Tshukudu - one of Africa’s romantic bush lodges

Tshukudu Bush Lodge in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve

Tshukudu Bush Lodge

  • Grading: Four Star

Address: Pilanesberg Game Reserve, North West Province, South Africa.

Number luxury cottages: 6 • Bed capacity: 12

Children over the age of 12 years can be accommodated

Please note: guests are required to climb 132 steps to the lodge


Tshukudu Bush Lodge is located in the malaria free Pilanesberg National Park, in North West Province. It is built high on the side of a hilltop and offers sweeping views of the plains and the waterhole below.

Tshukudu has only 6 luxury cottages and is one of Africa’s most romantic bush lodges, with personal service guaranteed.

Due to the fact that guests are required to climb 132 steps to the lodge, it is inaccessible to the physically challenged.

Tshukudu is famous for bushveld experience, its service, the quality of game rangers and uniqueness of its African inspired cuisine makes it one of the foremost Pilanesberg Lodges.


Rates vary depending on your lodge selection, the time of year and specials available. Please contact us for the most up to date rates for this specific lodge.


A lodge may offer special or discounted rates from time to time. Please enquire.
Special rates exclude peak periods, public holidays and long-weekends - and are subject to availability.

Rates include accommodation, welcome drink on arrival, high tea, five course dinner, early morning tea/coffee, brunch, all local beverages and two game drives per day.
Rates are quoted per night.

Terms & Conditions

  • Minimum of 2 nights stay over a weekend
  • Rates are subject to availability and are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Rates are inclusive of VAT at 14%
  • Rates exclude the 1% Tourism Levy
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Tshukudu is renowned for its tranquillity and superb personalised service. Children under the age of 12 years are therefore not allowed.

Tshukudu Bush Lodge has 6 luxury cottages each with:

  • Double bed
  • Fully-stocked mini-bar
  • Sunken bath
  • Plug points, hair dryer
  • Open plan lounge and fireplace
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Safety deposit box
  • Private balcony overlooking the savannah and waterhole

Cell phone signals can sometimes be received. The lodge facilities do not include radios, telephones or TVs.


Like all Pilanesberg Lodges, Tshukudu offers exceptional African cuisine and has a fully inclusive wine selection of note. Meals are served either on the main deck, in the intimate dining room or around the fire.

Specialty braais are available on request.

High tea and meals are provided on the deck overlooking the plain and waterhole at the foot of the hill.


  • Rock plunge pool
  • Morning & sun downer game drives accompanied by experienced field guides
  • Speciality braai
  • Fully stocked bar
  • Small library
  • Spa treatments can be arranged


Tshukudu is the perfect base from which to enjoy the rich diversity of indigenous flora and fauna of Africa. Amongst all other species the big five animals can also be seen here.

Join our highly trained and experienced field guides on two game drive adventures per day in seeking out the diversity of indigenous flora and fauna of the area. Included in the game drives, which are conducted in open, 6 seated vehicles, are morning coffee and muffins and sun downer stops.

Conference Facilities

Small conferences and meetings can be arranged on request.

Conference facilities available on request for 12 delegates.

  • Slide Projector
  • Portable Screen (2m x 2m)
  • Overhead Projector
  • Flipchart


Tshukudu Bush Lodge is located in the heart of the Pilanesberg National Park.
An easy drive of 2 hours from Johannesburg.
Access is through the Bakubung Gate and guests are transfered to Tshukudu at 14h30 from Bakubung.

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