Things to do in MpumalangaEben Grobler2022-06-09T12:30:40+00:00
Great Things to do in Mpumalanga
Looking for team building in Mpumalanga?
Finding team building activities that will interest employees to spend time together can prove to be a daunting task. In a world where we spend more time with our co-workers than our families, teamwork activities are integral to gaining each other’s trust or just to have some fun while getting to know each other. For a variety of fun things to do at lodges in Mpumalanga that will bring your employees together, have a look at Komati Gorge Lodge’s activities below.
Now here’s one of the more adrenaline-charged things to do in Mpumalanga. Make it an event and bring all your friends with 4×4’s to spend a weekend at Komati Gorge 4 Star Lodge. Our 4×4 trails are not only challenging, but set in a beautiful area where you can even encounter wildlife on your adventure. We also offer Game Drives in an open vehicle for our guests’ enjoyment.
Start the day with a brisk paddle up the river. Or, at the end of a perfect day, enjoy the tranquility of a slow cruise up the river while on the look out for kingfishers, otters, and Nile monitors. For the more adventurous, get the adrenalin pumping while tubing down the rapids when the river is flowing strong.
We are big fans of the extreme and rock climbing surely rates as one of the more extreme things to do in Mpumalanga, but Komati Gorge Lodge does not provide equipment or guides for mountain climbing. There are plenty of mountains and rock faces to climb on the 2000 hectare farm and you are very welcome to climb, but you do so at your own risk. There are 4 marked routes and a 30m abseil route. Rock Climbing is done with your own equipment and nobody is allowed mountain climbing if an indemnity has not been signed.
One of the most relaxing things to do in Mpumalanga must certainly be fishing!Komati Gorge Lodge is a favorite spot for fly fishing. We have six designated spots for fly fishermen to try their luck with the abundant trout or yellowfish. You can also opt to go upstream with the canoe in search of some more prime spots. There are also three well-stocked trout dams on the reserve; the Lodge dam, Otter dam and Fish Eagle Dam. The Lodge dam is in plain sight from the restaurant and serves as a clear indicator of how active the fish are during certain times of the day.
For the brave and the fit, our guests are more than welcome to explore our reserve by foot. Please inform reception before embarking on one of our two hiking trails or obtain a map to ensure that you don’t get lost. The Ibis trial is between 1-2 hours, whereas the Aloe trial is 3-4 hours’ worth of pure indulgence in our pristine nature reserve with sights that include caves, a waterfall and stone ruins, making our hiking trials one of the most beautiful things to do in Mpumalanga.
Experiencing wildlife on horseback is about as close to nature as it gets without it being too intimidating. Your chances of animal sightings are increased on our horse riding trials which are specially chosen to seek out the wild on our reserve. There will also be a trained guide with you at all times and our horses are extremely well mannered, as well as trained to follow instructions well. Komati resort offers a 30 minute or 1.5-hour trial through the reserve. There are also guided rides for kids at the lodge.
With unlimited gorgeous scenery in our province, mountain biking is another one of the fun things to do in Mpumalanga, not to mention the beautiful mountain biking trails at Komati Gorge Reserve. There are between 20 to 30 kilometers of trails on the reserve and more can be found around the Lodge in the area. Difficulty ranges from Easy (Marked as Green), Challenging (Marked as Blue) and Death Wish (Marked as Black). Mountain biking or normal cycling is allowed anywhere on the reserve.
Who doesn’t love a game of paintball? If you are looking for an adrenalin pumping activity to entertain your friends or family, a round of paintball is guaranteed to get your blood rushing. It really is one of the most fun things to do in Mpumalanga. Komati Gorge Lodge offers a basic package for 3 hours use of the range that includes the paintball gun, a 12oz gas bottle, 115 paintballs, a protective mask and a jacket. We offer extra paintballs and gas bottles for the more serious players or if you’re just having too much fun to stop.
Archery is one of the more intense things to do in Mpumalanga – shooting targets with a bow and arrow can be more exhilarating than you think. Archery is believed to date back all the way to the Stone Age which is approximately 20 000BC. Egyptians also used archery about 5000 years ago to hunt and even fight off their enemies. At Komati 4 Star Lodge, we provide you with a 45 or 65 pound compound bow and you can enjoy an entire hour’s worth of target shooting. It is sure to be good, clean fun and you’ll be surprised how easy it is to master.
WE ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS
We want to make your stay at our lodge as comfortable and as convenient as possible. We accept all kinds of payments including credit cards. This means less planning ahead for you and more time to simply sit back and enjoy the time away from it all. We accept credit cards of all kinds but if you are unsure if we will accept your card, contact us.
While you might be in the calming surrounds of some truly stunning natural landscapes, we still have a way for you to keep in touch with the outside world. For those who still want to enjoy a little bit of TV while they are away, we have TV sets equipped with DSTV in all of our rooms.
NO DAY VISITORS
Sadly while we know that there are many who would love to spend the day with us, enjoying all of our action packed activities, we do not accept nor do we have space for day visitors. We do however offer comfortable and affordable accommodation facilities, so why not rather make a weekend of it and stay over?
Unlike other rustic style lodges, our lodge is all about ensuring that you are completely comfortable and that you don’t have to worry about a thing. This means that you don’t have to lug your bedding or your pricey linens to the lodge. We will provide everything you might need from your linen to your toweling.