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Welcome to Tuningi Safari Lodge

Searching for malaria free game reserves in South Africa? Tuningi Safari Lodge is situated in the 75 000 hectare malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve, one of the largest private game reserves in South Africa and home to the Big 5.

Tuningi Safari Lodge accommodates up to 16 guests in four Luxury Suites and two Family Suites, each of which boast incredible views from private wrap-around decks. The main lodge offers a cosy lounge and airy dining room, a bar and a communal rim flow pool. These areas are interlinked by a wooden deck that leads down to a boma and viewing deck overlooking an active waterhole.

During a stay at Tuningi Safari Lodge, guests are taken on two daily game drives in open-air Land Cruisers, led by a professional and knowledgeable game ranger. Each day brings something different, as you experience the endless fascination of Africa’s wildlife. Whether it is a pride of lion on the hunt, a leopard feasting in a tree, elephant going about their business, or impalas grazing – all offer an unforgettable experience!

One of the few malaria free game reserves in South Africa, Madikwe Game Reserves lies within a transition region between the Kalahari thornveld and the Lowveld bushveld, and as such, is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. With 86 mammals, 420 bird species and 105 species of trees recorded, there is little left to be desired for nature lovers. As well as the Big 5, the Madikwe Game Reserve also features a healthy population of cheetah and the endangered wild dog. The game rangers at Tuningi Safari Lodge are highly qualified and have sound knowledge of the fauna and flora within the reserve and convey this passion and knowledge to guests during game drives.

Tuningi Safari Lodge welcomes children of all ages and in doing so, presents them with the opportunity to experience the wonders of Mother Nature first-hand. Kids over 5 are welcome to enjoy the usual daily game drives with their parents. Children under 5, however, are looked after by the lodge’s professional child minders until they wake, and then taken to the main lodge for breakfast. After this, as part of the kid’s programme, they are issued with a workbook in which they can tick off all the wildlife they see and taken out on shorter no-less-riveting ‘bumbles’ with one of the rangers.

GETTING TO TUNINGI

Situated near the Botswana border, in South Africa’s Madikwe Game Reserve, Tuningi Safari Lodge can be reached by car from Johannesburg in 4.5 hours. For those with a wider budget, who wish to experience an exhilarating fly-in safari, Federal Airlines operates scheduled 45-minute charters from OR Tambo to Madikwe Game Reserve. The lodge is a 20-minute complimentary transfer from the strip. What’s more, if you’re on the lookout for a road transfer, we will gladly assist with one through our reliable partners, at an additional cost.

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To find out more about a malaria free safari at Tuningi Safari Lodge or to book your stay with us, get in touch with the reservations team on book@tuningi.co.za or +27 (0) 11 781 5384.

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One of the few malaria free game reserves in South Africa

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