Exclusive Safari Experiences in the Madikwe Game Reserve

Lion, elephant, buffalo, white and black rhino, leopard and the rare and endangered wild dog are just some of the unique sightings in the 75 000 hectare Big 5 Madikwe Game Reserve.

Tuningi Safari Lodge’s game rangers are highly qualified and have sound knowledge of the fauna and flora within the Madikwe Game Reserve and pass on this knowledge and passion to guests during their game drives and walking safaris.

Tuningi is one of the few five-star game lodges in South Africa that is family friendly and will enthusiastically introduce your children to the wonders of the wild, with careful regard for their safety.


Africa’s big game abounds in the Madikwe Game Reserve. Each day brings something different, as you explore the endless fascination of Africa’s wildlife in an open, state-of-the-art Land Cruiser with a roof for sun protection in the summer months. Whether it is a leopard on the hunt, lions roaring at twilight, dung beetles going about their business, or birds building a nest – all can offer an amazing experience!

Regrettably, due to safety concerns, children under 6 years of age are unable to participate in game-drives (shorter kiddies game drives can be arrange after breakfast). But Tuningi does not forget about the little ones... READ MORE


With all the good food and leisure, why not exert a little energy and take a bush walk with your armed, and highly qualified ranger? There is no better way of getting closer to nature than on foot. You will be awed by the smaller aspects of the bush that are unveiled to you: animal tracks, dung facts, interesting insects, assorted trees, colourful birds and how they all come together in an intrinsic ecological web of life.

By law children under 16 and adults over 60 years cannot participate in these walks.

After an exciting game drive, guests can relax with a sundowner at the bar or soak up the sun next to the rim flow swimming pool, while enjoying even more game viewing at the active waterhole.


Make your safari experience exclusively yours by booking a private vehicle where the experience is yours with no mixed groups, no competing for views with strangers, and no conflicting interests. You have maximum flexibility, comfort and wildlife viewing. Your safari time is yours and you decide the length of your drive, what animals you would like to see and where you would like to traverse (within the allocated traversing rights). Your guide will be completely devoted to you and your party - answering all your questions and tailoring each experience to maximize your interests. This is fabulous for photography enthusiasts where the time is yours and the vehicle can be manoeuvred for you to get your perfect shot.

Should you wish to book a private vehicle, this can only be confirmed a few days prior to safari as it is dependent on Lodge occupancy. Contact the lodge or reservations for rates on Private vehicles.


Big Five malaria-free Game Reserve.

Traversing over 75 000 ha of vast plains.

Legendary Wild Dog Sightings.

Spectacular Game Viewing.

Qualified Passionate Guides.

Custom-designed Deluxe
Game Viewing Vehicles.

Exhilarating Exploration on Foot.

Two game drives daily.

Tea, Filter Coffee & Biscuits
on Morning Drive

Drinks & Canapés on Afternoon Drive.



The game drives were just
spectacular, beyond description.

Fantastic game drives,
we saw “the big five” and
“the magnificent seven”
plus much much more in
our two day stay.

Our game drives were

Excellent game drives...

One of the highlights was the
walking safari, it gives you
a totally different perspective.
If possible I thoroughly
recommend it.

I took a walking safari one morning.
Seriously recommended!
Just being out there, in the bush...

All the drives were magical
in their own way...

Morning hot drinks and
sundowners were a treat!



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