Bakubung Bush Lodge is a luxurious four-star resort situated in the heart of the Pilanesberg Game Reserve. With its prime location, guests are treated to breathtaking views of the African wilderness and the chance to witness some of the continent’s most iconic animals up close, including the Big Five – lions, elephants, buffalos, leopards, and rhinos. Whether you’re seeking a romantic escape or a family adventure, Bakubung Bush Lodge offers the perfect combination of luxury, natural beauty, and unforgettable wildlife encounters..
As you step into the rooms at the Bakubung Bush Lodge, you are instantly transported to a world of natural beauty and tranquility. The earthy tones and rustic decor create a sense of calm as if you’re surrounded by the bushveld itself. The large windows allow natural light to flood in, casting warm hues over the tastefully appointed furnishings. The rooms are spacious, yet cozy, with comfortable beds adorned with crisp linens and fluffy pillows that invite you to sink into them. The walls are adorned with tasteful artwork, and you’ll find all the modern amenities you need to ensure a comfortable stay. The gentle sounds of nature outside create a peaceful ambiance that invites you to relax and unwind.
Unforgettable Game Drives and Wildlife Encounters
The game drives at the Bakubung Bush Lodge are an experience that will stay with you forever. Led by knowledgeable guides with a great sense of humor, you’ll embark on a thrilling journey through the Pilanesberg Game Reserve. The guides are passionate about wildlife and will share their knowledge and stories, making the experience not just informative but also entertaining. As you traverse the reserve, you’ll encounter some of the most magnificent animals on the planet. Majestic lions basking in the sun, towering giraffes nibbling on leaves, and graceful impalas prancing through the grass are just a few of the creatures you might come across. The reserve is also home to elephants, buffalos, rhinos, and a plethora of other animals, each with their own unique habits and behaviors. The guides will provide fascinating insights into the wildlife and the challenges they face in their daily lives. The game drives themselves are a thrill ride through the African bushveld. The open safari vehicle will take you through winding paths, over rugged terrain, and through streams and rivers. The scenery is breathtaking, with the sun setting over the savanna casting a warm, golden light over the landscape.
The Perfect Safari Destination for Families
Bakubung Bush Lodge is an ideal destination for families, offering a range of activities that cater to all ages. One of the highlights of the lodge’s family entertainment is the Junior Rangers program, which is specifically designed to educate and entertain young children about the natural world around them. The program includes various activities such as bushwalks, treasure hunts, and bug collecting, which not only promote learning but also engage kids in a fun and interactive way.
Perfect for couples
Bakubung Bush Lodge is an ideal destination for those seeking a romantic getaway. With its serene natural surroundings, luxurious accommodations, and range of romantic activities, the lodge offers the perfect escape for couples looking to reconnect and unwind. Couples can enjoy intimate picnics in the bush, private dinners under the stars, and couples’ massages at the on-site spa. With its unparalleled natural beauty and intimate atmosphere, it is the perfect destination for a romantic escape.
Monkey Business : A Poolside Adventure
Taking a dip in the crystal-clear waters of the pool is a must, offering a welcome respite from the African heat. The poolside at Bakubung Bush Lodge is the epitome of relaxation, with comfortable deck chairs inviting guests to take a load off and the sparkling pool providing a refreshing oasis. The menu of cocktails, drinks, and light snacks is perfect for indulging in while lounging poolside. The poolside at Bakubung Bush Lodge always promises a fun and entertaining experience, especially when the monkeys make their appearance. During our stay, I became a part of the show. One moment, I was enjoying my food and the next, one of the mischievous monkeys jumped on my deckchair, I got such a fight my food ended up all over me, with ketchup in my hair. I quickly became the laughingstock of the poolside, but it was all in good fun. The next day, it was someone else’s turn to be the unsuspecting victim of the monkeys’ playful antics. Despite the occasional monkey business, lounging poolside with a refreshing cocktail and light snacks was still one of the highlights of our stay.
The culinary experience at Bakubung Bush Lodge is nothing short of exceptional. From the delectable breakfast spreads to the exquisite dinner menus, the chefs at the lodge never fail to impress. The breakfast buffet boasts a vast array of fresh fruits, baked goods, and hot dishes to cater to all tastes. For lunch, guests can indulge in a light yet satisfying selection of salads, sandwiches, and grilled dishes. The highlight of the dining experience is undoubtedly the dinner, which features a variety of gourmet dishes that are perfectly paired with South African wines. From a variety of meats to delicate seafood and excellent vegetarian options, the menu is carefully crafted to cater to all palates. The attentive staff is always on hand to ensure that guests are satisfied with every aspect of their dining experience at Bakubung Bush Lodge.
A memorable dining experience – Dinner at the Boma
After a thrilling two-hour game drive through the Pilanesberg Game Reserve, guests at Bakubung Bush Lodge are treated to a truly unforgettable dining experience at the boma. As the sun sets and the sky turns into a deep shade of orange, guests are seated around a blazing fire pit, surrounded by the flickering light of oil lamps. The air is filled with the aroma of traditional South African dishes, cooked to perfection on an open grill. The buffet-style dinner includes a wide range of dishes, all made with the freshest ingredients. But the food is just the beginning. As guests enjoy their meals, they are entertained by the mesmerizing sounds of African drums and the enchanting rhythms of traditional dancers. It’s a true celebration of African culture.
Time to unwind
As the sun begins to dip below the horizon, the landscape of Bakubung Game Reserve transforms into a breathtaking sight, painted with warm hues of orange and red. It’s time to slow down and take it easy, and there’s no better way to do that than to embark on a sunset game drive. As the animals emerge from their hiding spots to bask in the fading light, you’ll have a front-row seat to the beauty of the natural world. But if you prefer a more laid-back approach, the Thutlwa deck pool bar or Motswedi bar lounge is the perfect place to unwind. With sundowners in hand and attentive room service at your fingertips, you can relax on your private terrace and soak up the stunning surroundings. The symphony of nature’s sounds fills the air, reminding you of the magic of Africa. At Bakubung, you’re free to choose how you want to unwind and let the peacefulness of this extraordinary place wash over you.
The Day Spa
The Bakubung Spa is a sanctuary of calm and tranquility nestled in the heart of the African bush. From the moment you step inside, the peaceful ambiance soothes your soul, with the sounds of nature surrounding you. The treatment rooms overlook the game fence, providing a close-up view of the wild animals in their natural habitat. Here, you can indulge in a range of signature spa therapies and award-winning products, all delivered by world-class therapists. The ozone vitality pool provides the perfect place to unwind and rejuvenate. With a focus on achieving complete physical and mental well-being, the Bakubung Spa is open year-round, providing a truly unforgettable spa experience in a breathtaking setting.