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

Butjani Lodge is a highly recommended Gauteng game lodge providing a wildlife experience for discerning tourists visiting Northern Gauteng.

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.

At a Glance

What to expect at the lodge/reserve

  • Safari / bush walks by arrangement
  • Game drives by arrangement


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

  • air-con
  • swimming
  • parking
  • airport
  • braai / bbq
  • wake up
providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom 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
fluentsome understanding

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Rooms & Rates

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

Luxury Thatched Tents

Tent under thatch on a raised deck with en-suite bathroom and outdoor shower. two bedded each, and each camp can sleep in two adults and two kids in which will add camp beds for children under twelve years of age. Features include double beds, En-suite, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Single beds, Outdoor shower, Fan, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, No Smoking in Rooms, Swimming pool views, Garden views.

  • Additional bed / mattress  
  • Air-conditioning  
  • Area information booklet  
  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom 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

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

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast. Lunch can be provided on request.

Guest Reviews

9 Reviews from travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

A wonderful find for a nature loving work team to celebrate their year end. Always looking for a suitable Covid friendly property that a group of 10-12 can comfortably book out for one night. Four very comfortable, well designed and maintained delux tents looking out into the bush. Ample game and constant birdsong on the property too. Thank you Johan and Penny for your warm hospitality and catering.

December 2021

Cheryl H. (Johannesburg)

Verified reviewexcellent

What an amazing experience! A review can never reflect of what we experienced. Lovely venue and wonderful hosts. John and Penny made us feel at home and so welcome. The food was out of the books and we had an overall perfect time away.

December 2021

Malissa D. (Gauteng)

Verified Host

  • Telephone & email verified
  • Host identification on file
  • Proof of address on file
  • Property listed on since June 2008

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 property EFT or secure online payment via

Listed on since June 2008

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