It is a long drive from Johannesburg but worth every moment. We were greeted at the entrance of the lodge and informed that a safari trip could be ours right then. We were tired and we declined and that was a mistake. The accommodations are luxurious but minimalist. The food is excellent and true to nature. The staff is extremly courteous and helpful. The owners are there all the time. But the focus is on the animals and the nature. The ranger and the spotter are professionals at what they do. We had Many highlights during our stay and it is very hard to choose the best moment. Was it the elephants that surprised us at dinner time? Or the bleeding lion? Or the two elephants going head to head? Or the wild dogs found due to the persistence of Doctor? A word of advise: if you can, plan your stay to include a full day enjoying your room and the silence.
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- Also Known As:
- Etali Safari Hotel Madikwe Game Reserve