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ABOUT US

Our Story

Tshukudu Game Lodge started with Ala & Lolly Sussens who are still respected and much loved posthumously.  The Lodge was one of the first to open in the area by the Sussens family, with a dream to bring people closer to nature.  Starting from humble beginnings, their dreams and passion fueled their success and today Tshukudu Game Lodge is one of the most visited and treasured gems in the Lowveld of South Africa.
Their children continued their legacy and in 2019 celebrated 40 wonderful years of guest prosperity, newsworthy animal stories and a lifetime of memories.  Join us in taking a look back...

Where it all started

1942
1940
THE SUSSENS FAMILY STARTED TRANS AFRICAN SAFARIS
1962
1962
THE SUSSENS OWNED CHOBE RIVER HOTEL.  NOW KNOW AS CHOBE SAFARI LODGE
1971
1975
LOLLY SUSSENS RECEIVING AN AWARD FROM THE NELSPRUIT LIONS CLUB
1979
1979
LOLLY SUSSENS BUILDING THE FIRST ROADS & DAMS ON TSHUKUDU GAME RESERVE

We live with integrity and are passionate to provide our guests with the best experience possible.  We support the local community and environment, and pride ourselves in the successful rehabilitation of injured animals, and promotion of sustainable living.

We support personal and professional development in staff and treat each other as family. 

Above all else, we appreciate and cherish nature and all it has to offer, by protecting fauna & flora in an ethical way.

Our Values

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The Team

It is with honour that we introduce to you the well-oiled machine that is Tshukudu Game Lodge - its people.  We are a close-knit family and appreciate and celebrate each other's talents & differences.  Meet the managerial team who are the leaders of our amazing staff:
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Chris & Vicky Sussens
Owners/Directors
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Frank Salentyn
Executive Chef
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Charmaine Botha
Curio Shop/Grounds
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Adri Du Preez
FOH Manager
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Gift Sibiya
HSK Supervisor Assistant
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Sanele Khuzwayo
Lodge Maintenance Officer