Tshukudu Game Lodge, Hoedspruit Accommodation, Limpopo Game Lodge

Tshukudu Game Lodge

Hoedspruit Game Lodge Accommodation & B&B

Tshukudu Private Game Reserve borders the world renowned Greater Kruger National Park and combines home comforts with the exciting Big 5 safari experience (Lion, Rhino, Elephant, Leopard and Buffalo). The lodge has magnificent views of the Drakensberg Mountains and offers close encounters with some of the rehabilitated orphaned animals in their natural habitat.

Tshukudu where exclusivity is assured covers 3800ha of prime Bushveld and is situated close to Hoedspruit in the Limpopo Province.

Each of the spacious air-conditioned chalets/rondawels/family units/luxury tents are named after the raised and rehabilitated animals of Tshukudu.

Provision has been made in certain units to accommodate the access of wheelchairs facilitating the disabled or elderly.

Each en-suite unit is equipped with a shower, minibar, coffee and tea-making facilities as well as a safe. Amenities are replenished daily. Hairdryers and international plugs can be obtained from the Reception desk.

Buffet style breakfasts and light lunches are served on the thatched veranda and showcase South African dishes prepared from fresh local ingredients. Evening buffet dinners are often enjoyed seated around a roaring fire in the African Boma, under the stars. Traditional venison dishes also feature on this authentic South African menu.

Recliners under a canopy of thatch beckon guests to enjoy shady relaxation around the pool, which is also a prime vantage point for game viewing. A waterhole lies just beyond the perimeter of the Lodge and attracts various antelope species, elephant and buffalo. Indulge in the peacefulness of the African Bush while our trained staff brings you your favourite cocktail to enjoy.

Each day guests are offered the opportunity to experience our Nature Reserve on foot. Bush Walks provide a unique opportunity for nature lovers and adventure seekers to experience the amazing African wildlife up close. Each bush walk is led by a highly qualified, enthusiastic, Game Guide ensuring guests safely experience this unique experience.

Our highly skilled Game Guides will accompany guests in the morning and early evening in open 4x4 game drive vehicles. Their extensive knowledge and training ensures that your game experience will be unforgettable, exciting and informative. This private reserve is known for its close encounters with a vast variety of game including the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino). In addition, all game drives on the reserve coordinate their game viewing activities which ensure the best of sightings.

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Accommodation:

The Lodge

Surrounded by over 3800 hectares of undisturbed BIG 5 Game Reserve and the famous Drakensberg Mountains Tshukudu Game Lodge provides a relaxed home away from home. Welcome drinks are served in the open plan reception- and lounge area on arrival and our free Wi-Fi service is available to all stay-over guests should you wish to connect with family and friends back home.

African Dining

Buffet style breakfasts and light lunches are served on the thatched veranda and showcase South African dishes prepared from fresh local ingredients. Evening buffet dinners are often enjoyed seated around a roaring fire in the African Boma, under the stars. Traditional venison dishes also feature on this authentic South African menu.

The Rooms

Each of the 14 spacious air-conditioned chalets/rondavels/family units are named after the raised and rehabilitated animals of Tshukudu.

Provision has been made in certain units to accommodate the access of wheelchairs facilitating the disabled or elderly.

Each en-suite unit is equipped with a shower, minibar, coffee and tea-making facilities as well as a safe. Amenities are replenished daily. Hairdryers and international plugs can be obtained from the Reception desk.

Swimming Pool

Recliners under a canopy of thatch beckon guests to enjoy shady relaxation around the pool, which is also a prime vantage point for game viewing. A waterhole lies just beyond the perimeter of the Lodge and attracts various antelope species, elephant and buffalo. Indulge in the peacefulness of the African Bush while our trained staff brings you your favourite cocktail to enjoy.

Curio Shop

Not your regular curio shop, you will find original treasures that have been gathered from all corners of the African continent as well as functional items such as hats, caps, beanies and T-shirts as well as postcards, toiletries and various small trinkets that will remind you of your African Safari.

