Etali Safari Lodge Madikwe Game Reserve Accommodation, South Africa
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  • Property TypeGame Lodge
  • Guests38
  • Rooms/Units10
  • Minimum Stay2 Nights

Etali Safari Lodge is a 5 star graded game lodge offering Madikwe accommodation in 10 guest rooms.

About Etali Safari Lodge

Out of the heart of the spectacular Madikwe Game Reserve, embraced by pristine bushveld nurtured by Mother Africa's rich red soil, Etali Safari Lodge rises to meet you with lavish hospitality. Built in harmony with nature under the vibrant African sun, Etali is an exclusive, intimate haven, where body and soul are rejuvenated in surroundings created by people who understand luxury.

At a Glance

What to expect at the lodge/reserve

  • All meals included
  • All of the Big 5
  • Guided game drives included
  • Malaria-free area
  • Safari / bush walks by arrangement


Etali's accommodation comprises of eight double thatched luxury suites, each with its own en-suite bathroom. The suites each have a private deck with a spectacular view of the surrounding bush, and is also fitted with a private heated whirlpool. Two back to back suites see that the family stays in close contact and share the excitement in the bush.

Whilst enjoying the same luxury as the free standing units these two rooms, are a little bit smaller and without outside showers. There is one plunge pool and a lovely thatched area to enjoy lunch or hide from the sun. Enjoy the sheer pleasure of a massage on your own sundeck – therapeutic in itself – or relax and be pampered in the tranquility of the Wellness Centre. Cooling off in the splendid outdoor whirlpool, sipping a cocktail as you watch the breathtaking African sunset, is the ultimate indulgence.


Etali's delectable cuisine is a contemporary fusion of traditional African with an Asian twist. Meals are light and healthy with lots of fresh seasonal and organically grown vegetables, fruit and herbs. There is no set menu as the chef extraordinaire selects only the best local produce daily to work his magic.

The open-air lounge, bar and dining area with a vast sundeck reaching out to the pool and boma, offer a breathtaking view – al fresco eating has never been this good. Select your wine from our unusual cellar, built on the termite-mound concept, where the very best vintages from the Cape's boutique estates are waiting to please your palate.

Etali's kitchen will put up a spread fit for a king and guests are welcome to barbecue their choice of game and other meats. On some evenings ‘potjiekos' – a delicious casserole cooked in a fat-bellied cast-iron pot over the flames – may be on the menu. Share your experiences of the day while enjoying a glass of whatever takes your fancy, or discover the tall tales of famous local author Herman Charles Bosman.

The Wellness Centre

The Wellness Centre offers you a choice of relaxing and rejuvenating therapies which can be enjoyed in the tranquility of the cool thatched building whilst listening to soothing music or the sound of the bush OR indulge in a massage on the private deck of your suite, while watching the sun set over the magnificent rich red soil planes of Madikwe. See our menu and start the journey.

Features you'll appreciate

  • wifi
  • swimming
  • parking
  • airport
  • gym
providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Private pool
  • Smoking: not allowed

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Gym / fitness centre
  • Health spa
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (24 hours)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool

Food & Drink

  • Halaal Friendly
  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Restaurant / dining room


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Airport transfers

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Luxury Suites

Each luxury suite is free-standing and has extra-long king size bed (can be changed for 2 twin beds if travelling with friends), en-suite bathroom with glass-walled shower. large private game-viewing deck and splash pool, claw foot bathtub, air conditioning, ceiling fan and wood-burning fireplace. Outdoor shower, mini-bar, coffee and tea station, mini-safe, complimentary wifi. Cooling off in the outdoor plunge pool and sipping a cocktail as you watch the breath-taking African sunset on your own deck is the ultimate indulgence. Nothing beats a long, lingering shower in our inside or outside showers with a bird or little antelope as audience. Or soak away in our partner bath, and enjoy a relaxing bath therapy prepared by our staff. Extra-long comfortable beds with fine, crisp linen promise an unforgettable night's sleep beneath the thatched roof. During the winter nights we make cosy fires in enclosed fireplaces to ensure the most comfortable stay.

  • Bathroom (en-suite)  
  • Bathroom towels supplied  
  • Bed linen supplied  
  • Internet connection (wireless)  
  • Patio / verandah / balcony  
  • Private pool  
  • Smoking: not allowed

Qty: 8
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-16 years are allowed; over 16 years treated as adults

Fully Inclusive Rates INCLUDE:
2 game drives a day, meals including breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and snacks on game drives.
Complimentary house wine, local beers, soft drinks and still and sparkling water.

Fully Inclusive Rates EXCLUDE:
Excluded drinks including liquor and wines are priced similarly to South African restaurants.
Spa treatments are also generally not included.

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Need to Know

Response timeEtali Safari Lodge typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)Private Airstrip - 7km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Payment methods accepted by the property Visa, Mastercard, Diners, American Express, EFT or secure online payment via

Listed on since December 2012

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