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Tuningi Safari Lodge

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Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you consider a safari with the (extended) family, than look no further and book at Tuningi Safari Lodge. Our family of 3 generations all had a fantastic time from start to finish. The lodge is beautiful with a great atmosphere; the family suite is large with a beautiful lounge and has a great deck with elephants and impala passing... More 

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Berlin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have already visited quite some Game Lodges and 3 of them in Madikwe. Tuningi tops them all. The whole crew is friendly and treats you like a friend not like a guest. Especially Chantal and Jaques made our stay unforgettable. What can I say more... Great Game drives, delicious food and the ambience is authentic and luxury at the... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

The personnel make this camp very special. From management down to waiter and cleaning staff it seems that everyone pulls on the same string. They have a very good atmosphere and communication between one another at least that is how it came across to me. Someone should also understand that it is not easy to adapt daily to new customers,... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

I spent 3 days at Tuningi; the game viewing was spectacular. We saw all of the Big Five within the first day, including seeing a leopard hunt at night. The next day while taking a break at a herd of wildebeest we got to see two lionesses make a kill; we soon found a third lioness that had just made... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Awesome. Spectacular. Five star that felt more like 10 star experience. Memorable. Wonderful. These are a few words we said throughout our trip and since. From the moment we landed on the Madikwe airstrip, our time with the Tuningi Safari Lodge staff was perfection. The owners, Heidi and Gavin, and the ranger, Jaques, were superb hosts. They were friendly, extremely... More 

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Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

This was such a special place. We had just finished 3 weeks in other parts of South Africa. This was my first chance to see painted dogs- and we saw the puppies! That was so special. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Gavin was adept at finding wildlife - and respectful of the distance needed to be kept from... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Luxurious place to sit back, relax and enjoy nature at its best. After our first early morning game drive I got to enjoy an afternoon nap for the first time in a number of years only to be woken up by a herd of elephants strolling past our room on their way to the waterhole, quite surreal... Tuningi offers a... More 

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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

This is our fourth safari experience and our second at Tuningi. Again the experience was fantastic. The staff are incredibly attentive and friendly and provide exceptional service and cater for things that may be off the menu or to your children's tastes. The lodge is extremely well positioned in the safari market to cater for families as well as couples.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

We recently visited Tuningi. All expectations were exceeded. Friendly staff, amazing food and unbelievable game drives! 100% geared for kids! From the moment you arrive everyone is happy and extremely helpful. Definitely feels like been part of a very special family. Thanks to everyone for making it such a special time for our family!

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

As a citizen of South Africa, we tend to take the prospects of visiting a Big Five Game Lodge for granted. But, our recent visit to Tuningi Safari Lodge in the Madikwe Nature Reserve, once again reminded me of this naturally beautiful country. With reference to my last comment, the beauty is much more than skin deep, off course the... More 

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