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#9 of 23 Specialty lodging in Madikwe Game Reserve
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Etali Safari Lodge has earned a reputation for offering our guests a unique and personalized luxury African safari experience, wherein nature, relaxation and comfort combine to form an unforgettable memory. Whether out on safari, enjoying a massage in our spa, dining on our gourmet cuisine or simply relaxing next to our waterhole while local wildlife comes to you allow us to make your next vacation truly unforgettable. We cater to all dietary requirements including strictly Kosher. Families are welcome at Etali Safari Lodge.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Hiking
Board games / puzzles
Babysitting
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Books, DVDs, music for children
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Spa
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Minibar
Refrigerator
Safe
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Languages Spoken
English

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Madikwe Game Reserve South Africa
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Sir Seretse Khama Intl Airport47 kmSee all flights
Lanseria Airport210 kmSee all flights
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Rebecca Helen wrote a review Jul 2022
Rochester, United Kingdom44 contributions13 helpful votes
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We stayed her at the end of June this year and we cannot say enough good things about the place. The staff are exceptional. Big thank you to Rose, Oti (driver) and Inos (spotter) who were instrumental in making our stay the best it could be. The location next to the water hole is fantastic as animals are coming all the time so you see loads even when you are not on a drive. We saw four of the big five as well as loads of other animals including wild dogs, Hyenas and porcupines. The hotel surprised us with a fantastic private dinner on our terrace facing the watering hole as it was our honeymoon. The log fire in the room and all the amenities were amazing. The food was outstanding, You certainly won't go hungry and everything tasted great. The early morning game drives have a stop for a hot drink and breakfast snack and the evening drives have a drink and snack stop too. The guides are extremely knowledgeable and enhance the experience. They really look after you, we were there during winter so it is a bit cold in the morning but the lodge provides fleece lined ponchos and hot water bottles so we were always warm. Would not have wanted to choose any other lodge!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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louise G wrote a review Feb 2022
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Just had a 2 night 4 game drive stay at Etalia absolutely fantastic - rooms,food and service amazing Ishepi was a great host and the game drives were fab we got to see all the Big Five and more thanks to Lazarus well done and a big thank you to all the staff
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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LuzT wrote a review Aug 2021
Rondebosch, South Africa43 contributions20 helpful votes
Our 3 night stay at Etali Safari Lodge started from the minute we entered the main gate to the reserve. There was so much wildlife on the drive to the lodge, it almost felt like we were on a game drive. On arrival at the lodge were warmly greeted by Tshepi and our bags were taken to our room while we took in the scene of elephants having a midday drink at the lodge's watering hole. The room itself is great with a heated plunge pool that we took full advantage of. Lazarus (ranger) and Darius (tracker) were very helpful and kept us entertained with recounts of stories from the years that they have worked at Madikwe. Both have great knowledge of the animals and they are like walking encyclopedias when it comes to animals and nature. They would go totally out of their way to find game that was on our "wish list". The food was really good too and plentiful. We loved the personal touch and never felt like any request was too much for any members of the team. I would like to make special mention of the following people who made our stay a memorable one: Lazarus, Darius, Tshepi, Dinah, chef and Thato. There were others behind the scenes that we didn't meet (such as housekeeping etc) too... thank you!!! Would not hesitate to recommend Etali Safari Lodge to anyone... we loved every minute we were there... can't wait to go back
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Date of stay: August 2021
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ThomasIsabela wrote a review Mar 2020
Trogir, Croatia1 contribution
First of all we want to say that we had the best rangers ever! Special thanks to Doctor & Alfred. The lodge itself was fantastic, very clean and beautiful. The staff very friendly!! Perfect! Thank you
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Date of stay: March 2020
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malmstedt2020 wrote a review Jan 2020
Lund, Sweden1 contribution1 helpful vote
This is a top destination in Madikwe if you are looking for the best trackers and game drive. Though it is a small park compared to Serengeti in Tanzania it will be one of the best in South Africa. Etali lodge has friendly staff and some excellent rooms (No 7) where we stayed for 3 nights. Doctor and Prince and the other guides are excellent! I would recommend the park for an exclusive Safari without big crowds and Etali guides are among the very best in the park where you will spot animals close to the vehicle and they drive really off road.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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N3 Aviation wrote a review Jan 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa56 contributions6 helpful votes
Etali is an absolutely fantastic place. The lodge and suites are stunning, with great design and fantastic views. Hospitality of all the staff is outstanding, and you simply want to go back. It was the first time in Madikwe and the game drives really exceeded expectations. Etali's bush guides are highly experienced and share a wealth of knowledge. A destination to surely visit again.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Basheer wrote a review Jan 2020
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There are no words to describe how wonderful the experience was, with private plunge pools, outdoor showers, individual units with breathtaking views. The staff service is personalised and exemplary, and the food made by a true chef! Highly recommended for individuals, couples or families..
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Carina C wrote a review Nov 2019
London, United Kingdom107 contributions64 helpful votes
A magnificent lodge of only 8 units in the beautiful Madikwe Reserve - hope to the Big 5 and malaria free! Spectacular scenery, great game sightings (2 included safaris a day) and superbly luxurious and comfortable accommodation. Your own private deck overlooking the Bush, with a private whirlpool. A luxury bath, King size bed - heaven! Wonderfully friendly staff. I’m extremely impressed with the specially prepared meals and care taken to meet my dietary needs (no eggs, gluten free, no poultry) - beautiful meals and no stress. Would come again and I highly recommend this place!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Michele R wrote a review Nov 2019
Altrincham, United Kingdom62 contributions16 helpful votes
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We have just had the safari experience of a lifetime. Etali is superb. The safari hut rooms are wonderful. Private plunge pool. Outdoor shower and great spacious room and bathroom. The game drives are excellent. Herman was a magnificent guide and Matthew was our spotter. We saw lions up trees and stalking their prey. Lots of rhinos. Everything really except leopards. The food was fabulous. We had a surprise dinner on our decking for my husbands birthday. The bbq by the waterhole was excellent and then there was a surprise breakfast in the bush. Everything exceeded our expectations but the best thing was the attention to detail by Sepi the manager and her staff. We would highly recommend Etali and we certainly hope to return.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Michael P wrote a review Nov 2019
Lahaina, Hawaii3 contributions
This was our second visit to Etali Safari Lodge and it was just as magical and amazing as our first visit in 2013. The staff is over the top friendly and helpful. They are some of the most dedicated and friendly staff we have encountered. We will be returning again and again.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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US$681 - US$1 097 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
South AfricaNorth-West ProvinceMadikwe Game Reserve
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Etali Safari Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Etali Safari Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Etali Safari Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Etali Safari Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Etali Safari Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Etali Safari Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Etali Safari Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Etali Safari Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Etali Safari Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Is Etali Safari Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.