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.
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. Tshukudu Bush Lodge is situated in the beautiful, and happily malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park - a real jewel of the African continent.
6 luxury cottages
15kms from Pilanesberg airport
"Big Five" viewing
Guided bush walks & game drives
Rock plunge pool
Medical service on call
132 steps to the lodge
Check-in at Bakubung Bush Lodge
No children under 12
The park has an area of 572 km?, 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.
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