About Nkomazi Game Reserve
Known as the place of water, Nkomazi Game Reserve is a destination of outstanding scenic beauty. It is an ecological Aladdin's Cave of natural science, from its towering ancient mountains to its broad river valleys and impressive grasslands containing countless animals and rare flora such as the Barberton Daisy. This area is often referred to as the holy grail of geology and it offers a treasured haven to all.
Guests will experience not only the quietness and solitude, but a sumptuous comfort that basks in the sense of the age-old life of Africa.
The Komati Tented Lodge offers tented suites in a private setting with five star amenities. Each tent has an extra large king size bed, comfort cooling/heating and en-suite shower with an outdoor bath, and private expansive teak sun decks with a plunge pool.
Meandering pathways lead to the main tent where traditional fare can be enjoyed at your own leisure, while a treatment at the River Retreat will rejuvenate and relax - doing its small part to restore the delicate balance of all living things. Relax in comfort and African style among wildlife of diverse habitats along the clear streams of the Komati River.
Majilis lounge tent with viewing deck
Outdoor boma dining area
All 10 tents can sleep a maximum of two adults per tent
Nine king bedded Noble Tents
One Royal Tent with private lounge tent
Comfort cooling / heating
International dial telephone
Tea and coffee making facilities
En-suite bathroom, with indoor shower
Fitted international adaptors
Private expansive teak sun decks with private plunge pool
At Nkomazi we take care of arrangements so that you can enjoy a perfect wedding day in the Wilderness!
The ceremony can be held on the deck overlooking the Komati River. There is a permanent tent roof structure in place with enough trees to provide a nice cool afternoon. The ceremony can also be held on the Majalis deck overlooking the Komati River. The bush is also a great choice for the ceremony; please bear in mind the heat and your guests shoes. We provide leather directors chairs for the ceremony
Reception dinners can be held in the dining tent or in the boma under the stars. Tables are square and we will provide table cloths, napkins, glassware; cutlery & crockery. Waiters & Duty Managers will be provided to make sure everything runs smoothly.
River Retreat Spa
The Rivier Retreat is situated right on the Komati river rapids. This sets the perfect back drop for complete relaxation. The retreat offers an escape to enjoy some pampering. Awaken your senses and allow us to rejuvenate mind, body & soul. Inspired by surrounding elements that guide us , our selection of beauty and body treatments cater for men & women.
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 Game Walks:
Qualified walking guides provide the opportunity for guests to experience the excitement of approaching species on foot. No persons under the age of 16 years are permitted to join the game walks. Kindly ensure to request this activity at the time of booking accommodation as game walks are subject to the availability of qualified guides.
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!
With roughly 30km 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.
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.