Etali Safari Lodge is located in the heart of the spectacular Madikwe Game Reserve, embraced and nurtured by Mother Africa's rich red soil and meets you with lavish hospitality. Built in harmony with nature under the vibrant African sun, Etali Safari Lodge is an exclusive, intimate haven, where body and soul are rejuvenated in surroundings created by people who understand luxury. You will find the accommodation at this lodge sheer bliss in any one of the eight luxury air-conditioned suites, each set apart for total privacy in its own busheled domain. The mix of cool and earthy colours in the decor is a peaceful contrast to the unsurpassed beauty of the sweet-thorn Acacia trees outside. Dining is available on location featuring a mixture of African and fine dining as well as other special dietary requirements. Recreational facilities include a Wellness Spa with a steam room and an air open gym available to you at any time. Since Etali Safari Lodge opened to guest, it has received the prestigious 5 star rating from the South African Tourism. Etali is operated and run by the owners.
The Suites at Etali Safari Lodge are private and set apart from each other amongst the breathtaking surroundings. The suites are decorated in a tasteful minimalist way with a mix of cool and earthy tones and each one features its own private heated plunge pool and outside shower, all on a large private deck, where only giraffe, elephants or even a lion can have a view of you. Extra-long and wide comfortable beds furnish the room with fine crisp linen and during the winter nights cozy fires are made in enclosed fireplaces to ensure the most comfortable stay. Each suite has air conditioning, minibar and a coffee/ tea station.
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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. Other than fine dining in the dining room or on the main deck, Etali offers traditional South African dinners in 'lesaka' (Tswana elders gather in lesaka to discuss tribal issues) built in stone, close to the lodge’s water hole. There is also a site in the bush where you can be served bush breakfasts and dinners, weather and animals permitting. There is flexibility in the cuisines that are offered to the guests and special meals can be requested to suite necessary dietary requirements such Kosher, Halal, Vegetarian, Vegan and specific allergies. Etali house wines are supplied by GlenWood Estate, a South African wine Estate in the Western Cape.
Etali's state of the art Wellness Spa is a unique concept. The design and layout of the cool, thatched, earthy toned secluded Wellness rooms, lends itself to a sense of "space" allowing the soundtrack of the great outdoors to float in and lull you into a deep state of relaxation. You hear the echo of the elephants around the water hole and the weaverbirds tapping on the windows. This piece of undisturbed Africa is where nature is truly in its element allowing you to discover how fantastically good you really can feel. Guest can experience the open thatched gymnasium and unwind in the aroma filled steam room or enjoy a lazy swim at the pool over-looking the savannah or simply take pleasure in their own private warm whirlpool on their deck with a health smoothie or cocktail prior to indulging in one of the treatments provided by the spa.