about us

Our History

Our purpose is to bring you closer to nature

Tshukudu Game Lodge was established in 1940. The dream of bringing people closer to nature began with a transition period of
African safaris and accommodations, followed by the establishment of this Big 5 game reserve, one of the first in its area. Despite its
humble beginnings, this Big 5 Game Lodge bordering the Greater Kruger National Park has become one of the most visited and
treasured gems in South Africa’s Lowveld, thanks to the passion of the Tshukudu family and team.

Tshukudu Game Lodge, Reserve and affiliates are celebrating over 40 years of providing guests with unforgettable bush escapes,
African safari experiences, and a lifetime of memories.

Where it all started


The Sussens Family Started Trans African Safaris


The Sussens Owned Chobe River Hotel. Now Known As Chobe Safari Lodge



Lolly Sussens Receiving An Award From The Nelspruit Lions Club



The Tshukudu Game Reserve was started in 1979

our values

Nature is something we treasure.

Tshukudu Game Lodge exists to provide our guests with the best BIG 5 African wildlife experience possible. The most beautiful
setting. The brightest skies. The best sightings. Excellent customer service. And the best safari fare. We support the local community
and care about the environment, and we take pride in promoting sustainable living. We are committed to our employees’ personal
and professional growth. Above all else, we are passionate about nature.