Cradled by the Lebombo Mountains, Komatipoort sits at the confluence of the Crocodile and Komati Rivers, which forms a natural barrier between South Africa and Mozambique. A mere 10km away from the Kruger National Park’s Crocodile Bridge gate, it is an ideal launch pad from which to explore this slice of wilderness and its dense and diverse wildlife.
The Kruger’s landscape stretches across almost 2,000,000ha and is the stomping ground for massive herds of elephant, rhino, buffalo, and plains game. The oldest game of cat and mouse plays out in the park’s bushveld, dotted with granite kopjes and waterholes populated by hippos and crocodiles. The trees are home to over 500 bird species – some of which aren’t found elsewhere in the country. Discover archaeological sites on foot, cutting through the tropical forest and savannah grasslands.
Experience an unparalleled elephant-back safari – sit atop these gentle giants as the amble through open grassland and dense forests. Try to hook the fearsome tiger fish, practice your backswing at a nine-hole Golf course adjacent to the Kruger, or visit in June so you can take part in the Prawn Festival. This border post town is a superb stopover for travellers making their way to Mozambique or Swaziland.
- A mere 10km away from the Kruger National Park’s Crocodile Bridge gate
- Kruger National Park showcases Africa’s iconic creatures including the Big 5, giraffe, hippo, and cheetah, as well as 137 other mammals
- Over 500 species of bird can be found in the area making it a paradise for twitchers
- There are several archaeological sites to be discovered nearby
- Experience an unparalleled elephant-back safari
- Fish, golf, or border hop to neighbouring Mozambique or Swaziland