IMPODIMO GAME LODGE
Impodimo Game Lodge is set along a rocky ridge commanding stunning vistas of the Madikwe Game Reserve. It is also located at the source of a natural spring, which provides the lodge with elevated views as well as riverine serenity.
Madikwe Game Reserve covers an area of 75000 hectares of unique topography and breathtaking beauty bordering Botswana. It is home to the Big 5, the beautiful Painted Wolf (African Wild Dogs), Cheetah, Brown and Spotted Hyena as well as a variety of large mammals and bird life.
Impodimo is the ideal retreat from a busy world. Relax by the feature rock pool or read a book from the library in the comfort of our sala overlooking the waterhole. Perhaps let one of our therapists ease the stress out of your body with an in-room massage.
Spacious in design, each of the 8 Luxury Suites include 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. Each suite has been carefully positioned to ensure absolute privacy.
The Deluxe Safari Suite is for those who prefer something extraordinary. Up to 4 guests and 2 children can reside in our beautifuly apointed Deluxe Suite with 2 en-suite rooms, a lounge and dining area, private boma and plunge pool all commanding magnificent views over the Madikwe bushveld. With the services of a private guide, tracker, open 4×4 game viewer, chef and butler exclusively yours, you set the pace on a bushveld experience that takes safari to a whole new level.
Rise in the morning to an African dawn and enjoy an early morning game drive with your dedicated professional ranger and tracker. Relax as your ranger guides you through the bush on a custom made open Land Rover searching out the secrets of nature. In the afternoon, when the heat of the African sun has diminished and the shadows are longer, head out on a sundowner safari to watch the sun set on this bushveld paradise and go in search of the more nocturnal creatures that now rule the bush. The safaris are carefully timed to ensure optimal seasonal comfort. Game drives in the big 5 reserve are both thrilling and educational, with your knowledgeable ranger and highly experienced trackers from the Shangaan tribe who are renowned for their tracking abilities.
AT A GLANCE:
- Rooms – 8 Luxury Suites, 1 Family Safari Suite/Deluxe Safari Suite
- Child Policy – All ages accepted
- Spa – In room treatments
- Malaria Area – No
- Conference – No
- Big 5 Area – Yes
- Location – Madikwe Game Reserve – North West Province
- Drive Time – 4 hour drive from OR Tambo International Airport
THEIR SOCIAL HANDLES:
Our dining venues inlcude the Lapa at the pool side, Boma and Bush dinner venue, where you can enjoy a sumptuous brunch on return from your morning game drive, high tea in the afternoon overlooking the African Bush and the finest Pan-African cuisine with your hosts in the open air boma while you enjoy a night cap around the fire.
Our therapists are available for an in room massage treatment out on your private deck or on our Sala viewing deck.
How about spending leisurely time in our amazing Elephant hide, our underground hide is situated mere meters away from the lodge’s waterhole with non-stop action from Elephants rolling in the mud to terrapins poking their heads out from the water. With a fully stocked bar and the finest Italian coffee you wouldn’t want to leave this air-conditioned paradise. The hide also provides photographers and videographers a unique low level perspective allowing them to capture amazing footage of the animals.
Children on Safari
Children of all ages are welcome at Impodimo and we love to go out of our way to ensure that kids and parents both have an unforgettable safari experience. Our kiddies’ program is tailored to the different ages for children aged 12 and under and can be fun and educational for all. The program runs for 2-3 hours daily to give parents time to relax and enjoy the beautiful African bush. Each child receives a personalized welcome pack with goodies and activities to do in between safaris. Children over the age of 6 years are welcome on the game drives, however, families with younger children need not fear that their kids will miss out, as we offer a ‘kiddies bumble’ which is shorter and aimed at keeping the little one’s attention.
Empowering Children: Supingstad Primary School is near and dear to our hearts. A number of our staff’s children attend Supingstad Primary school and as a lodge we feel we need to help the community that we live in to help raise children to a brighter future. We started the Impodimo Conservation Club where we invited 30 High School students for a full day of presentations, lectures, lunch and game drive. The idea behind this is to educate the children on the various aspects of game lodges, game reserves and nature.
1) Job creation. All the different departments, their roles and importance to the success of the lodge
2) Revenue stream/Guests. How guests perceive game lodges, game reserves and the power of positive/negative advertising
3) Challenges that nature faces. Poaching, Pollution, Deforestation and bad ecological practices
We believe with all of us working together we are able to protect and conserve our natural heritage for future generations. We are so excited and cannot wait for next year. Should you wish to make a contribution to the school, please contact the lodge directly on +27 (0)18 350 9400 or +27 (0)83 561 5355
They are the future: Having begun operations in 2007, The Last Hope Organisation (TLH) is a registered South African non-profit humanitarian organisation that caters for abused, abandoned, neglected and underprivileged children who occupy various children, youth care centers and Squatter Camps in Gauteng. Their founding mission is to give these children experiences that are unknown to them, giving them the chance to look through an open window of endless possibilities and, one day, walk through the door beside it. Please visit their website, www.tlasthope.org should you wish to make a contribution.
Protecting Wildlife: Rhinos are in critical need of our help. With so many Rhinos being poached on a daily basis, a number of young rhinos are left as orphans. Impodimo makes a monthly contribution to assist them in caring and raising the young calves. Should you wish to make a contribution towards the cause of saving our wildlife please feel free to contact the lodge on +27 (0)18 350 9400 or +27 (0)83 561 5355