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Tuningi Safari Lodge
This private and exclusive lodge offers both local and international guests a superior product enhanced by an impressive Big 5 safari experience. 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 boma area.
About the Lodge
No other holiday resort can be compared to Tuningi Safari Lodge. This 5-star lodge is a member of The Leading Independent Hotels of Southern Africa, and is situated on the picturesque 165, 000 acre malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve.
Tuningi is one of the very few 5-star lodges in South Africa that welcomes children, and in by doing so, incorporates them into the wonders of nature, wildlife and our delicate eco-system.
Tuningi Safari Lodge can luxuriously accommodate sixteen guests in exclusive Bush Villas. The lodge itself has been designed in such a way that it can be divided for families, intimate groups or VIP’s in search of utter privacy - a concept that is unique to Tuningi.
Madikwe Game Reserve is MALARIA FREE and offers 165 000 acres of prime Game Viewing including Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo, and Rhino. As well as the Big Five Madikwe offers fantastic opportunities to view the rare and endangered Wild Dog which is a mega "tick" on any game viewers list. There is also extensive plains game and over 340 species of birds to attract your attention.
The BBC and National Geographic have visited Madikwe on several occasions to capture the impressive wildlife, especially the wild dogs that have firmly placed Madikwe on the tourism map.
Madikwe Game Reserve is a mere 3 ½ hours drive from Johannesburg and for those that wish to experience an exhilarating fly-in safari, the reserve has an excellent all weather 1 500-metre gravel airstrip with daily return shuttle flights from Johannesburg International Airport.
Sold primarily as two separate lodges (either 10 or 6 beds), this is a marvellously private location to be pampered, relax, experience exceptional game drives or walks, swim in the rim flow pool watching game at your own private waterhole, dine and enjoy the best of the great African outdoors.
Transfers can be arranged from within South Africa and from Botswana.
There is a scheduled Federal Air flight that flies in and out of the Reserve daily. Should you wish to charter a plane to suit your own time frame this can be arranged through Madikwe Charters.
From Johannesburg, head north on the N1 towards the N4 Toll road. Travel along the N4 Toll road north west towards Rustenburg, Swartruggens, Groot Marico and Zeerust. Once you've reached Zeerust, turn right at the second stop street into President Street.
There is a signpost on the left reading 'Madikwe Game Reserve / Gabarone'. Follow the R49 towards Madikwe for about 97km (60.27 miles). Continue past the first entrance (Abjaterskop Gate). Continue for another 7km (4.34 miles) and enter the Wonderboom Gate.