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Etali Safari Lodge

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Madikwe Game Reserve, Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was excellent from start to finish - cannot be faulted. The room and external decking area was very spacious with all mod cons. They even provided us with a bottle of champagne as our wedding anniversary was coming up. Highly recommended and would definitely revisit.

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

Dear Manu, Thank you very much for the kind review. It is always welcome to receive such positive feedback from our guests, it is always appreciated when the high level of services is noticed by our guests. We look forward to hosting you upon your return! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful lodge, amazing and warm staff. Incredible game drives. Service was outstanding. High attention to detail, staff go out of their way to make sure you are more than comfortable. Beautiful rooms, I was impressed.

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

Dear Natasha, Thank you so much for the kind review, we are glad that you were impressed with the Etali Experience and look forward to hosting you again! Kind Regards, Koos & the Etali Team More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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120 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed the game drive in Madikwe. Etali has nice vehicles and very good drivers/guides. We went on a day game drive and had some spectacular sighting even through it wasn't an optimal time. We saw lions (3), rhino (4), elephants (many), and cape buffalo (1). We also saw greater kudu (10-12), wildebeest (gnu) (many), baboons (one troop), springbok... More 

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

Thank you very much for the kind review, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your day visit to Etali. We look forward to hosting you for an extended visit next time! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team More 

Pretoria
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We entertained an important guest from the USA, and he thoroughly enjoyed the trip. As South Africans, we are used to the bush, but were very pleasantly surprised at the attention to detail and excellent service at Etali Safari Lodge. We can certainly recommend Etali, and will return soon!

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

Dear Peter, Thank you for the positive feedback and the kind review. Attention to detail, along with our service orientated approach is a big part of the Etali experience. We look forward to hosting you again upon your return! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team More 

Berlin
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed at Etali with our parents and we all really liked the place. The service was friendly and we have seen 4 out of the Big 5. It was a wonderful time. The Spa ladies are extraordinary good. Don't miss a visit there. We will for sure go back

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Brighton
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Etai for three nights and we're thrilled with the attentive service, the wonderful fresh food ad the staffs ability to modify requests and look after us. We saw the big five within a few drives too. The room was spacious and relaxing our kids enjoyed it too and were given cooking lessons and games with the Rangers... More 

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

Dear Lisa, Thank you so much for the kind review, it was an absolute pleasure hosting you and the Carr Family. We are happy to see that your trip was marked by our flexible, attentive and personal service along with the great game sightings and kids activities we offer. We hope to see you back at the lodge in the... More 

Madikwe Game Reserve
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed at many lodges in game parks in Africa, and Etali outshines them all. This was primarily due to the outstanding staff of Etali lodge. Everyone was genuinely friendly and helpful and it was clear they enjoyed their work. What a nice change from some lodges. The accommodation was spectacular and roomy - wonderful bed! The spa experience... More 

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

Dear Peter, Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback and strong endorsement. The entire Etali team remains focused on offering guests a safari experience that exceeds not only expectations but past experience too, we are glad to hear that this was your experience too. We look forward to hosting you again during your next visit! Kind regards, Koos and... More 

Madikwe Game Reserve
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wunderfull Location with very polite and competent staff. The tour guides were very engeded. The food was outstanding. The absolute silence around - great!!! If you Don't have a road map it is not so easy to find the lodge.

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

Dear Silvia, Thank you so much for sharing your positive experience with our TripAdvisor community. The combined experience of our wonderful food, game drives and peaceful surroundings really are something special! Please do note that we offer road maps to the lodge on our websites and can also arrange professional road transfers for guests upon requests. Road transfers are strongly... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We cannot speak too highly of everyone at Etali. We were pampered and made to feel like friends. Nothing was too much trouble. Ver 5 days Th game drive were always different and walking was also a wonderful experience. Our cabin was totally secluded and Th height of luxury.

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

Dear Stuart, Thank you very much fir the kind review. It was a pleasure hosting the Ponder family at Etali, and we look forward to seeing you again upon your next business trip to South Africa! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team More 

Madikwe Game Reserve
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great, awesome, such friendly and knowledgeable staff. Looked after us and my 2 little princess. The lodge is too beautiful - we saw the big 5 from the watering hole. Our guide Sibo was very knowledgeable and made every drive very fun and entertaining! Thank you so much Etali team.

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

Dear Ryan, Thank you for taking the time to give us such positive feedback. The Etali waterhole really is a stand-out feature offering guests the opportunity to get closer to the big 5 without needing to even go out on drive! It was an absolute pleasure hosting the Ross family at Etali and we look forward to seeing you back... More 

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