Tuningi Safari Lodge

Amongst the most luxurious accommodation options on the vast Madikwe Game Reserve reserve is Tuningi Safari Lodge, which has just 6 exclusive villas fitted with personal fireplaces, generous timber decks and decadent outdoor rock showers. If travelling with a group of friends or family, also on the premises is a self-contained villa known as Little Tuningi, which features its own kitchen, private ‘boma’ and pool.

In the main lodge is a beautiful lounge, dining area and bar. In addition, there is a large sundeck, infinity pool with views of a popular waterhole and a large open-air ‘boma’ for dinner by firelight. Knowledgeable rangers will pick you up from here in open 4WD vehicles for morning and afternoon game drives or escort you on a journey of discovery on foot.  

Whilst children under 5 years of age aren’t usually allowed to venture into the bush in the same manner as their parents, they are well catered for at Tuningi, which offers a fantastic program involving “bumbles”, essentially short bush outings designed for little ones. In the hours afterwards, kids are looked after by enthusiastic nannies who will entertain them with workbooks, clay workshops and treasure hunts inspired by the surrounding African wilderness.   

Location

How to get to Tuningi Safari Lodge

Guests can transfer by road to Tuningi Safari Lodge from Johannesburg (around 4 hours) or reach the reserve by air, flying directly to Madikwe’s private airstrip (approximately 50 minutes’ flight duration).

Activities at Tuningi Safari Lodge

  • Game drives morning and afternoon
  • Guided walking safaris
  • Bush dining and ‘boma’ dinners

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Tuningi Safari Lodge Highlights

  • One of the most luxurious safari lodges on South Africa’s fifth-largest reserve
  • Malaria-free making it ideal for families with young children
  • Home to all of the “Big 5” and much more
  • Choose from sumptuous chalets or a self-contained villa
  • Fantastic kids’ program tailored to suit children of all ages

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Why travel to South Africa: Described as “a world in one country” South Africa is more than just a safari destination. The wildlife of Kruger and the many private reserves throughout the country are complemented by South Africa’s fascinating history and diverse cultures, the beautiful coastline and majestic landscapes of the Cape.

When is the best time to view animals in South Africa? Gameviewing is best during the dry season (May-Oct); however the summer months are good for general touring and sightseeing.

What is the culture of South Africa? Many different cultures including Zulu, Swazi, Xhosa, Indian, Cape Malay and European. A unique cuisine, as well as distinct music and dance. Elegant Cape Dutch architecture.

What is the climate in South Africa? The inland plateau has a temperate climate (17°-30°C), whilst the coast is subtropical and more humid (22°-30°C). The seasons are the same as Australia, however most of the rain falls in summer. Winters are dry and sunny, but nights can be very cold. The Western Cape is the exception, with a “Mediterranean” climate – cool, wet winters and warm dry summers (17°-24°C).

What can I combine South Africa with?South Africa is easily combined with neighbouring Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia or the nearby tropical island of Mauritius. Johannesburg is a very popular gateway to most of southern and eastern Africa.

How to get to South Africa?Many major airlines including South African Airways, Qantas, Etihad, Emirates, Kenya Airways, Qatar, Singapore Airways and British Airways fly into Johannesburg. There are also many regional airlines such as Air Botswana, and domestic carriers that service local cities such as Cape Town and the Kruger National Park area.

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