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Moditlo River Lodge

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2 outdoor pools, sun loungers
Minibar, in-room safe, bed sheets
Breakfast, lunch, dinner served; local cuisine, alfresco dining

Overview of Moditlo River Lodge

Moditlo River Lodge

5.0 star property
9.2 out of 10 Wonderful
9.2/10 Wonderful

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Parking included
  • Free WiFi
Moditlo Private Game Reserve, Hoedspruit, Limpopo, 1380

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHoedspruit Endangered Species Centre3 min drive
  • Popular LocationKapama Game Reserve4 min drive
  • Popular LocationNyani Cultural Village13 min drive
  • AirportHoedspruit (HDS)15 min drive

Room options

About this area


Located in Hoedspruit, Moditlo River Lodge is in the mountains and on the riverwalk. Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate is another place to visit that comes recommended. Boat tours offers a great chance to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with horse riding and hiking/biking trails nearby.

What's nearby

  • Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre - 3 min drive
  • Kapama Game Reserve - 4 min drive
  • Nyani Cultural Village - 13 min drive
  • Mafunyani Cultural Village - 18 min drive
  • Thornybush Game Reserve - 25 min drive

Getting around

  • Hoedspruit (HDS) - 15 min drive


  • Drakensig - 6 min drive
  • Klaserie One Stop - 12 min walk
  • Boma - 29 min drive
  • Kapama Lounge - 11 min drive

About this property

Moditlo River Lodge

5-star luxury lodge by the river
You can look forward to free full breakfast, a free roundtrip airport shuttle, and game and wildlife viewing at Moditlo River Lodge. Adventurous travelers may like the ecotours at this lodge. Treat yourself to a hot stone massage, a detox wrap, or a facial at Moditlo Spa & Wellness Centre, the onsite spa. The onsite restaurant, Medium Rare, features local cuisine and al fresco dining. Stay connected with free WiFi in public areas, and guests can find other amenities such as a poolside bar and a terrace.
Additional perks include:
  • 2 outdoor pools with sun loungers
  • Free self parking and valet parking
  • A safari, an area shuttle, and a front-desk safe
  • A TV in the lobby, multilingual staff, and a 24-hour front desk
  • Guest reviews speak well of the helpful staff and location
Room features
All 18 rooms include comforts such as air conditioning and separate sitting areas, as well as perks like safes and minibars. Guests reviews give good marks for the comfortable rooms at the property.
More amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with rainfall showers and deep soaking tubs
  • Wardrobes/closets, separate sitting areas, and refrigerators


Afrikaans, English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • 24-hour free roundtrip airport shuttle on request
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free self parking on site
  • Free valet parking on site

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • A poolside bar
  • A restaurant
  • Coffee and tea in common areas
  • Couples/private dining

Restaurants on site

  • Medium Rare

Things to do

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • 24-hour gym
  • Ecotours
  • Full-service spa
  • Game drive
  • Game viewing
  • Safari
  • TV in common areas


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe at front desk

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Multilingual staff
  • Proposal/romance packages
  • Tour and ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services


  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • In a regional park
  • In the mountains
  • On a river
  • Pool loungers
  • Terrace

Full-service spa

  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body wraps
  • Deep-tissue massages
  • Detox wraps
  • Facials
  • Hot stone massages
  • Manicures/pedicures
  • Mud bath
  • Spa open daily
  • Swedish massages


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility available in select rooms
  • No elevator


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Bedsheets provided


  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Partially-open bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Slippers
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Minibar
  • Refrigerator
  • Room service


  • Air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Safe
  • Separate sitting area

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Check-in from 2 PM - 7:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Express check-in available
Minimum check-in age: 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport; guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 7:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children 7 and younger are not allowed at this property; All guests older than 7 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Destination fee: ZAR 225 per person, per night. This fee does not apply to children under 8 years of age.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

This property is located in Moditlo Private Game Reserve. The mandatory destination fee comprises the conservation fee required for game reserve entry.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a security system, and a first aid kit
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
The seasonal pool will be open from January to December
Children 7 years old and younger are not permitted at this property
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

National rating

Quality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.

