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Welcome to the 5-star Tuningi Safari Lodge - a member of The Madikwe Collection of Southern Africa - situated in the world renowned 75,000 hectare malaria-free, Big 5 Madikwe Game Reserve.

The private and exclusive, Tuningi Safari Lodge offers both local and international guests a superior product enhanced by an impressive Big 5 safari experience.

Located approximately 360 km from Johannesburg, there is an airstrip in the vicinity for those who wish to fly in.

Tuningi is one of the very few 5-star lodges in South Africa that welcomes children and in by doing so, avails them of the wonders of nature, wildlife and our delicate eco-system.

The design brief, for the exclusive villas, was to create space by blending interiors with the bush through utilising retractable doors and windows wherever possible. The theme of the décor is ‘Colonial African chic’ and the main thatched lodge offers a sumptuous lounge, a spacious dining room and a well-stocked bar with an impressive rim flow pool that overlooks a watering hole, all interlinked by a sweeping wooden deck that leads to the boma area.
As night sets in, lanterns and candles are lit and the mood goes from bush to baroque. Guests return from their game drive to be presented with a bush extravaganza dinner, prepared by Tuningi’s Executive Chef, in the boma with a blazing log fire to keep them warm.

Tuningi’s game rangers are of course highly qualified but more than this they have a skill for making guests feel passionate about the environment and wildlife; while offering a unique opportunity for those willing to be educated on many aspects of wildlife and bush etiquette either on foot, for those brave enough, or in 4x4 open safari vehicles. Lion, elephant, buffalo, white and black rhino, leopard (the famed Big 5) and the rare and endangered wild dog are only some of the unique sightings to experience during your stay.

Tuningi Safari Lodge
can accommodate sixteen guests in exclusive villas and the lodge itself has been designed in such a way that it can be divided for families, intimate groups or VIP’s in search of utter privacy - a concept that is unique to Tuningi.

Little Tuningi
consists of one double room and a family room set to one side of the main camp and when booked exclusively guests have the use of a private pool, boma as well as a private game vehicle.

All rooms at Tuningi and Little Tuningi have air conditioning, ceiling fans, gas fireplaces, en-suite bathrooms, beautifully appointed baths, outdoor rock showers and private wraparound wooden decks. The prime objective was to create space by blending interiors with the bush through utilising retractable doors and windows wherever possible.


(per person, per night, sharing unless specified)

: from R4750

Little Tuningi
: from R35, 000 lodge rate

Includes: Luxury accommodation, two safari game drives per day, all meals daily (brunch, High Tea & dinner), tea & coffee, house wines, local beers and soft drinks. Road transfers from the Madikwe Airstrip to Tuningi Safari Lodge and return.

Please note that all rates are subject to change without prior notice and are subject to availability.  The rates may change for various reasons (e.g. rate of exchange fluctuation) and from season to season, and the above prices are to be used as an approximate indication only.

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