Situated just 4 hours outside of Johannesburg and bordering onto Botswana, Impodimo Game Lodge is situated in one of South Africa’s premier wildlife conservation areas, the Madikwe Game Reserve (View a map).
Carved from the hillside, eight glass fronted luxury chalets line a natural spring, each enjoying striking views either from within or from the outdoor shower. The lodge enjoys spectacular vistas extending as far as the eye can see, your choice may be to visit in summer and laze on the pool deck with a chilled chardonnay. Or maybe a winter safari – retire to the library with a cognac or stoke the fire in your suite, gaze out at the stars before drifting away with vivid images of unrestricted close encounters with Africa’s big game.
- 8 luxury suites, accommodating 16 guests
- Suites are air-conditioned and also feature fireplaces and private decks
- Full en-suite facilities including spectacular vistas and outside showers
- Mini bar fridges and hot beverage facilities
- Elevated sun deck surrounds feature pool
- Curio shop
- Wine cellar
This 75 000 hectare reserve is situated in the North-West province of South Africa, on the border with Botswana. The large diversity of vegetation and ecozones allows for a rich diversity of game and bird species to inhabit the reserve.
The reserve is situated in an ecotone between the kalahari sandveld and the northern bushveld. The reserve consists of vast plains, open woodlands and thickets. The area is also dotted with huge rocky hills or inselbergs and the dwarsberg mountain range forms the southern boundary. There is only one river in the reserve, the Groot Marico, but a number of dams and pans provide water year round for the game species present.
The reserve is home to 28 different mammal species which where released into the park through a relocation process called Operation Phoenix. This was the largest game translocation exercise in the world, with more than 8 000 animals being released into the reserve, starting in 1991 and the project was completed in 1997 and included the release of species such as elephant, both black and white rhino, buffalo, lion, cheetah, wild dog, and other plains game species.
Madikwe is also a bird watchers paradise, with over 350 bird species already recorded in the reserve.