This private and secure big game estate with the primary objective of preserving the integrity of the African bushveld and wildlife in harmony with nature.

Moditlo Estate is located close to Hoedspruit town (about 12km) between the Drakensberg Northern Escarpment and the world-renowned Kruger National Park.  The local airport is only about 8km away.

Moditlo is made up of three farms, namely Farm Hoedspruit, Farm Riversdale, and Farm Moira.  The two perennial rivers running through the length of the reserve are the Mbezi and the Moditlo, each with two distinct eco-zone types, namely the northern Thornveld eco-zone, and the Bushwillow Woodlands found in the Southern eco-zone.  Moditlo estate is habitat to the most beautiful indigenous trees, which collectively include Jackalberry, Sycamore Fig, Weeping Boer-boon, Leadwood, Tamboti, Marula, and Red Bush Willow trees, to name only a few.


The arresting beauty of the majestic Drakensberg mountain range provides a perfect background in the Western part of the estate.  This low-density 3,300ha estate has 450 Full Title +-1 Hectare (10 000 m2) residential stands and forms part of the vast 15 000 Big 4 Blue Canyon Conservancy area. 


There are more than 40 mammal species, more than 300 bird species, and over 50 indigenous tree species.  Due to excellent and well-grassed veld conditions, Moditlo estate is home to a wide variety of free-roaming plains and big game which include Elephants, Lion, Waterbuck, Bushpig, Wildebeest, Zebra, Giraffe, Kudu, Nyala, Duiker, Impala, Leopard, Steenbok, Warthog, Spotted Hyenas, Caracals, Black-Backed Jackal, Cheetahs, and Rhinos, among dozens of others including small five species.   

Moditlo Estate enjoys a high-level infrastructure which includes excellent estate management, underground powered electrical reticulation, well-maintained dirt roads, generous borehole water supply via an automated telemetric system, and excellent 24-hour manned security.


The purpose of these design guidelines is to encourage individual creativity within a unity of materials and finishes, ensuring that the overall development harmonizes and creates a balanced lifestyle for all residents.  For example, the design of the dwelling unit and the entire stand must show sensitivity to the existing natural features, flora, and topography.  The collective pride in the Estate depends to a large extent on the contribution made by every owner in creating and maintaining a pleasing appearance on their own property and thereby of the Estate as a whole.

The primary intention of the provisions is to ensure that all building activity occurs with the least possible disruption to other owners/residents and on the environment. The built environment on the estate is to project a game lodge visual effect with strict control in terms of the architectural rules as listed. A well established Home Owners Association is in place to provide a high-quality lifestyle for residents, with estate rules to protect and maintain this beautiful lifestyle.  The members (property owners) of the Association are responsible for ensuring that members of their families, tenants, visitors, friends, invitees, and all their employees abide by and respect the rules to ensure a happy and harmonious lifestyle where residents can enjoy their private property as well as the common areas and other facilities within the Reserve.


Some of the architectural guidelines and rules include, and in no particular order:

  • All building plans must be in accordance with the Design Guidelines and Architectural Guidelines applicable to the Estate and must be approved by the Architectural Committee.

  • The prescribed house size is 150m² to 500m² calculated on the encased area. 

  • The number of dwellings that may be erected on a stand is a maximum of  5 bedrooms or 10 beds (including staff accommodation) per site.

  • Double story dwellings are not allowed.

  • All pitched roof coverings to dwellings must be thatch or a tile equivalent thereof and at a minimum 45 degrees pitch for thatch and 15 degrees for tiles. 

  • In keeping with the indigenous nature and character of the estate, exotic plants are not permitted.

  • All buildings are required to be connected with timber walkways raised above the ground or concrete slabs simulating timber or pavers to match the walls. 

  • ​No vehicles are permitted to drive over open spaces in the field and members shall obey such signage signifying areas, roads, and game viewing paths.

  • Animals shall at all times have right of way on all roads and within the Reserve. 

  • No member, resident, or occupier of a Portion or any entrant to the Reserve shall bring any animal, reptile, bird, or pet onto any portion or onto the common property or introduce any such animal, reptile, bird, or pet onto the Reserve.

  • Strictly no pets  - no dogs, cats, or birds are allowed.

  • Members, residents, guests, or invitees are not permitted to chase, hunt, shoot, trap, fish, or in any way interfere with the indigenous wildlife of the Reserve.​

  • Not allowed to create any feeding or drinking point for the game, nor feed any animal or birds on the Reserve;

  • Not allowed to collect or take anything from the Reserve, including any wood, stones, flora, fauna, or the remains of fauna or remove any artifacts conserved within any heritage site.

  • Not to destroy or damage any flora in the Reserve or to remove any flora from the Reserve, and not to disturb or allow the disturbance of the fauna in the reserve.

  • Commercial activities are not allowed unless members/residents have been afforded such rights.



Office 16 - Maroela Park, 53 Koedoe Street, Hoedspruit, 1380, South Africa

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