Luxury Chalet - Local Residents Rate

  • Special
  • Unit sleeps: 2

Includes: Accommodation, Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, two daily Game Drives, High Tea and Local Beverages

Please note:
Minimum two-night stay over weekends (Friday & Saturday)

Subject to availability, and may be unavailable during high demand periods

Luxury chalet

From $ 417

  • Single: $ 516
  • Unit sleeps: 2

Includes: Accommodation, transfers between Bakubung and Tshukudu, accommodation, welcome drinks on arrival, high tea, two game drives, five-course dinner, brunch and all local beverages.

Please note:
Minimum two night stay over weekends (Friday & Saturday)

Dates Rates (PPS) Rates (SINGLE)
01 May 2022 — 31 Aug 2022 $ 417 $ 516
01 Sep 2022 — 31 Dec 2022 $ 463 $ 608

Tshukudu Suite

From $ 599

  • Single: $ 880
  • Unit sleeps: 2

Includes: Accommodation, transfers between Bakubung and Tshukudu, accommodation, welcome drinks on arrival, high tea, two game drives, five-course dinner, brunch and all local beverages.

Please note:
Minimum two night stay over weekends (Friday & Saturday)

Dates Rates (PPS) Rates (SINGLE)
01 May 2022 — 31 Aug 2022 $ 599 $ 880
01 Sep 2022 — 31 Dec 2022 $ 645 $ 972


"It's the most idyllic place to be, the middle of the bush, no technology, just nature all around. Views are stunning! The lodges were so romantic, and the sunken bath tub was too wonderful! it also over looked the watering hole so the view from the tub was just as perfect as the view from the balcony. We couldn't believe the value for money, everything was such high standards. Joy was amazing, so knowledgeable and so so friendly. She and earnest made our time so memorable by sharing light-hearted banter, we really felt at home. Joy, if you read this, thank you so much for everything, we thought you were absolutely brilliant and loved spending time with you- you taught us lots!! And remember I spotted the artewolf :) we hope you're doing well, and still loving the best job in the world. The food was amazing, my South african husband loves his meat so the impala and ostrich etc was perfect for him. I'm a fussier Brit, but there was always an alternative option to the wild game which was delicious. There was always plenty to eat and drink, with a lovely touch of the inclusive mini-bar. It's amazing to be somewhere without Internet/tv and no children!!! It's very exclusive as it's only got the 6 lodges. Romantic is an understatement- we were there for our honeymoon and the staff provided a private meal for us in our lodge which was above and beyond. 3days is a good amount to be able to have the additional drives. You get to see so much wildlife and the drivers are more than happy to stay longer if you want to watch/ photograph an animal for longer. Tshukudu was so wonderful I actually cried to leave! This place is perfect! A little taste of heaven."

- Claire

"We only stayed 1 night at the Tshukudu Bush Lodge and it was a wonderful experience. Service was excellent and everyone was super friendly. Perched on a hill, overlooking the bush with wandering game below your cottage."

- Eric

"This is a very friendly, personalised lodge with great staff, great food and very private. Quality rooms, no kids, and great game drives. I really enjoyed my two nights at the lodge and was sorry to leave. Great setting too."

- Steve

"This was the best holiday we had in a long time. I will never forget the time we spend here. The walks in the morning with the Cheetahs and Caracal was unforgettable. The food, our room the staff, everything was absolutely outstanding! I will go back anytime. Richard was our game ranger and he did a wonderful job. Nothing was too much to ask, all the staff went out of their way to make sure we had a wonderful stay"

- Rui

"My fiancé and I traveled to South Africa to elope and exchange vows in this beautiful country. Our first stop was Tshukudu and I must say it really set some high standards for the rest of our vacation. The lodge couldn't have been more perfect and romantic with its little private cottages and stunning views of the mountains and valleys full of all kinds of wild life. The room was spacious, beyond clean, and a bed you just melt into! Ok, enough about the room... The staff was the most hospitable and sweetest people we met throughout our stay in SA. They made our special vacation extra romantic with a private dinner in our cottage with candle light and a burning fire place! The meals were beyond our expectations every night and the safari rides were a lot of fun. We did get to see the big 5 amongst several other beautiful animals! Last, the lodge only has 6 chalets which make it so personable and intimate. We hope to one day be able to return to this magical place and highly recommend it to anyone reading this review. Oh, one more thing, our safari was lead by Luke who is so young and I don't know how he knows so much! Lol!! This guy is so full of knowledge and taught us so much during the safari! Thank you Luke and all of the staff at Tshukudu Lodge for making our stay so memorable!"

- Ursula

"Very enjoyable stay and personal attention. Good personal attention and learned new things about wild life. Good food and good game walks. Two days is long enough as there is a limit to how many bush drives and walks you can do"

- Scott

"Had a great experience at this lodge. Spotted 4 out of the big five, and other species as well. Stayed here two days and had a beautiful experience of the wildlife in South Africa. The lodge facilities where perfect, also the swimming pool was a nice for a relaxing moment. Breakfast, lunch and dinner where well served. It's also nice that this lodge is small based, only 6 lodges are available, if fully booked it's still a small group, which makes this experience even better."

- Frisian

"My husband and I stayed at Tshukudu for four nights with another couple. We are all experienced travellers and have tried and loved many different experiences around the world but never a Safari before trying Tshukudu. I really can't speak highly enough of General Manager Shawn, her team, and our entire experience at Tshukudu. The experience is completely immersive - our morning and evening game viewing drives were incredible - Shawn was our guide for all eight of our drives and her interpretation and spotting skills were wonderful. She was able to find the most incredible sightings of animals and her knowledge of many of the animals individually, particularly and lions and elephants, meant that many of our sightings became stories in their own right, not just a viewing. Shawn was sensitive not only to our wishes but to the needs of the animals we were viewing and she ensured our presence was never intrusive which I really appreciated and admired. Tshukudu's attention to detail in their food, amenities and service were great. The atmosphere is one of collaboration, warmth and sharing with guests coming together for meals to share experiences from the drives of the day. Evenings would see us gathered around the fire swapping cameras and appreciating each other's pictures and sightings. People from all over the world came to Tshukudu during our four night stay and it was easy to see why they would venture from so far away, just as we did. Tshukudu is a boutique experience, tailored to your needs - it is a premium product in a market where paying a little more really is worth it for the experience you'll get and memories you'll come away with. I can't recommend it highly enough."

- Carla

"Excellent food, drinks, and service, we especially appreciated the private honeymoon dinner and champagne served in our room the last night. It was a wonderful touch. We loved the balcony with its view of the animals at the watering hole in the distance. We can't say enough about the game drives and our guide, Luke. He was very personable and knowledgeable, and we had wonderful experiences on the game drives. We had so many good animal viewings, and even during the times that we were not seeing the most sought-after animals, he always had something to teach us about the environment or the less exciting animals."

- Sherri

"We arrived at Bakubung around 1pm where we were collected by our guide Luke who transferred us to Tshukudu. We were warmly greeted by Simon and offered a cool drink and a snack before our afternoon game drive. We were there for two nights and it was a wonderful experience. The accommodation was just lovely the food tasty and well presented and the staff could not have been more friendly or helpful. We had 4 game drives whilst we were there and saw lots of amazing wildlife although only 2 of the big five. Our guide Luke was so knowledgeable and made the drives special. It is a beautiful place to stay and we would highly recommend it"

- Julie Brough

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