Bakubung Bush Lodge - Pilanesberg

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Bakubung Bush Lodge

Bakubung Bush Lodge - Pilanesberg

Bakubung Bush lodge is a large family and conference orientated lodge in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve

Pilanesberg is a unique game reserve as it is an extinct volcano crater

Bakubung Bush Lodge is located in the southern side of the ‘Malaria Free’ Pilanesberg National Park a comfortable 2 hour drive from Johannesburg or Pretoria, Bakubung Bush Lodge is the ideal location for a short bushveld breakaway. Bakubung is situated in an ancient volcanic crater that today comprises one of South Africa’s most exciting Big 5 eco-tourism destinations, Pilanesberg National Park.It is from here, accompanied by a game ranger, that you will be able explore a 55 000ha malaria free wildlife wonderland and discover the magic of the African bush.

Pilanesberg is the best and only true Big 5 reserve close to Johannesburg!

The game drives (safari drive) are conducted in a 20 seater “open” trucks which have been specially modified. The rangers are restricted to the 200km network of the public Pilanesberg Park roads, which is more than enough to explore in a 3 hour drive.

Bakubung Lodge at Pilanesberg
Bakubung Lodge at Pilanesberg

Bakubung – or “People of the Hippo” has 76 very spacious hotel rooms. Each comfortable air-conditioned room offers a TV, hot beverage facility, safe, bar fridge, the bathroom has a bath and a shower. Each room does have internet connectivity and there is also an internet lounge and WiFi connection in main lodge area. The rooms have just been upgraded with new interiors and fittings. The restaurant terrace overlooks the Bakubung Valley and has stunning views off the park and a waterhole in front of the lodge attracts a variety of animals.

Bakubung has excellent conference facilities for up to 120 delegates and is only 15 minutes away from Sun City for the golf enthusiasts and guests who want to visit “Africa’s Kingdom of Pleasure”. Bakubung does offer a shuttle service between the lodge and Sun City.

Bakubung also has a Spa for those who need a little pampering.


How to get to Bakubung Lodge

Directions to Bakubung are given here. This is a Google Maps link plus turn-by-turn directions from Sandton, Johannesburg. Best to use the Google Maps links if using a Smartphone or Tablet.

Bakubung - GPS Co-Ordinates

If you are wanting to use a conventional GPS such as a Garmin or TomTom, then these are what you enter:

Bakubung Gate to Pilanesberg Co-Ordinates - 25°20’372"S  &  27°03.823"E
Bakubung Bush Lodge Co-Ordinates - 25°20’724"S  &  27°03.335"E
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