Tuningi Safari Lodge

Tuningi Safari Lodge


The superb Tuningi Safari Lodge is hard evidence that luxury and wilderness do mix. Situated at approximately three and a half hours distance from Johannesburg, the sophisticated lodge lies amidst the natural splendour of the 750 square kilometre large Madikwe Game Reserve.


The Madikwe Reserve is one of South Africa’s few wildlife sanctuaries that sport the famous Big Five. Encounter the five classic representatives of African big game from up close!


A member of the association Leading Independent read more » Hotels of Southern Africa, the Tuningi Safari Lodge provides just the right setting to spend your priceless holiday in fine style.


Quaint colonial chic envelops the noble house. The main building accommodates a comfortable lounge perfect for relaxing and indulging in the elegant flair.


Soft candlelight and the flickering glow cast by oil lanterns setting the tone, step out onto the viewing platform complete with an infinity pool. The pool does not only provide welcome relief from the summer’s heat but also commands a stunning view of the adjacent waterhole where the wildlife gathers for a refreshing drink.


The platform also grants direct access to the typical African boma. On a fine night, dinner is often served around the crackling campfire – an exotic culinary highlight!


The classic dining room is decked out in a more elegant fashion. No matter where your preferences concerning the ambience lie, the aspiring cuisine is famous for its scrumptious delicacies. The adjoining bar serves everything you need to digest a sumptuous meal.


Those who shy at the long and rough drive out to the Tuningi Safari Lodge may choose a flight landing on the reserve’s private airstrip. Daily flights are available.


Having arranged for transportation, indulge in the magnificent wilderness experience. Almost all of Africa’s wildlife can be observed at the reserve. Madikwe features an unrivalled diversity of species.


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Make yourself at home! A magnificently comfortable and friendly atmosphere has been created at the Tuningi Safari Lodge. To underpin the exclusive nature, only a very limited number of guests is accommodated read more » at the lodge at any one time.


Tuningi features a total of only four luxurious cottages and two family suites. The six units accommodate a maximum number of 16 discerning guests.


Typical African art adorns the rooms’ elegant interior. Great attention has been dedicated to every detail. The rooms are tastefully furnished and feature a modern air-conditioning system and ceiling ventilators to ensure your comfort even on a hot day.


An open fireplace takes the edge out of a cool night’s chill and infuses the ambience with a cosy and romantic note. The beautifully designed en suite bathrooms are another highlight. The bathtubs have been partially set into the floor.


Large window fronts flood the rooms with sunlight. In the morning, step outside onto your private sundeck and experience the exotic delight of an open-air shower. The hot water and a light breeze caressing your skin … what better way is there to start a new day in the desert?


The suite Little Tuningi features some extra amenities. A designer kitchen, a cosy lounge and a dining room add to the luxurious flair. Little Tuningi accommodates up to six distinguished guests.


The spacious bedroom equipped with a large, soft bed promises sweet dreams to come. A billowing mosquito net does not only protect you from unwelcome visitors but also adds an adventurous touch to the elegant room’s ambience.


An open-air boma, a sweeping timber sundeck and a private pool complete the extravagant facilities. Indulge in the stylish atmosphere and the peace and quiet of your luxurious accommodation – an extraordinary lodge cut out for an extraordinary holiday!


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Africa is not only mankind’s cradle but also a home to a stunning variety of species. At the Tuningi Safari Lodge, you will come eye to eye with majestic lions, imposing elephants, massive rhinos, swift read more » leopard and graceful giraffes.


The game drives offer you the opportunity to spot the famous Big Five. Safaris at the Madikwe Game Reserve are an inspiring experience. Furthermore, the reserve has become one of the last refuge sites for the endangered wild dogs.


An alternative to the classic game drives are the guided safari walks. Both options allow you to observe various antelope species and the guides also point out South Africa’s many colourful bird species that you encounter along the way.


It is a pleasure for the experienced and well-trained rangers to share their intimate knowledge of the land and its inhabitants with interested guests. They ensure that the safaris are not only entertaining but also highly educative.


Having experienced the thrills of a big game safari, come back to your luxurious lodge and indulge in sweet idleness. Stroll over to the Tuningi’s well-stocked library to browse through the selection of excellent books.


Slip into the foam-topped water of the bathtub and enjoy the breathtaking view the tub commands of the surrounding bushland. On your request, the service team will have a crackling fire going for you upon your return to your cottage.


Having relaxed to your heart’s content, dinner is ready. The delicious gourmet creations are most fittingly accompanied by one of South Africa’s excellent wines. The focus is on creating an atmosphere of serene tranquillity, loud and obtrusive entertainment is avoided.


The Tuningi Safari Lodge’s concept aims at providing an exclusive hideaway to escape the stress and tension of everyday life. In harmony with nature - is the notion the Tuningi is striving for.


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