Set in the scenic Waterberg Mountains lies the small Bushveld town of Modimolle (previously named Nylstroom). The Sotho name Modimolle refers to the mountain, meaning the ‘God(s) have eaten.’ This tree-rich area is well known for its hiking trails, big game, outdoor adventure activities and birding. The imposing Kranskop Mountain that rises above the surrounding landscape is a natural beacon on the N1 Highway that runs between Pretoria and Polokwane en route to the Kruger National Park.
The bustling town of Modimolle boasts several historic venues and monuments for those who enjoy South Africa’s rich heritage. Here, in the heart of the Bushveld, is Modimolle Funky Stay Backpackers, just four kilometres outside the town on the popular R101.
Modimolle Funky Stay Backpackers offers no-frills, affordable overnight accommodation in colourful rooms within A-frame buildings. With its quirky South African ambience, this small hotel in its Bushveld setting is a convenient base for backpackers, budget-conscious business travellers, families and school or church groups.
Modimolle Funky Stay Backpackers not only offers trouble-free access to the N1 and Modimolle, but is also close to numerous outdoor and adventure activities in the area. Its location – 12 km from the N1 highway – offers easy access to Pretoria, Polokwane and OR Tambo International Airport. While situated close to the R101 to provide convenient access, a row of tall trees lining the road dampens out traffic noise, so that guests can relax overnight to the sounds of the bush.
The R101 also passes other Limpopo establishments in South of Africa’s collection. Guests can therefore also choose to visit any of these Waterberg properties including Shangri-La Country Hotel & Spa (14km outside Modimolle) and Elephant Springs Hotel (in Bela Bela) for a spot of afternoon tea or an unforgettable meal day or night.