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Tuningi Safari Lodge

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tuningi Safari Lodge, very kindly offered to host me (Candice) from Primaluce Tours & Safaris this past weekend. On arrival at Tuningi, I was greeted by Heidi, their lodge manager who was so friendly and welcoming. Heidi showed me to there deck area, which is set under a massive Ficus thonningii tree (Common Fig Tree). This is where Tuningi gets...

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 5 April 2017

From the moment we pulled up to the lodge, it was apparent that the staff at Tuningi pride themselves on exceptional service and the perfect safari experience. The accommodations are beautiful, airy and supremely relaxing. We were certainly well fed, with many amazing choices that made the decision tough. As someone with a food allergy, I always felt well taken...

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Rome, Italy
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We spent three nights at the Tuningi Safari Lodge and since the very first moment we felt embedded in a luxurious and still very relaxed atmosphere. The lodge is wonderfully located in the bush close to a waterhole where animals gather and this mixture of wild life and perfect hospitality is a most charming combination. All our our needs and...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We spent two nights at the lodge and it was amazing. From the time we arrived where staff introduce themselves and you then stay on first name terms, to the time we left, nothing is too much! The four game drives we fitted in, are passionate meetings with Africa and its animals, in beautiful bush with a guide who is...

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Bedford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We have just come back from an amazing few days at Tuningi and loved every minute. The room are amazing, the food is delicious and nothing was too much trouble during our stay. The lodge is also so child friendly, including the amazing the game drives, Thank you to the whole team - we will be back.

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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

What an absolute treat, lodge fabulous, friendliest staff imaginable always willing and helpful. The formidable Gavin and Jacques made the game drives unforgettable. Heidi you are simply the best !! Tsala you are a beaut😍

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Netherlands
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We've been here for the second time and it felt as if we came back to our family. The warm welcome, the interest, the perfect details, the finest food. The great safari's, the nice views, the beatifull rooms. This really is paradise on earth. Heartbroken to leave, but we will be back, definitely.

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1Thank nynke
Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 February 2017

The Tuningi experience was superlative. Gavin is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about both the flora and fauna of the area, and maintains an impressive network of helpful connections with other rangers that enables the location of interesting opportunities for everyone. He has also a wonderful lightness of touch that made the drives exciting and fun. It is also worth noting...

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1Thank RosemaryKellyKane
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 24 January 2017

As promised during my previous visit to Tuningi Safari Lodge in the Madikwe Nature Reserve, a second visit to this beautiful lodge was on the cards, it was only a matter of time. One might ask, why visit the same lodge over and over again? But, therein lies the answer, Tuningi is not just any lodge – it’s worth a...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We went to Tuningi safari lodge to celebrate New Year's Eve with family and friends. Kids are between 10 and 15 years old and they had great time. The staff is all smiley, helpful at all times, it doesn't matter if it is 4.30 am before going for the game or later on. The place is very cosy, you will...

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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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
Price Range: $1,045 - $2,875 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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“Try for the rooms closer to the main lodge area that overlook the waterhole.”
PrimaLuceTours, 8 May 2017 | Read review
“Best view is up on the hill, a walk to the lodge but good to work off the meals, also pool is close by.”
shaunw120, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“No tips to share, every room has it's charme.”
nynke, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We were in Room 1 which was very quiet but all each room seemed to have its own seclusion and sizeable sundeck”
RosemaryKellyKane, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All chalets have fantastic views. As we were unpacking, 2 elephants passed in front of our balcony!”
cwhpausa, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
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