Impodimo Game Lodge

The ultimate malaria free safari in Madikwe at Impodimo Lodge

When was the last time you went on a real safari to Impodimo Game Lodge in South Africa’s Madikwe Game Reserve to see the Big 5? When was the last time you stayed in an ultra-luxurious lodge where game drives and bush walks are the highlight of the day? Well, it’s time, now and we can organise your safari package for a family adventure into the Northwest Province for some malaria free game viewing.

Madikwe Game Reserve covers an astounding 75 000 ha of pristine bushveld that was once farmlands. Rehabilitated to be a highly sought-after conservation area now, it is an award-winning destination and forerunner of news-making animal relocations.

Impodimo happens to be the first lodge here to employ local Shangaans as their trackers.  Which means animal sightings are out of this world and guests spend quality time with passionate nature lovers. Its extraordinary location and design allows Impodomino Game Lodge its revered position as one of the finest safari lodges in the Madikwe Game Reserve.

Impodimo is a wonderful child friendly game lodge with an organised kiddies programme designed to teach children all about wildlife and environment in a fun way. Game rangers and trackers will treat the kids to adventures looking for animal spoor, special plants and more. Adults, meanwhile, get to enjoy exhilarating bush walks, top of the range wines and time to read a book in a deep bath tub. 

Choose from appropriate luxury accommodation in 8 deluxe suites – the family safari suite is highly popular for its double bedroom status, incredible deck and views, private plunge pool and roomy lounge/dining room. Rates include private game rangers and trackers, teas and coffees, meals and airport transfers.

These suites have huge glass doors and windows to make the most of the sweeping, wide open and sunny wilderness views that seem to stretch for miles into the distance. Modern fittings, animal prints on the walls, huge leather armchairs, canopied beds and fireplaces to take the chill off the game drive nights. The lodge was ingeniously carved into the hillock, on the source of a natural spring so guests get to enjoy the panoramic views and the fresh pure water. 

Add to this the excitement of Impodimo’s brand new elephant hide, a luxury viewing room sunken below ground level to see elephants come to drink at the waterhole and the interactions of all the animals as they arrive. You are the secret observer, hidden with your camera and a special cocktail or coffee as this venue doubles up as a fancy bar area!

Welcome to a safari holiday at Impodimo, only 5 hours self-drive from Johannesburg or catch the lodge transfer. Come at the end of the dry season, just before the spring rains and see the wildlife gathering at watering spots, the trees budding, the grass still dry. All diets are catered for and all meals are 6-star quality. What wonderful accommodation do we have to share with you at the splendid Madikwe!

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Overview

Madikwe Game Reserve is located in the same territory where Herman Charles Bosman told many a tale about the Groot Marico, and it is a vast 75 000 ha of waving grasslands and weird inselbergs where diverse creatures have made their home in South Africa’s Northwest Province. Find it close to the Botswana border in a safe, malaria free bushveld landscape.

Impodimo Safari Lodge perches on a small hill with sweeping views of the province and the name is a rendition of Mpho Dimo meaning ‘a gift from God’ in Tswana language. Stay in this little piece of heaven and we will customize your safari package deal to include a family package for four, kids on safari too. 

Talking about safari, Impodimo is about safaris, yes, game drives and bush walks in this unique habitat at dawn for the coffee sunrise and at dusk for the sundowner in a beautiful part of Madikwe Game Reserve. Return for a smorgasbord breakfast then relax at the swimming pool or at the sala overlooking the waterhole as birds and beasts wander around before you. Delicious dinners in the open air boma are starlit and promise a blend of African foods and European flavours, wow! 

Sleep like a child again in comfy king size beds, a fireplace just in case, or aircon for the hot days, a mini bar and coffee machine for those moments when you just need something more. Sit for hours on your personal deck to watch the elephants and buffalo interact in the open grasslands. 

This private Madikwe game lodge only accommodates 16 people and families are welcomed with open arms. Children join the kids’ programme and learn about nature while adults get time to go birding or walking with armed rangers into the heart of the landscape. The secret ‘underground’ elephant hide with a bar and coffee option is remarkable and work a daily visit, especially for the herds of animal that come to drink at the waterhole!

A holiday at Impodimo Game Lodge is more than you could ever imagine! Stay for longer, pay for less on some of our excellent package deals for families – get in as many game drives as you can in that time. We recommend plenty of time wildlife watching at the water hole and ask your game ranger to take you several times to the elephant hide to wait patiently for these ethereal creatures. 

Children delight in all of these things, the fresh air, the excitement of not knowing what will happen next – and of course the delicious food and attentive service from all staff. Consider this extraordinary location and design if you want a top class safari holiday at Impodomino Game Lodge, revered as one of the finest safari lodges in the Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa.

Amazing Holiday Packages including Impodimo Game Lodge

From $244

PER PERSON SHARING PER NIGHT


Activities

  • Morning and evening game drives in open vehicles
  • Walks in the bush accompanied by an experienced guide.
  • Swimming and relaxing at the pools or enjoying a spa treatment
  • Viewing wildlife from the hide
  • Bird watching

Included

  • All meals, snacks
  • Teas and coffee, welcome drinks, drinks on game drives, bottled water
  • 2 safaris activities in open vehicles

living room area of the Impodimo Game Lodge accommodation area
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Facilities

  • 8 Luxury Suites:
    Family Safari Suite (4 adults & 2 children)
    Deluxe Safari Suite (4 adults)
  • Deluxe/Family Safari Suites have a private game drive vehicle & ranger
  • Open air boma
  • Pool
  • Wine cellar
  • Lounge
  • In-room spa treatments
  • Gift shop
  • Library
  • Wildlife viewing hide
  • Full en-suite bathroom with an outside shower
  • Mini safes and mini fridge
  • Air-conditioning with climate control
  • Fire place and a covered patio
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Lounge and dining areas
  • Private decks and plunge pools

Highlights

  • Malaria free wildlife mecca, known for its eerie inselbergs or monadnocks which are isolated rock hills that rise abruptly from the flat ground around it
  • The first example of pure wildlife-based tourism on rehabilitated farmlands to boost the area’s economics and assist local communities 
  • Enjoy the plush lounge, library, wine cellar, outdoor dining area, curio shop and swimming pool, or what about a massage in your own suite before bed?
  • Children on safari enjoy being part of a special kids’ programme, learning about their environment while doing arts and crafts, baking, painting, animal tracking and more.


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