3 - 4 hour drive from Johannesburg
1 hour drive from Gabarone (Botswana)
8 x Luxury Safari Suites including a wheelchair accessible
suite, for guests with limited mobility.
1 x Luxury Family Suite
ABOUT ETALI SAFARI LODGE
Etali Safari Lodge has earned a reputable standing for offering guests a customised luxury African Safari Experience
, with a combination of nature, leisure & contentment creating a remarkable memory for everyone. With the incorporation of boulders from the surrounding hillside & other elements, a minimalistic design approach has been adopted to ensure that the Natural surroundings of the Madikwe Game Reserve is the main focus and remains untouched by modern disctractions.
THE LUXURY SUITES
The spacious and luxurious suites at Etali offer a refuge from the stresses of everyday life. Here everything is designed to facilitate a connection to the natural surroundings of the Madikwe Game Reserve. Each free-standing suite comes standard with private game viewing deck, splash pool and outdoor shower along with additional amenities such as air-conditioning, fireplace and wi-fi.
THE FAMILY SUITE
The luxury family suite at Etali offers 2 back-to-back suites with a shared deck and no inter-leading door. The family suite includes all facilities of our luxury suites along with a larger shared viewing deck, swimming pool and private lapa.
view the video below to explore the Luxury Suites at Etali Safari Lodge
Meals & Dietary Requirements
The Etali kitchen team prides itself on the quality and flexibility of their cuisine. Guests are encouraged to please list their dietary requirements when making a booking through BushBreaks.
Each meal is an experience focused designed to meet your personal requirements. Etali boasts years of experience catering to all imaginable health based and religious dietary requirements including strictly kosher & halaal.
ABOUT THE MADIKWE GAME RESERVE
Kosher meals are prepared fresh on site to your specifications, preferences and satisfaction. With hundreds of Kosher bookings every year, guests benefit from their safari experience. The specially Kashered Kitchen
and Kosher-only cooking utensils, cutlery and crockery is used throughout. A surcharge of R 750 per person per day does apply to all Kosher meals.
Limited Mobility Guests
Suite 5 next to the main lodge is wheelchair accessible via a walkway from the main lodge. It also includes wheelchair accessible indoor and outdoor showers. With lots of experience with limited mobility guests the Etali team will make certain that your bush escape is as comfortable and memorable as anyone's regardless of your mobility level.
Wheelchair bound guests, and guests with limited mobility are welcome at Etali, including on game drives. The wheelchair accessible suite means that their stay will be as comfortable and memorable as any!
Over the years Etali has perfected the art of keeping children entertained during their stay in Madikwe. Whether casting animal tracks, or cooking up a treat, there is a range of kids activities
available to keep the young ones entertained. For toddlers, child minding services are also available on request
. Our side-by-side family suite
is also available for guests who would like to stay close to their children while enjoying the privacy of their own suite.
Etali Kids Activities
A child’s first safari experience is always a special event. Let Etali make it extra memorable for the young, and a little less stressful for the old, with their kids program. The program is catered for the needs and age of your child and includes activities such as:
• Children’s Bumble Drive
• Babysitting Services
• Kitchen Activities
• Arts and Crafts
• Face Painting
• Bush Activities
An Exciting Kids Menu during Meals
Etali Bush Spa & Gym
The Etali Spa offers the perfect space to relax and be rejuvenated and revitalised! Treatments include massages, body wraps, manicures, pedicures, facials and more
. The adjacent gym and steam room
is open for the use of all guests.
Guests at Etali can enjoy two game drives per day. Drives are open to all guests over the age of six years. Younger guests can arrange for kids-friendly bumble drives in-between normal game drive times. Walking Safaris can also be arranged upon request for guests older than 16 years. Guests over 60 years old require a bill of clear health from a medical doctor in order to go on bush walks.
Located close to Gauteng
, the Madikwe Game Reserve is a malaria free
game reserve and is home to the Big 5, Wild Dog & Cheetah
Stretching over 75 000 hectare of natural African bush, the Madikwe Game Reserve situated in the North-West province of South Africa, on the boarder with Botswana, encompassing a diverse environment which accomodates an abundance of over 60 species of mammal & 300 species of bird.
The reserve was proclaimed in August 1991, but officially became the estate of the North-West Parks Board on the 31 October 1991.
The reserve is one of very few in the world that was proclaimed purely on the grounds of it being the most appropriate sustainable land use for the area in which the reserve lies. Studies done through independent consultants clearly showed that wildlife-based tourism would be the most beneficial option for an area that was in an economic depression. The vision for Madikwe was to have a joint venture run by the North-West Parks Board, private investors and the local communities living in the surrounding area. The reserve has now become a role model for many similar ventures country wide due to the successes achieved within the reserve.
Prior to the park being proclaimed, work had already begun on clearing derelict farm buildings, fencing, and a number of alien plant species.
The park has a number of old buildings that were spared from demolition and now serve as The Parks Board headquarters. There were other game scout outposts built to house game scouts and other reserve staff. The perimeter was fenced with approximately 150km of electric game fencing, which is electrified to prevent the escape of the larger game species. In the park local business and labour was used to demolish buildings, erect fences and to construct roads, dams and lodges.
Indoor and outdoor showers
Private Splash pool
Coffee & tea station