Tshukudu Bush Lodge

Imagine lying back in a soothing bubble bath with a sweeping view of the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park, where over 80 species of animal roam the savannah. Imagine no more. Built high on a rocky outcrop, Tshukudu Bush Lodge has been designed to offer you a perfectly indulgent bush getaway.

 

Tshukudu Bush Lodge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Imagine lying back in a soothing bubble bath with a sweeping view of the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park, where over 80 species of animal roam the savannah. Imagine no more. Built high on a rocky outcrop, Tshukudu Bush Lodge has been designed to offer you a perfectly indulgent bush getaway.

Tshukudu Luxury Chalet6 luxury cottages
• 15kms from Pilanesberg airport
• Braai area
• “Big Five” viewing
• Guided bush walks & game drives
• Rock plunge pool
• Wine tasting
Tshukudu Luxury Suite Personal service
• Romantic getaway
• Medical service on call
• 132 steps to the lodge
• Check-in at Bakubung Bush Lodge
• No children under 12

Location

Tshukudu Bush Lodge is situated in the beautiful, and happily malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park – a real jewel of the African continent.

Accommodation

With six splendidly decorated and recently refurbished chalets to choose from, Tshukudu Bush Lodge is the ideal place to enjoy a serene, romantic weekend or fabulously indulgent getaway – just because you can.

Chalets

Sit on a beautiful banquette built into the rocks on the main patio while watching the meat cook to perfection on the braai. Each chalet also has its own private balcony overlooking the park and waterhole – the perfect location from which to enjoy an ice-cold sundowner while watching the wildlife doing the same below.

 

 

A double bed and chaise lounge provide you with ample comfort. The bathroom is decadently fitted with a sunken bath tub from which you can enjoy sweeping views of the park. Plush leather sofas, hanging glass crystal chandeliers and soft furnishings in vibrant colours complete the picture of the ultimate combination between the wild outdoors and world-class comfort.

Tshukudu Bush Lodge
Tshukudu Bush Lodge

Facilities & Amenities

• 6 luxury cottagesTshukudu Bush Lodge
• 15kms from Pilanesberg airport
• Braai area
• “Big Five” viewing
• Guided bush walks & game drives
• Rock plunge pool
• Wine tasting
• Personal service
• Romantic getaway
• Medical service on call
• 132 steps to the lodge
• Check-in at Bakubung Bush Lodge
• No children under 12

Wildlife

Tshukudu Bush LodgeIf it’s wildlife you’re seeking, that’s exactly what you’ll find here at Tshukudu Bush Lodge. Located deep in the heart of the Pilanesberg National Park, Tshukudu is the perfect base from which to enjoy the rich diversity of indigenous flora and fauna of Africa – including the Big Five.

Game Drives

A game drive through the park is a must for all visitors. The park has a rich array of southern African wildlife including the Big Five, the five most dangerous game animals in Africa. In the Pilanesberg National Park you will in fact find most of the animal species of southern Africa.

Fauna & Flora

The park exists within the transition zone between the dry Kalahari and wetter Lowveld vegetation, commonly referred to as the ‘bushveld’. Unlike any other large park, unique overlaps of fauna and flora occur in the Pilanesberg National Park because of this transition zone. Over 80 species of animals, colourful hues, varied habitats and panoramas will delight and entertain photographers and visitors. The topography makes the area a feast for the eye, from thickly forested ravines, typical bushveld and rolling grasslands to lightly wooded areas – it’s all here.

 

About The Area

The park has an area of 572 km², making it the fourth largest National Park in South Africa. The scenic terrain lies in the transition zone between Kalahari and Lowveld, hence both types of vegetation is found here. As a result of the park being on a transition zone there are overlaps in mammals, birds and vegetation. Today, Pilanesberg National Park accommodates more than 80 species of animal and almost every mammal in southern Africa, including the all important Big Five.

The area is fringed by three concentric ridges or rings of hills, of which the formation rises from the surrounding plains, this is the parks primary geological feature named the Pilanesberg National Park Alkaline Ring Complex. This vast circular geological feature is ancient even by geological standards as it is the crater of a long extinct volcano and the result of eruptions some 1,200 million years ago. It is one of the largest volcanic complexes of its type in the world, the rare rock types and formations make it a unique geological feature. A number of rare minerals occur in the park. Pilanesberg National Park rates high amongst the world’s outstanding geological phenomena.

Scattered throughout the park are various sites that originate from the Iron age and Stone age and show the presence of man from those periods in these areas. You can travel through the park in a standard road vehicle as although the 200 kilometres of track are not surfaced, they are well maintained. There are several camps serving the park from the outside, including Kwa Maritane and Manyane, and several stops on the inside where there are bars and gift shops. Towards the centre of the park there is an artificially constructed lake, the Mankwe Dam, and Thabayadiotso, which means “the Proud Mountain”.

The scenic terrain lies in the transition zone between Kalahari and Lowveld, and both types of vegetation are found here. As a result of the park being on a transition zone there are overlaps in mammals, birds and vegetation. In the Pilanesberg National Park today live most of the animal species of southern Africa these include lions, elephants, white and black rhinos, buffaloes, leopards, zebras, hyenas, giraffes, hippos and crocodiles. The birdlife diversity is enormous, with over 360 species having been recorded. There is a self-guided trail in the Walking Area at the Manyane Complex in the east, which offers environmental education whilst game viewing and bird watching on foot. Also at Manyane there is a walk-in aviary with over 80 species of indigenous birds. The creation of the Pilanesberg National Park is considered one of the most ambitious project of its kind to be undertaken anywhere in the world.

Operation Genesis, which involved the game-fencing of the reserve and the reintroduction of long-vanished species, began during the late 70s.The park borders with the entertainment complex Sun City.

 

Directions

Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa (GPS co-ordinates: 25º 17’ 59.1 ” S | 27º 01’ 39.7” E | Elevation = 1302 m)

 

 

 

 

 

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.
• Once reaching Sun City, go straight past the Zenex garage on your right, after 4km you will see a sign indicating you to turn right to Bakubung, follow the road and it will lead you to the Bakubung Gate.

Directions from Centurion, Pretoria:
• Take the N1 North towards Polokwane.
• Take the N4 Rustenberg Split (tollroad)
• 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.
• Once reaching Sun City, go straight past the Zenex garage on your right, after 4km you will see a sign indicating you to turn right to Bakubung, follow the road and it will lead you to the Bakubung Gate.

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  • 6 luxury cottages
  • 15kms from Pilanesberg airport
  • Braai area
  • “Big Five” viewing
  • Guided bush walks & game drives
  • Rock plunge pool
  • Wine tasting
  • Personal service
  • Romantic getaway
  • Medical service on call
  • 132 steps to the lodge
  • Check-in at Bakubung Bush Lodge
  • No children under 12