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London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 January 2015

Impodimo Game Lodge is a rather understated lodge in the Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa. The lodge is elegantly if simply furnished and staffed by an incredible team. From the moment we arrived until we left, nothing was unattended to. The hospitality was wonderful and the food excellent. However, the real win was our game viewing. I have never...

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

Dear Ian B, Thank you so much for your flattering review. It is always nice to hear that our guests enjoyed their stay with us. As for the wild dogs and the impala, what a special treat! We pride ourselves in being one of the very few unfenced lodges in the reserve, as it gives an'''up close and personal" feel...

sydney
Reviewed 17 January 2015

The impodimo is a beautiful small lodge with only 8 rooms and really customized service. The trackers sit and eat with you at dinners, wake you up in the morning and make every effort to make your stay comfortable. We got to see all of the animals and even got to see some rare sightings like leopards, wild dogs, a...

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

Dear shellykayy, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you were happy with your accommodation and game drives. We do try our very best to make your stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible. Since your stay, we have made...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 14 January 2015

We just spent a two night safari at Impodimo's family suite. Upon arrival I couldn't help but compare to another lodge we did in Madikwe (jack's lodge) and because of the price difference I was from the arrival quite impressed, the size of the suite, the decor are very nice and the VIEW is just amazing. The dining facilities for...

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

Dear acl2311 Thank you so much for taking the time to write your wonderful review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the food, accommodation and game drives. Patrick and Holiday is a real assist to our lodge. Regarding the mosquito nets, we are in the process of getting new nets for those units, Unfortunately due to the festive...

The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 29 December 2014

3 years ago my wife and I visited South Africa for the first time. Now we were in the fortunate position to return but this time with our son of 2,5 years old and my parents. Given the age of our son we were very curious to see if we would enjoy our trip as much as the first time,...

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

Dear MarAndJP Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. Thank you for such amazing praise of our beautiful lodge and our excellent guides. I am pleased that Cornel and Ronnie exceeded your expectations and found you all that they did. I hope your son had a very enjoyable first game drive and that will encourage...

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

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

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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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...

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  • Breakfast included
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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 

Additional Information about Impodimo Game Lodge

Address: Wonderboom Gate, Madikwe Game Reserve 2874, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range: RM2,474 - RM8,943 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Impodimo Game Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 10
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