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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Etali was recommended to us through a friend of a friend, always a good start. After the recommendation we looked at the reviews on line and they were all excellent We took the plunge and decided to book, from this point on we knew we had made the right decision. Communication was great, from simple questions to bookings flights with...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Wow what a lodge. The room was spacious & perfect, everything you needed was there. From the morning wake up call to start our game drive the whole experience was great, our driver Patrick was fantastic, went above & beyond with locating the game we wanted to see, nothing was too much trouble. Thanks to the chef Sebastian, each meal...

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1Thank kellbellbrissy
Worthing, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Drives were filled with game including rare hunting dogs playing and fighting right before your eyes. Lions, elephants, rhino, giraffe, buffalo, zebra a plenty. Leopards slightly more elusive. Outstanding quality from the kitchen and very special suites with exclusive private bush views.

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1Thank charliepugs
Winchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 September 2016

I cannot speak highly enough of this beautiful place. With luxurious and spacious accommodation, fantastic very close range game viewing, gorgeous and plentiful food, lovely spa with relaxing and renewing treatments. We had a very memorable weeks stay and to be honest I could quite easily have stayed on another week! It is easy to say that things were great,...

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5Thank Lorraine E
Jersey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 September 2016

This review is well over due! My apologies! 🙏 We have been to Etali Safari Lodge for the last 3 visits, and are due to go back in 10 days time! The lodge is the most amazing place. It's setting & the peacefulness of Etali is the place to relax and recharge the batteries with only the sound of the...

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

Dear Sarah, Thank you very much for the thoughtful and positive review. It was an absolute pleasure hosting you at the lodge the last time, as I am sure it will be again upon your return. We look forward to seeing you! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team

Madikwe Game Reserve
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Perfect place for honeymoon! The staff is very helpful and always smiling. Prince, thanks to you we were not able to get hungry at all :) Also special thanks to George and Christophe we were able to enjoy and see almost all we were looking for, even some action with lions, elephant and buffalos! George you have the eagle eyes!...

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

Dear Pinar, It was an absolute pleasure hosting you for your honeymoon. We hope that you enjoy the rest of your stay in South Africa and that you return soon! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team

Madikwe Game Reserve
Reviewed 6 September 2016

This is a lodge that we return to yearly. The lodge is small which is one of the things we really enjoy. The staff are always wonderful and willing to go the extra mile to accommodate every request. One of the big plus factors for us is that Madikwe is malaria free and that you get to see a wide...

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

Dear Marilyn, It was an absolute pleasure hosting you at the lodge, as always. Thank you for taking the time to review your stay and recommend the excellent service you received from the Etali Team. Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team

Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

This experience was beyond my imagination. We came for our honeymoon and had memorable days. a private boma dinner by the fire, beautiful private deck with a hot tub, delicious food, super friendly staff . Prince made sure we were full with food and drinks :-)) The game rides were full of action and humor thanks to our guides Christopher...

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

Dear Burcu, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the lodge. It was an absolute pleasure hosting you at the lodge, and we sincerely hope that you return soon! Enjoy the rest of your stay in South Africa and have a safe voyage back to Istanbul! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team

Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Everything is wonderful. All the staff (Prince, Angie, Christopher, George, everybody) is extremely friendly and helpful. The room is very exotic and equilly luxurious. Every room has a private deck with hot tub which you can enjoy between the game rides. Also very clean and lots of towels. Very good wi-fi at all rooms and reception. They prepare very nice...

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

Dear Akgün, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay at Etali. We are very glad to hear that all the surprises we planned for you were so well received. We look forward to hosting you again upon your return to South Africa! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team

Reviewed 31 August 2016

My wife and I had an amazing 5 day stay at Etali. From the moment we arrived the service was impeccable. The staff made us feel right at home and anticipated any need. The food was some of the best we had in our 2 weeks in South Africa and they cater to any dietary restrictions. My wife is vegetarian...

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

Dear Neel, Thank you very much for the kind review and warm recommendation. It was a pleasure hosting you at the lodge, and I am also pleased to hear that your visits to the recommended vineyard in Franschoek went so well. 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
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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
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
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting

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: €707 - €1,161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Etali Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 10
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Etali Safari Hotel Madikwe Game Reserve
Etali Safari Lodge South Africa/Madikwe Game Reserve
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“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
“Rooms 6, 7 and 8 overlook the waterhole. Family suite is 2 huge rooms and very private”
 of 5 bubbles jnorman27, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“room 7 or 8 , delay or bring forward your trip to get the best view of the waterhole”
  • view from our deck , room 7
 of 5 bubbles pilgrim3739, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
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