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5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Wonderboom Gate, Madikwe Game Reserve 2874, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Centurion, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had an unforgettble weekend at the lodge - spotless clean rooms with a view on the waterhole and a constant flow of ellies, kudu, brown hyenas etc... The food was outstanding!! A big thank you to Ruan and Sam, our 2 rangers, who took us on gamedrives where we saw the most amazing game - from lion and wild... More

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

Dear Marianne B Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. It is great to hear that you had a fantastic time with us. I will most certainly pass the message on to Ruan and Sam. We really look forward to having you back Have a wonderful day further Kindest Regards The Impodimo Team More

Leatherhead
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think recent reviewers have already said it all. This was my third visit to Impodimo and it won't be my last. I just love everything about it. Whenever I feel blue I just think of those beautiful elephants in the waterhole and am immediately transported to another place. We saw so much game and so many wonderful sights. I... More

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

Dear winstonleatherhead It was wonderful having you back again. It is always such a pleasure having you at Impodimo. Thank you for taking the time to wright yet another wonderful review. We really look forward to having you back. Warmest Regards The Impodimo Team More

Cape Town
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91 reviews 91 reviews
20 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were fortunate enough to stay at Impodimo for five nights a few weeks ago. What a wonderful place. The unfenced lodge is perched on a rise, with stunning views across the plains of Madikwe. Boasting two waterholes, wildlife in the immediate vicinity abounds. We had a wonderful time watching elephants bathing, drinking and sparring from the deck of our... More

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

Dear kalgran Thank you so much for taking the time to wright such a great review. It was a pleasure having you guys as our guests and are looking forward to having you back. Hopefully the next time the leopard makes its appearance at the lodge. I will certainly pass on the message to Tyrone and Sam. They loved having... More

Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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 August 2, 2014

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
1 review
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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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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IMPLodgeManager, Manager at Impodimo Game Lodge, responded to this review

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

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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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