• Guest Rating: (6)
  • TGCSA Grading: TGCSA 5 Star
  • Accommodation Type: Game Lodge
  • Malaria Area: No
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Tshukudu Bush Lodge is the "Place of the Rhino".

Nestled against the side of a hill surrounded by the mountains of the Pilanesburg National Park, overlooking a waterhole and savannah plain, lies one of the most well-known Pilanesburg lodges - Tshukudu Bush Lodge.

Tshukudu Bush Lodge is one of Africas most romantic game lodges, nestled within the remains of an extinct volcano where game traverse the plain below. Big Five sightings are the norm rather than the exception when travelling with the field guides, or on your own. Each custom designed chalet offers a romantic sunken bath, an open plan lounge and bedroom, a fireplace and private balcony. Tshukudu is known for its five star service, bushveld experience, the quality of its field guides and uniqueness of its African inspired cuisine.

With some of the best luxury accommodation, Tshukudu Bush Lodge is one of the best bush experiences in South Africa

Facilities at Tshukudu Bush Lodge
- Spa treatments can be arranged
- Small library
- Romantic Getaway
- Plunge pool
- Meetings and conferences
- Malaria free
- Fully stocked bar
- Dining
- Check in at Bakubung Lodge
- Big five game viewing

Wi-Fi connectivity for guests to remain connected has also been introduced as part of the upgrade process.

Accommodation at Tshukudu Bush Lodge
Luxury Chalet - Six cottages, Queen size bed, Day bed, Open plan lounge with fireplace, Sunken bath, Shower over bath, Fully-stocked minibar, Bird books, Magazines, Plug points, Hairdryer, Tea/coffee making facilities, Safety deposit box.

Tshukudu Suite - Four luxury suites, King size extra length bed, Spacious lounge leading to deck with own private plunge pool, Bathroom with free-standing bath, Separate indoor and outdoor shower, Minibar, Safety deposit box, Hairdryer, Coffee pod machine, Tea station.

Please note that the rates include transfers between Bakubung and Tshukudu, accommodation, welcome drink on arrival, high tea, game drive, 6 course dinner, early morning tea/coffee, brunch and all local beverages. No children under 12 allowed. Third person in room rate applies. Please note that there are approximately 132 steps to the lodge.

Details about check in: Check in at Bakubung by 13:30 daily. Please note that there is only one scheduled transfer to Tshukudu per day.

On its undulating hills and everlasting open plains, you can get a glimpse of the `Big Five`, an abundance of animals and over 360 bird species.

When you visit Tshukudu, we ask that you leave all the trappings of city life behind - including your car. Guest vehicles can be parked in protected bays at Bakubung Bush Lodge - from where you`ll be transferred to Tshukudu at 14h00.

From there, you can entrust everything to us.

After high tea, guests are taken on a 3 hour game drive. Another game drive is available in the mornings, with the option of an escorted game walk.

All game activities are conducted by experienced field guides. Special interest trails can be arranged for our guests.

Please note the children policy
Unfortunately no children under the age of 12 years are allowed at the Lodge. Children between the ages of 12 17 years, sharing with 1 or 2 adults will be charged a third person supplement rate on a Fully Inclusive basis.

Please note that there are 132 steps to climb to the lodge.

Activities available at Tshukudu Bush Lodge:
Ponder the silence by a blazing fire at night and enjoy food of international standard and African flavour accompanied by a wine from our splendid selection.

By day, you can laze by the rock plunge pool.

Activities Nearby:
We find that our guests are most content to spend time at the lodge, drinking in the meditative silence and holding the wide, open plains in awe.

But they never leave without tracking down the Big Five in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve, on game walks or drives.
Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations for two or less rooms, within 48 hours prior to arrival will be subject to a full cancellation fee of the value of the accommodation booked.
Cancellations for three to nine rooms, within seven days prior to arrival will be subject to a full cancellation fee of the value of the accommodation booked.
Cancellations, ten rooms or more – tour cancellation policy will apply.
Guaranteed reservations will be held for first night only, after which the accommodation will be released.
Facilities & Services available:
Honeymoon Couples
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Hiking / Walking Trails

Tshukudu Bush Lodge is a Game Lodge in Pilanesberg North West South Africa

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.
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. Follow directional signs.
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 till 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.
Pass the Kwa Maritane signboard and Sun Village and turn right at the Bakubung and Tshukudu signpost.
Follow the road and it will lead you to the Bakubung Gate.
At Bakubung Reception, ask for Tshukudu Office.
The transfer to Tshukudu is at 14h00 from Bakubung.
We look forward in welcoming you to Tshukudu in the Pilanesberg and have a safe journey.

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Rooms and Units Available at Tshukudu Bush Lodge

Luxury Chalets
Amount of similar units: 6
Sleeps 2 Adults

Tshukudu Suites
Amount of similar units: 4
Sleeps 2 Adults

Latest Reviews
This was a very nice experience, the big 5 in a day, while Tshukudu spoil you, well done.
Anton van der Watt May 2013
Excellent, really enjoyed it!
Jaco Folscher Aug 2012
The place was luxurious - the food was amazing and the game drives were excellent.
Krista Larson Dec 2009
Staff was excellent and the accommodation first class. Zander is a top rated ranger. Food was world class. Only two negatives albeit small.
I had to unplug the fridge at night due to very noisy motor. A small table on the balcony for drinks. Binoculars etc would be welcome. A great place.

Dennis and Shirley Hartland Sep 2009
I couldn't fault the service, the food or the accommodation. And the game drives were superb. It was a truly magical experience with the most friendly and helpful people running the place. I shall return!
Anthony Nicholson May 2008
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