Bakubung Bush Lodge

See the Big Five on your doorstep

A mere two hours drive from Johannesburg, and ten minutes from Sun City, Bakubung is located in the Pilanesberg National Park, a malaria free, 57,000-hectare reserve where you can see the big five from your room, or on a game drive through the reserve.

From prides of roaming lions, to giraffes, Bakubung will bring you closer to the splendour and beauty of the African bush.

Every visit to Bakubung, or “People of the Hippo” will remind you why you need to come back.





Marula Grill Restaurant

At the Marula Restaurant, Bakubung Bush Lodge's famous traditional restaurant, you will be spoilt for choice with traditional favourites, as well as some tempting authentic local fare. The menu is expansive, the buffet is tantalizing, and the restaurant caters to you for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast: 07h00-09h30; Lunch: 12h30-14h00; Dinner: 18h30-21h30. A light terrace menu is available from 11h00-21h00.

Bush Boma

Every Wednesday and Saturday we offer you the chance to dine under the brilliance of the African stars - an indescribable plethora of universal magic. Dine to the sound of traditional entertainment, and feast on a wide selection of local flame grilled cuisine.


Mmakubu Room

Our largest conference venue is situated adjacent to the Marula Grill Restaurant and Terrace overlooking the Hippo pond.

Magarekubu Room A & B

This venue is situated adjacent to our swimming pool and is our middle-sized venue, perfect for smaller conferences or boardroom style meetings.

Gala Dinner

Gala Dinner events to celebrate, reward or engage an audience with a brand or service. The evening event will generally feature a three or four course meal where guests are seated.

Pool dinner

Exclusive dining experience set amidst our poolside area. Delicacies specially crafted by our chefs, toast to pure happiness under the scintillating Pilanesburg night sky.

Kubunyana Room

Situated adjacent to Mmakubu and has a balcony area overlooking the park, perfect setting for tea-time breaks.


  • Wildlife living
  • Wildlife experience
  • Big 5 safari


Kwa Maritane and Bakubung Bush Lodge

Junior Rangers

Sign your kids up today, where they will learn all the intricate details about the bush such as animals, birds, spoors, scat as well as a few urban legends around the trees in the park. Legacy's Junior Rangers Programme is suitable for all children aged 4-12 years

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Honeymoon Special

Experience a blissful honeymoon in the tranquility of the bush in one of our luxury or executive rooms and receive a complimentary spa treatment per person, a private game drive with a sparkling wine sundowner and romantic rose petal turndown. Special valid until 31 December 2019.

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Walking Safari

Take a walk on the wild side! Concealed in the rich expanses of the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park lies Bakubung, where wildlife enthusiasts can enjoy walking safaris. This 4-5 hour excursion offers a unique and complete bush experience.  Bookings are essential.

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Birding Getaway

Experience the beauty of Pilanesburg Birds as you enjoy a 2 night stay with us.  Package includes 2 game drives per day focused solely on Birds in our 10 seater game vehicles, a field guide for the duration of these drives, dinner and breakfast daily.

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Medi-Pedicure Transformation

Transform your feet with our medi-pedi - R420 pp - for a 60 minute treatment.  Recieve a free daily maintenance formula to take home valued at R450.

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Christmas Lunch Buffet

Join us for a Festive Christmas Buffet Lunch at the Bakubung Bush Lodge on the 25 December 2019 - Lunch is served between 12h30-14h30 at the Marula Grill Restaurant.  Bookings and pre-payments are essential.

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New Years eve 2019

Saddle up your boots and get ready to line dance into the new year! Live entertainment from 18h30 at the Marula Grill Restaurant. R490 for Adults, R290 for children between 13-16 yrs, R180 for children between 7-12 yrs -Bookings are Essential.