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Tuningi Safari Lodge

Nestled within the heart of the sprawling 75,000-hectare Madikwe Game Reserve, Tuningi Safari Lodge immerses holidaymakers in an unforgettable expedition where the ‘Big 5’ roam freely and extravagance knows no bounds. Offering an exclusive and intimate experience with accommodations limited to just 16 guests, this sanctuary combines the elegance of ‘Colonial-chic’ interiors with the raw allure of the African bush. Each luxurious suite is designed with private wraparound decks and al fresco rock showers to bring you closer to nature’s spectacular show. Picture yourself unwinding in a rim-flow swimming pool, the lodge’s boma deck, or an underground hide, all strategically positioned to view a bustling waterhole frequented by elephants, lions, and wild dogs. Enjoy authentic bush dining, twice-daily game drives, and a myriad of activities tailored for both adults and children, ensuring a holistic and enriching escape. With amenities like a gym, in-room spa treatments, and a cosy main lodge where WiFi connectivity meets an atmospheric bar and dining area, Tuningi offers a seamless blend of opulence and adventure that warrants every bit of its five-star rating.

Holidays to Tuningi Safari Lodge

Tucked away in the heart of the vast 75,000 hectare Madikwe Game Reserve, Tuningi Safari Lodge offers an exclusive and intimate retreat for holidaymakers yearning to be at one with nature. With accommodation limited to just 16 guests, the lodge provides a unique blend of indulgence and seclusion, ensuring you share your surroundings with the captivating ‘Big 5’ and scarcely anyone else. The elegant ‘Colonial-chic’ styling of the lodge is accentuated by luxurious suites that boast al fresco rock showers and private wraparound decks, perfect for observing the majestic wildlife in their natural habitat. Guests can unwind in the thatched lodge’s rim-flow swimming pool, relax on the boma and viewing deck overlooking a waterhole, or immerse themselves in authentic bush dining experiences. Whether you’re taking a dip while witnessing elephants graze by the water’s edge or enjoying sundowners as lions and wild dogs come into view, every moment at Tuningi Safari Lodge is infused with the wild allure of the African bush. Complemented by twice-daily game drives, a children’s programme, and a myriad of modern conveniences including a lounge, dining area, gym, and in-room spa treatments, this luxurious escape promises unforgettable wildlife encounters combined with exceptional comfort and service.

Eating & Drinking at Tuningi Safari Lodge

Experience a culinary journey like no other at Tuningi Safari Lodge, nestled in the heart of the verdant Madikwe Game Reserve. Catering to just 16 fortunate guests, this exclusive retreat perfectly marries indulgence with intimacy, presenting a setting where the untamed beauty of the African bush meets ‘Colonial-chic’ sophistication. As you savour the authentic bush dining experience, the enthralling sights and sounds of the ‘Big 5’ provide a captivating backdrop to your meals. The main thatched building houses a charming dining room and bar, where each dish is thoughtfully crafted to elevate your gastronomic adventure. On the boma deck, enjoy sundowners while gazing upon elephants and lions quenching their thirst at the nearby waterhole. Beyond the lodge, the local eateries and restaurants in the vicinity offer an array of culinary delights that blend traditional African flavours with contemporary finesse. Holidaymakers can expect a diverse and mouth-watering assortment of dishes that highlight the rich, local ingredients, ensuring that every bite is a celebration of the region’s vibrant culture and heritage. With twice-daily game drives and luxury amenities like al fresco rock showers and private wraparound decks, Tuningi Safari Lodge is not merely a destination but a seductive symphony of wildlife wonder and culinary excellence.

