The Nkomazi luxurious lodge in Emanzana (previously Badplaas) is surrounded by towering mountains, broad river valleys and impressive grasslands with some of the oldest rock formations on the planet. An exclusive alternative to Kruger lodges in Mpumalanga Province.
The Nkomazi Game Reserve offers an impressive view of South Africa's natural beauty from the comfort of it's luxurious safari style rooms. Perfect for a retreat into the wild, the lodge's twice daily game viewing and safaris trips give visitors the a different experience than Kruger with spectacular lookout points over the rolling grasslands supporting large herds of wildlife.
IDEAL FOR: Couples, Honeymooners & Small Groups
What makes the Nkomazi Game Reserve unique?
- Located south of Kruger, close to Swaziland
- Beautiful scenery surrounded by mountains and river valleys
- Some of the oldest rock painting in the world in the area
- Luxurious tents compliment the safari atmosphere
- Great for couples seeking a an alternative to the busy Kruger NP
- Dining tent
- Majilis lounge tent with viewing deck
- Outdoor boma dining area
- Relaxation Retreat
- Gift boutique
- Game drives twice a day
- 15 km of river frontage and rock pools
- Guided walks
- Bird watching
- Guided mountain biking
- Star gazing
- Various treatments at the Relaxation Retreat.
Interactive game drives, lasting up to 3 hours, take place in the tranquil moods of sunrise and sunset. You are guided by your game ranger in an open game viewing vehicle and you are asked to share any particular interests with your ranger who will try to incorporate these into your game drive. On game drive guests will enjoy a sundowner drink at sunset and coffee/tea at sunrise.
Guided Nature Walks
Qualified walking guides provide the opportunity for guests to experience the excitement of tracking, bird, insect, plant and animal dropping identification. No persons under the age of 16 years are permitted to join the nature walks. Kindly ensure to request this activity at the time of booking accommodation as nature walks are subject to the availability of qualified guides.
With very little light pollution you can have an opportunity to see the stars and make a wish. Stargazing with our “star rangers” and celestron scope is a must!
With roughly 30 km of the Komati River running through the reserve, fly fishing can make for a fun and adventurous activity and operates on a catch and release fish basis. Our rangers are on hand to offer some basic tuition and skills. Limited fishing equipment is available on request. Fly fishing is subject to weather and river conditions.
Biking at Nkomazi Game Reserve is for one and all! The young and old, fit and the not fit, the experienced off road biker or the very cautious cycler. All you need is energy, an adventurous spirit and a passion for the bush! Guests are provided with a off road bicycle, a safety helmet and water bottle. Guests are transported to a launch site; or if you are brave enough to take on the mountains, the trip can start at the lodge. The guide will lead you through the reserve while observing the different biomes and changing landscapes as well as the big and small wonders of the area with you. No persons under the age of 16 years are permitted to join the mountain biking activities and all biking is up to the discretion of the guide and/or management.
Various treatments can be enjoyed at our Relaxation Retreat. Treatments can be booked prior to arrival with reservations. Kindly visit our website for the latest list of treatments available.
All 10 tents can sleep a maximum of 2 adults per tent.
- 9 King bedded Noble Tents
- 1 Royal Tent with private lounge tent
- Comfort cooling/heating
- Ceiling fan
- International dial telephone
- Tea and coffee making facilities
- En-suite bathroom, with indoor shower
- Outdoor bath
- Private minibar
- Electronic safe
- Fitted international adaptors
- Private expansive teak sun decks with private plunge pool