Bakubung Bush Lodge offers luxury accommodation in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve. Pilanesberg Game Reserve hosts the Big 5 amongst many other mammals and bird species. It is situated in the North West Province and is in a malaria-free area. The Pilanesberg National Park, the fourth largest National Park in Southern Africa covers an area of 58 000 hectares and is less than 2 hours’ drive from Pretoria / Johannesburg. Encircling this unique area are four rings of hills; a geological fascinating alkaline complex produced by volcanic action some 1,2 billion years ago. The Park boasts healthy populations of lion, leopard, black and white rhino, elephant and buffalo – Africa’s Big Five. There is a wide variety of rare and common species. A few of the endemic species that may be seen here are the nocturnal brown hyena, the fleet-footed cheetah, the majestic sable, as well as giraffe, springbok, zebra, hippo and crocodile. Bird watching is excellent with over 360 species recorded.
Bakubung Bush Lodge is tucked in the expanses of the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park, Bakubung, or the People of the Hippo, provides guests with the peace and tranquility of a true bush experience coupled with the luxury and service you’ve come to expect from a Legacy bush lodge.
76 air-conditioned, thatched roof, studio rooms and 66 chalets curve into a horse-shoe around the outside entertainment areas, huddling visitors in cosy intimacy. All rooms have DStv, direct dialling phones, en-suite bathrooms, electric shaving plugs, coffee/tea making machines and a hair dryer.
1. Pickup from your area of residence in the morning or airport
2. Transported from the fully air-conditioned combi with qualified guide
3. Visit The Chameleon Village African Craft Market(optional)
4. All meals, teas & snacks and two daily safari activities
5. Entrance fees and park conservation fees included
Day 1: Johannesburg - Bakubung Bush Lodge
Upon arrival at the airport you'll be met by Bono Tours and Safaris' representative or the representative will come and collect you from your place residence then proceed to the Bakubung Bush Lodge - Pilanesburg Game Reserve via the Chameleon Village African Craft Market (time permit). The journey will take up to 2.5hours to the lodge. Bakubung Bush Lodgestaff will welcome you arrival and assist you with your check in and explain to you on how the lodge operates and introduced to you your field guide who will be taking you on your safari for the duration of your stay. After check in your be escorted to your room to freshen up before leaving for the afternoon game drive to enjoy the BIG FIVE and what nature had to offer on that afternoon. Refreshments will be served during the course of the safari. Came back to the lodge early evening and dinner will be served.
Day 2. Bakubung Bush Lodge
Early wakeup call then meet your guide at reception for tea and coffee before leaving for a morning game drive. Enjoy your morning looking for the African wildlife then came back to the lodge for breakfast. The rest of the day will be spent at the lodge relaxing by the pool at in your room or you can visit the SPA for proper relaxation. Then you leave again for the afternoon game drive into Pilanesberg National Park and come back at the lodge for dinner.
Day 3. Bakubung Bush Lodge
Early wakeup call then meet your guide at reception for tea and coffee before leaving for a morning game drive. Came back to the lodge after the morning game drive then have breakfast and check out. Then Bono Tours and Safaris representative will take you back to the airport or place of residence with fun filled memories.