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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Perfect lodge with a lot of privacy. Great food. Friendly staff. The private pool at the terrace in the room is great. The owner is very involved and very friendly he has trained his staff extremely well. Great atmosphere. The entire lodge is decorated with a great eye for detail and very tasteful. Good for couples but certainly also for...

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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Fantastic time at the lodge! Been there before 7 years ago and still same very high quality. Amazing staff, great food and best rangers. And of course loads of animals. We spotted the Big Five in one day.

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

Dear Servaas, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It was an absolute please to welcome you back to the lodge. We hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team

Madikwe Game Reserve
Reviewed 23 December 2016

3 nights 6 safaris . There is nothing to fault about this place. The staff, accommodation and the food was amazing and it really was value for money. We saw everything and I would highly recommend this to anyone.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 9 December 2016

We spend 3 nights at this wonderful lodge. Same great service as before, rooms well appointed and great food. Very accommodating and flexible with game drives and eating times etc. Travelled with a large group with children and they went out of their way to accommodate everyone. Game drives absolutely out of this world! My son (12) probably summed it...

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

Dear Kallie, It was an absolute pleasure hosting your family at the lodge again. It is our mission to make every guest feel important and special whether young or old. We are glad to hear this was your experience too. We look forward to hosting you for the third visit and beyond! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team

Madikwe Game Reserve
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Amazing property and staff. Traveled with our 3 children (8,10,12). Everything was first class. Was our second time at the property. We highly recommend. The experience was very consistent with our previous trip. 5 Star Resort in the middle of the bush. The trackers and rangers are exceptional as well.

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

Dear Mathew, It was an absolute pleasure hosting you at the lodge again. We are very pleased to hear that your experience during both visits was consistently excellent. We hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team

Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 December 2016

5 of us visited Etali mid November. 3 of us in the family suite, 2 overlooking the water hole. All the accommodation was absolutely 5 star, beautiful spacious rooms, toiletries, splash pools and amazing views. We were there for 3 nights which wasn't long enough to make full use of all the facilities. The food was delicious and plentiful, whether...

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

Dear JNorman, Thank you for the kind review and warm endorsement. It was an absolute pleasure hosting your family. We hope that the memories formed at the lodge last you a long time and hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team

San Diego, California
Reviewed 1 December 2016

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...

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

Dear Kelley, Thank you very much for the positive review and strong recommendation. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much, including some great game viewing and our legendary Etali service. We look forward to hosting you again soon at the lodge! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team

Madikwe Game Reserve
Reviewed 27 November 2016

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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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

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Reviewed 25 November 2016 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...

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

Dear Heather and Grahm, Thank you so much for the kind and thoughtful review. We are very glad to hear that our hard work produced the holiday of a lifetime for you. That is always the goal for the entire team! Thank you for mentioning all the team members and lodge features that made your holiday so special. We hope...

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Reviewed 15 November 2016

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...

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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...

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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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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • 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 656 - R15 681 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Etali Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Ask for a view of the watering hole (room 5 and 6 I think?)”
 of 5 bubbles BD_Singapore, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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”
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  • Private pool and viewing deck
 of 5 bubbles EricaR820, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
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