Bakubung Bush lodge

"People of the Hippo"

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See the Big Five on your doorstep


Nestled in the vast expanses of the Malaria free Pilanesberg National Park, home to the beautiful big 5 and a mere 2 hours from the hustle and bustle of the city of Johannesburg is Bakubung Bush Lodge. Proudly a member of the renowned Legacy group of properties, famously known for their attention to detail and superb service, one can only expect the very best. Having started off as a Time-share only property, it has over the years expanded to one of the largest Bush Lodges in the Pilanesberg National Park. Bakubung provides the perfect location for leisure, in an eco-friendly environment, having maintained Gold status from Heritage due to our sustainable initiatives over the years.


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.

Rooms Overview


The property as a whole boasts 100 Hotel rooms, 4 Conferencing venues, Bar, Restaurant, Wildlife centre, Boma, Spa, Pool, Gym, as well as various other outdoor activities on the property. Not forgetting to mention the Game drives and Bush Walks hosted by our passionate and highly qualified Rangers.


Our 100 hotel rooms are divided into the following room categories and ensure comfortable and luxurious accommodation for all:


• Standard Twin

• Standard King

• Standard Queen

• Luxury King

• Executive King


Our Boma Bush Braai provides a magical setting for a truly African experience. An undercover seating capacity of 240 people makes it the picture-perfect location for a dinner. Surrounded by fire pits and lanterns guests immerse themselves in the tranquillity of the bush all whilst dining on authentic South African delicacies and taking in the true sounds of the African bush.

Legacy Balance Spa


If relaxation is what your heart truly desires then our magnificent SPA provides the perfect atmosphere in which to relax and re-charge. With 4 treatment rooms and a truly unique outdoor massage area which is enveloped in nature, it is most definitely worth a visit. The extended operating hours during the week ensure that you are able to experience its peacefulness and the magical touch of our qualified Therapists.


Relax and harmonise at the exclusive Bakubung Spa within the rich expanses of the Pilanesberg National Park. An extensive spa treatment menu is available, offering men and women a wonderful choice of treatments and massages to restore mind, body and soul.


Monday - Saturday: 09h00-20h00

Sundays & public holidays: 09h00-18h00

Bookings are essential

Contact Information

Physical Address - Bakubung Gate, Pilanesberg National Park

Reservations -

Telephone - + 27 14 552 6000

Website -

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