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Tshukudu Bush Lodge

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The Tshukudu Bush Lodge can accommodate a maximum of 14 adults in the 6 Luxury Cottages. Each of the luxurious chalets is equipped with convenient facilities and amenities ranging from walking sticks to bubble baths. Guests have a safety deposit box, minibar, hairdryers, books and magazines as well as a tea and coffee facilities at their disposal.

Slate floors and the thatched roof keep rooms cool in hot weather. Wood burning fires, as well as hot water bottles, keep guests warm and comfortable in winter. The sunken bathtubs in the Luxury Cottages of the lodge offer their private view of the waterhole. What a tremendous and unforgettable way to relax and forget the pressures of the city life and to soak in the sights and the sounds of the African bush.

The Tshukudu Bush Lodge is in a very remote area of the Pilanesberg and to be able to provide for an unforgettable stay; guests are kindly asked to give the lodge in advance of special dietary requirements ( vegetarian, food allergies) and special requests such as a honeymoon or an anniversary. Set up in a way to accommodate guests with an exclusive getaway from everyday life. Radios, televisions, and telephones are therefore not available. The cell phone signal at the lodge is limited.

As the Lodge is not surrounded by a fence to keep the wildlife away, children under the age of 12 cannot be accommodated due to safety reasons. Tshukudu is situated majestically on a rocky outcrop from where beautiful views over the park and the waterholes can be enjoyed. The chalets and the main building of the lodge are accessible only by 132 steps which make this area inaccessible for the disabled.

The cottages provide the following features:

  • Two single sleeper beds are in the entrance area
  • The bedroom features an elevated queen size bed
  • Open plan lounges area with fireplace
  • En-suite bathroom with sunken bath
  • Shower over bath
  • Minibar
  • Hairdryer
  • Tea and coffee facility
  • Safety deposit box and a balcony overlooking the Savannah and waterhole.

Check-in & out for the lodge

Check-in: Guests are greeted and met at the BakuBung by 1:30 pm for registration from where guests are transferred to the lodge at around 2:00 pm. There is only one scheduled transfer from the Bakubung Lodge to the Tshukudu daily. Should guests not be able to meet the Bakubung Lodge at this set time, they are kindly asked to inform the lodge so that an additional transfer can be arranged.

Check out: The approximate check out time is at 11 am. Guests are transferred from the lodge back to the Bakubung Lodge.


On request, the Tshukudu lodge can conduct transfers from the Sun City Resort at 1 pm on day of arrival and between 11 am & 12 pm on the day of departure. Transfers between the Pilanesberg Airport and the lodge are arranged at an additional charge. No private vehicles are allowed as this unique safari retreat is within the park, a 22 min drive from the Bakubung. Private cars are in secured parking at the Bakubung.

The Nest

High tea and meals are provided on the deck, overlooking the Savannah and waterhole which is weather permitting. The meals (high tea, dinner, and brunch) are included in the accommodation package.

Safari Drives

Tshukudu Guests are provided with a thrilling early morning and late afternoon safari drive which take about 3 hours. The Pilanesberg National Park is a "Big Five" Game Reserve is home to endangered Wild Dogs, Black Rhino, and Cheetah.


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Tshukudu really is a luxurious and tranquil lodge, I had one of the most perfect indulgent bush getaways, I enjoyed comfort and relaxation in my room.

I also had a great meal in the restuarant and enjoyed myself on the game drives.



Spend part of our Honeymoon at Tshukudu, what a small and tranquil place right in the middle of the wild in the Pilanesberg Park. It was so quiet and besides one other couple, we were the only ones here. We got treated like royality and hoped our stay here would never end.

Game drives and meals together with the accommodation is all included which makes it very easy. I highly recommend this Lodge to couples.

Brian Duncan / South Africa