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Tshukudu Bush Lodge is situated on a hill slope in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve this romantic hideout boasts great game viewing without even leaving the lodge. With only 6 individually decorated chalets Tshukudu Bush Lodge guarantees an exclusive experience. Experienced game rangers promise frequent Big 5 sightings. Tshukudu’s organic materials blend into the environment and this luxury game lodge overlooks the plains below. African inspired cuisine rounds off a blissful experience.


The six free standing luxury chalets of Tshukudu lodge are individually decorated with a love of detail. Leather sofas and crystal chandeliers provide an elaborate feel while a double bed and a sunken bath tub guarantee comfort and relaxation.

Extensions and improvements to Tshukudu Bush Lodge during 2015 has seen the addition of 4 new Luxury Suites, taking the total number of suites and chalets up to 10. The lodge can now accommodate a total of 20 people in luxury and total comfort. Please note that children under the age of 12 are not permitted at the lodge. The new suites include crystal chandeliers and a rock craft fireplace in each chalet. Also included is a new private plunge pool on the secluded deck overlooking the stunning surrounding plains.


Tshukudu Bush Lodge is situated in the heart of the renowned Pilanesberg Game Reserve. With the Big 5 and all of Southern Africa’s other big game species game viewing in Pilanesberg is incredibly rewarding. Game drives, game walks or even just watching the plains from the lodge will give you incredible animal sightings.

Room Types

Luxury Suite


The suite consists of the following:

  • 1 king size extra length bed
  • Spacious lounge
  • Deck with plunge pool
  • Bathroom with bath and separate indoor and outdoor shower
  • Minibar
  • Safety deposit box
  • Tea and coffee- making facilities
  • Hair dryer

Luxury Chalet


The chalet consists of the following:

  • 1 queen size extra length bed
  • 1 single bed at the entrance
  • Small lounge with a balcony
  • Bathroom with sunken bath and overhead shower
  • Minibar
  • Safety deposit box
  • Tea and coffee- making facilities
  • Hair dryer


The cuisine at Tshukudu is top-notch. Enjoy five course meals on the patio or in the dining room and pair your meal with an impressive selection of wines. The patio overlooks the surrounding plains and a waterhole, where animals come to quench their thirst.

The other facilities include:

  • Rock plunge pool
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Patio overlooking waterhole
  • Medical service on call
  • Wi- Fi


Tshukudu Bush Lodge is situated in the heart of Pilanesberg about 15 km from Pilanesberg Airport. The Pilanesberg Game Reserve is renowned for Big 5 game in a malaria free area. The reserve is centred on the unique Pilanesberg Alkaline Ring Complex, a geological phenomenon that is the result of volcanic activity.

Tshukudu Bush Lodge Rates

** Rates will change according to occupancy at the time of booking. Please contact us for a quote for your preferred travel dates.

** Book in advance to ensure best available rates.

Rates   2024Low Season
Dates for 20241 May 2024
31 August 2024
Luxury Chalet
Per Person Sharing
Luxury Chalet
Single Person
Child 12-17  yearsRequest rate
Luxury Suite
Per Person Sharing
Luxury Suite
Single Person
Child 12-17  yearsN/A

Rates are inclusive of:

Five-course fine dining each night
Early morning tea/coffee, brunch and all local beverages
Daily game drives
Welcome drink upon arrival
High tea every day
Transfers between Bakubung and Tshukudu


  • Please note- a minimum two-night stay is required over the weekend (Friday and Saturday)
  • Unfortunately, no children under 12 permitted. For those 12 and over, third person in room rate applies.
  • No children are allowed in the Luxury Suites as rooms permit a max of 2 adults.
  • The lodge may only be reached by climbing 132 steps. Unfortunately, this means it is not a suitable destination for guests with disabilities or some travellers of advanced age.

Tshukudu Bush Lodge Specials

 2024 Specials Dates
RSA Special01 January 2024 – 31 December 2024
Luxury Chalet/ppsR5240


  • Valid to RSA Residents
  • Subject to availability
  • Block out dates apply


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