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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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Wonderboom Gate, Madikwe Game Reserve 2874 South Africa
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Sir Seretse Khama Intl Airport23 mi
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My wife and I stayed at Impodimo in January 2019. This was our first safari, so I can only say that we really enjoyed every aspect of the experience including the animals, and the guides/trackers. I can say that we made friends with a couple and their two children who were
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We stayed in March for 4 nights, having Safaried in other places in Africa we were unsure whether the sightings could match up to Tanzania and Kenya, first things to say is they dont...BUT i dont want this to come over as a negative, i point this out merely to illustrate that if
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Response from Impodimo, Manager at Impodimo Game Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for this amazing review! It was such a pleasure to host yourself and your lovely wife. Knowing your past travels in other areas of Africa we definitely wanted to show you our little piece of heaven, not in an attempt to try shine above any of your previous experiences but to give you a whole new one unique to Madikwe and Impodimo. From your wonderful comments I would say we did just that. One other thing we strive for as the Impodimo family is to receive visitors as guests and have them leave as family! By the tears shed not only by yourselves but by certain members of staff ( I won't mention any names) at your departure I would certainly say we achieved this as well! You are such a lovely and energetic couple with such a love for and excitement to share this beautiful area we live in with us that we cant wait to see you again! May it be sooner than we expect!
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Visited Impodimo with friends and we truly enjoyed our 2 night stay. The rooms were clean and spacious. Food was spot on and the bar was well stocked. The onsite waterhole hide was amazing and quite unique. Sam our safari driver was very knowledgeable and easy going. Never
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Response from Impodimo, Manager at Impodimo Game Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for this lovely review and your recommendations! We enjoyed hosting yourself and your group and are glad you enjoyed your stay! We are always striving to improve and will implement measures from your your recommendations to ensure your next stay is even more enjoyable! We hope to see you soon!
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We stayed here for two nights in February 2019. Our stay was perfect. Everything about the lodge was first rate. We were welcomed on arrival with a cold drink before being shown to our chalet. The chalet was beautiful and as we sat on our deck, overlooking the wildlife at the
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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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Deck off the back of chalet 8
Zimmer Madikwe
comfortable light and clean - just perfect with panormaic views
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What to wear on the safari tours ?
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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What to wear on the safari tours ?
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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"Cabins 1-3 are all good."
"We stayed in room 1 which overlooked the watering hole."
"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"
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PRICE RANGE
US$894 - US$2,964 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
impodimo game hotel madikwe game reserve
LOCATION
South AfricaNorth-West ProvinceMadikwe Game Reserve
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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