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Tshukudu Bush Lodge

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Tshukudu Bush Lodge is one of Pilanesberg’s hidden jewels. Nestled at the foot of an extinct volcano, within Pilanesberg Game Reserve, this upmarket Lodge is geared for romantic getaways. Each elegant chalet is positioned for ultimate privacy and offers breathtaking views of the nearby watering hole and the plains below, where the resident bird- and wildlife go about their business undisturbed. Expect frequent sightings of the Big Five when out on the daily game drives or bushveld walks with the expert rangers. Savour intimate dinners for two on your private balcony or alongside your personal mini-boma fire. Treat yourself to a heavenly spa therapy in the seclusion of your chalet. Unwind in the small but well-stocked library. Or enjoy a rejuvenating dip in the crystal-clear plunge pool. Famous for its five-star service, tranquil setting, and delectable Afro-centric cuisine, Pilanesberg’s Tshukudu Bush Lodge is the ideal destination for that special anniversary, honeymoon or couples’ only breakaway.

Pilanesberg National Park is just two hour’s drive from Johannesburg, and a certified malaria-free game area.

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Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rand • Subject to availability  
Description 1 Sep 2021
to 31 Dec 2021
1 Jan 2022
to 30 Apr 2022
Single Luxury Chalet R8 650 R8 040
Double Luxury Chalet R12 230 R12 240
Triple Luxury Chalet R15 290 R15 600
Single Tshukudu Suite R11 255 R12 840
Double Tshukudu Suite R15 910 R17 040
Description 1 May 2022
to 31 Aug 2022
1 Sep 2022
to 31 Dec 2022
Single Luxury Chalet R6 830 R8 040
Double Luxury Chalet R11 030 R12 240
Triple Luxury Chalet R14 390 R15 600
Single Tshukudu Suite R11 630 R12 840
Double Tshukudu Suite R15 830 R17 040

Look at our Special Offers for SA Residents under our special offers section!

Domestic Rates

1 Jan 2022 to 30 Apr 2022 Single Double Triple
Luxury Chalet -Per room per night - FI R8 040 R12 240 R15 600
Tshukudu Suite -Per room per night - FI R12 840 R17 040  
1 May 2022 to 31 Aug 2022 Single Double Triple
Luxury Chalet -Per room per night - FI R6 830 R11 030 R14 390
Tshukudu Suite -Per room per night - FI R11 630 R17 040  
1 Sep 2022 to 31 Dec 2022 Single Double Triple
Luxury Chalet -Per room per night - FI R8 040 R12 240 R15 600
Tshukudu Suite -Per room per night - FI R12 840 R17 040  


Terms & Conditions

Luxury Chalet - Each custom designed chalet offers a romantic sunken bath, an open plan lounge and bedroom, a fireplace and private balcony.
Tshukudu Suite - Each spacious custom designed suite has all of Tshukudu’s finest touches as standard, including the crystal chandeliers and rock craft fireplace. Luxurious baths overlooking the plains remain an integral feature of the bathroom and romantic experience. The Tshukudu Suites also include a
private plunge pool on their secluded decks, and outdoor shower and twin vanities.
Minimum two night stay over weekends (Friday & Saturday).
Check in at Bakubung by 13h30 daily; please note there is one scheduled transfer to Tshukudu per day.
No children under the age of 12 years permitted at the lodge.
Please note that there are 132 steps to lodge.
• For the full Tshukudu bush experience there are no radios, televisions or telephones. Cell phone reception is very limited.
• Rates include transfers between Bakubung and Tshukudu, accommodation, welcome drinks on arrival, high tea, two game drives, five-course dinner, brunch and all local beverages.
• Five-course meals are prepared for guests in the dining room or bush dinner (weather permitting).


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Winter Promo Save 12% 01 May '22 31 Aug '22 R5 510 R9 710 R9 730 R13 930
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01 Jan '22 30 Apr '22 R6 205 R10 405 R10 285 R14 485
01 May '22 31 Aug '22 R5 185 R9 385 R9 265 R13 465
01 Sep '22 31 Dec '22 R6 205 R10 405 R10 285 R14 485
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20% Sunday -Thursday

01 Jan '22 30 Apr '22 R5 590 R9 790 R9 430 R13 630
01 May '22 31 Aug '22 R4 630 R8 830 R8 470 R12 670
01-Sep '22 31 Dec '22 R5 590 R9 790 R9 430 R13 630