At Tuningi Safari Lodge, nestled within the vast 75,000-hectare Madikwe Game Reserve, visitors are treated to an exclusive and unforgettable encounter with nature’s most majestic creatures, the ‘Big 5’. A haven designed for just 16 guests, it blends indulgence and intimacy with ‘Colonial-chic’ elegance, offering luxury suites that boast al fresco rock showers and private wraparound decks—perfect spots to marvel at the wildlife meandering nearby. Days commence with thrilling twice-daily game drives led by expert guides, where the untamed beauty of the bush comes vividly to life. The main lodge, adorned with a thatched roof, houses a serene lounge, a dining room, and a bar, crafting spaces for relaxation and socialising. As the day unfolds, the rim-flow swimming pool, gym, and underground hide offer unique vantage points to observe elephants, lions, and wild dogs at the waterhole, ensuring every moment is a potential sighting. Evenings culminate in authentic bush dining at the boma deck, where the sounds and sights of the African night envelop you. Complemented by WiFi in the main lodge, in-room spa treatments, and a curated children’s programme, Tuningi delivers a comprehensive and enchanting safari experience, seamlessly blending adventure with luxury.

Immerse yourself in a world where the wild meets unrivalled luxury at Tuningi Safari Lodge, nestled within the expansive 75,000-hectare Madikwe Game Reserve. Reserved for just 16 fortunate guests, this sanctuary offers an intimate experience amid Africa’s ‘Big 5’. Framed by the lodge’s signature ‘Colonial-chic’ design, the main thatched building houses sumptuous lounges, a dining room, and a bar, creating a homely yet opulent atmosphere. A highlight is the rim-flow swimming pool, which seamlessly blends into the surrounding landscape, offering breathtaking views of a waterhole frequented by elephants, lions, and wild dogs. As you take a refreshing dip, you are serenaded by the sounds of the African bush, with nature’s spectacles unfolding right before your eyes. Whether you’re relaxing by the pool, indulging in an al fresco rock shower, or marvelling at the wildlife from your private deck, every moment at Tuningi Safari Lodge promises an unforgettable blend of luxury and adventure.

Nestled within the heart of the sprawling 75,000-hectare Madikwe Game Reserve, where the ‘Big 5’ roam free, Tuningi Safari Lodge offers an exclusive retreat like no other. Catering to only 16 guests, the lodge combines indulgent luxury with an intimate ambiance, ensuring a truly unique bush experience. The accommodation is seamlessly intertwined with the undisturbed wilderness, each suite adorned in timeless ‘Colonial-chic’ style and boasting features such as al fresco rock showers and private wraparound decks that offer breathtaking views of wildlife meandering just beyond your doorstep. The lodge’s amenities extend the allure further; take a refreshing dip in the rim-flow swimming pool, indulge in invigorating in-room spa treatments or relax on the boma deck as you sip sundowners, observing elephants, lions, and wild dogs quench their thirst at the nearby waterhole. With three sumptuous meals a day, an array of local beverages, and twice-daily game drives included, every aspect of your stay at Tuningi Safari Lodge is designed to immerse you deeply in the enchantment of the African bushveld.

Nestled in the heart of the 75,000-hectare Madikwe Game Reserve, the journey to Tuningi Safari Lodge begins with an easy and scenic transfer from the airport, making it a convenient gateway to your African adventure. The nearest major airport, O.R. Tambo International in Johannesburg, is approximately a four-hour drive, or guests can opt for a faster, more picturesque alternative via a scheduled charter flight to a local airstrip, significantly reducing travel time. Upon landing, a swift and comfortable transfer brings you directly to the lodge, where you’ll be embraced by the intimate and indulgent setting. Catering to only 16 guests, Tuningi offers an unrivalled experience, placing you directly in the midst of the ‘Big 5’ and allowing for personal and unobstructed wildlife encounters. The lodge’s Colonial-chic suites, featuring al fresco rock showers and private wraparound decks, provide an idyllic retreat after twice-daily game drives. Relaxation continues at the rim-flow swimming pool overlooking a bustling waterhole, where you can enjoy a dip while observing elephants, lions, and wild dogs. With amenities such as an in-room spa, curated bush dining, and captivating views, Tuningi Safari Lodge combines luxurious comfort with unparalleled wildlife experiences, making your journey worth every moment.

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