Frequently Asked Questions

Your Visit?

  • What is included in my stay?

    Most guest's stay at the lodge includes 2 game drives a day, meals including breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and snacks on game drives. Inclusive guests also receive complimentary house wine, local beers, soft drinks and still & sparkling water.

    Excluded drinks including liquor and wines are priced similarly to South African restaurants.
    Spa treatments are also generally not included unless otherwise indicated.

  • Is there a self catering option available?

    We regret to inform that there are no self catering options available at Etali Safari Lodge.

  • Can you cater to my diet?

    Our kitchen is adept at catering to the individual preferences of all our guests including vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, low-carb, no-dairy, Kosher and Halal. Let us now how we can help make your meals memorable!

  • Do you accept young children?

    Children of all ages are welcome at Etali Safari Lodge and we have a range of kids activities and babysitting services to help keep younger guests entertained while simultaneously respecting the experience of our other guests.

    Children under the age of 6 are not allowed in dangerous game sightings in the Madikwe Game Reserve, but they are allowed on "bumble drives" focusing on less dangerous animals like zebra and giraffe.

    Kids activities are included in our inclusive rates and are adapted to the individual age and preferences of each child. Babysitting may incur a small fee.

  • When should I visit?

    The Madikwe Game Reserve offers great game viewing year round, but there is no time like the present.

    To learn more about the climate and seasons of Madikwe please visit

Our Suites?

  • Which is the best suite?

    For most guest are luxury suites are the best choice, 3 of our suites have waterhole views and one is wheelchair accessible. Waterhole viewing rooms are assigned at the lodge on a first come first serve basis and cannot be pre-booked. Guest with limited mobility are asked to notify our reservations team. In certain cases our reservation team will advise a guest if the family suite is a better option for their stay. For more info on our suites see or contact using live chat.

  • Can I prebook a waterhole viewing suite?

    Waterhole viewing suites cannot be pre-booked and are assigned on a first come first served basis by lodge reception as they become available. For more info on our suites see or contact using live chat.


Etali can be reached by air or land from Johannesburg or Gaborone. Visit to learn more.

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