Cullinan Accommodation at Butjani Lodge Gauteng Game Lodge
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  • Guests8
  • Rooms/Units4

About Butjani Lodge

Butjani Lodge is an intimate eight bedded bush lodge 45km North East of Pretoria on the Dinokeng tourist route. Easy access from both Oliver Tambo International and Sandton and a twenty five minute drive from Cullinan.

Butjani Lodge is situated on a private nature reserve with plains game and a perennial river on the property, the lodge offers a perfect bush getaway. The rates include dinner bed and breakfast and a warm welcome from your hosts Penny and John McDonald.


En-suite luxury tented accommodation in tents under thatch, on a raised deck. Single or double accommodation available. Look across the bushveld from your bath, or spoil yourself with an outdoor shower under the stars. Sip champagne on your deck as the sun sets on the western horizon. Relax in your own private chalet or join other guests at the lapa.


As the sun sets, head off for a game drive and sundowner in the bush. The evenings see guests gather around the boma for drinks around the fire rounding off the day with a hearty three course dinner, carefully prepared to satisfy your every need.

On-Site Facilities & Activities

Mountain biking or bush walks amongst the game are a must. A leisurely walk down to the Elands River, bird book and binoculars in hand is a popular activity. As the reserve is home to no dangerous animals you can stroll amongst the game in safety. Relax by the poolside at the comfortable lapa which is equipped with a lounge, bar and dining area.

For those colder winter days, come into the fold of the indoor lounge and dining room and curl up with a book next to the fire or head off to the TV room to watch your favourite DSTV channel.


Butjani is an ideal first night stop for international visitors to acclimatize before embarking on their trip around South Africa. Proximity to Johannesburg and Pretoria also makes it an attractive getaway destination in a malaria free area for both local and overseas visitors. Trips to Pilanesberg or Maropeng can be arranged, or any other day tours in the Pretoria or Johannesburg area. Airport transfers are available on request.

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Heater(s)
  • International plug point(s)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls

Food & Drink

  • Bar (honesty bar)
  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room


  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available
  • Tour assistance

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Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Luxury Thatched Tents

Luxury thatched tents with en-suite bathrooms.

Qty: 4
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Guest Reviews

3 Reviews from travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

This was my second stay at Butjani and will be returning soon. This is 5-star hospitality in very private and unique accommodations. Staying at Butjani with John and Penny is like staying with family. Their knowledge of the plants, animals and stars is amazing. The food is great and the game observed right outside your chalet is outstanding! Can't wait to return.

January 2012

John and Linda Darling (Tampa, FL USA)

Verified reviewexcellent

We have just got back from our second stay at Bujani in less than two weeks. The first time there were ten of us self catering. It's the first time we have had self catering with "Butler service" Great attention to detail from John and Penny at all times. We went back on our own for New Year, this time full board. What a pleasure. A very high standard of food and presentation in comfort and in beautiful surroundings. We will be back often!

January 2011

Jackie Morgan (Pretoria)

Need to Know

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)
OR Tambo International - 140km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 13h00
Check-out by 11h00

Exceptions to check-in / out times by arrangement, please enquire.

Payment methods accepted by the propertyEFT or secure online payment via

Listed on since June 2008

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