There are few large cities in the world that can boast nature’s Big 5 spectacle in the wild, on their doorsteps. Experience a Big 5 Safari at this exclusive, secluded bush location deep in the Pilanesberg malaria-free Game Reserve. Dramatically positioned within the remains of an ancient volcano, it is home to lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and African buffalo and all the other iconic species, cheetah, hippo, giraffe, zebra to name a few. To add to its allure for the city-weary business traveller and couples craving the serenity of the bush and wide-open skies, there is the luxurious Tshukudu Bush Lodge, to recharge for the next big challenge!
Tshukudu which means “Place of the Rhino” is one of those rare game lodges where perfection is a reality. Indeed this is one of the best places in Africa to view rhino. With only 6 luxury chalets and 4 suites, Tshukudu offers a romantic and intimate experience at the foot of the Pilanesberg mountains, with expansive views of the Savannah Plains below. The separate chalets are structured of natural environmentally friendly materials blending into the landscape and distributed around the hillside to catch the natural airflows. This together with the thatched roofs and cool wood stone floors make the use of power-hungry air-conditioning unnecessary. The chalets are reached by a series of stone stepped walkways leading from the reception and dining area, giving a blending with natural ambience.
Relax in your open plan lounge and watch the iconic animals of Africa wander lazily through the bush, towards the waterhole located below the lodge. At night, after dinner, take a short walk back to your private chalet and watch the stars traverse the African sky. Tshukudu is unique and memorable, in every aspect.
Tshukudu’s cuisine is not only out of Africa; it’s out of this world. Each dish is prepared to 5-star standards. A full English brunch prepared to perfection at the end of an early morning game drive; high tea with a savoury and sweet selection; sundowners under African skies; a splendid selection of wine provides the ultimate accompaniment to your six-course dinner.
We can depart as early and this will enable you to stop on the way at places like the Elephant Sanctuary, Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre, Cradle of Humankind, (extra time charge and entrance fee may apply). We can do a similar stop on the return to Johannesburg leg at the end of your safari but in the afternoon.
Summer 2023 – 1 January 2023 to 30 April 2023 & 1 September 2023 to 31 December 2023
Luxury Chalet – ZAR19 950.00 per person sharing, and ZAR30 610.00 for a solo traveler
Tshukudu Suite – ZAR25 150.00 per person sharing, and ZAR40 010.00 for a solo traveler
Winter 2023 – 1 May 2023 to 31 August 2023
Luxury Chalet – ZAR18 640.00 per person sharing, and ZAR27 985.00 for a solo traveler
Tshukudu Suite – ZAR23 840.00 per person sharing, and ZAR38 385.00 for a single traveler
Child Policy. To preserve its natural setting Tshukudu Lodge is unfenced therefore no children under 12 years are allowed.