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Ivory Tree Game Lodge is tucked away in the secluded north-eastern corner of the Pilanesberg National Park. This upscale Lodge caters to every visitor’s needs with three accommodation options: executive, luxury, and standard. Each plush executive suite features a king-size bed, Nespresso machine, flat screen TV with select DSTV channels, and private deck complete with plunge pool. While a king-size 4-poster bed, private plunge pool, and fireplace lend the luxury suites a more romantic flair. And the standard suites are geared for the more adventurous traveller with more down-to-earth amenities, alfresco shower, and outdoor sitting area. All suites display the same tasteful African inspired décor that is evident throughout the Lodge. If it’s a comfortable and stylish base you’re seeking from which to explore the Pilanesberg National Park, then Ivory Tree Game Lodge is for you. Enjoy the thrill of Big 5 game viewing with knowledgeable rangers. Get back to nature as you gently stroll the ancient elephant paths that criss-cross the Lodge surrounds. Revitalise mind, body, and soul with mouth-watering meals in the beautiful firelit boma area. And round off your unforgettable bushveld getaway with a range of exciting activities including Segways, archery, air gun, drumming and visits to Pilanesberg’s numerous Stone and Iron age sites.

 Pilanesberg National Park is just two hour’s drive from Johannesburg, and a certified malaria-free game area.

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Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rand • Subject to availability
Description 1 Oct 2021
to 30 Apr 2022
1 May 2022
to 30 Sep 2022
1 Oct 2022
to 30 Apr 2023
Standard Single R5 795 R5 715 R6 620
Standard Double per person
maximum 2 adult
R3 875 R3 810 R4 420
Luxury Suite per 2 adult R10 315 R10 345 R12 040
Family Suite per room R11 590 R11 445 R13 250
Executive Suite per room R16 020 R15 715 R18 310
Private Villa R37 500 R42 855 R42 855

Look at our Special Offers for SA Residents under our special offers section!

 

Last Minute Flash Sale

Midweek Rates available this weekend only
14 & 15 January 2022

Standard Room R2 1000 
per person sharing per night

Includes:  all meals and 2 Game Drives per day)

Rates excludes community levies @ R125 per person per day
Excludes all items not mentioned

South African Resident Rates
Valid until 29 Apr 2022
Excluding peak dates Public Holidays and Long Weekends
18 – 21 March 2022, 15 – 18 April 2022, and 29 April – 02 May 2022

Room Type SADC Rate
Standard Room (max 2 people) R2 880
Midweek
Standard Room (max 2 people)
R2 400
Luxury Suite
(max 2 adults and 1 child under 12 years)
Unit Rate is for 2 adults per night and 2 children under the age of 12
R8 640
Executive Suite
(max 2 people)
R8 990
Family Suite
(max 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years)
Unit Rate is for 2 adults and 2 children per night
Child 3 and 4 charged as below
Children 0 – 5 no additional charge
Children 6 – 11 charged 50% of the standard room adult sharing rate
R8 990
Pilane Villa – 8 pax
Private Vehicle, Private Entertainment area,Private Pool
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Afternoon Tea and morning & afternoon Game Drives
NB: Private meals need to be arranged in advance and will be charged additionally
R27 650

 South African Resident Rates
Valid until 29 Apr 2022
Applicable over Public Holidays and Long Weekends

Room Type SADC Rate
Standard Room (max 2 people) R3 455
Luxury Suite
(max 2 adults and 1 child under 12 years)
Unit Rate is for 2 adults per night and 2 children under the age of 12
R10 370
Executive Suite
(max 2 people)
R10 790
Family Suite
(max 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years)
Unit Rate is for 2 adults and 2 children per night
Child 3 and 4 charged as below
Children 0 – 5 no additional charge
Children 6 – 11 charged 50% of the standard room adult sharing rate
R10 790
Pilane Villa – 8 pax
Private Vehicle, Private Entertainment area,Private Pool
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Afternoon Tea and morning & afternoon Game Drives
NB: Private meals need to be arranged in advance and will be charged additionally
R33 180

Terms & Conditions:
* Rate includes all meals and 2 game drives daily
* Standard Room per person rate includes 2 adults maximum
* Luxury Suite, Executive Suite, Family Suite and Villa rates are room rates
* Rates excludes any items not mentioned or that of a personal nature
* Rate excludes Community levy at R 125 per person per stay
* (Subject to change as and when advised by North West National Park)
5-Star Lodge Situated in the Malaria-Free Pilanesberg National Park

67 luxury hotel suites comprising:

STANDARD ROOM

Each Standard Room is tastefully decorated with African décor and features a relaxing outdoor sitting area, as well as a range of amenities for your comfort and enjoyment. Two adults can be accommodated in either 2 x Single Beds or 1 x King-size Bed configuration with an en-suite bathroom and an adventurous outdoor shower under the African sun.

ROOM FEATURES:
  • Ensuite Bathroom with Bath & Outside Shower
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee & Tea Station
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Hair Dryer
  • Safe
  • Patio
  • Daily Housekeeping
FAMILY SUITE

The family unit accommodates a maximum of two adults with two children under the age of 12 on a sharing basis.

ROOM FEATURES:
  • Ensuite Bathroom with Bath & Outside Shower
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee & Tea Station
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Hair Dryer
  • Safe
  • Sitting Area
  • Fireplace
  • TV (selected DSTV channels)
  • Patio
  • Private Plunge Pool
  • Daily Housekeeping
LUXURY SUITE

Each of the 4 x Luxury Suites features a range of amenities for your comfort and enjoyment, as well as a relaxing
outdoor sitting area*, a lounge area with a flat-screen TV (selected DSTV channels), and a fireplace for chilly bushveld evenings. These Suites are all tastefully decorated with African décor and come with a king-size, 4-poster bed and an en-suite bathroom.

