suite R 5 710.00 R 5 710.00


Terms & Conditions:
 
* The rates are not available during the Nedbank Gold Challenge, which is the weekend of the 10 to 11 November 2017
* 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 20th September – 20th December 2017 
* 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  
* 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 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. Operation Genesis, which involved the game fencing of the reserve and the reintroduction of endemic species, began during the late1970s.

The Park exists within the transition zone between the dry Kalahari and wetter Lowveld vegetation, commonly referred to as "Bushveld". Unlike any other large park, unique overlaps of mammals, birds and vegetation occur because of this transition zone. Springbok, brown hyena, the red eyed bulbul, and camel thorn trees usually found in arid areas are found cohabiting with moist-area-limited impala, black-eyed bulbul and Cape chestnut trees. The Park has a rich array of southern African wildlife including the Big Five and many of the animal species found in southern Africa.

These include lions, elephants, white and black rhinos, buffaloes, leopards, zebras, hyenas, giraffes, hippos and crocodiles. The diversity of bird life is excellent with in excess of 360 species. Though some are migrants, many are permanent inhabitants. Their food sources vary with some eating carrion or live prey, while others eat seeds, fruit or tiny water organisms.

Junior Rangers Programme

For those families looking for the perfect getaway, Bakubung and Kwa Maritane Bush Lodges become the destinations of choice. With service standards no less than outstanding, parents and kids alike will be amazed at the way in which both lodges welcome visitors into a an even bigger family, the Legacy family, in a way that tops off a well needed family retreat. Located in the heart of the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park and only an hour and a half’s drive from Johannesburg, Bakubung and Kwa Maritane now also offer something special for children.

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.This allows parents to enroll their young ones in a unique, educational and, most importantly, fun experience.Under the supervision of trained staff, parents can rest assured that their children will be well taken care of whilst participating in a host of activities, thus ensuring a great getaway for the whole family.

Activities are geared around natural resource protection, environmental education and responsible recreation offering a special 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. From learning about the history of the Pilanesberg National Park, participating in wildlife walks allowing children the opportunity to find out more about wild animals, the sounds various birds make become prominent as guides teach one what to listen for as well as that of the purpose of the various plant life around the lodges.

Once activities have been completed, kids are presented with activity badges and stickers.When all 8 activities have been completed, and all 8 activity stickers and badges have been collected,the young ones will participate in a Junior Ranger pledge ceremony whereby the Kwa Maritane and Bakubung Junior Rangers are given a certificate portraying that they are now a part of the resource protection, environmental education and responsible recreation initiative.

The saying goes, when your kids are happy, you are happy and therefore what better way to encourage your children to appreciate nature, than Bakubung and Kwa Maritane’s Junior Ranger Programme.Enrol your future Junior Rangers today for an experience full of fun and excitement.
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 & Kids Playground
  • 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
  • Table Tennis & Darts, Board Games, Action Cricket, Game Walks

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.

The Marula Grill

Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner during the following hours:

  • Breakfast 07:00 - 10:00
  • Lunch 12:30 - 14:30
  • Dinner 18:30 - 22:00


Our restaurant offers a buffet breakfast, and either a buffet or table d’Hote luncheon and dinner.

A terrace menu is offered between 11h00 and 21h00 daily.

Thutlwa Pool Bar

Relax and experience the sights and sounds of the magni cent Pilanesberg National Park from a Giraffe’s point of view, whilst indulging in a refreshing cocktail at Thutlwa Pool Bar. Once the curtain of darkness sweeps over the open plains, enjoy a pre-dinner drink.

Motswedi Bar

Ladies Cocktail Bar open 10h00 - 01h00 daily, offering a range of imported beers, spirits, wines and cigars.

Boma

Capture the spirit of Africa with a bush dinner at our Boma situated in the park. Offering undercover seating for up to 240 people.
A variety of theme evenings and gala dinners are available on request.

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 King Rooms
Total: 20
All our standard king rooms have one king size bed, air conditioning, bathrooms with separate bath, shower and toilet, DStv Bouquet, direct-dialling telephones, electric shaving plugs, coffee and tea making facilities, a hairdryer, international multi plugs and electronic safes, minibar stocked on request.

Standard Twin Rooms

Total: 55
All our standard twin rooms have two double beds, air conditioning, bathrooms with separate bath, shower and toilet, DStv Bouquet, direct-dialling telephones, electric shaving plugs, coffee and tea making facilities, a hairdryer, international multi plugs and electronic safes, minibar stocked on request.

Standard Queen Rooms
Total: 11
All our standard queen rooms have two queen size beds, air conditioning, bathrooms with separate bath, shower and toilet, DStv Bouquet, direct- dialling telephones, electric shaving plugs, coffee and tea making facilities, a hairdryer, international multi plugs and electronic safes, minibar stocked on request.

Luxury King Rooms
Total: 9
All our Luxury king rooms have
one king size bed, air conditioning, bathrooms with separate bath, shower and toilet, lounge area with couch, DStv Bouquet, direct-dialling telephones, electric shaving plugs, upgraded coffee and tea making facilities, a hairdryer, international multi plugs and electronic safes, minibar stocked on request.

Executive Suite
Total: 4
All our Executive Suite rooms have one king size bed, air conditioning, bathrooms with separate bath, shower and toilet, lounge area with couch, DStv Bouquet, direct-dialling telephones, electric shaving plugs, upgraded coffee and tea making facilities with VIP amenities, a hairdryer, international multi plugs and electronic safes, minibar stocked on request

Wheelchair Accessible Room
Total: 1
Our wheelchair accessible room has two double beds, air conditioning, wheelchair accessible shower and toilet, DStv Bouquet, direct-dialling telephones, electric shaving plugs, coffee and tea making facilities, a hairdryer, international multi plugs and electronic safes, minibar stocked on request.

  • 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.

  •  Full pre-payment of the accommodation amount is required in order to secure your booking.
  •  Check-in is from 14h00 and check-out is by 10h00.
  •  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.
  •  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).

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

  • 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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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