About Tuningi Safari Lodge
Understated elegance greets visitors to Tuningi Safari Lodge, a private bush retreat offered for exclusive use of families and small groups of up to 16. There are 2 separate and exclusive private lodges - Main Lodge (10 bed lodge) made up of five en-suite thatched chalets and a separate 6 bed lodge known as Little Tuningi.
Exclusivity and privacy allow you to catch up on your quiet time by selecting a book from our library and settling down in the lounge or on one of the outside decks to read.
Five bedroom lodge sleeping up to 10 persons and a three bedroom lodge sleeping up to 6 persons. Exclusive use of the lodge includes road transfers from the Madikwe Airstrip to the lodge as well as two game drives per day (optional game walks). Excludes lodge transfers, airport tax, park entry fees, tourism levy and cellar wines and champagnes.
Relax in a romantic bedroom with en-suite bathroom and panoramic views of the surrounding bush. Each bedroom and bathroom has its own fireplace that is lit on your return from your evening game drives or when you retire to bed at night. Refreshing and private alfresco outside showers with each bedroom suite and your own private deck to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of the bush. The understated luxury flawlessly compliments your untamed surroundings.
Rise early to be guided by both a private ranger either on foot or in an open game viewer in search of the Big 5 for which the Madikwe Game Reserve is renowned. Lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard are sighted frequently, as are wild dog. The world-renowned BBC and National Geographic wild dog sightings of Madikwe have been well recorded.
MAIN LODGE AT A GLANCE
Main Lodge Suites - Facilities:
• 3x Luxury Suites (2 guests per suite)
• 1x Family Suite (4 guests)
• En-suite bathrooms
• Private wooden viewing deck
• Air-conditioning & heating
• Fireplace in bedroom and bathroom
• Spacious lounge
• Double size bath
• Double basin
• Outdoor showers
• Mini bar stocked on request
• Telephone (internal)
• Mosquito nets
• Mosquito repellent
• Tea / coffee facilities
• Mammal and bird reference guides
• Fashionable magazines
The boma is the perfect place to enjoy dinner next to a blazing fire or enjoy the stars above the canopy of trees in the boma after your evening game drive. Choose your own selected wine to accompany your meal from our extensive wine cellar.
SERVICE & FACILITIES
Sold primarily as two separate lodges (either 10 or 6 beds), this is a marvellously private location to be pampered, relax, experience exceptional game drives or walks, swim in the rim flow pool watching game at your own private waterhole, dine and enjoy the best of the great African outdoors.
Also perfect for couples looking for romantic seclusion or on Honeymoon.
Activities for Children
We accommodate and cater for children of all ages and provide an excellent, educational and fun children’s program. Game Drives – we will allow children over five on the first game drive, giving the guide, parents and other guests the opportunity to determine if they should be allowed on the usual daily game drives, or whether they should be taken out on their own, for shorter “bumbles”. Children under the age of five will be taken on the “bumbles”.
After breakfast, these children go on a 1 hour drive (bumble) to one of the waterholes with a ranger. Before heading off on their drive, the kids are issued with a work book (for those old enough), in which they can tick off the things they’ve seen (dung, animals, spoor, birds and trees). The one with the most ticks gets a surprise on arrival back to camp.
In the evenings, on special occasions, the younger kids get to have their own, private boma dinner with one of the chefs, allowing them to make their own treats. IE: bread on a stick, boerewors rolls, marshmallow braai (barbeque), etc… To end the evening off, we talk about the stars and tell interesting stories about the animals and bush. Alternatively meals can be provided in their room.
Federal Air flight times have been changed to the following:
10:00 & 13:00 departure from Johannesburg and 11:30 & 14:30 departure from Madikwe.