Terms & Conditions

Luxury Chalet - Each custom designed chalet offers a romantic sunken bath, an open plan lounge and bedroom, a fireplace and private balcony.
Tshukudu Suite - Each spacious custom designed suite has all of Tshukudu’s finest touches as standard, including the crystal chandeliers and rock craft fireplace. Luxurious baths overlooking the plains remain an integral feature of the bathroom and romantic experience. The Tshukudu Suites
also include a private plunge pool on their secluded decks, and outdoor shower and twin vanities.
Minimum two night stay over weekends (Friday & Saturday).
Check in at Bakubung by 13h30 daily; please note there is one scheduled transfer to Tshukudu per day.
• No children under the age of 12 years permitted at the lodge.
• Please note that there are 132 steps to lodge.
• For the full Tshukudu bush experience there are no radios, televisions or telephones. Cell phone reception is very limited.
• Rates include transfers between Bakubung and Tshukudu, accommodation, welcome drinks on arrival, high tea, two game drives, five-course dinner, brunch and all local beverages.
• Five-course meals are prepared for guests in the dining room or bush dinner (weather permitting).

Bush Walks
Each day guests are offered the opportunity to experience our Nature Reserve on foot. Bush Walks provide a unique opportunity for nature lovers and adventure seekers to experience the amazing African wildlife up close. Each bush walk is led by a highly qualified, enthusiastic, Game Guide ensuring guests safely experience this unique experience.

Depending on their age, young children will join in open game drive vehicles for safety reasons. Guests will kick-start the day with steaming hot coffee and homemade rusks, before venturing out at around 6:30 am. At around 8:00 am guest return to sit down to a sumptuous breakfast buffet.

Game Drives
Our highly skilled Game Guides will accompany guests in the morning and early evening in open 4x4 game drive vehicles. Their extensive knowledge and training ensures that your game experience will be unforgettable, exciting and informative. This private reserve is known for its close encounters with a vast variety of game including the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino). In addition, all game drives on the reserve coordinate their game viewing activities which ensure the best of sightings. Halfway through the early evening game drive there's a stop for sundowners and snacks, before returning to the lodge at around 7:00 pm, with enough time to freshen up before sitting down to a buffet dinner served in the open air boma (weather permitting).

Activity time table will vary in summer and winter months.

Other Activities in the Surrounding Area

Apart from the bush walk and the 4x4 safari game drives offered by Tshukudu Game Lodge, the following additional activities and attractions are available in the Hoedspruit area of Limpopo:Blyde River Dam boat cruises

  • Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre
  • Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (Kapama)
  • Elephant back safaris (Camp Jabulani)
  • Kinyonga Reptile Park
  • Mafunyani African Village
  • Giant Baobab
  • Jessica the Hippo
  • Horse riding at African Dream horse safaris
  • White water rafting (Seasonal)
  • Micro light flips
  • Panoramic Route (Three Rondavels, God's Window and Pilgrims Rest)
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kruger National Park
  • Various local Restaurants and Pubs

Conferences

The intimate conference facility can accommodate 30 delegates. It comes fully equipped with all the usual necessities. Our conference centre has the following standard equipment:

  • Projector
  • Pull Down screen
  • White board
  • Flipchart

The Lodge
Surrounded by over 3800 hectares of undisturbed BIG 5 Game Reserve and the famous Drakensberg Mountains Tshukudu Game Lodge provides a relaxed home away from home. Welcome drinks are served in the open plan reception- and lounge area on arrival and our free Wi-Fi service is available to all stay-over guests should you wish to connect with family and friends back home.

African Dining
Buffet style breakfasts and light lunches are served on the thatched veranda and showcase South African dishes prepared from fresh local ingredients. Evening buffet dinners are often enjoyed seated around a roaring fire in the African Boma, under the stars. Traditional venison dishes also feature on this authentic South African menu.

The Rooms
Provision has been made in certain units to accommodate the access of wheelchairs facilitating the disabled or elderly.

Each of the 17 spacious en-suite air-conditioned units is equipped with a shower, minibar, coffee and tea-making facilities as well as a safe and hairdryer. Amenities are replenished daily.

Swimming Pool 
Recliners under a canopy of thatch beckon guests to enjoy shady relaxation around the pool, which is also a prime vantage point for game viewing. A waterhole lies just beyond the perimeter of the Lodge and attracts various antelope species, elephant and buffalo. Indulge in the peacefulness of the African Bush while our trained staff brings you your favourite cocktail to enjoy.

Curio Shop
Not your regular curio shop, you will find original treasures that have been gathered from all corners of the African continent as well as functional items such as hats, caps, beanies and T-shirts as well as postcards, toiletries, international plugs and various small trinkets that will remind you of your African Safari.

