Welcome To Tuningi Safari Lodge, Madikwe Game Reserve, North West
Tuningi is a stunning game lodge set in a valley in western section of Madikwe. It accommodates 16 people in double volume, free standing thatched rooms that all have their own private decks as well as beautiful interiors.
Tuningi stands apart from most other five star game lodges in that children of all ages are accepted and there are two family suites in which parents and their children can be accommodated in their own rooms but are all under one roof with an enormous living area and deck too.
There is also the option of Children’s game drives. Tuningi offers all the sumptuousness of a five star lodge as well as a warm and relaxed atmosphere, delicious food and fabulous game drives.
Tuningi Safari Lodge is located in the 75 000-hectare malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve which is located in the North West Province of South Africa.
Tuningi Safari Lodge can accommodate 16 people for an awesome bush experience which is impossible to replicate in larger concerns. The lodge can be booked
for exclusive use for sixteen guests or alternatively Little Tuningi will offer exclusivity to a smaller group with a maximum of six guests.
Our lodge offers some of the best views in Madikwe as well as the feeling of tranquility given by the surrounding trees under which the main building, two family units and 4 luxury bush villas nestle, an intimate homely setting offering complete privacy.
All bush villas have air-conditioning, ceiling fans, gas fireplaces, en-suite bathrooms, outdoor rock showers and private wrap around wooden decks.
Morning and afternoon/evening game-drives in open game-viewing vehicles, bush sundowners and drink stops in the Reserve, visits to hides.
Regrettably, due to safety concerns, children under 6 years of age are unable to participate in game-drives (shorter kiddies game drives can be arrange after breakfast).
Game-rich country with Big Five (black & white rhino, elephant, lion, buffalo and leopard) cheetah, wild dog, kudu, springbok, eland, red hartebeest, giraffe and impala, A paradise for bird watchers.
Mammals: As a result of Operation Phoenix, one of the largest relocation programmes of its kind, Madikwe Game Reserve has a diverse mammal population.
Birds: A special feature of Madikwe lies in its unique location, a transition zone on the edges of the Kalahari, where a number of rare species occur naturally. Over 350 species of birds have been recorded at Madikwe including many interesting raptors. Listed here is a number species to look out for. Read More...
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Park Entry Fees
Guests booked at Lodges
Fly In Fees
R215 - Adults
R120 - Children
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