*2 x Suites offer a private plunge pool

ROOM FEATURES:
  • Ensuite Bathroom with Bath & Outside Shower
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee & Tea Station
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Hair Dryer
  • Safe
  • Sitting Area
  • Fireplace
  • TV (selected DSTV channels)
  • Patio
  • Private Plunge Pool (*2 x Suites offer a private plunge pool)
  • Daily Housekeeping
PILANE VILLA

 
The Pilane Villa comprises of 4 Standard rooms (max 8 guests) close to a central area. When booked exclusively, guests have the use of recreational areas and a private game drive vehicle.

ROOM FEATURES:
  • Ensuite Bathroom with Bath & Outside Shower
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee & Tea Station
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Hair Dryer
  • Safe
  • Patio
  • Daily Housekeeping
CENTRAL AREA FEATURES:
  • Sitting Area (Lounge, Dining Room, Kitchen)
  • Fireplace
  • TV (selected DSTV channels)
  • Outside Entertainment Area
  • Private Plunge Pool

EXECUTIVE SUITE


Incorporating every conceivable luxury, the Executive Suite features 1 x King-size Bed with luxurious linens and beautiful pops of colour throughout. You are welcome to bask in the glorious African sun on your private patio and relax in the plunge pool for your exclusive use. The Suite also has a Nespresso machine and flat screen television with selected DSTV channels.

ROOM FEATURES:
  • His & Hers Ensuite Bathrooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee & Tea Station
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Safe
  • Sitting Area
  • Fireplace
  • TV (selected DSTV channels)
  • Patio
  • Private Plunge Pool
  • Daily Housekeeping

Conferences | Meetings

Ivory Tree has included a dedicated conference room among its facilities, please enquire into the availability of conference room equipment before concluding your conference planning. Alongside is a thumbnail of a proposed seating layout. This specific plan indicates a class room type layout and makes provision for 70 delegates. In our opinion, however, 80 delegates seated in this configuration would be the maximum possible.

If the idea of another routine game lodge experience raises little more than a sigh, gets you running to the doctor for a sick note, meeting with the reserve bank for assistance with payment, and where some lazy lodge manager tells you what you can't do, then this is just the answer for you.

Tailor-made Conservation Conferences and Incentives

During conferences and Incentives at our lodges we are frequently approached by groups enquiring about participation in conservation exercises. This idea prompted us to integrate conservation with the guest experience. In short we are now able to involve guests in the process of routine data gathering to determine condition and genetic mapping amongst other things.

Conference requirements frequently conflict with the routine private game lodge programme, it has therefore become necessary for us to tailor make each experience to suit the requirements of a particular conference or incentive. This often results in game drives being amended or cancelled to permit adequate session time. For this reason we would welcome the opportunity of presenting a tailor-made itinerary where the client is not required to pay for activities not participated in.

These programmes are available at both Ivory Tree and Kapama, and the range of camps and capacity will ensure that your next conference or incentive provides the best experience yet.

  • Game Drives (dawn and afternoon- in 10 seater open vehicles)
  • Archery
  • Quad Biking:
  • Air Gun
  • Interactive Drumming
  • African Marimba Band
  • Tribal Show
  • Percussion Band
  • Snake Demonstration
  • Village Walk
  • Various other activities available in the Sun City complex

The Safari Experience

Most of our guests are at Ivory Tree for the thrill of the open vehicle safari. Ivory Tree uses custom built 10 seater open game viewers which permit maximum all around visibility. The park is home to a wide variety of general game including the Big 5, in addition both species of rhino occur, namely black and white, and cheetah and wild dog.

Each group of guests is assigned a personal guide who is tasked with interpreting the sights and sounds of the African bush. Your guide will spend time with you at dinners as well and is always around to ensure that you remain comfortable during your stay with us.

  • All rates quoted include 15% VAT
  • Subject to availability of suitable accommodation and maximum 2 children sharing a bedroom with 2 adults:

Children:

  • Children between the ages of 6 and 12 are permitted on safari at the sole discretion of the manager or guide.
  • Children under the age of 6 are not permitted on game drives.
  • Baby-sitting facilities available at R240 per hour (maximum 2 children)
  • Sole use vehicle is available to facilitate families at an additional cost of R4770 per vehicle per game drive

Rate inclusions

  • Accommodation, all meals, teas, snacks and two game drives per person per day.
  • Incl. TOMSA 1%

Excludes

  • Conservation Levy R115 per guest per stay. Subject to change as and when advised by North West National Parks

Please Note

  • Ivory Tree gate fee of R 40 will apply per guest per stay upon booking.
  • Please note that guests will be required to sign an indemnity form on arrival.
  • Children will be permitted on game drives and walks at the sole discretion of the ranger

Transportation

  • Transfers are available between the airport, Sun City and the lodge
  • Closest Airport: Pilanesberg Airport is approximately 25 minutes from the Lodge

Cancellation Policy  

  • 60 – 30 days prior to arrival 50%
  • 29 – 15 days prior to arrival 75%
  • 14- 1 days prior to arrival 100%
  • Cancellations will only be accepted in writing

Deposit Policy

  • For all bookings made within 30 days of travel
  • Full payment Is required within 48 hours of your booking. This payment can be made via bank transfer or credit card (Master/Visa).
  • For all bookings made more than 30 days of travel
  • A 50% deposit Is required within 48 hours of your booking and the balance 30 days prior to arrival. This payment can be made via bank transfer or credit card (Master/Visa).

Room Configuration

  • Standard Rooms: Maximum 2 adults
  • Luxury Suites: Maximum of 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 12.
  • Children sharing with adults in Luxury suites will be charged 50% of the standard room sharing rate.
  • Family Suites: Maximum of 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 12.
  • Executive Suites: Maximum of 2 adults
  • Villa: Includes 4 rooms with a private pool, Private dining area, private vehicle and butler service.

 
Additional Comments

  • Children under the age of 12 are permitted on safari at the sole discretion of the manager or guide.
  • Children under the age of 6 are not permitted on game drives.

