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Tshukudu Bush Lodge

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P.O. Box 6805, Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Julie and I has the privilege of staying 2 days after the resort reopened after a renovation and it was amazing. Food and service wwre great and safari drives amazing. The staff were friendly and helpful.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

One of the most unfortgettable and amazing experiences I've ever had. The staff are incredibly friendly, helpful and knowledgable. The lodges are built into the hillside right in the park itself, so you couldn't be closer to nature. It's exceptional in it's quality, and yet is very eco friendly. There is no light pollution here, so you can enjoy the... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

You arrive by shaking hands and leave giving hugs. This is such a small intimate lodge it really adds to the appeal. Other guests had birthdays and the kitchen made a cake (with candles) for each on different nights. The field guides were knowledgeable and accommodating. Shawn and Jaques really are very good and make you feel welcome and special.... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

A perfect and romantic getaway!! Cannot fault one thing... except one night is just simply not long enough. The food and accommodation was top class and would definitely go back. We had a Dinner on our patio and the chef Johnny came to welcome us and Elvis's service was good! The booing through Legacy Hotels was also fantastic as they... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

A truly wonderful 2 night stay at Tshukudu, with 4 game drives undertaken with exceptional knowledge and wildlife experience by Shawn. THE lodge is well worth the 132 steps up to heaven, with endless views and African rusttic luxury abound. The early rise for the morning drive is a challenge, but so worth the effort as we experinced the big... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

FABULOUS experience from beginning to end. 4 game drives resulted in seeing the Big 5 plus so much more. Our guide Shawn had excellent knowledge of the reserve & animals so we now have a better understanding of nature at its best. The lodge was a haven of peace, luxury & fabulous food. With only 6 lodges you were able... More 

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Bingley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Cant understand the negative reviews-This place was awesome- fab location and as high up wonderful views over waterhole.The lodges were lovely with private balconies.The game drives were very good with good knowledgable guide and stopped at any interesting sightings-plenty of time to watch animals.The food was lovely and staff very attentive.As it was a small lodge it felt very unique.There... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

...this was my first visit, but it wasn't. After staying at the Tshukudu Bush Lodge in 2007 and 2010, I had high expectations for my recent visit (January 2015). I was staying 3 days during each of those visits (don't go less if you go). The Pilansberg game reserve, although much smaller than Krueger, is a really beautiful park, with... More 

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Shawn C, Manager at Tshukudu Bush Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jules, Thank you so much for your review on TripAdvisor Naturally I am deeply disappointed that you did not enjoy your stay with us As I take each complaint personally I would like to apologize for the lack of hot water - it is sometimes quite challenging - and hopefully this is going to be done away with when... More 

Hertford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Thought I should warn anyone thinking of booking this safari lodge between May and July 2015 don't bother it is closed for refurbishment. I had booked to stay two nights at the end of May. Unfortunately the management didn't think to notify me and only confirmed when I queried having read a report elsewhere. They said they had transferred my... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Positive: wonderful views, charming rooms Negative: the food was the worst I have had in South Africa. I do not mean to say the food was terrible - a more accurate description would be edible. We were all surprised at such lackluster food for dinner and breakfast. Oh, lunch was virtually nothing, just some sad sandwiches, cold cuts and fruit,... More 

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Shawn C, Manager at Tshukudu Bush Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Susanne, Thank you so much for your review on TripAdvisor as it is through the eyes of our guests that we can and will implement changes in order to improve our service quality It is with great sadness that I read you review - it would be great to get more detail from you as to why our dinners... More 

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