Moditlo River Lodge

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2 outdoor pools, sun loungers
2 outdoor pools, sun loungers
2 outdoor pools, sun loungers

Overview of Moditlo River Lodge

Moditlo River Lodge

5.0 star property

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

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

Explore the area

  • AirportHoedspruit (HDS)15 min drive
  • Popular LocationGod's Window90 min drive
  • Popular LocationLondolozi Game Reserve97 min drive
  • Popular LocationBlyde River Canyon107 min drive

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About this area


Located in Hoedspruit, Moditlo River Lodge is in the mountains and on the riverwalk. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate and Timbavati Game Reserve. Boat tours and swimming offer great chances 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
  • Mafunyani Cultural Village - 18 min drive
  • God's Window - 90 min drive
  • Londolozi Game Reserve - 97 min drive
  • Blyde River Canyon - 107 min drive

Getting around

  • Hoedspruit (HDS) - 15 min drive

About this property

Moditlo River Lodge

Luxury lodge with 2 outdoor pools and full-service spa
2 outdoor pools, a full-service spa, and a restaurant are available at this lodge. Free full breakfast is provided, as well as free WiFi in public areas, free valet parking, and a free airport shuttle. Other amenities include 2 bars/lounges, a 24-hour fitness center, and a poolside bar.
Moditlo River Lodge offers 18 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and slippers. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators, coffee/tea makers, and minibars. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers with deep soaking bathtubs and rainfall showerheads, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.
Guests can experience the thrill of a safari, and take advantage of a 24-hour fitness center. 2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a seasonal outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the lodge's full-service spa, Moditlo Spa & Wellness Centre. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages, and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with a mud bath.

The spa is open daily.

Languages spoken

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), Safe Travels (WTTC - Global), and CovidClean (Safehotels - global expert)

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

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

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily
  • 1 restaurant
  • 2 bars/lounges and 1 poolside bar
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Restaurants on site

  • Medium Rare

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Ecotours
  • Full-service spa
  • Game/wildlife drives
  • Game/wildlife viewing
  • Safari

Family friendly

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator


  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Terrace


  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Detox wraps
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - Swedish
  • Mud bath
  • Spa open daily


  • 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 (select rooms)


  • Couples dining
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Romance packages available
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets


  • Bathroom (partially open)
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Minibar
  • Refrigerator


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Safe
  • Separate sitting area
  • Slippers
  • Turndown service

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Check-in from 2 PM - 7:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Express check-in
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

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

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 23 out of 33 reviews
5 - Excellent 70%
Rating 4 - Good. 9 out of 33 reviews
4 - Good 27%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 33 reviews
3 - Okay 3%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 33 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 33 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

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

4/5 Good

Friendly place
Perfect stay!
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2018

5/5 Excellent

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.

5/5 Excellent

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.

4/5 Good

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

5/5 Excellent

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!!

4/5 Good

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.

4/5 Good

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.

5/5 Excellent

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!!!

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Perfect and comfortable for 1st safari experience
This was our first time in South Africa and our very first safari experience. We received a warm welcome from the very hospitable staff at Moditlo Lodge. The rooms are beautifully decorated and have all the amenities that you would need to stay comfortable. The location gives you the perfect sense of staying close to a safari while being pampered in the luxury of a rustic lodge. They even had a bonfire on Saturday night which was the perfect time to enjoy some interesting steaks and wines while catching up with the other lodge members on their safari experiences. The morning and evening safaris are a great way to gain a safari experience and enjoy sighting the birds and animals in their natural habitat. The highlight of our trip was the lion sighting on our first morning safari. We saw a lioness feasting on her morning kill in the bushes about 8 – 10 feet from the safari van. She was surrounded by a lion and another lioness with her two cubs. It was the perfect start to our first (and definitely not the last) experience on a safari. I think Moditlo has great staff on site. They helped new guests like my husband and myself plan activities outside of the lodge, kept us well informed about activities in the lodge and even attended to our meal preferences. All in all it was one of the most memorable experiences of my life and I can safely say that I will definitely be going back to South Africa and Moditlo River Lodge again.