Bakgatla Resort


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Bakgatla Resort lies at the foot of the Garamoga Hills in the world-famous, Big 5 game area of Pilanesberg National Park. This safari destination is geared for those seeking the thrill of adventure in the African wilderness. It’s easy to imagine you’re an explorer of old as you settle into one of Bakgatla Resort’s charming canvas tented suites. Each tastefully-appointed suite features a kitchen with refrigerator, lounge, main bedroom, separate bathroom, plus a loft bedroom, perfect for the kids. With plenty of fun activities for the outdoor enthusiast, Bakgatla Resort is an ideal base from which to explore the diverse wildlife and wonders of the spectacular Pilanesberg Game Reserve. Activities on offer include daily Big 5 game drives – self-conducted or in the company of a ranger, self-guided walking trails, bird watching, and access to ever-popular sites like Mankwe Dam and Thabayadiotso, aka Proud Mountain. Bakgatla Resort also hosts special events like weddings and workshops, with experts on hand to ensure everything goes according to plan. If your notion of a dream vacation is getting back to nature and enjoying an unforgettable bushveld expedition with family and friends, Bakgatla Resort is for you.

Pilanesberg National Park is a certified malaria-free game area, just two-and-a-half hour’s drive from Johannesburg and approximately 30 minutes’ drive from Sun City.

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Rates: 1 April 2018 - 31 March 2019
BED & BREAKFAST   SINGLE DOUBLE 3 SHARING 4 SHARING 5 SHARING
CHALET 5 SLEEPER MID WEEK R2 280 R2 400 R2 510 R2 620 R2 740
WEEK END R2 515 R2 640 R2 755 R2 885 R3 020
             
EXECUTIVE SAFARI TENT MID WEEK R1 850 R1 955   Prices quoted are per chalet per night. Children
from 7yrs sharing with adults  will be charged a full rate
Children 3-6 yrs stay at no charge and pay R 78,00
for Breakfast only
 
WEEK END R2 030 R2 145    
DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST   SINGLE DOUBLE 3 SHARING 4 SHARING 5 SHARING
CHALET 5 SLEEPER MID WEEK R2 460 R2 775 R3 090 R3 405 R3 685
WEEK END R2 700 R3 052 R3 405 R3 745 R4 035
             
EXECUTIVE SAFARI TENT MID WEEK R2 035 R2 135   Prices quoted are per chalet per night. Children
from 7yrs sharing with adults  will be charged a full rate
Children 3-6 yrs stay at no charge and pay R 183,
for Breakfast and Dinner
 
WEEK END R2 230 R2 340    

BB rates include bed and breakfast only

DBB rates include dinner, bed and breakfast

   

Chalets

Executive Safari Tents

  • Air-conditioning a private patio and braai area.
  • One double bed in main bedroom and three single beds in the loft, kitchen and bathroom en-suite.
  • Chalets sleep a maximum of 5 people.
  • Centrally located with the resort is a pool and playground.
  • Group bookings and rates are available on request.
  • 5 Executive Safari Tents | Exclusive to Bakgatla Resort
  • Set on a wooden deck, patio area overlooking the bush
  • Fully electrified
  • 2 x 3/4 Beds
  • Sleeper Couch
  • Small bar fridge
  • Exclusive bathroom area
  • Not Self-Catering
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Dinner/ Bed & Breakfast
  • Experience the bush through another dimension! Pamper your partner and revel in luxury!
Rates: 1 April 2019 - 31 March 2020
BED & BREAKFAST   SINGLE DOUBLE 3 SHARING 4 SHARING 5 SHARING
CHALET 5 SLEEPER MID WEEK R2 505 R2 635 R2 760 R2 880 R3 020
WEEK END R2 765 R2 900 R3 030 R3 170 R3 320
             
EXECUTIVE SAFARI TENT MID WEEK R2 030 R2 155   Prices quoted are per chalet per night. Children
from 7yrs sharing with adults will be charged a full rate
Children 3-6 yrs stay at no charge and pay R 85,00
for Breakfast only
 
WEEK END R2 242 R2 340    
DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST   SINGLE DOUBLE 3 SHARING 4 SHARING 5 SHARING
CHALET 5 SLEEPER MID WEEK R2 706 R3 050 R3 395 R3 750 R4 050
WEEK END R2 965 R3 360 R3 740 R4 125 R4 440
             
