Tuningi Safari Lodge

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Tuningi Guests staying at the five-star lodge offers a most thrilling and unforgettable safari adventure in South Africa. Set in the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, which is renowned for its excellent wild dog sightings and home to lions, leopards, buffaloes, rhinos and elephants make for exciting safari drives, luxurious chalet accommodation, as well as gourmet dining.

The accommodation is in the Main Lodge where three Luxury Suites and one Family Suite. Little Tuningi is a private camp ideal for families and small groups of friends travelling together. It is here where up to six guests can be accommodated in two separate chalets.

Main Lodge:

  • 3 Luxury Suites (2 adults)
  • 1 Family Suite.

Little Tuningi (private camp for 2 - 6 guests):

  • 1 Luxury Suite (2 adults)
  • 1 Family Suite (4 adults or 2 adults & 2 children).

The Luxury Suites and Family Suites offer guests convenient amenities and features for guests to enjoy. Air conditioning is available for the warm summer days, and heating can be appreciated during the colder winter months. Fireplaces create a most pleasant and comfortable atmosphere in the chalet's bedrooms and bathrooms. For the private decks, the unique sounds of the bushveld can be taken in while watch passing animals.

Chalet features:

  • fine percale linen
  • air-conditioning and heating
  • fireplaces with bedroom and bathroom
  • private decks
  • spacious bathrooms with Alfresco rock showers
  • mini bar stocked on request
  • tea and coffee making facilities
  • mosquito nets
  • robes and slippers
  • hairdryer
  • umbrella and safe.

Facilities and Services

With its African-chic decor, the main lodge is thatched featuring a welcoming lounge area, a comfortable dining room as well as a well-stocked bar and wine cellar. The deck is ideally suited for outdoor dinners where guests sit around a blazing log fire in the evenings watching and seeing the passing wildlife.

  • Lounge and dining room
  • bar and wine cellar
  • boma and viewing deck under an ancient Fig tree
  • active waterhole
  • wooden viewing deck around swimming pool
  • massage treatments
  • Wi-Fi in the Main Lodge
  • fictional, non-fictional books and novels
  • satellite television in the main lodge(sports channels only)
  • babysitting service.

Little Tuningi

Little Tuningi is a private camp which can accommodate between two to six guests. Children of all ages are welcome to stay at this particular camp. It consists of one Luxury Suite where two guests can sleep and one spacious Family Suite which accommodates either four adults or two adults and two children.

Room types:

  • 1 Luxury Suite
  • 1 Family Suite.

Little Tuningi features:

  • the private wooden viewing deck
  • boma
  • swimming pool
  • air-conditioning and heating
  • fireplaces with bedroom and bathroom
  • stocked mini-bar (on request)
  • outdoor rock showers
  • robes and slippers
  • safe and hairdryer
  • umbrellas
  • private lounge, dining room and kitchen in the Family Suite
  • an individual game vehicle with a ranger.


Tuningi thrilling early morning and late afternoon safari drives through the Madikwe Game Reserve await travellers. The professional guides share their knowledge of the wildlife and the region's flora and fauna. Walking safaris allow visitors to learn more about the smaller creatures of the bushveld as well as the plants and trees. Relaxing massages and beauty treatments can be booked while the outdoor swimming pool offers welcoming refreshment during the hot days.

Highlights of the wildlife activities:

  • home to the Big Five
  • malaria-free game reserve
  • traversing over 74 500 ha
  • rare wild dog sightings
  • spectacular wildlife viewing
  • adventurous walking safari
  • two safari drives daily
  • tea, coffee and biscuits on morning safari drive
  • drinks and canapes on an afternoon drive.

Family Safaris & Kids

Being a malaria-free reserve make Madikwe an ideal family safari destination. Due to safety concerns, children under the age of 6 years are unable to participate in scheduled morning and afternoon game-drives. For children, shorter safari drives can be arranged for breakfast.

  • Malaria free
  • Family-friendly five-star lodge
  • Children of all ages are welcome
  • Fun, educational kids activities
  • Babysitting services
  • Safari drives for children over five years
  • Exciting game “Brambles” for children under 5
  • Exclusive kids and family meals.


Meals at this safari lodge in Madikwe are a special occasion starting with the lovely breakfast and ending with the unforgettable bush dinners in the outdoor boma. Lanterns and candles create a pleasant atmosphere where guest dine in the heart of the bushveld.

Family meals are available allowing the parents to discuss dietary requirements and preferred meal times for their kids with the chef. Meals can be served in the private chalets of the families and on select evenings, children are invited to create their meals in a separate boma.

Private dinners are also catered for guests who are looking for privacy and tranquillity, excellent food, wine and romance during their stay. The unique and calming sounds of the bushveld and the cracking fire make these dinners unforgettable.

Dining highlights:

  • Outdoor boma dining overlooking the waterhole
  • Eating under the giant fig tree
  • Family dining options
  • Romantic bush dinners
  • Delicious and sumptuous cuisine
  • Wine cellar with award-winning South African wines.


  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Housekeeping
  • Viewing Deck

Facilities Available at Tuningi Safari Lodge

  • Boma
  • Hotel Bar
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Parking
  • Wine cellar

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