Bakubung Bush Lodge

  Bush/Safari Lodges - Sun City and Pilanesberg, SOUTH AFRICA

Surrounding a hippo pool in the wildlife paradise of the Pilanesberg National Park, Bakubung "Place of the Hippo" offers a unique eco-tourist experience.

Rates Indication From: ZAR 2280.00

DETAILED RATES: Bakubung Bush Lodge

Bakubung Bush Lodge Location
Just a 90 minute drive from the city centres of Johannesburg and Pretoria this luxurious bushveld haven offers you the utmost comfort and tranquillity in "Big Five" territory. And the bright lights and razzmatazz of Sun City are a mere ten minutes away by shuttle.

Bakubung Bush Lodge Activities
Wildlife Game Drives Safari Ballooning Self Drive Walking Conference Facility Photography Birding Golf Sport Facility Day Tour Swimming Pool Malaria Free Price Range - Southern Africa: $200 - $400 Child Friendly

Bakubung Bush Lodge Attractions
The concentric boundaries of Pilanesberg National Park are home to more than 8 000 animals - including 35 species of large mammal. With the recent introduction of three prides of lions (20) from the Etosha National Park, the park is now one of the privileged reserves hosting the Big Five. The most recent game census showed that there are 74 elephants, more than 2 000 impala and warthogs, 353 buffaloes and 1 800 Burchell's zebras. In addition, there are black and white rhinos (the third largest population of white rhinos in the world), 16 species of antelope, 25 hippos, giraffes, cheetahs, leopards and hyenas. A major reason for Pilanesberg's diversity of animals is that it lies in the transition zone between the arid Kalahari in the west and the humid Lowveld of the Northwest Province. Typical Kalahari species, such as gemsbok, honey badger, aardwolf and brown hyena, are therefore able to co-exist with animals more common in the eastern, better-watered regions, such as bushbuck, waterbuck and hippopotamus. Another important reason is that in the early 1980s the park was on the receiving end of 'Operation Genesis', the largest game relocation operation ever undertaken, when 6 000 animals were released on the rugged green plains. Elephants came from Addo National Park; red hartebeest from Namibia and 17 rhinos were donated by the National Parks Board. Among Pilanesberg's reptiles and amphibians are 35 species of snake and 27 different lizards. The venomous snakes include Mozambique spitting cobras, vine snakes, tree-snakes, black mambas and puffadders. Less venomous varieties are green watersnakes, African pythons and common egg-eaters. The seven different habitats at Pilanesberg attract a rich and diverse population of birds (more than 300 species) among them brilliantly coloured malachite kingfishers, pied and brownhooded kingfishers, crimson-breasted shrikes, lilac breasted rollers, crested barbets and fish eagles. The granite outcrops, thickets and fringes of the waterways are home to such species as arrow-marked babbler, golden-breasted bunting, black eagle, Cape vulture and kurrichane thrush.

Bakubung Bush Lodge Facilities
Each of the 76 luxuriously appointed hotel rooms offer spectacular views of the bush surrounding the resort. Whether you choose to stay in a standard, twin or king studio room, each is equipped with individual air-conditioning, coffee/tea machine, DSTV, direct dialling telephone and en-suite bathroom. There are also 66 self-catering executive chalets available. The 84-seater restaurant offers an exotic buffet as well as an extensive a la carte menu. Light meals are served on the terrace and bush braais held at the boma regularly light up the African sky.

Bakubung Bush Lodge Additional Information
Bakubung's state-of-the-art facilities combined with the bushveld environment create an ideal setting for memorable functions for up to 120 people. If you need to unwind, the resort has plenty to offer. Observe the huge variety of African wildlife on foot or from the comfort of an open air vehicle accompanied by an experienced ranger or enjoy the Motswedi Bar, tennis courts, natural rock-hewn swimming pool, outdoor chess, and children's adventure playground. Children aged 6-12 years will receive 1 complimentary game drive per child per day, whereas children aged 13-17 years will pay 50% of the game drive rate per drive, per child, per day. No children under the age of 6 years are permitted on game drives.

Bakubung Bush Lodge Children Policy
Children sharing with adults: 12 years and under (maximum two children per room) free of charge on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis. 13-17 years free of charge on a room only basis but charged 50% of the meal rate.

Check In Time: 04:00:00 PM
Check Out Time: 10:00:00 AM

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