Children Policy

  • Children: 0 - 5 years of age
  •   Stay free of charge only when sharing with two full paying adults, meals charged on consumption
  • Children: 6 - 11 years of age
  •  Pay 50% of the adult sharing rate when sharing with two full paying adults
  •  Full adult rate applicable if occupying their own room
  • Children: 12 years & older
  •  Occupy their own room and pay full adult rate

Day Use Rooms
Strictly on request and are dependent on availability of room(s) at a rate of 50% off single public tariff and rooms are only available between 11h00 and 17h00. Any rooms required after 17h00 will be treated as a full additional night and the normal contracted rate attached will apply.

Check in time is from 14h00 and check out time is by 10h00

We offer a wide variety of fun-filled leisure activities for couples, families or groups. A list of activities can be found here:

Archery

Archery is one of the ancient activities that we offer using modern equipment including modern re-curve bows. The guide will brief you on how to use the equipment safely and share a story about the San hunters. Enjoy the opportunity to learn the technique of this challenging art form.

Airgun

Experience the satisfaction of shooting at a very small target using pellets. The guide will take you through a proper safety instruction on how to use the equipment.

Interactive drumming

Drumming is a part of African culture that has been used for centuries as a form of expression and was also one of the ways in which communities communicated with each other. Come and feel the vibrations from head to toe. We need a minimum of five people for this experience and have the capacity to accommodate up to 120 people.

Amani Spa
The award-winning Amani African Spa at aha Ivory Tree Game Lodge is the ultimate escape for pure self-indulgence and offers an authentic, African-inspired experience. You are spoilt to a banquet for the soul and senses, as we use our unique spa product brand, Africology, that is made from the purest ingredients and is free from artificial preservatives, colouring and fragrances. our pampering holistic body, skin and beauty rituals are designed to revitalise and restore balance and harmony to your body, mind and soul. Book a treatment today to relax in the lap of luxury, guaranteed to have you walk out glowing from head to toe and from the inside out.

Quad Biking
Experience the ‘real thing’ as you ride your way up and around natural obstacles on our exciting quad trail! No experience is required, as our guides take you through proper instruction to safely enjoy this 1 hour ride hour. You will be led through the bushveld and down to the community where you will meet villagers and discover the Lodge’s involvement in a community project.

Big 5 Game Drives
Don’t miss out on exciting morning and evening game drives in an open safari vehicle that takes guests out into the Big 5’s territory in Pilanesberg Game Reserve.


Private Dinner Venue Charges: Rates  
Bush Dinner R14 500 10 - 40 pax
(** No children under 16 years allowed) R 320 Per person 41 pax +
Boma Dinner R 8 250 10-40 pax
  R 210 Per Person 41 pax +

Conference packages daily rate:

  • Full day R650 per person Includes std. equipment, AM & PM Tea break, lunch, 2 x water p/person
  • Half day R500 per person Includes std. equipment, 1 Tea break, lunch, 1 x water p/person
  • Breakaway room (C10) R2 500 per half day, R5 000 per full day
  • Venue hire R750 per hour

Additional services for Conferencing:

  • Printing and copying (Black and White) R3 per page
  • Printing and copying (Colour) R5 per page

Additional Meals:

  • Breakfast R280 per person
  • Lunch / Lunch packs R325 per person
  • Dinner R350 per person

Activities:

  • African Marimba Band (30-minutes) R6 000
  • < African Marimba Band (1 hour) R11 500
  • Tribal Show (30 minutes) R9 000
  • Tribal Show (1 hour) R17 500
  • Interactive stick fighting (45 minutes) R6 000
  • African choir (30 minutes) African choir (1 hour) R10 000
  • Interactive drumming (30 minutes) R250 per person
  • Archery (30 minutes) R175 per person
  • Air Rifle (30 minutes) R175 per person
  • Quad biking (1 hour) R660 per person (max 10 pax)
  • Bicycle tour R420 per person

Additional services:

  • Shuttle to Maruleng Mall R75 return trip, max 8 pax
  • Babysitting R200 per hour for the 1st child, R50 per hour for 2nd child (max 2 children per sitter)
  • Exclusive Game viewer charge R4 950 per vehicle per drive
  • Picnic for 2 in the Park R4 950

Gin Sundowner stop - Setup fees:

  • 10 – 20 pax R1 000
  • 21 – 40 pax R3 000
  • 41 – 60 pax R5 000
  • 61 pax + Activity will be outsourced

Your choice of standard gin setup, or premium gin setup. Gin and mixers charged on consumption

BushCon

CONFERENCING IN THE BUSH

Ivory Tree Game Lodge & Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge offer state-of-the art conference facilities. Experience exclusive bushveld conferences, corporate workshops, meetings & team-building sessions at our award-winning 5 star lodges at these amazing rates.
Standard Mid-Week room rates  - Single POA
Standard Mid-Week room rates  - Per person Sharing. POA


Rates Inclusions

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, game drive drinks, dinner.
  • Morning and Afternoon game drives in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve.
  • Use of conference venue from check in time (14h00) until check out time (11h00). Including standard equipment, cordials, mints, notepads, stationery, PA system & data projector, 2x Coffe/Tea break.

Rate Exclusions

  • Bar, Spa treatments and curio shop purchases.
  • Telephone, fax and media costs
  • Community Levy - R120 Person per stay (Subject to change without prior notification)
  • Additional Coffe/Tea Snack Break R120 per person per break
  • Extra activities are not included

Terms and Conditions Apply
Only applicable to new bookings. The above midweek rate is only applicable from Sunday night to Thursday, excluding weekends and public holidays.

 

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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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Look at our Special Offers for SA Residents under our special offers section!

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.

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.

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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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.

