There is plenty of accommodation both in Komatipoort and the surrounding
areas, mostly in the form of farm cottages, guest houses and bed-and-breakfast
establishments. A new nine-hole golf course provides a wonderful view of the
adjacent Kruger National Park. Komatipoort is only 8kms from the Crocodile
Bridge Gate to the Kruger National Park and just 3kms, from the border crossing
into Mozambique at Lebombo.
Komatipoort is known locally as the village
where people and Nature live together in perfect harmony. Near to Komatipoort is
the site of the plane crash where Mozambique's President Samora Machel died, now
a National Monument.
Komatipoort was first established in 1890 by a Dutch railroad company which
constructed the railway from the Mozambique border to Pretoria. Komatipoort takes its name from "the meeting of the Komati" or the place where the Crocodile and Komati Rivers meet before flowing away into Mozambique behind the Lebombo
Mountains. Malaria was a major problem in those days, as it is today in the
Lowveld, and caused the death of many railroad workers. Komatipoort is now the
main rail and road link between South Africa and both Swaziland and Mozambique.