Komati Gorge Lodge

On the banks of the Komati River, at the base of a miniature Grand Canyon, this small village of thatched dwellings provides affordable luxury in a most dramatic setting. The pristine beauty and peaceful environment offers the visitor a relaxed holiday guaranteed to rejuvenate even the most stressed-out individual.

The Lodge offers luxury accommodation in four double suites, three self-catering cottages and six romantic self-catering units for two guests. Most rooms have a fireplace and all units have a verandah with a hammock and satellite television. The cosy pub and restaurant offers a good selection of South Africas favourite foods and wines.

Activities include, fly fishing in the river and three stunning dams, guided quad bike tours, hiking, walking, bird watching and exploring ancient ruins. Game viewing and horse riding close by.

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  • "Situation"

    01 October 2018

    "Lovely stay, excellent food, friendly service.Portions of food served could be smaller, I felt like I was wasteing food. I will definitely be back."

  • "A very gorge place indeed"

    24 September 2018

    "Gorgeous all round. Luxurious, peaceful and beautiful mountain views. I enjoyed the hiking a lot. If you enjoy nature, the game drive is a must must do."

  • "Beautiful scenery"

    25 February 2018

    "We had an awesome stay. The location was beyond beautiful and peaceful, will definitely visit again and recommend this place for people who want a nice relaxing weekend."

  • "Definitely worth a visit"

    05 November 2017

    "Stunning location, good fishing, excellent breakfast."

  • "A wonderful family weekend away! Furry kids very welcome too!!!"

    01 October 2017

    "The accommodation was superb & the special birthday dinner in the restaurant was amazing !"

  • "Everything from start to finish was just fantastic!"

    24 July 2017

    "We had such a lovely stay. We felt very welcome and everything we needed was there. We will definitely return again!"

  • "Hidden gem"

    04 January 2016

    "What an amazing find!<div>Beautiful setting, majestic views, gorgeous walks, friendly relaxed staff. We stayed in the Leopard Suites with our two little dogs and couldn't have hoped for a better break.<div>Aloe and Ibis trails are both well worth doing, nice birds to spot and 4by4 trail was also fun.<div>Don't forget to take a good book to read in the hammocks on the stoep of the cottages as the fire burns ... bliss.</div></div></div>"

  • "Great secluded lodge"

    26 October 2015

    "Komati is a perfect place to get away. Lots of activities, or just soak up the peaceful surrounds. Everyone is friendly and helpful. Restaurant food is good. Would recommend."

  • "Beautiful Get Away"

    13 October 2015

    "What a wonderful place!<div>Lovely accommodation, quiet retreat ( no cell phone resection yay ;-)) for relaxing or fun activities like fishing hiking horse riding etc.</div><div>Well maintained with love and care.</div><div>Good beds and linen for good nights rest.</div><div>The Leopards cottage has a small self catering kitchen and lovely relaxing bath and shower.</div><div>Beautiful views and great meals at the restaurant.</div><div>We will be back.</div><div>Thank you to Amanda and Ernst !!!</div><div></div>"

  • "Awesome getaway"

    25 August 2014

    "Komati Gorge Lodge is a wonderful place where you can relax and leave the busy city life behind. The animals are roaming about freely and you can do your own safari drive. I enjoyed the quad bikes a lot (probably because I was in control of the bike more than I was of the horse that I rode -Ceaser). The horse was such a character, I've never had a horse make me laugh that much... that is why my boyfriend and I have decided to go back in two weeks. For fishing and mountain biking this time. We may squeeze in some archery time as well."

  • "Komati Gorge Lodge"

    31 March 2014

    "Komati Gorge Lodge is an outstanding place for a real breakaway. We had a wonderful stay in the Kingfisher chalet. Everything is up to standard, very neat and clean and everyone was so friendly since our arrival. The magnificent views brought us all to a standstill and made relaxing our first priority.We had a great time!"

  • "Wish we could have stayed longer!"

    26 November 2013

    "An easy and scenic two and a half hours from JHB led us to Komati Gorge Lodge. The staff are absolutely amazing! And could not do enough for us! We stayed for two nights in the self catering Leopard suite for two, which is spacious, is well catered with a full range of lovely amenities and beautifully decorated. The layout of the farm is cosy, with the various rooms quite close to each other, but strangely enough, not in the slightest bit intrusive! It was about 75% capacity and the most people we saw at a given time was 7!once! There is a lovely pool area and mini beach right on the river front! Canoes and pedal boats take you up a heavenly stretch( quite short), of river, with the farms resident dogs swimming along with you, to a small and very private section of flat rocks, where you can picnic. The restaurant is beautiful with a small menu. The food was good but not fabulous. We found most stuff was not seasoned prior to cooking.A great place for your dogs! No barkers please! It it way too peaceful for noisy animals! The hiking trails are not well marked! We would definitely go back!"

  • "Excellent"

    09 September 2013

    "Excellent accommodation, very clean. Friendly staff."

  • "Very pleasant accommodation in a lovely setting"

    21 February 2013

    "I stayed at the Komati Gorge Lodge as an overnight stop on a business trip. Thus, I was not their 'conventional' type of guest, since the lodge caters primarily for weekend tourists who come to fish, hike and relax. The setting on the banks of the Komati River is lovely. Whilst the nature reserve has no 'big game', you'll see buck and hear the baboons booming calls from the cliff opposite the lodge. There are also some archeological remains of prehistoric kraals in the reserve, which can be accessed via walking trails. The food was excellent (which is good news as it's a very long drive to the nearest restaurant). I had deep fried parmesan risotto balls and a rump steak to follow, both of which were delicious. The price - R995 for dinner, bed and breakfast - was reasonable, particularly compared to trout lodges in the region. Just bear in mind that the last 5km or so are on a dirt road through the nature reserve, and access may be difficult for low slung sedan cars after heavy rain."

  • "Highly recommended"

    11 April 2011

    "A wonderful lodge, perfect for a romantic getaway."

  • "Wonderful stay"

    03 May 2010

    "What a peaceful & relaxing place! We had a wonderful stay & will be back!"

  • "The cottage is fantastic"

    28 April 2010

    "We really enjoyed our stayat Komati Gorge Lodge. The cottage was fantastic we had the log fire going as it was cold and wet outside. The fishing was good in the dams lower down near the river.Thanks we will be back "

  • "Just what we wanted!"

    19 May 2008

    "Very relaxing and enjoyable thanx, "

  • "Just what we wanted!"

    19 May 2008

    "Very relaxing and enjoyable thanx,"

  • "Recommended"

    30 April 2008

    "This was one of the nicest places i have visited"

  • "Recommended"

    30 April 2008

    "This was one of the nicest places i have visited"

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