General Information
Keep clothing colours as neutral and as light as possible, so you blend in better with the surrounding environment. Khaki, beige, brown and green are generally best, as darker and brighter colours attract unwanted mosquitoes and insects.
During certain times of the year malaria may be more prevalent in certain areas and we therefore suggest a mosquito repellent like Peaceful Sleep or something similar. Alternatively contact your local GP regarding the necessity of malaria prophylaxis.
A pair of comfortable walking shoes for bush walks or when off the game drive vehicle.
Meals are informal, so smart attire is not required.
Please pack a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, flashlight and binoculars.
Electricity at Tshukudu is a 220-volt alternating current system. Wall plug units take a round two-prong European plug. It is advisable to bring the necessary converter or adapter from your home country, should you need to charge cameras or laptops. Alternatively, international adaptors are available for purchase in the Curio Shop.
Remember to pack your camera as well as a video camera, along with all the necessary plugs, chargers and memory cards needed.
There is a Wi-Fi hotspot in the general public area of the veranda, reception and swimming pool. All units are also equipped with free Wi-Fi.
Cellular phones work in most areas of South Africa and also in certain areas within the reserve, although it is not permitted to take cellular phones on game drive vehicles as they are considered an intrusion
All our units are supplied with amenities such as soap, shower gel and shampoo. You may, however, wish to bring your favourite toiletries with you.
The lodge offers a laundry service at a nominal additional rate.

General Information

  • Keep clothing colours as neutral and as light as possible, so you blend in better with the surrounding environment. Khaki, beige, brown and green are generally best, as darker and brighter colours attract unwanted mosquitoes and insects.
  • During certain times of the year malaria may be more prevalent in certain areas and we therefore suggest a mosquito repellent like Peaceful Sleep or something similar. Alternatively contact your local GP regarding the necessity of malaria prophylaxis.
  • A pair of comfortable walking shoes for bush walks or when off the game drive vehicle.
  • Meals are informal, so smart attire is not required.
  • Please pack a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, flashlight and binoculars.
  • Electricity at Tshukudu is a 220-volt alternating current system. Wall plug units take a round two-prong European plug. It is advisable to bring the necessary converter or adapter from your home country, should you need to charge cameras or laptops. Alternatively, international adaptors are available at the Reception Desk.
  • Remember to pack your camera as well as a video camera, along with all the necessary plugs, chargers and memory cards needed.
  • There is a Wi-Fi hotspot in the general public area of the veranda and reception.
  • Cellular phones work in most areas of South Africa and also in certain areas within the reserve, although it is not permitted to take cellular phones on game drive vehicles as they are considered an intrusion
  • All our units are supplied with amenities such as soap, shower gel and shampoo. You may, however, wish to bring your favourite toiletries with you.
  • The lodge offers a laundry service at a nominal additional rate.

When you visit Tshukudu, we ask that you leave all the trappings of city life behind - including your car. Guest vehicles can be parked in protected parking bay at Bakubung Bush Lodge.

From there, you can entrust everything to us:

  • Transfers between Pilanesberg Airport and Tshukudu can be arranged at a charge.
  • One daily transfer from Bakubung at 13h30. High tea served on arrival.

Directions from Fourways, Sandton

  • Travel north along William Nicol Drive to the four-way intersection with Witkoppen Road.
  • Turn left into Witkoppen road towards Lanseria/Roodepoort.
  • Turn right at the intersection with Hans Strijdom Extension on the road towards Broederstroom and Lanseria.
  • Cross over the Muldersdrift/Diepsloot Road and continue with the R512 towards Broederstroom and Lanseria.
  • Cross the bridge over the R28 Krugersdorp/Pretoria highway, pass the Lanseria turnoff and continue straight ahead.
  • At the T-junction turn left on the R512 to Magaliesberg.
  • Continue on this road until you see the Sun City signboard on your left. Turn right on the R512 to Brits and cross the bridge over Hartebeespoort Dam.
  • At the T-junction turn right on the R512 to Brits. Follow directional signs.
  • Continue to the four-way stop and turn left on the R512/27 for Brits/Rustenburg.
  • Pass the first Brits turnoff. At the signpost R27 Rustenburg/Brits turn right.
  • On the bridge turn left towards Rustenburg.
  • Continue till you get to the slipway to the left. Take the slipway and continue on the new N4 highway.
  • A signboard on the left side of the road indicates Pilanesberg to the left on route 91. Exit left off the highway. At the T-junction turn right and continue on this road to Sun City.
  • Pass the Kwa Maritane signboard and Sun Village and turn right at the Bakubung and Tshukudu signpost.
  • Follow the road and it will lead you to the Bakubung Gate.
  • At Bakubung Reception, ask for Tshukudu Office.
  • The transfer to Tshukudu is at 14h00 from Bakubung.

Directions from Centurion, Pretoria

  • Take the N1 North towards Polokwane.
  • Take the N4 Rustenberg Split (toll-road)
  • Follow the road straight, a signboard on the left side of the road indicates Pilanesberg to the left on route 91. Exit left off the highway. At the T-junction turn right and continue on this road to Sun City.
  • Pass the Kwa Maritane signboard and Sun Village and turn right at the Bakubung and Tshukudu signpost.
  • Follow the road and it will lead you to the Bakubung Gate.
  • At Bakubung Reception, ask for Tshukudu Office.
  • The transfer to Tshukudu is at 14h00 from Bakubung.

