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Reviewed 22 August 2016

I stayed at Etali earlier this month with my family and I just wanted to say a massive thank you to all the team there! Especially Susan and Angie who when I was a bit poorly actually went out of their way to go and get me a steamer and oil to get rid of my cold! The food is...

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

Dear Steph, Thank you very much for the kind review. It is always a pleasure for the Etali Team to go that extra mile for our guests, especially when they are feeling a bit under the weather. We look forward to hosting you again in the future! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team

Rendsburg, Germany
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We visited Etali with our two children (8+15). We had a heartly and warm welcome by Angie and Althi. This Great hospitality kept through our whole stay. Especially Althi is a terrific guide in the bush. We had a great time with her and saw so many animals. Fighting elefants, flirting rhinos and all those elefant and lion-babies. Our daughter...

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

Dear Schwarz Family, Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a positive review. It was an absolute pleasure hosting you during your stay at Etali and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed it just as much. We look forward to hosting you again upon your return! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 August 2016

we had an amazing holiday here the lodge is so beautifull personal service very good and staff very friendly kitchen will cook for your needs.twice daily games drives were fascinating saw big 5 and more. ranger stu and traker George were brilliant.thankyou very much for such a good time

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

Thank you very much for the kind review, it was a pleasure to host you at the lodge and we look forward to your next visit! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team

Holsworthy, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing holiday here with our three teenaged children. The lodge is so beautiful and luxurious with such personal service from the wonderful friendly staff. Our twice daily game drives were fascinating and we saw the Big 5 as well as some fantastic hyenas, wild dogs, giraffe, zebra, kudu etc. Ranger Stu and tracker George were brilliant and...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 3 August 2016

ETALI FEVER The plane had barely taken off and my son and I had the weird feeling that we had left part of our souls behind. Definitely our hearts!!! Days went by and we still felt this way. Nothing replaced the warm feeling of being a part of a bigger piece of something quite spectacular. We still feel lost and...

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

Dear Leah, It absolutely fills the hearts of the entire team with pride when guests give such a detailed and positive review of their Etali Experience. We are all looking forward to hosting your family again upon their return to the lodge! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team

Sliema, Malta
Reviewed 2 August 2016

The journey from Johannesburg was about 4 hours by car, and the road was quite bumpy for the last hour. Flying is a better option as there is a small airstip nearby, and had we booked direct we would have know this as the staff are so helpful. We stayed in a family lodge consisting of two separate thatched houses...

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

Dear Robert, Thank very much for the kind review. We look forward to hosting you again next year! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team

Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We went to Etali and it was amazing every morning exited to wake up and do a safari and I'm not an early morning person but it was awesome! Seeing the animals and learning more about them and what they do was awesome! Also having an awesome experience with the guide, Althi and her spotter Herman being there with the...

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

Dear Francis, Thank you very much for the awesome review! It was an absolute pleasure hosting your family at the lodge and we look forward to seeing you again next year. Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team

Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Etali Lodge was a superb venue for a family safari. They put 2 full size single beds in to our room for the children to sleep on and there was still plenty of space for us all. The staff are amazing, they know exactly what is needed to make the holiday special and are extremely friendly with it. Our safari...

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

Dear Andy, Thank you very much for the kind review. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that we lived up to all your expectations! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team

Epsom, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We have stayed in several lodges in both Madikwe and the Kruger but Etali is head and shoulders above the rest. We stayed for 3 nights with our 2 teenage boys in the family suite - 2 suites side by side sharing a huge deck with sunbeds and plunge pool overlooking the bush. The rooms were beautifully appointed with air-conditioning...

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

Dear Jo, Thank you very much for the kind review and warm endorsement. We are very glad to hear that every aspect of your stay at Etali exceeded your expectations so greatly. We look forward to hosting you again for a longer stay next time! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team

Gaborone, Botswana
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Had an amazing couple of days at Etali. Service was fantastic as usual. Game drives were great and the spa always making me want to go back for more because I can never get enough. My son swears that the hotstone message at Etali has to be the best in the world. As if the Boma dinner wasn't special enough...

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

Dear Tshedi, As always, it was an absolute pleasure hosting you at the lodge. We are also glad to hear your son rave about our hot stone massages, they are the perfect way to escape to cool winter mornings her in Madikwe! We look forward to hosting you again for the next boma. Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team

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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
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • 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: $987 - $1,563 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Etali Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 10
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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”
  • African Sunset
  • African Sunset
  • Welcome to bed after a great day in the bush!
 of 5 bubbles sarahbR1876KQ, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
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