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Vereeniging, South Africa
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We stayed at Etali Safari Lodge for two nights as a family with small children. Our stay was very special and wonderful memories were made. The room was large and had a feel of comfort and luxury. The deck and private pool was a great place to watch the many animals at the waterhole. The food and drinks were great...

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

Dear Daleen, Thank you for the kind, detailed and thoughtful review. It was an absolute pleasure hosting you at the lodge and we hope you return soon! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This was a memorable visit. Our 6 year old loved the place -- and that says a lot. Animal sightings were everything we were hoping for. Small touches in service really made a lot of difference: from warm water bottles in a cold winter morning on drives to a special birthday cake to our 6 year old. We would definitely...

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

Dear Webtraveler99, Thank you very much for the great review. We are glad to hear that all the extra touches Etali prides itself on. We look forward to hosting you again soon! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team

Musselburgh
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

This was our first safari on our first trip to South Africa, we couldn't have asked for a more perfect experience. From the moment we arrived until the moment we left we were so well taken care of by Anji and her team, nothing was too much trouble. Beautiful lodges, delicious food and drinks, fabulous spa. The game drives were...

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

Dear Conways, Thank you very much for the kind and positive review. We are very glad to hear that your stay at Etali was so memorable and look forward to hosting you upon your return. Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team

Madikwe Game Reserve
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Staff were superb, food was divine, rooms were welcoming, requests were honored immediately, and we found the Big Five with our rangers within a two hour time game drive! Now what else could we ask for? Second trip to Etali. This is the select game lodge of choice.

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

Dear Jerri, Thank you for your return visit and for your fantastic review. We look forward to hosting you again! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team

Madikwe Game Reserve
Reviewed 10 October 2016

What an amazing experience from start to finish. From the warm, friendly greeting at Molatedi gate to arrival at the lodge where every need/desire is taken care of by all members of staff to the best game viewing from the comfort of the deck. It is simply the kind of place you want to return to as often as possible.

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

Dear Mimmie, Thank you very much for the kind review. It is always appreciated when guests notice our specialised and focused service at Etali. We look forward to hosting you again soon! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team

Madikwe Game Reserve
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Intimate Safaris with Jan and Harry Schwab. We ook 14 guests to Etali Safari Lodge in the Madikwe Game Reserve. We had amaxing sightings...leopard, lion, cheetah, pack of 15 Wild dogs, amazing herds of elephant, Cape buffalo, zebra, giraffe, black and whit rhino....we saw everything. Guests has incredible service, lodging as well as the most incredible service at this beautiful...

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

Dear Jan and Harry, Thank you for the kind review, we look forward to hosting many more guests from Intimate Safaris! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team

Nice
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Plus We spent here two nights during our honeymoon. Madikwe reserve is full of wildlife, game drives offer really the possibility to see many animals only a few meters away. We saw elephants, rhinos, buffalos, lions, cheetahs, hyena, antilopes, giraphes, zebras, warthogs, mongooses, one honey-badger, many different birds. Nobody among the guests seemed to have seen any leopards or black...

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

Dear FoxyFriar, Thank you very much for taking the time to write, what was for the most part, a very positive and encouraging review. I note however, that you have raised some concerns regarding our service levels and your experience during game drive. After discussing these points with our team, I would like to take the time to address and...

lafayette, ca
Reviewed 6 October 2016

My husband and I recently completed an 8 day stay at Etali and before we ever left camp, we were contemplating our return. Everything about this lodge was perfect, and we've stayed at a few over the years. But this was extraordinary......outstanding game drives, fantastic food, and a lovely setting. Wonderful as those components were, they would have been nothing...

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Madikwe Game Reserve
Reviewed 25 September 2016

I have been to many game lodges and had not expected your gamelodge to be as good.The staff was excellent the food supperd the settings fantastic .some advice a broucher at the entrance gate with amap will ensure that your guests will not get Los .Thank you for a lovely time god bless

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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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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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  • 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: $1,075 - $1,760 (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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