• Tuningi

    Safari Lodge
  • Tuningi

    Safari Lodge
  • Tuningi

    Safari Lodge
  • Tuningi

    Safari Lodge
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

Tuningi Safari Lodge | Madikwe Game Reserve

5 Star Madikwe Game Reserve image
Tuningi Safari Lodge lies within a tranquil valley in the lower western area of Madikwe Game Reserve. This stunning five-star Lodge welcomes children of all ages and can accommodate up to 16 people in four exquisitely decorated luxury suites and two roomy family suites.

Each elegant thatched suite is positioned to ensure you enjoy total privacy and features a comfortable chill space, full bathroom, outdoor rock shower, and wraparound wooden deck from where you can take in the breathtaking vistas of the surrounding pristine bushveld. The retractable doors and windows serve to further enhance the sense of being at one with nature.

Additional facilities include air conditioning, ceiling fans, gas fireplaces plus a safe, mini- bar, tea/coffee making station, percale linen, mosquito nets, robes, slippers, a hairdryer, umbrella, and animal reference guide.

The family units offer all the same amenities found in the regular two-sleeper suites and comprise two double bedrooms linked by a central living space, dining room, and kitchenette.

The main guest hub is connected to the suites by wooden walkways and displays the same classic Afro-centric interiors. Here you’ll find inviting indoor and outdoor sitting areas, a sumptuous dining space, library/TV room with Wi-Fi access, and a well-stocked bar and wine cellar. Tuningi’s main guest hub opens onto a spacious wooden platform from where you can watch the resident bird- and wildlife meandering down to the waterhole for a refreshing drink.

For a more laid-back vantage on the animal action, why not retire to the super comfy reclining chairs alongside the crystal-clear rim flow pool. Alternatively, follow the walkway that leads from the platform to the Boma set below a magnificent old Fig Tree; the perfect setting for fire-lit bush dinners under star-filled night skies. Otherwise, evening meals are served in the cosy dining room.

Hearty brunches are served on the main deck while lunches are typically enjoyed under the massive Fig Tree, affording you an additional opportunity to observe Madikwe’s plentiful game.

For guests wishing to share some time with their significant, an intimate al fresco dinner for two can be organised on request. Families with children also have the option of taking meals in the confines of their suite or feasting on a veritable extravaganza of local flavours in a separate Boma.

Every meal at Tuningi is treated as a reason to celebrate life on safari and created from the freshest and finest ingredients – as per your special dietary requirements – and only improved by the superlative choice of wines.

  •   +

  • More...

    Little Tuningi Private Camp
    Little Tuningi Private Camp is a self-contained base designed to sleep a maximum of six guests in unrivalled luxury. The Camp consists of a regular two-sleeper suite coupled with a family unit as well as a living room, dining space, gourmet kitchen, Boma, expansive timber platform, and swimming pool. While Little Tuningi is built to offer utter seclusion, guests are of course welcome to access the main hub and its amenities.

    As you’d expect, Tuningi Safari Lodge gives guests ample chances to explore the wonders of Madikwe Game Reserve, home to the Big 5 and a spectacular diversity of African fauna and flora.

    Outdoor adventures include thrilling sunrise and sunset game drives in state-of-the-art Land Cruisers and informative walking trails accompanied by qualified field guides. For a more exclusive encounter with Madikwe’s resident wildlife and bird species, a dedicated two-person excursion can be arranged at an extra charge.

    Due to safety concerns, children under the age of six are unfortunately unable to participate in the regular game drives. However, as a family-oriented Lodge, Tuningi has lots to offer junior guests. The exciting and entertaining children’s programme starts  with a post-breakfast supervised “bumble” to one of the waterholes. Other activities include treasure hunts, drawing, clay modeling, puzzle building, swimming, T-shirt painting, cooking with the chef, tracing tracks, and recording animal movements.

    The Lodge’s fantastic nannies are always on hand to keep a watchful eye on the little ones, so you can enjoy your downtime with having to worry about them. Perhaps even treat yourself to a rejuvenating spa therapy in the comfort of your suite or on your deck;
    what better way to conclude another incredible day in this untamed wilderness.

    Tuningi Safari Lodge also provides a picturesque setting for your nuptial celebration and can cater to parties of up to 40 guests. From the open-air rehearsal dinner to the customary exchanging of your wedding vows atop a small “koppie” looking out towards the Waterberg range in the distance, Tuningi’s attention to detail and personalised service will ensure your big day proceeds flawlessly.

    Its stylish accommodation, a warm atmosphere, exceptional cuisine, and unrivalled game viewing are what make family-friendly Tuningi Safari Lodge a favourite destination for family and group bushveld getaways.
  • 1
  • icon Rates
  • icon Rooms
  • icon Facilities
  • icon Location
  • icon Terms
  • icon Wedding
Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rand • Subject to availability
All tariffs quoted are subject to change, without prior notice, however rates quoted for confirmed bookings will be honoured
Details 1  Aug 2018
to 31 Dec 2018
1 Jan 2019
to 31 Dec 2019
Main Camp - Per Person Per Night Sharing / Single R6 850 R7 760
Children 2-12 yrs R3 425 R3 880
Family Suite - (sleeps 4) R27 400 R31 040


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

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

Main Camp
* 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.

