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Faversham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 November 2016

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...

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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...

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Reviewed 14 November 2016

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...

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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

johannesburg
Reviewed 12 November 2016

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

Madikwe Game Reserve
Reviewed 7 November 2016

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...

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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

Madikwe Game Reserve
Reviewed 7 November 2016

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

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 November 2016

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...

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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

Strand, South Africa
Reviewed 30 October 2016

The lodge, the rooms set in the midst of beautiful nature, all offering great comfort with style and charm (and an incredibly fast wifi !) - the romantic Boma opening directly onto the pound where wild animals come for a drink - and a peek at the audience ! - really make it a most enjoyable place to be on...

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

Dear Cape to Cairo, Thank you very much for your wonderful and detailed review. It was a pleasure to host you and meet you personally. Until next time! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team

Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Where to start! It really is the most amazing place. The staff were superb, so friendly and they remember your names, likes / dislikes etc (fat removed from my bacon by day 2) ! The rooms and especially the beds are very comfy and everywhere is incredibly clean. Every meal is 5*.... I want the recipes for it all! Every...

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

Dear Claire, Thank you very much for the fantastic review. It was a pleasure giving you the full Etali service including the personal touches that our repeat guests have become accustomed to. We hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Stayed for two nights. Exceptional in all respects. Comfortable room, excellent food, wonderful staff, great game viewing. The heated whirlpool at each room was special. Imagine sitting down for dinner on a deck overlooking a water hole and seeing about 20 elephants arriving for a drink of water (cute babies included). And then some impala and after them a young...

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

Dear Ari, Thank you for sharing your memorable stay with our Tripadvisor community. We hope to see you again soon at the lodge! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team

Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Kyle, Matthews, Prince, Maudly and the entire staff at Etali provided one of the best experiences we have ever had while on holiday. Every attention to detail was met with professionalism and care. We were greeted with open arms upon arrival, made to feel at home throughout our stay and left as members of the family. The adventures during our...

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

Dear JPFEFFE, Thank you for sharing your experience with our Tripadvisor community. It is always a pleasure hosting guests who gain a true appreciation for Etali and the Madikwe Game Reserve. We look forward to hosting you again in the future! 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
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • 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
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 725 - R15 868 (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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