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Auckland
Reviewed 28 December 2014

If you only ever get to go to one game park and one lodge, go to Impodimo Game Lodge in the Madiwke Game Reserve. We traveled here with our two adult children and spent 4 nights at Impodimo. I cannot fault the place, but a word of warning. Do not come here if you are watching your weight! The food...

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IMPLodgeManager, Manager at Impodimo Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear GeemacAuckland Thank you so much for taking the time to write this great review. We are thrilled to hear that you had a great time with Patrick and Holiday and enjoyed the food and company. The Deluxe Safari is always a wonderful experience. We really look forward to hosting you back at Impodimo hopefully in the near future P.S...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 December 2014 via mobile

We came here on our honeymoon and we were totally blown away. This is our first time safari and didn't know what to expect. From the very moment we got there we saw all kinds of animals (straight from the airfield). Once we arrived at the hotel our words were completely lost. This place absolutely stunning. The location, the villas...

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Dear Richard V Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We are so happy to read that you enjoyed your honeymoon with us. We try our best to make every moment of this special occasion one to remember. Having the added advantage of the elephants coming to drink while you were swimming must have been...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 13 December 2014

This was a perfect getaway in the bush! They only have 6 lodges what we prefer over the bigger commercialised places. Makes it very personal, that you have your dinner with your ranger! Loved every minute of it. We're foodies and was very impressed with their breakfast/dinner choice and quality. The decoration is so tasteful and very unique, and truly...

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IMPLodgeManager, Manager at Impodimo Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear GerberaVN Thank you for such a lovely review. Having a small intimate lodge is definitely an added bonus to some much deserved quiet time and a bit more personal attention and having dinner with the ranger can lead to very interesting stories about their own experiences from over the years. Perfect time to pick their brains. I am so...

Johannesburg
Reviewed 9 December 2014

Impodimo truly lives up to the meaning of it's name- A gift from God!! With every detail catered for, leaving you feeling like absolute royalty. Greeted by friendly and helpful staff who make you feel a part of the bushveld family. This is truly an African experience to make you proud of your roots if you are from here or...

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Dear DezRSA Wow, what a wonderful review. Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. It was a great pleasure having you and Alex with us and looking forward to having you back next year for your anniversary.. Warmest Regards The Impodimo Team

Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 December 2014

Wonderful accommodation overlooking water hole. Plenty of tasty food - not good for the waistline! Excellent safaris with Cornel (??should have asked spelling). Saw all of big 5 and many more besides. Not very good at 5.00 am rising but it has to be done. Would love to take grandchildren back there - such an experience.

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Dear Maddie A Thank you so much for taking the time write your review. We are excited to read about your experience at Impodimo. Looking forward to having you and your grandchildren at Impodimo. Warmest Wishes The Impodimo Team

Swansea County, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 December 2014

We spent two nights at Impodimo. Everyone was incredibly friendly, the accommodation was superb, the food excellent and our Rangers Tyrone and Sam did absolutely everything possible to maximise our experience. We had close encounters with Leopard, cheetahs, Lions, White Rhino and black rhino, elephants, giraffe, buffalo and even a pack of wild dogs. No hesitation in recommending to family...

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IMPLodgeManager, Manager at Impodimo Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Bob W Thank you so much for taking the time to writing such an excellent review. It is wonderful to read that you had an excellent time with Tyrone and Sam and all the fantastic sightings that you had. Thank you also for commenting on our food and service. It is great to hear that you enjoyed all of...

Wollongong, Australia
Reviewed 13 November 2014

My husband & I spent 4 days at Impodimo. We both loved & miss it already. Everyone was kind and helpful, nice food, great safaris, beautiful setting what more could you ask for. Our guides Ruan & Sam were fantastic, seen & learnt so much. We would defiantly recommend staying here wish I was there now.

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Dear Stephen M It was so wonderful having you and your wife at Impodimo. Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We truly hope that one day we will be able to host you at Impodimo again Best Regards The Impodimo Team

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 October 2014

Impodimo is superb. We spent three nights there and enjoyed six game drives. We cannot praise the place enough. Impeccable service, delicious, copious meals, a good wine list and comfortable, spacious and charming accommodation. each room with its generous outside area and in most cases. like ours, overlooking a waterhole with varied animal action. The atmosphere is sociable, nurtured by...

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IMPLodgeManager, Manager at Impodimo Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear John C Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. It is so wonderful to read about your experience at Impodimo and that you enjoyed Patrick and Holiday so much. They are a vital part of the Impodimo Team and will surely pass on your review. I am also thrilled to read that you enjoyed...

Birmingham
Reviewed 25 October 2014

This was our first safari experience, and we loved it. We spent three days at the lodge, and saw the big five, and so much more. Our Ranger, Tyronne, was brilliant. He had detailed knowledge on a whole range of conservation issues and natural phenomena, in addition to the animal behaviour and flora we saw. Sammy, our tracker and spotter,...

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Dear MinervaBirmingham Thank you so much for taking the time to write such an amazing review. It is always so great to read reviews like these. I will most certainly pass it on to Tyrone and Sam. They are a real assist to Impodimo. Having a tracker on the front seat does make a huge difference, and you have experienced...

Reviewed 22 October 2014 via mobile

We visited Madikwe game reserve with South African friends and were very lucky that they managed to book their and our families into this lodge. Upon arrival we were welcomed by Melissa with refreshing drinks and an introduction to the lodge and game drives. We were just in time for the daily high tea and to get ready for the...

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Dear Katja_AMS It was wonderful having you and your family at the lodge. As you mentioned in your review we are child friendly and it is extremely important to us to ensure children get educated about nature at a young age. Also, it is great to hear you enjoyed our food and extra amenities. As a lodge we strive to...

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

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Address: Wonderboom Gate, Madikwe Game Reserve 2874, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range: RM2,460 - RM3,684 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Impodimo Game Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 10
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“All rooms are superlative.”
 of 5 bubbles allens863, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Choose Room 1 overlooking the waterhole”
 of 5 bubbles 893krisl, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 1-3 and the family villa had great views of the watering hole. I would definitely ask for these. Also closer to main lodge.”
 of 5 bubbles trotterstours, 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Suites 1 and 2 overlooking water hole”
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“Try and book the family suite if travelling with children - its just that bit bigger and worth it...”
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