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Tshukudu Bush Lodge


The luxurious Tshukudu Bush Lodge is on an elevated hill with stunning views overlooking the natural surroundings. This intimate lodge offers six luxury cottages, where attention to detail and personalized service is guaranteed.

Tsukudu means “place of the rhino”. It is not uncommon to spot the Big Five from this luxury lodge. The small intimate size of the lodge is perfect for guests who seek tranquillity in nature. Ideal for small groups.

High tea and meals are provided on the deck overlooking the plain, and there’s a waterhole at the foot of the hill. After a delicious high tea, guests go on a guided game drive that lasts up to 4 hours.

The cuisine has a strong African influence and is prepared to five star standards. Plus, a splendid selection of wines provides the perfect accompaniment to your carefully ready meal. At night, sit under the African sky beside the blazing fire and listen to the distant roar of lions.

To reach Tshukudu cottages, guests must climb 132 steps. Tshukudu Bush Lodge is renowned for its intimate setting, tranquillity and superb service 7,4 km from Sun City.

Not wheelchair friendly, unfortunately.

Luxury Chalets

  • Each custom designed chalet offers a romantic sunken bath
  • Open plan lounge and bedroom
  • A fireplace and private balcony

Tshukudu Suite

  • Each spacious custom-designed suite has all of Tshukudu’s finest delicate touches
  • A crystal chandelier and rock craft fireplace
  • A luxurious bath overlooking the plains remains an integral feature of the bathroom and caters for a truly romantic or relaxing experience
  • The Tshukudu suites also include a private plunge pool on their secluded decks, an outdoor shower and twin vanities


  • 6 Luxury chalets
  • Rooms have double beds
  • Statement bath
  • Open lounge with fireplace
  • Fully stocked mini-bar
  • Hairdryer
  • Tea- and coffee-making facilities
  • Safety deposit box
  • Balcony overlooking the Pilanesberg National Park landscape and waterhole
  • 132 stairs to climb to reach the lodge
  • Swimming pool
  • Game drives in open game drive vehicles with refreshments
  • Conference facilities
  • Speciality braai
  • Medical services on call


Conference Facilities for 12 delegates

  • Slide projector
  • Portable screen (2m x 2m)
  • Overhead projector
  • Flip-chart



  • Take the N4 toll road to Rustenburg (Bakwena Platinum Highway).
  • Stay on the toll road.
  • Take the Sun City off-ramp (R556 – Sun City/Majakaneng).
  • Turn right over the highway and follow this road (watch out for speed traps at the villages!), passing three 4-way stops.
  • Keep going until you reach Sun City.
  • 5 km past Sun City – turn right at the Bakubung sign – following the road through the village.
  • Enter Bakubung and meet our guides for your transfer.
  • Complimentary transfers between Sun City and Tshukudu Bush Lodge.


GPS Coordinates

  • Black Rhino Game Reserve: 25°10’54.35″S 26°57’18.25″E
  • Tshukudu Bush Lodge:-25.2999268″ S 27.0261928″E


Check-in time: 13:30

We will meet you at Bakubung Gate and transfer you to Tshukudu Game Lodge.

Check-out time: 11:00

Our driver will transfer you back to Bakubung Gate.

Please make prior arrangements if you will not be able to accommodate these times.

Complimentary transfers between Sun City and Tshukudu Bush Lodge.


  • No children under 12 years of age
  • Children between 12–18 years of age, sharing with 1 or 2 adults in a luxury chalet, will be charged a third person supplement rate on a fully inclusive basis.

Ivory Tree Game Lodge

Pilanesberg National Park Includes


  • Accommodation
  • Five-course fine dining each night
  • Brunch
  • High tea every day
  • Early morning tea/coffee
  • Daily game drives
  • Transfers between Bakubung and Tshukudu Game Lodge
  • Local beverages
Pilanesberg National Park Excludes


  • Imported beverages
  • Gratuities for staff
  • Gratuities for guides
  • Personal and medical insurance
  • No cellphone signal or television
Pilanesberg National Park Accommodation Information


MINIMUM STAY: 2 nights over weekends (Friday, Saturday); 1 night midweek (Sunday to Thursday)
  • No children under 12 allowed
  • Please note there are 132 steps to the lodge
  • Check in at Bakubung by 13h30 daily; please note there is one scheduled transfer to Tshukudu per day
  • For a bush experience there are no radios, televisions or telephones; cell phone reception is very limited
  • Rates include transfers between Bakubung Bush Lodge and Tshukudu Bush Lodge
  • Includes 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)
  • Min 2 nights stay over weekends
  • Contact us for BAR (Best Available Rates)
  • Note that the BAR rates fluctuate due to availability. The final rate will be given on confirmation of booking
Pilanesberg National Park Product Pricing


Tshukudu Bush Lodge Rates

LUXURY CHALET 1 Jan – 30 April; 1 Sep – 31 Dec 2024 1 May – 31 Aug 2024
Double - chalet per night R 13630 R 12280
Single - chalet per night R 9260 R 7910
Triple - chalet per night R 17380 R 16030
TSHUKUDU SUITE 1 Jan – 30 April; 1 Sep – 31 Dec 2024 1 May – 31 Aug 2024
Double - suite per night R 18630 R 17280
Single - suite per night R 14260 R 12910
Pilanesberg National Park Accommodation Location


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