Conference

The intimate conference facility can accommodate 30 delegates. It comes fully equipped with all the usual necessities. Our conference centre has the following standard equipment:

  1. Projector
  2. Pull Down screen
  3. White board
  4. Flipchart

Activities:

Bush Walks

Each day guests are offered the opportunity to experience our Nature Reserve on foot. Bush Walks provide a unique opportunity for nature lovers and adventure seekers to experience the amazing African wildlife up close. Each bush walk is led by a highly qualified, enthusiastic, Game Guide ensuring guests safely experience this unique experience.

Depending on their age, young children will join in open game drive vehicles for safety reasons. Guests will kick-start the day with steaming hot coffee and homemade rusks, before venturing out at around 6:30 am. At around 8:00 am guest return to sit down to a sumptuous breakfast buffet.

Game Drives

Our highly skilled Game Guides will accompany guests in the morning and early evening in open 4x4 game drive vehicles. Their extensive knowledge and training ensures that your game experience will be unforgettable, exciting and informative. This private reserve is known for its close encounters with a vast variety of game including the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino). In addition, all game drives on the reserve coordinate their game viewing activities which ensure the best of sightings. Halfway through the early evening game drive there's a stop for sundowners and snacks, before returning to the lodge at around 7:00 pm, with enough time to freshen up before sitting down to a buffet dinner served in the open air boma (weather permitting).

Activity time table will vary in summer and winter months.

Other Activities in the Surrounding Area

Apart from the bush walk and the 4x4 safari game drives offered by Tshukudu Game Lodge, the following additional activities and attractions are available in the Hoedspruit area of Limpopo:

  1. Blyde River Dam boat cruises
  2. Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre
  3. Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (Kapama)
  4. Elephant back safaris (Camp Jabulani)
  5. Kinyonga Reptile Park
  6. Mafunyani African Village
  7. Giant Baobab
  8. Jessica the Hippo
  9. Horse riding at African Dream horse safaris
  10. White water rafting (Seasonal)
  11. Micro light flips
  12. Panoramic Route (Three Rondavels, God's Window and Pilgrims Rest)
  13. Hot Air Ballooning
  14. Kruger National Park
  15. Various local Restaurants and Pubs

General Information

  1. Keep clothing colours as neutral and as light as possible, so you blend in better with the surrounding environment. Khaki, beige, brown and green are generally best, as darker and brighter colours attract unwanted mosquitoes and insects.
  2. During certain times of the year malaria may be more prevalent in certain areas and we therefore suggest a mosquito repellent like Peaceful Sleep or something similar. Alternatively contact your local GP regarding the necessity of malaria prophylaxis.
  3. A pair of comfortable walking shoes for bush walks or when off the game drive vehicle.
  4. Meals are informal, so smart attire is not required.
  5. Please pack a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, flashlight and binoculars.
  6. Electricity at Tshukudu is a 220-volt alternating current system. Wall plug units take a round two-prong European plug. It is advisable to bring the necessary converter or adapter from your home country, should you need to charge cameras or laptops. Alternatively, international adaptors are available at the Reception Desk.
  7. Remember to pack your camera as well as a video camera, along with all the necessary plugs, chargers and memory cards needed.
  8. There is a Wi-Fi hotspot in the general public area of the veranda and reception.
  9. Cellular phones work in most areas of South Africa and also in certain areas within the reserve, although it is not permitted to take cellular phones on game drive vehicles as they are considered an intrusion
  10. All our units are supplied with amenities such as soap, shower gel and shampoo. You may, however, wish to bring your favourite toiletries with you.
  11. The lodge offers a laundry service at a nominal additional rate.

Tshukudu Game Lodge 2016 Rates:*Rates are subject to change without prior notice

Full Board Rate

Rates are per person per night sharing in a standard chalet and includes three meals per day

Standard Chalet: ZAR 1850
Single Supplement: ZAR 200
Children 4 - 12 yrs: pay half price of the adult rate quoted

Tarrif Includes:

  1. Three meals per day : full breakfast buffet, light luncheon, afternoon tea and dinner in the open-air boma or veranda dining room (Weather dependent)
  2. Accommodation on a sharing basis
  3. An early morning bush walk accompanied by experienced Game Guide
  4. An afternoon game drive (Sundowner drinks for own account) in open safari vehicles, accompanied by experienced Game Guides.
  5. Group Rates are available on request

Tarrif Excludes:

  1. Telephone calls
  2. Morning Game Drive: An additional morning game drive can be booked at an additional cost.
  3. A once off Conservation Levy of R 35 per visitor (all ages)
  4. Personal bar account
  5. Room mini-bar consumables
  6. Sundowner drinks on Game Drives
  7. Curio Shop Purchases
  8. Laundry
  9. Airport Transfers

Self Catering Accommodation

Rates are per person per night

Sharing: ZAR 700
Single: ZAR 825
Children 4 - 12 yrs: pay half price of the adult rate quoted

An additional am game drive can also be booked with Reception at an additional R260 p.p per drive.

