Wildlife Ratings

Big 5: 6
Mammals: 7
Birds: 6
Reptiles: 5
Trees: 8

Lookout for

Samango Monkey
Aardvark
Elephant
White Rhino
Lion
Cheetah
Brown Hyena
Jackal
Buffalo
Giraffe
Kudu
Wildebeest
Zebra
Impala
Waterbuck
Warthog
Baboon

Nkomazi Game Reserve provides guests with ample opportunities for game viewing. The eastern side of the reserve is dominated by open grassland and this provides the basis for good general plains game viewing. Crossing the river, the terrain becomes mountainous and thicker vegetation prevails. The combination of tracts of open grassland and a prime riverine ecosystem in the valleys and mountains results in a healthy variety of different wildlife species occurring on the property. Lion, cheetah, elephant, buffalo and rhino have all been recently re-introduced to the reserve. A number of traditional Sotho and San tribes lived in this area centuries ago, and there are a number of cultural and archaeological sites on the reserve which make Nkomazi an interesting destination all round.

Why we like it

Big 5 reserve; Variety of habitat types; Home to several interesting archaeological and cultural sites

Facts & Figures

Park / Reserve Size: 14700 Ha
Reserve Type: Private Game Reserve
Big 5: Yes
Specialist Specie: Giraffe
Malaria Area: Yes
Nearest Town: Barberton

Lodges and Camps (click on the links below)

Lodge Budget Lodge Type
Komati Tented Lodge Luxury Full Board

Key Species

MAMMALS
Elephant
White Rhino
Giraffe


BRIDS
Martial Eagle
African Fish Eagle
Narina Trogon
Secretary Bird
Jackal Buzzard


REPTILES
Black Mamba
Serrated Hinged Terrapin
Transvaal Girdled Lizard


TREES
Beechwood
Scented-Pod Thorn Acacia
Highveld Protea


HABITAT TYPES
Grassland / Open Plains
Open Water
Riverine
Rocky Outcrops
Mountains