Tuningi Safari Lodge
5 Star Game Lodge in Madikwe Game Reserve
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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. Madikwe Game Reserve is a true African success story and Tuningi proudly enhances the experience! Tuningi Safari Lodge 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. The Lodge offers all the sumptuousness of a five star lodge as well as a warm and relaxed atmosphere, delicious food and fabulous game drives.

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Rates inclusive of 14% V.A.T. • South African Rand • Subject to availability
1 May 2017 to
31 Jul 2017
1 Aug 2017 to
31 Dec 2017
Main Camp - Per Person Per Night Sharing / Single 5 280 6 050
Children 2-12 yrs sharing 2 640 3 025
Family Suite - (sleeps 4) 21 120 24 200
Little Tuningi - Lodge per night max 6 Adults 33 600 40 800

7 days 14 days 30 days
Double suite =2 pax) 2 880.00 pppn 2 995.00 pppn 3 230.00 pppn
Single suite (1 pax) 4 320.00 pn 4 495.00 pn 4 845.00 pn
Family suite (Sleeps 4) 11 515.00 per suite per night 11 985.00 per suite per night 12 925.00 per suite per night

*Single supplement applies from 1st suite booked on last minute rates.
*No 1 night stay reservations over weekends on last minute rates


  • VAT
  • Luxury accommodation
  • Three meals daily
  • Tea/coffee
  • Two game drives daily
  • Transfers
  • Airport departure taxes
  • All beverages
  • Park entry fee to the reserve of R180.00 per adult and R80.00 per child
  • Airstrip landing fee of R240.00 per adult and R150.00 per child
  • Telephone calls
  • Curio purchases
  • Gratuities
  • Additional activities
  • Wellness treatments
  • Laundry

All tariffs quoted are subject to change, without priornotice, however rates quoted for confirmed bookings will be honoured

  • Deposit of 50% of the total accommodation charge is required on confirmation. Balance is due 30 days prior to arrival
Tarrifs Include
  • VAT        
  • Luxury accommodation
  • Three meals daily
  • Tea/coffee
  • Two game drives daily
Tarrifs Exclude
  • Transfers
  • Airport departure taxes
  • All beverages
  • Park entry fee  
  • Airstrip landing fee  
  • Telephone calls
  • Curio purchases
  • Gratuities
  • Additional activities
  • Wellness treatments
  • Laundry
Cancellation Policy
  • In the event of a refund, a 10% administration fee will retained for cancellations received after the card has been charged.
  • One week or less - 100% of full amount
  • Two weeks before arrival - 75% of full amount
  • Four weeks before arrival - 50% of full amount.
  • All cancellations must be made in writing
  • Children of all ages are welcome at most of our lodges (please enquire)
  • Babysitters available
  • Children under 6 years old are not permitted on game drives
  • Children’s programs available at Tuningi and Thakadu
  • Children between 2 – 12 years will pay the child rate when sharing 1 chalet with 2 full paying guests (not the Family Suite).
  • Creating triple suites in a Luxury Suite or adding an additional child to the Family Suite will be subject to availability based on occupancy (please contact Reservations).
  • # Please Note: No single supplement for the first single suite confirmed in any one reservation. Second single suite or more pay a 50% supplement on the per person sharing rate.
Arrival | Departure
  • Guests may arrive any time from 2pm, and rooms are to be vacated by 11:00am.
  • WHAT TO TAKE: • Comfortable walking shoes • Sun hat • Sunglasses • Sun block • Cameras and binoculars • Light, neutral
  • coloured clothing • Swimming costume • Warm jackets are essential in winter (May -October)
  • GATE ENTRANCE FEES: Gates open @ 06h00 & closes @ 21h00.
  • Entrance fee into the Madikwe Reserve by Road, please settle in camp.
Flight | Air Transfers | Private Charters
  • Daily scheduled MADIKWE AIR flights from O.R.Tambo Airport (JIA).
  • Private charters are available on request • Road transfers available on request
  • Entrance Fee into the Madikwe Reserve by Air, please settle in camp.
We would like to inform you that the park management of Madikwe Game Reserve has adjusted the entry fees as of 1.1.2017:
  • Adults: R180
  • Children: R80
  • Day Visitors Fees: R70 per person or child
  • Fly In Fees: Adults R240, Children R150

