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  • TGCSA Grading: TGCSA 5 Star
  • Accommodation Type: Self-Catering, Bed and Breakfast and Game Lodge
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Tuningi Safari Lodge, situated in the world renowned Big 5, malaria-free, Madikwe Game Reserve, proudly showcases this protected areas African success story in magnificent style!

Tuningi offers guests superior accommodation enhanced by an impressive Big 5 safari experience and personalised service in a friendly and relaxed environment.

The Lodge welcomes children and in doing so, avails them of the opportunity to experience the wonders of nature, wildlife and our delicate eco-system first-hand.

The Main Camp and Little Tuningi combined accommodate 16 guests in four spacious Luxury and two Family Suites, all of which boast breathtaking views from private wrap-around decks. The Colonial African chic 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.

Tuningi is not only a beautiful and luxurious lodge with remarkable safari experiences, but a welcoming retreat where you are made to feel comfortable enough to feel like a family member. The team of ultra professional and passionate staff are eager to please and will go to great lengths to ensure you have an outstanding safari experience leaving you with exceptional memories.

Tuningi Safari Lodge is child friendly and does have a lovely kiddies programme available.

Accommodation at Tuningi Safari Lodge - The Main Lodge
Tuningis exclusivity is emphasised by the limited number of rooms, allowing a total of only 16 guests at the Lodge at any time. Guests are accommodated in four Luxury and two Family Suites, all connected by wooden walkways, but separated from the next providing peace and privacy.

The Lodge has been designed in such a way that it can be divided into the Main Lodge and Little Tuningi which is ideal for families, intimate groups or VIPs in search of utter privacy.

The African chic style of the Main Lodge is carried through to the elegant suites, all furnished in timber with with soft, warm colours giving the rooms a comfortable organic feel. The Suites have been carefully designed creating space by blending the interiors with the bush by utilising retractable windows doors wherever possible.

Each beautifully appointed spacious bedroom, with a comfortable lounge area, has its own gas fireplace that is lit (on the chilly nights) on your return from your evening game drives or when you retire to bed at night. Air-conditioning and ceiling fans offer cool respite in the summer months. The enormous bathrooms are a real treat at Tuningi... not only is there a fireplace, but an oversized bath with fabulous views and a private alfresco (outside) rock shower.

The private wrap around wooden decks on each of the suites offer the perfect place to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of the bush.

Without compromising on luxury, Tuningi has not forgotten the specific needs of families, which is why the Lodge was carefully designed for families, and caters for children of all ages.

There are two Family Suites - one at the Main Lodge and the second forms part of Little Tuningi.

These Family Suites are not only perfect for families looking for extra space, but offer all the same comforts and finishes of the Luxury Suites. They are made-up of two en-suite double bedrooms, with pull-out couches, and are joined buy a dining area, kitchenette and a living room with an expansive timber deck from where the surrounding beauty can be appreciated.

Little Tuningi accommodates only 6 (six) guests in unsurpassed luxury with a designer kitchen, boma area, dinning room, lounge, wrap around wooden deck and private pool.

Purposely designed, Little Tuningi, is completely self-contained for those guests that are in search of ultimate privacy. Guests do of course have access to the Main Lodge area and its facilities.

All rooms at Tuningi Safari Lodge and Little Tuningi have air conditioning, ceiling fans, gas fireplaces, en-suite bathrooms, beautifully appointed baths, outdoor rock showers and private wrap around wooden decks.

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.

Madikwe Game Reserve is a true African success story and Tuningi proudly enhances the experience.

- Tuningi is situated in a Malaria Free Big five Game Reserve
- We welcome children of all ages and offer an exciting and educational childrens program
- Five-star service in a friendly and relaxed environment
- Highly qualified Game Rangers who have advanced photographic skills
- Outstanding authentic South African cuisine
Clothing and Accessories:
Bring along comfortable walking shoes; hat; sunglasses; sun block; cameras and binoculars; light, neutral coloured clothing; swimming costume; warm jackets are essential in winter (May –October).

Facilities and activities include:
* Open air veranda
* Lounge, bar & dining room
* Boma
* Bush breakfasts
* Fully stocked wine room
* Open vehicle game drives
* Guided game walks
* Rim-Flow Swimming Pool

Cancellation Policy:
Four weeks before arrival - 50% of full amount.
Two weeks before arrival - 75% of full amount.
One week or less - 100% of full amount
Facilities & Services available:
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Fireplace on the Premises
Parking (off-street - covered)
Other Language
Swimming Pool

Tuningi Safari Lodge is a Self-Catering, Bed and Breakfast and Game Lodge in Madikwe Game Reserve North West South Africa

By Road:
- From Johannesburg head north on the N1 towards the N4 Toll road
- Take the N4 Toll road north west towards Rustenburg, Swartruggens, Groot Marico and Zeerust
- Once in Zeerust turn right at the second stop street into President Street. There is a signpost on the left that says "Madikwe GameReserve/Gaborone" and a First National Bank on the corner to the right
- Follow the R49 towards the reserve for approximately 97km
- The first entrance to the reserve is Abjaterskop Gate
- Pass that gate and enter Wonderboom Gate exactly 7km from the first gate

By Air:
Scheduled flights depart daily from Federal Air Executive Lounge at OR Tambo (Johannesburg) International Airport.

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Rooms and Units Available at Tuningi Safari Lodge

Luxury Suites
No single supplement for the first single suite confirmed in any one reservation. Second single suite or more pay a 50% supplement on the per person sharing rate.
Amount of similar units: 6
Sleeps 2 Adults

Latest Reviews
The location of the lodge was adequate, getting to the main part from the accommodation proved a fraction awkward with the sloped approach. That said, the facilities and layout of the lodge were very good. The catering was excellent, and all the staff were very helpful. Madikwe is a lovely reserve - a shame we had bad weather but that's nobody's fault.
Keith Nichols Feb 2017
This was the best weekend in our lives! The best Game Ranger we've ever met! He really made an effort to show us the Big 5! The food was fantastic, as well as the personnel - they made us feel like family. Our rooms were so beautiful. Wish we could stay longer! We'll definitely book again at Tuningi, it was a special weekend!
Salome Britz Oct 2008