Situated on a rocky ridge in malaria-free, Big 5 Madikwe Game Reserve, family-friendly Impodimo Game Lodge offers fabulous views and good value for money. Qualified safari guides, Shangaan trackers and 7-seater game-viewing vehicles give you a personalised safari experience. The lodge has tailored child-friendly programmes for kids, including 'bush bumble' game drives.
- Situated in the western part of Madikwe
- Great views from the lodge
- Shangaan trackers and seven-seater Land Rovers for private game viewing
- Bush walks with experienced field guides and rangers
- Special children activity programmes, game drives and welcome packs
- Great last-minute specials
Impodimo Game Lodge offers great value for money and is one of the more child-friendly safari lodges in malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve. Eight glass-front Luxury Chalets and one Safari Suite all enjoy sweeping views of the African bush.
Each Luxury Chalet has twin beds (king beds are available on request), a full en-suite bathroom with open-air outdoor showers, a closed system fireplace and a shaded, private patio.
Self-contained Safari Suite
The self-contained Safari Suite can sleep a maximum of six people. There are two suites, each with its private deck and en-suite bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers, a bathtub and a double basin.
The Safari Suite has a central lounge and dining facility, a kitchen, a bar and a waterhole-facing viewing deck. There is also a private pool fitted with a safety net.
Excellent game viewing
Impodimo Game Lodge has given much thought to providing the ultimate safari experience. Shangaan trackers are used on smaller game-viewing vehicles (seven-seater Land Rovers) that personalise the game-viewing experience. Children are thoughtfully catered for, too. A child-friendly 'bush bumble' gives them an insight into the fascinating, less dangerous creatures that make Madikwe their home.
Underground Elephant Hide
Well-positioned in the western part of Madikwe Game Reserve, near the Wonderboom Gate, Impodimo Game Lodge offers magnificent views over the plains below as well as the nearby waterhole where the wildlife often comes to drink. Guests can watch the wildlife gather at the water from the comfort of the air-conditioned, underground Elephant Hide which has a fully stocked bar and Italian coffee.
By car - An easy three- to four-hour drive from Johannesburg and a two-hour drive from Gaborone. Road transfers can be arranged.
By air - There are daily scheduled flights from OR Tambo (Johannesburg) International to Madikwe airstrip (flight is ¾ hour). Chartered flights can be arranged.
Our take on Impodimo Game Lodge
Great value, superb game-viewing and lots of thoughtful extras make Impodimo Game Lodge a popular malaria-free safari choice time and time again.
- Luxury accommodation
- All meals
- Tea, coffee and snacks
- Two daily safari activities
- Sundowner beverages
- Park entrance fees
- Bed levy
- Conservation levy
- All drinks not specified
- Curios purchases
- Items of a personal nature
- A surcharge may apply to certain dietary requirements
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