African infatuation at its best

Like Africa’s majestic rhino, Tshukudu Bush Lodge in the Pilanesberg is a rare find. Meaning “Place of the Rhino” in Sotho, this romantic wildlife paradise awards guests with a plethora of Big 5 sightings – the wide plains below are filled with an abundance of Africa’s most esteemed animal species.

A mere two-hour drive from the concrete jungles of Johannesburg and Pretoria, Tshukudu is cushioned within the remains of an extinct volcano. The picturesque lodge is surrounded by the mountains of the Pilanesberg National Park where game traverse the 55,000ha, malaria-free plains visible from your chalet. Start your morning with a coffee from the back of an open game-viewing vehicle as you join Tshukudu’s experienced guides to explore the area’s indigenous fauna and flora.

Six sumptuously decorated chalets are furnished with double bed, chaise lounge and a bathroom fitted with a sunken bath showcasing sweeping views of the park and private water hole. Choose a book from our quaint library and relax in the plunge pool, in your open-plan lounge or private balcony near the fireplace. This flagship lodge is renowned for its African-inspired cuisine and remarkable service.

Tshukudu Bush Lodge Highlights

  • Intimate and exclusive – perfect for a romantic wilderness getaway
  • Six deluxe chalets with sweeping views of the savannah plain below
  • One of Africa’s most abundant Big 5 viewing locations – two game drives per day with experienced guides
  • Only a two-hour drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria
  • Renowned for African-inspired cuisine, plus swimming pool and spa centre

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