In the 'hood, Carolina as a destination

Carolina lies in the Grass and Wetlands region of Mpumalanga, South Africa. This entire region boasts exceptional natural beauty and dotted with an abundance of shimmering lakes and rivers. There was a rather vital wagon route from Johannesburg to the wildly popular gold fields of the Kaap Valley around the 19th Century. Eventually, farmers in the area decided to establish a town as a ideal ... cont.

Farm Waterval JT424, Machadodorp, Highlands Meander, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Directions to Komati Gorge Lodge

Coming via Carolina
Proceed on the N4 past Witbank and Middleburg then look out for the Arnot PowerStation sign.
The turnoff to Carolina is a few km further.
Turn right.
Proceed to the second stop street in town.
There is a BP garage on your left.
Turn left into Kerk straat.
It becomes the R36 to Machadodorp.
After 25km look out for the Doornkop sign and the Komati Gorge sign then turn right.
Follow instructions from when you turn onto the dirt road.

Coming via Machadodorp
Proceed on the N4 past Witbank, Middelburg and Belfast on to Machadodorp.
After Belfast, watch out for “Milly’s” (on your left).
The turn-off to Machadodorp is 3.6km after Milly’s.
Turn right off the highway towards the town. Be careful - this is a very bad intersection.
After turning off, travel 500m to the first stop sign.
There is a BP garage on your right.
Turn right here and you will be on the R36 to Carolina.
There is no cell phone reception past Machadodorp.
Carry on for 25.9 kms from the stop street until you see the “Doornkop” and the ‘Komati Gorge’ sign.
Turn left. You can, in any case, only turn one way.
Proceed on gravel road for 4.6 km until you see the large green sign to Komati Gorge.
Turn left here.
If you get to Doornkop, you have gone too far!
You will immediately cross a low water bridge across the Komati River.
Proceed for a further 2 km.
You will pass through big silver gates marked “no admittance” – Don’t worry carry on!
Cross a second bridge.
Immediately thereafter the road forks – Keep left as indicated by the sign to Komati Gorge.
Proceed for a further 3 kms.
You will go up a hill and thereafter down a steep concrete road.
Komati Gorge Development is at the bottom of the hill, in the gorge.
The restaurant is on your left and reception is on your right.

Amenities in the area

  • Bank and/or ATM (35 km)
  • Grocery Store (35 km)
  • Post Office (35 km)
  • Restaurants / Eateries (45 km)
  • Bars and/or Nightlife (150 km)
  • Shopping Mall (150 km)
  • Airport (280 km)


  • Bird watching
  • Climbing (mountain / rock)
  • Fishing
  • Game viewing
  • Hiking trails
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain bike trails
  • Quad biking
  • Rowing / canoeing
  • Swimming

other destinations in Grass & Wetlands

  • tonight
  • R
  • 1,900
  • per room per night
    based on 2 persons
  • Your card is safe with us; strictest card verification in the industry and we don't store card numbers.
  • No service fees; you save!
  • Multiple payment methods:
    credit card, SID instant EFT, bank transfer.
  • See our Payment Protection Guarantee. Now covering travel restrictions due to lockdown regulations.
  • All establishment owners / managers are verified (our experience protects you from online fraud)
  • We care. Service with integrity.
  • Secure your booking
Our Payment Protection Guarantee only applies if your deposit payment is made via
South Africa. Explore. Experience. Stay® has been assisting travellers with their South Africa travel plans since 1999, and is the largest, independent online travel guide for South Africa available in both English and German.