EXECUTIVE SAFARI TENT MID WEEK R2 240 R2 355   Prices quoted are per chalet per night. Children
from 7yrs sharing with adults will be charged a full rate
Children 3-6 yrs stay at no charge and pay R 195,
for Breakfast and Dinner
 
WEEK END R2 460 R2 575    

BB rates include bed and breakfast only

DBB rates include dinner, bed and breakfast

   

Chalets

Executive Safari Tents

  • Air-conditioning a private patio and braai area.
  • One double bed in main bedroom and three single beds in the loft, kitchen and bathroom en-suite.
  • Chalets sleep a maximum of 5 people.
  • Centrally located with the resort is a pool and playground.
  • Group bookings and rates are available on request.
  • 5 Executive Safari Tents | Exclusive to Bakgatla Resort
  • Set on a wooden deck, patio area overlooking the bush
  • Fully electrified
  • 2 x 3/4 Beds
  • Sleeper Couch
  • Small bar fridge
  • Exclusive bathroom area
  • Not Self-Catering
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Dinner/ Bed & Breakfast
  • Experience the bush through another dimension! Pamper your partner and revel in luxury!

Directions from Fourways, Sandton via Lanseria Airport

  • From Sandton travel north along William Nicol Drive to the four-way intersection with Witkoppen Road
  • Turn left into Witkoppen Road towards Lanseria/Roodepoort.
  • Turn right at the intersection with Hans Strijdom Extension on the road towards Broederstroom and Lanseria – R512
  • Cross the bridge over the R28 Krugersdorp/Pretoria highway, pass the Lanseria turnoff and continue straight.
  • At the T-junction take the turn left on the R512 to Magaliesberg/Brits
  • Continue on this road until you see the Sun City sign board on your left.
  • Turn right onto the R512 to Brits and cross the bridge over Hartebeespoort Dam.
  • At the next T-junction turn right on the R512 to Brits. Follow the directional signs.
  • At the 4-way stop turn left to Rustenburg/Sun City.
  • At the signpost R27 Rustenburg/Brits turn right.
  • On the bridge turn left towards Rustenburg.
  • Continue to the slipway on the left, take slipway and continue on the N4 highway.
  • Now look out for the next turnoff to Sun City, Bapong and Majakaneng R556.
  • TAKE THIS TURN – DO NOT PROCEED TO RUSTENBURG.
  • At the top of the off ramp turn right to Sun City/Bapong.
  • At the fourth 4-way stop turn right on the R510 (25km) to Mogwase.
  • Turn left at the sign posted Pilanesberg National Park.
  • Pass the Manyane Gate and go straight through till you reach the T-junction.
  • Turn left and follow the road until you reach the Bakgatla gate.

From OR Tambo Airport - Pretoria

  • On leav ing the airport, take the R21 road to Pretoria. On nearing Pretoria take the N1 North to Polokwane. Take the N4 West to Rustenburg.
  • You will go through two road tolls. Drive past the turnoffs to Hartebeespoort, Brits and RandBurg.
  • Look out for the next turnoff to Sun City, Bapong and Majakaneng – R556.
  • TAKE THIS TURN – DO NOT PROCEED TO RUSTENBURG.
  • At the top of the off ramp turn right to Sun City/Bapong. At the fourth 4-way stop turn right on the R510 (25km) to Mogwase. Turn left at the sign posted Pilanesberg National Park. At the second 4-way stop turn right to the Manyane Gate. Pass the Manyane Gate and go straight through till you reach the T-junction - Turn left and follow the road until you reach Bakgatla Gate.
  • You have arrived.
  • The gates and reception are open 24 hours.

Bed & Breakfast Rates

  • Rates are quoted per chalet per night, based on the number of people sharing.
  • Prices quoted are per chalet per night. Children from 7yrs sharing with adults will be charged a full rate Children 3-6 yrs stay at no charge but pay R 78,00 per day for Breakfast only.
  • Children below 3 yrs stay at no charge.

Dinner, Bed & Breakfast Rates

  • Rates are quoted per chalet per night, based on the number of people sharing.
  • Prices quoted are per chalet per night. Children from 7yrs sharing with adults will be charged a full rate Children 3-6 yrs stay at no charge but pay R 183 per day for Breakfast and Dinner.
  • Children below 3 yrs stay at no charge.

