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“Picturesque Location and Accommodating Management” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Komati River Chalets

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Komati River Chalets
Certificate of Excellence
Ottawa, Canada
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27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Picturesque Location and Accommodating Management”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2013

My group of 13 stayed here in mid May. Management went beyond expectations to accommodate one of our group who failed to make an advance reservation. Our chalets were well equipped, very clean, and breakfast was excellent. Owner appeared just as we were leaving to say farewell. An excellent location near the town, borders the river and easy access to Mozambique and Kruger Park. Yes, the TV has only 10 channels, but the hotel has a nice bar to interact with other travelers.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank KissuMist
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Sylviakomatipoort, Manager at Komati River Chalets, responded to this review, 14 June 2013
Thank you for your reviw, and encouraged that you enjoyed your stay with us.
we were glad to be able to accommodate all your party.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2013

We visited South Africa in October 2012 and because we booked through a travel agent, we were booked into mainstream hotels mainly geared towards tourist. We had a very bad experience at Protea Kruger Gate Hotel and just by luck we discovered Komati River Chalets, so we cancelled our last two nights at Protea and went to Komati. I cannot express in words how wonderful the service is, the owners and staff go out of there way to make your stay as comfortable as possible. We got taken fishing and Ms Rose made the most joyful Brie i have even eaten. Our stay was memorable and we definitely will be back. The location is perfect its right beside the Crocodile Gate entrance into Kruger and its only a short trip to Mozambique. The rooms are clean and serviced daily and the chefs breakfasts is a must.
As we said Ms Rose we will be back.
Allanah & Andrew

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Allanah S
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Sylviakomatipoort, Manager at Komati River Chalets, responded to this review, 14 June 2013
Thank you for your review, and thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, as much as we enjoyed your visit..
we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Phoenix, Arizona
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2013

We stayed here the night before our first adventure into Kruger National Park. The hosts were so friendly and informative. They told us the best routes to take and they were right on! We actually saw the Bog 5 on our first trip. The grounds at Komati RC are spectacular (my wife took tons of pictures) and more than we expected. The rooms were very nice and it was a great experience. Highly Recommend.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Lloyd B
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Komatiriverchalets, Public Relations Manager at Komati River Chalets, responded to this review, 16 January 2013
Thank you for reviewing Komati River Chalets. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and that we could share our passion for our establishment and the area with you.
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34 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2012

This was in a great location besides the Crocodile River and just a few kilometers south of the entrance to Kruger. The villas were spacious, clean and COOL! (The a/c's worked very well.) With the outdoor grill (each villa has one), we had a nice BBQ. I would defintely stay there again.

There were good restaurants around. I'd recommend the spare ribs at the Lion and Leopard Lodge.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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3 Thank iamspamus
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Komatiriverchalets, Public Relations Manager at Komati River Chalets, responded to this review, 16 January 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our establishment. Nothing beats a good old fashioned African barbeque or braai as we call it and so pleased that you had a good stay with us.
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Kolkata
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105 reviews
50 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2012

We were three families from India and stayed at this wonderful place .Loved the place , plenty of green and trees . There are these self contained "cottages" with thatched roof, air conditioning attached baths complete with Coffee / Tea maker , oven and hot plate . The owner Ms.Rose is a charming person , always smiling and ready to help . Kruger trips can be booked at the hotel .

The place is immaculately maintained, lawns have a special Bar BQ arrangement fore each room. The greenery takes your breath away .

The rooms are reasonably priced at R 700 per room , but breakfast is extra . The place is secluded and one must have his own transport .

Room Tip: Some rooms I think 15-16 would have been better had they faced the lawn rather than the hedges .
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank KiranNair
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Komatiriverchalets, Public Relations Manager at Komati River Chalets, responded to this review, 16 January 2013
We are so pleased that you and your extended family had a lovely stay with us. And thank you for the kind words pertaining to Ros McEwan. I fully agree with you but then again I’m biased as Ros is my mother. Regarding the room rate. We offer both self catering and bed and breakfast rates when handling a reservation. Breakfast is extra for people who would like breakfast who have booked the self catering option.
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SF Bay Area
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2012

Easy and quick access to crocodile bridge entrance of Kruger. If you want to stay near the park, but not in the park, this is your place. Staff goes out of their way to make you feel welcome.

Only downside is no wifi.... That is a common problem in this part of the world, however.

Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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2 Thank JohnHigham
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Komatiriverchalets, Public Relations Manager at Komati River Chalets, responded to this review, 10 August 2012
Dear JohnHigham

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review and your kind words regarding the staff and service. We have wifi in the reception area and will be looking into providing wifi in the rooms in the future.
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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2012

My wife and I recently stayed at Komati River Chalets for 3 nights as our base to explore the magnificent Kruger National Park. The self contained accomadtion was superb value, clean ,spacious and comfortable. It is a great location overlooking the Komati river and provides a great base to explore Kruger , Mozambique and Swaziland. Hosts Duncan, Roz and their daughter Jen went out their way to make our stay an enjoyable one.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Jacqui F
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Komatiriverchalets, Public Relations Manager at Komati River Chalets, responded to this review, 16 January 2013
Thank you kindly for the review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again in the not to distant future!
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Property: Komati River Chalets
Address: Old Causeway Road, Komatipoort 1340, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Komatipoort
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 13 Speciality Lodging in Komatipoort
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Komati River Chalets 3*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Komati River Chalets is nestled on the confluence of the Komati and Crocodile Rivers in the Southern Kruger Park region of Mpumalanga’s wild frontier. Situated on 12 acres of Komati river front wilderness ensures that this is one of the regions premier country estates. The famous Kruger National Park, Crocodile bridge gate is a mere 12km from the lodge and the sweet veld grasses of the South Eastern Kruger National Park ensure that this is arguably the best game viewing area of the entire park as vast herds of plains game and predators alike are attracted to the spoils of this pristine area. Both Mozambique and Swaziland are but a stone throw from Komati River Chalets providing the perfect base from which to explore both exotic destinations. Set above the flood plain of the Komati River, the restaurant, bar and pool facilities, and the individual chalets are no more than fifty meters from the water’s edge where pods of hippos and an array of spectacular bird life will entertain for hours on end. The attention to detail and hands on management style of this family owned property ensure that Komati River Chalets is the ideal destination for the adventurous traveller. ... more   less 
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