Etali Safari Lodge provides luxurious and elegant accommodation in the heart of South Africa's beautiful Madikwe Game Reserve. The lodge has a wonderfully romantic atmosphere with its completely private suites and views of the nearby waterhole, making it the perfect destination for honeymooners and holidaying couples.

Etali offers an abundance of exciting activities, including guided game drives and scenic nature walks. Not only is the park home to the Big 5, but it offers birding enthusiasts over 300 recorded species to spot. Relax and unwind at Etali's top-class wellness centre, offering indulgent spa treatments, a relaxing steam room, and a well-equipped gym.


  • Set in the Madikwe Game Reserve
  • Small and exclusive lodge with only 8 suites
  • Luxurious suites each with its own heated plunge pool
  • Owner run and managed lodge
  • Enjoy traditional South African dishes

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Etali offers superb game-viewing on safari drives in the early morning and late afternoon with knowledgeable guides, as well as guided walking safaris.

In the evening, relax beneath a twinkling sky for some spectacular stargazing.

Work-out in the well-equipped Etali Wellness Centre's gym or head to the Etali Wellspa for a traditional massage or body wrap.

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool


Etali's cuisine is a contemporary fusion of traditional African flavours 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. Etali house wines are supplied by Glenwood Estate. Etali also offers traditional South African dinners in the stone built 'lesaka' kraal close to the waterhole. Bush breakfasts and dinners are also available on request.

Standard Suite

Etali Safari Lodge offers 8 luxurious air-conditioned suites, generously spaced out for total privacy. Rooms are stylishly decorated with a mix of cool and earthy colours to create a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. Each suite is also indulgently equipped with an outdoor whirlpool, partner bath and refreshing outdoor shower.

Standard Suite AMENITIES

    Outdoor shower
    Private pool
    Air conditioning
    En-suite bath and shower
    Mini bar
    Tea & coffee-making facilities


  • Game drives
  • Bird watching
  • Star gazing
  • Guided walks
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Aug 2017 - 14 Dec 2017 $600 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 15 Dec 2017 - 15 Jan 2018 $760 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 16 Jan 2018 - 19 Mar 2018 $680 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 20 Mar 2018 - 02 Apr 2018 $760 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 03 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018 $760 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 May 2018 - 31 Jul 2018 $600 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Aug 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $680 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Nov 2018 - 14 Dec 2018 $600 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 15 Dec 2018 - 15 Jan 2019 $760 Fully Inclusive Plus

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • What stood out for us? African hospitality - everywhere we went we were so warmly received. The smiles, jokes, personal touch and attention to detail we received in all our camps/lodges was memorable. Etali, Stanley and Camp Moremi - we enjoyed ourselves at all three places. The accommodation you arranged for us everywhere was great and suited us as a family.

    Beena Ahmed, July 2016

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Sasha Rawstone

Sasha Rawstone

Africa Safari Expert

"Surrounding a beautifully lit water-hole in the heart of the Madikwe bush, Etali has something on offer for every guest, with spa facilities, children’s activities and an outdoor gym."



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