The following new levy will apply for reservations made at Madikwe Game Reserve from 1 June 2017 and with a check-in date from 1 August 2017:
  • All visitors: ZAR 150 per night
  • Children under 12 years: ZAR 75 per night
  • Babies under 2 years: ZAR 0
Levies are inclusive of VAT and subject to change without prior notice. They will be charged by the respective lodge to the guest's overall bill and paid at check-out.
Bookings with check-in before 1 August 2017 as well as bookings made before 1 June 2017 will not be affected by this new levy.


Set in the rolling hills of the 75 000 hectare malaria-free ‘Big 5’ Madikwe Game Reserve, Tuningi offers a five-star African safari which is enhanced by personalised service in a friendly and relaxed environment.
This private lodge accommodates 16 guests in four Luxury and two double Family Suites.


Little Tuningi, accommodating only six guests in unsurpassed luxury, is part of the Main Lodge, but can be booked on an exclusive basis as stand alone accommodation, making it ideal for families and small group safaris.
This private lodge has a separate Luxury Suite and one Family Suite comprising of two en-suite bedrooms, an adjoining lounge and dining room, kitchenette, wrap-around wooden deck and a separate private pool and mini outdoor boma.


Tuningi Safari Lodge Combines the Wonders of the African Bushveld with the Splendours of Five Star Luxuries.
The main entertainment and reception area of Tuningi Safari Lodge overlooks an active waterhole that provides fantastic game viewing from the safety of an expansive wooden deck. The rim flow pool and comfy lounges give the lodge a sumptuous and welcoming feel.
The décor at Tuningi Safari Lodge is African-chic, with the main thatched lodge comprising of a sumptuous cosy lounge, a spacious dining room and a well-stocked bar and wine cellar
These spaces are interlinked by a sweeping wooden pool deck and walkway that leads to a boma under an ancient sprawling Fig Tree, from which Tuningi derives its name. This boma deck is perfect for outdoor dinners around a blazing log fire, where you can see and hear the wildlife just a few feet away.
For guests who battle to divorce themselves from technology in the bush, they are able to watch satellite TV, and connect with the “outside world” with Wi-Fi, all provided in the Tuningi lounge.

The ideal way for guests to catch up on some quiet time would be to select a book from the library and settle down in the lounge or on one of the outside decks to read, which is often highlighted by some game passing by.

Tuningi is family friendly through and through, and not only offers an endless array of activities to keep the kids entertained, but experienced baby sitters allowing some time-out for the parents.


  • Lounge & Dining Room
  • Bar & Wine Cellar
  • Boma and Viewing Deck Under an Ancient Fig Tree next to an Active Waterhole
  • Wooden Viewing Deck around a Rim-flow Swimming Pool Overlooking a Waterhole
  • Indulgent Massage Treatments
  • Wi-Fi in the Main Lodge
  • Fictional, Non-fictional Books & Novels
  • Satellite Television in Main Lodge (sport channels only)
  • Safari Gear on Sale
  • Babysitting Service (additional cost)

Directions to Tuningi Safari Lodge

 From Johannesburg head north on the N1 towards the N4 Toll road

  • Take the N4 Toll road north west towards Rustenburg, Swartruggens, Groot Marico and Zeerust
  • Once in Zeerust turn right at the second stop street into President Street. There is a signpost on the left that says "Madikwe Game Reserve/Gaborone" and a First National Bank on the corner to the right
  • Follow the R49 towards the reserve for approximately 97km
  • The first entrance to the reserve is Abjaterskop Gate
  • Pass that gate and enter Wonderboom Gate exactly 7km from the first gate

Travelling by Air 

  • You can also fly into Madikwe game reserve with Madikwe Air