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"Bakubung Bush Lodge - Where The Bush Comes Alive "

Situated in Pilanesberg Game Reserve in the North West province, Bakubung Bush Lodge offers luxurious accommodation. The malaria-free Pilanesberg Game Reserve is home to the exciting Big Five and a variety of other mammals and bird species. It is close to Sun City, and it is plus minus two hours drive from Johannesburg.


Guests can enjoy panoramic views of the park and the Hippo Pool from their rooms, and some doors lead either onto a balcony or a patio.

Each of the 76 rooms at Bakubung Bush Lodge comes equipped with air-conditioning, colour TV (8 channels to choose from), internet connectivity, direct dial telephone, bath and shower, electric shaving plug (100/220V), and hair dryer.


The Pilanesberg Game Reserve (malaria-free) is famous for its wildlife, and Bakubung Bush Lodge is the ideal platform from which to appreciate the reserve’s Big Five and abundant variety of fauna and flora.

Observe the animals roaming free early in the mornings, fresh and cool, or in the late afternoons to evenings.

  • Curio shop
  • Restaurant and Pub
  • Spa (body treatments and facial treatments)
  • Swimming pool
  • Two tennis courts (with flood lights)
  • Playground for the kids
  • Game drives (African Safaris)
  • Action cricket
  • Volleyball
  • Table tennis
  • Darts and board games
  • Golf courses (at Sun City)
  • Hot air balloon safaris

The Lodge’s location makes it a perfect host for birthdays and weddings, seminars, breakfast and lunches for businesses, team-building activities, product launches, banquets, private dinners, cocktail receptions, and dinner dances.

Our conference facilities include:

  • Conference venue
  • Data projector
  • PA system
Child Policy

Children of all ages are welcome at Bakubung

Specials at Bakubung Bush Lodge

The lodge offers specials from time to time. Please visit our specials page for more information.

Rates, inclusions & exclusions - Bakubung Bush Lodge

Due to the frequency of rates changing, we do not publish official rates on this website. Luxury Safaris range in a variety of prices and, as an indication of what to expect, one can pay anywhere from R2 000 to R20 000 per person per night sharing and more, depending on the choice of accommodation, season, specials and other determining factors. For the most up to date rates, please contact us.

  • One game drive daily (African Safari)
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • Lunch
  • Additional game activities
  • Drinks
  • Curio shop purchases
  • Phone calls
  • Gratuities
  • Spa treatments
  • Additional extras will be for the guest's account
Enquiries at Bakubung Bush Lodge

Please complete this form should you wish to make an enquiry or request a quotation.
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Should you require information before completing the form, you may contact us at:
Skype: pietsmiles  •  Office: +27 (0)12 345 6438  •  Cell: +27 (0)71 687 2782

After hours: please send an email message to welcome@smilestravels.co.za and we will reply soonest

Note: There are no camping or self-catering facilities at this lodge.

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