Guests per Safari Vehicle
Impodimo Game 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 lodge offers dawn and dusk safaris. The safaris are carefully timed to ensure optimal seasonal comfort.
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.
The Family Safari Suite offers stunning private accommodation for up to four adults and two children, all safe and secure under one roof. Rates are inclusive a private vehicle, with your very own ranger and tracker, offering tailored safari activities, including game drives on open 4x4 vehicles and walking safaris (over 16yrs old only). As the vehicle is for your exclusive use, safaris can be tailored to the special requirements of your family and can include even the youngest children. All children are included in the children’s program.
Meals are enjoyed at the main lodge facility where guests can socialize, and the special dietary requirements of children are catered for.
Guests are accommodated in a self-contained luxury unit, which has two suites, each with its own private deck and en-suite bathroom with indoor and outdoor shower, double hand basin, large bath and excellent views. The unit also has a central lounge and dining facility with its own kitchen, bar and a viewing deck overlooking a waterhole and stunning views. There is also a private pool fitted with a safety net when not in use for those with younger children.
If you prefer, Impodimo also offer a Deluxe Family Safari Suite option. This offering also includes local drinks and service team including a private chef, waitron and butler who ensure tailored elegant dining at the unit, are always on hand to make your stay truly unforgettable.
Madikwe, a South African private game reserve created in 1991 from 75,000 ha of farmland, which had been extensively degraded by overgrazing, was chosen as the site of Operation Phoenix. The government-sponsored, biggest-ever game- relocation programme in Africa involved re-stocking and conserving flora and wildlife, which had long since disappeared from the region.
Ten thousand animals of 27 major species, including wild dog, cheetah, lion, white and black rhino, buffalo and elephant, have been re-introduced to the Madikwe Game Reserve over a six year period with animals coming from various reserves and breeding centres and game viewing is now at its prime.
Northwest Parks Board (formerly Bop Parks) has adhered to a strict policy of introducing only those species, which once occurred in the area). Madikwe is run as a three-way partnership between the State, the local communities and the private sector.
Madikwe, therefore, should not be looked at as solely a protected area or tourism destination, the reserve acts as a major social and economic core and engine around which the development of the region can be based.
The name of Operation Phoenix is appropriate: like the mythical bird that burnt itself to a crisp on the pyre and then rose from the ashes to live again with new vigour, nature has regained a stronghold on the land and the programme has been hugely successful.
Madikwe Game Reserve is currently the country's fourth largest game reserve. It is situated in the North West Province and is bordered by Botswana in the north, the spectacular Dwarsberg Mountains to the south, the Marico river to the east.
The diverse habitat in the reserve, from acacia, savannah to riverine, ensures a unique combination of species such as springbok, gemsbok, sable and impala. The birdlife is also spectacular, and this is one of the few South African private game reserves that are malaria free.
All ages welcome
All ages welcome
Johannesburg - OR Tambo International
4 hours from Johannesburg
Impodimo Game Lodge, R49, Wonderboomgate, Zeerust, South Africa
All ages welcome
The following fees are payable directly to the Lodge on departure:
Madikwe Game Reserve Gate Times: