Spent 10 days at beginning of Jan 2013 here and loved it so much I've booked in again for Easter. The lodge comprises 10 luxury tented units set on a hill overlooking the rapids of a river. The units are "camping" at its best with a king size bed, complimentary bar fridge, aircon & fan, sitting area, separate bathroom, walk in closet and toilet. The outside V&A claw bath was awesome for bathing under the stars and the plunge pool, deck chairs and umbrella great for cooling off during the day. We stayed in unit 7 which is set slightly higher up on the hill but had great sound from the river (unit 3, where my sister stayed was closer to the river but a bit too noisy). As far as comfort and service go, Nkomazi is superb!
Game viewing was exceptional with our ranger Heinrich who took us on drives, walks, fishing, cycling and combo's thereof. The wildlife is abundant and the "Serengeti plain" is open with short green grass for great game viewing. One drive on the plain we saw lions stalking prey, 6 rhino's, 11 elephant and probably about 400 assorted antelope. They don't have buffalo and you're unlikely to see leopard but saw incredible lion activity of stalking, playing and eating that was pretty unique.
All in all a fantastic experience and look forward to seeing Ulrich, Arline, Michelle, Heinrich and the rest of the staff again in April.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Komati Tented Lodge - Nkomazi Game Reserve Hotel Badplaas