Tuningi Safari Lodge - Madikwe Reserve| safari.com

Overview

Situated in the heart of one of South Africa’s most pristine reserves, Tuningi Safari Lodge offers exclusive accommodation surrounded by 75,000 hectares of tranquil wilderness. Privacy is not the only luxury at Tuningi, where the colonial décor of bush villas is matched by the gentle lap of an infinity pool and view of a hidden waterhole.

Blazing log fires and dinner under the stars are all done in five-star style, as are the daily safari drives where guests catch a glimpse of the reserve's abundant game.

Children's Program
Tuningi is one of few lodges in a Big 5 reserve specialising in families with children of all ages. Children over the age of five can join the first game drive with their parents where their behaviour will determine whether they continue joining normal drives or whether they will be moved to kiddies drives. All children under the age of five will be taken on short ‘kiddies bumbles’ after breakfast in the mornings.
Babies will be looked after by Housekeepers who all have professional training, including First Aid. Babysitting will be charged extra

Older children are issued with an activity book where they can record sightings and animal behaviour every day.
On boma evenings children can make their own bread on sticks, or toast marshmallows on the fire

Accommodation

A maximum of 16 guests are accommodated in Tuningi's exclusive bush villas. All villas are appointed with air conditioning, ceiling fans, gas fireplaces, en-suite bathrooms, spacious baths, outdoor rock showers and private wrap around wooden decks. Retractable windows and doors are designed to bring the panoramic views a little closer.

The lodge also welcomes families, intimate groups or VIPs requiring a secluded spot to “Little Tuningi” which is a completely self contained area, accommodating six, for those guests seeking total privacy. A designer kitchen, boma area, dining room, lounge, wrap around wooden deck and private pool see those at Little Tuningi stay in lavish style.

Wildlife

A spectacular array of birds and mammals have flourished in the diversity of landscapes and vegetation zones at Madikwe. The Big Five are just a fraction of the fascinating and exciting species inhabiting the savannah plains, Kalahari sandveld, riverine bush and woodland thickets. Servals, meerkats, wild dogs and cheetahs all roam alongside the marula trees and wild grasses where antelope come to graze. Some 350 bird species have been counted to-date, and the presence of both indigenous and migratory birds offers a visual feast for any bird watcher.

Extra Info

Children
Children of all ages are welcome
Children between 2 – 12 years will pay the child rate when sharing 1 chalet with 2 full paying guests (not the Family Suite).
Children in own room or family unit are charged full rate. No charge for children under 2 years of age.
Children 5 years and younger are not allowed on game drives
Childminders are available at an extra cost.
There is a children’s programme available. 

Please Note
​Entrance fee - R160 per adult & R 65 per child under 12.(subject to change) 
Airstrip landing fee – R215 per adult & R120 per child under 12. (subject to change)

Directions

BY AIR:

•  Flights to O R Tambo Johannesburg International

• Transfers to lodge are available

BY ROAD:

• From Johannesburg head north on the N1 towards the N4 Toll road.

• Head north west towards Rustenburg, Swartruggens, Groot Marico and Zeerust.

• In Zeerust, turn right at the second stop street into President Street.

• There is a signpost on the left that says "Madikwe Game Reserve/Gaborone" and a First National Bank on the corner to the right.

• Follow the R49 towards the reserve for approximately 97km.

• Pass the first entrance to the reserve (Abjaterskop Gate) and enter at Wonderboom Gate exactly 7km from there.

Please note: You will need to pay a gate entrance fee of R160 per vehicle and R40 per person.The entrance fee can only be confirmed at the time of making your reservation (Prices subject to change)

Reviews


Very good and comfortable lodge, efficient and courteous staff, delicious food, experienced ranger that showed us the big five, including a killing of a zebra by four cheetahs. Unforgettable photo safari!! Five stars!

Marcio Lage

"unforgettable!" was one of the best experiences of my life. all the staff was really nice. everything was perfect. thank you!!!

Natali

"Totally Awesome!" Everything was perfect, timely, and efficient. The staff was polite and knowledge about , the animals, and the area! I will be back in the future.

NW

Situated in the heart of one of South Africa’s most pristine reserves, Tuningi Safari Lodge offers exclusive accommodation surrounded by 75,000 hectares of tranquil wilderness. Privacy is not the only luxury at Tuningi, where the colonial décor of bush villas is matched by the gentle lap of an infinity pool and view of a hidden waterhole.

Blazing log fires and dinner under the stars are all done in five-star style, as are the daily safari drives where guests catch a glimpse of the reserve's abundant game.

Children's Program
Tuningi is one of few lodges in a Big 5 reserve specialising in families with children of all ages. Children over the age of five can join the first game drive with their parents where their behaviour will determine whether they continue joining normal drives or whether they will be moved to kiddies drives. All children under the age of five will be taken on short ‘kiddies bumbles’ after breakfast in the mornings.
Babies will be looked after by Housekeepers who all have professional training, including First Aid. Babysitting will be charged extra

Older children are issued with an activity book where they can record sightings and animal behaviour every day.
On boma evenings children can make their own bread on sticks, or toast marshmallows on the fire

A maximum of 16 guests are accommodated in Tuningi's exclusive bush villas. All villas are appointed with air conditioning, ceiling fans, gas fireplaces, en-suite bathrooms, spacious baths, outdoor rock showers and private wrap around wooden decks. Retractable windows and doors are designed to bring the panoramic views a little closer.

