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Restaurants

Dining at the Moditlo River Lodge

Moditlo River Lodge, South Africa, has a relaxed approach to meal time and are flexible in accommodating the dietary needs of their guests. Lunch is in a colonial-style high tea - a leisurely affair where guests can sample a selection of sweet and savoury dishes.

Medium Rare Restaurant

Medium Rare at Moditlo River Lodge, Limpopo Province, serves mouth-watering delicacies that are prepared in front of guests by the inspired chefs.  Dinner is taken either in the thatched dining area or the boma - beneath a veil of twinkling stars - depending on the weather.  Round off your day with a choice of spirits and wines from the extensive bar selection

Spa

Spa Facilities

The Moditlo River Lodge in the Blue Canyon Conservancy, Limpopo, assists guests in further enhancing their relaxation with pampering spa and beauty treatments by trained wellness and beauty therapists.

Activities, Sports & Leisure

Swimming

Limpopo's Moditlo River Lodge has a beautiful swimming pool, surrounded by a teak deck furnished with comfortable sun loungers on which to drift off or enjoy a refreshing cocktail for the nearby cocktail lapa.

Safari excursions

In the care of an experienced professional field guide, you may join twice-daily game drives in open safari vehicles.  Your guides are well-versed in the ways of the wilds and trained to enhance the overall viewing experience with their in-depth knowledge of the area and its’ inhabitants.

You may also opt to set out on foot in their company, where they will show you some of the smaller treats that are often missed while in a vehicle.  Both options offer fantastic photographic opportunities, and the area is also excellent for bird-watching.

Spa treatments

South Africa's Moditlo River Lodge will assist in further enhancing your relaxation with a luxurious pampering by trained wellness and beauty therapists.

Nearby activities
  • Day tour to Kruger National Park
  • Bush walks in Kruger National Park
  • Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
  • Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre
  • Blyde River Canyon boat cruise
  • Elephant interactions
  • Hot air ballooning.
Nearby attractions
  • The Panorama Route
  • Blyde River Canyon
  • Kruger National Park.

Facilities

Day Itinerary

Day Itinerary (Seasonal sample, subject to change):

  • 05h30 - Wake-up & morning tea
  • 06h00 - Morning Safari departure
  • 09h00 - Return to Main Lodge for breakfast
  • 13h00 - Lunch/High Tea
  • 16h00 - Afternoon Safari departure
  • 19h00 - Return to Main Lodge
  • 19h30 - Dinner.

Services

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
Business Services
  • Hotel Wi-Fi
  • Wireless Internet access in public areas
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Babysitting
  • Braai & Barbeque
  • Housekeeping service
  • Individual climate controlled room
  • Laundry services
  • Massage treatments
  • Porters
  • Safari drives
  • Safety deposit box
  • Tours & Transfers on Request
  • Wake-up call
  • Walking safaris
  • Wellness & Beauty treatments
Malaria Status and Animals
    • guests are advised to consult their doctor prior to visiting regarding prophylactics
    • long-sleeve clothing is recommended for evenings along with mosquito repellent
    • rangers will escort clients to their rooms on request.
Children Policy
    • Moditlo River Lodge is family friendly
    • children older than 8 years are welcome
    • one child from 8 to 11 years is charged 50 % of the room stay per night and person in an extra bed
    • one older child or adult is charged 100 % of the room stay per night and person in an extra bed
    • the maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1
    • any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management
    • additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay
    • baby-sitting service is available on request.

Available Rooms

Luxury Double Room

# Rooms:
16

Accommodation at the Moditlo River Lodge in South Africa consists of 16 (four twins and 12 double) beautifully designed rooms that are dressed with quiet luxury.

Each of the rooms has been sensitively placed on the grounds in consideration of the environment and are connected to the main lodge building by raised walkways that help minimize the ecological footprint.

 Lodge Room features:

  •  Private
  •  Air-conditioned
  •  En-suite bathrooms
  •  Mini bar/refrigerator
  •  Viewing deck
  •  Safes
  •  Daily housekeeping.
Single Room R5130
Double Room R9120

Luxury Twin Room

# Rooms:
16

Accommodation at the Moditlo River Lodge in South Africa consists of 16 (four twins and 12 double) beautifully designed rooms that are dressed with quiet luxury.

Each of the rooms has been sensitively placed on the grounds in consideration of the environment and are connected to the main lodge building by raised walkways that help minimize the ecological footprint.

 Lodge Room features:

  •  Private
  •  Air-conditioned
  •  En-suite bathrooms
  •  Mini bar/refrigerator
  •  Viewing deck
  •  Safes
  •  Daily housekeeping.
Single Room R5130
Double Room R9120
 

GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -24.481627

Longitude: 31.030039

Directions

Directions to the Moditlo River Lodge from Hoedspruit:

Take the R40 from Hoedspruit in the direction of Klaserie and Eastgate Airport.
Moditlo Private Game Reserve entrance is 16km from Hoedspruit on the right-hand side, (pass the Kapama main gate on the left).
Once you enter the reserve, follow the Moditlo River Lodge signage to the Main Lodge.

