Moditlo River Lodge is a rustic lodge with an outdoor swimming pool, boma bonfire, and restaurant located along the Nbesi River in the heart of the Blue Canyon Conservancy.
A private patio and outdoor seating are included in the air-conditioned rooms. A minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, and a safety deposit box are also included. The en suite bathroom has a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries.
In the restaurant, guests can enjoy South African food and wine, as well as alfresco boma BBQs. Game drives and bush walks are among the lodge’s activities, and wellness treatments are provided upon request.
Moditlo River Lodge is located 12.4 miles from Hoedspruit Airport and offers a complimentary airport shuttle service. The lodge is 31.1 kilometres from the Kruger National Park‘s Orpen Gate.
Safari Experiences & Game Drives
Come see nature at its best with us on a morning and evening safari. Each morning and evening brings new experiences, and you may see lions, cheetahs, wild dogs, hippos, crocodiles, and the more elusive rhino, depending on the weather, time of year, herd behaviour, and several other factors.
As you venture into the veld on a morning safari, wake up to the dawn chorus of bird song and watch the bush come alive as the sun rises. Our guides will answer all of your questions while detailing the terrain and probable sights over a cup of tea or coffee and a snack. Guests are then taken back to the lodge for a sumptuous breakfast, which includes everything from fresh, seasonal fruit and creamy yoghurt to full English or Continental meals.
Evening Safaris start late in the afternoon and allow guests to observe day-roaming animals preparing to settle in for the night, while our nocturnal colleagues emerge to stalk the plains. As the sun sets, guests will be driven onto the veld, where the sky will become gorgeous colours of pink, amber, and gold before giving way to a velvet sky teeming with glittering diamond-shaped stars. Guests are served exquisite refreshments while watching the sunset before venturing out to see night-time predators hunting their prey.
Guests are taken back to the lodge to freshen up before dinner, which is served in the thatched dining area or under the stars in our open-air boma.
The ideal months for safari expeditions are April-May and September-October, but game drives are excellent at any time of year due to the changing seasons and colours of the surrounding terrain.
The Moditlo Game Reserve
The biodiversity of the Blue Canyon Conservancy rivals that of several of South Africa’s top wildlife sites. Northern Thornveld and Southern Bushwillow Woodlands make up the vegetation, two separate eco-zones that sustain a diverse range of animal species.
Elephants, leopards, rhinos, cheetahs, hippos, and a pack of wild dogs can all be seen depending on the time of year (the second rarest African carnivore species, with only an estimated 2000 remaining specimens). Birdwatchers will be rewarded with plenty of sightings of the Lowveld’s hundreds of species of birds.
Numerous lakes, perennial streams, and dams are scattered across the reserve, supporting the growth of huge trees and underbrush, providing the ideal environment for the diverse wildlife species that call Moditlo home.
We are excited to show you around our slice of paradise and introduce you to a memorable safari destination.
About Moditlo River Lodge
Moditlo, which means ‘place of the elephant,’ is named after the gentle beast of the bushveld, and the serene grace of this amazing creature echoes throughout the resort and its surroundings.
At Moditlo, we take care of the natural environment in which we humbly live.
Moditlo is a tribute to the quantity and diversity of animal, bird, and plant life found in the Great Kruger National Park’s diversified landscape.
Enjoy your stay in our classically stylish accommodations while taking in the splendour of our magnificent bit of African paradise.
The Main Lodge is a huge structure of warm, natural wood and thatch with ample verandas that wrap around our numerous dining and entertainment areas, designed to provide guests with a realistic, yet opulent African safari experience. A crystal-clear swimming pool, restaurant, curio shop, community sofas, and bar are all located here.
As the heat of the day settles on the bushveld earth, take a minute to take in the stark grandeur of the African continent by strolling down the meandering wooden paths to enjoy a quiet drink beside the pool.
Moditlo River Lodge Rooms
Our 18 magnificent rooms offer excellent accommodations and are located at the end of winding corridors that connect to the Main Lodge. The placements of the rooms, as well as the raised walkways, were carefully chosen in accordance with our conservation philosophy to guarantee that our presence here had the least possible impact on the environment.
In a cool, tranquil paradise of crisp, white Percale linen, moderate air-conditioning, and complete seclusion, unwind in subtle elegance. Our spacious rooms are great for a rejuvenating afternoon siesta or a quiet overnight rest, and the private decks are ideal for an energising morning coffee or a relaxing nightcap.