Bush breakaway to Bakubung

The crater of a long-extinct volcano cradles the Pilanesberg National Park, home to over 10,000 large mammals, including the Big 5, and over 360 species of bird. Bakubung Game Lodge is a family-friendly safari destination only 2 hours from the big city lights of Johannesburg and Pretoria, making it an easy escape for the weekend and addition to a South African itinerary. 

Pilanesberg National Park is adjacent to the glittering Sun City resort. The inspiration for this bushveld oasis came from an old legend about a lost African kingdom. Home to the Palace of the Lost City and the Valley of Waves, the resort can easily be incorporated into a day trip. Activities at Bakubung include game drives, bush walks, and a junior ranger’s programme for kids.

Bakubung’s 76 luxury rooms consist of a Studio Room, Luxury Room, and Executive Suite. All rooms feature air conditioning, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, and lead onto either a balcony or patio offering superb views of the park and Hippo Pool. On-site facilities include a volleyball court, swimming pool, restaurant, bar, and two tennis courts.


  • Just 2 hours form Johannesburg, in the 57,200ha Pilanesberg National Park 
  • Boasts the Big 5, over 360 species of bird, and over 10,000 large animals 
  • The park has an airstrip for charter flights 
  • Easily added on to a South African itinerary given its proximity to OR Tambo 
  • Family-friendly safari destination 

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Kubu Street, Bakubung Gate

Pilanesberg National Park, North-West Province, 0316

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