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Get an overview of this hotelAn Exclusive Lodge situated in the Pilanesberg National Park

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Breakfast included
Outdoor pool

Pilanesberg National Park

Perched on a hilltop with sweeping views, including it's own waterhole, this property is in Pilanesberg National Park, home to a vast array of wildlife, including elephants, rhinos, leopards, lions, and buffalo.

Safari adventures

Daily game drives, guided bush walks, brunch, high tea, and five-course dinners paired with South African wines are included in the room rate; an outdoor rock pool provides a relaxing respite.

Private balconies

Decorated with African art, Tshukudu Bush Lodge's six cottages feature private balconies and oval sunken bathtubs overlooking the park's wildlife waterhole and rolling grasslands.

Resort Amenities

All-Inclusive Details

This resort is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Food and beverages

  • Meals, snacks, and beverages included

Not included

  • Airport transfers

Resort Amenities

Tshukudu Bush Lodge stands high on a hilltop in the middle of Pilanesberg National Park. The malaria-free park is home to a huge and diverse array of wildlife, including Africa's Big Five. Visitors can play “nature's alphabet” as they try to spot animals from aardvark to zebra. The Bushveld landscape is impressive, too: thickly forested ravines, rocky ridges, broad grasslands, undulating hills, and a large central lake that is a hotspot for game activity.

Game drives are offered twice daily, weather permitting. Game walks led by experienced field guides can also be arranged depending on the season. Both are included in the room rate.

Other activities include a braai (barbecue) under the starry sky.

Tshukudu Bush Lodge leaves roads and traffic behind; secure parking is provided at the Bakubung Lodge, with complimentary transfer (20-minute ride). Cell phone signal is limited, as is WiFi.

Please note that guests must ascend 132 steps to reach the Tshukudu Lodge. Children under 12 are not permitted at the lodge.

  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Total number of rooms - 6 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free parking nearby 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 7 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Fireplace in lobby 


Free parking nearby

Room Amenities

  • Fireplace 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Balcony 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Deep soaking bathtub 
  • Desk 
  • In-room safe 
  • Room service (limited hours) 

Where to Eat

Tshukudo Bush Lodge Dining Area - International cuisine with African influences, paired with South African wines. Communal seating around dining table, fire, or pool. Private dinners can be arranged for special occasions.

Brunch, high tea and dinner are served daily and are included in the room rate. Brunch may include fresh fruit, cheese platter, cold meat platter, croissants, pastries, yogurt, bacon, eggs, sausages, tomato and mushrooms. High tea features sweet and savory treats. Five course dinners offer soup, a starter, a choice of two mains, dessert, cheese and biscuits, fruit, tea and coffee. A hot and cold buffet breakfast is served daily at 11 AM.

Nearby Things to Do

Game drives are offered twice daily. Game walks led by experienced field guides can also be arranged. Both are included in the room rate. The lodge also has a rock plunge pool.

A telescope is on site, and there is usually one pair of binoculars in each game vehicle. Guests are advised to bring their own binoculars.

Golfing and a wealth of other activities are available in Sun City, 15 km (9.25 mi) away. Ecotours are available onsite.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Game drive on site 
  • Ecotours on site 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Game viewing on site 

Resort Policies


Check-in time starts at 1 PM

Check-in time ends at 2 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 1 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.
Check-in is at Bakubung at 1:30 PM, and then you are shuttled to Tshukudu promptly at 2 PM. There are 132 steps to go up to the lodge from the drop-off location at Tshukudu.
Guests planning to arrive after 1 PM must contact this property in advance to arrange check-in. Please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 11 and younger are not allowed at this property. All guests older than 11 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.
No rollaway/extra beds available
No cribs (infant beds) available
No elevators

Resort Name

  • Tshukudu
  • Tshukudu Bush
  • Tshukudu Bush Lodge
  • Tshukudu Bush Lodge Pilanesberg National Park
  • Tshukudu Bush Pilanesberg National Park
  • Tshukudu Lodge
  • Tshukudu Bush Hotel Pilanesberg National Park

We should mention

Guests must transfer via required shuttle to the property. Guests must contact the property at least 24 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking. Children 11 years old and younger are not permitted at this property. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

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