To ensure individual guest attention and privacy, Etali offers only eight luxury suites and one family suite. Our spacious suites are tucked into the granite rock and tamboti trees of the koppies (meaning small hills) on which the lodge is built. Each suite was designed and situated to be set apart for privacy in its own bushveld domain, to immerse guests in the refuge of the bush.
The mix of cool and earthy colours in the decor is peaceful and compliments the beauty of nature. The architectural and design intent was that the suites allow guests to focus on the bush.
The suites have large decks and outdoor showers, and are located in front of game paths where elephants and other animals often cross. In addition to the dawn chorus of birdlife, we frequently hear lions calling or hyenas laughing in the early hours of the morning.
Cooling off in the outdoor plunge pool and sipping a cocktail as you watch the breath-taking African sunset on your own deck is the ultimate indulgence. Nothing beats a long, lingering shower in our inside or outside showers with a bird or little antelope as audience. Or soak away in our partner bath, and enjoy a relaxing bath therapy prepared by our staff.
Extra-long comfortable beds with fine, crisp linen promise an unforgettable night's sleep beneath the thatched roof. During the winter nights we make cosy fires in enclosed fireplaces to ensure the most comfortable stay.
Each luxury suite is free-standing and has these amenities:
The family suite offers two back-to-back rooms with an expansive shared deck, swimming pool and private lapa area with a table and chairs covered by a thatch roof. Except for an outdoor shower, the family suite has all of the other amenities of the luxury suites. The family suite is perfect for families traveling together, and also for friends staying together as well.
We also offer the option of adding one or two twin beds to our luxury suites.
The lodge has a minimalist design, incorporating boulders, trees and other elements from the surrounding hillside.The main lodge appears before you as you walk into the reception area. Walk down a covered walkway with textures of glass, wood and stone to the main inside dining area, lounge and bar.
From the inside dining area, move to the covered outside deck overlooking the Etali Waterhole. Next to the outside deck is our infinity pool, where you can enjoy watching activity at the waterhole whilst sipping a refreshing beverage.
The Wellness Centre is located between the main lodge area and Suite 5. Suite 5 is wheelchair-accessible, and is preferentially offered to guests who have limited mobility.