Things to do near
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Crocodile Bridge Gate (8.8 km from Komatipoort)
Crocodile Bridge Gate provides the most eastern entrance into the Kruger National Park and is in close proximity to the border post between South Africa and Mozambique.
Named after the Crocodile River, Crocodile Bridge Gate is the most direct route into the southeastern section of Kruger.
Wildlife is plentiful and viewing opportunities are awesome; white rhino is often seen in woodlands while the shy black rhino hides in dense thorn thickets.
Predators you might see are lion, spotted hyena, leopard, cheetah and wild dog. Some of the grazers and browsers include giraffe, kudu, impala, hippo, and white and black rhino.
Need to know? The Crocodile River frequently floods over the bridge. Contact SAN Parks before travelling to find out if this entrance is open.
Marloth Park Conservancy (20.1 km from Komatipoort)
Letubi offer mild to wild quad bike and scrambler trails for the whole family. Novice and more experienced and adventurous riders alike will enjoy action-packed scenic rides in the stunning Letubi Valley.
Thirteen individually rated trails offer three levels of difficulty. Seasoned two- and four-wheel bikers can take up the 11 km endurance challenge. The 5.2 km flat track will test die-hard speed junkies. Those not keen to ride can simply kick back in beautiful surroundings.
Malelane (45.2 km from Komatipoort)
Malelane Golf Club is situated 2km from the entrance to the Malelane gate to the Kruger National Park. It is a full 18 hole golf course running alongside the Crocodile River. Due to the constant flow of of water the course is green all year round. There is also an amazing array of bird life on the course. I would suggest a cart so that you are not pestered by the monkeys that live on the course but other than that it is a must for any golf fan holidaying in the area.
Malelane (45.4 km from Komatipoort)
Just a stone's throw away from the Kruger National Park, Malelane Golf Club offers a real challenge on a beautiful 9-hole course.
Visitors are welcome everyday. Facilities include a pro shop, caddies, restaurant, halfway house, and other sport amenities including lawn bowls, tennis, and squash.
Malelane (45.8 km from Komatipoort)
A Gary Player design, the scenic Leopard Creek Country Club boats innovative architectural landscaping, incorporating the surrounding nature into the course itself.
As a result, wildlife is common either on the course or in the river which runs alongside several holes. The club is reserved mainly for members and guests, but arrangements can be made for visitors staying in nearby lodges.
The clubhouse is located on the banks of the Crocodile River and features lovely views of the 9th and 18th hole. A fully stocked bar also is available, along with a pro shops for all your golfing needs.
Malelane (49.1 km from Komatipoort)
Duck 'n Dive is a great pub with friendly locals, attentive staff, great service and effective air conditioning. Grab an ice-cold draught with a steak, snails or pizza – reputedly they are the best in the Onderberg! Pizzas are freshly prepared and baked in a wood-burning oven.
Poker, pool and dart competitions take place every second Tuesday and Wednesday. The pub has Big Screen TV and Wi-Fi. Open from 11:00 until late. The kitchen closes at 22:00.
Kruger National Park (64.7 km from Komatipoort)
Stay at Sabie River Bush Lodge and play a round of golf with the big five of Africa. Skukuza Golf Club is located within the Kruger National Park and is an unfenced golf course where the wildlife of the Kruger National Park roam freely. This 9 hole golf course provides not only a golfing challenge but the opportunity to view the big five.
Galleries and Museums
Hazyview (90.7 km from Komatipoort)
Visit the ruins of a 19th century trading post established by the famous Portuguese trader, Joao Albasini at the new Phabeni Gate, 10 km from Hazyview.
For centuries prolific trading activity has taken place in the southeastern region of Africa. Maputo (formerly Lourenco Marques) would have been the starting and end point for many of the old trading routes that crisscrossed the southern continent.
Albasini set up a network of trading routes that reached the Lowveld. By 1845, he had established a trading post at Magashula’s Kraal, now known as Albasini Ruins.
Phabeni Gate (90.8 km from Komatipoort)
Phabeni Gate is situated 10 km from Hazyview and serves as a convenient entry point for visitors entering the southern part of the Kruger National Park. Guided night drives in open safari vehicles are on offer - advance bookings are essential.
Four By Four Trails
Barberton (97.9 km from Komatipoort)
Eureka City is an easy 4x4 trail located 10 km from Barberton. The trail has a grading of 2 and is 25 km long. It takes approximately 5 to 6 hours to complete. A 4x2 vehicle with diff lock, low range gear and high clearance is permitted. This is a one-way trail with fantastic scenery; geological wonders, gold mines, old rock formations and volcanic landscapes. The route travels across the Barberton Greenstone Belt.