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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 February 2014

This was our fourth visit on our annual trip to SA and I am pleased to say the high standard has been maintained. The rooms are excellent with good sightings of animals at the water hole. The game drives under the guidance of Patrick and Holiday were first class with great sightings of Cheetah, Wild Dog and Buffalo. In trying...

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Impodimo Game L... I, Manager at Impodimo Game Lodge, responded to this review

Good evening Jez07 Thank you for your wonderful review. We are pleased to hear that your expectations have been met once again. We look forward to having you again in the near future. In future we will make sure that we have a wider assortment of fleeces in various sizes. Kind Regards The Impodimo Team

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 9 February 2014

I have been on a fair number of safaris and game drives: Impodimo is as good as it gets. Almost don't want to write a glowing review just to keep this place (which is a heck of a chore to drive to) a secret gem. But that wouldn't be fair. Up close encounters with ALL the animals (including leopards and...

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Impodimo Game L... I, Manager at Impodimo Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear AnonymousSeattle444 Thank you for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor. Thank you for the high praise given to our beautiful lodge. We are pleased to read that we exceeded your other experiences. Thank you for the compliments on our clean rooms, food and wonderful staff. We truly hope that we will host you back at Impodimo...

milano
Reviewed 3 February 2014

We had a really good time in Impodimo! The rooms are wonderful, the food is really fine and all the staff is really kind and hospitable. Impodimo is one of the few lodge that accept children, and this, for us, was a real value (we have a 8 years old girl). The ranger was very patient and kind to all...

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Dear Simo963 Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We are so please to hear that you had a spectacular time and that our rangers showed you all the amazing animals that can be found in the reserve. You are very lucky to have seen the beautiful leopard and have the opportunity to learn about...

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 31 January 2014

This lodge is by far the best i have ever encountered. The location is perfect, the room was perfect with à huge bed Looking out into the wilderness. The staff was wonderful and going beyond themselves to make us happy, you could feel it was genuine, not acted! The lodge was decorated with love and beautiful and very clean. The...

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Dear Heidi086 Thank you for writing such a lovely review on TripAdvisor on our beautiful lodge. It was a pleasure to host you and your husband and we are genuinely pleased that you had such a wonderful time at the lodge. Thank you for the wonderful compliments about our rooms, food and staff. We strive in every way to make...

Citta Sant'Angelo, Italy
Reviewed 21 January 2014

I just spent four days at the Impodimo Game Lodge, fulfilling a childhood dream to go on safari with a camera. Our ranger, Patrick, and tracker, Holiday, were superb in getting us close to the animals without disturbing them! Back at the Lodge the staff was excellent and the food was amazing! Since the Impodimo Game Lodge is not fenced...

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Impodimo Game L... I, Front Office Manager at Impodimo Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear JohnWarren3 Thank you so much for such a fantastic review on TripAdvisor. We are thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful time at the lodge and that the elephants paraded past the rooms. We really do have a special lodge and and we are glad that you got experience what we have to share. Thank you so much...

Armonk
Reviewed 17 January 2014

What a wonderful experience! The food was great and plentiful, the staff hospitable and the accommodations attractive. Loved the outdoor shower (in addition to the indoor!) and the porch overlooking the watering hole for animal viewing. Our guide Ruen (sp?), was very knowledgable and his love of the land showed through. We saw rhinos fighting, a leopard who killed an...

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

Dear Lori C Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so pleased to hear that you had an amazing time and that you enjoyed Ruan's company. We truly hope that one day we will have the pleasure of accommodating you and the rest of the family. Best wishes The Impodimo Team

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 13 January 2014

I had the absolute privilege of spending a few nights at Impodimo. I will go back again and again. The staff is friendly and efficient, the accommodation and food is fantastic - the attention to detail is second to none, with delightful personal touches, like African bed time stories on your pillow at night. Not only does Impodimo cater for...

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Impodimo Game L... I, Front Office Manager at Impodimo Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Shirley F Thank you for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor on our beautiful lodge. We are pleased that we have exceeded your expectations in your needs for gluten free meals. We try our utmost best to provide meals for all guests with various dietary needs. Thank you for such high praise for our staff and...

Consett, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 January 2014

Spent 3 nights and saw more wildlife then in 2 weeks at Kruger Park. Each guest has a personal ranger who ensures you see as many of the Big 5 as possible-we saw all but leopard and even escorts you to your bungalow at night. Attention to detail is second to none by friendly, helpful staff- 1 of our party...

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Impodimo Game L... I, Front Office Manager at Impodimo Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Orly S Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review on Impodimo Game Lodge. We are pleased to hear that you had a wonderful time and that our guides passed on all their interesting facts about the small and large things that can be found around us. We would love to have you back at...

Reviewed 2 January 2014

Impodimo is just a dream ... The place is amazing, people are so kind and careful ... Cosy rooms in bush... You CAN see a lot of animal walking around from your terrace : monkeys, elephants, antelopes and so many more. I had a shower outside close to elephants which were walking and playing together ... How cool is That?...

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

Dear Audrey G Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are all so thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic time with us. We hope that one day we will be able to host you at our beautiful lodge again Best wishes The Impodimo Team

melbourne
Reviewed 26 December 2013

Travelled for three nights to Impodimo and it did not disappoint. Our 10 year old was well looked after with staff occupying him during the day with painting and outdoor activities with Tyrone. Our Ranger Pat and Tracker Holiday are sensational , so much so, our boy was teary eyed to leave. The drives where sensational and even though there...

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

Dear Lions1 Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We are all so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed it so much. We hope that we will see you in the near future. Perhaps we could try and find better tracks for plaster of paris next time, ones that don't get stolen by the...

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  • Free Breakfast
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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 

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Address: Wonderboom Gate, Madikwe Game Reserve 2874, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Madikwe Game Reserve
Price Range: $734 - $1,099 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Impodimo Game Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 10
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Impodimo Game Hotel Madikwe Game Reserve
Impodimo Game Lodge South Africa/Madikwe Game Reserve
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“All rooms are superlative.”
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“Choose Room 1 overlooking the waterhole”
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“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.”
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“Suites 1 and 2 overlooking water hole”
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