Bakgatla Safaris

Valid from 01 Dec 2020 till 31 Nov /2021
3 Hour Game Drive - R540 per person
  • Morning Game Drive (Summer: 05h30 - 08h30 / Winter: 06h00 - 09h00)
  • Mid-Morning Game Drive (Summer & Winter: 09h30 - 12h30)
  • Evening Game Drive (Summer: 16h30 - 19h30 / Winter: 15h30 - 18h30)
Full Day Game Drive - R1 200 per person
 
Includes a light lunch and 1 soft drink per person

Children - children under the age of 6 years are not permitted on safari.
Includes - light lunch and 1 soft drink per person on the Full Day safari.
Excludes - all drinks / snacks on the 3 hour safari - guests are however welcome to bring their own snacks and drinks.

Terms & Conditions
In order to confirm a booking, a 20% non-refundable deposit is required. Full payment of the balance due is required 7 days prior to guests arrival, unless the booking is made within 30 days of travel dates whereby the full payment is required to confirm the booking. Cancellation policy is as follows:

  • 60 to 30 days prior to arrival - 50% of the total invoice amount is due
  • 29 to 15 days prior to arrival - 75% of the total invoice amount is due
  • 14 to 0 days prior to arrival - 90% of the total invoice amount is due

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 4-11 yrs sharing with adults stay for free, cost of breakfast is R 85.00 per child.
  • 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 4-11 yrs sharing with adults stay for free, cost of Breakfast and Dinner is R 195.00 per child.
  • Children below 3 yrs stay at no charge.

Child Policy

  • 0-3 years : Do not pay for accommodation or meals when sharing with adults.
  • 4-11 years : Pay R 85.00 for breakfast or R 195.00 Dinner & Breakfast
  • 12 years upwards pay full as adults


Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations 6 weeks or more prior to arrival will be liable to an administration handling fee of 25% of the total booking value. 
  • Cancellations 4 weeks or more prior to arrival will be subject to a 50% cancellation fee of the total booking value. 
  • Cancellations 2 weeks or more prior to arrival will be subject to a 100% cancellation fee of the total booking value. 
  • In the event of "no show", or should you not arrive on the started date, 100% of the total accommodation will be charged.
  • A 10% admin fee will be retained for cancellations made after the card has been charged. 
     

Deposit Policy

For all bookings made within 30 days of travel
Full payment Is required within 48 hours of your booking. This payment can be made via bank transfer or credit card (Master/Visa).

For all bookings made more than 30 days of travel
A 50% deposit Is required within 48 hours of your booking and the balance 30 days prior to arrival. This payment can be made via bank transfer or credit card (Master/Visa).

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.

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Valid from 01 Jan 2021 till 31 Dec 2021


Game Drives / Tours

- Morning Game Drive - R720 per person
- Afternoon Game Drive - R640 per person
- Fullday Game Drive - R900 per person
* the above rates excludes the Kruger National Park Conservation Levies -

Panorama Route - R1 580 per person
* the above rate includes entrance fees and lunch but excludes Graskop Lift -

Graskop Gorge
- R830
* the above rate includes Graskop Lift entrances

Terms & Conditions

  • Subject to a min. 2 pax
  • English speaking guide only
  • Excludes the Kruger National Park Conservation Levies
  • Above rates are vat inclusive

Game Drive - Groups

  • Morning Game Drive - R8 100 (includes breakfast/brunch)
  • Morning Game Drive - R4 100
  • Afternoon Game Drive - R7 750 (includes Boma dinner)
  • Afternoon Game Drive - R3 800
  • Fullday Game Drive - R9 000 (includes Safari/Braai lunch)
  • Fullday Game Drive - R5 130

Terms & Conditions

  • Departures per open safari vehicle (10 seats)
  • English speaking guide only, language guide on request
  • Excludes the Kruger National Park Conservation Levies
  • Above rates are vat inclusive

Private Touring & Transfer Services -  English speaking driver guide

FD Touring - R5 400 (350km inclusive; extra km charged at R4.60/km)
HD Touring - R3 950 (250km inclusive; extra km charged at R4.60/km)

Private Touring & Transfer Services -  English speaking driver Only

FD Touring  - R4 300 (350km inclusive; extra km charged at R4.60/km)
HD Touring - R3 630 (250km inclusive; extra km charged at R4.60/km)

Terms & Conditions
  • 6 seaters NV 200; 7 seaters VW Kombi
  • Excludes the Kruger National Park Conservation levies, Private reserve and Panorama entrances
  • All overland services are quoted on an individual basis as required
  • Above rates are vat exempt

Catering Services

  • Bush Breakfast - R350
  • Bush Brunch - R400
  • Safari Lunch - R400
  • Braai Lunch - R400
  • Picnic Lunch - R200

Terms & Conditions

  • Subject to a minimum 10 pax or more
  • Venue hire included where applicable
  • Above rates are vat inclusive

• ENQUIRE | BOOK NOW •

Bakubung Bush Lodge lies within the world-famous game-rich Pilanesberg National Park. This beautifully appointed luxury Lodge takes its name from the local word, Bakubung, which means “People of the Hippo.” Bakubung offers visitors ample opportunity to enjoy the surrounding pristine bush whether you’re relaxing on your private balcony or out on a game drive with the Lodge’s expert guides. Relax poolside during the heat of the day as you watch the wildlife saunter to and from the nearby watering hole. Unwind in the peaceful Bakubung Spa or challenge fellow visitors to a game of volleyball. Come evening the starlit boma is the perfect spot to socialise fireside and relive your Big 5 sightings. Its sheer comfort, Afro-chic décor, and exceptional service are bound to make Bakubung Bush Lodge a favourite Pilanesberg getaway for the entire family, while the Junior Ranger Programme is sure to be a hit with budding young conservationists. 

Pilanesberg National Park is just two hour’s drive from Johannesburg, and a certified malaria-free game area.

 

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  • The special rate of R 2 390 includes VAT and breakfast. This rate only applies to the Standard Rooms (Standard Twin and Standard King)
  • The rates displayed for the Luxury and Executive Rooms include Dinner, Breakfast and, one game drive per person per day.

