South African Lodges

Nkomazi Game Reserve

Address
Nkomazi Reserve
Nelspruit & Surrounds
Mpumalanga
South Africa
Rating
Lodge Type
Spa, Tented Camp
R3400.00SINGLE RATE
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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.

Accommodation

Beautiful African styled tented accommodation with five-star amenities on offer characterises this 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.

The Lodge features 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.

Activities

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 game drive or enjoy the panoramic view from lookout points among the rocky granite sentinels in the highlands of the reserve. Waterfalls and rock pools are impressive, while rolling grasslands support large herds of free-roaming wildlife, making Nkomazi a game-viewing haven.

Guests can take part in many exciting activities including game 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.

Facilities

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 and 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 a plant biodiversity higher than that of the entire Kruger National Park and second only in South Africa to the Cape Fynbos and succulents. Biologically, this particular region of Africa is home to an incredible variety of native plants and animals and is one of the recognised 'Centers of Biological Endemism' in South Africa. The Barberton Mountainland knows for growing the famous Protea flower which is South Africa's national flower and where the Barberton Daisy was first discovered.

The 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 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 250 different species.

Below detailed information about the Nkomazi Game Reserve is available.
For any queries regarding this hotel, you are welcome to contact us.

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

Restaurants

Dining at Komati Tented Lodge

The Komati Tented Lodge offers a tented dining area as well as an outdoor boma dining area where guests can enjoy all meals as well as high tea.

The Spa

The exclusive Rivier Retreat at the Komati Tented Lodge, South Africa, is situated right on the river rapids which create the perfect backdrop for complete relaxation. The vast selection of beauty and body treatments cater for both men and women. 

The spa's product range, TheraNAKA for the body and TheraVINE for the face, is a proudly South African product which is produced in Cape Winelands in Stellenbosch.

Spa treatments:

  • Massages include hot stone massages and Indian head massages
  • Facials
  • Body scrubs
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatments
  • Manicures
  • Pedicures
  • Paraffin wax.

Game Drives or Walking Safaris

The thrilling game drives are carried out during the morning and evening and are led by highly experienced game rangers and trackers. The game drives take between 3 - 4 hours, with drinks, stop at a vantage point overlooking one of the many breathtaking vistas. Tailor made night drives can be held after dinner to provide guests with an opportunity to spot elusive nocturnal species.

Guided walks through the magnificent bushveld are also available for guests who are accompanied by specially trained and qualified guides.  Children under twelve are not permitted to join any walking safaris.

Biking safaris

Biking trips can be tailor-made with the guides at the Komati Tented Lodge. The lodge's biking safaris can take five guests at a time and helmets, and water bottles are provided while guests are free to bring their gear and bikes. Children under twelve are not permitted to join any Biking Safaris due to safety reasons.

Rock Art

Throughout the game reserve, rock art sites dating back more than 3000 years can be found.  This rock art depicts the spiritual beliefs and the lives of the San. The highlight of a day at Komati Tented Lodge is a guided walk to view some of the rock art that abound in and around the reserve.

Stargazing

Stargazing at the Nkomazi Game Reserve in South Africa is phenomenal due to the absence of artificial light. The guides at the lodge will gladly assist guests with the telescope, weather permitting.

Spa treatments
  • Massages include hot stone massages and Indian head massages
  • Facials
  • Body scrubs
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatments
  • Manicures
  • Pedicures
  • Paraffin wax.

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

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Game drive safaris
  • Housekeeping service
  • Wake-up call
  • Walking safaris

Available Rooms

Noble Tents

# Rooms:
11

Beautiful African styled tented accommodation with five-star amenities on offer characterizes the Komati Tented Lodge in South Africa.  Guests staying at the Komati Tented Lodge have the unique opportunity to experience not only the tranquillity and solitude but also the sumptuous comfort and exclusivity which the lodge offers.

The Komati Tented Lodge features 11 Noble 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.

Single Room R3400
Double Room R4540

Royal Suite

# Rooms:
1

The Komati Tented Lodge offers luxurious tented accommodation with five-star amenities. Guests can experience quietness and solitude in absolute comfort.

The Komati Tented Lodge is home to one Royal Suite, which features an extra large king size bed, comfort cooling/heating, and en-suite shower with an outdoor bath, and private expansive teak sundecks with a plunge pool. Furthermore, the Royal Suite at the Komati Tented Lodge features a private lounge and an outdoor fire pit.

Single Room R3920
Double Room R5230

Nkomazi Game Reserve Specials

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

The exclusive Komati Tented Lodge with its unique River Retreat is beautifully located on the banks of the Komati River within the malaria free Nkomazi Game Reserve in Mpumalanga, South Africa. This impressive region of South Africa is characterized by towering ancient mountains, broad river valleys and vast grasslands.

Stay for 3 nights at the Nkomazi Game Reserve 1 May - 30 September 2017 and 1 May - 31 August 2018 and only pay for 2 nights.

Included in the rate:

  • 2017 rates include: Breakfast, High Tea, Dinner , 2 Game drives daily, Star Gazing (weather dependent), Tea, Coffee & Water, Game drive beverages (local brands only), Welcome lounge transfers at set times

    2018 rates include: 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, guided walks, spa treatments and curio purchases are excluded

Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid for a 3 night stay or longer
  • Valid 1 May - 30 September 2017 and 1 May - 31 August 2018
  • Subject to availability
  • Not valid for groups
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2016-12-24

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2016-08-12

I really enjoyed the Komati tented lodge, the accopmmodation is supurb, with such stunning views ober the valley & the spa was fabulious.

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2016-07-17

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2016-06-18

This a such a beautiful lodge in the badplass area, I really loved the beautiful african styled tented accommodation.

I loved the star gazing & had a great spa treatment.

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2014-08-26

GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -26.001060

Longitude: 30.757591

Directions

Directions to the Komati Lodge from Johannesburg:

Head towards the N4 heading to Witbank, turn right into Machadodorp and take the Badplaas turnoff.
You will arrive at a T-junction (left to Baberton and right to Badplaas) - turn right towards Badplaas on the R38.
Make a left onto the R541 to Lochiel and continued for 13.8 km.
Turn left towards Tjakastad and continued for approximately 7 km.
The entrance will be on your left-hand side.

Directions to the Komati Lodge from Nelspruit:

Stay South along the R40 towards Barberton, before you arrive in the town of Barberton turn right onto the R38, marked Carolina.
Just before you arrive in Badplaas turn left into the R541 to Lochiel and continue along for 13.7 km.
Make a left towards Tjakastad and continued along the road for 7 km. The entrance to the Lodge will be on your left

Gate Transfers at the Komati Lodge:

The road from the gate to the lodge is not accessible by standard or 4x4 vehicles, and therefore, guests are transferred from the welcoming lounge
(situated at the gate) to the lodge.
Guests who are due to arrive will be picked up from the welcoming lounge at 13h00.
All guests leaving the Lodge will depart the lodge at 11h00 to arrive back at the welcoming lounge at 11h20.
Transfers at different times are also available but at an additional fee.

Parking

On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

5 Star

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