Property is also known as

Moditlo Lodge
Moditlo River
Moditlo River Hoedspruit
Moditlo River Lodge
Moditlo River Lodge Hoedspruit
Moditlo River Lodge Lodge
Moditlo River Lodge Hoedspruit
Moditlo River Lodge Lodge Hoedspruit

Frequently asked questions

Does Moditlo River Lodge have a pool?

Yes, this property has 2 outdoor pools.

How much does it cost to stay at Moditlo River Lodge?

As of Jun 4, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Moditlo River Lodge on Jun 5, 2023 start from $635.83, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Moditlo River Lodge pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Moditlo River Lodge?

Self parking and valet parking are free at this property.

What time is check-in at Moditlo River Lodge?

Check-in is from 2 PM - 7:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Moditlo River Lodge?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Does Moditlo River Lodge provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's a free airport shuttle that runs on request.

Where is Moditlo River Lodge located?

Situated on the riverwalk, this luxury lodge is 10.5 mi (16.9 km) from Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate and 26 mi (41.9 km) from Timbavati Game Reserve.




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10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Excellent women's day outinh with Sweetie
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

10/10 Excellent

Sherence, nelspruit

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Awesome experience
It was amazingly beautiful and peaceful. Friendly staff, excellent service and warmly welcome
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

8/10 Good


Friendly place
Perfect stay!
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2018

10/10 Excellent

Mark P, Germany

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
magical place
the lodge really feels like you are visiting relatives. You are always welcome in a relaxed atmosphere. Rooms are wonderful and you really get a good sense of your surroundings.

10/10 Excellent

charles, Uk / SA

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Fantastic lodge experience
We spent three nights at Moditlo Lodge in April 2016 as an end to our holiday. From the moment we arrived we received absolutely excellent service in every single way. From the hotel staff who were helpful, friendly and polite to our beautifully decorated room which was clean and comfortable to the game drives that were exciting, interesting and insightful. Both my wife and I are both qualified Game Rangers ourselves (FGASA) and have spent extensive time in the bush and at various lodges and we were so impressed with every single aspect of Moditlo Lodge during our stay. I would recommend this new lodge to anyone and everyone. It manges to encompass an intimate feel with the luxuries of a big lodge. This lodge has the potential, and indeed is on the way, to being one of the great lodges of SA.

8/10 Good

Verified traveler

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

10/10 Excellent

Star, Missouri

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
We took a tour of Africa, 4 hotels in 4 cities, 2 countries and I can not express how well the staff and accommodations are. An outstanding hotel that left our group of 7 in awe...we'll be talking about it for years to come!!

8/10 Good

Verified traveler

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Moditlo River Lodge. Worth the visit
The property is new modern and well maintained. The staff was very friendly and attentive. Food was good not great. The driver guide and tracker were exceptional. They got the most out of a reserve with a smaller animal population.

8/10 Good

Verified traveler

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
A South African' s experience
Very comfortable and staff very attentive. The bomas is great but those chairs with their own little tables are too formal awkward and unstable. The sound of traffic esp the train hooting is very unfortunate as it spoils the bush experience. Game drive, too fast to catch up to a maybe sighting and I have never enjoyed crashing through bush, which is thick there, in order to see an animal, most particularly Donna river bed. It damages the environment as well as spoiling it for the people who own houses along the river bed.

10/10 Excellent

lex, h

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
AMAZING lodge!
My husband and I had a WONDERFUL time here! The staff was so incredibly sweet, it was our honeymoon and they set heart shaped roses on the bed with champagne. The game drives were amazing! Our first morning a herd of elephants walked right past our suv and we also stumbled upon a group of giraffes! Walter was our field guide and Bennett was our tracker- both great and personable guys that worked really hard to find animals for us. We saw: hippos, giraffes, elephants, kudu, impalas, wildabeast (not sure how to spell that!) worthog, mongoose, zebras, antelope, vultures, Zulu, monkeys and baboons. I know I'm missing a few animals but those were the highlights! The food was also delicious, I'm a vegetarian and they were very accommodating. Our second night, we had a really cool cookout in a boma and it was a great way to interact with the other guests and eat some traditional South African cuisine. I really can't rave enough. I picked this lodge because it looked beautiful and we really wanted a lodge that was luxurious but not so much a resort that the reserve and purpose for being there got lost. I highly recommend this lodge!!!