Look at our Special Offers for SA Residents under our special offers section!

The rates say south african rates but they are for internationals as well ....
 
Dinner, Bed, Breakfast  
1 Jan to 30 Apr 2022  Single Double
Standard Room - Per room per night - DBB R4 910 R6 025
Luxury Room - Per room per night - DBB R5 630 R6 745
Executive Suite - Per room per night - DBB R9 420
1 May to 31 Aug 2022  Single Double
Standard Room - Per room per night - DBB R4 030 R5150
Luxury Room - Per room per night - DBB R4 752 R5 870
Executive Suite - Per room per night - DBB R8 545
1 Sep to 31 Dec 2022  Single Double
Standard Room - Per room per night - DBB R4 910 R6 025
Luxury Room - Per room per night - DBB R5 630 R6 745
Executive Suite - Per room per night - DBB R9 420
Full Board
1 Jan to 30 Apr 2022  Single Double
Standard Room - Per room per night - DBB R6 025 R7 355
Luxury Room - Per room per night - DBB R6 745 R8 450
Executive Suite - Per room per night - DBB R10 750
1 May to 31 Aug 2022  Single Double
Standard Room - Per room per night - DBB R5 160 R6 490
Luxury Room - Per room per night - DBB R5 880 R7 585
Executive Suite - Per room per night - DBB R9890
1 Sep to 31 Dec 2022  Single Double
Standard Room - Per room per night - DBB R6025 R7 355
Luxury Room - Per room per night - DBB R6 745 R8 450
Executive Suite - Per room per night - DBB R10 750


Terms & Conditions

• Bakubung Bush Lodge - Children can only be accommodated in a Standard room if sharing with one or two adults.
• Exclusion dates apply. Please refer to point 3 in the attached terms and conditions.
Minimum two night stay over weekends (Friday & Saturday).
Dinner Bed and Breakfast rate
 - 1 complimentary game drive is included per person per night’s stay.
 - Please refer to Wildlife Activities page for further information.
 - Children aged 12 years and younger (maximum two children per room) will be accommodated free of charge on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis, including one game drive, if sharing with one or two adults.
 - Children aged 13-17 years will be accommodated free of charge on a room only basis and will be charged R 830 per child per day for breakfast, dinner and one game drive, if sharing with one or two adults.
Full Board rate
 - 2 complimentary game drives is included per person per night’s stay.
 - Please refer to Wildlife Activities page for further information.
 - Children aged 12 years and younger (maximum two children per room) will be accommodated free of charge on a full board basis inclusive of dinner, bed, breakfast, lunch and two game drives per day, if sharing with one or two adults.  
 - Children aged 13-17 years will be accommodated free of charge on a room only basis and will be charged R1 380  per child per day for breakfast, lunch, dinner and two game drives, if sharing with one or two adults.

 

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Terms & Conditions

Bakubung Bush Lodge - Children can only be accommodated in a Standard room if sharing with one or two adults.
• Exclusion dates apply. Please refer to clause 3 in the attached terms and conditions.
• Minimum two night stay over weekends (Friday & Saturday).
Dinner Bed and Breakfast rate
- 1 complimentary game drive is included per person per night’s stay.
- Please refer to Wildlife Activities page for further information.
- Children aged 12 years and younger (maximum two children per room) will be accommodated free of charge on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis, including one game drive, if sharing with one or two adults.
- Children aged 13-17 years will be accommodated free of charge on a room only basis and will be charged R830 per child per day for breakfast, dinner and one game drive, if sharing with one or two adults.
Full Board rate
- 2 complimentary game drives is included per person per night’s stay.
- Please refer to Wildlife Activities page for further information.
- Children aged 12 years and younger (maximum two children per room) will be accommodated free of charge on a full board basis inclusive of dinner, bed, breakfast, lunch and two game drives per day, if sharing with one or two adults.
- Children aged 13-17 years will be accommodated free of charge on a room only basis and will be charged R1 380 per child per day for breakfast, lunch, dinner and two game drives, if sharing with one or two adults.

Game drives


Experience the Big 5 with our trained field guides who will also show you some of Africa's beautiful fauna and flora.

WILDLIFE ACTIVITIES

Game Drives

  • 2021: Additional game drives are charged at R585.00 per adult / R290.00 per child between the ages of 0-17 years
  • 2022: Additional game drives are charged at R620.00 per adult / R310.00 per child between the ages of 0-17 years

Game Drive Times

  Morning Afternoon
May 08h00 15h30
June - July 08h00 15h30
August 08h00 15h30
September 06h00 16h00
October - March 05h30 16h30
April 06h00 16h00

Game Drives last approximately 3 hours, depending on weather conditions and animal sightings in the Park.

Bush Braai

Bush braais are held (weather permitting) every Wednesday and Saturday night. If you would like to book a bush braai on an alternative night, a minimum of 30 people is required. If numbers drop below 30, the full rate for 30 people will be charged.
Prices may be subject to change. Non-residential rates available on request.

Snake demonstrations


Visit us outside the wildlife centre on Wednesdays and Saturdays for a live snake demonstration by one of our experienced field guides. Bookings are essential and can be made at the Wildlife Centre.

Game viewing

The lodge itself plays centre stage for incredible wildlife sightings. So even if you're not taking part in a game drive or game walk, ensure that you keep your keen eye out for some truly incredible experiences right outside on your doorstep.

Bush sundowners


If you're looking for unprecedented views to share with your partner or loved ones, our specialized game rangers will take you to one of their many secret spots. Sip on a glass of champagne while you soak in an African sunset. By prior arrangement only.

Boma dinners


Another not-to-be-missed activity is the famous Bakubung bush boma dinner. Sit under a canopy of a million stars, whilst you dine on our local South African dishes and watch live traditional entertainment. A truly once in a lifetime experience that will stay in the memory forever.

