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Certificate of Excellence
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.
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
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Wonderboom Gate, Madikwe Game Reserve 2874 South Africa
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Sir Seretse Khama Intl Airport23 mi
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We stayed from the Wednesday , leaving on the Saturday - could have stayed for the full week. We flew in from Joburg which is an experience in itself and were met by a jeep and ranger to be driven the half hour journey to the Lodge. On the way in we were very lucky to see
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It was just AMAZING!!! The service is AMAZING, the rooms are just WONDERFUL, the food is GREAT, the staff in general is excellent!! We saw the big five (even though we saw the leopard in our last drive, when we already believed we wouldn't get to see it...) and lots of other
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This was our sixth visit in the last 10 years which says everything. We were delighted to say that an already excellent experience has been improved this year. The food is better. The new hide is a great addition and one of my past niggles has been dealt with in that domestic
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Agent told us this was one of the cheaper lodges.........so glad I didn’t waste my cash going elsewhere! Food is fabulous, service is friendly and attentive and the safari trips are brilliantly guided. It’s a small place so you get a real personal feel. Communal dining is the
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Response from Impodimo, Manager at Impodimo Game Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for the wonderful review! It was an absolute pleasure hosting you and your wonderful wife! We strive to provide all our guests with the best quality food and sightings and it's so wonderful to hear that we are meeting and exceeding the goals we have set for ourselves! Kyle and Sam send their regards and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Impodimo exceeded our expectations! Kyle and Sam were absolutely wonderful as was the entire staff. The lodge was gorgeous and the food was outstanding. We had a perfect Safari experience . We will be back ! Highly recommend!!!
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Response from Impodimo, Manager at Impodimo Game Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks for your kind words Lisa! We really enjoyed having you and your family here! It's always great to have enthusiastic and inquisitive guests who love hearing about our beautiful Africa as much as we love talking about it! We are so glad you had the perfect experience and we look forward to making it even better next time! Can't wait to have you back!
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View from outdoor shower
Deck off the back of chalet 8
Zimmer Madikwe
comfortable light and clean - just perfect with panormaic views
our lovely room
It depends of the season. When were there in august; it was pretty cold, especially in the morning. Long trousers, t-shirt, sweater, jacket was a minimum, gloves are an add-on, Impodimo provides a hot water bottle to heat the seat and your bottom, and a blanket : very usefull, but not enough (see above my suggestion for wintertime). In summertime, it's different : we did it also and short trousers, t-shirt in the afternoon is OK. However, Always go on the road with a sweater and raincoat; remember that it's an open vehicle. So, even in summertime, it can be a bit chilly when driving.
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They prefer neutral colors that blend into the background. Need sunglasses and sunscreen. If you’re sensitive to dust, maybe a mouth cover. We were there during their winter so we had to dress quite warm. I couldn’t say about this time of year. Have fun!
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Is there laundry service?
Yes, but you have to pay extra for the laundry to be done.
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Maria I can't speak for the other reserve you mention but all I can say is that Impodimo was wonderful! All the rooms are the same, subject of course to the vista. The hotel is not pretentious neither are the staff, and the hotel buildings and the rooms are maintained to a very high standard. The food is great and plentiful and the safari's are magical with an enthusiastic, informative and responsible team of guides and drivers to look after you. Jeremy
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"All good but if you want a view of the waterhole please request"
"You need to ask for a lodge overlooking the lodge waterhole if you are prepared to be patient and wait to see who turns up to visit"
"all the rooms were excellent with different views"
"Ask for a view of the watering hole"
"All have great views of the area and animals pass by rooms on way to waterhole"
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impodimo game hotel madikwe game reserve
South AfricaNorth-West ProvinceMadikwe Game Reserve
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