Modimolle is a small farming town in South Africa's most northern province, Limpopo. This province is renowned in South Africa as an agricultural producer and a popular area among tourists, contributing a large percentage to South Africa's tourism revenue. Modimolle is no exception - a healthy farming community known for citrus, grapes and cattle. It is also on the doorstep of some of South Africa's finest game reserves, and of course there's the Waterberg Massif too.
Modimolle has only been known as such since 2002. Previously it was named Nylstroom, which translates to 'Nile Stream' from Afrikaans. Nylstroom, as it was then, was established in the 1860's when a group of Dutch trekkers in search of the 'Holy Land' and convinced themselves this was the biblical Nile River they were seeing. Furthermore they believed that a natural hillock was in fact the remnants of a pyramid. Believing they'd found what they were looking for, they stayed and developed a town.
However, it turned out, as it was inevitably going to, that the river wasn't actually the Nile and the 'pyramid' was actually a hill known to Tswana locals as Modimolle or Modimo o lle, meaning 'God has eaten'. Hence the town's current name.
Modimolle lies at the southern tip of the Waterberg Massif, a UNESCO-declared biosphere reserve. This attracts many tourists to the area thanks to its ancient butte and bluff landforms formed by years of riverine erosion. The landscape is beautiful and supports a host of wildlife from giraffe and kudu to rhino, lion, hyena and leopard, all found within designated game reserves in the Waterberg region, just outside Modimolle, making the town the perfect gateway to experience some of South Africa's most pristine natural attractions.
Free Accommodation Winner
Samuel Fourie won a booking to the value of R10350 at Zwahili Game Lodge
What great news! Getting the full accommodation refunded is absolutely amazing. The whole experience from booking the accommodation to confirmation, directions and additional information was very positive. The stay at Zwahili was really great and to then be refunded the full amount is more than I could ever ask for. A great thank you to Sleeping-Out and Zwahili!
How can you Win Free Accommodation?
Get your stay free!
From R290* unit
- Lowest Price Guarantee
Come and enjoy the tranquil bushveldt and African sunsets while relaxing at your luxury camp site. The Groot Nyl River is part of the upper feeding area of the Nylsvlei flood plain which is the larges... Read More
Get your stay free!
Jakkalskuur offers a unique bushveld experience. With jacuzzi and our 8-place camping site for groups.
Our camping site offers basic electricity, with single ablution and wash-up, as well as three ... Read More
Get your stay free!
One of South Africa's Top Bush Boutique Lodges.
The exclusive Zebras Crossing is one of South Africa's top Bush Boutique Hotels, situated only 180km (less than 2 hours drive) from Johannesburg int... Read More
Escape to the Gorgeous Gecko Guesthouse in the heart of the malaria-free Waterberg Bushveld. Be our guests in this tranquil world of luxury and comfort just 90 minutes from Gauteng. Here, at last, you... Read More
Escape to the tranquility of the Waterberg, with 3,000 hectares to explore. Indulge in the beauty of nature with deep gorges and clear rock pools.
Unique Fauna & Flora abound in this bird-watchers an... Read More
Waterberg Rest is the ideal family getaway for golfers and nature lovers. Just 1 hour from Gauteng. 28km north of Bela-Bela (Warmbaths)
The bedooms are lovely and has en-suite bathrooms. There a... Read More
Mapo Zulu Lodge is situated in the town of Modimolle in South Africa's Limpopo Province, and offers comfortable accommodation ideal for both business and leisure travellers.
Accommodation is offered ... Read More
Get away from the crowds and relax at our exclusive lodge in the bushveld. Jan and Ronel Rautenbach, your hosts, welcomes you to Pumula lodge, where we strive to make our Guests feel at home with exc... Read More
Abba Game Lodge is situated in the Waterberg Mountains, some 17km North of Modimolle (Nylstroom) offering self catering accommodation in beautifully appointed thatched Chalets as well as Caravan and C... Read More
The heart of Modimolle Holiday Resort is family. We want to be part of the memories you and your family make. Ideal for your weekend getaway, annual vacation, family gathering, church rallies, school ... Read More
Looking for a room? Find it here?
Broadcast your accommodation requirements to our database of hotels and lodges.
Price Range comparison
In order to provide meaningful price comparisons this website compares the Per Person Sharing Rate or, where this is not available, the Average Price Per Person for a unit, based on its maximum occupancy.
When Homes and Villas are selected as the search criteria, the full daily rate for the unit is used for price comparison and display irrespective of the number of people the unit sleeps.
* This accommodation is only available as a unit. It has been included in these search results as the average price per person based on maximum occupancy falls within the selected price range. However, the price displayed is the full unit price.