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"Tshukudu Bush Lodge - Pilanesberg At Its Best"

The malaria-free Pilanesberg Game Reserve is located in the North West Province of South Africa. It is merely 2 hours away from the bustling city of Johannesburg. There is a sense of serenity in its vast plains, and diverse fauna and flora.

Tshukudu Bush Lodge is comprised of 10 comfortable luxury cottages, and it is renowned for its romantic setting and highly personalised service. With its experienced game rangers, the lodge offers guests stunning and knowledgeable game viewing drives (African safaris). Guests can also enjoy the finest cuisine served either on the main deck, in the intimate dining room, or around the fire.

There are 132 steps to get to the lodge, thus it is not suitable for guests with physical disabilities.


The lodge (6 luxury chalets and 4 luxury suites) has been built on a hill top, offering exquisite views of the Pilanesberg Game Reserve plains and the watering hole just below. The lodge can host 20 guests at a time adding to the lodge's exclusivity. Each cottage has: a double bed, a mini bar (stocked), a sunken bath, an open plan lounge and a lovely fireplace, tea/coffee making facilities, a safe, plug points and a hair dryer, and a private balcony.


The reserve hosts Africa's ever famous Big Five and numerous other wildlife and bird species. The rare brown hyena, the elusive cheetah, and the exalted sable also reside in the reserve. Tshukudu Bush Lodge seats only 6 guests per vehicle thus permitting a personal feel to each game drive.

  • Rock plunge pool
  • Relaxing Spa facilities
  • Small library
  • Conference facilities
  • Accompanied by experienced field guides, morning and afternoon game drives
  • Speciality braai
  • Fully stocked bar
  • Spa treatments

Please contact us for more details on conferences at Tshukudu.

Child Policy

Unfortunately, children 12 years old and younger are not permitted at the lodge.

Specials at Tshukudu Bush Lodge

The lodge offers specials from time to time. Please visit our specials page for more information.

Rates, inclusions & exclusions - Tshukudu Bush Lodge

Due to the frequency of rates changing, we do not publish official rates on this website. Luxury Safaris range in a variety of prices and, as an indication of what to expect, one can pay anywhere from R2 000 to R20 000 per person per night sharing and more, depending on the choice of accommodation, season, specials and other determining factors. For the most up to date rates, please contact us.

  • Luxury accommodation
  • All meals
  • Two game drives (safaris)
  • All drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Curio shop purchases
  • Park entrance fees and all levies
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Additional extras will be for the guest's account
Enquiries at Tshukudu Bush Lodge

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Should you require information before completing the form, you may contact us at:
Skype: pietsmiles  •  Office: +27 (0)12 345 6438  •  Cell: +27 (0)71 687 2782

After hours: please send an email message to welcome@smilestravels.co.za and we will reply soonest

Note: There are no camping or self-catering facilities at this lodge.

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