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, just four kilometres outside the town on the popular R101.
Modimolle Funky Stay 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 budget-conscious business travellers, families and school or church groups.
Modimolle Funky Stay 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.
What distinguishes Modimolle Funky Stay from other overnight accommodation establishments in the area is its ideal Bushveld location in the Waterberg Mountains. Guests are able to stroll among the trees and small ‘koppies’ (hills) in the bush surrounding the hotel.
Driving up a short gravel road to the hotel, grazing cattle and beautiful trees provide a rural ambience. Modimolle Funky Stay comprises three A-frame buildings that house its 14 rooms. These overlook a tranquil pond set in the Bushveld surrounding the hotel.
The hotel has 14 comfortable bedrooms situated in three A-frame buildings. Decorated in cheerful chic style with rustic screed flooring, colourful South African furnishings and decor liven up the interiors. Access to the bedrooms are from the side hallway that runs along the rooms leading from the communal unit entry.
Most of the rooms have twin beds that can be pushed together to create double beds. There are also three single rooms. Each room has its own en-suite bathroom with modern shower, washbasin and toilet. Vibrant colours are cheekily displayed in the wall paintings, scatter cushions, ottoman and throws that adorn the furniture.
Modimolle Funky Stay’s hotel rooms are all non-smoking. They feature tasteful wooden furniture, a desk as well as ample cupboard space with an open closet that fits into the rustic space of the A-frame architecture.
Additional homely touches enhance the basic features of each room to ensure a comfortable overnight stay. These include a coffee/tea maker and flat screen television with select DSTV channels.
Modimolle Funky Stay is aimed primarily at providing no-frills accommodation for those looking for an affordable base or overnight stop. Most guests take the 5-minute drive into Modimolle to eat at one of several eateries in the town.
The hotel does however, have an onsite dining venue where it offers pre-arranged breakfast, lunch and dinner for guests, conference goers and groups as requested. This venue can also be booked for small groups that want to have their own self-catering functions.
In addition, barbeque enthusiasts can enjoy making their favourite meal in the hotel’s outdoor barbeque area. The barbeque boma, located between the hotel buildings, is open to all Modimolle Funky Stay guests. Other hotel facilities include free onsite guest parking, conference facilities for up to 30 people and a farm pool to cool down in summer. Guests can also enjoy bird watching, jogging or walking on the Bushveld trails surrounding the hotel.
Situated on the first floor of one of Modimolle Funky Stay’s A-frame hotel buildings, the new conference hall offers modern conference equipment and flexible seating arrangements for up to 30 delegates. The venue also has a front view of the hotel’s pond that attracts some of the prolific birdlife from the nearby Nylsvley wetlands area.
With its airy white interior, wooden beams and colourful interiors, this is a relaxing place to have a small conference, workshop or team building session. The hall offers standard conference equipment such as a whiteboard, projector etc. Should you need more advanced conference equipment, we can hire it in for your event.
The colourful and very comfortable beanbags lend a warm, fun element to the venue. They enhance the age-old ‘traditional fireplace’ concept of seating people in a circle to encourage teamwork and open spiritedness when sharing and communicating with others.
An added bonus for conference organisers is the hotel’s barbeque boma and large Bushveld grounds that provide ample space to offer a variety of outdoor teambuilding or social activities for conference delegates.
Modimolle Funky Stay is the ideal destination for both large and small weddings.
The beauty of the surrounding bushveld creates the perfect setting for outdoor weddings, easily hosting up to 60 guests. Say "I do" amidst cowering trees, hillocks and country life.
Intimate weddings for smaller groups can be held in the conference room, where the unique venue can be transformed with a red carpet, podium and chairs decorated with tiebacks, flowers and more.
The Restaurant is just a stone throw away and guests will enjoy lunch or dinner in this feel-good setting.