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Wonderboom Gate, Madikwe Game Reserve 2874 South Africa
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#6 of 23 Speciality lodging in Madikwe Game Reserve
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On a rugged dolomite ridge overlooking a vast African wilderness, you will find a hidden treasure called Impodimo. Taken from the Tswana words Mpho Dimo, Impodimo means a gift from God, and is truly a slice of heaven on earth. Rise in the morning to an African dawn and enjoy an early morning game drive with your dedicated professional ranger. Relax as your ranger guides you through the bush on a custom made open Land Rover, searching out the Big 5 or the smaller secrets of nature. Set out on a foot safari with your armed ranger and learn the secrets of tracking African game or just enjoy the trees, birds and stunning scenery. Return from the excitement of the bush to a sumptuous breakfast or brunch and then relax at the pool or the sala overlooking the waterhole where game may come to quench their thirst. In the afternoon, when the heat of the African sun has diminished and the shadows are longer, head out again on a sundowner safari, where you will stop to watch the sun set on this bushveld paradise and enjoy your favourite sundowner drink. Once the sun has set and darkness descends, set off again for a night safari where the more nocturnal creatures now rule the bush. Return to the lodge where you will be treated to the finest Pan-African cuisine with your hosts in the open air boma, and share your days adventures, while you enjoy a night cap around the fire. Impodimo Game Lodge is set along a rocky ridge commanding stunning vistas of the reserve. It is also located at the source of a natural spring, which provides the lodge with elevated views as well as riverine serenity. The lodge offers dawn and dusk safaris. The safaris are carefully timed to ensure optimal seasonal comfort. Whilst Impodimo has 10 suites, its capacity is 16 guests. Each of the suites have been carefully positioned to ensure absolute privacy. Spacious in design, each includes a closed system fireplace, climate control air conditioner, mini bar fridge, tea & coffee making facilities and full en-suite bathroom and outside shower. Your private deck allows uninterrupted views of the Madikwe Game Reserve.
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Wonderboom Gate, Madikwe Game Reserve 2874 South Africa
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Lanseria Airport219 kmSee all flights
Sir Seretse Khama Intl Airport36 kmSee all flights
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Elizabeth10 wrote a review Apr 2021
Johannesburg114 contributions76 helpful votes
We visited Impodimo with friends for a long weekend, and were absolutely delighted that we chose this lodge in the Madikwe game reserve. We cannot fault a single thing- from the staff (attentive, professional, thoughtful, friendly), to the rooms (very well appointed and maintained), to the game drives (incredible sightings). I must specially mention the amazing food- every single meal was a gourmet feast, and this includes breakfast, afternoon tea, and even the snacks on the game drives. The staff remembered our preferences, and nothing was too much trouble. We stayed in room 2 and I can recommend it highly as it is not too close to the main lodge and has a beautiful view over a watering hole, where we had wonderful animal sightings. Our compliments and thanks to Line and Corne and Simone and the staff and our ranger Ruhan and tracker Joe. We will be back!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Kobus M wrote a review Mar 2021
Mossel Bay, South Africa1035 contributions147 helpful votes
My friends invited me to join them for a four day trip to Impodimo Game Lodge and I will never forget it. Everything was perfectly arranged with attention to detail. The chalets are immaculate with a view over the watering hole frequented by a wide variety of wildlife. Step outside your chalet and you will most probably meet the resident klipspringers. The brunches and dinners were delicious and the coffee, sundowners and snacks during the game drives rounded the experience off on a high note. The game drives were led by professional trackers and rangers that gave us the opportunity to view lions with cubs, cheetah and wild dog amongst many other exciting sightings. I was very pleased to see so many white and black rhino and I think this could be credited to an effective anti-poaching unit based in the game reserve.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Tshepo wrote a review Feb 2021
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I had a great time with my wife... We were well looked after and her birthday made very special... The service was excellent... Only one thing that was out of their hands that makes me not to give 5/5... Otherwise would recommend for anyone looking for a game resort with a very personal treatment... Am grateful for the experience
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Merrian B wrote a review Dec 2020
Gaborone, Botswana14 contributions5 helpful votes
My husband my 9 month old and I just got home after a 4 night 5 day stay at Impodimo. If you look at the “negative” reviews they mostly mention kids so given that I went with a child let me provide some details. First of all we haven’t been anywhere since I was 30 weeks pregnant which is about a year. Between the pandemic and a baby we didn’t do anything but roost. But we were beginning to go crazy and Madikwe is less than an hour from our house so we decided to book a trip to relax because parents deserve that too. They have people there to babysit and they have a kids room. Small kids aren’t allowed on the game drives but they do offer one to two hour short drives for kids at no additional cost. My husband and I just took turns going on the drives. They catered for our little one and they treated her like the queen baby she is. They have a cot that fit comfortably in our chalet and even had special safari baby bedding. I never felt uncomfortable and truly we felt at home. Because of Covid each family has its own table and there’s was Social distancing on the game drives. I believe this helped as well so we didn’t “bother” anyone. The Covid precautions (which were very important to us even if they weren’t to all guests) were top notch. The food is fantastic (and we are pescatarian and one of us has a dairy allergy and they accommodated no problem with amazing filling foods). The staff is second to none. Sam Lots Lindah Simoné etc all top notch. They do housekeeping twice a day. We didn’t pay for water or sparkling water or juice only cocktails which is fine. There’s a nice mini bar which is great. They have a masseus on premises which was amazing. They have lovely warm well maintained pool. There aren’t any “real” fences so sometimes a zebra (or the resident buffalo) May cross your literal path which makes the place even more magical. We have done madikwe about 6 times and really go for the relaxation and to just be one with nature and for us The game drives are just a bonus. And even still we REALLY enjoyed them we saw all of the big 5 and a ton off BEAUTIFUL birds and baby everything. Room one we could see the waterhole at our balcony and a family of elephants were there on our last day! I’ve been to several lodges in madikwe and all have been good (some with really fantastic luxury like Royal Madikwe)
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Elmar Van Onselen wrote a review Sep 2020
Pretoria, South Africa8 contributions
We have always wanted to visit Madikwe and it was so worth the wait! We visited Impodimo Game Lodge in Madikwe from 27-29 September 2020 and it is a visit we will never forget as it was experiencing Africa at its very best! What makes Impodimo different? They make use of trackers and this makes a huge difference! Sam the tracker is amazing at what he does. His knowledge of tracking resulted in us not having less than 7 different lion sightings in 2 days. He tracked wildlife that you won’t believe and the benefit of Madikwe of being to go off road leads to so much more sightings. A special mention to Kyle our guide and Sam our tracker. Kyle has so much knowledge of the animals and bush. We have been to many game lodges but have never had a guide like Kyle: always friendly, willing to help and always something to share that I have never heard from any guide before. Then the lodge itself: African luxury at its very best. The rooms are perfect in every sense. The lodge has some very special touches that makes them stand out from the rest. The meals are also the best very best have ever had at any lodge. Be sure to spend some time at the lodge’s elephant hide - here you can come so close as a couple of meters from the elephants and spend hours looking at them. Last mention to all the staff. Thanks for the most amazing time. What you do is more than your job, the experience you create for your guests are unbelievable.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$602 - US$912 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
impodimo game hotel madikwe game reserve
South AfricaNorth-West ProvinceMadikwe Game Reserve
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Frequently Asked Questions about Impodimo Game Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Impodimo Game Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Madikwe Nature Reserve (6.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Impodimo Game Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Impodimo Game Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Impodimo Game Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Impodimo Game Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Impodimo Game Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.