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Tuningi Safari Lodge

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the warm and friendly welcome upon arrival to the fond farewells after our 7-days' stay, we experienced a "trip of a lifetime" in our visit to Tuningi Safari Lodge. And, as VERY seasoned travelers, it takes quite a bit to impress us. The room and lodge amenities were first-class, yet relaxed and inviting. The staff and management professional and...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 November 2016

This was our second trip to Tuningi and it was even better second time round. The whole team treat you like part of the family and welcome you to their home. The rooms are so clean and spacious with a lovely terrace looking over the world to watch the animals just walk by to and from the waterhole. The main...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Our four nights in Tuningi were unforgettable. The lodge is stunning in every detail. Beautiful and super-comfortable guest room, with no detail unforgotten, including an open fire lit during dinner so that you came home to a cosy room to go to bed (night -time in August is chilly). The hospitality is exceptional - our guest manager was wonderful, I...

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cape town
Reviewed 20 October 2016

My husband and I and a friend recently spent the most wonderful 5 days at Tuningi. What a simply soul restoring place this is! It is difficult to find words to sufficiently describe our experience ... Accommodation is simply perfect. We had a room situated near the entrance gate and the top swimming pool with the most spectacular view up...

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We went to Tuningi as the first stop of our honeymoon. We weren't sure what to expect because this was our first proper safari trip. But we definitely did the right choice! When we arrived at Tuningi it felt more like visiting friends. The lodge is beautiful located next to a water hole which attracts a lot of animals and...

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Reviewed 19 October 2016

Truly an amazing experience. The facilities and accomodation were first class. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Gavin, our ranger, was inspirational. His insight, expertise and sense of humour made the safaris unforgettable. The food was excellent and they even customised the menu for one of my daughters to make her experience the best it could be. Can't say...

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Greensboro, North Carolina
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Tuningi was great. The staff was warm and welcoming, service excellent and food delicious. Before we even got to the room we had seen antelope, giraffe and a big bull elephant at the watering hole. While not visible from the rooms, the watering hole is very large and attracts a varied and large number of animals. Jacque was our ranger...

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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We spent 10 days at Tuningi, and what an amazing lodge it is ! From the moment we were met at the airstrip by our ranger Cornelius, the magic started. It took 15 mins to get to the lodge and Cornelius didn't stop talking all the way about the African bush and wild life. Clearly he's 'bush mad', and so...

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North West England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 September 2016

I really and truly do not know where to start!!! This visit was to prove absolutely exceptional in every way. This time, our sixth visit, we brought my daughter, her husband, and our three grandsons with us (16, 12 and 7) for their third visit so of course that made it special. Heidi is truly the most amazing hostess and,...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 September 2016

We stayed for 3 nights safari recently. We cannot speak highly enough of warmth of welcome, service, quality of food, accomodation, plus the quality of the Rangers. We saw all of the animals on everyone's wish list close up including rhino and leopard (not hippo and crocs because they are not in this area). We all (Mum, Dad and 2...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Tuningi Safari Lodge, situated in the world renowned Big 5, malaria-free, Madikwe Game Reserve, proudly showcases this protected areas African success story in magnificent style! Tuningi offers guests superior accommodation enhanced by an impressive Big 5 safari experience and personalised service in a friendly and relaxed environment. The Lodge welcomes children and in doing so, avails them of the opportunity to experience the wonders of nature, wildlife and our delicate eco-system first-hand. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tuningi Safari Lodge

Address: Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Hotel Class:5 star — Tuningi Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 8
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Tuningi Safari Hotel Madikwe Game Reserve
Tuningi Safari Lodge South Africa/Madikwe Game Reserve
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“All chalets have fantastic views. As we were unpacking, 2 elephants passed in front of our balcony!”
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“All the rooms have amazing views and are not over looked by the other rooms.”
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“Each and every one is exceptional.”
 of 5 bubbles EllieCapeTown, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
“For family, rooms 4 and 5 have 2 beds/ baths linked by huge sitting rrom, deck and even ktichen”
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