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The most amazing place!!!

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 Apr 2023via mobile
Impodimo provided us with the most amazing experience, above and beyond even our wildest expectations.
Every game drives was unique and exciting- our guide and tracker team of Meri and Heron were sensational.
The lodge itself was spectacular, with the waterhole and views provided from the rooms, hide and main lodge being a constant source of fascination.
The food was amazing- from breakfast through to dinner.
Everyone at the lodge was a wonderful host.
An amazing experience that I would highly recommend!!
Date of stay: April 2023
Room Tip: Room 1 provides an amazing view of the waterhole!
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 April 2023 via mobile

Listen. If you’re reading this, book Impodimo. I always wanted to be on a safari so my expectations were through the roof. BUT Impodimo and Madikwe exceeded it! Sam and Lots were the absolute best ranger and trackers and we were so lucky to have them the whole trip. The entire Impodimo team was honestly too awesome - service, quality, right amount of attention. And it’s a small lodge so you get your space but also get to know the team and other guests. The game drives were impeccable and we saw so much that we wanted to. BTW food was AMAZING and I didn’t realize until we left how lucky we were to have that 5 star cuisine. The rooms were large, comfortable, and perfect — especially with the deck overlooking the watering hole. Actually — don’t book. I’ll go instead. Again. Thank you Impodimo!

Room tip: Book room 2 or 1 for great views of water hole
Date of stay: April 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 April 2023 via mobile

We have travelled to many bush lodges and game parks across South Africa, and we agreed that this was probably one of our favourite trips. It ticked so many boxes. Impodimo lodge is beautiful, there is plenty of chill areas, a lovely pool and a massage room seperate in the bush. Great view of waterhole from main lodge. There is also a really nice hide that has aircon and drinks, where you can spend some time comfortably. Game viewing was exceptional. We had some amazing sightings. Game vehicles were comfortable and the coffee and sundowner stops were always a treat. We had a knowledgeable game ranger and tracker. Some of our best sightings to date!
Our room was spacious and beautiful. We had a patio view of the bush and often saw animals from there during the day passing by. Especially Elephants making their way to the watering hole. Bed was very comfortable and the bath tub and outside shower were really nice.
Breakfasts were scrumptious and a lot on offer. Tea in the afternoon was filled with many treats to choose from. Dinners were divine and filling. Great wine selection.
What really made this trip extra special was the service and hospitality. It was really amazing. Always willing to help, always available for any needs. Always friendly. I think because it’s not a large lodge, the attention is more focused and of better quality. I like to say it’s a boutique lodge.
We are looking forward to our next stay here and couldn’t recommend it enough.

Room tip: Remember a beanie and a very warm jacket for game drives, it is quite cold early morning and at night returning from evening game drive.
Date of stay: April 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Kirsty C
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Reviewed 30 March 2023

I can only reiterate what many others have written about Impodimo Lodge, what an incredible experience !
Our guide Sam and tracker Lotts worked so well as a team and were able to get us very very close to many animals. We were able to take incredible close photos thanks to them.
All members of staff who cared for us at the lodge deserve huge credit for the services they provided. The lodge itself has a wonderful layout from the main reception building to the shirt walks to accommodation. The hide which provided comfortable viewing adjacent the water hole allowed close ups of visiting animals we simply would not have ever get so close to.
Our room number 4 - like their rooms - was so comfortable and we were able to see passing elephants, Kudu, Impala and baboons etc from the comfort of our own patio area. We thank everyone at the lodge for a fantastic experience and would recommend the lodge to anyone considering viewing game close up and enjoy the great food service and architecture there.

Date of stay: March 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 March 2023 via mobile

We really had the most wonderful three days at Impodimo. The staff were amazing, the food was fabulous and the wildlife at times made us very emotional - to be so close to them and surrounded by the amazing knowledge was awesome. Our rooms were fantastic too but we were out exploring so much of the time that we didn’t get to make the most of the comfort in the room. And as for Ruben and Sam who were our guides - they were just the best! We really really want to go back!

Date of stay: January 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 March 2023

An "amazing and memorable" visit to Impodimo game lodge. I was there with my family recently. We have not been able to stop talking about Impodimo since we left.

Lyné and her staff / team, with their prompt attention made the stay very enjoyable, worry free and memorable. Our guide Meri and our tracker Heron were like family. They were our guides on the game drives for the few days. The food, drinks, ambience, (sundowners + coffee break on the drives inclusive) added with our beautiful rooms are now lifetime / incredible memories. This is a gem of a lodge tucked away at Madikwe game reserve on the Botswana side. We saw all top game and more. We could have spent many more days. Thank you Impodimo !!! Until next time.....

Room tip: Transfers can be arranged from Johannesburg by the Lodge. About a little over 4 hour drive. Also Gaborone the capital of Botswana is closer
Date of stay: March 2023
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