Impodimo Game Lodge
5 Star Game Lodge in Madikwe Game Reserve
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Madikwe Entry Fees

Once-off payment
Paid directly by clients
Gate Entry Fees
  - R180
per Adults per STAY
  - R 80  per Child  
Guest Conservation Contribution  (GCC)
  - ZAR150 per Adults per DAY
  - ZAR75 per Child
Guest Conservation Contribution  from 1.1. 2020 (GCC)
  - ZAR R165 per Adults per DAY
  - ZAR 82.50 per Child     
SUBJECT to change without notice,
Guests GCC are payable at the lodges and
will be added to guests' bills
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Flight Entry
  - R240 per Adult  
  - R150 per Child from   
SUBJECT to change without notice

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Herman Charles Bosman has woven many a tale about Abjaterskop and the Marico River. It is perhaps he that best describes the vast area where enselbergs rise from the savannahs and an area that is given life from the Marico River. This is the Madikwe Game Reserve, 75,000 hectares of unique topography and breathtaking beauty, it is also home to the big 5 and a large variety of mammal and bird life. A Tswana word meaning word meaning 'A Gift from God'. The lodge features a magnificent feature pool which looks over onto an active water hole, during the heat of the day much is observed from the pool or from the nearby viewing sala. Breakfasts and lunches are enjoyed on the pool deck while dinner is in the boma. For those wanting peace and tranquility nothing can beat taking a book from the library and whiling away the afternoon in the sala. Daily dawn and dusk / evening game drives are conducted in open landrovers by qualified rangers and Shangaan trackers. Walks are also available.

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Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rand • Subject to availability
Details  6 Jan 2019 -
19 Dec 2019
Luxury Suites Per Person Per Night Sharing R6 230
Family Safari Suite (4 adults & 2 kids) R32 860
Deluxe Safari Suite (4 adults) R35 650
Details 20 Dec 2019 -
05 Jan  2020
Luxury Suites Per Person Per Night Sharing R6 885
Family Safari Suite (4 adults & 2 kids) R36 150
Deluxe Safari Suite (4 adults) R39 225
Details 6 Jan 2020 -
 30 Nov 2020
Luxury Suites Per Person Per Night Sharing R6 230
Family Safari Suite (4 adults & 2 kids) R32 860
Deluxe Safari Suite (4 adults) R35 650

Please note that our gate times are between 06:00am and 21:00 pm and cannot be opened unless its a medical emergency

 Special 1
Travel Between 1 Nov to 12 Dec 2019  for all new Booking
R4 680 PPPN Sharing
  • Book and pay 30 Days befor of travel
  • Standard inclusions and exclusions apply.

 Special 2
Travel Between 1 Nov to 12 Dec 2019  for all new Booking




  • Impodimo standard  inclusions and exclusions apply & includes a 30 minute his and her head, neck and shoulder massage
  • Taj Hotel standard inclusions and exclusions with the following value adds:
  •  Early check-in (subject to availability)
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability (excludes Presidential Suite)
  • Daily full English breakfast, served in Mint restaurant
  • Complimentary Club Lounge access in our Taj Club Rooms and Suite
  • 1 ½ Hour City Walk with a professional tour guide
  • Wine Tasting for two guests in the Wine Gallery once during stay
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary first valet pressing
  • Complimentary shuttle daily, within a 10km radius to Table Mountain and V&A Waterfront
  • 15% Dinner discount at Bombay Brasserie
  • Complimentary daily turndown
  • Complimentary drink at Lobby Bar (1 glass of wine, 1 beer or 1 soft drink)
  • Late check-out (subject to availability)
  • 24 Hour fitness centre with techno gym equipment and indoor heated swimming pool

Last MinuteSpecial
SA Resident only
1 December 2018 - 30 November 2019

YEAR RATE - must book within 7 days of travel

Luxury Suites (8) per person per night sharing . R3 970

YEAR RATE - must book within 14 days of travel

Luxury Suites (8) per person per night sharing . R4 265

Single supplement - 50% of the per person sharing rate
Children under the age of 12 years - 50% of the per person sharing rate when sharing with two adults on request only

Rate inclusions:

  • Accommodation,
  • all meals, teas & snacks,
  • select local and imported drinks and
  • 2 daily game drives per day.

Rate exclusions:

  • Park entrance fees as determined by the North West Parks & Tourism Board,
  • conservation levy per adult and per child per night, which is subject to change without notice,
  • select premium brand drinks,
  • bed levy of R5.75 per person per night (subject to change without notice) and
  • items of a personal nature.


Terms & Conditions

  • Subject to availability
  • Rates are for the entry level room type only unless otherwise specified
  • Long weekends are strictly subject to availability and require a minimum of 2 nights stay
  • Normal cancellation policies apply
  • Must book within 7 or 14 days of travel
  • Rates are subject to change at any time

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Game Drives
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.

Set out on a bush walk with your armed ranger and learn the art of tracking African game, enjoy the trees, birds and stunning scenery

Impodimo has the advantage out during the safaris, in that we have talented trackers on each game viewer that assists the ranger in finding the animals. Trackers make an immense difference as they have the ability to see and read the signs of the bush that others might have missed.

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 and can be fun and educational for all. 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.

