Nkomazi Game Reserve




₤ 199 (Pps)


Nkomazi Game Reserve, meaning 'the place of water' is a private unspoilt game reserve of 17,000ha with an impressive array of plains game as well as lion, elephant, rhino and the elusive leopard. Being on higher ground, the reserve is malaria-free.

Nkomazi Game Reserve is also an ecological Aladdin's Cave of natural science - its ancient mountains, dramatic boulders and impressive grasslands guard some of the most fascinating geological discoveries in recent years. This area has some of the oldest rocks in the world with the oldest and largest meteorite impact deposit on earth discovered here. It is often referred to as the holy grail of geology!

Nkomazi Game Reserve doesn't easily fit into as single category - it isn't just a game reserve, it isn't just a stunning area of natural beauty, it isn't just a geological paradise, it isn't just a perfect arena for star-gazing. It ticks all of these boxes in a delightful melange for your senses.

Komati River Lodge

Its lodge, Komati River Lodge, has a stunning Kloof setting alongside a fast flowing river with twelve 'Africa Campaign' styled tents positioned to blend into the natural bush and overlooking the tumbling river. Furnished with luxury campaign style furniture, the tents have a traditional 1920's safari ambience. Each has its own private deck with private plunge pool and Victorian outdoor bath. The tents are very spacious with en suite bathroom with shower and separate toilet. Each is well-appointed with comfort cooling/heating, ceiling fan, telephone, tea/coffee facilities, minibar, safe, hairdryer. The Royal Suite also has a private lounge tent and a separate firepit.

The main lodge at Komati River Lodge comprises a dining tent and a separate majilis lounge tent with viewing deck. There’s a stunningly-situated River Retreat Spa with two treatment rooms and an outdoor massage deck right next to a waterfall as well as an outdoor boma dining area.

Activities at Nkomazi Game Reserve revolve around morning and afternoon game drives in open 4x4 landrovers (with a maximum of six guests per vehicle), bush walks, rock art and geological walks as well as star gazing in the evenings. There’s even mountain biking for the more adventurous.

The reserve contains plenty of wildlife and rare flora such as the Barberton Daisy. Nkomazi Game Reserve lies between Johannesburg and Swaziland/southern Kruger. It’s approx 3 hours drive from Johannesburg and 2 hours drive south-west from the Kruger Airport. We recommend that you combine it with a Kruger Safari for a complete change of landscape and wildlife. Alternatively it makes the perfect place to stop for a couple of nights between the Kruger and northern KwaZulu Natal (as an alternative to travelling through Swaziland).

Nkomazi Game Reserve on the map


Noble Tents

The nine Noble Tents are framed by nature and are well-appointed, offering a great deal of comfort. These tents sleep a maximum of two adults. The king size bed has luxurious 400 thread count Egyptian cotton bedding. The tents also have an en-suite bathroom with indoor shower and an outside bath and shower. Guests can also enjoy a private sun deck with plunge pool


Royal Tent

The Royal Tent, also surrounded by the wild, is extra luxurious and spacious. This tent sleeps a maximum of two adults and one child older than 12. The king size bed has luxurious 400 thread count Egyptian cotton bedding. The tents also have an en-suite bathroom with indoor shower and an outside bath and shower. Guests can also enjoy a private sun deck with plunge pool



"Was really lovely, the tent was divine and the scenery glorious. Our ranger Clement was also very nice, and tried his best to find everything for us. We had some really exciting drives with him. The rest of the staff were pleasant enough, we found that breakfast and afternoon tea were really very good, but dinner was a disappointment, they seemed more interested in pushing the alcoholic drinks. However for the money paid it was good value. "

Special offers

Long Stay Offer

Stay 4 nights, pay for only 3

VALID FROM 01/05/2023
VALID UNTIL 22/12/2023


Full Board & Game Activities


All other beverages (to be settled upon departure)

Family Suitability

Accepts older children

Malaria Rating

Non-malarial area

Good For

Birding, Flora, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Star Gazing, Wildlife, Adventure