Tshukudu Suite
  • Four luxury suites
  • King size extra length bed
  • Spacious lounge leading to deck with own private plunge pool
  • Bathroom with free-standing bath
  • Separate indoor and outdoor shower
  • Minibar
  • Safety deposit box
  • Hairdryer
  • Coffee pod machine
  • Tea station
Luxury Chalet
  • Six cottages
  • Queen size bed
  • Day bed
  • Open plan lounge with fireplace
  • Sunken bath
  • Shower over bath
  • Fully-stocked minibar
  • Bird books
  • Magazines
  • Plug points
  • Hairdryer
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Safety deposit box
  • Balcony overlooking the Savannah and waterhole

Terms and Conditions exclusive to Tshukudu Bush Lodge

Luxury Chalet - Each custom designed chalet offers a romantic sunken bath, an open plan lounge and bedroom, a fireplace and private balcony.

Tshukudu Suite

  • Each spacious custom designed suite has all of Tshukudu’s finest touches as standard, including the crystal chandeliers and rock craft fireplace.
  • Luxurious baths overlooking the plains remain an integral feature of the bathroom and romantic experience. The Tshukudu Suites also include a private plunge pool on their secluded decks, and outdoor shower and twin vanities.

No children under the age of 12 years permitted at the lodge
Please note that there are 132 steps to lodge.
For the full Tshukudu bush experience there are no radios, televisions or telephones. Cell phone reception is very limited.

Rates include

  • Transfers between Bakubung and Tshukudu,
  • Luxury accommodation
  • All local beverages
  •     High tea
  •     2 game drives per person per day
  •     All meals
  •     Five-course dinners
  • Five-course meals are prepared for guests in the dining room or bush dinner (weather permitting).

Rates Exclude

  • Imported beers and spirits
  • Items of a personal nature

Child Policy

  • Unfortunately no children under the age of 12 years are allowed at the Lodge.
  • Children between the ages of 12 – 17 years, sharing with 1 or 2 adults will be charged a third person supplement rate on a Fully Inclusive basis

Honeymoon Added ValueOffers

  • Sparkling Wine in room on arrival
  • Bubble-bath with candles after game drive
  • Private dinner with Butler for the evening

Deposit Policy

For all bookings made within 30 days of travel
Full payment Is required within 48 hours of your booking. This payment can be made via bank transfer or credit card (Master/Visa).

For all bookings made more than 30 days of travel
A 50% deposit Is required within 48 hours of your booking and the balance 30 days prior to arrival. This payment can be made via bank transfer or credit card (Master/Visa).

Check-in is from 14h00 and check-out is by 10h00.

Cancellation Policy

  • All cancellations must be in writing.
  • If the reservation is cancelled less than 14 days prior to arrival a 50% cancellation fee will apply.
  • If cancelled 7 days or less prior to arrival a 100% cancellation fee will apply.
  • A 10% admin fee will be retained for cancellations made after the card has been charged.
  • Rates quoted in South African Rand are inclusive of VAT @ 15%.
Legacy Hotels & Resorts
Pre-departure COVID-19 Procedure


As a valued client, guest, and partner of ours, you have come to expect and enjoy the Legacy experience when you visit our properties, restaurants, spas and facilities. This commitment to service excellence will not change, however as the world we live in has now changed, we need to adapt.
We want to be absolutely sure that when we welcome you again, we have taken every necessary precaution to minimize the risk of infection and transmission of COVID-19 to employees, contractors, day visitors and overnight guests. We will endeavor to continue to offer experiences with the highest measures of health and safety standards in place.
Your future interaction with us at any of our properties protects every aspect of the customer experience and at all touch points you will observe a heightened difference.
To help assist with pre-departure COVID-19 testing, below is a summary of laboratories in closest proximity to our properties, where guests may go for a COVID-19 test before departure. We will do our best to assist guests with this process as much as possible

Ampath or Lancet Rustenburg
Transfer cost from Bakubung or Kwa Maritane - R1200 return cost
Test cost - R850 per person
Results waiting period - 12-24 Hours

OR

Netcare Ferncrest Hospital (51.6km)
Transfer cost from Bakubung or Kwa Maritane - R950 one way per sedan
(up to 3 people) / R1200 one way Quantam (up to 6 people)
Test cost - R850 per person
Results waiting period - 48-72 Hours

 

 

 

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Sat (09:00 - 13:00)
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What sets us Apart !

  • MALARIA FREE
  • Ideal for family or group getaways
  • Rich biodiversity of game
  • Home to the “Big 5”
  • Over 350 bird species
  • Effortless road and air access