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Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Etali far exceeded our expectations. It was a magical four days. We did 8 safari tours and one hiking tour. And we used the spa twice. The rooms were large and immaculate. The patio is completely private and the patio shower and hot whirl pool on the patio are completely private (a pleasant surprise). Our patio (lodge 7) couldn’t have...

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Madikwe Game Reserve
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a great time. The rooms are very confortable and big. With a lot of fetuares. From your deck you can see the game if you were lucky. The Team is very obliging and friendly. During the game drives you learn a lot from your guides. You see a lot of animales. Was a lot of fun and an...

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Wyncote, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have spent a great deal of,time visiting many different luxury lodges in different reserves of South Africa over many years. I was anxious to go to Madikwe and I chose Etali. The lodge has some attractive features but, in general, it is corporate in feeling. It is impossible to find any intimate spot on the property. The rooms have...

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

Dear Joan, In response to your critical review of your stay at Etali, I would like to take this opportunity to address some of the concerns you have raised: Your impression of the lodge as corporate and lacking intimate areas surprised us somewhat. Etali is a family owned business which prides itself on giving absolutely individual attention to a maximum...

Brisbane
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic staff, great game viewing, food was amazing. Couldn't have asked for a better stay. The lodge is beautiful and worth the trip for anyone looking to enjoy a luxury safari trip. Highly recommend!

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

Dear Claudia, Thank you very much for your enthustiastic recommendation. It is always welcome when guests give such positive feedback on their Etali experience. We look forward to hosting you again in the future! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Scene: Having been to Madikwe (and Kruger) before, I was spoilt for choice when trying to pick a good safari lodge for my girlfriend’s first visit to South Africa. After reading some very positive reviews on TripAdvisor, we ended up picking Etali. After 10 days in Cape Town, we flew into O.R. Tambo @ JNB and grabbed our hire...

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

Dear lostinLondon522, Thank you very much for the kind, thoughtful and detailed review of your experience at Etali along with your strong recommendation. It is always a pleasure to hear that a guest has appreciated all the effort given by the Etali team to ensure that each stay is unforgettable. Regarding our spa; while not complementary our spa does make...

Midrand, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful experience we had at Etali 3 weekends ago. The Mrs' and myself needed a break and Etali was our choice. Since we arrived we were treated like royalty & we soaked-up every moment of it. Our guide Patrick and tracker Herman, spoiled us with all the magnificent animals and scenery. The hostess Tshepiso really out did her...

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

Dear JP, Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed and thoughtful review. The entire team appreciates your compliments for their hard work, which helped to make your stay so memorable. We hope to see you again soon at the lodge! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team

Mayen-Koblenz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a very luxuary and beautiful property.The service was excellent and the team was always friendly. It was fantastic to see how the animals drunk from the waterhole. The safari was unforgettable. We have seen the big five and other amazing animals. All in all it was a beautiful trip.

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

Dear Hase, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay. We are glad to hear that all aspects of your stay at the lodge were so memorable. We look forward to hosting you again! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team

Angers, France
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just back from Etali Safari Lodge where my husband, our son (16) and myself spent 4 nights and we already miss it ! We had a wonderful time. The place is so welcoming, friendly and in a beautiful setting. We were welcomed and looked after mostly by Tshepi. She is just super nice and professionnal with a big smile! the...

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

Thank you very much for this kind and thoughtful review. It was an absolute pleasure hosting your family at the lodge and we are glad to hear that your stay was so memorable. We hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Our stay at Etali was absolutely memorable in every way. From the moment we arrived we were treated in a way I have rarely experienced while travelling. Every staff member went out of their way to make our stay as comfortable as possible, meeting all our needs and demands on call. Despite the torrential rain that blanketed our time there,...

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

Dear Janine, Thank you for taking the time to share your incredible experience with our Tripadvisor community. I was an absolute pleasure hosting your family, and we hope to see you again at the lodge soon. Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team

Lancashire
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Another lovely and relaxing stay at this wonderful place. Etali is a small and very personally run lodge with a lovely atmosphere, great rooms and game drives that are worth every minute. it must be god if we have returned three times!

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

Dear Peter, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your third visit to the lodge. We really do feel that our many return guests form part of our Etali Family and act as a testimony to the great success of the Etali Team. We hope to see you back again soon for visit number 4! Kind Regards,...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities

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: R9 720 - R15 774 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Etali Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 10
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“They all seemed the same to me”
 of 5 bubbles JoanK883, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Any room is a great room, you're in the bush and secluded from all other guests.”
 of 5 bubbles JPRothmann, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All suites have excellent views though some are a little larger for families if required”
 of 5 bubbles 407janines, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room 7 was very private with an awesome view of the waterhole”
  • Room 7
  • Private pool and viewing deck
 of 5 bubbles EricaR820, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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