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Angers, France
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Just back from Etali Safari Lodge where my husband, our son (16) and myself spent 4 nights and we already miss it ! We had a wonderful time. The place is so welcoming, friendly and in a beautiful setting. We were welcomed and looked after mostly by Tshepi. She is just super nice and professionnal with a big smile! the...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our stay at Etali was absolutely memorable in every way. From the moment we arrived we were treated in a way I have rarely experienced while travelling. Every staff member went out of their way to make our stay as comfortable as possible, meeting all our needs and demands on call. Despite the torrential rain that blanketed our time there,...

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Etali-Safari, Owner at Etali Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Janine, Thank you for taking the time to share your incredible experience with our Tripadvisor community. I was an absolute pleasure hosting your family, and we hope to see you again at the lodge soon. Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team

Lancashire
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another lovely and relaxing stay at this wonderful place. Etali is a small and very personally run lodge with a lovely atmosphere, great rooms and game drives that are worth every minute. it must be god if we have returned three times!

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Etali-Safari, Owner at Etali Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Peter, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your third visit to the lodge. We really do feel that our many return guests form part of our Etali Family and act as a testimony to the great success of the Etali Team. We hope to see you back again soon for visit number 4! Kind Regards,...

California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I spent four nights at Etali last week and cannot say enough nice things about this place. I've been to a few other reserves and lodges in South Africa and Namibia, so far this is my favorite. We were greeted upon arrival with welcome drinks and given an excellent room with a view of the waterhole. The...

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Etali-Safari, Owner at Etali Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Erica, Thank you very much for your detailed and thoughtful review and strong endorsement. It is always welcome when guests enjoy their stay so much that they choose to extend it! We look forward to seeing you again at the lodge! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team

Munich
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Clearly one of the best places to go for game drives: we saw all big 5 in only two days! Service is amazing and the location just stunning! Would clearly come back and recommend to anyone who looks for an alternative to other game ressorts!

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Etali-Safari, Owner at Etali Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sascha, Thank you for the kind review and endorsement. Seeing the big 5 is always a memorable experience for our guests and we look forward to hosting you again! Kind regards, Koos and the Etali Team

Madikwe Game Reserve
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Everything was amazing from the greeeting at our arrival to our departure. The food was awesome and delicious. Service was outstanding and all the staff were helpful and had great attitudes. My sons (in their mid-twenties) loved it and would like to go back. My husband and I will definitely be going back as soon as we can.

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Etali-Safari, Owner at Etali Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ursula, Thank you for the kind review, we are always glad to hear that our service meals and Etali Experience have guests planning their return before even leaving the lodge! We look forward to hosting you again! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team

Jersey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 January 2017

My self and my partner recently stayed at Etali at the end of our SA trip for a 4 days Safari. The staff were fantastic, helpful, friendly, chatty, always nice to be able to chat to the staff and get to know more about local customs etc. Accomodation was spotless, beUtuful room and very comfortable. The fiord was excellent, I...

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Etali-Safari, Owner at Etali Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Maciel, Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review of all the aspects of your stay. I would like to take the opportunity to address your concerns regarding the dinner arrangements during your stay. We take note of your concerns regarding the position of your table and the presence of some younger guests, and the...

Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

After 2 personal recommendations we came to this lodge. About 5hrs drive from JNB. You can drive to the park in around 4.5hrs. Inside the park very confusing 1hr drive on mixture gravel/tar roads with no signs we could see. Recommend you get a driver or fly. Once you are here very high quality food and service. All inclusive apart...

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Etali-Safari, Owner at Etali Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Stevey, Thank you for the positive review of your stay at the lodge. I would like to take the opportunity to address some of your concerns regarding reaching the lodge. Within the Madikwe Game Reserve, ​the amount of road signage has been limited to reduce the footprint they leave on the surrounding environment. However, signage is posted throughout the...

Madikwe Game Reserve
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Great place, friendly staff, knowledgeable guides, plush accommodations. Overall a great visit. The reserve offers everything in terms of game viewing. Great place for a family visit. Very accommodating for the kids.

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Etali-Safari, Owner at Etali Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Terrence, Thank you very much for the kind review. We are very glad to hear that your family visit to the lodge was so enjoyable. We look forward to hosting you again soon! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team

Madikwe Game Reserve
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Outstanding Lodge. We have been there many times. Friendly staff members, excellent game views. Good food. Perfekt located in the park. For us our favourite lodge within Madikwe. Will come back soon. Thank you!!!

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Etali-Safari, Owner at Etali Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Allegra, Thank you for the kind review. We are glad to hear that all aspects of your return to Etali! We look forward to hosting you again during your next stay! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Etali Safari Lodge

Address: Madikwe Game Reserve, Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range: £597 - £981 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Etali Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 10
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“All suites have excellent views though some are a little larger for families if required”
 of 5 bubbles 407janines, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room 7 was very private with an awesome view of the waterhole”
  • Room 7
  • Private pool and viewing deck
 of 5 bubbles EricaR820, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Maybe choose one where you can see the watering hole but not essential. Watched many animals go passed from our private splash pool!”
 of 5 bubbles OomKallie, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 6, 7 and 8 overlook the waterhole. Family suite is 2 huge rooms and very private”
 of 5 bubbles jnorman27, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“room 7 or 8 , delay or bring forward your trip to get the best view of the waterhole”
  • view from our deck , room 7
 of 5 bubbles pilgrim3739, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
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