Bird & tree walks


Learn about our vibrant bird life, and age-old trees as one of our experienced field guides take you on an informative morning walk through the property. Limited to 10 guests per day. Bookings are essential.

Board games


For active minds, we have a selection of board games available for hire. Enquire at reception for more information.

Kids activities


Junior Rangers Programme

Our trained rangers host an incredibly educational kids program called Junior Rangers that teaches the youngsters about nature and conservation in a fun, hands-on environment. Not to mention it gives you some time to relax!


Hippo Holiday Club (available all year round)

The Hippo holiday kiddies programme is available for children aged 4 to12 years old, and takes place Tuesdays to Sundays during the school holidays. Enquire with us for more information.


Playground

The kids are able to explore and play in our fully equipped playground with jungle gym, swings and slides. We also host many other kids activities to give you the break that you need and deserve.

Golf


The true golfers will be well aware that bordering the Pilanesberg National Park is one of Africa's most iconic golf courses, the Gary Player Country Club. Whether you're confident enough to take on the home of the Nedbank Golf Challenge, or you're happy with a round at the scenic Lost City Golf Course, our guest relations manager will organise you a round.

Table tennis & darts


Equipment is available from reception.

A selection of Conferencing Venues at: Bakubung Bush Lodge the Place of the Hippo

Bakubung Bush Lodge is concealed within the rich expanses of the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park and offers you everything you need to get in touch with the bush.
These Pilanesberg lodges are set in an area where the Big 5 roam, a mere 2 hour drive from the hectic lifestyle of Johannesburg. Bakubung, or “People of the Hippo”, offers you everything you need in regards to comfortable and luxury accommodation. With the bush just outside your window you will be able to relax and take in everything about the bush and the animals living around you.
Bakubung Bush Lodge has some of the best accommodation in the Pilanesberg and offers an amazing family holiday experience.

Venues

The Kubunyana Conference Room at Bakubung

  • U-shape: 22 delegates
  • Herring-bone style: 30 delegates
  • School room: 30 delegates
  • Cinema style: 60 delegates
The Mmakubu Conference Room at Bakubung

  • U-shape: 40 delegates
  • Herring-bone style: 72 delegates
  • School room: 90 delegates
  • Cinema style: 120 delegates
The Magarekubu Conference Room at Bakubung

  • U-shape: (A) 12 delegates. (B) 12 delegates. (A&B) 28 delegates
  • Herring-bone style: (A) n/a. (B) n/a. (A&B) 45 delegates
  • School room: (A) n/a. (B) n/a. (A&B) 50 delegates
  • Cinema style: (A) 40 delegates. (B) 40 delegates. (A&B) 80 delegates

Banqueting and Conferencing

Below is a list of Standard Equipment and Technology you can expect to find at Bakubung Bush Lodge:

  • 35mm slide projector
  • TV monitors
  • P A system
  • Notepad / Pens
  • Lectern
  • Wall Screen
  • Lapel Microphone
  • Mineral Water
  • VHS Recorder
  • Flip Chart
  • Roving Microphone
  • Cordials
  • White board
  • DVD Player

Further Options

Private Gala Dinners Functions:

Please Note: This would be in the venue that you conference in if in conference. Please liase with reservations for further information and suggestions if you are planning a function for your group or conference. This is subject to venue availability, the number of guests the seating capacity & entertainment for the function. A large variety of menus are available for your selection. Prices are determined by the menu selection. We have Standard linen in stock for Décor. Should you require assistance in getting quotes for additional décor and entertainment please advise accordingly?

Restaurant Times
Breakfast 07h00 - 10h00 | Lunch 12h30 - 14h00 | Dinner 18h30 - 22h00
• Sunday to Thursday is Chef ‘s choice buffet.
• Fridays - Out of African – lamb on a spit.
• Wednesday & Saturday nights an option is to book our bush braai at our boma in the park, or dinner in our main restaurant being our Chef’s carvery.
• Room service: is available between 11h00 & 21h00

Wildlife Activities
To make your stay memorable for your guests we suggest that you include a game drive and bush braai in your agenda. The bush braai is held in our boma situated 20 minutes from the lodge. The menu consists of traditional South African dishes. A bush braai is held on Wednesday & Saturday evenings for all hotel & timeshare guests

Other Nights:


Game Drive Bush Braai's or Bush Braai's only can also be arranged on any other evening subject to a minimum of 30 people being booked (Groups less than 30 pay for 30) If no other groups are booked, and your group is alone at the boma. Please note this does not confirm
Sole Use of the boma for a group, as bookings can change at any stage. Should another group book and be at the boma on that night your costing will revert to the per person rate.

For a Bush Braai only on other Nights for a group less than 30 a surcharge of R4000.00 is applicable. If no other groups are booked, and your group is alone at the boma.
Please note this does not confirm Sole Use of the boma for a group, as bookings can change at any stage. Should another group book and be at the boma on that night your costing will revert to the per person rate.

Sporting Facilities on Site:

  •  2 Tennis courts (floodlit)
  •  Swimming pool
  •  Action Cricket (please enquire & floodlit)
  •  Volleyball – (please enquire & floodlit)
  •  Outdoor chess| Pool Table | Table Tennis
  •  Trampoline & Kiddies Playground

 

Other Sporting Facilities in the Area:
Golf, Squash & Aquatic Sports offered at Sun City.

