Well-located in Madikwe's western sector, Tuningi Safari Lodge overlooks a small waterhole which attracts a large variety of wildlife – by day and by night. Exclusive luxury, excellent cuisine and superb hospitality will make your safari an experience to remember.

  • Overlooks active waterhole, floodlit at night
  • Superb, spacious accommodation with couple and family suites
  • Child-friendly with a dedicated activity programme
  • A small, intimate lodge with four Luxury Suites and two Family Suites
  • Breathtaking views from main lodge decks and private wrap-around decks
  • Open boma area for starlit, al fresco dining
  • The rim flow pool also overlooks a waterhole

Set in the western sector of malaria-free Madikwe, Tuningi Safari Lodge offers five-star luxury and top-class hospitality.

A small, intimate lodge

Tuningi Safari Lodge accommodates 16 guests in four Luxury and two Family Suites, each with breathtaking views of the surrounding bush from private viewing decks. Each air-conditioned Luxury Suite has a lounge area with a gas fireplace. There is also a fireplace in the spacious en-suite bathroom, which has an oversized bath with fabulous views and a private open-air rock shower.

Tuningi's two Family Suites are perfect for families with children over six. Each spacious Family Suite has two en-suite double bedrooms joined by a dining area, kitchenette and living room that walks out onto a large wooden viewing deck.

The main thatched lodge

Tuningi Safari Lodge overlooks an active waterhole that provides fantastic game viewing. The main thatched lodge has a spacious guest lounge, an inviting dining room and bar and a wine cellar connected by a rim-flow pool deck and wooden walkway leading to the outdoor boma beneath a Fig Tree. Guests who want to keep active while on safari can work out in Tuningi Safari Lodge's gym, which blends into the surrounding bush. Guests love Tuningi's waterhole-facing underground hide that allows them to experience elephant, giraffe, zebra, buffalo, kudu and impala drinking at close range.

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Watching elephants drinking at the waterhole in front of Tuningi

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Excellent game viewing

Tuningi offers an impressive Big Five safari experience and personalised service in a friendly and relaxed environment. It's also one of the few family-friendly, 5-star, malaria-free safari lodges in South Africa and the staff will introduce your children to the wonders of the wild safely and with enthusiasm. All drives are in an open safari vehicle, accompanied by an expert and knowledgeable ranger/guide.

Getting there

By road - Tuningi is about 4.5 hours by road from Pretoria/Johannesburg, via Zeerust. The closest entrance gate is the Wonderboom Gate. From, it's an 8 km drive to the lodge. Road transfers are available.

By air - Daily flights to Madikwe Airstip connect from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.

Our take on Tuningi Safari Lodge

Tuningi Safari Lodge is a beautiful, luxurious lodge where you'll receive a warm welcome and the enthusiastic, professional staff will go out of their way to make your stay exceptional – from your comfort to meals to leisure time to outstanding safari experiences. Easy to recommend.

  • Luxury accommodation
  • Three meals daily
  • Game drive drinks (local beers and spirits, soft drinks and house wines)
  • Tea and coffee
  • Two game drives daily
  • Children's program
  • Transfers
  • Airport departure taxes
  • All other beverages besides inclusive beverages
  • Telephone calls
  • Curio purchases
  • Gratuities
  • Additional activities
  • Wellness treatments
  • Laundry
  • Baby sitting services
  • Park entry and conservation fees
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