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Impodimo Game Lodge

Wonderboom Gate, Madikwe Game Reserve 2874 South Africa
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#3 of 21 lodges 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
Impodimo Game Lodge
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Sir Seretse Khama Intl Airport
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Lanseria Airport
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Merrian B wrote a review Dec 2020
Gaborone, Botswana16 contributions8 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
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Elmar Van Onselen wrote a review Sept 2020
Pretoria, South Africa12 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,
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Date of stay: September 2020
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VanessaD wrote a review Sept 2020
Sandton, South Africa2 contributions
What a truly magical experience - our chalet was positioned close to the lodge watering hole so we had a clear view of the animals who visited - and what lovely sightings they were . The hide which is positioned close to the watering hole gives an up close viewing experience . Our chalet was beautifully decorated and spacious - the main lodge is also tastefully done with plenty of spaces to relax . The food was wonderful and the staff so friendly and always available - engaging in chats and making sure our every need was attended to . As for the main event , being the game drives , we were thoroughly spoilt . Our ranger Sam and spotter Lots ensured we were never disappointed . I would not hesitate to go back
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Date of stay: September 2020
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LaurenEve84 wrote a review Sept 2020
8 contributions2 helpful votes
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My hubby and I booked for 2 nights but just didn't want to leave so booked a third night (luckily they had availability!). The accommodation is gorgeous,the food divine & the staff incredible! We saw everything except leopard (maybe next time!) A huge thank you to all the staff, especially Sam & Lots (our ranger & tracker), Jacques & Megan (our exciting wild dog sighting), Linda (the sweetest lady ever) & all the other staff who made our stay so memorable. We already miss you all & can't wait to return!!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Lauren wrote a review Sept 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa8 contributions
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I cannot rave about Impodimo more. Although we stayed for only 2 nights/3 days, it was wonderful. The staff really make the stay so special. They are kind, and willing to help with anything. The rooms are beautiful and so luxurious. The food is wonderful. Our game ranger, Jaques, was fantastic. He truly has a passion for the bush, and went out of his way to find the animals we wanted to see. His knowledge of the bush and animals was so impressive - we learnt so much. Sam, our tracker, was equally as incredible. The game drives are something else. I have never been that close to game - they are able to go off the roads to get as close to the animals as possible, while still respecting them. Unfortunately we weren’t able to the see the big five - the leopard was ever elusive.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Rhodeswelltravelled wrote a review Aug 2020
Pretoria, South Africa18 contributions3 helpful votes
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This place is an African dream! Everything you could hope for when it comes to an African Safari experience in luxury. The staff, food, accommodation, pool, hide/water hole and game drives were done with attention to detail. Our tracker Sam and guide Jacque were absolutely amazing. They tracked cheetahs and lions for us to just name a few! Absolutely amazing experience! 100% Recommended!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Sara D wrote a review Mar 2020
West Wickham, United Kingdom202 contributions117 helpful votes
We were so glad we booked to stay for 4 days. We flew into the the airstrip from Joburg as it is an exciting start and were met by Marie the head ranger. Arrived at the lodge and had time to unpack before going for a delicious tea, prior to the evening drive. Were slightly disappointed to be squashed into the jeep with six others when there was another jeep with only two people. Lovely drive and back for delightful evening meal. We decided not to go on the morning drives as we were there for 4 other days and starting at 5am is not something we want to do. On one of our evening drives the rain was so heavy we all had to wear our ponchos(don’t know how Sam managed to drive through it). It is always a treat to sit on the deck either in our bedroom or the main lodge and watch all
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Date of stay: February 2020
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ski_robots wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom35 contributions11 helpful votes
Wow what an incredible experience! Truly once in a lifetime. Amazing game park, fantastic tracker and ranger (thanks a million Holiday and Marie!!!). Impeccable lodge with outstanding service. We would highly recommend and cannot wait to return.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Tom K wrote a review Jan 2020
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa1 contribution
We had a great time in Impodino Game Lodge. The staff was amazing. The place is beautifully situated in the game reserve and because there is no fence around the lodge the wild animals literally walk in your ‘garden’. Special thanks to our ranger Sam and tracker Lotz for the fantastic game drives.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Rach wrote a review Jan 2020
London23 contributions4 helpful votes
We spent four wonderful, unforgettable and relaxing nights here as a family of 10. The location is simply stunning. The main lodge and rooms are beautifully designed, very comfortable with everything we needed and more and all with beautiful views. Staff were warm, welcoming and helpful at all times, especially our field guide Kyle and spotter Sam who worked hard to give us so many amazing animal sightings, day after day, and taught us so much about the animals on every drive. The meals were delicious and, I must mention to fellow dairy free or allergy-free travellers, the particular effort put in to serving me a variety of puddings, cakes and treats that I can eat, worry-free, every day is something I have never experienced before, anywhere. If the chef ever brings out a
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Date of stay: December 2019
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PRICE RANGE
R 13,894 - R 22,757 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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impodimo game hotel madikwe game reserve
LOCATION
South AfricaNorth-West ProvinceMadikwe Game Reserve
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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