If you want to treat your family to an ultimate South African safari without roughing it too much, Tuningi Safari Lodge should top your list. Situated in the malaria-free 75,000ha Madikwe Game Reserve, Tuningi is a five-star lodge where young and old are guaranteed a chance to see the Big 5.
Morning, afternoon, or evening game drives all offer a chance of spotting the Big 5 and others. It’s not just Madikwe’s malaria-free status that makes it family-friendly; Tuningi has a special programme for kids under the age of five: shorter game-viewing trips, treasure hunts and interactive dinners are just some of the activities children can enjoy. Experienced babysitters and childminders can also be arranged on request.
Accommodation comprises four luxury suites and two family suites, sleeping a maximum of 16 guests in total. One family suite and three of the luxury suites can be found at the main camp, while Little Tuningi (a private camp) has one family suite and one luxury suite and sleeps 6 guests. Little Tuningi is separated from the main camp by a wooden walkway and comes with its own plunge pool and boma.