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Modimolle - Nylstroom

Modimolle used to be known as Nylstroom. Nylstroom is what a religious sect, the Jerusalemgangers, called the Mogalakwena River after spotting a pyramid-shaped outline on the horizon. The "pyramid" turned out to be a hill called Kranskop.

Modimolle is the principal town of the Waterberg district and crops are grown under irrigation. Groundnuts is a popular crop and visitors may observe how the nuts are sorted and how the nuts are turned into peanut butter.

The Modimolle area offers accommodation in the form of self-catering lodges. There are private game reserves in the Modimolle area. Visitors will most probably see game like Nyala, Sable Antelope, Buffalo and if you are lucky you may see some elusive leopard.

Activities in the Modimolle area include guided 4x4 challenge trails, horse riding, hiking , game drives and onsite hunting. For the birdwatchers a visit to Nylsvlei, one of South Africa's largest wetlands, may prove interesting.

Facilities in the Modimolle area include onsite swimming, restaurant, braai/barbeque area, and easy wheelchair access.

Modimolle, formerly known as Nylstroom, is a town located in the Waterberg District of Limpopo Province, South Africa.

Here are five things to see and do in and around Modimolle:

  1. Nylsvley Nature Reserve:
    Birdwatching: Nylsvley is a renowned Ramsar Wetland of International Importance and a haven for birdwatchers. It boasts over 400 bird species, including rare and endangered birds.
    Walking Trails: Explore the reserve on foot along the network of walking trails, which offer opportunities to observe wildlife such as antelope, zebra, and small mammals.

  2. Waterberg Zipline Adventures:
    Adventure Activities: Experience an adrenaline rush at Waterberg Zipline Adventures, located in the nearby Waterberg Mountains. Soar through the treetops on exhilarating zipline tours and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes.
    Canopy Tours: The canopy tours provide a unique perspective of the indigenous forest and its diverse flora and fauna.

  3. Euphoria Golf Estate & Hydro:
    Golfing: Play a round of golf at the Euphoria Golf Estate, a championship golf course designed by Annika Sörenstam. The course offers challenging holes and stunning views of the Waterberg Mountains.
    Spa and Wellness: Relax and rejuvenate at the hydro and spa facilities, which offer a range of treatments, massages, and wellness programs.

  4. Nylstroom Hot Springs:
    Natural Springs: Visit the Nylstroom Hot Springs, located about 10 kilometers from Modimolle. These natural mineral springs are believed to have therapeutic properties and are popular for relaxation and bathing.
    Picnic and Braai Areas: Enjoy a day out in nature with family and friends at the picnic and braai facilities surrounding the hot springs.

  5. Waterberg Biosphere Reserve:
    Conservation Area: Discover the rich biodiversity of the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO-designated biosphere reserve. The reserve is home to a variety of wildlife, including the Big Five, and offers opportunities for game drives, guided walks, and eco-tourism experiences.
    Cultural Heritage: Learn about the cultural heritage of the local communities and their traditional way of life. Visit cultural sites and interact with community members to gain insights into their customs and traditions.

These attractions showcase the natural beauty, outdoor adventure opportunities, and cultural heritage of Modimolle and its surrounding areas in Limpopo Province.






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