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Reviewed 18 December 2019 via mobile

This was our 6th visit to Tuningi, our first was 10 years ago. Still amazing. Service is fantastic, luxury but not 'stuffy'. Food is excellent and plenty of it! Rooms are very nice with good views.The game viewing is superb and there is a lot of diversity. Very different to the Sabi / Kruger area where good sightings are rarer and there are more vehicles. Gavin is a very knowledgeable. experienced and passionate guide and a great tracker. This makes a big difference to the quality of the safari. Heidi, Gavin, Andre, Michelle, Petrus, Franz, Audrey and so many more, thanks again!!

Date of stay: December 2019
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 October 2019

Tuningi is an absolutely magical place. The lodge itself is faultless. Suites are spacious, comfortable and tastefully decorated. The outdoor shower is a real treat! The staff is warm, kind and attentive without being formal and really makes you feel like family. Meals were absolutely delicious, plentiful and beautifully presented and the wine list was extensive and very fairly priced.

Other reviewers have said it all regarding the game viewing... We completed the big 5 within our first 2 game drives and were also lucky to get close to cheetahs and hyenas. Our ranger Ruan was fantastic -- knowledgeable, accommodating and friendly. In addition to the game drives, the watering hole and underground hide provide excellent game viewing. During my stay we saw a huge herd of elephants, countless impalas, kudu, zebras, baboons and wildebeest, as well as giraffes and a buffalo. All from the comfort of the viewing deck, the pool or the underground hide!

All in all, a wonderful, unforgettable 4 days. Thank you so much to Heidi, Gavin, Ruan and the entire Tuningi team!

Date of stay: October 2019
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Reviewed 23 October 2019

My family and I spent four unforgettable days at Tuningi. Excellent service, incredibly delicious food and the rooms were lovely. The passion for delivering an outstanding experience for both adults and our children was heartwarming and I can only give my very best recommendation. I would go back in a heartbeat

Date of stay: October 2019
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 September 2019

My wife and I enjoyed 3 nights at Tuningi in September and absolutely loved it! The lodge itself is beautiful (luxury but not pretentious) and our room, one of the luxury suites was both spacious and extremely comfortable. The game drives were also fantastic, as we had close encounters with all of the Big 5 on pretty much every Safari. Specific highlights include a few intimate and private encounters with a huge male Lion and spending 20 minutes with a Mozambique Spitting Cobra! The food is also divine. Breakfast, lunch and dinner was always spectacular! The only slight downside (and this is in no way a criticism of the lodge), was the other guests who joined our Safaris, they were rather rude and entitled. We would 100% recommend Tuningi and can't wait to return!

Date of stay: September 2019
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Reviewed 22 September 2019

We chose this beautful lodge as the second part of our holiday in South Africa.
After a whirlwind tour of Capetown we were looking forward to experiencing our first safari.

We had one of the 2 family lodges which was absolutely beautiful.
All the staff at Tuningi are amazing. The food is out of this world and we were treated to a BBQ one evening with the staff performing as a choir! Simply fantastic

The game drives were fantastic. (2 per day) Worth getting up at 5.30 am for!
Cornelius was our fantastic guide and we saw so many amazing wild animals.
Getting so close to elephants, lions, cheetas, zebras and giraffes is an experience you never forget. Every drive out brought something different and special.
We loved going out in the dark, watching the sun come up whilst having hot chocolate and muffins and equally going out for the afternoon drive and having a drink watching the sunset before returning to our lovely lodge for dinner.

Well done to Cornelius, Andre, Heidi and Chantelle for creating a magical place to enjoy an experience of a lifetime

Kathryn, Andrew, Sophie and Chloe x

Date of stay: April 2019
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