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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...

South Africa
Reviewed 22 October 2014

Everyone talks about the Big Five, and they are awesome to find and to see and marvel at. But Impodimo does so much more by showing you the little things too, and by fully informing you on animal behaviour, conservation, the uses of the various plants, etc. This time we were there for just a long weekend, and in four...

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

Dear Annemarie W What a wonderful review. Thank you so much for taking the time to write it. It is definitely our main aim to focus on both The Big 5 as well as all the smaller creatures out there because without them there will be No Big 5. We are also ecstatic to hear that you enjoyed our food...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 20 October 2014

I am so happy that we chose Impodimo to spend our 25th Anniversary. The staff are wonderful and nothing is too much trouble. You are always greeted with a smile. Loved the game drives, our Ranger Ruan is brilliant and took us to many exciting sightings. The food was fantastic,the decor is beautiful and of course the views are amazing....

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Dear Deidre B It was a great pleasure hosting you for your 25th Anniversary. We are thrilled to hear you had a good time and that hopefully we will see you next year for your 26th Anniversary. Warmest Regards The Impodimo Team

Dorset
Reviewed 17 October 2014

What a great find. Went with family of six. Accommodation was luxurious despite being a thatched hut. Game came wandering up to the front door. Food was good and vegetarians catered for. Staff very obliging. Game drives in small groups in open jeeps was a real experience and the guides/ trackers clearly knew their job. Bar bill can mount up...

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Dear Herbert-Travels-Well Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We are thrilled to hear that you had a great time at Impodimo, and really look forward in having you back Warmest regards The Impodimo Team

Johannesburg
Reviewed 15 October 2014

We've just spent 5 nights at Impodimo Game Lodge. What an amazing time we had. I can sing their praises from here to Kingdom Come, but thought I'd rather share a story and confession with you. I am an unashamed soap stealer. Wherever I go I steal the soap. This habit goes back many years. Now, wherever I go I...

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Dear SusanWoodMann It is always wonderful to have you at Impodimo. Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review, especially about our soaps :) We really look forward to having you back at Impodimo Warmest Regards The Impodimo Team

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 October 2014

We stayed at Impodimo Game Lodge for our first ever safari and it was simply fantastic from arrival until departure. A stylish central thatched lodge with bar , dining rooms , lounge and extensive viewing decks leads out to a traditional boma area and then further out to a swimming pool with loungers and shaded eating / service area. This...

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

Dear Flynn59 We really appreciate you taking the time to write this in depth review. It is always helpful to receive these reviews on TripAdvisor as it helps both staff and management to create a professional environment and an unforgettable experience for our guests. We truly hope that one day we will be able to host you back at Impodimo...

Kingsford, Australia
Reviewed 8 October 2014

Our stay at Impodimo was an exceptional experience. The unfenced lodge, perched on a rise, with stunning views across the plains of Madikwe, and an abundance of wildlife is something to behold. We were fortunate to stay in the family suite with a private pool and each room overlooking the waterhole. We had a wonderful time watching elephants bathing, drinking...

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Dear SherriR Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. The Family Unit does have such a great view of the whole Madikwe. We are all very thrilled to hear that you had such a great time with us and really look forward to having you back real soon. I will also pass on...

Pathhead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 September 2014

Five night in Madikwe at Impodimo, could have stayed forever! The whole experience is exceptional but not "over the top". The rooms are great with private views, the food is homemade, fresh & interesting, the wine inexpensive. The lodge staff relaxed & helpful, it's interesting that they KEEP their staff!! The game viewing was SUPERB. Not orchestrated, we did actually...

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Dear chesterhill Thank you so much for taking the time to write your lovely review. It is always wonderful to get these great reviews and to see that guests really enjoyed and appreciate what we have to offer. We truly hope that one day you will be back. Warmest Regards The Impodimo Team

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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: ₹ 33,970 - ₹ 1,61,474 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Impodimo Game Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 10
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