Nkomazi Game Reserve

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The exclusive Komati Tented Lodge with its unique River Retreat is on the banks of the Komati River within the malaria-free Nkomazi Game Reserve in Mpumalanga, South Africa. This famous region of South Africa is characterised by towering ancient mountains, broad river valleys, and vast grasslands. The Reserve is situated close to the picturesque town of Barberton, the Kruger National Park, Pilgrims Rest, the Blyde River Canyon, Gods' Window and other beautiful attractions of the Mpumalanga Province.

This Game Reserve is known as the 'place of water.' The reserve and the Komati Tented Lodge represent real Africa with the scenic beauty, the dramatic landscapes, the rolling savannah, the untamed African bushveld, the unique wildlife, the relaxed atmosphere, which is combined with exclusivity and luxury as well as its fascinating cultural history. Guests are invited to relax in comfort among the abundant wildlife of diverse habitats along the streams of the Komati River.

Beautiful African styled tented accommodation with five-star amenities on offer characterises the Lodge. Guests staying here have the unique opportunity to experience not only the tranquillity and solitude but also the luxurious comfort and exclusivity which the lodge offers. They have 11 Noble and one Royal Suite tents providing privacy and five-star amenities. Each luxury tent offers an extra large king size bed, comfort cooling/heating, an en-suite shower with an outdoor bath, as well as a private teak sun deck with a plunge pool.

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 adapters
  • Private expansive teak sun decks with private plunge pool.


Nkomazi guests who enjoy nature can explore the many wonders of this game reserve - its diversity of wildlife and habitat, its natural beauty and the geological finds. Visitors can participate in a range of different discoveries. Watch the spectacular sunrise over the North Eastern boundaries of the reserve during a morning safari drive or enjoy the panoramic view from lookout points among the hills.

Guests can take part in many exciting activities including safari drives, nature walks, bird watching, star gazing, and rock art viewing. The Lodge features a River Retreat with two treatment rooms where spa treatments can be enjoyed, a gift boutique, an outdoor boma dining area and a Majlis Lounge Tent with a viewing deck.


The dining tent at the lodge provides a unique setting for memorable meals. From the large deck, magnificent views of the bushveld surroundings can be admired while relaxing in the heart of nature.

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

Arrival and departure times

  • Guests should arrive by 1:00 pm at the welcoming lounge ahead of the transfer to the Lodge as the Lodge is not reachable in conventional vehicles.
  • Departing guests will leave the lodge at 11:00 am to arrive back at the welcoming lounge at 11:20 am. Transfers at alternative times will be charged at an additional fee.

Flora & Fauna

This Game Reserve located in Mpumalanga has been restored to a wildlife haven. It is here where great natural beauty and the 3.6 billion years of history meet. The reserve is home to a large variety of wildlife and represents the ability to support both Highveld and Lowveld game in the high-lying grassland and the low-lying bushveld areas, supporting an ecological balance, including the Big 5. The Barberton Mountainland features plant count higher than that of the entire Kruger Park and second only in South Africa to the Cape Fynbos and succulents. The are is famous for Protea flower which is South Africa's national flower and where the Barberton Daisy was first discovered. The Komati Tented Lodge also protects one of the oldest fossils of life on Earth and preserves vast tracts of grasslands, the biome that is one the most threatened in the world.

The Nkomazi reserves grassy plains and forested valleys are full of rare and endangered species of plant and animals. Wildlife, vegetation, and geology, are all inextricably interconnected here in this region. Unique to this area of South Africa in the hills northeast of Barberton are three different butterflies that only occur here and nowhere else in the world. These are called the; Swanepoel's Blue, Jeffery's Blue and Barbara's Copper butterflies. The total bird count over the Barberton Municipal is around 252 different species.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Housekeeping
  • Private plunge pool
  • Viewing Deck

Facilities Available at Nkomazi Game Reserve

  • Boma
  • Curio Shop
  • Lounge
  • Spa
  • Viewing deck

More Information on Nkomazi Game Reserve

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

Stay 3 pay 2 special

Stay for 3 nights at the Nkomazi Game Reserve and only pay for 2 nights!


Included in the rate:

  • Breakfast, Afternoon Tea, Dinner, 2 Game drives daily, Tea, Coffee & Water, House Wines, Local Beers, Local Spirits (House Brand), Soft Drinks (excluding energy drinks), and Welcome lounge transfers at set times

Excluded from the rate:

  • Items of a personal nature
  • All other beverages, extras, telephone calls, bar, laundry, all other activities, walking safaris, spa treatments and curio purchases
  • Conservation Levy of R250 per person per night - payable on departure

Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid 1 May - 31 August 2019 and Valid: 01 April 2020 – 31 August 2020
  • Standard Newmark terms and conditions apply
  • Special subject to limited availability
  • Special must be requested at the time of booking or enquiry
  • Not applicable to group bookings, existing reservations or in conjunction with other special offers
  • Maximum 2 free nights