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1 room, 2 adults

Tshukudu Bush Lodge

4-star4 stars
Pilanesberg National Park, Pilanesberg National Park, North West, 00300, South Africa

4-star lodge in Pilanesberg National Park with outdoor pool and restaurant
  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi
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  • From Arrival to End we were treated like Royalty - stunning room - amazing view and the…Nov 18, 2019
  • Amazing, everyone's really warm and friendly, truly an experience.Dec 3, 2018

Tshukudu Bush Lodge

from ZAR 10,019
  • Luxury Chalet
  • Luxury Suite

What’s around Tshukudu Bush Lodge


  • Lost City - 14.9 mi / 24 km
  • The Valley of Waves - 15.1 mi / 24.3 km
  • Sun City Casino - 15.5 mi / 24.9 km
  • The Gary Player Golf Course - 15.5 mi / 24.9 km

Getting around

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 6 cabins


  • Check-in time 1 PM-2 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 1 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property for check-in instructions. For more details, please contact the property 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.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (11 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle *


  • No parking

  • Free nearby parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

The manager

The manager

Speaks: English.

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Ecotours on site
  • Golfing nearby
Working away
  • Meeting rooms
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 7
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the cabin

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Espresso maker
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Fireplace
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Tshukudu Bush Lodge’s small print

Also known as

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


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Transfers via shuttle are required and must be arranged at least 72 hours before travel by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Tshukudu Bush Lodge

  • Does Tshukudu Bush Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Tshukudu Bush Lodge does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Tshukudu Bush Lodge?
    No, unfortunately, but there's free parking nearby.
  • Is there a pool at Tshukudu Bush Lodge?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Tshukudu Bush Lodge?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Tshukudu Bush Lodge?
    You can check in from 1 PM to 2 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Tshukudu Bush Lodge?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Tshukudu Bush Lodge?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • What is there to do near Tshukudu Bush Lodge?
    Recommended spots to visit include Lost City (14.9 mi) and The Valley of Waves (15.1 mi), along with Sun City Casino (15.5 mi) and The Gary Player Golf Course (15.5 mi).

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9,8 From 34 reviews

Exceptional 10,0
We had an unforgettable stay at Tshukudu Bush Lodge. The place is amazing.
Barbara, za2 night family trip
Exceptional 10,0
Totally nice, the bed is queen size instead of king, but quite comfortable
za1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10,0
Such an experience - so very lucky to have stayed at the bush lodge. I never imagined I was see the big 5 in one drive - wow
nz2 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Cannot recommend Tshukudu enough for couples!
We had a FABULOUS stay at Tshukudu. The place is very luxe, and the manager, Shawn, is amazing, along with her entire staff, who are very attentive and make you feel entirely at home. What I beleive sets them apart, is that Shawn is trully passionate about the park and the wildlife, and that is felt in every aspect of the experience. This is truly a boutique, luxurious safari experience. With only 6 or so guest rooms, (which are actually individual cottages) you get a very private experience, although you interact with other guests during the safari drives, at meal times in the lovely lodge kitchen overlooking the grounds around the lodge, the fire pit, and I suspect in the summer time, you would also have more social time at the lovely pool. The animal sightings we experienced were extraordinary, thanks to their well experienced guides. At night, you can see the Milky Way, which is something I never get to see in the city. I would recommend this lodge to couples, and small groups of friends, however, single travelers must REALLY enjoy being alone as it is not a place with many people, even at full capacity (this is by design, so please be aware of that). Another great thing is that there are no children allowed under the age of 12, and we only had adults there during our stay, which I suspect will often be the case. I hope to return one day and hope you get the chance to experience Tshukudu yourself!
Sergio, us2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Wonderful, wonderful place.
Absolutely fantastic stay in a most wonderful lodge, and not only that but superb value for money. We wanted to go on safari whilst visiting South Africa on a golf holiday and considering revisiting the legendary Sabi Sands where we had been 20 years previously but were recommended Tshukudu Bush Lodge by friends and so pleased with our choice and it enabled us to squeeze some golf in at Sun City too! Can’t praise the staff highly enough - Shane our guide was exceptional, so enthusiastic it was a pleasure to spend time with him on the drives. He takes finding all you want to see as a challenge and hates not to deliver! Sean the boss is great company and a delightful host who makes sure everything works like clockwork. All the staff can’t do enough to please and the chefs serve the most wonderful food. The location is amazing, the accommodation utterly wonderful and we highly recommend it. The game drives were fantastic and we saw all of the animals we could ever hope to have seen and in great numbers. We had been worried that it would seem over crowded as it is a small reserve next to Sun City and whilst the drives weren’t as intimate and peaceful as private lodges in the Kruger the experience was not spoilt by too many other vehicles. If you want to go on safari in Pilansberg and you can I would stay here every time. It’s the best and a fraction of the price of a similar exclusive lodge in Sabi Sands. Just go!!!
STEPHEN, gb3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Unbelievably brilliant!
Wow, wow and wow....amazing place, amazing hosts! Best place we've ever stayed (and we've been a lot of places). Shawne...missing you and the gang! Working on dates for our next visit. Words can't do this place justice, hospitality is superb, the whole set up is terrific. Early morning drives were spectacular. From the minute we booked to the very last second we departed we were looked after, spoilt and treated to a fantastic memorable trip. Loved the experience and everyone of the team.
JANE, gb4 night romance trip

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