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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 7 April 2015

That's the question I posed to my sister, when she said she wanted to take 'close-up' photographs of animals in a Game Reserve. Secondly, she had limited time to travel & spend in a Game Reserve (i.e. we spent two nights). Private Game Reserve is the only route to go then, if you want to see as much as possible,...

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

Dear Angela B, WOW! what a wonderful review. Thank you so much for taking the time to write it up. It is always so exciting to have an up close and personal experience with the wildlife We are happy to know that you and your sister left us with great memories and hope to see you and your family back...

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 March 2015

Chalet 2 overlooks a muddy water hole where we saw animals every day.Knowledgeable Rangers had us following Cheetahs on the hunt. We saw Lions and Black Rhino, Giraffe and many types of buck. Small Klip Springers have adopted the lodge as home and welcome you back after a drive. The food and service is excellent. I hope the rains come...

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

Dear Tim D, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our lodge. We are happy to hear you had a great game viewing experience, the klipspringers have become a part of our family here. Thank you for the well wishes regarding the rain! We all hope that this year will be our lucky year. Apologies for no...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 17 March 2015

The Impodimo Game lodge was simply magical. Being my first safari, I knew the trip was going to be like nothing I had experienced before however, I could not have anticipated that the standard of service across all areas of my stay would have been as high as they were. The main lodge, the accommodation overlooking the watering hole, the...

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

Dear KJW64, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It is always nice to that hear our guests enjoy their stay with us. Please feel free to come back and visit us anytime, we would love to have you back. Kind regards, The Impodimo Team

East Horsley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 February 2015

After a fabulous trip along the Garden Route we could not leave South Africa without visiting a Game Reserve. Our travel agent could not have picked a more perfect venue for us than Impodimo Lodge. Our accommodation had open views at the back and whilst unpacking the first exciting viewing was a herd of elephants walking past on their way...

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

Dear SaskiaMvO Thank you for taking the time to review our lodge. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us here at Impodimo. The elephants are regular visitors and we are happy they came past your way! They are always such nice neighbors! We hope to see you soon King regards, The Impodimo Team

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 16 February 2015

Roland and Holyday guided us safely through the bushes of Madiwke. We saw four cheetas, resting in the evening sun and a Elefant herd that suddendly approached our vehicle.My learning was that we allways should respect the space of wild animals. We enjoyed everything and returned to Joburg with great memories.

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

Dear Otti K, Thank you so much for such a positive review, we are so pleased that your experience with us was so memorable. Roland and Holiday make a great team and are always eager to share their knowledge with their guests. We are happy to hear that your sightings were great and we hope to see you again in...

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 29 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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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...

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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: $720 - $3,096 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Impodimo Game Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 10
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