DIRECTIONS FROM FOURWAYS, 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
  • Cross over the Muldersdrift/ Diepsloot Road and continue with the R512 towards Broederstroom and Lanseria
  • Cross the bridge over the R28 Krugersdorp/Pretoria highway, pass the Lanseria turnoff and continue straight ahead
  • At the T-junction turn left on the R512 to Magaliesberg. Follow directional signs
  • Continue on this road until you see the Sun City signboard on your left. Turn right on the R512 to Brits and cross the bridge over Hartebeespoort Dam
  • At the T-junction turn right on the R512 to Brits
  • Continue to the four-way stop and turn left on the R512/27 for Brits/Rustenburg
  • Pass the first Brits turnoff. At the signpost R27 Rustenburg/Brits turn right
  • On the bridge turn left towards Rustenburg
  • Continue until you get to the slipway to the left. Take the slipway and continue on the new N4 highway
  • A signboard on the left side of the road indicates Pilanesberg to the left on route 91. Exit left off the highway. At the T-junction turn right and continue on this road to Sun City
  • On reaching Sun City, go straight past the Zenex garage on your right, after 4km you will see a sign indicating you to turn right to
  • Bakubung, follow the road and it will lead you to the Bakubung Gate

 

Swimming pool


The swimming pool is located next to the cocktail bar, where guests can enjoy drinks or a delicious meal either in the shade of the bar or by the poolside for the sun lovers.

Residents lounge



For our professionals, we have an internet lounge for convenience and comfort. Alternatively, enjoy this space with a book.

Legacy Balance Spa

Relax and harmonise at the exclusive Bakubung Spa within the rich expanses of the Pilanesberg National Park. An extensive spa treatment menu is available, offering men and women a wonderful choice of treatments and massages to restore mind, body and soul.

Monday - Saturday: 09h00 to 20h00
Sundays & public holidays: 09h00 to 18h00
Bookings are essential.

Conference facilities


Ensuring the success of your meeting or conference is all in a day's work for us. Simply choose the conference package that best suits your needs, and we will assist you with the finer details.

Kids playground


The kids are able to explore and play in our fully equipped playground with jungle gym, swings and slides. We also host many other kids activities to give you the break that you need and deserve.

Tennis courts


There are two floodlit tennis courts available for those guests who wish to be active during their stay. Tennis rackets and tennis balls are available from reception.

Wildlife centre


Visit our wildlife centre to see various snakes, and to learn more about our bush walks, game drives and animal sightings.

Transfer services


A scheduled shuttle is available at a nominal surcharge to all guests between the lodge and Sun City at regular intervals daily.

Transfers to/from the Pilanesberg airport may be arranged on request.

Computer & internet facilities


There is nothing quite as restorative as being in nature, however sometimes through technology you just want to be able to share this experience. We provide guests with 500Mb of complimentary WiFi every day!

Restaurant & bars


Marula Grill Restaurant:

At our famous traditional restaurant you will be spoilt for choice with traditional favourites, as well as some tempting authentic local fare. The menu is expansive, the buffet is tantalizing, and the restaurant caters to you for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.


Thutlwa Pool Bar:

Relax and experience the sights and sounds of the magnificent Pilanesberg National Park, whilst indulging in a refreshing cocktail at the Bar.


Motswedi Ladies Bar:

Ladies Cocktail Bar open 10h00 - 01h00 daily, offering a range of imported beers, spirits, wines and cigars.


Bush Boma:

Every Wednesday and Saturday we offer you the chance to dine under the brilliance of the African stars - an indescribable plethora of universal magic. Dine to the sound of traditional entertainment, and feast on a wide selection of local flame grilled cuisine.

Our small boma may be booked for private events for 10 - 30 people.

Volleyball court


Up your game, and sharpen your skills at our volleyball court. Equipment is available from reception.

Gym


Adjacent to the tennis courts. Open from 05h00 to 20h00.

 

Gary Player Golf Course Sun City, Valley of the Waves Hot Air Balloon Safaris Pilanesburg Game Reserve
The Gary Player Golf Course designed by Gary Player, is an 18 hole par 72 walking course, with a 5km running trail along the course. Built in an extinct volcanic crater this fantastic golfing paradise conforms to the stringent US PGA specifications and is ranked as one of the top five golf courses in South Africa. It is also home to the Nedbank Golf Challenge. The Valley of Waves is the central feature of the Lost City at Sun City. It is one of the most advanced water parks in the world, dominated by the Roaring Lagoon. When waves are not generated, a bobbing cycle is generated in a diamond pattern. All Resort residents enter the park free of charge by presenting their resident cards. Day visitors pay an entrance fee to the park. A hot air balloon flight is usually a once in a lifetime experience. Flying over the Pilanesberg, you will see incredible wildlife while taking in the breath-taking scenery. Hot Air Ballooning captures a mystical freedom as the natural elements of wind, flame and hot air, carry the balloon on a unique journey through the skies. The Pilanesberg is located in North West Province and borders Sun City. The 'Pilanesberg Alkaline Ring Complex' is the park's primary geological feature. This vast circular geological feature is ancient even by geological standards as it’s the crater of a long extinct volcano and the result of eruptions some 1,200 million years ago. It is one of the largest volcanic complexes of its type in the world.
Standard King Rooms

  • Our 20 Standard King Rooms have one king size bed
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrooms with separate bath, shower and toilet
  • DStv bouquet
  • Direct dialling telephones
  • Electric shaving plugs
  • Coffee and tea making facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • International multi plugs
  • Electronic safe
  • Minibar stocked on request

Standard Twin Rooms

  • 55 Standard Twin Rooms have two double beds
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrooms with separate bath, shower and toilet
  • DStv bouquet
  • Direct dialling telephones
  • Electric shaving plugs
  • Coffee and tea making facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • International multi plugs
  • Electronic safe
  • Minibar stocked on request
Standard Queen Room

  • 11 Standard Queen Rooms have two queen size beds
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrooms with separate bath, shower and toilet
  • DStv bouquet
  • Direct dialling telephones
  • Electric shaving plugs
  • Coffee and tea making facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • International multi plugs
  • Electronic safe
  • Minibar stocked on request
Luxury King Rooms

  • 9 Luxury King Rooms have one king size bed
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrooms with separate bath, shower and toilet
  • Lounge area with couch
  • DStv bouquet
  • Direct dialling telephones
  • Electric shaving plugs
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • International multi plugs
  • Electronic safe
  • Minibar stocked on request

