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5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Madikwe Game Reserve, Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
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Etali Safari Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don't usually write reviews on Trip Advisor except for when the establishment has far exceeded my expectations. And Etali Safari Lodge did exactly that. It is the attention to detail, the highly trained and knowledgable staff that sets Etali apart. You really feel that your enjoyment at the lodge is their top priority. The game drives were amazing. We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fantastic 3 day tour after a huge 2, weeks in Africa . Flight into thd area beautiful- watching giraffes as u come into land . Drivers and trackers ( including doc) have huge local knowledge and true love of the locale and the animal life. Hot water bottles and capes for the early morning drive even better - and... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This review is long overdue. We spent a wonderful weekend in Etali, we arrived late at the lodge and were very warmly welcome by Kim our game ranger, who escorted us to the lodge. We were extremely lucky to be able to combine our arrival with a small game drive. Kim is a wonderful and very professional game ranger filled... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Etali was an amazing experience that I recently shared with my husband and son - the lodge and suites by themselves are gorgeous and very tastefully done and the service was out of the world. We enjoyed every single aspect of our stay there - my favorite part has to be our guides, Ryan and Kharit. They made the game... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Why you, your loved ones and your family should go. 1. staff, brilliant; 2. accommodation, brilliant; 3. food, brilliant; 4. sites and game drives, brilliant. 5. overall = brilliant!!! My now wife and I were treated like kings and queens, every single member of the Etali team put so much effort to make our experience both a memorable and special... More

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Duxbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

What a fantastic experience! We shared the experience with friends from the U.S., and we will never forget it! Incredible game viewing, outstanding service, and luxurious lodging. Our guides exceeded expectations and not only showed us game, but educated us too. The next time we visit family in Botswana, we will definitely be back!

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

I was part of a large family group with high expectations and we had an amazing time. We've all been to game parks before and I we are not easy to please but Etali certainly surprised me on all fronts. The game viewing was magnificent. We saw the Big Five within 24 hours.. And it was spectacular. Our guide and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Just went to 4 game reserves/national parks. Madikwe is where we saw most game and the big 5. The Reserve is very well run all the trackers and game rangers are very experieinced so for us this was the place. Etali Game Lodge is fantastic, terrific, service. Nothing but perfect. We would go back in a heart beat

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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
Hotel Class:5 star — Etali Safari Lodge 5*
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Etali Safari Hotel Madikwe Game Reserve

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