We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Etali Safari Lodge

Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
in partnership with
Trusted partner. We work with Tingo to make your booking as easy as possible.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Etali Safari Lodge
Add a photo
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

334 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 314: English reviews
Epsom, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have stayed in several lodges in both Madikwe and the Kruger but Etali is head and shoulders above the rest. We stayed for 3 nights with our 2 teenage boys in the family suite - 2 suites side by side sharing a huge deck with sunbeds and plunge pool overlooking the bush. The rooms were beautifully appointed with air-conditioning... More 

Helpful?
Thank jokirby67
Etali-Safari, Owner at Etali Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jo, Thank you very much for the kind review and warm endorsement. We are very glad to hear that every aspect of your stay at Etali exceeded your expectations so greatly. We look forward to hosting you again for a longer stay next time! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team More 

Gaborone, Botswana
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an amazing couple of days at Etali. Service was fantastic as usual. Game drives were great and the spa always making me want to go back for more because I can never get enough. My son swears that the hotstone message at Etali has to be the best in the world. As if the Boma dinner wasn't special enough... More 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank Matshediso K
Etali-Safari, Owner at Etali Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Tshedi, As always, it was an absolute pleasure hosting you at the lodge. We are also glad to hear your son rave about our hot stone massages, they are the perfect way to escape to cool winter mornings her in Madikwe! We look forward to hosting you again for the next boma. Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I regard Tripadvisor as a reliable tool to pick accommodation spots, but even so, one is always a tiny bit sceptical when you get there.......This was dispelled the second we arrived at Etali Lodge ! The staff are unbelievably attentive, every need you could imagine was taken care of with the broadest of smiles (Angi you are amazing) and nothing... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank john_zylstra
Etali-Safari, Owner at Etali Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear John, Thank you so much for the kind and thoughtful review. The Etali team love making a perfect bush getaway come together in the way that only they know how; through the personal touches that our guests remember. Angie, Stu and George all send their warm regards and thanks for the appreciation given to their excellent service. We look... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Etali lodge offers value for money and provides a magical complete break away from city life. However, please be aware of gratuity system- separate gratuities for rangers and general staff, give ranger his or hers directly. I was not aware of this till the last day.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank Michael A
Etali-Safari, Owner at Etali Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Micheal, Thank you very much for the kind review. Regarding gratuities, we do offer guests the option of specifying the allocation between rangers and general staff. This is true whether gratuities are given as cash, or added to your bill at the end of your stay. Guests are also welcome to give gratuities directly to our staff, including rangers... More 

Bothaville, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a must to visit Etali. Great staff great experience. Guides went to the extreme to help us find the Big 5. Food was gastronomical. The breakfast in the bush was by far the best surprise. A must for all

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
1 Thank inusbam
Etali-Safari, Owner at Etali Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Inus, Thank you very much for the kind review. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your special bush breakfast as well. We look forward to hosting you again in the future! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team More 

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

Great location, great people, great service. The lodge was perfectly located with excellent food. Game drives were fantastic, with friendly and passionnated rangers. A 5-star room in the bushes with wild animals living their lifes while we were relaxing in the jacuzzi... What a dream...

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
1 Thank R1909JMchristopherr
Etali-Safari, Owner at Etali Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Christopher, Thank you very much for the kind review. We are glad to hear that your stay at the lodge was an absolute dream, and we look forward to hosting you again! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team More 

Louisville, Kentucky
Level Contributor
87 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is absolutely breathtaking. Some friends and I traveled here for the day so that we could eat breakfast and lunch and also do a game drive. As soon as we got to the lodge, the staff welcomed us with warm towels and a beverage. They took us to our table to eat a fantastic breakfast buffet and over... More 

Helpful?
Thank Carson T
Etali-Safari, Owner at Etali Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Carson, Thank you for the kind review, we are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your day visit with us so much. We look forward to hosting you and your boyfriend for a longer stay soon! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team More 

Madikwe Game Reserve
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent experience. Can't wait to visit again. The game drives is always a fantastic way to relax and enjoy nature. The food was top quality and the hospitality. The rooms is always neat and clean. The gym area is a good way to relax

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank 371mauricem
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Etali exceeded all my expectations. The animals were amazing. We saw more in 2 days than we ever expected. The accomodation was sumptious. The people there could not do enough to make sure that you had the time of your life. Definitely worth a repeat visit.

Helpful?
Thank Lagosnomore
Etali-Safari, Owner at Etali Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the kind review and warm endorsement. We are very glad to hear that your expectations were totally exceeded. We look forward to hosting you again for a longer visit! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I spent three nights at Etali Safari Lodge for our honeymoon and had a fantastic experience. When we arrived, we were greeted with refreshing drinks and hot towels. This type of service was consistent throughout our entire stay. Each day, we would wake up at 6 to go on our morning safari drive. When we came back,... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Lauren S
Etali-Safari, Owner at Etali Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Lauren, Thank you very much for the kind review and warm recommendation. We are delighted to hear that every aspect of your honeymoon stay at Etali was made so memorable through the hard work and dedication of the Etali Team. We look forward to hosting you again upon your return! Kind Regards, Koos and the Etali Team More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

258 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (245)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (33)
Viewed
Dining (18)
Viewed
Bathroom (9)
Viewed
Room/Suite (20)
Viewed
View from Room (15)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (7)
Viewed
Other (142)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (13)
Viewed
Room/Suite (4)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (4)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Madikwe Game Reserve hotels
0.0 mi away
Madikwe Safari Lodge
Madikwe Safari Lodge
#6 of 23 in Madikwe Game Reserve
5.0 of 5 stars 468 reviews
0.0 mi away
Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge
Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge
#3 of 23 in Madikwe Game Reserve
5.0 of 5 stars 359 reviews
0.0 mi away
Impodimo Game Lodge
Impodimo Game Lodge
#8 of 23 in Madikwe Game Reserve
5.0 of 5 stars 296 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.0 mi away
Jamala Madikwe
Jamala Madikwe
#1 of 23 in Madikwe Game Reserve
5.0 of 5 stars 214 reviews
0.0 mi away
Tau Game Lodge
Tau Game Lodge
#7 of 23 in Madikwe Game Reserve
5.0 of 5 stars 373 reviews
0.0 mi away
Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodge
Royal Madikwe Luxury Safari Lodg...
#9 of 23 in Madikwe Game Reserve
5.0 of 5 stars 142 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Minibar
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Etali Safari Lodge

Address: Madikwe Game Reserve, Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa
Location: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range: $667 - $1,092 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Etali Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 10
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Orbitz, Priceline, Booking.com, Expedia, Hotwire, Agoda, Odigeo, South African Hotels, Cheap Tickets and Travelocity so you can book your Etali Safari Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Etali Safari Hotel Madikwe Game Reserve
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay