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South Africa Safari Holidays -Tuningi Safari Lodge

Situated in the world renowned 165,000 acre Madikwe Game Reserve, Tuningi is a 5 star lodge offering malaria-free safari holidays in South Africa. The private and exclusive, Tuningi Safari Lodge offers luxury accommodation and a chance to view Africa's Big 5 game animals as well as a number of other endangered species such as African Wild Dog and Cheetah. Out of Africa staff are big fans of the Madikwe Game Reserve which is less crowded than its more famous neighbour, Kruger. We highly recommend it for a safari holiday in South Africa combined with golf or a stay somewhere like Cape Town or Botswana. We would highly recommend it for a safari honeymoon.

The theme of the décor is ‘Colonial African chic’ and the main thatched lodge offers a sumptuous lounge, a spacious dining room and a well-stocked bar with an impressive rim flow pool that overlooks a watering hole, all interlinked by a sweeping wooden deck that leads to the outdoor dining or 'boma' area.

As night sets in, lanterns and candles are lit and the mood goes from bush to baroque. Guests return from their game drive to be presented with a bush extravaganza dinner, prepared by Tuningi’s Executive Chef, in the boma with a blazing log fire to keep them warm.


Tuningi Safari Lodge can accommodate 16 guests in exclusive villas and the lodge itself has been designed in such a way that it can be divided for families, intimate groups or VIPs. The suites were designed to create spacious, airy rooms by blending interiors with the bush through utilising retractable doors and windows wherever possible.  

All of the guest rooms at Tuningi and Little Tuningi have air conditioning, ceiling fans, fireplaces, en-suite bathrooms with beautifully appointed baths, outdoor rock showers and private wrap around wooden decks.

Game Viewing
Tuningi’s game rangers are highly qualified and have a skill for making guests feel passionate about the environment and wildlife while offering a unique insight into the many aspects of wildlife and the environment.

Game viewing can be either on foot, for those brave enough, or in 4×4 open air vehicles. Lion, elephant, buffalo, white and black rhino, leopard and the rare and endangered wild dog are only some of the unique sightings to experience during your stay at Tuningi.

Madikwe Game Reserve is 4 hours drive from Johannesburg or a short 40 minute hop by plane to the airstrip. It is only 2 hours drive from Sun City making it an ideal combination, especially for families. 

For our golfing clients, we can offer a Sun City Golf and Madikwe Safari itinerary, which can also include a few nights in Cape Town. Have a look at our South Africa Golf Holidays.

Speak to our experts about a safari holiday in South Africa at Madiwke and staying at Tuningi Safai Lodge. Call us on +44 208 249 5919 or +65 919 412 56 or by email, contact us here.

  • Full Board basis
  • Air conditioning
  • Fan
  • Fire places
  • En suite bathroom
  • Indoor & outdoor shower
  • Private deck
  • Safe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • TV
  • Swimming pool
  • Family rooms
  • Child friendly lodge & activities
  • wifi
Getting There
Madikwe can be reached by road, approx 4 hours from Johannesburg or a 45 minute charter flight to the Madikwe Airstrip.