Nkomazi Game Reserve is located in Mpumalanga and is surrounded by mountains, riverine valleys and highveld. The reserve spans 37,000 acres and provides the perfect setting for those looking to get back in touch with nature. Nkomazi Game Reserve boasts a variety of wildlife, supporting both Highveld and Lowveld wildlife in the grassland and bushveld areas. The Barberton Mountainland has incredible biodiversity, with a flora count higher than the Kruger National Park. Furthermore, the area is famous for the Protea flower, which is South Africa’s national flower. The famous Big Five are also present in the reserve, making for an excellent safari experience. Aside from wildlife, visitors can also experience some ancient San rock, which can be found on some of the oldest rock formations in South Africa.
Nkomazi Game Reserve in South Africa sits in the hills of the Barberton Mountains and is home to three different butterflies that are endemic to the area and occur nowhere else. Safari-goers can enjoy a variety of wildlife and birdlife and can expect to see giraffes, zebras, jackals, impalas, and warthogs. The total bird count in the area is around 252 different species.
Nkomazi Game Reserve is a great place to visit all year round. However, like with any safari experience, wildlife spotting is best during the dry winter months, between June and September. This time of year means the vegetation is sparse and the animals tend to gather around water holes.
At Nkomazi Game Reserve, guided game drives are a popular safari activity. There are two games drives per day, morning and evening, and they’re led by experienced rangers and trackers. Each game drive takes about three to four hours with stops along the way. Exclusive night drives can also be arranged after dinner and provide incredible opportunities to spot the elusive nocturnal animals. For those who’d like to get up close and personal, guided safari walks are fantastic. Guests are always accompanied by a trained and qualified guide who makes the journey unforgettable. Other activities include biking safaris, which is another great way to see the area and spot wildlife. Furthermore, throughout the game reserve, rock art sites date back more than 3,000 years, and they depict the spiritual beliefs and the lives of the San people.
Nkomazi Private Game Reserve features tented accommodation along the Komati River. With comfortable king-size beds, outdoor showers, lounge areas, and plunge pools, guests staying will truly have something to write home about.
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