Madikwe Game Reserve

Impodimo Game Lodge

Impodimo - on a rocky ridge commanding stunning vistas

Impodimo Game Lodge Bar, Madikwe Game Reserve
Lodge Bar
Impodimo Lounge, Madikwe
Impodimo Lounge
The pool at Impodimo
Impodimo Pool
View over the pool
View on the pool
LOdge suite at Impodimo
Impodimo Suite
Impodimo Game Lodge Suite
Lodge Suite
Another suite at Impodimo
Lodge Suite
Viewing lion on a Game Drive at Impodimo
Impodimo Game Drive
Viewing elephant on a Game Drive
On a Game Drive

Lodge Setting

Impodimo Game Lodge, a luxury 5 star game lodge, is situated in Madikwe Game Reserve. It is set along a rocky ridge commanding stunning vistas of the reserve.

Daily game drives give you the opportunity to view a wide variety of wildlife species, including Africa's Big Five.

  • About Impodimo

    Impodimo Game Lodge is 5 star rated by the Tourism Grading Council and located in Madikwe Game Reserve which is malaria free.

    The 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 owner / manager team of Steve and Debbie are ideally suited to tailoring the most memorable safari experience. Whilst Steve is a highly qualified expert ranger, Debbie adds impressive culinary qualifications to the team.

    The team has gone to great lengths to ensure that guests have as much choice as possible in enjoying their experience, for example, 7-seater Landrovers are used for game drives instead of the traditional 10 seater type.

    Impodimo is the first lodge in Madikwe Game Reserve to have qualified Shangaan trackers as part of the team. This adds a different dimension to the safari experience ensuring consistent big game sightings.

    With fewer guests on the game drive vehicles the team encourages guests to maximise optimal game viewing times, for example this may include a full day safari in winter with a picnic lunch stop.

  • Rates

    Rates vary depending on your lodge selection, the time of year and specials available.

    Contact us for your very own quote, individually calculated by our experienced travel specialists. Each quote is based on the season, specials available, lodging quality and various other factors.


    A lodge may offer special or discounted rates from time to time. Special rates exclude peak periods, public holidays and long-weekends, and are subject to availability.

    Rate Inclusions

    Standard Suites:

    • Accommodation, all meals, teas & snacks, local drinks on safaris and 2 daily safari activities

    Family Safari Suite:

    • As above and full use of the unit & sole use of safari vehicle

    Deluxe Safari Suite:

    • Same as with family safari suite, including a private chef, with all meals catered for in the units, as well as local drinks and selected house wine

    Rate Exclusions

    • park entrance fees as determined by North West Parks & Tourism Board
    • all drinks
    • a bed levy per person per night
    • items of a personal nature
    • please note a surcharge may apply to certain dietary requirements.
  • Booking enquiries

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation at Impodimo Game Lodge consists of 8 standard suites and 2 deluxe suites.

    Standard suites:

    • twin beds with king size available on request
    • full en-suite bathroom and outside shower
    • tea & coffee making facilities
    • mini barfridge
    • mini safes
    • climate control air-conditioning system
    • closed system fire places
    • covered patio.

    Deluxe suites:

    • all inclusions in standard suites
    • lounge & dining room
    • private plunge pool
    • private boma deck.
  • Lodge Facilities

    • feature swimming pool
    • intimate lounge
    • library
    • outdoor dining areas: boma & pool lapa
    • curio and gift shop
    • wine cellar
    • bush dinner venue
    • in-room spa treatments.
  • Children

    Sharing all the wonders that an African game reserve has with children is one of the pleasures that the Impodimo team treasures. The safety of children on safari is of paramount importance to our staff and for this reason we reserve the right to limit children's participation on safaris designed to bring you, the parent, close to big game.

    Children under the age of 12 are permitted on safari at the sole discretion of the manager or guide. Children under the age of 6 are not permitted on safari, and where possible, a kiddies safari will be arranged between normal safari times.

    The lodge reserves the right to impose similar restrictions for family unit guests if it is believed that safety may be compromised. Baby sitting facilities can be arranged at the lodge at an additional charge.

  • Activities

    The lodge offers dawn and dusk safaris. The safaris are carefully timed to ensure optimal seasonal comfort.

    Bush walks under supervision of registered field guides or rangers are conducted.

  • Directions

    Impodimo is situated in the Madikwe Game Reserve, 350 kilometres from O.R. Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg). Access to the lodge is either by road or by air.

    The reserve is approximately 3,5 hours’ drive from Johannesburg, following the route via Zeerust before proceeding north. The lodge is accessed via Wonderboom Gate.

    Road transfers can be arranged from Johannesburg or from Gaborone. Air transfers are available on a daily basis from O.R. Tambo International Airport to and from Madikwe.

    There is no charge for the transfer from the air strip at Madikwe to the Impodimo Game Lodge.

    Directions O.R. Tambo to Impodimo Game Lodge via Magaliesburg:

    Leaving the airport, go onto the R21 and keep left to take Exit 134 to the N1 South towards Johannesburg
    Merge onto the Danie Joubert (N1) Freeway
    Continue onto the N14
    Keep right to turn right and stay on N14
    Take a slight right onto the R563
    Turn left onto the R400
    Turn right onto the R24
    Turn left onto Koster Road/ R509
    Turn right onto Brink Street/Jameson Road/ R509
    Turn left onto Andries Pretorius Street/ N4
    Continue on the N4 until you reach Zeerust
    In Zeerust, about halfway through the town, turn right onto President street/ R49
    Continue on the R49 for approximately 95km until you reach Wonderboom Gate on your right (go past Abjaterskop Gate).

    Please note that the last reliable stop to put in petrol is Zeerust. We recommend you stop there to fill up before coming through to the lodge.

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African Wild Dog Photo of a Kudu male

elevated viewsriverine serenityqualified Shangaan trackers'bush bumble' for the children