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Bakubung Bush Lodge: Pilanesberg Game Reserve

4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,228

FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Venture a mere two hours from Johannesburg to Pilanesberg National Park and the beautiful confines of Bakubung Bush Lodge, a 4-star property in the wild. Spend a few days enjoying the lodge and heading on morning and afternoon game drives into the park to spot roaring lions, mighty elephants, and rhinos in the grass.

This 4-day South African vacation takes you to a bush lodge in Pilanesberg National Park. It features first-class accommodations, private transfers, small group game drives, and is perfect for a first South African safari. 

Your journey across South Africa begins in Johannesburg, where you’ll connect to nearby Pilanesberg National Park and Bakubung Bush Lodge, a 4-star property in one of the most fascinating game reserves in the country. This first-class lodge has exceptional views from its guest rooms as well as many on-site amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible. On your first evening at Bakubung Bush Lodge, you’ll head on a safari game drive in an open land rover to observe animals in the fading light of the day. Cap off the day with sundowners before returning to the lodge and retiring to your private room with the sounds of the wild echoing outside your window. 

You’ll have two full days at Bakubung Bush Lodge to head on morning and afternoon game drives to see the Big Five as well as other animals including cheetahs, giraffes, and all manner of colourful birds. You can also take advantage of on-site amenities including a tennis court and spa, or take the shuttle to nearby Sun City to try your luck at the casino. 

On your final morning you’ll head on one last game drive before connecting back to Johannesburg to continue your onward journey. 


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4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,228

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Day 1

Arrive Bakubung Bush Lodge

On arrival at Johannesburg's O.R. Tambo International Airport you will be met and transferred to the Bakubung Bush Lodge where your South Africa Safari begins. Check in and time permitting spend a few hours at leisure. This afternoon, depart on a safari drive in an open Land Rover with your game ranger. Your ranger is your host for the duration of your stay and they will take care of your every need whilst sharing their intimate knowledge of the wild. Sipping sundowners under an African sky somehow "finishes off" the whole day's experience.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration3 Nights

Bakubung Bush Lodge

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    Bakubung Bush Lodge

    A mere two-hour drive from the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg and ten minutes from Sun City, lies a place of breathtaking beauty and serenity. A place called Bakubung Bush Lodge. Concealed in the rich expanses of the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park, Bakubung, or "People …

    A mere two-hour drive from the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg and ten minutes from Sun City, lies a place of breathtaking beauty and serenity. A place called Bakubung Bush Lodge. Concealed in the rich expanses of the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park, Bakubung, or "People of the Hippo", offers guests everything they need to get in touch with the bush.


    • Bar
    • Cocktail Bar
    • Complimentary WI-FI
    • Conference Facilities
    • Fitness Centre
    • Lounge Room
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Playground
    • Shuttle Service (Surcharge)
    • Spa
    • Tennis Courts

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Days 2 & 3

Bakubung Bush Lodge

Up at dawn for your early morning game drive! Of course, the less energetic are welcome to sleep late! Search out a multitude of animals including lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, leopard and cheetah, together with a wealth of antelope and birds interacting in their natural environment.

Return to camp for a hearty breakfast, relax around the pool or talk with your ranger and mingle with the guests. Your afternoon game drive takes you well into the evening. Return to your lodge for another sumptuous dinner. Weather permitting you may enjoy a bush 'braai' at a surprise venue!

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Day 4

Depart Bakubung Bush Lodge

This morning time permitting you depart on the final game drive of your South Africa safari with the hope of spotting that extra special sighting. Return to the lodge for breakfast. Depart by road for Johannesburg in time for your flight to the next stop on your South Africa vacation.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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  • Private arrival and departure airport transfers from Johannesburg Airport
  • 3 nights first-class accommodations at Bakubung Bush Lodge
  • 2 shared activities per day at Bakubung Bush Lodge including:
    • Early morning and afternoon game drives (max 15 guests per vehicle)*
  • Entrance fees
  • 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners

*Please note maximum vehicle capacities are subject to change without prior notice.


  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Meals & beverages not explicitly listed as included
  • Gratuities
  • Optional excursions
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Visa fees if applicable


We can arrange transfers to and from other lodges or cities to extend your South African vacation. You may also wish to take a charter flight directly into the private game reserve.


Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

5 Dec 2022
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