The Moditlo Estate and Private game reserve is 12000 hectares, and is situated 12    kilometers from Hoedspruit in the Limpopo province, between Hoedspruit and Klaserie on the R40 to Nelspruit. This area; known as the Valley of the Olifants; is superbly located just 30km from the Kruger National Park, and borders Kapama Game Reserve to its eastern side, the Drakensberg Mountains to its west, and falls into the southern/central region of the Greater Kruger biosphere.

Moditlo is made up of three farms namely Moria, Hoedspruit and Riversdale, and consists of two distinct types of eco-zones; the Thornyveld found in the northern part and the Bushwillow woodlands found in the southern part. The reserve boasts the ‘Big 5’ including a number of other wild game species such as cheetah, hyena, wild dog, black-backed jackal, kudu, giraffe, impala, duiker, bushbuck, and nyala. Two perennial rivers run through the length of the Reserve providing attractive riverine habitat with magnificent trees such as Weeping Boerboon, Jackalberry, Sycamore Fig and Ana trees. The bushveld plains comprise of Combretum and Marula type veld mixed with acacia and large well grassed areas. The excellent diversity of the habitat provides some of the best and most attractive ‘game country’ in the area.

There are a total of 450 Full title stands averaging 1 ha each. Some of the stands are laid out along the rivers offering river views, while other stands are set in carousels around a central waterhole offering mountain views.

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Moditlo is truly for the person who enjoys the wildness and excitement of living on a ‘Big 5’ game estate, and offers a rare opportunity to dwell in luxurious standards of comfort balanced with the sounds and smells of a rich bush environment.

This estate offers good game sightings, as it is well stocked, as well as several dams, two seasonal rivers, good views, prolific birdlife and the privacy of the bush.

Moditlo is conveniently situated 12km from Hoedspruit International Airport (Eastgate Airport), which can handle all aircraft currently known to aviation. Flights run twice daily from Johannesburg to Moditlo, with a quick flight time of only one hour. You can also opt to take a train or even drive by car or bus to Moditlo from Johannesburg, and absorb the beautiful and stunning scenery along the 4 ½ hour journey.

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Excellent 24-hour manned security offers owners peace of mind and allows a lifestyle of hassle-free living, as a permanent residence or as a ‘lock-up-and-go’ investment. All homeowners are required to carry access permits on their vehicles, and visitors need arranged permission to enter the estate. Temporary permits can be arranged for visitors that are staying overnight while day visitors must sign in at the gate.


Moditlo boasts a modern state of the art infrastructure, with water and electricity networks being installed underground. Power is supplied by Eskom, and water is supplied by individual water supply to a pressure tank on top of the reservoir.

Roads are well maintained dirt roads constructed with a compacted and rolled G5 gravel top layer, and there is a 30 km/h speed limit on all roads in the reserve.

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Moditlo is managed by an estate manager who ensures daily running and maintenance     of the estate.

A Wilderness area of 1,300 ha within the reserve has been designated as ‘a game only area’ where there will be no development, and roads are specifically designed to lead to dead-ends to prevent vehicles from passing through, to ensure peace and privacy.

Access to this area is only accessible by game viewing vehicle, and you are able to go on guided game drives. In addition, owners have traversing rights over the rest of the reserve.

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Architectural guidelines are in place and are aesthetically designed to reflect a game lodge ‘look and feel’ to the estate. A Home Owners Association exists to ensure harmonious development and minimum disturbance to wildlife, nature and local residents, and therefore no pets are allowed on the estate. There are no commercial rights available on the estate, and rental of housing is only permitted if it is long term.

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