General Information

Komatipoort is situated in the Kruger Lowveld  region of Mpumalanga  in South Africa, sitting in the confluence of the Crocodile and Komati Rivers.  The town is approximately 8km from the Crocodile Bridge Gate leading to the Kruger National Park and only 5km from the border to Mozambique.  

Komatipoort is the main rail and road link between South Africa and both Swaziland and Mozambique.

The town is small and peaceful with the perfect winter climate of early 20°C, however it is also one of the hottest towns in South Africa in summer, with temperatures reaching upper 40°C.  The towns name is derived from the Komati River and the word ‘poort’ meaning mountain pass referring to the natural barrier of the Lebombo mountain range between South Africa and Mozambique.

Mozambique‘s former President Samora Machel died in a plane crash near Komatipoort, in the Lebombo mountain range.  Marking the accident site is the Samora Machel Monument.

Many tourists opt to stay in Komatipoort for ease of access into the Kruger National Park.  The tranquil tree-lined streets and friendly locals make the town inviting to those that seek solace from a hectic city life. 

Activities in the town are mostly of the wildlife variety, with many game being viewed if visitors are lucky, right from their front patio.  Most accommodation establishments offer to help with bookings for guided tours and safaris into the park.  Other activities include:

Komatipoort Golf Club

Kambaku Komatipoort Golf Course situated in Komatipoort Mpumalanga is a 9 hole course set in the wildest corner of South Africa.  At the confluence of the Crocodile and Komati Rivers along the foothills of the Lebombo mountain range.

Ideally situated close to the Kruger National Park nestles a unique gem of a golf course that will challenge each and every level of Golfer. With the breathtaking Lebombo Mountains as backdrop you can retreat to the Bushveld let your dreams take flight and enjoy a slice of heaven…

Komatipoort golf course is unique in every way.  A group of dedicated farmers came together as a community and begun clearing the site in 1997. Course designer Douw van der Merwe added his expertise to the layout and slowly this beautiful course set at the confluence of the Komati and Crocodile Rivers took shape. It was literally a case of your bull dozer today, my tractor tomorrow; anyone got cement, sand or perhaps you can lend a hand on the weekend? You can understand how and why this course is a success such a great community effort with pride and love for the game of golf, Komatipoort golf course came to be. It didn’t happen over night and the grass was planted in 2001, shortly there after the course opened for play.

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Guided Tours & Safaris – Day Tours

Welcome to Discover Kruger Safaris

Discover the Kruger National Park

Discover Kruger Safaris offers you the opportunity to discover the Kruger National Park without the inconvenience of trying to navigate your way around the park. We offer guided game drives to suit your every need, be it a quick morning game drive or a full day trip.

Our experienced guides will take you on a safari in an open safari vehicle.  Our guides have a wealth of knowledge regarding the flora and fauna of the Kruger Park, which they are enthusiastic about sharing with you to make your trip an experience of a lifetime.

At Discover Kruger, our focus is on the southern region of the Kruger National Park. This area has the biggest concentration of game in the Kruger Park and is well known for big five sightings, as well as an abundance of plains game. This makes for exciting and enjoyable game viewing.

Our Services Include

Full Day Safaris into Kruger National Park // Half Day Safaris into Kruger National Park //  Book Here

Horse Back Safaris

Before the invention of the automobile, it was not an uncommon sight to see a person riding a horse to get to their destination. But in today’s age, you can go horse-riding just for the heck of it. So why not do it in the Great Kruger region in the province of Mpumalanga and Limpopo, where both natural beauty and adventure reign?

But you don’t have to just go horse riding. You can pack a picnic and enjoy delicious cuisine amidst luscious groves. Or you can go hiking along the mountainous terrain with the help of a guide who will point out the natural wonders before you. That’s the beauty of horse riding: you’re not confined to the actual activity; horse riding opens up a world of possibilities for enjoyment, relaxation and exploration, especially when you’re sight-seeing. If you’re a beginner, lessons and tours are both accessible and cost-effective. You’re looking at paying between R200-R300 per person for lessons. In addition, you get your pick of the best in schooled trail horses, depending on your temperament and ability. So you don’t have to worry about being taken for a ride. The Sabie Valley in Mpumalanga is renowned for its array of scenic routes and horse trails. These horse trails are ideal for people of all ages and experience with horse riding. Whether it’s flat terrain or highlands, a horse can negotiate it well. This means that you, your family and your friends can enjoy the relaxation and adventure that horse riding brings with it. So why not do, as they do in Western films, and saddle up? 1 Hour Horse Trail Duration: 1 Hours Price From: 250 A pleasant 1 hour horse trail through the Lowveld bushveld with the opportunity of seeing plains game such as nyala, impala, duiker, zebra, giraffe, baboons and monkeys. 2 Hour Horse Trail Duration: 2 Hours Price From: 380 Enjoy the thrill of riding in amongst plains’ game such as zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, kudu, nyala, warthog and impala. Also enjoy Lowveld birding from horseback. All rides are conducted on Grasslands Game Farm 

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Charter Tiger Fishing

You cannot find a better Tiger fishing experience than on the Komati river, Komatipoort offers everything you need for Tiger fishing. Our experience is on a 17 ft boat with rods and reels included. Come and enjoy nature at its best, it includes:

  • Boat
  • Tackle
  • Bait

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Birding Hotspots

Close on 600 bird species have been recorded in the Kruger Lowveld region, making it one of South Africa’s premier birding destinations.

At higher altitude, in the Afro-montane forests and grasslands of the Mpumalanga escarpment, a keen birder may be lucky enough to see species such as Bush Blackcap, Knysna Turaco, Chorister Robin-Chat, Malachite Sunbird or Gurney’s Sugarbird.  The chances of seeing White-necked Raven or Jackal Buzzard are also good.

The forested river valleys beneath the escarpment are home to the birders’ “holy grail”, the Narina Trogon, and other special species, such the threatened African Crowned Eagle and African Finfoot.

The Lowveld National Botanical Gardens in Nelspruit/Mbombela is home to an impressive number of bird species. During a walk along the extensive network of paths and boardwalks and through various habitats, a birder may be rewarded with the bright red flashes from the wings of a Purple-crested Turaco, colourful sunbirds and the African Paradise Flycatcher.

Over 500 bird species have been recorded in the Kruger National Park alone, including several endangered and vulnerable species, such as the Southern Ground Hornbill, Saddle-billed Stork, Pel’s Fishing Owl and Bateleur. The park’s camps are rich with birdlife, most of which are generally unconcerned by human activity. There are also several excellent bird hides from which a keen bird photographer can get great images.

Another “birding hotspot” is Saddleback Pass and Peddlars Bush, near Barberton, where one may be lucky enough to find Olive Woodpecker or Grey Cuckooshrike. Kaapschehoop and surrounds is also a birding paradise where species, such as Buff-streaked Chat, Cape Rock-Thrush, Mocking Cliff-Chat or Drakensberg Prinia, may be found.

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