Bakubung Bush Lodge

The Lodge lies just south of the Pilanesberg Game Reserve, tucked neatly at the base of two hills and the chalets have been built in a horseshoe-shape with the waterhole being the focal point in the middle. Bakubung, means “People of the Hippo”.

Lounge at reception

Bakubung Bush Lodge offers hotel accommodation as well as self-catering accommodation; there are 76 hotel rooms and 66 self-catering chalets.

Chalet bedroom

The hotel rooms have double beds have en suite bathroom with shower, air conditioner, direct dial telephone, tea/coffee station, TV (with DSTV bouquet), a hairdryer, plug for electric shaver and internet connectivity. The rooms have doors leading onto either a balcony or a patio while some have panoramic views of the Park and the waterhole.

The waterhole can get busy
Chalet bathroom

The Chalets have two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, lounge, one room with a double bed while the other bedroom has two single beds.

Glass doors lead out to the covered patio and braai area.

Chalet lounge

Not all the chalets have a view of the waterhole, some face onto the hills behind Bakubung complex or onto the Pilanesberg plains.


The restaurant offers a buffet breakfast and either a buffet or a la carte lunch and dinner and there is a bar and TV lounge area next to the restaurant


At the end of an adventure-filled day in the park you also have the option to relax around your braai at your chalet and experience the sights and sounds as the curtain of darkness sweeps over the waterhole.

Braai at the chalet (with camera setup on tripod!

Bakubung offers a range of activities: volleyball, two floodlit tennis courts, children’s playground, natural rock swimming pool, action cricket, outdoor chess, board games, table tennis and darts, game drives, bush walks or a Hot Air Balloon Safaris. From Bakubung you also have easy access to Sun City, which is just a few minutes’ drive away.

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