Tshukudu Bush Lodge

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The luxurious and tranquil Tshukudu Bush Lodge nestles within malaria-free, 'Big Five' Pilanesberg National Park in South Africa's North West Province.

Built high on a magnificent rocky outcrop, the lodge has been designed to offer guests a perfectly indulgent bush getaway. Guests may enjoy a soothing bubble bath in their private chalet while taking in the sweeping views of the untamed African bushveld where over 80 animal species roam in their natural surroundings.

Featuring only six chalets, all of which are splendidly decorated, the hotel in the Pilanesberg National Park is the ideal place to enjoy a serene, romantic weekend or fabulously indulgent getaway.

The check-in for the lodge takes place at the Bakubung Safari Lodge at 1h30 pm. It is here where guests park their vehicle, complete their registration for check-in and where refreshing welcome drinks await. The transfer from the Bakubung to the hotel takes place at 2h00 pm / 14h00, there is only one scheduled transfer to the lodge per day. 132 steps lead to the rocky hill on which the hotel sits.

Each private and stand-alone chalet at the lodge features its own private balcony overlooking the park and waterhole providing the perfect location from which to enjoy a refreshing sundowner while watching the wildlife.

A double bed and chaise lounge provide guests with comfort and relaxation. The bathroom of each chalet is decadently fitted with a sunken bathtub from which beautiful vistas of the park can be enjoyed. Plush leather sofas, hanging glass crystal chandeliers and soft furnishings in vibrant colours complete the picture of the ultimate combination between the wild outdoors and five-star luxury inside.

The lodge features convenient facilities and services for its guests which make for a relaxing and unforgettable stay.

Facilities and services:

  • 6 luxury cottages
  • 15kms from Pilanesberg airport
  • Braai area
  • "Big Five" wildlife viewing
  • Guided safari drives & bush walks (bush walks need to be pre-booked)
  • Rock plunge pool
  • Wine tasting
  • Personal service
  • Romantic getaway
  • Medical service on call
  • 132 steps to the lodge
  • Check-in takes place at the nearby Bakubung Bush Lodge
  • Children under the age of 12 cannot be accommodated.

Safari Programme at the hotel

Daily safari programme at the lodge, North West

  • Arrive at Bakubung / Check-in / Welcome Drink at 1h30 pm / 13h30
  • Transfer to hotel at 2h00 pm / 14h00
  • High Tea
  • Afternoon Safari Drive
  • Pre-Dinner Drinks
  • 5 Course Dinner
  • Next morning: Wake Up Call
  • Tea / Coffee & Rusks
  • Early Morning Safari Drive
  • Brunch
  • if check out: depart Lodge at 11h00 am.

Dining at the lodge, Pilanesberg National Park

Guests may dine in the lodge's dining room or out on the patio. The hotel exciting wine selection complements the fine dishes served here.

Our Personal Opinion

Wow-what an amazing lodge. A great place for honeymooners. You have to climb over 100 stairs to reach the main area of the lodge and although this may sound hectic, it isn't as they have little resting areas as you go along to take in the scenery around you. You will need this bit of exercise though; to work up an appetite for what awaits you. The staff were wonderful and are prepared to spoil you, they even arranged a private 5-course dinner in our suite. The game rangers are very knowledgeable and we were fortunate enough to see little cheetah cubs on one of our safari drives.


  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Housekeeping
  • Viewing Deck

Facilities Available at Tshukudu Bush Lodge

  • Hotel Bar
  • Lounge
  • Nearby Casino
  • Nearby golf course
  • Nearby Gym
  • Nearby Spa
  • Outdoor patio
  • Parking
  • Plunge pool
  • Sun deck

More Information on Tshukudu Bush Lodge

FAQs about Tshukudu Bush Lodge
What is the contact number for reservations?

The contact numbers to make a reservation at Tshukudu Bush Lodge are:

•  Cape Town Reservations +27 (0) 21 794 9050
•  Durban Reservations: +27 (0) 31 941 5945
•  Johannesburg Reservations: +27 (0) 10 446 8045.

Alternatively, you can check availability and book online by clicking here.

How much does a room at Tshukudu Bush Lodge cost?
The average rate for a night's stay at Tshukudu Bush Lodge is R7,500.00 to R15,900.00.
Where is Tshukudu Bush Lodge located?
The address of Tshukudu Bush Lodge is: Pilanesberg Game Reserve, North West.