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“Wonderful second visit”
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Etali Safari Lodge
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful second visit”
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 up best when he said: "they make me feel important!"

Room Tip: Maybe choose one where you can see the watering hole but not essential. Watched many animals go pas...
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  • Stayed December 2016, travelled with family
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Etali-Safari, Owner at Etali Safari Lodge, responded to this review, 16 December 2016
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
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Madikwe Game Reserve
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

  • Stayed December 2016, travelled with family
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Etali-Safari, Owner at Etali Safari Lodge, responded to this review, 16 December 2016
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
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 sitting on the terrace or around the boma-a magical experience enhanced by African singing and dancing, which we all joined in. A much welcomed, warming aperitif was served upon our evening return, which my pregnant daughter couldn't have, so straight away a non alcoholic alternative was offered. Just an example of the excellent, attentive service.
A final mention must go to Patrick and Matthews who truly made our stay so memorable. We saw everything! Wild dogs hunting, lions and cheetahs eating their prey, even the shy leopard. Patrick gave us so much information, his knowledge and understanding of the animals was amazing. We were so sad to leave,thank you to everyone at Etali, and if you are reading this- book now, you will have the most awesome time!

Room Tip: Rooms 6, 7 and 8 overlook the waterhole. Family suite is 2 huge rooms and very private
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  • Stayed November 2016, travelled with family
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Etali-Safari, Owner at Etali Safari Lodge, responded to this review, 16 December 2016
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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 can't say enough good things about this trip. 100% recommended!!!

  • Stayed November 2016, travelled as a couple
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Etali-Safari, Owner at Etali Safari Lodge, responded to this review, 5 December 2016
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
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Madikwe Game Reserve
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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.

  • Stayed October 2016, travelled as a couple
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Etali-Safari, Owner at Etali Safari Lodge, responded to this review, 30 November 2016
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
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Property: Etali Safari Lodge
Address: Madikwe Game Reserve, Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 23 Speciality Lodging in Madikwe Game Reserve
Price range (per night): R9 413 - R14 213
Hotel Class:5 star — Etali Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 10
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