The lodge also welcomes families, intimate groups or VIPs requiring a secluded spot to “Little Tuningi” which is a completely self contained area, accommodating six, for those guests seeking total privacy. A designer kitchen, boma area, dining room, lounge, wrap around wooden deck and private pool see those at Little Tuningi stay in lavish style.

A spectacular array of birds and mammals have flourished in the diversity of landscapes and vegetation zones at Madikwe. The Big Five are just a fraction of the fascinating and exciting species inhabiting the savannah plains, Kalahari sandveld, riverine bush and woodland thickets. Servals, meerkats, wild dogs and cheetahs all roam alongside the marula trees and wild grasses where antelope come to graze. Some 350 bird species have been counted to-date, and the presence of both indigenous and migratory birds offers a visual feast for any bird watcher.

Children
Children of all ages are welcome
Children between 2 – 12 years will pay the child rate when sharing 1 chalet with 2 full paying guests (not the Family Suite).
Children in own room or family unit are charged full rate. No charge for children under 2 years of age.
Children 5 years and younger are not allowed on game drives
Childminders are available at an extra cost.
There is a children’s programme available. 

Please Note
​Entrance fee - R160 per adult & R 65 per child under 12.(subject to change) 
Airstrip landing fee – R215 per adult & R120 per child under 12. (subject to change)

BY AIR:

•  Flights to O R Tambo Johannesburg International

• Transfers to lodge are available

BY ROAD:

• From Johannesburg head north on the N1 towards the N4 Toll road.

• Head north west towards Rustenburg, Swartruggens, Groot Marico and Zeerust.

• In Zeerust, turn right at the second stop street into President Street.

• There is a signpost on the left that says "Madikwe Game Reserve/Gaborone" and a First National Bank on the corner to the right.

• Follow the R49 towards the reserve for approximately 97km.

• Pass the first entrance to the reserve (Abjaterskop Gate) and enter at Wonderboom Gate exactly 7km from there.

Please note: You will need to pay a gate entrance fee of R160 per vehicle and R40 per person.The entrance fee can only be confirmed at the time of making your reservation (Prices subject to change)

Very good and comfortable lodge, efficient and courteous staff, delicious food, experienced ranger that showed us the big five, including a killing of a zebra by four cheetahs. Unforgettable photo safari!! Five stars!

Marcio Lage

"unforgettable!" was one of the best experiences of my life. all the staff was really nice. everything was perfect. thank you!!!

Natali

"Totally Awesome!" Everything was perfect, timely, and efficient. The staff was polite and knowledge about , the animals, and the area! I will be back in the future.

NW

Accommodation options

Last Minute Rate - Luxury suite (bookings within 21 days of travel)

Dates PPS Single Unit Sleep
01 Jan 2022 — 31 Dec 2022 $ 249 $ 373 2 people
From $ 249

Per Person Sharing

Check Availability

Includes: Luxury accommodation, 3 meals per day, 2 game drives daily, Game drive drinks (Non-premium beverages only: local beers & spirits, soft drinks, and house wines), tea and coffee and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Minimum 2 night stays over weekends & public holidays

Additional children from 5yrs old sharing with adults in any suite is not allowed due to the New Social Distancing Procedures for Game Drive Vehicles. In order to book an additional child sharing, you will need to book an additional Luxury Suite, or a Family Suite.

Children under 5yrs stay for free (conservation and entry fees apply for children from 3yrs old).

Long stay offer on last minute special: Stay 4 nights and only pay for 3  - only applicable for bookings within 21 days of travel

Valid for International and local travellers

Last Minute Rate - Family suite (bookings within 21 days of travel)

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
01 Jan 2022 — 31 Dec 2022 $ 996 - - 4 people
From $ 996

For 4 people

Check Availability

Includes: Luxury accommodation, 3 meals per day, 2 game drives daily, Game drive drinks (Non-premium beverages only: local beers & spirits, soft drinks, and house wines), tea and coffee and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Minimum 2 night stays over weekends & public holidays

Long stay offer on last minute special: Stay 4 nights and only pay for 3  - only applicable for bookings within 21 days of travel

Valid for International and local travellers

Luxury Suite

Dates PPS Single Unit Sleep
01 Jan 2022 — 31 Dec 2022 $ 562 $ 562 2 people
From $ 562

Per Person Sharing

Check Availability

Includes: Luxury Accommodation, all meals, teas & coffees and twice daily game drives.

Family Suite

Dates Base rate Extra adult Extra child Unit Sleep
01 Jan 2022 — 31 Dec 2022 $ 2,248 - - 4 people
From $ 2,248

For 4 people

Check Availability

Includes : Luxury Accommodation, all meals, game drives, teas & coffees with meals.