Moditlo River Lodge

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NEAREST AIRPORT Eastgate Airport (Hoedspruit)
TRAVEL TIME 30 minutes
  • Accommodation in a luxury air conditioned room.
  • All meals, welcome drink, 2 game drives per day (drinks on game drive included).
  • Return transfers between Moditlo River Lodge and Hoedspruit Airport (Eastgate)
  • VAT @ 15%


  • All unspecified beverages, laundry, curio purchases.
  • Conservation levy, per person per night : (2019 = R210) / (2020 = R225) / (2021 = R245)
  • Day excursions, wellness treatments, all other ground transfers, gratuities.
  • Exclusive use of game drive vehicle (R4500 per day) / Venue exclusivity.
  • Please note that guests will be required to sign an Indemnity form on arrival at the lodge.
  • Guests are welcome to arrive in time for lunch, however rooms check-in will only be at 14H00.Check out time is 11H00.
  • We welcome children from 8 years and older. A child aged between and including 8 – 11 years sharing a room with two full paying adults, will pay 50 % of the per person sharing rate. Children over 12 years of age pay the full adult rate. Children in their own room will pay the standard adult rates. Children are allowed on game drives at the manager’s discretion. Private vehicle may also be booked for families with small children.
  • All extras to be settled directly at the lodge.
  • Minimum 2 night stay over Peak Season.


Moditlo River Lodge sits at the heart of the Blue Canyon Conservancy, a stretch of protected land in close proximity to the world-renowned Greater Kruger National Park, and is home to an astonishing array of fauna and flora.

Named for the gentle beast of the bushveld, Moditlo means ‘place of the elephant’, and the quiet grace of this extraordinary creature echoes throughout the lodge and its surroundings.

At Moditlo we maintain the wild surrounds in which we humbly inhabit.

Moditlo is a celebration of the abundance and variety of animal, bird and plant life that you’ll find in the diverse landscape of the Great Kruger National Park.

Relish your stay in our classically chic accommodation and enjoy the beauty of our glorious slice of African heaven.

The Lodge

Answer the call of the wild without compromising on comfort.

Designed to provide guests with an authentic, yet luxurious African safari experience, the Main Lodge is a spacious structure of warm, natural wood and thatch with ample verandas that wrap around our various dining and entertainment areas. Here you will find a crystal-clear swimming pool, restaurant, curio shop, communal lounges and bar.

Stroll from your room down the meandering wooden walkways to enjoy a relaxing drink beside the pool as the heat of the day settles on the bushveld soil and take a moment to drink in the stark beauty of the African continent.


The Rooms

Sumptuous accommodation can be found in our 18 luxurious rooms, each set at the end of meandering walkways that link to the Main Lodge. Built in accordance with our conservation policy, the locations of the rooms as well as the raised walkways were carefully chosen to ensure that our presence here has the least possible impact on the environment.

Relax in understated elegance, in a cool, calm oasis of crisp, white Percale linen, gentle air-conditioning and utter privacy. Our spacious rooms are the perfect retreat for a refreshing afternoon nap, undisturbed evening slumber and the private decks are an ideal setting for an invigorating morning coffee or peaceful nightcap.


Game Drives & Safari Experiences

WHERE: Moditlo       TIME: Daily       RATING: 8 Years & Older  At Management Discretion
To go on safari is one of the greatest adventures one can experience outdoors and our excellent team of nature guides and trackers will help you encounter the magic of our surrounds. Our guides have been hand-picked for their vast knowledge of the area and its animals and will be more than happy to clarify, inform and discuss any topic at length.


WHERE: Moditlo    TIME: Reservation Essential     RATING: Adults Only
Should you wish to deeply relax at the luxurious setting of the river lodge, why not experience a pampering session like no other at the experienced hands of our wellness therapists at the Moditlo Spa. Let the tranquil sounds of the bush and enriching African ingredients in treatments such as baobab, fynbos and marula, sooth and revive.

The Reserve

WHERE: Moditlo      TIME: Daily     RATING: Family Friendly
Pronounced ‘mo-di-tlo’, we take our name from the herds of majestic elephants that roam the whopping 36,000 acres of African bushveld that make up the reserve.Set within the Blue Canyon Conservancy at the foot of the famous Drakensberg mountain range, Moditlo is near the Greater Kruger National Park.