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San Diego, California
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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... More 

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Madikwe Game Reserve
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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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1 Thank Dominique S
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 More 

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week 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... More 

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Gibraltar
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 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... More 

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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... More 

Faversham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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... More 

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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... More 

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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Reviewed 2 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... More 

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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 More 

johannesburg
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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 More 

Madikwe Game Reserve
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have never seen anything like this in our lifetime. This is the real deal seeing all the lions, elephant, zebra, giraffe, leopard, etc. in their natural habitat. the guides & trackers are amazing. it is unbelievable how they built all this totally modern 5 star lodge in the middle of the bush, 160,000 acres with the animals right there... More 

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

Dear Vicki and Steve, Thank you very much for the kind review of your amazing journey. It was an absolute pleasure hosting you at the lodge and we hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team More 

Madikwe Game Reserve
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our best Family Holidays! best Service excellent Safari tours delicous Food and Drinks peaceful area very good idees for the houses very good view from the balcony top welness Programm and Service Thank you so lot!

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

Dear Sven, Thank you very much for the kind review, it was an absolute pleasure hosting your family for their best holiday! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is incredible - and not just because the location is first class, the lodges amazing , the food out of this world - what makes this place extra special is the staff. They simply can't do enough to make your stay memorable. From the little details to remembering your name or helping out with whatever you need, the... More 

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

Dear Ekolby, Thank you very much for the kind review. It was a pleasure to make your family holiday incredible. We hope that the animal casts Sofía and Tilly take home keep Madikwe close to your heart and that you return to the lodge soon! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team More 

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Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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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: R12 535 - R15 567 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Etali Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 10
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“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
“ask for a room with a water hole view”
 of 5 bubbles 541neelp, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms would be excellent, with a perfect view of the passing wildlife.”
 of 5 bubbles 921annp, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
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