An ancient volcanic crater provides the setting for Bakubung Bush Lodge in the Pilanesberg National Park. Encompassing two natural biomes – the edge of the Kalahari Desert and sub-tropical woodland – this reserve enjoys unusually high bio-diversity and contains nearly all the different types of large mammal in Southern Africa. Well known for its heavyweight species such as elephant, rhino, lion and buffalo, Pilanesberg is where you can also see desert creatures such as brown hyena and oryx as well as rare predators like cheetah and wild dog. The merging of desert and woodland provides a haven for a huge cross-section of game, making for exciting game viewing.
Accessible from Johannesburg within an easy 3-hour drive, the malaria-free nature of Pilanesberg means it is a popular choice for families with children. Bakubung Bush Lodge offers appropriate accommodation, activities and facilities for youngsters of all ages, including a fun and informative Junior Rangers’ programme. There are day and night game drives and walking safaris on offer as well as the chance to laze by the swimming pool or enjoy a game of volleyball or action cricket. Couples and honeymooners are also well provided for with large, luxurious suites and a professional spa on site.
The perfect destination for a first-time safari or for those with limited time in South Africa, Pilanesberg has an unbeatable trump card: it is located right next door to South Africa’s biggest and boldest entertainment resort – Sun City. Complete with championship golf courses, landscaped gardens, boutiques, a casino and a wave pool with a sandy beach, Sun City prides itself on offering a holiday experience for everyone.