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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 19 June 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...

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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...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 16 June 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...

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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

Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 June 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...

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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

New York City, New York
Reviewed 27 May 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...

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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...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 25 May 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...

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

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...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 23 May 2014

This was our 4th visit to Impodimo - it is one of our favourite holiday destinations and we are never disappointed! From the moment we arrived, greeted by all the smiles and warmth of the staff, we were made to feel like we'd returned home. Cornel and his team went out of their way to deliver only the best service...

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

Dear Persie2014 Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review. It is always so wonderful to hear that our return guests will be coming back. We very much look forward to having you back again and showing you even better sightings. Warmest regards The Impodimo Team

Kalvehave, Denmark
Reviewed 22 May 2014

We flew to Impodimo and were met by our ranger Patrick at the flight on arrival, and then our adventure started. Already on the way back to the lodge we saw our first animals - amazing. When we came to the lodge we were met by the lodge management, who outlined the program during our stay as well as activities...

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Dear VickiE Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time at Impodimo, especially Patrick and Holiday. I will most certainly pass on the message. I am sad to hear that you did not enjoy our High Tea selection, we always appreciate receiving positive and constructive criticism from our...

Lyon, Rhone-Alpes, France
Reviewed 11 May 2014

We spent 1 week last summer: this hotel is magic, in the middle of the private reserve. All the people working at the hotel are very nice and welcomed. they do their best to feel like at home. The rangers are very professional and they share well their knowledge. we saw all the big five and much more !!thanks to...

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Dear FlorenceA Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. It is always wonderful to have you at Impodimo. We truly hope that we will see you for another week very soon. Warmest Regards The Impodimo Team

Brough
Reviewed 11 May 2014

We stayed at the Impodimo Game Lodge for 3 nights at the beginning of May. Thank you to Tyrone our guide and Sam our tracker for making our trip so special. We saw so many things and so much wildlife it is hard to single out one or two things but the wild dogs were amazing and we got to...

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Dear julieBrough Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are all thrilled to hear that you had a magical time at Impodimo. I will most certainly pass on the message to Tyrone and Sam. We look forward to having you back at Impodimo hopefully in the near future. Best Wishes The Impodimo Team

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 May 2014

My family (2 adults and 2 kids, aged 7 & 9) and I have recently returned from an unforgettable few days on safari at Impodimo. Firstly a BIG thank you to our amazing ranger Tyrone and his spotter side-kick Sam, who made it seem easy to find lions (which I know from previous safaris, you are lucky to spot one)....

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Dear TravelQueen2024 Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. At Impodimo we strive to ensure that all meals, no matter what dietary requirements there might be, are prepared to each ones needs and am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed it. I will also pass on your review to Tyrone, Sam and the...

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  • Breakfast included
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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: $786 - $3,259 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Impodimo Game Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 10
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