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Tshukudu Bush Lodge, Pilanesberg National Park

4-star4 stars
Pilanesberg National ParkPilanesberg National ParkNorth West00300South Africa

All-inclusive resort in Pilanesberg National Park with outdoor pool, bar/lounge
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
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Wellness Area
Great wellness & sports facilities
Great location
Delicious food
Great amenities
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Tshukudu Bush Lodge, Pilanesberg National Park

from $567
  • Luxury Chalet
  • Luxury Suite

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 6 rooms


  • Check-in time 1 PM-2 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
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.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (11 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed



  • No parking

  • Free nearby parking

Other information

  • All-inclusive
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast daily
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Ecotours on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Number of buildings/towers - 7
  • Fireplace in lobby

In the room

Home comforts
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Fireplace
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Desk
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

All inclusive

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

Tshukudu Bush Lodge, Pilanesberg National Park’s small print

Also known as

  • 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


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

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 required shuttle are required and must be arranged at least 24 hours before travel by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

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

What’s around Tshukudu Bush Lodge, Pilanesberg National Park


  • Pilanesberg National Park - 10 mi / 16 km
  • Lost City - 18.4 mi / 29.7 km
  • Mogwase Shopping Center - 23.7 mi / 38.1 km

Getting around

  • Free parking nearby
  • Onsite parking not available

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.6 From 25 reviews

Tshukudu Bush Lodge, Pilanesberg National Park
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 trip
Tshukudu Bush Lodge, Pilanesberg National Park
Very fine lodge
THE moment we steped in THE lodge area, we felt so much Welcome. THE lodge and THE surrounding area was more than great, we especially Like that this lodge only accomondate (I Think) 12 cabins which made it so private and you Got to meet THE other guests. THE food was very good not to mentions THE guides, which was very informative and helpful in Any matter. THE only thing I miss, was a better wriiten Direction in how to get there by car. We did get lost a few times, as THE car rental Company was out of gps. So a better direction with a better Map, would have done a Big different, as instead of taking 2 1/2 hours from Johannesburg it tooks us almost 4 1/2 hours. I would love to come back to this lodge at any time.
Paul, us2 night family trip
Tshukudu Bush Lodge, Pilanesberg National Park
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 trip
Tshukudu Bush Lodge, Pilanesberg National Park
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 trip
Tshukudu Bush Lodge, Pilanesberg National Park
Totally nice, the bed is queen size instead of king, but quite comfortable
A Traveler, za1 night trip with friends

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