Enjoy a sumptuous brunch at the pool lapa 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 and share your adventures while you enjoy a night cap around the fire.
In our cooler winter months, we offer our guests the opportunity to explore the other side of the park with the ranger and tracker. Spend a day out in the bush, stopping for a picnic lunch in the shade.

Massage Treatments
A day in the bush is not complete without an in room massage treatment out on your private deck by one of our experienced massage therapists.

Impodimo is situated 350 kilometres from O.R Tambo Internal Airport (Johannesburg).

Road Transfers

Road transfers can be arranged from Johannesburg or from Gaborone.

Air transfers are available on a daily basis from OR Tambo International Airport to and from Madikwe.

Travelling by Road
  • Drive from Johannesburg to Magaliesburg along the N14 and the R 24.
  • From Magaliesburg, take the R509 through Derby to Koster (69km)
  • Turn right in Koster to Swartruggens. (34km)
  • Continue straight through Swartruggens towards Groot Marico and Zeerust. You do not actually pass through the town of Groot Marico
  • After entering Zeerust, keep straight on until you see a sign for Gaberone / Madikwe Game Reserve. Turn right there.
  • Continue on this road through 2 rural villages and past Madikwe Road Takeaways (a store and filling station) and past Nietverdiend (a store, filling station and police station).
  • Continue on this road past the Abjagterskop Gate for Madikwe Game Reserve on your right. (Thatched entrance with flags etc.) for 7km.
  • 7 km past the Abjagterskop Gate, you will find another gate (Wonderboom gate) on the Right into the park. We will meet you here.

Accommodation at Impodimo Game lodge is intimate and the lodge only caters for a select number of guests. Suites at the lodge are spacious in design and have been carefully positioned to ensure complete privacy. Rooms available include:
  • 8 standard suites
  • 1 Deluxe safari suite (4 adults)
  • 1 Family Safari Suite (4 adults & 2 children)
Each standard room features:
  • Twin beds (king- size available on request)
  • Full en-suite bathroom with an outside shower
  • Mini safes and mini fridge
  • Air-conditioning with climate control
  • Fire place and a covered patio
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
The deluxe suite also features:
  • Private plunge pool
  • Dining room and lounge
  • Private boma deck
  • Open air boma
  • Pool
  • Wine cellar
  • Lounge
  • In- room spa treatments
  • Gift shop
  • Library

October – April (Rainy Season)

Daytime temperatures average around 30°C. The highest rainfall months are between November and February, though rainfall tends to come in short, sharp bursts and then the skies clear. The days can be hot and humid but the nights are beautifully balmy. During the rainy season the park’s vegetation is particularly lush, green and pretty; the soil is a distinctive deep red. This is the best time for birders, and for rich photographic contrasts.

May to September (Dry Season)

The winter months in Madikwe are dry and cool, with crisp clear blue skies. Night temperatures can sometimes drop to 2°C so be sure to bring warm clothes. Day temperatures average a comfortable 23°C. This is the best time for big game viewing, with animals being forced to move around in search of the scarce water supplies.
Single supplement–50%ofthe per person sharing rate.

Children under 12 years –  50% of the per person sharing rate when sharing with 2 adults in a Luxury Suite, on request only.

Additional children under 12 years – when sharing with 4 adults in the Deluxe Safari Suite will be charged 50% of the Luxury Suite rate.

Rate inclusions:

  • Luxury Suite – Accommodation, all meals, teas and snacks, select local and imported drinks, 2 daily safari activities and VAT.
  • Family Safari Suite – As above and full use of the unit & sole use of safari vehicle with your private ranger and tracker.
  • Deluxe Safari Suite – As above with Family Safari Suite and includes private chef with all meals catered for at the unit.
Note - The Family Safari Suite and Deluxe Safari Suite is the SAME unit that is sold 2 different ways.

Rate exclusions 

  • Park entrance fees as determined by North West Parks & Tourism Board, bed levy of R 5.75   per person per night,
  • conservation levy of R 152.00   per adult per night and R 76.00  per child per night (all park fees are subject to change without notice),
  • select premium brand drinks and items of a personal nature. 
  • Please note a surcharge may apply to certain dietary requirements.
Fully Inclusive Supplement available on request –   per person, per night – local drinks only.

Terms and Conditions

Always verify FULL terms & conditions with reservations department prior to booking confirmation or on pro-forma invoice.

  • A non-refundable 20% deposit is required to confirm any reservation. 
  • Full payment of the balance is due 7 days prior to guests arrival, unless the booking is made within 30 days, in which case full payment will be required to confirm the reservation. 
  • The following cancellation terms and conditions will apply to reservations which are cancelled in part or in full as follows;
  •   45 and 31 days prior to arrival – Forfeit deposit
  •   30 and 15 days prior to arrival – 50% of the total amount will be due.
  •   14 and 0 days prior to arrival – 90% of the total amount will be due.
  • 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.

A minimum of 2 nights stay is required over weekends, long weekends and public holidays.

Please note that there are road works between Johannesburg and Impodimo and we advise to add an additional hour driving time to your journey. Please take this into consideration should you wish to make it for the afternoon game drive.

Please note that our gate times are between 06:00am and 21:00 pm and cannot be opened unless its a medical emergency