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5 star
South Africa
North West
Pilanesberg National Park, 2000, South Africa
Pilanesberg National Park
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Tshukudu Lodge

Luxury chalets perfect for a romantic getaway. Nestled against the side of a hill surrounded by the mountains of the Pilanesburg National Park, overlooking a waterhole and savannah plain, lies one of the most well-known Pilansberg lodges-Tshukudu Bush Lodge

***Terms and Conditions apply, Best Available Rate will be confirmed at time of booking

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.

Facilities available at Tshukudu Lodge:

Spa Treatments

Private spa treatments can be arranged in the privacy and comfort of your chalet or in the tranquil setting of the pool area. Full body massages, manicures and pedicures – more information at the lodge.

Small Library

A small selective collection of books is available for guests who enjoy reading in the tranquil surroundings.

Romantic Getaway

This flagship lodge in the Pilanesberg caters for intimate, romantic, personal celebrations, private dinners on your own deck or next to a romantic fire that, combined with the experience of up close and personal encounters of our wildlife, will leave you breathless. No cell phone reception, TV or email communications.
For those guests preferring the ultimate tranquil getaway, Tshukudu is the ultimate retreat to soothe your mind, however if you should require any network connections, it can be arranged.

Plunge Pool

Nestled in the centre of the lodge is an intimate and quiet plunge pool with umbrellas, pool towels and a barman on standby at all times. Take a refreshing dip after a morning game drive or a peaceful nap in the afternoon. Drinks are on call so make yourself at home in the lazy sanctuary of the pool area. (No children under 12 years)

No cellphone reception, TV or email communication

For those guests preferring the ultimate tranquil getaway, Tshukudu is the ultimate retreat to soothe your mind, however if you should require any network connections, it can be arranged.

Conference Facilities for up to 120 Delegates

Ensuring the success of your meeting or conference is all in a day’s work for us. Simply choose the conference package that best suits your needs, and we will assist you with the little details.

Meetings and Conferences

Tshukudu is the perfect and ideal destination to enjoy intimate honeymoons, engagements, anniversaries, birthdays and even weddings. Small conferences and meetings can be arranged on request.

Malaria Free

We provide our guests with mosquito repellents to ensure the comfort of our guests stay. There is no danger however as it is a malaria-free area.

Fully Stocked Bar

A fully inclusive, fully stocked mini-bar is at your disposal for those who prefer ultimate privacy.


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.

4 x Luxury Suites at Tshukudu Lodge:

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.

6 x Luxury Chalets:

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.

Policies of Tshukudu Lodge

A 50% deposit is required on confirmation and the balance is due 30 days prior to arrival. For bookings made within 40 days of travel, full payment is required on confirmation. Payment can be made via bank transfer. Refunds are subject to a 10% administration fee.
Please note that children under the age of 12 are not permitted at the lodge.
Please note that there are 132 Steps to the lodge. Climbing the 132 stairs to the summit is well worth it once you see the view from the top. The stairs are uneven and are unfortunately not suitable for the physically impaired. 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.

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