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Tuningi Safari Lodge in Madikwe Game Reserve offers five star African Safari experiences, enhanced by personal service. 

The main thatched Lodge building features beautiful indoor and outdoor lounges, an elegant dining room and magnificent rim-flowing pool overlooking a waterhole.  A sweeping wooden deck links areas and leads to a boma under an ancient fig tree – perfect for outdoor dining around a log fire.  Enjoy fine cuisine and a selection of top wines in the intimate dining room or under the stars.

Tuningi accommodates 16 guests in four Luxury and two Family Suites, each with two suites plus an adjoining lounge, kitchenette and dining area, with breathtaking views from private wrap-around decks.

Ensuite bedrooms  have luxurious amenities and are air conditioned with ceiling fans and gas fireplaces for added comfort.  Large bedrooms have a fireplace, double baths and basins and an outdoor rock shower.  The Lodge is designed to be divided easily for VIP’s, intimate groups, romantic getaways or families in search of complete privacy.


Luxury Suites


Three Luxury Suites and One Family Suites – accommodating 16 guests

Open Season

Open All Year

Safari Experience

Tuningi’s highly qualified game rangers create passion in guests for the environment and wildlife, with safaris either on foot or in 4 x 4 open-air, game viewing vehicles. Africa’s big game abounds in the Madikwe Game Reserve. Each day brings something different, as you explore the endless fascination of Africa’s wildlife in an open, state-of-the-art Land Cruiser with a roof for sun protection in the summer months. Whether it is a leopard on the hunt, lions roaring at twilight, dung beetles going about their business, or birds building a nest – an amazing experience awaits!

Tuningi’s highly qualified game rangers 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.  As well as game drives there is no better way of getting closer to nature than on foot with your equipped ranger.

•  Two game drives daily.

•  Big 5 game viewing (Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Leopard, Buffalo).

•  State-of-the-art Land Cruisers.

•  Passionate, qualified Game Rangers.

•  Tea, filter coffee and biscuits on morning game drive.

•  Drinks and canapès on afternoon game drive.

Stimulating children’s activities include: treasure hunts, waterhole track identification, game drives; to T-shirt painting and clay building competitions – making Tuningi the perfect escape for the whole family.

Our traditional boma is a truly memorable way to experience an evening under the African night sky. Fine cuisine and wines can be sampled while sitting near a warm, crackling fire. This is the perfect opportunity to reminisce, share and discuss the days sightings and experiences.

End off the evening with a sumptuous dessert and a nightcap before bidding farewell to the simmering fire to the calling of your suite.

New in 2018 is the introduction of an underground hide for those low angle shots of elephants, giraffe, zebra, buffalo, kudu, impala etc as they bend down to drink at the waterhole.

Wildlife & Birdlife

Madikwe boasts more than 60 mammal species including the Big Five (lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant) and well over 300 resident and migrant bird species.  Both white and black rhino, as well as the rare endangered wild dog, provide unique sightings to look forward to.

Added Extras

Boma Dinners – Well equipped game viewing land cruisers – WiFi facility at main Lodge
Wedding location – Kid’s activities for all ages