Komati Gorge Lodge Hotel in Machadodorp

Komati Gorge Lodge

4 Star Hotel at Farm Waterval JT424, Machadodorp, Highlands Meander, Mpumalanga, South Africa. Show on Map

About Komati Gorge Lodge

On the banks of the Komati River, at the base of a miniature Grand Canyon, this small village of thatched dwellings provides affordable luxury in a most dramatic setting. Only 2˝ hours from Gauteng, situated near the village of Dullstroom, Komati Gorge Lodge is a convenient stop over point from either Gauteng or KwaZulu Natal en-route to the Kruger National Park. However, to really appreciate the beauty of the surroundings and to experience Africa at its best, a 2 night stay at Komati Gorge Lodge is recommended.

Awarded a four star grading by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa and a Superior Accommodation rating by AA Travel, this untouched expanse of 1200ha with its thorn bushveld and highveld grassland offers an unparalleled experience to nature lovers. The biodiversity creates a perfect environment for the prolific birdlife and a wide range of indigenous trees, shrubs and wild flowers. Game on the farm includes zebra, blue wildebeest, eland, kudu, blesbok, warthog, duiker and many more.


River Lodge Hotel Suites (x4):
These suites have a spacious bedroom (3 of the suites with a double bed and the 4th with twin three-quarter beds), lounge area and full bathroom with romantic corner bath. They are situated right on the Komati River and your private veranda affords you great views of the gorge and river. Meals are available in the restaurant.

Luxury Self-Catering Houses

Kingfisher House (sleeps 8):
Lounge with fire place, dining area and fully equipped kitchen, 3 bedrooms (2 with double beds and 1 with 4 single beds), 2 en-suite bathrooms and a guest loo. The large verandah with built-in braai is great for spending time outside enjoying the spectacular scenery.

Zebra Cottage (sleeps 6):
Huge lounge with fire place, dining area, fully equipped kitchen, 2 en-suite bedrooms (with double beds) and a loft room, and guest loo. The large verandah with built-in braai is great for spending time outside enjoying the spectacular scenery.

Fire Fly Cottage (sleeps 4):
Has 2 bedrooms, full bathroom, lounge, dining area and fully equipped kitchen. Private verandah and braai area. DStv.

Yellowwood Cottage (sleeps 10):
Lounge with fire place and Bar, dining area, fully equipped kitchen, guest loo, 4 bedrooms en suite, loft room for kids, private verandah with braai area, DStv and this house is situated right on the river.

Butterfly Cottage (sleeps 3):
1 Bedroom, full bathroom, fully equipped kitchen as well as a private verandah with braai area. DStv.

Self Catering Suites:

The Leopard Suites:
The Leopard Suites are self catering units for 2 persons, each with a romantic canopied double bed with electric blanket and large bathroom with feature spa baths. Each additionally has a lounge area with an open fire place, a small fully equipped kitchen with dining area and a private verandah with a built-in braai area.


Pub and Restaurant
The cosy pub and restaurant offers a good selection of South Africa’s favourite foods and wines. Light pub meals and salads are also available. Join us for big sporting events on TV or enjoy sundowners on the veranda overlooking the Komati River.

Breakfast room / Intimate Dining
A log fire, the smell of frying bacon and toast. That's breakfast at Komati Gorge after a peaceful nights sleep when all you can hear are the birds and the flow of the river. You can also book this room for intimate or private dinners. Seats 12.

Conference facilities

Conference facilities for up to 26 guests on a day visit. Sleeping room for 16 persons not sharing or up to 20 people sharing. The restaurant can arrange all meals and teas.

Activities include

• Game viewing and bird watching
• Fly fishing in three trout dams or 8km of virgin Komati River, hiking, walking and exploring ancient ruins
• Canoeing and swimming
• Guided quad bike tours
• Guided Horse Rides

Or we can pack you a picnic and you can laze away the day under a tree and listen to the sound of the river, or lie in the hammock on your verandah and do absolutely nothing ...

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Mini- / courtesy bar
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Smoking: allowed
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (with M-Net)
  • Underfloor heating

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Pets allowed (by arrangement)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Security (guard)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Bar (honesty bar)
  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room


  • Free Wi-Fi

Accreditations (as claimed by Komati Gorge Lodge)

Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA)
AA Quality Assured Accommodation Highly Recommended

Tonight From
per unit, per night

Contact: Reservations

Tel: +27 (0)17 843-3920
Fax: +27 (0)17 843-1497

Physical Address:
Komati Gorge Lodge, Farm Waterval JT424, Machadodorp, Highlands Meander, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -25.896187
Longitude: 30.283535

Closest airport(s)
Kruger Mpumalanga Airport - 160km
OR Tambo International - 280km

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Exceptions to check-in/out times may be arranged, please enquire.

Listed on SA-Venues.com
April 2008 - 2 Reviews

Travellers' Reviews

The pictures do not do this wonderful place justice. The service was wonderful and the staff is very friendly. The place is beautiful and peaceful and the...

Makoma Mokganya, Pretoria

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Payment Methods accepted at the establishment

  • Mastercard
  • Visa
  • Diners

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