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Netherlands
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 29 August 2015

Great example of warm south African hospitality! We really felt welcome, unbelievable location, great service and comfort. definately worth a stay! Also included a great game drive. All in all a terrific experience!

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Neil M, Manager at Nkomazi Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Arnaud954 We are happy to have given you such a terrific experience and we do wish to see you again in the near future for more wonderful experiences. Thank you for taking the time to review us in such positive light. Regards, Neil More 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
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35 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2015

I was on a group tour and we stayed at this reserve for 3 nights. This place was better than I ever imagined. The food was excellent. Our group required two jeeps. Usually I was in the jeep where "Tate" (sp) was the driver/tracker. He was absolutely wonderful, very knowledgeable and personable. We saw a lion take a hedge hog,... More 

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Neil M, Manager at Nkomazi Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear gm J Thank you for the review you’ve given regarding you’re your stay with us. We, the tea, of Nkomazi Gaame Reserve are very pleased to read that you have had such an eventful stay with us and even having no TV was not an issue for you. Please do join us again as we would look forward to... More 

Epsom, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 August 2015

We arrived late! From the start nothing was too much trouble, we were made to feel very welcome, this was just an overnight stop for us so we only had the evening game drive....but what a drive! Our guide Celebrate had the keenest eyes I have ever known, he was passionate and knowledgeable a very exciting drive, dinner was served... More 

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Neil M, Manager at Nkomazi Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear 35sianc12 Thank you for taking the time to positively review our lodge. We are extremely happy to read that you have had a such a lovely stay – hopefully next time you can stay longer! We look forward to having you over again soon. Kind Regards, Neil More 

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

My partner planned a weekend away and I must say it was awesomely perfect. The restaurant stuff was great. The food was just out of this world. They offered a great variety of food during breakfast and I loved the Boma dinner. Our guide went out of his was to show us the big 5. We had great 2 game... More 

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Neil M, Manager at Nkomazi Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Fancypi We are so pleased that you had such an amazing time at our property. Thank you for the compliments regarding the property and the staff. We are very passionate about our jobs, therefore the services we give are a pleasure. Thank you for the review. We do hope to see you very soon Regards, Neil More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015

This is how we like to rough it. The most luxurious tented experience around. The service and surrounds make for a great experience. The spa treatment was fabulous too. Having a bath under African night skies made for a truly memorable stay.

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Neil M, Manager at Nkomazi Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear ClemD2014 Thank you for taking the time review our property. We are happy to read that you have had a memorable experience and hope that you will keep us in your hearts for future trips you may have. We do wish to see you again for another amazing experience. Kind regards, Neil More 

Randfontein
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 7 July 2015

Nkomazi was recommended to us by our children after spending time there for their honeymoon. We made a booking for 3 nights over Christmas. We were not disappointed! Everything was just splendid. Our tent was situated extremely private. The food was excellent. Some of the most friendly staff we have ever came apart. Our guide was well informed and went... More 

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Neil M, Manager at Nkomazi Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Hermien B Fantastic review, thank you very much! It is always so lovely to receive such positive feedback. Do visit again soon! Best Regards, Neil More 

Busan, South Korea
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29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2015

There are really no words to describe the beauty of this place. I came upon this reserve on accident, and it was the best little accident ever!!! We went for a 6 night stay, but i certainly could of stayed longer, no day is the same and each day is an adventure. We were greeted after every drive with a... More 

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Neil M, Manager at Nkomazi Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi there It is fantastic to hear that our staff took such good care of you. I shall certainly pass on your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Regards, Neil More 

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 July 2015

We spent three nights here with special family to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The tents are exquisite and beautifully appointed with loads of space and stunning views all round. Wooden decks surround these and come complete with private plunge pools and outdoor baths! The food, staff and game drives are out of this world and all efforts are made to... More 

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Neil M, Manager at Nkomazi Game Reserve, responded to this review

Hi there Love the pictures! Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We look forward to you visiting us again! Best, Neil More 

Weybridge, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2015

We stayed at the lodge for four nights and experienced both a great safari as well as a holiday offering culinary delights. As a family of four we decided to choose the Royal tent mainly because it has a separate private lounge tent with TV, this meant we could relax as a family after dinner or at times during the... More 

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Neil M, Manager at Nkomazi Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Hazel Wow, your feedback is truly amazing thank you very much. We look forward to seeing you again! Best, Neil More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2015

We spent 4 nights out of a 2 weeks of safari hopping. We stayed at 3 different lodges over the 2 weeks. 2 daily Safaris, early morning and late afternoon. As a amateur photographer, I was presented with priceless pictures every trip out. The terrain is wide rolling hills with breathtaking scenery and animals. You can see the animals from... More 

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Neil M, Manager at Nkomazi Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Michael and Michelle We would have you guys over in a heartbeat! Thank you kindly for your lovely review. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Best, Neil More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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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: $404 - $1,873 (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, ...)”
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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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