OVERVIEW ON ETALI SAFARI LODGE IN MADIKWE
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. You’ll find the accommodation at Etali Safari Lodge sheer bliss in any one of our eight luxurious air-conditioned suites, each set apart for total privacy in its own bushveld 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. Cooling off in the splendid outdoor whirlpool, sipping a cocktail as you watch the breathtaking African sunset on your own deck is the ultimate indulgence.
Nothing beats a long, lingering shower taken in our inside/outside showers with only a bird or little antelope as audience. Second to that may be to soak away in our partner bath and enjoy a relaxing bath therapy prepared by our therapist. Big comfortable beds with fine crisp linen promise an unforgettable night’s sleep beneath the thatched roof. Every day in the bush brings a new experience, as nature reveals her wealth of beauty. Enjoy the exciting unpredictability of an early-morning game drive with an expert ranger whose hawk-eyes will spot memorable moments …a leopard sitting on a rock licking his paws …the black rhino with attitude …the watchful matriarch elephant, bigger than you ever imagined …a pride of lions relaxing in the shade …grazing zebras forming patterns in the grass …the ‘painted’ wild dogs in their den …giraffes, the lookout towers of the bush. Madikwe has a vast diversity of birds with over 300 species recorded so far perhaps you’ll be the one who adds another to the list. If you prefer, a sunset game drive is the best time to enjoy rush hour at the water hole.
Experience Beauty in the Wild: Our core philosophy of natural health is based on holism and incorporates healing and rejuvenating body, mind and spirit, guaranteed to reawaken your five senses. Etali’s state-of the-art Wellness Centre 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.
Whether you are in need of pure self-indulgence, to commune with nature or detoxify the whole body, improve fitness levels or recover from illness or to simply relax and unwind from modern urban living then this is where you can instill a feeling of calm and relief. True relaxation is an art; let us show you… From the moment guests steps into Etali Wellness Centre a new experience awaits them each and every day. The experience could start by exploring our open thatched gymnasium and unwind in our aroma filled steam room or enjoy a lazy swim in our pool over looking the savannah or simply enjoy the warm whirlpool on your deck with a health smoothie or cocktail, later cooling off with a light-refreshing shower before your treatments commence…
Our Wellness menu comprises of purifying healing salt glows, vitality body wraps where you can wallow in the mud with our ” Warthog Hour ” or indulge in our ” Delightful Chocolate Experience ” or sooth yourself with our ” Slimming Green Tea Surprise.” Lifestyle therapies and La Culla face and body treatments are a heavenly feel too. Relax and be pampered in the tranquility of one of the treatment rooms sheltered from the sun overlooking the endless savannah welcomed by the soft glow of scented candles or enjoy the sheer pleasure of a massage on your own sundeck, therapeutic in itself. Specialized traditional massages from around the world dating back thousands of years may be performed. We offer African hand and foot rituals as well as sensory facials experiences where our product houses are in line with nature…
Dining At Etali Safari Lodge
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. Etali house wines are supplied by Glenwood Estate. We serve Glenwood Shiraz and Glenwood Semillon Sauvignon Blanc wines. Other than fine dining in our dining room or main deck, we offer traditional South African dinners in our ‘lesaka’ kraal built in stone. (Tswana elders used to gather in lesaka to discuss tribal issues), close to our water hole. Etali has a site where we serve bush breakfasts and dinners, weather permitting.
Activities At Etali Safari Lodge
- Game drives and Guided Wildlife Activities At Madikwe Game Reserve
- Experience the Sabi Sand, Timbavati, Manyeleti Game Reserves
- Connect to South Africa safaris to Madikwe, Kruger Parks and Reserves
- Connect to Victoria Falls & Zambia safaris in South Luangwa, Lower Zambezi & Kafue Parks
- Connect to Botswana safaris in Okavango Delta, Chobe, Moremi, Savuti & Central Kalahari
- Connect to Tanzania safaris in Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara, Tarangire, Selous, Ruaha, Gombe, Mahale
- Connect to Kenya safaris in Masai Mara, Samburu, Amboseli, Lake Nakuru, Tsavo, Laikipia
- Connect Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya climb tours
- Relax at Indian Ocean Beach Islands of Zanzibar, Kenya, Mauritius, Seychelles.