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5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Wonderboom Gate, Madikwe Game Reserve 2874, South Africa
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unforgettable, the best lodge, the best rangers and the best trackers. Do not think of going anywhere else. From the moment you arrive at the airstrip this is the most special experience you will ever have on safari. We were met by Tyrone who looked after us for the whole of our stay. Sam has to be the best tracker... More

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

Dear John H Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. It is so wonderful to read that all your expectations, especially the game drives, have been met. It was great having you hear and really hope that you will be coming back soon. I will most certainly pass on the message to Tyrone,... More

Hillcrest, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife, daughter and I visited in July 2014 and what a fantastic time we had. The lodge was lovely. Although the room was not as spacious and well decorated as some reserves we have been to, the rest of the lodge was great. The food was excellent and we were very well fed. On the menu were various types... More

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

Dear tammike2922 Thank you so much for your lovely review. I am thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic time and that all your expectations were met. I am also glad to hear that you enjoyed the game drives. It has been fantastic the last couple of days with wild dog, lion and plenty of buffalo in camp. We... More

Bolton, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I booked this Safari as the starter for our Ruby Wedding Anniversary. I have been on 2 safaris before in other parts of South Africa and rated them highly. However, Impodimo was on a different level with a fabulous lodge (lodge 1) right opposite the waterhole where we saw many animals come to drink and play. The food was superb... More

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

Dear tinhead1995 Thank you so much for writing this lovely review. I am thrilled to hear that your experience at Impodimo was amazing and really look forward to having the rest of the family visit. I am also excited to hear that you had a great time with Patrick and Holiday and got to enjoy their excellent knowledge and passion... More

Bozeman, Montana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I took my family and joined up with family friends at the lodge. There were 8 of us (4 of which were kids aged 9-15). I can't say enough good things about our experience at Impodimo. The accommodations were luxury and comfortable. The food was five star and the service was impeccable. The game drives were out of a story... More

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Dear dwbzn Thank you for writing such a wonderful review. It is always such a pleasure to read how we have made an impression on all of our guests and reading on how they experienced the lodge. We do our best to make sure that all the needs of our guests are met and we are happy that both ladies... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We spent 3 wonderful days in Madikwe in early June at Impodimo. We cannot rate the lodge highly enough. Our room was luxurious with a very comfortable bed and a stunning bathroom. Our verandah looked right into the bush and we often saw elephant walking past just a few meters away. The game drives were excellent with the knowledgable Patrick... More

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

Dear Louise T We at Impodimo strive to offer our guests the ultimate bush experience topped with 5 star cuisine. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed all of it and really looking forward to having you back. Kindest Regards The Impodimo Team More

Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I wish I had spent more time on tripadvisor before we booked at Impodimo - what i have to say appears to be a recurring theme. We are a couple in our forties with no children - we were put into a vehicle with a family with a 6 year old and a 10 year old, and expected to not... More

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

Good day JaneSA213 Thank you for taking the time in writing this feedback regarding your weekend with us. I am sorry to hear that your weekend was less than desirable. Here at Impodimo we pride ourselves in creating a memorable experience for all our guests, big and small alike. I wish you would have taken us up on the offers... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Just got back from an amazing weekend at Impodimo. Everything was perfect- the rooms, the service, the guides, the food... It is not a fenced lodge so we saw lots of game walking around (including elephants). They really go above and beyond for service, including a cake for my daughter's birthday, catering to special diets. Also, they are one of... More

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Dear CocoCoucou Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a positive review. It is always great to hear that our guests are blown away by the service we offer. We look forward to having you and the family back at Impodimo for the next birthday Warmest regards The Impodimo team More

Peterborough, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We spent 3 days and nights at this wonderful lodge. It met all our expectations. The chalets are wonderfully appointed and we were lucky to occupy two that overlook the waterhole as not all of them do. Of note was the quality of the food and the extremely well trained staff. The daily game drives were awesome thanks to ranger... More

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

Dear Chrishj What a great review. Thank you so much for taking the time to wright it. We are really looking forward to your next visit. It was great having you and your family with us and that you enjoyed all Impodimo has to offer. Warmest Regards The Impodimo Team More

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

My husband and I spent a few days at Impodimo in November 2013. What a thrill driving into the private game reserve up to the hotel- to be greeted by lovely staff as well as a family of elephants enjoying the pool and watering hole out back complete with a baby one just a few days old. Truly something I'll... More

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

Dear eastern00 What a wonderful review. Thank you for taking the time to write it. It has always been our main aim to provide the ultimate 5 star bush experience and am thrilled to hear that it has been exceeded. We truly hope that one day we will be able to host you at our beautiful lodge again Wildest Wishes... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We have just returned from a magic stay. At short notice we flew up to spend a night at Impodimo. We landed at the airport only to find out a little later our guide had gone to another airstrip to pick us up. Impodimo arranged for another lodge that was close to the airfield to pick up, make us at... More

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Dear SR22TSC Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I am very happy to hear that you had a magical time at Impodimo and that you found all our staff helpful and friendly, as this is what we strive for at the end. We hope that next time you decide to visit Impodimo it will... More

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Address: Wonderboom Gate, Madikwe Game Reserve 2874, South Africa
Location: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Impodimo Game Lodge 5*
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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. ... more   less 
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