Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge is the first wholly-owned, Community-based Safari Lodge to be developed in South Africa. The lodge is an eco-tourism partnership between North-West Parks, the Balete Ba Lekgophung Community and the operator, The Nature Workshop. The community has a 45-year lease to operate a commercial lodge with traversing rights across the reserve. The concept is unique in South Africa as the community owns the lodge, with substantial benefits accruing back to the community itself.
Nestled in the magnificent malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, Etali Safari Lodge has earned a reputation for offering our guests a unique and personal African bush experience wherein nature, relaxation and luxury combine to form an unforgettable memory. At Etali we provide guests with an experience beyond the expected. Whether on safari with our expert game rangers, dining on our delicious cuisine, rejuvenating in our spa, or, simply relaxing in our luxurious and comfortable suites. We also offer a range of extra services such as our kids program, stargazing, wedding planning and conference facilities. As the owners and managers of Etali, our focus is on offering value for money, without compromising the quality experience our repeat guests have come to expect. We invite you to enjoy our South African hospitality while getting closer to the park wildlife, including the Big 5, along with rarer species such as African Wild Dog and Cheetah.
Jamala is the Swahili word for "natural elegance". Elegant (adj.) - is defined as "graceful and stylish; pleasantly ingenious and simple".Safari is another Swahili word that means "journey" or "to travel", but has come to mean so very much more. Imbued with a sense of the exotic, more typically a sense of Africa, the word safari has today become symbolic of something far more romantic; it evokes images of adventure and stylish indulgence.