 

Executive Suite

  • 4 Executive Suites have one king size bed
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrooms with separate bath, shower and toilet
  • Lounge area with couch
  • DStv bouquet
  • Direct dialling telephones
  • Electric shaving plugs
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • VIP amenities
  • Hairdryer
  • International multi plugs
  • Electronic safe
  • Minibar stocked on request
  • Room layout may differ from image shown
Wheelchair Accessible Room

  • One wheelchair accessible room has two double beds
  • Air conditioning
  • Wheelchair accessible shower and toilet
  • DStv bouquet
  • Direct dialling telephones
  • Electric shaving plugs
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • International multi plugs
  • Electronic safe
  • Minibar stocked on request
  • Room layout may differ from image shown

Timeshare Chalet

  • Self-catering chalet
  • Two en suite bedrooms
  • Kitchenette
  • LoungeOpen veranda with BBQ
  • Premium bedding
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Daily housekeeping
  • The lounge includes LED TV
  • Pull-out couches suitable for two children under the age of 10
  • Kitchen is equipped with
  • Fridge
  • Hot plates
  • Oven
  • Basic equipment

Rates Include:

  • Accommodation
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • 1 complimentary game drive per person per night of stay
  • Boma dinners, which are offered every Saturday night
  • VAT

Rates Exclude:

  • All beverages
  • Lunch
  • Items of personal nature

Children can only be accommodated in a Standard Twin room if sharing with one or two adults.

* Dinner Bed and Breakfast rate - 1 complimentary game drive is included per person per night’s stay
* Children aged 12 years and younger (maximum two children per room) will be accommodated free of charge on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis, including one game drive, if sharing with one or two adults.

A Park entrance fee of R 40.00 will be charged for children under 12.

Children aged 13-17 years will be accommodated free of charge on a room only basis and will be charged R650.00 per child per day for breakfast, dinner and one game drive, if sharing with one or two adults.

All Rooms Have:

  • Individual air-con
  • bathrooms with shower and toilet
  • DSTV
  • direct dialing phone
  • electric shaving plugs
  • coffee/tea making machines
  • hair dryer.

Check-in is after 14:00 and check-out is before 10:00.

Deposit Policy


For all bookings made within 30 days of travel
Full payment Is required within 48 hours of your booking.
For all bookings made more than 30 days of travel
A 50% deposit Is required within 48 hours of your booking and the balance 30 days prior to arrival.
Payment can be made via bank transfer, credit card (Master/Visa) or bitcoin.

Cancellation Policy

  • If the reservation is cancelled less than 14 days prior to arrival a 50% cancellation fee will apply.
  • If cancelled 7 days or less prior to arrival a 100% cancellation fee will apply.
  • A 10% admin fee will be retained for cancellations made after the card has been charged.

Honeymoon Added Value Offers

  • Allocation of a room with a King Size bed
  • Bottle of Sparkling wine a platter of chocolate dipped fruits (strawberries when available) with a personalized note from the GM
  • Complimentary Late Departure (Subject to availability)
  • VIP Turndown on day of arrival

Junior Rangers

Legacy Junior Rangers programme is available for all children aged 6-12 years. Activities are geared around natural resource protection, environmental education and responsible recreation offering a special opportunity to explore the Pilanesberg National Park. The Junior Rangers Program is available at a small additional cost to parents and usually takes 2 days to complete. On completion of the program, children will be including in a graduation ceremony and will be given a certificate and badges for activities completed.

The rate for day use will be the single room rate, but the room must be vacated prior to 17h00, and is subject to availability.

Meal Rates

  • Breakfast R285 per person
  • Lunch - Buffet R285 per person
  • Sunday Lunch – Buffet (Bakubung) R285 per person
  • Sunday Lunch with spit braai – Buffet (Kwa Maritane) R310 per person
  • Midweek Buffet Dinner (Monday-Thursday) R390 per person
  • Weekend Buffet Dinner (Friday-Sunday) R430 per person
  • Boma Braai – nonresidents (Wednesday & Saturday) R430 per person

Childrens Meal Rates

  • Breakfast: 6 to 12 years – R110 per person
  • Breakfast: 13 to 17 years – R150 per person
  • Lunch: 6 to 12 years – R110 per person
  • Lunch: 13 to 17 years – R150 per person
  • Dinner: 6 to 12 years – R150 per person
  • Dinner: 13 to 17 years – R220 per person
  • Boma Braai: 6 to 12 years – R190 per person
  • Boma Braai: 13 to 17 years – R275 per person
Legacy Hotels & Resorts
Pre-departure COVID-19 Procedure


As a valued client, guest, and partner of ours, you have come to expect and enjoy the Legacy experience when you visit our properties, restaurants, spas and facilities. This commitment to service excellence will not change, however as the world we live in has now changed, we need to adapt.
We want to be absolutely sure that when we welcome you again, we have taken every necessary precaution to minimize the risk of infection and transmission of COVID-19 to employees, contractors, day visitors and overnight guests. We will endeavor to continue to offer experiences with the highest measures of health and safety standards in place.
Your future interaction with us at any of our properties protects every aspect of the customer experience and at all touch points you will observe a heightened difference.
To help assist with pre-departure COVID-19 testing, below is a summary of laboratories in closest proximity to our properties, where guests may go for a COVID-19 test before departure. We will do our best to assist guests with this process as much as possible

Ampath or Lancet Rustenburg
Transfer cost from Bakubung or Kwa Maritane - R1200 return cost
Test cost - R850 per person
Results waiting period - 12-24 Hours

OR

Netcare Ferncrest Hospital (51.6km)
Transfer cost from Bakubung or Kwa Maritane - R950 one way per sedan
(up to 3 people) / R1200 one way Quantam (up to 6 people)
Test cost - R850 per person
Results waiting period - 48-72 Hours

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• 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

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