- Enjoy a drink on the deck which overlooks an active waterhole, providing superb game viewing.
- Experience 5* service in a friendly and relaxed environment where you become part of the Tuningi family!
- Relax while your children experience the wonders of nature, wildlife and our delicate eco-system first-hand.
- Big FiveYes
- Off RoadYes (for Big 5 Sightings Only)
- Camp FencedYes
- Child PolicyChildren aged 6 years and older are welcome
- Pool2 Communal Pools At The Lodge
- SPAIn-room Massages
- Cellphone SignalYes - Vodacom Only
- Malaria AreaNo
LocationMadikwe Game Reserve
4 hour self drive from Johannesburg. Chartered Flights from Johannesburg to Madikwe available on request.
4 Luxury Suites
2 x 2 bedroom Luxury Family Suites
Rates & Special Offers
Deals By Date
- All rates are subject to availability.
- Proof of SADC residency may be required at the time of booking or upon check-in at the lodge.
- Surcharges and a minimum 3 night stay may apply on rates over peak holiday periods and long weekends.
- Unless otherwise stated, all rates listed are based on a minimum 2 night stay. Surcharges may apply for a 1 night booking.
- Rates quoted are only applicable to South African Residents. Discounted rates for Overseas Residents are available on request.
- Gate Fees to be paid directly at the Lodge:
- R 180 per adult per stay & R 80 per child (3 – 12 years) per stay, subject to change.
- For guests flying in, the gate fees are R 240 per adult per stay and R 150 per child (3 – 12 years) per stay, subject to change.
- 2022 to 28 February 2023: Madikwe Guest Conservation Contribution Fee of R 165 per adult per night & R 82.50 per child (3 – 11 years) per night applies. The fees are subject to change and to be settled at the lodge direct.
Effective 01 March 2023: Madikwe Guest Conservation Contribution Fee of R 190 per adult per night & R 95 per child (under 12 years) per night applies. The fees are subject to change and to be settled at the lodge direct.
- Single supplement of 50% on the per person sharing rate will be charged for single accommodation in a Luxury Suite.
- Children aged 6 years and older are welcome.
- Child rates and accommodation options are available on request.
- Children 6 years and older are permitted on drives at the discretion of the game ranger.
Tuningi Safari Lodge is situated in the Malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve which offers 165 000 acres of prime Game Viewing. The Lodge can accommodate sixteen guests in large, double volume thatched rooms. All rooms have air conditioning, ceiling fans, gas fireplaces, en-suite bathrooms, beautifully appointed baths, outdoor showers and private wrap around wooden decks.
Tuningi is one of the very few 5-star lodges in South Africa that welcomes children and in by doing so, avails them of the wonders of nature, wildlife and our delicate eco-system.
The theme of the decor 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 water hole, all interlinked by a sweeping wooden deck that leads to the 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 delicious, bush dinner, prepared by Tuningi’s Executive Chef, in the boma with a blazing log fire to keep them warm.
Tuningi’s game rangers are highly qualified but more than this they have a skill for making guests feel passionate about the environment and wildlife while offering a unique opportunity for those willing to be educated on many aspects of wildlife and bush etiquette in open 4×4 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. There is also extensive plains game and over 340 species of birds to attract your attention..
THE MADIKWE GAME RESERVE
Herman Charles Bosman has woven many a tale about Abjaterskop and the Marico River. It is perhaps he that best describes the vast area where enselsberg rise from the savannahs and an area that is given life from the Marico River. This is the malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve, 75 000 hectares of unique topography and breathtaking beauty, it is also the home to the big 5, wild dog, cheetah and a large variety of mammal and bird life.
This 75 000 hectare reserve is situated in the North-West province of South Africa, on the border with Botswana. The large diversity of vegetation and ecozones allows for a rich diversity of game and bird species to inhabit the reserve.
The reserve was proclaimed in August 1991, but officially became the estate of the North-West Parks Board on the 31 October 1991.
The reserve is one of very few in the world that was proclaimed purely on the grounds of it being the most appropriate sustainable land use for the area in which the reserve lies. Studies done through independent consultants clearly showed that wildlife-based tourism would be the most beneficial option for an area that was in an economic depression. The vision for Madikwe was to have a joint venture run by the North-West Parks Board, private investors and the local communities living in the surrounding area. The reserve has now become a role model for many similar ventures country wide due to the successes achieved within the reserve.
Prior to the park being proclaimed, work had already begun on clearing derelict farm buildings, fencing, and a number of alien plant species. The park has a number of old buildings that were spared from demolition and now serve as The Parks Board headquarters. There were other game scout outposts built to house game scouts and other reserve staff.
The perimeter was fenced with approximately 150km of electric game fencing, which is electrified to prevent the escape of the larger game species. In the park local business and labour was used to demolish buildings, erect fences and to construct roads, dams and lodges.
- From Johannesburg International Airport now O.R. TAMBO AIRPORT – Take R21 to Pretoria.
- 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 fourth stop street into President Street. There is a signpost on the left that says “Madikwe Game Reserve/Gaborone” and a ABSA 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 at the next gate – Wonderboom Gate exactly 7km from the first gate