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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
55% Off normal rate - Bookable within 21 days of travel
Honeymoon SPECIAL
$ 500 USD
$ 230 USD
$ 500 USD
SPECIAL - Great news, you appear to be from a SADC country and can enjoy the discounted rate shown!
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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$ 660 USD
$ 350 USD
Per person per night
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What our guests say about Keith

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
April 9, 2024
Keith answered all of my questions…
Keith answered all of my questions without any issues. He addressed everything that I asked and was quite prompt in his responses.
Dannyelle Hampton
March 29, 2024
Thank you so much Keith
Thank you so much Keith! You’ve made booking our holiday and the Safari so easy. We look forward to meeting you.
Coral Stewart
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Apr 21, 2024
Fantastic travel agent for African safari family trip!
Wow! Shann was and is fantastic! She figured out a way to make our entire trip work. We are going on a 2 week trip to South Africa and Botswana. She really helped tie it all together as a wonderful, cohesive trip. She is super nice and super smart and very knowledgeable. She is also flexible and thoughtful, etc., etc. When the chips were down (and we literally were considering pulling the plug on the whole trip), she found a way to make the entire itinerary work and got us excited about our wonderful adventure! Highly recommend!
Apr 20, 2024
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We were looking for a Safari. Anja from Safari.com supported us to book accommodation and flights, she was very polite, super fast and very supportive. We can recommend her and Safari.com, it was great to book there.
Apr 20, 2024
The customer service was top-notch!
I was really impressed with the level of service I received from Heleen Coetzee. I had a great experience with the customer service team at this company. They were very responsive and helpful, and they were able to resolve my issue quickly. I would definitely recommend this company to others.
Apr 20, 2024
Excellent news information and service…
Excellent news information and service from Sara. She made it a smooth experience booking a safari.
Apr 17, 2024
Great experience!
Leigh-Ann was very helpful, responsive and knowledgeable about our safari options. Handled our safari booking, transfers and even hotel in Cape Town for us! We’re excited for our trip - Thank you :)
Apr 16, 2024
Sara is really friendly and helpful. She has planned everything according to our wishes and made all our wishes feasible.
Monique Schickling
Apr 12, 2024
Anja is very attentive and patient.
Anja is very attentive and patient.
Apr 11, 2024
Shann is a great professional
Shann immediately demonstrated pleasant professionalism, competence, experience and patience. She advised and accompanied me in organizing the trip. She listened to all my needs and the suggestions were very fruitful for me. he was very kind and always available even during the holidays. thank you Shann
Apr 11, 2024
It was easy
It was easy, it all worked as planned, our expectations were exceeded. Anja was easy to communicate with through Whatsapp and always responded promptly to any questions.
Tim Ainslie
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