We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Impodimo Game Lodge

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Professional photos
Impodimo Game Lodge
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

317 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 252: English reviews
london
Level Contributor
96 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Our family had an amazing 4 days at Impodimo. From the first minute we were reassured and made to feel comfortable. What's special about Impodimo is the lack of fences to the property which means you get very very close to the amazing animals. Everyday we saw 4 out of the big 5. The hardest to find was the Lepoard... More 

Helpful?
Thank tonka100
East Ballina, NSW, Australia
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

This was the most breathtaking experience. We were unpacking our bags when an elephant appeared just outside our windows. We had the best close-up experience! The amenities are 5 star. The lodge staff are excellent. The Rangers and Trackers extremely professional and capable. we never felt unsafe. The safaris were extensive and we saw many animals. The only one of... More 

Helpful?
Thank Allen S
Wamberal, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 27 October 2016

loved the lodge, the staff and the experience. game drives were amazing and could not believe just how amazing our spotter Sam was together with our guide Rohan. accommodation was special - sitting on our balcony which overlooked the waterhole and watching a group of elephants splashing one afternoon and the next a herd of buffalo - photos cannot do... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jannetteb2014
London
Level Contributor
16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We have just left Impodimo after a four night stay having had the most incredible time and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for the ultimate safari holiday. We are a family of five with kids aged 16, 10 and 7. After travelling from the UK we were met by smiling faces and a welcome drink before being briefed... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank RosieBeaandMe
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Words can't express how much I enjoyed my trip to Impodimo Game Lodge. I researched for over a month for our perfect lodge, and I am so excited that I came to Impodimo! Originally, I had my sites on going to Kruger and Sabi Sands, and when I couldn't find a a semi-luxury lodge that was available during our time... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Kris L
White Plains, New York
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 3 October 2016

I stayed at Impodimo for 4 nights in late August-early September, and it more than lived up to my expectations. The setting was perfect, with the wildlife, including elephants, baboons, zebra and various types of impala coming to visit the water hole on the lodge property. The food - breakfast, high tea and dinner, was consistently very good to excellent,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Paul F
Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
45 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Just spent four nights at Impodimo. What a place! Our second time since 2008 and again well up to expectation. Fantastic accommodation with wonderful food. Game drives are out of this world wth experienced and knowledgeable spotter, Holiday and ranger, Herman working so well together, all expectation were met. Pity we did not see a leopard but plenty of game... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ron T
Jerusalem, Israel
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Great lodge and a great stuff !!!! The rooms are very comfortable and the food is excellent The rangers are professionals, they really know the business!!! Hoops we will have the opportunity to visit again in the future

Helpful?
Thank obenavi
Longmont, Colorado
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We stayed 3 days and 2 nights (wish I had booked for longer) at this wonderful lodge. The Staff were friendly and accommodating, food was fantastic including the daily high tea before the afternoon game drive and I cannot say enough about our Ranger Rowan. He was terrific and the game drives well exceeded my expectations. I will definitely go... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jcbittel
Suffolk
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

The whole experience,starting with the flight in to Madekwi,being picked up by Rowan our Ranger ,the welcome at lodge,the food and especially the game drives were all first class. Other guests in our vehicle also helped the experience. The animals in and around the camp during day made sure we had always something to look at and I was impressed... More 

Helpful?
Thank frankisken

392 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (389)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (21)
Viewed
Bathroom (12)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (6)
Viewed
Room/Suite (41)
Viewed
View from Room (16)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (30)
Viewed
Dining (14)
Viewed
0:16
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (248)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (3)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Madikwe Game Reserve hotels
7.3 km away
Tau Game Lodge
Tau Game Lodge
#7 of 23 in Madikwe Game Reserve
415 reviews
18.3 km away
Etali Safari Lodge
Etali Safari Lodge
#3 of 23 in Madikwe Game Reserve
389 reviews
22.1 km away
Madikwe Safari Lodge
Madikwe Safari Lodge
#6 of 23 in Madikwe Game Reserve
517 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
18.2 km away
Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge
Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge
#4 of 23 in Madikwe Game Reserve
384 reviews
4.2 km away
Rhulani Safari Lodge
Rhulani Safari Lodge
#11 of 23 in Madikwe Game Reserve
250 reviews
20.1 km away
Thakadu River Camp
Thakadu River Camp
#14 of 23 in Madikwe Game Reserve
273 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Babysitting
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 

Additional Information about Impodimo Game Lodge

Address: Wonderboom Gate, Madikwe Game Reserve 2874, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range: $740 - $1,123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Impodimo Game Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 10
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Orbitz, Priceline, South African Hotels, Agoda and Travelocity so you can book your Impodimo Game Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Impodimo Game Hotel Madikwe Game Reserve
Impodimo Game Lodge South Africa/Madikwe Game Reserve
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Impodimo Game Lodge staff and other travellers.
5 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Impodimo Game Lodge staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“All rooms are superlative.”
 of 5 bubbles allens863, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Choose Room 1 overlooking the waterhole”
 of 5 bubbles 893krisl, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 1-3 and the family villa had great views of the watering hole. I would definitely ask for these. Also closer to main lodge.”
 of 5 bubbles trotterstours, 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Suites 1 and 2 overlooking water hole”
 of 5 bubbles P1833YKjamesk, 12 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Try and book the family suite if travelling with children - its just that bit bigger and worth it...”
 of 5 bubbles Vezz1, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay