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Etali Safari Lodge

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Madikwe Game Reserve, Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An easy drive from Johannesburg, Etali lodge is a little bit of paradise. The rooms are clean and comfortable, all with views of the surrounding bush. We had an elephant outside our room on arrival and zebra passing our deck during the afternoon. The watering hole attracts many visitors - elephants, wildebeest, giraffe, zebra, warthog and lion! We had Sibu... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family of 4 had an exceptional 3 day safari at Etali. We chose the lodge based on past reviews of guests but also because they are one of the few that offer a children's programme. From arrival it surpassed our expectations....warm welcome, friendly and helpful staff, luxurious individual cabins (with our private plunge pool!), and sumptuous food. We had... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our last minute decision to spend a short weekend at Etali Safari Lodge, Madikwe Game Reserve turned out to be an unforgettable experience for my husband and I. From the moment we arrived at Etali, every minute of our stay there was, to say the least, special. We were greeted by our 2 game Rangers, Tulani & Tsebu on arrival.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My boyfriend booked it for us just for a relaxing break after running comrades, this place is literally in the middle of no where glad we had the sat nav!!:)) From the moment we got here, the staff we so kind, welcoming and they all seemed really happy to help us have a nice time, The rooms are lush ,... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We ended our family trip to SA with a 4night stay at etali. Our family is two adults, a 4yr old boy and 2yr old girl. We were all treated like VIPs and the stay was spectacular. The staff was immediately attentive and intuitive. They were happy to "assign" us the sitter of our choice for the entire stay. Kids... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

My family and I had the most amazing holiday at Etali. Sibu, Thulani (the guides) and the rest of the staff made sure that we had the best time and saw as many animals as possible. We truly had five star treatment and some of the best food ever. Thanks so much for unforgettable memories guys!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

Spent the most amazing five days at Etali with our entire family. Stunning location and venue, phenomenal food, fantastic service and breathtaking game viewing. Felt like we were saying good bye to friends when we left. Hope to return soon!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights last week after a few days in Sun City. It was our first time in South Africa and Etali had been recommended to us as the place to stay in Madikwe. I can not say enough about this lodge. The staff was incredible and added went the extra mile to make... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I have been to Etali for 10 years in a row now and have never been disappointed. The highlight of my last trip was the pride of lion right in front of the lodge at the waterhole. All members of the staff and wellness center have mastered the art of meeting and exceeding your every need.Nothing is ever to much... More 

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Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We stayed at Etali during May 2015 and once again, we experienced the most professional, friendly staff, delicious meals and excellent accommodation. We were lucky to see the big 5, thanks to our very competent ranger and tracker. I will recommend Etali to anyone.

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