The rate quoted for accommodation INCLUDES an early morning bush walk as well as an afternoon 4x4 safari game drive daily with an experienced ranger, encountering the Big 5 as well as various bird species and antelope.

If you would prefer not to cook you are also welcome to have meals at our Main Lodge. Meals are booked in advance - Breakfast @ R80 p.p, Lunch @ R95 p.p and Supper @ R125 p.p.

Conference Rates

Rates are per person

Half Day: ZAR 300
Full Day: ZAR 375

This includes:

  1. Welcome Drink
  2. Morning Tea/Coffee/ Snacks
  3. Conference Venue and Standard equipment
  4. 1 x Mineral water
  5. 14% Vat
  6. Free Wi-Fi to conference delegates.

Terms and Conditions:

  1. All stay over guests will be required to provide positive ID when checking in and a copy of the ID document / passport / birth certificate will be made for record purposes. Please ensure that you have the necessary documents with you on arrival.
  2. Please make use of the on-line booking system or alternatively contact us in writing via e-mail.
  3. Quoted in Rand (ZAR), subject to change and inclusive of Value Added Tax (VAT) at 14%
  4. A once off Conservation Levy per person will be added to all confirmed bookings.
  5. Children 4 - 12 yrs pay half price of the adult rate quoted
  6. The child rate only applies to children under the age of 12 years when sharing with adults.
  7. All guests will be required to sign an indemnity form on arrival.
  8. Children under the age of 12 years are permitted on bush walks and game drives at the sole discretion of the Game Guide.
  9. No pets are allowed.
  10. All guests will be required to settle their accounts for extras, telephone calls, beverages, laundry, etc. on departure. This can be done by credit card or local currency notes.

Deposits, Settlements and Cancellations

  1. To secure your booking a 50% deposit is required within 48 hours of confirming the reservation.
  2. Additional Deposit Fees will be levied on all cash deposit payments and foreign exchange transfers.
  3. All cancellations must be sent in writing to bookings@tshukudulodge.co.za via electronic mail.

0-15 Days prior to arrival = 100% deposit retained

15-30 Days prior to arrival = 50% deposit retained

30-60 Days prior to arrival = 35% deposit retained

60+ Days prior to arrival = 25% deposit retained

FacilitiesOn-site facilities at Tshukudu Game Lodge

  • 24 Hour Guard on-site
  • Air Conditioning
  • Babys are Welcome
  • Bar / Pub Area
  • Catering Services
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Cutlery
  • Designated Smoking Areas
  • Disabled Friendly
  • Garden
  • Hair Dryer
  • Electric Kettle
  • Laundry Service
  • No Smoking
  • Parking
  • Receptionist
  • Lockup Safe
  • Satellite / DSTV
  • Shower x 1 per unit
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Telephone
  • Toilet x 1 per unit
  • Bath Towels
  • Wifi Internet

Our LocationDirections and Map of Tshukudu Game Lodge

How to get here:

By Road

Hoedspruit is easily accessed by major routes. The Reserve is situated approximately 3 km out of Hoedspruit on the R40, and then it is another 6 km on a dirt road that is well maintained for use by any type of vehicle, to get to the Main Lodge Reception.

By Air

SA Express operates daily flights to and from Johannesburg and Cape Town.

By Shuttle

Daily return Kruger Shuttle service between Johannesburg and the greater Hoedspruit area operated by Ashtons Tours & Safaris

Co-ordinates:

-24.315235, 30.928945

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ZAR 1025
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Tshukudu Game Reserve KT 206 & 207, Hoedspruit, Limpopo, 1380, South Africa
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