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5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Madikwe Game Reserve, Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
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Etali Safari Lodge
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here with my family just before Christmas, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a beautiful place to get close to wildlife. We flew in on Federal Air from Johannesburg (highly recommended - the airstrip is ~30 min from the lodge) and were greeted by our safari guide, Evan, who is incredibly passionate... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On recommendation from one of the other lodges in Madikwe (who were unable to accommodate us for the dates we required) we spent two lovely nights at Etali. Our room was the furthest down the hill, allowing us to feel a little more connected in with the bushveld which we loved - we even had a giraffe munching from the... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We spend an absolutely unforgettable few days at this lodge. Every staff member we encountered was friendly, helpful and just made us feel very special. We had quite a diverse group with children and everyone was catered for and more. The the rooms are great, the food was special and again any special requests simply handled with a smile. But... More 

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Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Celebrated our 30th anniversary. Warm welcome by Moses and front of house staff. Wonderful setting. Rooms comfortable and very private. Game viewing was spectacular - special thanks to Gerrit and Obakeng. We will certainly be back. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We had two amazing days here: thoughtful and attentive staff, the best rangers and trackers that we've met and great food. Could not recommend this place highly enough. And the animals were literally right outside the window and our porch, thanks to the watering hole which is just by the lodge. Sitting there between the early and late game drives... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

I cannot believe I haven't reviewed Etali before. We think this must be our 5th visit. Yet again we received a very warm welcome and a very welcome 'welcome' drink. ALL staff are fabulous and nothing is too much trouble. We travelled with friends and had two rooms. Each looking over the waterhole so very interesting. Our ranger (Dr) and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We had a wonderful safari adventure. Our room was comfortable and beautifully decorated. The staff were amazing. Nothing was too much for them. Food was excellent... Any request was no problem. We will definitely return.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Etali lodge has the most wonderful setting. The staff were fantastic and our ranger and tracker were awesome. Unfortunately my husband and I had planned a romantic weekend but the lodge was full of noisy small children throwing tantrums etc which spoiled the whole ambience for us......

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

It was a pleasure for me to meet you at the lodge. I am inviting you and your husband back to the lodge at my expense at a time when it is outside school holidays and when we don't have kids in camp. Like all guests, you deserve the tranquility that we offer at Etali and we want you to... More 

Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

First time ever sharing a comment in Tripadvisor trying to touch every visitors harts and souls. I effort my self to find the right words in english to express all this sensations we felt in Etali Lodge. After 5 days (sept 6th - sept 10th) i know my girlfriend and I will ever talk about our incredible time and you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We have enjoyed the friendly staff that really made us feel welcome and did so many to made our stay special. Also the beautiful rooms!! And the nature, the waterhole where we saw rhinos, wild beest and zebra.

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Address: Madikwe Game Reserve, Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Etali Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 10
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