I stayed at the Tshukudu lodge as part of a week safari around the Kruger Park during the Christmas holiday 2012-2013. I was travelling with my family -18 of us with 6 kids.
It was amazing for all of us to be able to approach the animals so close - Elephants (Obelix), Cheetahs, Lions.
Our guides were amazing, had dinner with us and were really keen on sharing their knowledge with us and on making us aware of the difficulties met by the rangers - Poachers kill many Rhino at every full moon.
The place is quite simple, but it is clean and the rooms are in bungalow (2 rooms per bungalow).
The food was great, lots of fresh fruit and the staff very friendly.
There is a pool, for the kids during the day as the safari are 5-8am and 4-7pm -
This lodge is a rehabilitation center so some of the animals are used to the presence of humans and we had the great pleasure of cuddling and stroking a cheetah .
I think this place might not be as spectacular as other lodges in the area but what the place lacks is luxury it makes up in kindness and closeness with the animals.
I would definitely recommend the place as part of a trip around the Kruger part.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Established by The Sussens Family more than 30 years ago Tshukudu Game Lodge is today a sought after location to see the Big Five. Located on a 5000 hectare property in the Hoedspruit area of Limpopo Province in South Africa Tshukudu gives you that home away from home feel in the heart of the African Bush. Enjoy sumptuous meals served in a variety of locations, take an early morning walk with a Ranger and get up close with nature (often accompanied by wild cheetahs)or just laze around the pool. Tshukudu Game Lodge is where we say - "Reach out and Touch, and let Africa touch you" ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tshukudu Game Hotel Hoedspruit