We can also arrange for you to visit Cookes Lake in Mahikeng. It is a serene haven overlooking the lake, the best place to enjoy watching the amazing South African sunsets. Here you can watch springboks and warthogs grazing in a tranquil environment. The facility also caters for buffet lunches, dinners, braais, weddings, conferences, workshops, and special events.
Aside from complete and convenient Pilanesberg accommodations, our resort also offers these wonderful facilities:

  • Swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Adventure tours and outdoor activities
  • Children’s playground
  • Conference facilities
  • Ablution facilities
  • On-site superrette
  • Self-braai (barbecue area) 
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We believe in giving our clients the best holiday experience, according to individual needs and budgets. Our consultants have extensive knowledge and experience, having visited all of the various destinations and many of the Lodges in the various game reserves.

Our preferred destinations include the Kruger National Park (both the Private Concession Lodges as well as the Public Restcamps) with its surrounding private venues,
such as the Sabi Sand, Timbavati, Manyeleti and Makalali Game Reserves. Then heading west, the Waterberg Reserves, Mapungubwe Reserve on to the Pilanesberg and Madikwe Game Reserves.
Down to the Kalgadi Transfrontier Park.

In Zululand there are the Private Reserves, Phinda, Thanda and Zimanga Game Reserves and Lodges in the Zululand Rhino Reserve. In the Midlands there is the excellent Nambiti Game Reserve with its various Lodges.

The Hluhluwe iMfolozi and the iSimangaliso Wetland Park incorporating Lake St Lucia along with the venues in the Drakensberg are Provincial Game Reserves.
The Eastern Cape has a number of Game Reserves, such as Shamwari, Amakhala, Kariega and the Addo Elephant National Park. There are a number of other Game Reserves throughout the country that we feel are worthwhile wildlife destinations, listed on our numerous web-sites.

We do offer accommodation close to major airports and in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.

We are an independent booking agency. You pay the same as if you were to book everything yourself directly – and we take all the fuss and anxiety out of your arrangements by providing local knowledge!

We can advise you on all aspects of your visit - select the best wildlife venue suiting the areas you intend visiting

We will plan and book your South African holiday for you, this can include almost any destination in Southern Africa where we have a preferred venue, since our expertise extends across the whole of South Africa as well as into Swaziland, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Tanzania.

Bakgatla Resort at a Glance

  • Bakgatla Accommodation
  •    33 x 5 Bed Chalets
  •    5 x Executive Safari Tents
  •    40 x Camp Sites - Electrified
  •    60 x Camp Sites - Non-Electrified
  •    100 x Caravan Sites - Electrified
  • Accommodation is on a Bed & Breakfast or Dinner, Bed & Breakfast basis only;
  • Camping & Caravan Sites are on a ‘Site Only’ Basis.
  • Swimming pool
  • Basic Children’s playground
  • Shop with curios and basic supplies
  • 24 hour electricity - Eskom
  • Malaria Free

Accommodation at Bakgatla Resort

The 5 Bed Chalets have air conditioning, a private patio and braai area. One double bed in the main bedroom and three single beds in the loft, the units have a kitchen and bathroom en-suite. Chalets sleep a maximum of 5 people.

There are 5 Executive Safari Tents which are set on a wooden deck with a patio area looking out into the bush. These safari tents are fully electrified and have 2 x 3/4 Beds, a sleeper couch, small bar fridge, tea station with private bathroom. Units are not self-catering.
Executive Safari Tents are under maintenance and will be closed until further notice.

Camping Sites - Electrified & Non-Electrified Requests for electrified sites are essential. Maximum of 6 people with 2 motor vehicles per site. Sites have communal ablution facilities. 40 electrified and 60 non-electrified camp sites

Caravan Sites - All sites are electrified (utility outlets 15amp) and can accommodate a maximum of 1 caravan and up to 6 people with 2 motor vehicles per site, Sites have communal ablution facilities.

Please Note: Allocation of the campsites is on a first come basis.
The Pilanesberg area is semi desert with grass cover very limited. In the rainy season the area will possibly become muddy. 
The bathroom facilities can become crowded - please keep these clean.

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Business Hours:
Mon - Fri (09:00 - 17:00)
Sat (09:00 - 13:00)
Time Zone: UTC/GMT +2 hours

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What sets us Apart !

• MALARIA FREE
• Ideal for family or group getaways
• Rich biodiversity of game
• Home to the “Big 5”
• Over 350 bird species
• Effortless road and air access

Why Book With Us ?

• Individual service
• Excellent standard of Lodges
• Maintain control of your booking
• Most special deals by far
• Secure payment process (SSL)
• South African based
• Expert knowledge
• Specialist advice
• No booking fees