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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spend 3 nights at this wonderful lodge. Same great service as before, rooms well appointed and great food. Very accommodating and flexible with game drives and eating times etc. Travelled with a large group with children and they went out of their way to accommodate everyone. Game drives absolutely out of this world! My son (12) probably summed it...

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Madikwe Game Reserve
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing property and staff. Traveled with our 3 children (8,10,12). Everything was first class. Was our second time at the property. We highly recommend. The experience was very consistent with our previous trip. 5 Star Resort in the middle of the bush. The trackers and rangers are exceptional as well.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

5 of us visited Etali mid November. 3 of us in the family suite, 2 overlooking the water hole. All the accommodation was absolutely 5 star, beautiful spacious rooms, toiletries, splash pools and amazing views. We were there for 3 nights which wasn't long enough to make full use of all the facilities. The food was delicious and plentiful, whether...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything on this trip was just how they describe on their website. The location of the lodges are awesome. We saw a herd of 25+ elephants at the watering hole outside our room. We also all of the Big 5 and more on our safaris. The staff and guides are wonderful! They all were very passionate about their job... we...

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

Dear Kelley, Thank you very much for the positive review and strong recommendation. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much, including some great game viewing and our legendary Etali service. We look forward to hosting you again soon at the lodge! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team

Madikwe Game Reserve
Reviewed 1 week ago

Etali safari lodge was an amazing lodge with very nice staff, who were very friendly and did everything to make our stay perfect! The madikwe parc was a fantastic reserve and I would recommend everyone to go.

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

Dear Dominique, Thank you very much for the kind review and endorsement. It was a pleasure hosting you at the lodge and we hop to see you again soon! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Where do I begin..Etali Safari lodge spoiled us rotten and gave us the vacation of a lifetime. This place a a true gem. Upon entering the reserve we were whisked away by Patrick to what we thought would be heading to the lodge to get settled. Little did we know Patrick drove us to view a pride of lions sleeping...

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

Dear Heather and Grahm, Thank you so much for the kind and thoughtful review. We are very glad to hear that our hard work produced the holiday of a lifetime for you. That is always the goal for the entire team! Thank you for mentioning all the team members and lodge features that made your holiday so special. We hope...

Gibraltar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Etali for four nights during late October and the whole experience was amazing. It could be easy to be overawed by experiencing the bush wildlife and therefore overrate a lodge, however the service and accommodation at Etali was absolutely exceptional. There is a real culture of customer care and the entire team get it spot on. From...

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

Dear Tracey, Thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review and strong endorsement. From the meals, rooms, kids activities, game drives and beyond we aim to make every guest's experience at Etali memorable and I am glad to hear that this was your experience too. We hope to see you again soon at the lodge! Kind...

Faversham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

lots have been written about this lodge , the ones which rate it as excellent are correct we have been to safari lodges before , from private ones near Kruger , to tented ones on a game trail in Tanzania.If you want a wild experience , with the possibility of not using the ensuite toilet because an elephant is rubbing...

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

Dear Pilgrim, Thank you very much for the excellent review highlighting some of the key features of what made your Etali Experience so extraordinary! Your suggestions are also most welcome, there are few things that beat sipping on a cappucino while enjoying a visit from a herd of elephants at the Etali waterhole! We would like to advise potential guests...

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

How many places can you see Zebra, Warthog, Elephants, Lions, Kudoo, Impala, and Wildebeest WITHOUT LEAVING THE DECK OF YOUR ROOM! The staff was amazing, the game drives were safe, and, varied, the food was plenty and very good. The staff even performed for us during a BBQ. This lodge is quiet, secluded and clearly cares for all who choose...

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

Dear Emeric, Thank you for the kind review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience including your "armchair safari" from the deck of your room. It was an absolute pleasure hosting you at the lodge and we hope to see you again in the future! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team

johannesburg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a marvellous experience. Etali's staff are their greatest asset. They are fantastic! So skilled and such wonderful hosts! We absolutely loved our visit and dream of going back. Reinhard is a superb guide - so knowledgeable about the bush and all it has to offer. The walking safari was also a magical experience. Thank you for such excellence.

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

Dear Caleb, Thank you very much for the fantastic review. We can only agree with you about the Etali Team, it really is thanks to them that we are able to give each on of our guests such a memorable and excellent experience! We look forward to hosting you again upon your return! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • 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: $1,116 - $1,496 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Etali Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 10
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Etali Safari Hotel Madikwe Game Reserve
Etali Safari Lodge South Africa/Madikwe Game Reserve
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“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
“All rooms are good. Maybe number 5 for a view of the water hole.”
 of 5 bubbles 963aria, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 6 has the best view of the watering hole, but all the rooms are of high quality”
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  • Welcome to bed after a great day in the bush!
 of 5 bubbles sarahbR1876KQ, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
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