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The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Imagine the real "Lion King". Staying at Nkomazi Game Reserve gives you that feeling. Nature is overwhelming, the lions are roaring and the "tent" you are staying in is the most luxurious one I have ever seen. What a hospitality, what kindness, what great drives!!! Have a dip in your plunge pool outside your tent and look at the Njala...

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Spring Lake, New Jersey
Reviewed 21 May 2016

The last thing we needed was WiFi. But, you know what, it was great being able to follow the Phillies daily. Yes, Virginia, they are a lot of fun to watch this year. The camp was perfect in every respect, and the most difficult decision we faced was whether to have French Toast or bacon and eggs for breakfast. What...

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Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 April 2016

We booked 3 nights at Nkomazi as part of a trip to SA for a wedding in Cape Town. We flew to Nelspruit and were dropped at the gate by our taxi and greeted with a cold beer by one of the rangers. The whole experience from then on was exceptional. Evening and morning game drives with our ranger Celebrate,...

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Dayton, Ohio
Reviewed 16 April 2016

We booked 2 days at Nkomazi of the 2 weeks while we were in South Africa visiting our daughter who lives and works in eManzana. Every aspect of our stay was exceptional from the guide who met us at the front gate and guided our safari drives to the exception food, service and lodging. We were not quite sure what...

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Coronado, California
Reviewed 8 April 2016

I flew in Nelspruit ( 2 hour flight) from Capetown (one of the most beautiful cities ever!!) and a driver picked us up (this has to be arranged separately) and drove us 2 hours to the gate of Nkomazi- a privately owned game reserve. Once you get to the gate then one of the staff will pick you up and...

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Boksburg, South Africa
Reviewed 6 April 2016

What an experience ones again. We were there almost 2 years ago in the same tent and thus time it was even better than before. We will never forget the hospitality of all the staff and our game ranger " Celebrate " he showed us all and he knew what he was talking about. Thank You one's again Nkomazi ....

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La Jolla, California
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

It was outstanding I can highly refinement it as a trio of a life time The accommodation - food and drives were better then anything we have ever experienced and I consider ourselves well traveled Fantastic staff too

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Spent Easter weekend at Nkomazi. Excellent venue; great service and the staff are well trained and all very friendly. Game drives were excellent and adventurous as times. Went to see some rock paintings.

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Zug, Switzerland
Reviewed 27 March 2016

This is a great private game reserve with the most amazing views and scenery. It looked like Scotland but with African animals. Quite Special. The 'hotel' itself was really lovely and luxurious. Rooms well spaced out along the river or higher up the hill. Food was lovely and game drives really amazing. Heinrich had such an amazing knowledge and was...

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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 March 2016

The whole experience from the moment you arrive to the moment you have to reluctantly drag yourself away from this beautiful place is fabulous. The Nkomazi reserve is home to a wide variety of Africa's finest ambassadors including the most picture perfect lions, glorious giraffes and some rather elusive elephants! The Komati tented camp offers secluded luxury with some quirky...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. Victorian military "Africa Campaign" styled tents blend into the landscape. Furniture creates a traditional "Out of Africa" feel with all the added comforts and luxuries of 5-star accommodation. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Nkomazi Game Reserve

Address: R541, Badplaas 1190, South Africa (Formerly Komati Tented Lodge )
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Badplaas
Price Range: $421 - $1,906 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Nkomazi Game Reserve 5*
Number of rooms: 10
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Komati Tented Lodge - Nkomazi Game Reserve Hotel Badplaas
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“If you are easily disturbed by sound, as for a tent away from the river.”
 of 5 bubbles Paffen05, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Try and get a river view”
 of 5 bubbles boxman266a, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“River tents are recommended and seemed to be a bit more scenic than the other rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles AlessandraP47, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“we had tent 5, which was very nice (private, close to river where elephants passed by, ...)”
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 of 5 bubbles Zophie1984, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The tents on the river itself have a climb to the dining area but have a better view.”
 of 5 bubbles AntonT, 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
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