Tuningi Safari Lodge

On the vast Madikwe Game Reserve is the luxurious Tuningi Safari Lodge as well as family-friendly Little Tuningi, a self-contained private villa.

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.   


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

Find out more about our tailor made African safaris.
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Accommodation in malaria free game reserves.

Below are some of our preferred tented camps and lodges in malaria free game reserves. Please contact us to tailor accommodation options to suit the style of your trip and your budget.

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

Malaria-free Kwandwe Private Game Reserve on South Africa’s Eastern Cape offers five safari lodges, each designed to showcase the remote beauty of the surrounding landscape.

Madikwe River Lodge

Family-friendly Madikwe River Lodge is a relaxed, comfortable safari lodge set in South Africa's wonderful, malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve which is home to all of the iconic "Big 5" and much more.

Shamwari Game Reserve

On South Africa’s pristine Eastern Cape, Shamwari Game Reserve is an excellent safari destination being malaria-free and home to fantastic wildlife including all of the legendary "Big 5".

Tau Game Lodge

Located on the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, Tau Game Lodge offers an authentic safari experience in a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere.

Tswalu Kalahari

South Africa’s largest private game reserve, Tswalu Kalahari is inhabited by over 80 mammal species including meerkat and desert rhino.

Tuningi Safari Lodge

On the vast Madikwe Game Reserve is the luxurious Tuningi Safari Lodge as well as family-friendly Little Tuningi, a self-contained private villa.


South Africa Itineraries

The following tours are private, independent and can be easily customised to suit your personal travelling requirements. Please contact us to begin designing your personalised South Africa experience.

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