Directions to the Moditlo River Lodge from Eastgate Airport:

Turn right at the airport gate in the direction of Hoedspruit.
When you get to the T-junction just past the control gate turn left onto the R40 in the direction of Klaserie.
The Moditlo Private Game Reserve main entrance is 10 km from the T-junction on the right-hand side.
Once you enter the reserve, follow the Moditlo River Lodge signage to the Main Lodge.

Directions to the Moditlo River Lodge from Orpen Gate:

When leaving Kruger National Park, continue in the direction of Hoedspruit.
After 40 km you will get to a T-junction, here you turn right in the direction of Phalaborwa/Klaserie.
After 1 km turns right onto the R40 in the direction of Phalaborwa/Hoedspruit.
The main entrance to Moditlo Private Game Reserve will be on the left-hand side after 5km.
Once you enter the reserve, follow the Moditlo River Lodge signage to the Main Lodge.


Access to the Moditlo River Lodge by air:

The Moditlo River Lodge is situated a mere 16km from Eastgate Airport and offers transfers between the airport and the Lodge in open game-viewing vehicles. This way guests are treated to a game drive even before they have unpacked their bags.

- Book a connection flight to Eastgate Airport (Hoedspruit) from O.R. Tambo Internation Airport OR book a direct flight from Cape Town via SA Express. Alternatively, enquire about private charters.
- Confirm your arrival date and time with Moditlo.
- Disembark to find your exclusive ranger escort at your service.

Please note that transfers to and from Eastgate Airport are inclusive of the day rate and require to be pre-booked. Transfers from other areas are also available at an extra cost.
The Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge is situated 10 kilometers north of Hoedspruit in the Lowveld area of the Limpopo Province of South Africa. The lodge is easily accessible, being only 7kms off the R40, a major road along the western boundary of the Kruger National Park. The safari lodge is between the Orpen and Phalaborwa Gates of the Kruger National Park, and is not far from the magnificent "Panorama Route", along the Drakensberg Escarpment.

The lodge forms part of the Balule Nature Reserve, a 50 000-hectare conservation area bordered by the Olifants River to the North, Klaserie Nature Reserve and the Kruger National Park to the east and the R40 national road to the west. Balule is incorporated into the Greater Kruger National Park Management Area. This lodge has exclusive traversing rights over some 2 500 hectares, and have joint traversing over a further 5 000 hectares.

The Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge is situated in the 55 000 hectare Balule Nature Reserve, which is part of the Greater Kruger Park. Animals can be observed in their natural surroundings, in a pristine ecosystem. The Lodge conducts game drives and foot safaris with competent and enthusiastic guides. The camps are unfenced and allow for a wonderful bush experience.

Accommodation

The Safari Lodge is the main camp and features six twin or double-bedded thatched rondawels, all of which are en suite. The Mohlabetsi Lodge provides 2 Family Chalets, which are interleading twin and double rooms, each with their own facilities.

The rooms at the Lodge are comfortably appointed and are of a 4 star TGCSA ( Tourism Grading Council of South Africa ) standard. The lodge features a large trophy room and lounge, with many interesting artifacts and wood carvings, an outdoor bar and lounge with wonderful views over the bushveld and a well frequented waterhole, an indoor dining room and a boma, where campfire dinners are served.

The Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge offers its guests access to its swimming pool. Guests may also enjoy massages in the "Tranquility Lapa" with a wonderful bush ambiance. The lodge offers star gazing experiences in the evenings, using well-informed guides and powerful laser pointers as well as an 8'' telescope.

Safaris & Game drives

Game drives depart the lodge in the late afternoon, carrying on into the evening. Guests are taken in open Land Rovers, and a sundowner stop is enjoyed before the flashlights are used. Animals are plentiful and are well used to vehicles, so sightings of game are an exciting adventure and often include the "Big 5".

The guests are returned to the lodge for dinner about an hour after sunset. Dinners are innovative and served around the campfire of the reed boma. The lodge takes guests for safari drives and guided bush walks in the morning at sunrise, and return for breakfast after about three to four hours.

Tranquility Lapa

The Tranquility Lapa is situated in a quiet area of the Lodge and offers relaxing massages during the day. Guests are invited to enjoy an Aromatherapy Massage, with only the sounds of nature to provide background music.

Location
 Balule Nature Reserve
 Greater Kruger Park, Hoedspruit Region, Limpopo (Northern) Province
 South Africa

Access to the lodge
 Nearest airport - Eastgate (Hoedspruit HDS) distance to airport - 25 kms
 Nearest bus terminal - Hoedspruit distance to terminal - 17 kms
 Nearest railway station - Hoedspruit distance to station - 17 kms
 Nearest major town - Hoedspruit distance to town - 17 kms.

Parking

On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

5 Star