Region: Gauteng and North West - Gauteng and North West
Prices are subject to availability, seasonality and currency fluctuations. They are based on per person sharing a standard double room, or the equivalent.
Tshukudu Bush Lodge is one of Africa’s most romantic game lodges, nestled within the remains of an extinct volcano where game traverse the plain below. Big Five sightings are the norm rather than the exception when travelling with the field guides, or on your own. Each custom designed chalet offers a romantic sunken bath, an open plan lounge and bedroom, a fireplace and private balcony. Tshukudu is known for its five star service, bushveld experience, the quality of its field guides and uniqueness of its African inspired cuisine.
With some of the best luxury accommodation, Tshukudu Bush Lodge is one of the best bush experiences in South Africa.
The 132-step climb to reach Tshukudu is all the more worth it to experience the splendour of the recent refurbishments. The four new luxury suites are larger, lighter and slightly more modern, making them more spacious and sleeker-looking. Each new suite has a heated plunge pool on the deck, private outside showers situated on the deck so you can rinse off after a dip in the pool, and his and hers vanities which are perfect for couples that need a little privacy.
With six splendidly decorated and recently refurbished chalets, Tshukudu Bush Lodge is the ideal place to enjoy a serene, romantic weekend or fabulously indulgent getaway - just because you can. Sit on a beautiful banquette built into the rocks on the main patio while watching one of Africa’s famous sunsets. A double bed and chaise lounge provide you with ample comfort. The bathroom is decadently fitted with a sunken bath tub from which you can enjoy sweeping views of the park and private water hole. Hanging glass crystal chandeliers and soft furnishings in vibrant colours complete the picture of the ultimate combination between the wild outdoors and world-class comfort.
Breakfast A continental buffet is served on the deck, and your hot breakfast meal can be ordered through the kitchen. High Tea A light lunch is served just before the afternoon game drive and consists of something sweet and something savoury to see our guests through until dinner. Dinner Tshukudu is renowned for its exceptional African cuisine. Meals are enjoyed on the main deck, in the intimate dining room or around the fire. Every night you step into a different dining experience where the chef will present his 5 course menu, accompanied by our field guides who share their experiences in the bush with our guests.
Big 5 Game Viewing
The Pilanesberg National Park is home to the “Big 5” (lion, elephant, rhino, leopard and buffalo). 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 halfway during the game drives, which are conducted in open, 6 seated vehicles, are morning coffee, muffins and sun downer stops. Our field guides will take you on an ethological journey through this unique South African paradise.
Check-in for Tshukudu Bush Lodge is done at Bakubung Bush Lodge. There are only two transfers per day to the lodge to ensure privacy, therefore check-in time is no later than 13h30.
Climbing the 132 stairs to the summit is well worth it once you see the view from the top. The stairs are unfortunately not suitable for the physically impaired.
Please note that the rates include transfers between Bakubung and Tshukudu, accommodation, welcome drink on arrival, high tea, game drive, 6 course dinner, early morning tea/coffee, brunch and all local beverages. No children under 12 allowed. Third person in room rate applies. Please note that there are approximately 132 steps to the lodge.
High tea and meals are provided on the deck, overlooking the savannah and waterhole. (Weather permitting). The rate includes all meals (High Tea, 6 -course Dinner and Brunch) and all local beverages taken at Tshukudu Lodge.
There is a choice of a walk or drive in the morning (Depending on what the guests on your vehicle request), and in the evenings only drives are offered. (Duration +/- 4 hours). Please note only children 16 and older are allowed on the Game Walks. The Pilanesberg is a "Big Five" Reserve boasting endangered Wild Dogs, Black Rhino and Cheetah. All game activities are included in the rate.
Open plunge pool and bar,
Private spa treatments,
Heated plunge pool on secluded decks of Luxury Suites
Fireplace in rooms,
Mini-bar in room
Tea/coffee making facilities,
Safety deposit box,
Balcony overlooking the Savannah and waterhole.