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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Etali lodge offers value for money and provides a magical complete break away from city life. However, please be aware of gratuity system- separate gratuities for rangers and general staff, give ranger his or hers directly. I was not aware of this till the last day.

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

Dear Micheal, Thank you very much for the kind review. Regarding gratuities, we do offer guests the option of specifying the allocation between rangers and general staff. This is true whether gratuities are given as cash, or added to your bill at the end of your stay. Guests are also welcome to give gratuities directly to our staff, including rangers... More 

Bothaville, South Africa
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Reviewed 15 July 2016

It's a must to visit Etali. Great staff great experience. Guides went to the extreme to help us find the Big 5. Food was gastronomical. The breakfast in the bush was by far the best surprise. A must for all

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

Dear Inus, Thank you very much for the kind review. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your special bush breakfast as well. We look forward to hosting you again in the future! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team More 

Madikwe Game Reserve
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Great location, great people, great service. The lodge was perfectly located with excellent food. Game drives were fantastic, with friendly and passionnated rangers. A 5-star room in the bushes with wild animals living their lifes while we were relaxing in the jacuzzi... What a dream...

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

Dear Christopher, Thank you very much for the kind review. We are glad to hear that your stay at the lodge was an absolute dream, and we look forward to hosting you again! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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87 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

This place is absolutely breathtaking. Some friends and I traveled here for the day so that we could eat breakfast and lunch and also do a game drive. As soon as we got to the lodge, the staff welcomed us with warm towels and a beverage. They took us to our table to eat a fantastic breakfast buffet and over... More 

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

Dear Carson, Thank you for the kind review, we are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your day visit with us so much. We look forward to hosting you and your boyfriend for a longer stay soon! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team More 

Madikwe Game Reserve
1 review
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Excellent experience. Can't wait to visit again. The game drives is always a fantastic way to relax and enjoy nature. The food was top quality and the hospitality. The rooms is always neat and clean. The gym area is a good way to relax

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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Etali exceeded all my expectations. The animals were amazing. We saw more in 2 days than we ever expected. The accomodation was sumptious. The people there could not do enough to make sure that you had the time of your life. Definitely worth a repeat visit.

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

Thank you very much for the kind review and warm endorsement. We are very glad to hear that your expectations were totally exceeded. We look forward to hosting you again for a longer visit! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team More 

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3 reviews
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Reviewed 8 July 2016

My husband and I spent three nights at Etali Safari Lodge for our honeymoon and had a fantastic experience. When we arrived, we were greeted with refreshing drinks and hot towels. This type of service was consistent throughout our entire stay. Each day, we would wake up at 6 to go on our morning safari drive. When we came back,... More 

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

Dear Lauren, Thank you very much for the kind review and warm recommendation. We are delighted to hear that every aspect of your honeymoon stay at Etali was made so memorable through the hard work and dedication of the Etali Team. We look forward to hosting you again upon your return! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team More 

Madikwe Game Reserve
1 review
Reviewed 7 July 2016

We were thoroughly spoiled at Etali Safari Lodge and felt well rested when we came back . The staff working at Etali Lodge are kind and thoughtful. The rooms are spacious and soft on the eye . Mealtimes was something to look forward to , , i would love to go again and again Even the game drives was a... More 

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

Dear Karin, Thank you very much for the kind review. It was an absolute pleasure hosting yourself and Eugene at the lodge. We look forward to hosting you again at the lodge! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team More 

Miami, Florida
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Etali. Angie and her entire team delivered exemplary service...always with a smile! Th food was delicious...thank you Evan Coosner for the special dishes. The barbecue dinner in the boma was outstanding. Our room had a terrific view, was large with a a fireplace and indoor and outdoor shower and heated plunge pool. Our ranger Dean... More 

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

Dear Cherise, Thank you very much for the positive review. Your compliments of the Etali team's exemplary service are especially appreciated. We look forward to hosting you again upon your return! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team More 

Madikwe Game Reserve
1 review
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Reviewed 6 July 2016

Great lodge, great people, great food! We stayed at Etali for 3 nights and enjoyed every moment. The staff have great smiles, the guides and trackers are very knowledgeable and the owners prioritise really good food!

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

Dear Mette, Thank you very much for the kind review! The smiles, service and delicious meals are of course a​ core part of the every guest's awesome experience at the lodge. We look forward to hosting you again upon your next visit! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team More 

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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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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • 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: $1,206 - $1,494 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Etali Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 10
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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“room 7 or 8 , delay or bring forward your trip to get the best view of the waterhole”
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“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
“ask for a room with a water hole view”
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“All the rooms would be excellent, with a perfect view of the passing wildlife.”
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