Lodge And Activity Highlights
- Wildlife and birdlife
- The Property is completely unfenced
- Swimming pool
- Game drives and Big Five
- Meals at Impodimo
- Malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve
- The private villa
- Outdoor showers
General Lodge Information
- Lodge type; Safari Lodge
- Location; Madikwe Game Reserve
- Lodge size; 8 Luxury Suites
- Recommended stay; 2-5 nights
Impodimo In The Madikwe Offers An Unforgettable Game Lodge And Wildlife Experiences
Impodimo Game Lodge is located in South Africa's North West Province, deep in the Madikwe Game Reserve bushveld alongside a rocky ridge with spectacular views out over the reserve and into Botswana.
Impodimo Game Lodge herself is unfenced, and it is not uncommon for wildlife (including lion and Wild Dog) to walk through. At night one has to have an armed ranger escort you to your room. This unfenced and open feeling is why Impodimo ranks very highly on our scale of all things fantastic.
Expect good wildlife sightings at the waterhole while birdlife fluttering around the surrounding trees and bushes is exceptional.
Impodimo Game Lodge as a safari destination has for a long time been a firm favourite of ours here at Uyaphi.com. It is the 5-star grading, the friendly hospitality, the excellent guides, spacious and luxurious rooms as well as the fantastic foods that keep us in awe. All of that, and we have not even touched on the wildlife!
We have visited Impodimo; click here to see our thoughts and photographs; Photo Gallery
Rooms and Suites
Eight glass-fronted thatched chalets with air conditioning are on offer at Impodimo Game Lodge, each with views out over or into the Madikwe Game Reserve bushveld.
Each of the luxury chalets offers three main areas, a large bedroom with a fireplace and reading chairs, an en-suite bathroom with a toilet, a large bath, indoor and outdoor showers, and a covered outside verandah.
Now of interest to those who travel with their families or those travelling in a small group there is the rather large two bedroomed deluxe suites. This is where one will get two luxury rooms, an open plan central area with a kitchen, private verandahs, private bathrooms and a private pool, all under one roof. Oh, and the views from here are outstanding with the waterhole right in from of the luxury suite.
All rooms offer up air-condition, fans and a fireplace. Bed sizes are either twin or king, and both options are draped in mosquito netting. All rooms have a fully stocked mini-bar.
Cuisine and Wine
There is one feeling that one cannot get at Impodimo Game Lodge, and that is the feeling of hunger.
Early morning coffee and a few nibbles, a two-course brunch, a rather yummy high tea and a three-course dinner. This is your average day according to your tummy, and to top it all off; the food is outstanding.
There is an indoor dining area; this area is used in winter or when it is raining. The outdoor dining area and adjoining boma are primarily used in the summer months.
The bar area is where one has a large choice of South African wines, beers and other alcohol, including whiskeys, brandies and gins.
The central guest area offers up an indoor and outdoor dining area as well as an adjoining boma area; there is also a bar, lounge and upstairs library in which to sit back and relax. Our favourite area on the second floor is the viewing deck; it is here with a camera, binoculars and some light reading that one can take in the peace and quiet that is all surrounding.
- Swimming pool
- Curio / gift shop
- Bush dinner venue
- In-room spa treatments
Two daily game drives are on offer, each led by very knowledgeable and professional guides and trackers. The morning game drive departs just after sunrise and the afternoon game drive returns only after sunset (a sundowner safari). Exceptional wildlife, including the "Big 5", wild dog, cheetah, brown and spotted hyena, as well as very good bird life.
Each drive is around 3 hours long, depending on sightings and weather.
During either game drive, we get the chance to stop and have coffee or beer (depending on the time of day) and a few nibbles. This is the chance to stretch those legs and have a chat with the guides - interesting chaps those.
Should you feel like a bit of exercise, Impodimo Game Lodge does offer walking safaris in the surrounding bushveld. These walks need to be booked with guides or staff. But are well worth the effort.
Children are most certainly welcome at Impodimo. A kiddies program is on offer where the little ones are entertained and occupied with fun and educational activities that are centred around the African bushveld and her wildlife. On arrival, the kids get a personalized pack of goodies and activities to keep them occupied between the game drives.
NOTE: Impodimo Game Lodge is not fenced in, and wildlife does wander through the camp occasionally; children here should never be left unattended.
Some of the supervised activities include biscuit baking and decoration, plaster casting of animal tracks, paper mask making, and art using leaves and seeds collected whilst enjoying guided educational kiddies' walks around the camp!
Spa and Wellness
A day in the bush is not complete without an in-room massage treatment by one of the experienced massage therapists. All in the privacy of your private deck.
Rates from R7 210.00 per person
- Impodimo Game Lodge Rates
- Per person per night sharing (pp)
- Rates are in South African Rands
- *Rates may vary according to season
- All meals, teas & snacks
- Local and select imported drinks
- Two daily safari activities.
- Park entrance fees
- Select premium brand drinks
- Bed levy
- Items of a personal nature