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Etali Safari Lodge

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Madikwe Game Reserve, Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

How to even begin this review. First of all, Etali should be #1 on Trip Advisor, hands down. From the moment we arrived, I knew we had entered somewhere special. We were greeted with huge smiles and an extremely fun and kind staff! The rooms were beautiful and luxurious, with indoor/outdoor showers, a huge deck that overlooked the watering hole,... More 

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

Thank you so much for the kind, thoughtful and personal review Amanda! It was an absolute pleasure to host you and Eric for your honeymoon and we hope to see you again at Etali. Kind Regards, The Etali Team More 

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a group of 14 from ages 6 to 80 to celebrate a birthday. From the moment we arrived until we left, the staff at the lodge could not have done more for us if they tried. The staff were amazing, catering to our unique dietary requirements. The ladies serving made us feel at home the whole time. Everyone... More 

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South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the welcome by friendly staff and a warm cloth to wipe our hands as we arrived to the farewell as we left, we cannot fault the staff nor the experience. Our visit lived up to our expectations and more as we were treated to a Mothers' Day special by Celebrity Chefs from Kokkedoor (an Afrikaans Reality Chef programme). Our... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great little lodge in Madikwe game reserve. The main deck and dining room of the lodge overlook a small waterhole that's frequented by animals of all kinds day and night. The room I stayed in was extremely lush, with a wonderful bed, and - a rare treat for a tall man - a bathtub big enough to keep both... More 

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

Thank you for the kind review Chris. We look forward to hosting you again next time at Etali, hopefully with a bit more time for the heated pool! Kind Regards, The Etali Team More 

Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of us travelled to Etali together for a few days of game viewing and R&R. The accommodation was beautiful - large rooms, comfy beds, private plunge pools and big balcony's looking over the watering hole. This was great as we got to watch any of the animals coming to the nearby watering hole from the privacy of own... More 

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

Thank you very much for your kind review! We look forward to hosting you at Etali again! Kind Regards, The Etali Team More 

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64 reviews 64 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very happy with my stay here. The owners are hands on an genuinely care if you have an issue. Not that we had anything major. I was quite happy with our game driver and ranger Sibu and Bakang. Together a great combination. Bakang excellent in tracking and sibu is just a bank of knowledge with an exciting twist.... More 

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

Thank you for the kind review Sandra, we look forward to hosting your family again next time at Etali! Kind Regards, The Etali Team More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good example of a lodge run by hands on owners with a love for what they do and with a great love for the nature and bushveld surrounding them. Evan the ranger is the best ranger I have ever been on a game drive and game walk with and I have been on a lot of them. Well informed,... More 

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

Thank you for the passionate review Johnny and Marius, we look forward to hosting you again at Etali! Kind Regards, The Etali Team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food, service and friendly staff. Worth every Rand, a must go.Professional, experienced guides, amazing star gazing, surely a home away from home. they will definitely see me again, lots of animal sightings, waterhole in front of lodge, warm, very private pool in front of each room, walk with ranger a must do

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

We are always grateful when guests treat Etali as a second home! Thank you so much for the review, we hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, The Etali Team More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Madikwe is an amazing place and Etali is magical. From the first moment we arrived we knew it was going to be fantastic. By the time we left we were exchanging hugs with the staff like departing family. It's hard to know where to begin. The rooms - the rooms are large, comfortable and very well appointed. We travelled as... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind, thoughtful and detailed review! We appreciate the effort that went into sharing your experience with our TripAdvisor community and will be certain to keep a spot open for you upon your return! Kind Regards, The Etali Team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing time as we were celebrating our wedding anniversary. Excellent service, scrumptious lunch. This is the place to be. We are looking forward to spend a week here. Keep it up Team Etali...

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

Thank you for the kind review. We look forward to hosting you for an extended stay next time! Kind Regards, The Etali Team More 

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