  • Deposit of 20% of the total accommodation charge is required on confirmation. Balance is due 30 days prior to arrival
Tarrifs Include
  • Luxury Accommodation,
  • all meals,
  • game drives,
  • teas & coffees with meals.
Tarrifs Exclude
  • Curio shop purchases,
  • drinks, telephone calls, entrance fee (fly in or drive in),
  • laundry services,
  • airstrip to lodge transfers. (Tuningi doesn’t charge for these transfers from the Western Airstrip, however, when the weather is bad and they have to land at the Eastern Airstrip there will be a charge of R250 per vehicle, one way). 
Cancellation Policy
   Our cancellation policy is as follows:
  •  45–30 days – 50% of full amount
  •  30–15 days – 75% of full amount
  •  14 days or less – 100% of full amount Bookings are not transferabl
  • Children between 2 – 12 years will pay the child rate when sharing 1 chalet with 2 full paying guests (not the Family Suite).
  • Children of all ages are welcome.
  • Baby-sitters are available at an extra cost.
  • Children 5 years and younger are not allowed on game drives.
  • There is a children’s programme available.
  • Children in own room or family unit are charged full rate.
  • No charge for children under 2 years of age
Arrival | Departure
  • Guests may arrive any time from 14h00, and rooms are to be vacated by 11h00.
  • Early check in/ departure subject to supplements.
  • Wonderboom gate opens at 06h00 and closes at 21h00.
  • Please phone the lodge directly if you are going to arrive later than 15h00
Flight | Air Transfers | Private Charters
  •  There are daily scheduled Madikwe Air/Federal Air flights from O.R Tambo Airport (JIA).
  •  Private Charters & road transfers are available on request.
  •  Please note we require a 25% deposit in order to secure a ground or air transfer.
  Wedding package 2018
A wedding at Tuningi is more than just a ceremony; it is a celebration of the love between two people...

At Tuningi, your wedding ceremony will become a subtle combination of African chic, grace and charm. The ceremony will take place on a ‘koppie’ (hill) overlooking the northern
part of the Madikwe Game Reserve. Defined by careful attention to detail, service and co-ordination, the Tuningi team will lend a stylish yet relaxed and welcoming atmosphere to your exclusive wedding....
On the night of arrival we will treat you and your guests to a traditional bush dinner in the middle of the reserve under the stars. The day of the wedding will begin lazily with a
relaxed brunch on the deck at the lodge, after which all will have time for a rest before the big event.
Defined by careful attention to detail, service and co-ordination, the Tuningi team will lend a stylish yet relaxed and welcoming atmosphere to your exclusive bush wedding.

  •  Game drives the day before and after the wedding for all guests that are accommodated at the lodge.
  •  Bush dinner the night before the wedding for all the guests.
  •  Wedding ceremony in the bush on a hilltop.
  •  A welcome drink and snack in the Tuningi boma, overlooking the waterhole, during the bridal couple’s photoshoot.
  •  Wedding reception and dinner in the Main Lodge.
  •  Single layer wedding cake with topping of your choice.
  •  Singing and dancing of Lodge choir.
  •  Special wedding turndown for the bridal couple including a bottle of South African sparkling wine.
  •  Wedding gift for the bridal couple, courtesy of Tuningi.
  •  Full body massage for bride and groom.
  •  Witnesses at the ceremony (lodge staff).
  •  Pressing of bride and groom garments.

This package EXCLUDES: (To be quoted on request)
  •  The Minister, his/her travel and preparation and processing of all legal documents.
  •  Photographer, hairdresser, make-up artist and additional beauty treatments.
  •  Accommodation.
  •  All Beverages.
  •  Flowers of your choice. wedding package

Exclusive lodge booking of 16 pax
Weddings of up to 40 guests can be catered for, please contact reservations for a quote

Need Assistance ?

South Africa RSA  +27 87 820 0021

Business Hours

Mon – Fri: (09:00 - 17:00)
Sat: (09:00 - 13:00)
Time Zone UTC/GMT +2 hours

E-mail: safaris@madikwe.net


What sets us Apart!

Ideal for family or small groups
Rich biodiversity of game
Large elephant population
Over 350 bird species
Effortless road and air access

Why Book With Us?

Personal inter-action
Lodges with high standards
Stay in control of your booking
Most special deals by far
Secure payment process (SSL)
South African based
Superior knowledge
Expert advice
No booking fees

Entry Fees

Once-off payment
Paid directly by clients
Park fees
  - R180 per Adults per STAY
  - R105 Child per  STAY
Guest Conservation Contribution
  - R150 per Adults per DAY
  - R75 per Child (under 12 years) per DAY
SUBJECT to change without notice
split image
Once-off payment
Paid directly by clients
Flight landing fee
  - R240 per Adult
  - R150 per Child (under 12 years)
SUBJECT to change without notice