Set into a green wooded hillside overlooking a natural spring, Impodimo Game Lodge offers affordable luxury in the beautiful, malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve. One of South Africa’s lesser known reserves, just 3 ½ hours’ drive from Johannesburg, Madikwe is rich in game, including all the Big 5 and the rare wild dog. The lodge is unfenced so, even when not on a game drive, guests may have the excitement of seeing elephants strolling by for a refreshing drink at the swimming pool, watching lionesses chilling by the waterhole, or wildebeest and giraffe sauntering past the lodge.
The 10 luxury suites cluster around the hillside to each side of the main lodge, some with excellent views of the main waterhole, others with serene outlooks through the cool green of the trees. Spacious and comfortable, with high thatch ceilings and big glass windows opening onto a private patio, the rooms have king or twin beds swathed in a canopy of mosquito netting, squashy leather armchairs, textured fabrics and a timeless African feel. The ensuite bathrooms have claw foot tubs next to the windows, and inside and outdoor rain showers. There is air-conditioning for summer and closed wood-burning fire-places for winter. Two of the suites have the added bonus of their own lounge and dining room, and a more spacious deck with private plunge pool and boma.
In the airy spaces of the main lodge, relax in the bar where a central fireplace provides the atmosphere of a camp fire, or on fine summer nights eat the excellent dinners outside in the boma and enjoy the starry African sky. While away afternoons between game drives by the swimming pool or in the sala overlooking the waterhole, or enjoy a therapeutic massage on your private deck.
The skilful trackers and experienced rangers make sure that your game drives are full of excitement, finding lions with cubs, wild dogs on a hunt, black and white rhino and much more. The wonderfully varied game viewing, beautiful lodge and the friendly and personal service make Impodimo a good choice for a value-for-money and very memorable safari experience.