- Boma dinners
- Swimming pool
- Family friendly
- Wildlife in the Madikwe
- Great wine list
- Boma dinners
- An intimate lodge
Tuningi Safari Lodge Information
- Lodge type; Safari Lodge
- Location; Madikwe Game Reserve
- Lodge size; 6 suites
- Recommended stay; 2-5 nights
The luxurious Tuningi Safari Lodge in the Madikwe Game Reserve offers guests that link between a "Big 5" safari experience, luxury accommodation, personalised service and that all important private lodge feel.
Tuningi welcomes families and children to explore and experience the wonders of nature and surrounding wildlife. The Madikwe is "Malaria free", making it perfect for those who are worried about their family contracting Malaria.
We have visited Tuningi, click here to see our thoughts and photographs on the lodge; Tuningi Safari Lodge Photo Gallery
Rooms and Suites
With a total of 16 guests accommodated at any one time in four "luxury suites" and two "exclusive family suites", Tuningi Safari Lodge is one of the more intimate and private options on offer.
The "luxury suites" are beautifully appointed with large amounts of space and privacy. King-sized beds, fireplace, sitting area and those stunning en-suite bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers and large bathtubs.
The "exclusive family suites" offer two en-suite bedrooms that are separated by a living room, dining area and kitchenette. These family suites are designed with the needs of a small family in mind.
The two family suites can also be set up to host a small group of friends or a larger family group in a four bedroomed configuration.
Cuisine and Wine
After one's morning game drive one is treated to a hearty brunch, with hot or cold options are on offer. All this is served up in either the indoor or outdoor dining area depending on what the weather is of course doing.
Lunches are also enjoyed in the same locations as is brunch.
Boma dinners are genuinely spectacular with light coming from lanterns and candles, heat from that sizeable open fire and all this under the Madikwe stars.
Delightful cuisine and a superb wine list make for an unforgettable evening.
On the odd night when the weather is not playing its part, dinner is hosted in the indoor elegant dining room.
The central thatched guest area in a "Colonial African Chic" theme offers visitors indoor and outdoor lounges, small library, elegant dining room, a separate kids area and a sweeping wooden overlooking a waterhole brimming with birdlife and wildlife.
A rim-flow swimming pool with wooden decks also looks over the waterhole, and it is here were one escape the heat of the Madikwe.
- Lounge, dining room and bar area
- Boma area for dinners under African stars
- Viewing deck next to the waterhole
- Superb South African wine list
- Rim-flow swimming pool overlooking the waterhole
- Wi-Fi in the central guest area
- Small library
- Satellite television (sports channels only)
- Safari gear in the boutique shop
Two daily games drives (early morning and late afternoon) led by highly skilled trackers and knowledgeable guides transverse the 750 square kilometres of the Madikwe Game Reserve.
Game drives at Tuningi Safari Lodge are not always about the bigger animals, but also the history of the area, culture and of course those little critters that are all to often passed by (trees, insects and birdlife).
- Big 5 game viewing (Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Leopard, Buffalo)
- Two game drives daily (morning & afternoon)
- Photographic safaris
- Optional walking safaris (on request)
- Massages available in your room
One of our highlights was the sundowner drinks on an afternoon game drive, the sun setting, beer or G&T in hand and great conversation with the guide.
Children are welcome at Tuningi Safari Lodge. There is a kids' programme with numerous activities available, a child-friendly menu is on offer for all meals.
Regrettably, due to safety concerns, children under 5 years of age are unable to participate in game-drives (shorter kiddies game drives can be arranged after breakfast).
Rates from R8 400.00 pp
- Per person per night sharing (pp)
- Rates are in South African Rands
- *Rates may vary according to season
- Luxury Accommodation
- All meals
- Game drives
- Teas & coffees with meals.
- Curio shop purchases
- Telephone calls
- Entrance fee (fly in or drive in)
- Laundry services,
- Airstrip to lodge transfers