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Wyncote, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 13 March 2017

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 11 March 2017

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 7 March 2017

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 6 March 2017

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 5 March 2017

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 23 February 2017

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,...

California
Reviewed 21 January 2017

My husband and I spent four nights at Etali last week and cannot say enough nice things about this place. I've been to a few other reserves and lodges in South Africa and Namibia, so far this is my favorite. We were greeted upon arrival with welcome drinks and given an excellent room with a view of the waterhole. The...

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

Dear Erica, Thank you very much for your detailed and thoughtful review and strong endorsement. It is always welcome when guests enjoy their stay so much that they choose to extend it! We look forward to seeing you again at the lodge! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team

Munich
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Clearly one of the best places to go for game drives: we saw all big 5 in only two days! Service is amazing and the location just stunning! Would clearly come back and recommend to anyone who looks for an alternative to other game ressorts!

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

Dear Sascha, Thank you for the kind review and endorsement. Seeing the big 5 is always a memorable experience for our guests and we look forward to hosting you again! Kind regards, Koos and the Etali Team

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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
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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
In your room
  • 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 568 - R16 039 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Etali Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 10
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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“Room 5 if you need accessibility is ideal but I thinbk all rooms have a good view of the waterhole”
jaffapines, 27 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Book the rooms closed to the main deck with view on the water hole : 5, 6 & 7”
  • Shared swimming pool & deck
  • Shared swimming pool & deck
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542didierc, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“any room is good as you hardly stay in the room”
simona47, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a view of the watering hole (room 5 and 6 I think?)”
BD_Singapore, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“They all seemed the same to me”
JoanK883, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
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