Get an overview of this hotelAll-inclusive lodge with free breakfast and restaurant


Situated on a river, this all-inclusive lodge is within 16 mi (25 km) of Elukwatini Shopping Complex, Badplaas Game Reserve, and Cradle of Life Info Centre. Badplass Golf Club and Komati Springs are also within 32 mi (52 km).

Property Features

Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free lodge has a bar/lounge and a conference center. Free cooked-to-order breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, spa services, a seasonal outdoor pool, and conference rooms are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 10 rooms boast private plunge pools and offer free WiFi and balconies. Guests will also find pillowtop beds, minibars, and premium bedding.

Lodge Amenities

All-Inclusive Details

This lodge is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Not included

  • Premium food items
  • Premium or imported alcoholic beverages
  • Bottled wine
  • Bottled liquor
  • Room service

Lodge Amenities

Nkomazi Game Reserve is an all-inclusive lodge. Room rates include meals and beverages at onsite restaurants and bars. Other items and amenities, including taxes and gratuities, and access to recreational activities and entertainment may also be included. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages, and other amenities.

The lodge offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A complimentary breakfast is offered. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access.

This all-inclusive lodge also offers a seasonal outdoor pool, spa services, and multilingual staff. For a surcharge, the property provides a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and an area shuttle. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

Nkomazi Game Reserve is a smoke-free property.

  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Total number of rooms - 10 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Conference space 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • One meeting room 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Restaurant 
  • Conference center 
  • Year Built 2008 
  • Area shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Free self parking 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Outdoor seasonal pool 
  • Television in common areas 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Balcony 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Turndown service 
  • Slippers 
  • Separate bathtub and shower 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room safe 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Partially open bathroom 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • Private plunge pool 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast.

Nkomazi Game Reserve has a restaurant serving breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner.

Nearby Things to Do

Guests can experience the thrill of a safari, and take advantage of a seasonal outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals on site 
  • Fishing on site 
  • Hiking/biking trails on site 
  • Mountain biking on site 
  • Game viewing on site 
  • Game drive on site 
  • Safari on site 
  • Cave exploring/spelunking nearby 

Spa Services

  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 

Lodge Policies


Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time ends at 2:30 PM

Check-in time starts at 2:30 PM

Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 4 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available

No elevators


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Shuttle transfer per adult: ZAR 3520 (one way)
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR 3520 per person (one way)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Lodge Name

  • Nkomazi Game Reserve
  • Nkomazi Game Reserve Barberton
  • Nkomazi Game Reserve Lodge
  • Nkomazi Game Reserve Lodge Barberton
  • Nkomazi Reserve
  • Nkomazi Game Reserve Lodge Badplaas
  • Nkomazi Game Reserve Badplaas
  • Nkomazi Game Reserve Badplaas Mpumalanga
  • Komati Tented Lodge - Nkomazi Game Reserve Hotel Badplaas

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the lodge prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Children 4 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

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4.7 out of 5
83% of guests recommend
5.0 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
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Relaxing retreat with amazing views

5 out of 5
by from aldershot
Posted Nov 28, 2016
This place is amazing, the views, game drives and hospitality is second to none. The rooms are large, secluded and luxurious with nice little touches like chocolate on your pillows. Enjoyed our stay and didn't want to leave!
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Beyond Words

5 out of 5
by from Riverside, Ca. USA
Posted Mar 9, 2016
Pros: Very well kept and very clean.
Cons: Check the pathways to Tent 1 in the evening for scorpions. They were there every night, and it was scary for me. Saw large black ones and babies.
Location: Location is vast. I really enjoyed the rock.
The place is fabulous, and the ranger named " Celebrate" was very knowledgable in tracking the animals and sharing information that made the safari outings beyond words. ( Cheetah was seen on the hunt, lions preparing to hunt, 2 month old baby elephant nursing were highlights) The giraffe were always out and with some special driving a family of hippos playing in the water. The food at all meals and special snacks at the evening sundowner was excellent. Be prepared it was very hot. I also enjoyed a wonderful butter massage that was excellent during the mid day break. Do not miss the star gazing evening to see the stars of the Southern Hemisphere, which included a telescope view of Mars with three moons. In the early am a view of the river and morning Venus next to the moon in the sky. The 5 AM safari's were the best of the best. You must go here! Thank You for the memories.
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4 out of 5
Posted Oct 26, 2015
Great birding spot. Friendly staff Comfortable and clean rooms.
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Tolle Lodge in schöner Lage

5 out of 5
by from Stuttgart
Posted Jun 13, 2016
Pros: Die Safaris mit Celebrate (Ranger)
Cons: keine Verbesserungsvorschläge - es war alles super
Wir haben den Aufenthalt sehr genossen und hatten eine schöne Zeit im Nkomazi Game Reserve. Die Safaris waren außergewöhnlich schön mit einem tollen Ranger (Thank you Celebrate). Die Unterkunft toll, das Essen exzellent. Wir kommen sicherlich wieder.
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Sehr gute Game Drives

4 out of 5
by from Frankfurt
Posted Jan 25, 2016
Pros: Game Drives
Sehr schönes Reservat. Die Game Drives mit Tertius waren sehr gut. Tolle Erlebnisse mit den Löwen. Mit Tertius unternahmen wir auch eine spannende Wanderung, bei der wir den Giraffen ganz nahe kamen. Sehr schöne, gut ausgestattete Zelte. (Abend-)Essen könnte besser sein. Freundlichkeit des Personals wirkt mitunter aufgesetzt - und ist auch nicht immer vorhanden. Alkoholische Getränke nicht inklusive. WLAN funktioniert im Grunde nicht.
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Tolle Luxus Lodge, leider weit entfernt vom Nelspruit Airport

5 out of 5
by from München, D
Posted Dec 5, 2011
Tolle Lodge, luxuriös mit super Service. 2 Nachteile: 1. Leider ist es nicht so nahe wie man vermutet, wenn die Lodge nach einer Flugbuchung zum Nelspruite / Krüger International Airport bei Expedia vorgeschlagen wird (rund 150 km Anfahrt). 2. Die Unterkünfte kann man nicht selbst anfahren, liegen innerhalb des Reservates der Lodge, der Transfer vom Gate zu den Unterkünften (ca. 30 min Fahrt) findet nur einmal am Tag um 13:00 Uhr statt, andere Transfers sind möglich aber gesondert zu bezahlen (100 Rand). D.h. wenn man verspätet am Gate der Reserve ankommt ist man frühstens nach einer weiteren Stunde (Hin- und Rückfahrt des Landrovers) in der eigentlichen Unterkunft. Rücktransport findet normalerwise einmal am Tag um 11:00 statt (weiderum 30 min Transferzeit!), dafür ist dies dann aber ein "privater" game drive.
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