Create lasting family memories at Komati Gorge Lodge & Wildlife Reserve

Komati Gorge Lodge

Nestled in the heart of Mpumalanga, where the sun kisses the horizon, lies an enchanting destination perfect for families seeking unforgettable adventures – the 4-Star Komati Gorge Lodge & Wildlife Reserve. Discover a world of wonders and embark on a remarkable experience that will leave your entire family in awe.

The Machadodorp area of Mpumalanga is a hidden gem waiting to be explored. Offering a perfect blend of natural beauty, adventure, and tranquility, this region is an ideal family holiday destination.

Komati Gorge Lodge has everything you need to cater for your family’s holiday needs. Indeed, so many of their previous guests had wonderful things to say about their stay at the lodge.

Accommodation at Komati Gorge Lodge & Wildlife Reserve

With a range of accommodation options, Komati Gorge Lodge ensures that families of all sizes are well taken care of. The Firefly Cottage offers a cozy and spacious chalet for up to four guests, complete with all the amenities you need for a delightful stay.

For a more intimate family setting, the Leopard Suites and River Lodge Suites provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere for two guests each. Enjoy quality time together in the lounge area with a comforting fireplace and relax in the large bathtub with separate toilet facilities. The River Lodge Suite, in particular, offers a special treat with breakfast included and a three-course dinner available in the cozy lodge restaurant.

For larger families, the Kingfisher House and Zebra Cottage are perfect choices, accommodating up to eight and seven guests, respectively. Revel in the comfort of spacious living areas, well-equipped kitchens, and private verandas with braai facilities.

Lastly, the Yellowwood Manor can house up to twelve guests and offers a riverside retreat with breathtaking views, ensuring that everyone has a delightful and unforgettable experience.

Make an online booking HERE. Take advantage of their specials HERE.

Facilities at Komati Gorge Lodge & Wildlife Reserve

Guest facilities at the lodge include ample secure parking for your vehicles, a splash pool, table tennis, a bush lapa and veranda overlooking the river, a snooker table and darts as well as fishing rods for hire.

You can enjoy local delicacies and your favorite beverages at the lodge’s Restaurant & Bar. They also have an amazing Conference Venue that can accommodate up to 30 guests.

Activities in Machadodorp

Komati Gorge Lodge has an abundance of activities that cater to every member of the family. Engage in thrilling 4×4 drives, embark on serene canoeing trips or enjoy peaceful fishing moments. Explore the wonders of nature through invigorating hikes or embark on exciting horse riding escapades.

For those seeking a bit of excitement, indulge in paintball battles or test your archery skills.

Reviews from previous Komati Gorge Lodge & Wildlife Reserve guests

“Sandy, our host, was amazing from start to finish. She advised on road conditions, weather, bird life and even allowed us to order our food to prepare for the loadshedding schedule. After a welcomed cup of tea, we had a great drive round the property, watching the sun go down with the black ibis over one of the dams. Then finished off with a lovely dinner. Despite the loadshedding challenges, this family has done everything possible to make you feel at home after a long drive. It’s my third visit, and I’ll always make an effort to go back when I can,” wrote Gary B on their TripAdvisor page.

AlanF528807 added; “Our third visit to Komati Gorge. A truly wonderful place, set in a stunning remote gorge, surrounded by wilderness. Lovely high quality rooms with stunning views, excellent food, and most importantly Ross and Sandy are fantastic hosts – nothing was too much trouble, and we left feeling like friends. Our next trip needs to be a longer one to explore the hiking trails.”

Komati Gorge Lodge & Wildlife Reserve beckons with an abundance of family-friendly activities and breathtaking encounters with nature’s wonders. So, gather your family and immerse yourselves on an unforgettable adventure that will bond you together in the most meaningful way.

Komati Gorge Lodge & Wildlife Reserve is located at JT424, Waterval Farm, R36, eNtokozweni. Here is their location on Google Maps. For bookings, call +27 (0) 87 711 0360 | +27 (0) 87 711 0360 | +27 (0) 17 843 1031 | +27 (0) 17 843 1004; email or visit them online at today. Follow them on Facebook HERE.


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