Komatipoort is conveniently situated 8km from the Crocodile Bridge Gate to Kruger National Park. Bordering Mozambique and 65km from the border of Swaziland, it’s a perfect base to explore these diverse worlds.

Within an hour’s drive you can experience lion and elephant, pristine Indian Ocean beaches, the history of Maputo and traditional dancing in the Kingdom of Swaziland. Elephant back safaris, microlight safaris, golf and fishing are just a few of the appealing things to do.

They say there was a Revolution? This town has witnessed interesting events in recent history. It was a major railway town en route between Johannesburg and Lorenco Marques (now Maputo). The former President of Mozambique, Samora Machel, died here in a tragic airplane crash in 1986. Today a stunning monument and museum outside the town commemorates his role as an African leader.

Looking for the Wild Things? Komatipoort is one of the hottest towns in South Africa and has a favourable winter climate. Game viewing at this end of the Kruger Park is excellent all year round, but particularly between the winter months of June and October.

An oasis of peace and trees, the town is small, quiet and safe, with a few local restaurants and excellent accommodation ranging from backpackers to luxury lodges and self-catering facilities.

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Plattelandse atmosfeer
Komatipoort is a gem of small towns...very much to do.....Love the activities
Elize Fourie
South Africa

Highly recommend Tambarina Restaurat in Komatipoort.
John Richmond
South Africa

Nice little town
Nice little town. Certain parts of Komatipoort are nice. Maybe a little clean up would do the town some good.
Ewan Macdonald
South Africa

Johan Venter
Komatipoort is an important border town with Mozambique. It is well situated for the Border Post about 5 km east of the town. The town lies among large sugarcane farms and amidst subtropical orchards.
Johan Venter
South Africa

Our experience at Komatipoort was awesome,to hear the hippo’s from our room was one big thrill, and next time I will plan to arrive at my sleepover-place earlier to explore the place in daylight. You helped making this a once-in-a-lifetime experience for us.
Angelique Gerber
South Africa

Komatipoort is a nice place to visit, it is stress relieving
Tebogo Molefe
South Africa

Komatipoort, found in the province of Mpumalanga, The Place Where The Sun Rises, the eastern lowveld region of South Africa, affords you some of the most spectacular scenery and vistas of Africa to be found.The Komatipoort area has two major rivers, the Crocodile and Komati Rivers, meandering through, with a large variety of aquatic wildlife. These rivers offer fantastic sporting opportunities in the form of Tiger fishing. The area also offers activities such as hot air ballooning, micro-light flying, elephant back safaris and horse riding.Not far from the Komatipoort area is the world famous...
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David Hulley
South Africa

Komatipoort - A Great Breakaway!
We have just been to Ngwenya Lodge which is very close to Komatipoort. We had a great time, as it is very close to the Crocodile Bridge gate of the Kruger National Park. On our visits to the park via the road to Lower Sabi and up to Skukuza we saw the big 5 twice in a matter of 5 days. We also saw numerous other species game and birds. Komatipoort also has a very nice Spar for all the shopping needs. It also has a great 9 hole golf course on the banks of the Crcodile River if one gets tired of game viewing. Ther are also some nice restaurants where one can enjoy seafood from nearby Mozambique....
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Chris Cronje
South Africa

Small town
Komatipoort is a small town. At night the restaurants were all closed so we were unable to experience the town at night over the Easter Weekend.
pat sasman
South Africa

So many reasons to visit Komatipoort
Komatipoort is just 8 km from the game-rich Crocodiile Bridge Gate into the Kruger Park and on the borders of Swaziland and Mozambique. Golf, fishing, microlight flights, quad biking and elephant back safaris are all available locally. The town is quiet and tree lined with a small shopping centre and a couple of decent restaurants. The accommodation is varied, including backpackers, budget and mid-market. There are hundreds of reasons to spend a few days in Komatipoort!
Martyn And Sue steele
South Africa

Excellent place to stay.
Magrieta visser
South Africa

We had prawns at Tambarina (77 Rissik Street); what a fantastic meal. The town is very interesting and we got lovely place to stay overnight.
Cecilia hubner
South Africa

Great Destination
Great Destination
Gary Huxham
South Africa

Vriendelike dorpie
Baie oulike, dorp mense was baie vriendelik.
South Africa

Lovely area
kate earnshaw
United Kingdom

Komatipoort Winter
Where else in the world do you have perfect winter days with the Big 5 on your doorstep?
Vonja Coetzee
South Africa

Komatipoort as a town
Not bad for a country town, has all basic amenities and good coffee shop.
Ben Peyper
South Africa

Reinet on Komatipoort
A quiet little town near the border and Kruger Park, friendly people.
Reinet Ferreira
South Africa

Sun rises
Nice area and good people. very near de Kruger park that we loved. it was a big day, we will repeat it.
Ana Tomaz

mohammad sheibani
hi,my family and I got an accomodation last year via safarinow in komatiport when we were planning to go to mozamique and we found the kruger neighbourhood (komatipoort)unbelievably as a part of pradise,we realy enjoyed there,thanx god
Mohammad Sheibani
South Africa