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
Mountain lodge in Hoedspruit with spa and safari

9,4/10 Exceptional

33 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
The price is R11 722
Price available on 2022/06/29
Moditlo Private Game Reserve, Hoedspruit, Limpopo, 1380
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and 2 bars/lounges
  • Full-service spa
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Free airport shuttle
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Room service
  • Area shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
For families
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Separate sitting area
  • Garden
  • Terrace
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the riverwalk
  • Kapama Game Reserve - 1 min drive
  • Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate - 16 min drive
  • Timbavati Game Reserve - 28 min drive
  • Jessica the Hippo - 41 min drive
  • Orpen Gate - 32 min drive
  • Manyeleti Game Reserve - 43 min drive

Getting around

  • Hoedspruit (HDS) - 15 min drive
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Moditlo River Lodge

Moditlo River Lodge offers a free airport shuttle (available 24 hours). Guests can visit the spa to indulge in deep-tissue massages, body wraps, or facials, and local cuisine is served at Medium Rare, which is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other highlights at this luxurious lodge include 2 outdoor pools, a poolside bar, and a 24-hour fitness center. The helpful staff and location get good marks from fellow travelers.

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.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 18 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (7 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite valet parking


  • Free airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Private dining
  • Room service

What to do

  • Ecotours
  • Safari
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Boat tours nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pool loungers


  • Built in 2013
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Full-service spa


  • In-room accessibility

Languages spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Slippers

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

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

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


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.


Medium Rare - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Destination fee: ZAR 225 per person, per night. This fee does not apply to children under 8 years of age.
This property is located in Moditlo Private Game Reserve. The mandatory destination fee comprises the conservation fee required for game reserve entry.

Optional extras

  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • The seasonal pool is open from January to December

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of:

  • COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)
  • Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
  • CovidClean (Safehotels - global expert)


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.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

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

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

Awesome experience
It was amazingly beautiful and peaceful. Friendly staff, excellent service and warmly welcome
Sherence, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Friendly place
Perfect stay!
Raphael, 3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

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.
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10/10 Exceptional

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.
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8/10 Very good

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10/10 Exceptional

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!!
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8/10 Very good

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.
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8/10 Very good

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.
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10/10 Exceptional

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!!!
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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.
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