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Bakubung Bush Lodge

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Exterior detail
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Hypo-allergenic bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
Hypo-allergenic bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk

Overview of Bakubung Bush Lodge

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Bakubung Bush Lodge

4.0 star property
4-star lodge in Pilanesberg National Park with safari and outdoor pool

8,8/10 Fabulous

525 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
The price is R5 610
Price available on 2023/02/08
Pilanesburg National Park, Pilanesberg National Park, North West, 0316

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In a national park

Getting around

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Casino shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Bakubung Bush Lodge

A great choice for a stay in Pilanesberg National Park, Bakubung Bush Lodge features an airport shuttle. Guests indulge in deep-tissue massages, then grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. An outdoor pool, a poolside bar, and a children's pool are other highlights at this upscale lodge. The pool and helpful staff get good marks from fellow travelers.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 100 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - anytime
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Up to 2 children (17 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding, but may not be eligible for free breakfast
  • Children's club*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite extended parking
  • Onsite RV/bus/truck parking (fees apply)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited


  • Airport shuttle*


  • Area shuttle*
  • Casino shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Playground
  • Trampoline
  • Children's menu
  • Children's games
  • Toys

What to do

  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Safari
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Golfing nearby

Working away

  • Meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • Conference center


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 3 buildings/towers
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services
  • 2 outdoor tennis courts
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 43-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled) and heating
  • Minibar
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • Highchair


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Guidebooks/recommendations

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. There are 6 treatment rooms including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, and Swedish massages.


Motswedi Bar - Overlooking the garden, this lobby lounge serves lunch and dinner.
Marula Grill Restaurant - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Open daily.
Boma - Overlooking the garden, this buffet restaurant specializes in African cuisine and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open select days.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

The club card fee applies only to children ages 3-12 booked in Game Drive inclusive rate plans. The fee covers national park entrance fees.

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Area shuttle and casino shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Children's club access is available for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.


<p>The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. </p><p>Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. </p><p>Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. </p> <p>This property does not have elevators. </p><p>Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property. </p><p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

Bakubung Bush
Bakubung Bush Lodge
Bakubung Bush Lodge Pilanesberg National Park
Bakubung Bush Pilanesberg National Park
Bakubung Lodge
Bakubung Bush Hotel Pilanesberg National Park
Bakubung Bush Lodge Lodge
Bakubung Bush Lodge Pilanesberg National Park
Bakubung Bush Lodge Lodge Pilanesberg National Park

Frequently asked questions

Does Bakubung Bush Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Bakubung Bush Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Bakubung Bush Lodge?
As of 06 February 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Bakubung Bush Lodge on 08 February 2023 start from R5 610, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Bakubung Bush Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Bakubung Bush Lodge?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Is parking offered on site at Bakubung Bush Lodge?
Yes, there's free self and extended parking. Parking spots may be limited. RV/bus/truck parking is available.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Bakubung Bush Lodge?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Bakubung Bush Lodge?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 10 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at Bakubung Bush Lodge?
No, this lodge doesn't have a casino, but Sun City Casino (14-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Bakubung Bush Lodge and nearby?
Practice your swing on the tennis courts. Additional recreation onsite includes basketball, volleyball, and game viewing. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the lodge's other amenities, which include spa services and a garden. Bakubung Bush Lodge also has access to a nearby outdoor pool.
Are there restaurants at or near Bakubung Bush Lodge?
Yes, Motswedi Bar offers African cuisine and garden views.
Does Bakubung Bush Lodge have rooms with private spa tubs?
Yes, each room has a deep soaking bathtub.
Does Bakubung Bush Lodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.
What's the area around Bakubung Bush Lodge like?
Bakubung Bush Lodge is located a short 1-minute walk from Pilanesberg National Park. The local area is walkable and popular with nature enthusiasts.







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Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very good

3 Night Stay
The staff was great. The game drives, breakfast buffet, & dinner buffet were excellent. We were a little disappointed not to see any lions or leopards. Load shedding made it hard to sleep during the night when the a/c would go off for hours at a time.
Lance, 3-night trip
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6/10 Good

We came to Bakubung expecting luxury! It is far from it
Justin, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Highly recommend for good value experience
Bakubung is a lovely resort to enjoy the best of South Africa. It’s access to the Pilanesberg National Park is super and the views are stunning. It has its own waterhole which attracts birds, buck and we were lucky enough to see an elephant there. We found it to be good value compared to some of the ludicrously expensive alternatives in the area. The staff were friendly and attentive. We had a hotel room which included self-service buffet style dinner and breakfast (nothing super fancy but good wholesome food with lots to chose from for all the family) and one game drive per day. The room was comfortable and clean. The fridges don’t work well but the bar provided ice with no issue. The game drives were the highlight. We did a variety of morning and evening. We preferred the evening. We saw four of the big five! The bush braai is great too. Highly recommend for a good value experience.
 View from pool to waterhole
Colette, 4-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fabulous resort - one of the best I've stayed at
Beautiful property and amenities, room was superbly appointed, comfortable and quiet. Very good security. Game drives were excellent with good guides. Meals very good. Would definitely love to stay again
Brandon, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic stay
We (family holiday) checked in a little late and the process was very quick and efficient. Staff during our stay were very friendly and accomodating. The food was buffet for dinner and breakfast. All looked fresh and there was a great selection. All we tried tasted really good. We also had a saffari in the morning it was an early start (05:30) and very cold, would recommned to dress warmly. The actual saffri was great go to see quite a few animals in their natural environment. The guide was very knowledgeable and was very good at explaining details about the animals. Never got to try any of the other facilities but they all looked good. My only regret was that we didn't stay longer.
1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Fulfilling family get away
The stay was overall good given the tranquil location. The game drive was also very good as we were able to see quite a lot of game. There were lots of food options and all well made. The kids holiday program was also a nice option for me as I could at least get a bit of quiet time although the take up wasn’t so good. Only downside was the cleanliness of our room - the linen was clean but there were visible stains on the carpet and curtains which didn’t seem to be recent. I understand it’s a bush lodge but it is rated 4 stars so…
Portia, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great place
Shay, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing stay
My stay was amazing . I experienced a lot of beautiful things like having braai dinner at the bush. The carpet at our rooms was not clean and so were chairs and tables on our balconies.
Zanele, 3-night family trip
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6/10 Good

For the price paid, very disappointing!
Waiters were very scarce and seemed disinterested in being of service. At a table next to ours, the waitress gave a big sigh after filling the cups with coffee at breakfast as if this was a huge burden for her, very unpleasant to have to witness this. Load shedding; we would expect electrically charged lights in the unit so that we can use the bedroom and bathroom without stumbling around in the dark.
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Wynand, 1-night trip
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