Situated in the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park, Tshukudu Bush Lodge is built into the side of a hill and overlooks a waterhole and the rolling grassland environment of this Big 5 reserve. Covering at least 55 000ha, Pilanesberg is South Africa's fourth largest reserve and guests at Tshukudu will be treated to bush walks and game drives in the company of experienced field guides.

As well as the Big 5 and no fewer than 360 bird species, the park is home to a great diversity of other animals that will you discover on classic game drives. Your accommodation will be one 10 impressive suites that all have crystal chandeliers, fireplaces, private plunge pools, Wi-Fi and beautiful views across the bush.


  • Set in malaria-free Pilanesberg reserve
  • Unique volcanic crater location
  • Only 10 luxury suites
  • Ideal for honeymooners
  • Private plunge pools, fireplaces & Wi-Fi

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Tshukudu Game Lodge's facilities include a swimming pool and game-viewing decks, a concierge service, a restaurant, laundry and dry cleaning service, full security and on-call medical assistance, plus a transfer service.

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool
    Laundry service


A full English brunch is served at the end of an early morning game drive while high tea provides sustenance before the afternoon activity.

Sundowners are served on game drives while a selection of fine wines accompanies the 5-course dinner - meals are served in the dining room, out on the patio or in the African boma.

Luxury Chalet

Tshukudu Game Lodge offers only 10 luxurious suites, each with private balconies and huge views. Slate floors and the thatched roof keep you cool in the hottest weather while fireplaces and hot-water bottles will keep you warm during cold winter nights. Plush leather sofas, crystal chandeliers and soft furnishings in vibrant colours complete the decadent picture.

A double bed and chaise lounge provide plenty of comfort while the en suite bathroom is decadently fitted with a sunken bathtub. You will find a safety deposit box, mini-bar, hairdryers, books and magazines as well as a tea and coffee facility in your private suite, which also has Wi-Fi connectivity.

Luxury Chalet AMENITIES

    En-suite bath only
    Private balcony


  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Guided walking safaris
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Sep 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 $415

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Tshukudu Suite Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • Tshukudu Lodge is such an amazing place.

    Anne Pflimlin, March 2012
  • Game drives viewing, wild life safari experience and the unspoiled nature. The evening viewing of Lions crossing the road in front of our eyes and passing close to our open cover car was the climax, frankly we were bit shivering if Lions were hungry!, we were speechless and breathless!.

    Fadi Najjar, October 2009
  • The highlight for us was our stay at Tshukudu Game Lodge. Words can't say what a great time we had there. Simply amazing!

    Richard Thorpe, February 2008

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Tanya Ellis

Tanya Ellis

Africa Safari Expert

"Tshukudu means 'Place of the Rhino', and is really one of the Pilanesberg's most intimate, luxurious lodges. There is a climb of 132 steps to the top, but the views are worth it!"



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