Ngwenya River Lodges Komatipoort Self-catering Accommodation near Kruger Park

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  • Property TypeResort
  • Guests76
  • Rooms/Units15
  • Minimum Stay7 Nights

About Ngwenya River Lodges

Ngwenya River Lodges at Hippo Bend are set on the very edge of the Crocodile River overlooking a magnificent floodplain on the southern boundary of the Kruger National Park in an area teeming with Big game.

The river is so close you can almost reach out and touch it. It can be likened to your personal waterhole because the game comes to the river and to you. River Lodge guests can expect to see a wide variety of animals (including the Big Five) coming to the river to feed, drink and hunt. Frequently two or three of the Big Five are present on the floodplain at the same time and, if lucky, all of the Big Five may be seen in a single day. Birdlife along the river is prolific and diverse with over 300 species on the list. Birders are guaranteed to enjoy excellent sightings and the riverside decks are ideal for bird photography.


Ngwenya River Lodges are 4 Star graded and represent the pinnacle of luxury, comfort and exclusivity at Ngwenya Lodge. Each fully air-conditioned double storey lodge has five en-suite bedrooms (two with king size double beds and three with two single beds each). The lodges have been appointed to a high standard and each has a fully equipped granite top kitchen with ample fridge space for ten people as well as a dishwasher and washing machine.

These riverside lodges have been designed for indoor / outdoor living and have private rim-flow swimming pools. All bedrooms and living areas open onto sandstone tiled verandas leading to timber viewing decks with stunning close up and panoramic views of the Crocodile River, floodplain and adjoining Kruger Park riverine bush.

To ensure complete relaxation the lodges are serviced daily except Sundays (an optional extra). Bedding and bath towels are supplied but guests must bring their own swimming towels. Undercover parking for three vehicles is provided at each lodge.


The exceptional riverfront setting of Ngwenya River Lodges is ideal for relaxed game viewing and bird watching. The area teems with big game and guests can expect to see a variety of animals (elephants, rhino, buffalo, hippos, lion, leopard, wild dogs etc ). On occasions all of the Big Five have been seen in the course of a single day. From time to time kills are also reported. The Crocodile River which flows past each lodge can be likened to a personal waterhole. One does not have to spend hours driving around looking for game if you don’t want to. At Ngwenya River Lodges the game comes to the river and to you.


Ngwenya River Lodge guests will enjoy a world class holiday experience by making use of the all facilities and activities available at the resort. Most of these facilities are no more than a 2 minute drive or a short walk from the Ngwenya River Lodges.

Within 5 minutes
• The La Fera restaurant and pizzeria renowned for good food.
• Six swimming pools, two tennis courts, mini-golf, trampolines and a number of game viewing hides set along the riverfront.
• A games room with play-stations, big screen TV, table tennis and snooker.
• A convenience shop for essentials such as briquettes, bread, cereals, cool drinks, ice, ice creams, newspapers and the like.
• A curio shop.

Within 15 minutes
• Crocodile Bridge entry gate to the Kruger National Park.
• Komatipoort with supermarkets, restaurants, service stations, banks etc.
• Kambaku Golf Course.
• The Lebombo Border post with Mozambique.

Within 30 minutes
• Malelane with its wide choice of retail outlets.
• The Malelane entry Gate to the Kruger National Park.
• Leopard Creek and the Malelane Country Club golf courses.

Within 60 minutes
• Nelspruit, which is the capital town of Mpumulanga.
• Kruger Mpumulanga International Airport with car rental facilities.
• The historic Gold Rush mining town of Barbeton.
• The Kingdom of Swaziland via Jeppe’s Reef border post.

Within 90 minutes
• Maputo
• White River and Hazeyview.

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Air-conditioning
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Fan(s)
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Private pool
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Parking (undercover)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Security (guard)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Restaurant / dining room


  • Tour assistance

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Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

2 Sleeper Chalets

2 Sleeper bachelor apartment.

Qty: 4
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

4 Sleeper Chalets

chalet can be configured with two separate bedrooms (twin beds in 2nd bedroom) and one bathroom (bath with overhead shower). All 4-sleepers have air conditioning and fans and have 1 carport.

Qty: 3
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

6 Sleeper Chalet

A 6-sleeper chalet comprises two bedrooms - the main bedroom with a queen bed and en-suite bathroom (bath & shower) - and a second bedroom with twin single beds. There is a second bathroom with a shower. The unit has a fully equipped kitchen with stove, fridge/freezer and microwave; which is open plan to the breakfast nook and lounge. A TV and a double sleeper couch can be found in the lounge, which leads onto an undercover veranda with patio table, chairs and a braai.

Qty: 4
Sleeps: 6 guests (max 6 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

8 Sleeper Chalet

A fully equipped unit which has a kitchen with stove, fridge/freezer and microwave; open plan to the dining area and lounge. An undercover veranda with patio table, chairs and a braai leads out from the lounge area. In addition to the typical configuration there are also five double storey 8-sleeper chalets, with 2 bedrooms and bathrooms downstairs (main en suite with bath and separate shower, other with shower); and an open loft upstairs with twin beds; plus a separate 3rd bedroom, also with twin beds. All 8-sleepers have air conditioning and/or fans and have two dedicated carports.

Qty: 4
Sleeps: 8 guests (max 8 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Guest Reviews

3 Reviews from travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

The best time spend at the resort.The staff is professional and well trained.Everyone handled us with respect from the reception up to the waiters in the restaurant. Will recommend this to anybody who wants to spend quality time away from home.

April 2016

Mariaan Nel (Pretoria)

Verified reviewexcellent

We have been going to Ngwenya now for the pass 6 years. We have been going there for our mid-week break - it is the best place to go! We have told so many friends about Ngwenya that they have also all started going there with no regrets. I will just keep informing people it is the best place to go.

September 2013

Diane (Germiston)

Need to Know

Child policyChildren of all ages welcome.

Closest airport(s)
Kruger Mpumalanga Airport - 90km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 16h00
Check-out by 10h00

Payment methods accepted by the propertyEFT or secure online payment via

Listed on since March 2007

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