Tshukudu Bush Lodge

Safari Lodge | Pilanesberg | South Africa The crater of a long-extinct volcano forms the setting of Pilanesberg National Park, where Tshukudu Bush Lodge is located on a private concession. It is a malaria-free area only an hour and forty minutes from the airport in Johannesburg.

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The luxurious Tshukudu Bush Lodge (Tshukudu is a Tswana word for rhinoceros) is built on a hilltop with spectacular views of the reserve. The elevated position of the lodge offers exceptional game-viewing opportunities.

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Highlights & What to Expect

  • Big Five safari drives and bush walks with experienced rangers and trackers explore the natural riches of Pilanesberg.
  • Enjoy dining in the bush at a spot selected and meticulously set up by staff with lanterns and candlelight to enhance the experience.
  • Birdwatching in the area could offer the opportunity to spot Verreaux's eagle and other raptors like the brown snake eagle and martial eagle.
  • The lodge is close to Sun City, where many entertainment options await.
  • It is the ideal destination for safari enthusiasts who want to avoid traveling to areas where malaria is prevalent.

Location & Setting

Tshukudu can only be accessed with a game drive vehicle from Bakubung Bush Lodge, ensuring an intimate and private experience. It is set on a ridge with views across Pilanesberg. Reaching the lodge requires a drive of under two hours from Johannesburg.


The lodge can accommodate only twelve people in six en suite cottages. Each cottage has its private balcony with magnificent views of the surrounding bushveld. The cottages include a bedroom, an en suite bathroom, and an open-plan lounge with a fireplace.


This lodge is the perfect place to get away from it all. There are no television sets - just the calming sounds of nature. The lodge is equipped with a swimming pool. A complete English brunch is served after working up an appetite during the early morning game drive. Later in the afternoon, a traditional high tea, accompanied by snacks, is served before the open 4x4 safari. Dinner is typically enjoyed under the star-studded African sky.






Swimming Pool



Game Drives

Bush Dining

Bird Watching

Bush Walks

Night Drives