Marula Self Catering Bush Camp
Surrounded by over 3800 hectares of undisturbed BIG 5 Game Reserve and the famous Drakensburg Mountains, Tshukudu Marula Camp provides a relaxed home away from home. Welcome drinks are served in the open plan reception- and lounge area of the Main Lodge 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.
Tshukudu Self-Catering camp has an indoor lounge and bar area fitted with limited DSTV as well as Free Wi-Fi in the public areas, as well as a fully equipped communal kitchen. Friendly staff will provide a fire in the traditional African Boma for your evening meal. Our younger guests are sure to enjoy the playground area with swings and a jungle gym. This self-catering camp is fully serviced and all linen and towels are provided. You only need to provide your own food, drinks and towels used for swimming. Experience the sounds of the bushveld and observe wildlife at the drinking trough from the pool or the veranda of the African style safari tents or cottages.
Accommodation in the Tshukudu Self-Catering camp consists of 2 luxury, African style safari tents with bathrooms en-suite, 4 thatched cottages and 1 detached Family Unit.
The tents and cottages have air-conditioning and the family unit is equipped with fans. This is a family safari camp so guests of all ages are welcome.
Each en-suite unit is equipped with a shower, minibar, coffee and tea-making facilities as well as a safe. Hairdryers and international plugs can be obtained from the Main Lodge Reception desk.
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 drinking trough lies just beyond the perimeter of the self-catering camp and attracts various antelope species, elephant and buffalo.
In the curio shop situated at the Main Lodge 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- A pair of comfortable walking shoes for bush walks or when off the game drive vehicle.
- Meals are informal, so smart attire is not required.
- Please pack a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, flashlight and binoculars.
- 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 Main Lodge Reception.
- There is a Wi-Fi hotspot in the general public area of the lounge and around the pool area, as well as on the Main Lodge veranda.
- 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.
- All our units are supplied with a limited amount of amenities such as soap, shower gel and shampoo. As this is a self-catering camp it is however advisable that you also provide your own favourites.
- The Main lodge offers a laundry service at a nominal additional rate.
- A Curio Shop is also situated at the Main Lodge and is reasonably priced.
From Johannesburg we recommend taking the N12 to Witbank, then the N4 to Belfast. From Belfast take the R540 to Dullstroom, then from there the R540 to Lydenburg.
Once at Lydenburg take the R36 up to the Strydom Tunnel. After the Strydom Tunnel take the R527 through Hoedspruit. At the T-junction with the R40 turn left towards Phalaborwa.
Tshukudu is situated 5 km from the T-junction on the right hand side. The thatched entranceway is signposted.
From Phalaborwa take the R40 to Mica and then follow the R40 southbound. Tshukudu is situated +/- 20 km after Mica on the left hand side and 5 km before Hoedspruit. The thatched entranceway is signposted
Entrance Gate to Tshukudu: S 24º 18 ' 55 .6 " E 030 55 ' 44 .6 "
- Accommodation on a sharing basis
- An early morning bush walk accompanied by experienced Game Guide
- An afternoon game drive (Sundowner drinks for own account) in open safari vehicles, accompanied by experienced Game Guides.
- Group Rates are available on request
- All meals and beverages
- Telephone calls
- Morning Game Drive: An additional morning game drive can be booked at an additional cost.
- A once off Conservation Levy of R 35 per visitor (all ages)
- Personal bar account
- Room mini-bar consumables
- Sundowner drinks on Game Drives
- Curio Shop Purchases
- Airport Transfers