Komati Tented Lodge - Nkomazi

Accommodation in Mpumalanga

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At a Glance
Situated along the escarpment region, close to the picturesque town of Barberton, in Mpumalanga, South Africa. The reserve represents a wildlife haven where great natural beauty and the 3.7 billion years of history harmoniously meet.

This region supports free-roaming highveld and lowveld wildlife therefore supporting a unique ecological balance and offering guests magnificent wildlife encounters.

The reserve is situated along the beautiful Baberton-Makhonjwa Mountain range, which is world-renowned as the ‘Genesis of Life’ as its geology includes the best preserved ancient rocks on earth and holds the finest records of the earth’s earliest life-forms.

• Malaria Free
• A mere 3 hour drive from Johannesburg
• Part of the Barberton Greenstone Belt (the mountain land - Makonjwa Mountains - contains some of the earliest rock and life forms - 3 500 million years old)
• The 15 000 hectares game reserve provides a safari, exclusive to Nkomazi guests only
• Unique safari based activities to allow for a complete tailormade experience
• Conservation and wildlife management is done by the awardwinning conservation team of Shamwari Game Reserve
• The reserve is unique in its ability to support both high (oribi, eland, springbok) and lowveld (nyala, kudu, impala) game species
• Situated on the banks of the Komati River, surrounded by towering mountains, broad river valleys and impressive grasslands

Room Description at :

Lodge Facilities
• Dining tent
• Majilis lounge tent with viewing deck
• Outdoor boma dining area
• Relaxation Retreat
• Gift boutique

Tent Configuration
All 10 tents can sleep a maximum of 2 adults per tent.

• 9 King bedded Noble Tents
• 1 Royal Tent with private lounge tent

Tent Features
• Comfort cooling/heating
• Ceiling fan
• International dial telephone
• Tea and coffee making facilities
• En-suite bathroom, with indoor shower
• Outdoor bath
• Private minibar
• Electronic safe
• Hairdryer
• Fitted international adaptors
• Private expansive teak sun decks with private plunge pool


Inclusions / Exclusions

Rates are inclusive of breakfast, lunch, dinner, game drives, guided walks, tea, coffee, water, game drive beverages, welcome lounge transfers at set times, tourism levy and 14% Vat (all other beverages are excluded and can be settled upon departure).

Children travelling: 
- Child rates are applicable to children from 6 years up to and including 9 years; irrespective of whether children are sharing with an adult or staying in their own tent (single or sharing). 0 to 6 year olds are regrettably not allowed at Nkomazi Game Reserve due to safety regulations. 

- Above mentioned rates are inclusive of breakfast, lunch, dinner, game drives, tea, coffee, water, game drive beverages, welcome lounge transfers at set times, tourism levy and 14% Vat (all other beverages are excluded and can be settled upon departure). 

- Persons under the age of 16 years are not permitted on any walking safaris.


Extra information

What To Pack
• Sun block
• Hat/cap
• Walking boots
• Comfortable and casual clothing
• Warm tops for game drives
• Camera (300 - 600mm lenses for good photographs)
• Medication for allergies
• Swimsuit

General Information
• Runway details: Elevation 972m; 1200m in length, 40m width, compacted grass and gravel surface.

Co-ordinates: S 25˚ 57’ 45.05” E 30˚ 41’ 35.23” Ensure to contact Nkomazi Game Reserve with the estimated time of arrival at least 24 hours prior to arrival and on the day of arrival.

• Helicoptor landing area co-ordinates: S 25˚ 56’ 01.24” E 30˚ 44’ 14.11” • No private vehicles are allowed on the reserve therefore guests are transferred from the Welcome Lounge (situated at the Main/Grand Valley gate) to the lodge.
• Arriving guests will be picked up from the Welcome Lounge at 13h00.
• Departing guests will depart the lodge at 11h00 to arrive back at the Welcome Lounge at 11h20.
• Transfers at alternative times will be charged at an additional fee.
• Road transfers can be arranged at an additional cost with reservations.

Guest Activities
Game Drives Interactive game drives, lasting up to 3 hours, take place in the tranquil moods of sunrise and sunset. You are guided by your game ranger in an open game viewing vehicle and you are asked to share any particular interests with your ranger who will try to incorporate these into your game drive. On game drive guests will enjoy a sundowner drink at sunset and coffee/tea at sunrise.

Guided Nature Walks
Qualified walking guides provide the opportunity for guests to experience the excitement of tracking, bird, insect, plant and animal dropping identification. No persons under the age of 16 years are permitted to join the nature walks. Kindly ensure to request this activity at the time of booking accommodation as nature walks are subject to the availability of qualified guides.

With very little light pollution you can have an opportunity to see the stars and make a wish. Stargazing with our “star rangers” and celestron scope is a must!

Fly Fishing
With roughly 30 km of the Komati River running through the reserve, fly fishing can make for a fun and adventurous activity and operates on a catch and release fish basis. Our rangers are on hand to offer some basic tuition and skills. Limited fishing equipment is available on request. Fly fishing is subject to weather and river conditions.

Mountain Biking
Biking at Nkomazi Game Reserve is for one and all! The young and old, fit and the not fit, the experienced off road biker or the very cautious cycler. All you need is energy, an adventurous spirit and a passion for the bush! Guests are provided with a off road bicycle, a safety helmet and water bottle.

Guests are transported to a launch site; or if you are brave enough to take on the mountains, the trip can start at the lodge. The guide will lead you through the reserve while observing the different biomes and changing landscapes as well as the big and small wonders of the area with you. No persons under the age of 16 years are permitted to join the mountain biking activities and all biking is up to the discretion of the guide and/or management.

Relaxation Retreats
Various treatments can be enjoyed at our Relaxation Retreat. Treatments can be booked prior to arrival with reservations. Kindly visit our website for the latest list of treatments available.