Moditlo Private Game Reserve | South Africa | Wild Safari Guide

Moditlo Private Game Reserve is nestled in the heart of the Blue Canyon Conservancy near Hoedspruit in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. The Reserve spans 7,500 acres and forms an important part of the Blue Canyon Private Game Reserve. Close to the Greater Kruger National Park, Moditlo boasts impressive fauna and flora, providing an incredible safari experience in the great outdoors of South Africa.

To the west of the game reserve, the exceptional Drakensberg Mountains form the backdrop to this safari destination, while Kapama Game Reserve borders Moditlo to the east. The reserve is home to over 40 species of mammals and 400 birdlife species, including four of the Big Five, the rare African wild dog, and the elusive cheetah.

Moditlo Game Reserve is accessible both by road and air. The nearest airport is Eastgate Airport in Hoedspruit which is less than 20 kilometres away, making the game reserve an ideal weekend getaway destination. Airport shuttle transfers can be arranged with one of the lodges in the game reserve, so safari-goers flying in should prearrange this with their hosts.


Q Is there cellphone reception at the game reserve?

Yes, there is. However, signal strength varies between the different networks.

Q Is Moditlo a Malaria-free zone?

The area is considered a low-risk malaria area. Always consult with your doctor or travel clinic before travelling to a malaria area.

Q Is it safe?

Moditlo Private Game Reserve is a game area where wildlife roams freely, so guests should always be aware. The reserve takes every precaution to ensure the safety of safari-goers both on a safari and at the lodge.

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Moditlo Private Game Reserve is nestled close to the Greater Kruger National Park and is home to an abundance of wildlife, birdlife, and plant life. Home to exceptional African game species, safari-goers will enjoy a memorable stay here. Wildlife species include lions, African elephants, rhinos, hippos, and members of the Big Cats—leopards and cheetahs.

Furthermore, there is a pack of African wild dogs that calls the reserve home. Over 400 species of bird have been recorded at Moditlo, so birding enthusiasts can expect an incredible experience, spotting the likes of the martial eagle, southern ground hornbill, the giant eagle owl, the spotted eagle owl, and the fiery-necked nightjar.

As a general rule of thumb in South Africa, the dry season provides the ultimate wildlife viewing opportunities. The dry season occurs in the winter months from May to September and is when the vegetation in the area thins out, and wildlife seeks out water sources. Summer months bring around the wet season and are the ideal months for bird watching, so avid birders should come prepared for a spectacular show.

A safari at Moditlo will leave travellers reeling from one of the greatest outdoor adventures on the list. Guided game drives are led by experienced rangers that offer insight into the magical surroundings of the game reserve. Wildlife viewing opportunities are incredible, and safari-goers can expect to see an abundance of wildlife while enjoying the comfort of the open-air vehicle. Hot air balloon rides are at the top of safari bucket lists and considered a family-friendly safari experience. Travellers can marvel at the vast open plains—home to the Big Five and a myriad of other wildlife species roaming freely.

Other safari activities and attractions include the Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, the Blyde River Canyon route that offers scenic views unlike any other, and incredible spa experiences in the heart of nature.

Moditlo Private Game Reserve sits in the heart of the Blue Canyon Conservancy and has luxury accommodation for those looking to get back in touch with nature without forgoing the creature comforts of home. Amenities and facilities at the lodge include Wi-Fi, satellite TV, a swimming pool, and airport shuttle services.

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