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Lydenburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great game drives.. Tertius excellent. Accomodation incredible. Royal tent missing boma due to visitors stupidity. Food great but not big selection. Checkout a nightmare... pity as Thomas will properly be reason we never visit again.

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Ghent, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're looking for a big 5-game reserve, don't book this. BUT: if you look for: - lots of animals (kudu, impala, nyala, zebra, giraffes, rhino, 9 lions, elephant, hippo's, ...) - beautiful nature -"not too expensive" luxury - perfect food - privacy - perfect tented room and bed - perfect service and hospitality - very nice drivers/guides - ...... More 

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Linz, Austria
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

+ You park your car in topped carpark and a ranger picks you up and brings you to the camp. + At the camp the manager in duty and a waiter are waiting to serve refreshments and welcomes you. + The manager shows you the camp and informs you about the time schedule, in the meantime your luggage’s Are brought... More 

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1 Thank Michael M
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

We spent 2 nights in the luxury tents of Komati Tented Lodge. It was the best experience ever!!! The tents are incredible with lots of privacy, your own terrace with small swimming pool, outside bath and shower (quite an experience!!), a full showerroom and fully equiped bedroom! You do 2 safaris per day. One in the morning and one in... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Absolutely stunning private views and room facilities. All rooms are spaced out and away from all other guests Staff are really hospitable. Common areas are cosy and comfortable Rates include all meals excluding drinks Very special place worth going to for a romantic getaway xx ev

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Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Dont get me wrong it is a beautiful place and the lodge is great the ranger Ted is terrific. The best we have ever had. But the reserve is NOT a BIG 5 Reserve even though they advertise it as such. There is no Buffalo and no Leopard so its a Average BiG 3 Reserve. Get these animals and maybe... More 

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Johannesburg
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

The luxury tents (around 50 sq.m.) are pitched on a raised wooden board with 2 showers (one in and one outside) a bath, a plunge pool, fridge, heater and cooling fan. The cuisine was first rate with an interesting menu that changes every day. The game experience was elevated by an excellent Ranger (Heinrich) who made it a most memorable... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

If you are reading this and trying to decide if you should go to Nkomazi, all I can say is to do it. There is not one smidgen of a chance that you will regret your decision. It is absolutely incredible. While sitting in the bath tub outside, under the moon, I thought it doesn't get any better than this.... More 

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Aalst
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

This was our second visit to Nkomazi and knowing what an amazing experience we enjoyed the first time, we had again high expectations. Yet, you always wonder if the wow effect will not reduce with a second visit. No way !!! Our expectations were easily met. The "total experience" of our entire 3-days stay is simply unforgettable. We brought a... More 

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The Netherlands
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

After arriving here we were brought to our tent. Well, this is glamping extra-de-luxe. A great (big and lovely) bed in the middle of the room, with an ensuite bathroom. Never had a toilet with such a nice view! Two game drives each day: there really is a lot of wildlife to see, but we also loved the scenic views... More 

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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: $402 - $1,887 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Nkomazi Game Reserve 5*
Number of rooms: 10
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“we had tent 5, which was very nice (private, close to river where elephants passed by, ...)”
  • Magnificent nature + animals
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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
“All of the tents are excellent and offer lots of privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles love2travel2060, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 1 is furthest from the main lodge area, and very secluded, quiet and peaceful.”
 of 5 bubbles KimonG_12, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“About six rooms are near the river. Room nos. 7-12 are at level with the facilities.”
 of 5 bubbles PhilliesRule, 21 May 2016 | Read review
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