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Safaris Hotels

Bakubung Bush Lodge


  • Malaria-free
  • Resident hippos
  • Cheerful atmosphere


  • Close to a main gate
  • Always crowded

Updated 11/12/2014

Fodor's Review

Abutting Pilanesberg, this lodge sits at the head of a long valley with terrific views of a hippo pool that forms the lodge's central attraction—it's not unusual to have hippos grazing 100 feet from the terrace restaurant. Despite this, the lodge never really succeeds in creating a bush feel, perhaps because it's such a big convention and family destination. Its brick buildings feel vaguely institutional. Nevertheless, the guest rooms, particularly the executive studios, are very pleasant, thanks to light pine furniture, colorful African bedspreads, and super views of the valley. The lodge conducts game drives in open-air vehicles, as well as ranger-guided walks. A shuttle bus (R60 round-trip) runs to Sun City, 10 km (6 miles) away.

Hotel Information


Bakubung, Pilanesberg Game Reserve, South Africa


014-552–6000-lodge; 014-552–4006-reservations

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 76 rooms, 66 chalets
  • Rate includes Some meals

Updated 11/12/2014

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