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Tucked inside the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park, Bakubung Bush Lodge (meaning ‘the people of the hippo’), offers a true bush experience in serenity and comfort.

The tastefully designed accommodation in true African style offers a panoramic view of the park and the hippo pool. While hidden in the depth of the wilderness, the resort has all the facilities and comfort one would expect.

Their Junior Rangers Programme offers the opportunity for young explorers to learn the authentic bush life and make use of their newly acquired skills – a fun, engaging and educational wildlife experience for all the family.

Bakubung is located just two hour’s drive from Johannsburg.

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This accommodation is featured in the following itinerary:

Treasures of Limpopo

Limpopo is one of South Africa’s less travelled destinations, and offers an incredible diversity of wildlife opportunities and cultural experiences, especially for families. This trip is perfect for a first time safari, staying in comfortable family friendly lodges located in malaria-free wildlife reserves.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 12 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,895 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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Pilanesberg National Park

The fourth largest park in South Africa, Pilanesberg National Park is malaria-free and set in the crater of a long extinct volcano with a unique geological structure. Standing high above the surrounding bushveld plains, it hosts a healthy population of lion, elephant, both black and white rhino, buffalo, and leopard.

  • Where: North West Province
  • Ideal for viewing: brown hyena, cheetah, black rhino, lion, meerkat
  • Excellent for: Wildlife for families, Self-drive