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Tshukudu Bush Lodge in Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa

Marvel at the grandeur of wide open plains. Savor the flavors of African cuisine. Ponder the magnificent silence of the bush around a blazing evening fire. This is a typical day at Tshukudu Bush Lodge, in Pilanesberg National Park just a few hours north of Johannesburg. This Legacy Hotels & Resorts International affiliates, whose name means "place of the rhino," features six luxury cottages and an individual private balcony ideal for potential sightings of over hundreds of bird and animal species--including the Big Five.

Not only will you have the chance to glimpse cheetahs, hippos, crocodiles, sables and nocturnal brown hyenas on game walks and drives, you'll witness dramatic rock structures. The park is situated in the eroded vestiges of a volcanic crater, one of only three such craters in the world. Competing for your attention are Stone and Iron Age sites scattered throughout the park. As well, you can take advantage of recreational activities such as golf and water sports in nearby Sun City.

Location of Tshukudu Bush Lodge

Tshukudu Bush Lodge
Pilanesberg National Park, , South Africa
Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa

Nearest Airport: HLA

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely fantastic stay in the most wonderful lodge, and not only that but superb value for money. We wanted to go on safari whilst visiting South Africa and considering revisiting the legendary Sabi Sands where we had been 20 years previously but were recommended Tshukudu Bush Lodge by friends and are so pleased with our choice as 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 such a pleasure to spend time with him on the drives. He takes finding all you want to see as a challenge & 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 and the accommodation utterly charming. 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!!

Vinny-The-Kid-UK - UK

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tshukudu is located inside the Pilanesberg National Park, close to Jo'berg. Because of the elevation it is malaria free. It is truly an amazing experience. We saw the big five in one day. There was a warm welcome when we arrived. Number of people at the lodge is small - great isn't it? Dinner is for all the the same time at a long table. Food is ok, except the oxt tail, which was great. Staff is highly motivated, paying attention to detail and friendly. So are the rangers, who had a big contribution to the amazing game drives. We have been to lodges before, but this truly a special one. The stairs have been mentioned. They are breathtaking, but it is worth the effort. ;-)) A highlight of our SA trip!

GreatFoodandGoodWine - Frankfurt, Germany

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 month ago

Our stay at Tshukudu Bush Lodge was everything we could have asked for and more. From first arriving to when we had to leave a few days later Shawn and the rest of the team were amazing. The lodge has amazing views looking out over a watering hole and some days you didn't even need to leave to see elephants, lions, zebras and more. The day consisted of a very early start for our first game drive of the day, which was 100% worth the early alarm as soon as you saw your first animals of the day. Shawn was fantastic at taking us all over the park to find the animals that everyone wanted to see. After the first game drive it was breakfast and either lazing by the pool or a nap so that we were ready to go for the afternoon drive where yet again we saw more animals and took hundreds of photos. This was then topped off with a 5 course dinner each night (it was lucky that there were so many steps to climb to get to the lodge as that was my only exercise to burn off the masses amount of food I was eating) Overall our stay was absolutely amazing and I couldn't recommend Tshukudu highly enough to anyone that was thinking of going on a safari. Thank you to everyone that made our stay so memorable.

Hannah L

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 months ago

Right from the beginning, Shawn made us feel like being part of the family. From pickup to meals, the game drive experience of what feels like a hundred years, the making of the room a few times a day totally in the background. We all loved being there all of the time. Originally, my wife and I just wanted a remote place to relax totally stress-free and do absolutely nothing except looking through the binoculars into the wildlife that roams just in front of our little chalet. We endet up missing just three of the 10 offered game drives during our stay, because it was so much fun doing them while still being able to relax. PERFECT. It takes a lot of experience to give the people exactly what they want, but our hosts just nailed it from the start. We will always remember this as the best vacation of the kind whenever we look at the astonishing pictures we got to take.

samthepilot - Wolfsburg

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 months ago

We had an amazing time at this lodge. The views are indescribable and the lodge is managed so expertly that you need not worry about a single thing. The game drives, food, general service and friendliness of the staff enhances the whole experience. I would highly recommend this beautiful place.

Christelle W - Benoni, South Africa

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