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Bakubung Bush Lodge, Pilanesberg National Park

4-star lodge in Pilanesberg National Park with spa and safari

  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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$295 CAD

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Pilanesburg National Park, Pilanesberg National Park, 0316, North West, South Africa
9.2.Superb.
  • We liked the food, the service, staff attitude, game drives, atmosphere. Everything

    Dec. 22, 2019

  • There are better options in the area where a tired traveler can get better service but…

    Aug. 16, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available

Guests rated location

Quiet
Safe
Easy parking
Convenient
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 100 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • 2 outdoor tennis courts

Feel at home

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom

What’s around

  • In a national park
  • Lost City - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km
  • The Valley of Waves - 3.1 mi / 5 km
  • Sun City Casino - 6.5 mi / 10.4 km
  • The Gary Player Golf Course - 6.6 mi / 10.6 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Standard Double Room (Central)
  • Standard Double Room (East)
  • Standard Double Room (West)
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed (Central)
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Luxury Room, 1 King Bed
  • Executive Suite, 1 King Bed
  • Room, Accessible

Location

Pilanesburg National Park, Pilanesberg National Park, 0316, North West, South Africa
  • In a national park
  • Lost City - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km
  • The Valley of Waves - 3.1 mi / 5 km

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In a national park
  • Lost City - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km
  • The Valley of Waves - 3.1 mi / 5 km
  • Sun City Casino - 6.5 mi / 10.4 km
  • The Gary Player Golf Course - 6.6 mi / 10.6 km

Getting around

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

At a glance

Size

  • 100 cabins
  • Arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

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

Children

  • Up to 3 children (18 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • Children's club*

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle*

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite extended parking
  • Onsite RV/bus/truck parking (fees apply)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

The manager

Speaks: English

At the property

Taking the kids?

  • Children's club (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 2
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Basketball on site
  • Playground on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Tennis on site
  • Pool umbrellas

Working away

  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference center
  • Computer station

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public restroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Wheelchairs available on site

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the cabin

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service

Things to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

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

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

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

Special features

Spa

Bakubung Spa has 6 treatment rooms including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages, and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology.

The spa is open daily. Children under 13 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

Dining

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.

Small print

Also known as

  • Bakubung
  • Bakubung Bush Lodge Lodge Pilanesberg National Park
  • 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

Optional extras

Children's club access is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

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

Policies

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.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Children under 13 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

This property does not have elevators.

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.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

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.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Bakubung Bush Lodge does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • 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.
  • Yes, there's free self and extended parking. Parking spots may be limited. RV/bus/truck parking is available.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Yes, Motswedi Bar offers African cuisine and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Bakubung Braii (2.8 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • No, this lodge doesn't have a casino, but Sun City Casino (14-min drive) is nearby.
  • Practice your swing on the tennis courts. Additional recreation onsite includes basketball, volleyball, and game viewing. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. Bakubung Bush Lodge also has a fitness center and a garden.
9.2.Superb.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Bakubung is situated in an ideal location, being a stone's throw away from the park gate for safaris and 10 minutes from Sun City. The lodge's amenities are exceptional. The common areas like the restaurant, lounge, gym and sports areas and kids play structures are wonderful. The spa is in a quaint, separate building with beautiful facilities (including pool) in a tranquil setting. The hippo pool attracts many animals daily and is viewable from all rooms. The staff are friendly and always greet you with a smile. They truly attempt to cater to all your needs. If you are a food lover, you will not be disappointed in the quality and selection offered. Obviously you are going for safari and the daily game drives were phenomenal. The guides were both knowledgeable and made significant efforts to allow us to view all the different animals in the park. We saw all of the big 5 and more over our 3 days of safari. Definitely a quality resort for both couples and families and we would certainly return when visiting SA again.

    Ali, 3 night family trip, Aug. 8, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Overall 9 out of 10

    We had an amazing stay at Bukubung Bush Lodge. We stayed 5 nights and did 5 game drives. Accomodations are clean and comfortable, and rooms were tidied each day nicely. Food was amazing, and resturant service was great. Game drives were great, depending on the driver you had. Lise was our favorite! She went out of her way to make sure everyone saw as much as possible, she even stayed out an extra 30 min one day looking for elephants. Front desk staff are not the friendliest, they actually seemed bothered to answer questions and or help but even with that, overall it was an amazing stay!

    Joanne, 5 night family trip, Feb. 17, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    I had a very nice experience all-round

    Andrew, 2 night family trip, Jul. 22, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Awesome

    1 night trip, Jun. 19, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Midweek break at Bakubung

    Very nice stay. Very quiet due to Covid restrictions. Good food.

    Robert, 2 night trip, Apr. 11, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing short getaway

    We enjoyed weekend at Bakubung, friendly staff, comfortable room, amazing wildlife right on the door step. Game drive was good too. Will definitely be back again.

    Polina, 1 night family trip, Mar. 26, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Weekend Family Getaway

    Amazing family getaway. Brilliant service, great food and lots to do with the kids

    Christina, 2 night family trip, Mar. 4, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Fantastic lodge

    Beautiful lodge, excellent food variety, knowledgeable guides. We booked the exec suite hoping to have a view of the water hole but the room overlooked the pool instead. Still enjoyed our stay. Highlight was the bush braai in the park.

    Ajay, 3 night trip, Dec. 15, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very happy thank you

    Briers, 3 night family trip, Oct. 22, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    From the moment we checked in we were treated like royalty. Specialty drinks and snacks. A beautiful room. Lots of activities to choose from this place was amazing. The game drives were fantastic. Would definitely return!

    Kelley, 3 night family trip, Mar. 13, 2020

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