In the heart of the bushveld, some 130 km north of Pretoria, a pleasant surprise awaits the visitor. Modimolle is a lovely place, surrounded by splendid hot mineral springs, peaceful nature reserves and a choice of game farms.

A town with abundant water supply, situated in a district in which fountains, marshes and streams create a lush, green scenery.

As main town of the well-known Waterberg District, Modimolle boasts numerous pleasures of the countryside; from shady parks and gardens to modern sports facilities such as golf, squash, bowling, tennis and jukskei.

The Nyl (Nile) River flows near the town. This North-flowing river owes its name to the historic Jerusalem pilgrims, who, on their journey to the north, thought that they had reached Egypt.

To complete this picture of abundance, visitors and residents can treat themselves to the juicy fruit and crunchy fresh vegetables on offer at the farmers' market.

Modimolle particularly specialises in growing delicious table grapes, which are available at the beginning of December.


Donkerpoort Dam
11km northwest of the town on the R517. A popular fishing spot for carp, bream, black bass and barbel.

Modimolle Museum
Charts the town's history and that of town resident JG Strijdom, one of the Apartheid Government's leaders.

Nylsvlei Bird and Nature Reserve
Situated between Phagameng and Mookgopong is the biggest and best conserved flood plain in South Africa.

Old Locomotive
The original locomotive, bearing the name 'Nylstroom', used on the line between Pretoria and Nylstroom after the line was completed in 1898.

Old Reformed Church
The oldest church north of Pretoria, came into service in 1889.

Strijdom Nature Reserve
On the banks of a river tributary near the town.
Modimolle Modimolle Modimolle Modimolle Modimolle Modimolle
Modimolle Accommodation Map Open Modimolle Location in Mobile Maps

Accommodation Map

Map Place holder
Click to display the map