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Tuningi Safari Lodge

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Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
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Kingston Upon Thames
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the wonderful welcome through to the touching goodbyes, it really is pretty much impossible to find any fault with Tuniningi. We are a family of four (kids aged 13 and 11) who had a luxurious family suite (two huge separate bedrooms, glorious bathrooms (and private outdoor showers), kitchen (which you won't use unless you've got babies or toddlers in... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything was so perfect at Tuningi, I wish de could put more than 5 stars. The staff, the lodges, the food, the drives, nothing could have been better. We had no doubt the lodge was going to be great, as per the Tripadvisor's comments, but we were hoping the drives were good too: not only did we see all the... More 

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South Africa
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31 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Having stayed at so many luxury lodges, Tuningi just seems to fall short. The rooms are ok. Nothing like some of the masterpieces you get at other lodges. The food was good. The staff were friendly and welcoming. The game drives were good. All in all there are better lodges at the same price point.

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Cape Town
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40 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Well, here we are at Tuningi yet again, our FIFTH visit - doesn't that say it all? It's really our second home in South Africa. As we enter the gates of Madikwe Game Reserve, our hearts lift. Over the bumpy roads, eyes left and right, and heading off for Tuningi. And.... there's Heidi with ever welcoming outstretched arms for that... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My husband and I recently visited Tuningi Safari Logde during our honeymoon. We felt very welcome at Tuningi Safari Lodge by their warm and hospitable staff. Despite being a luxury lodge, the relaxed atmosphere made us feel at home during our stay. The highlights for us was our time sitting on their viewing deck overlooking a waterhole. This allowed us... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

My family including two year old loved this beautiful place, service and people. We fell in love with South Africa because of this experience. The amazing reception from Heidi and the elephants we immediately saw at the entrance, pool and watering hole was the most welcoming experience. The chefs were excellent with all meals prepared elegantly and extremely varied. We... More 

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Pretoria
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

A couple of months ago we visited Tuningi Safari Lodge inside the Madikwe Game Reserve and it was truly an unforgettable experience. We were a small group of ten people, which included family and friends, and not one of us had a single complaint about this trip. From the time we arrived, the staff members were waiting for us ready... More 

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Gaborone, Botswana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

my bofriend and i stayed at tuningi last year for a romantic getaway. it is located at the perfect spot near a watering whole where you can just laze the afternoon away while waitingfor the animals to come hav a drink. and without fail they always do. the rooms are lush and spacious, beautifully decorated. its lux meets bush. the... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great lodge with opportunity to take children on the game drives with you. Babysitting also available. Rooms were attractive with fun outdoor showers. We took lodge 6/7 which can be arranged to come with a small private pool nearby which was great. Cleaning service was good, as was hospitality. Food was a little lack lustre and repetitive but acceptable. Food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights over the Christmas period at Tuningi. The setting is amazing and really has the wow factor. The watering hole is perhaps the best feature of this place as animals come and go all day whilst you can sit on the verandah or you can even see them from the pool. In fact we saw more... More 

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