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Situated only four and half hours drive from Johannesburg and in the heart of one of South Africa’s most pristine reserves, Tuningi Safari Lodge offers exclusive accommodation surrounded by the 75,000 hectares of tranquil wilderness which makes up the Madikwe Game Reserve.


  • Tuningi Safari Lodge offers a luxurious bushveld escape in the Malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve
  • Superb, spacious accommodation suited for couples & families
  • Impressive Big-5 game viewing and personalised service in a friendly and relaxed environment

You should know

  • Children of all ages are welcome at Tuningi Safari Lodge.
  • Children in their own room or family unit are charged full rate.
  • No charge for children under 2 years of age.
  • Children between 2 – 12 years will pay the child rate when sharing 1 chalet with 2 full paying guests (not the Family Suite).
  • No children under 5 years are permitted on scheduled game drives.
  • Children over 5 years may accompany their parents on full game drives or participate in 'bush bumble drives' at the discretion of the lodge.
  • Babysitting is available at an additional cost.
  • All scheduled bumbles, kid’s meals and the children’s programme are included in the rate.

The detail

Madikwe Game Reserve is one of the largest private game reserves in South Africa and boasts a rich diverse vegetation that inhabits an abundance of wildlife. Madikwe is one of few game reserves in the world that was proclaimed a wildlife reserve based on the landscape being favorable to the sustainability of Africa's most loved animals.  

Tuningi Safari Lodge derived its name from an ancient sprawling Fig Tree that can be seen in the outdoor boma of the lodge. Tuningi was designed to offer guest privacy and tranquility and with only six luxurious suites, Tuningi is the ideal destination for family and small group getaways.

Each beautifully appointed Suite is spacious and boasts an en-suite bathroom with an oversized bath and fabulous views, a private outdoor rock shower, comfortable lounge area, a gas fireplace, air-conditioning and overhead fans. 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.

The Lodge was carefully designed to cater for children of all ages, with two spacious Family Suites. Each suite features two en-suite double bedrooms and is joined by a dining area, kitchenette, living room and an expansive timber deck that overlooks the bush.

The lodge facilities include a reception area, lounge area with satellite television and Wi-Fi connectivity, dining area, bar, library, wine cellar, sparkling swimming pool, outdoor boma, and a game viewing deck which overlooks an active waterhole. The lodge is also a popular choice for wedding ceremonies.

The Madikwe Reserve is explored on exciting walking trails and open safari vehicles, accompanied by Tuningi’s experienced rangers.

A spectacular array of birds and mammals have flourished in the diversity of landscapes and vegetation zones at Madikwe. The reserve is home to a number of animal species, including the famous Big Five and other rare species such as servals, meerkats, endangered wild dogs and cheetahs. Some 420 bird species have been recorded, making the Madikwe Reserve a prime bird watching destination.

Children are welcome at Tuningi and are kept busy with their very own interactive bush program that incorporates wildlife-themed educational fun.

Tuningi is ideal for solo explorers, couples, small groups and families looking for a rewarding luxury safari experience.

Price 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.
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Rates & Pricing

All promotions for this lodge are shown below, you can also view all current safari specials here.
Last minute SPECIAL
Book a stay within 3 weeks of arrival and receive a discount of $280. Valid From 1 January - 31 December 2024
Honeymoon SPECIAL
$ 580 USD
$ 580 USD
Rates are starting prices per person, per night sharing.
With specials, we always use the best promotion available, please contact our experts for more guidance.
We are able to arrange travel insurance that will make this booking totally refundable.

Packages that include this lodge

5 Day Madikwe Big 5 Safari Escape
4 nights at Tuningi Safari Lodge
All meals
Outdoor rain-shower
Twice daily game drives
Traversing Over 75 000 ha of Vast Plains
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$ 710 USD
Per person per night
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What our guests say about Keith

May 20, 2024
The gentleman Keith assisting me with…
The gentleman Keith assisting me with my booking was absolutely amazing and patient.
May 17, 2024
Safari booked. SA here I come.
I have never been to SA before, so naturally I was a bit apprehensive about booking a safari on my own. I turned to safari.com for help and I'm so glad I did. Keith was so helpful, patient and saved me money! That's a win, win, win. I would recommend safari.com to anyone planning their trip and their experiences in SA.
Will Edwards
April 10, 2024
Keith was extremely helpful during the…
Keith was extremely helpful during the booking process. He is the only reason I continued the booking process with your firm. There were issues with your website among other things that had me feeling uncomfortable. Keith has great energy which eased my concerns. I feel the package Keith put together is great and I expect to have a wonderful trip.
Karl F
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Jul 12, 2024
Wonderful experience!
Dolan has been amazing getting everything set up for our trip to South Africa next year. He has made the process so stress free and has been so responsive with every question I’ve had! Will absolutely be utilizing Dolan and safari.com again in the future!
Hannah Sneyd
Jul 12, 2024
Who could ask for a better agent than Mel
Our agent Mel listened to our proposed itinerary whilst in South Africa and came up with great suggestions to make it memorable She was very quick to answer any questions we had, efficient at providing quotes and very compassionate when a family crisis derailed the booking process for a while
Stuart & Sharon
Jul 11, 2024
Well structured with comprehensive…
Well structured with comprehensive details provided and easy guidance for choosing and booking. All trip operators were prompt and professional in their responses.
Jul 10, 2024
Great, efficient, going above and beyond service by Nicole!
Nicole has been extremely helpful with my queries, and going above and beyond to help me understand the Sabi sands experience better. When one of the lodge I enquired was sold out, she also recommended various options I could explore, and offers her valuable point of view. Examples - she ensured to pass on my room requests successfully and liaised with the lodge efficiently, ensuring to make our anniversary experience at the safari a great one. She also proactively offered to help me to continue looking for alternatives when I told her the transport options were beyond my budget. Thank you so much Nicole! Because of this we look forward to our experience with Safari.com and at Arathusa lodge.
Jie Ning Lee
Jul 10, 2024
Makinbooking a pleasure
Tanya has been great, efficient, friendly and went the extra mile in providing information not only to me but also to people (who joined late) in my group. A pleasure to work with.
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Jul 9, 2024
I made a request for a safari…
I made a request for a safari reservation on short notice. The Safari Consultant Lisa Liprini jumped on my request and successfully found me a safari that suited my timelines. She was prompt and very communicative.
Jul 9, 2024
Repeat customer
I used Safari.com in 2022 when my husband and I went on our first safari to Kruger National Park. They were professional, quick and easy to work with. I was anxious to return again in 2024 and Mel didn't disappoint with her planning, quick response and attention to my requests. Unfortunately, I cannot complete my wish to return this year but when I do return...Mel is who I will reach out to.
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Jul 8, 2024
Excellent very nice
Excellent very nice
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Jul 8, 2024
Excellent safari company and agent
I have booked 2 safaris with Safari.com and Anja in particular. We have yet to take the second one but the first was a safari in Botswana. Everything far exceeded expectations and every detail handled with top notch drivers, hotels, safari lodges and guides. Anja was very responsive and helped us plan our safari. We were so happy with it that we are doing another this year.
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