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Town Small Komatipoort

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Located in South Africa :: Mpumalanga  :: Komatipoort
Category: Places :: Town Small

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Komatipoort town is situated at the confluence of Komati and Crocodile rivers in the Mpumalanga province, South Africa. The word Komati originated from a Swazi word 'Nkhomati' which means rivers of cows. The town is situated 11 km from the Crocodile Bridge entrance to the Kruger National park and just 3km from Lebombo Border Post, gateway to Mozambique. This is a small, quiet town with beautiful tree lined streets. This is also one of the hottest towns in South Africa, where the temperatures can reach up to 48 degrees Celsius in summer. The winter climate is around 24 degrees Celsius. (Updated Feb-13).

Contact
Address :  Komatipoort Information Centre, Mpumalanga, South Africa
Contact :  Komatipoort Information Centre
Tel :  +27(0)13 790 7301
Cellphone Reception :  Good Main Cellular Network :  MTN. CellC. Vodacom

Destination Information
Police Doctor Tourist Information Office Petrol Diesel Gas Refill Laundromat Shopping Mall Shopping Centre Bank ATM Foreign Exchange Internet Cafe Lodging Camping Butchery Bakery Liquor Restaurant Pharmacy Tyre Repair Tyre Sales Mechanical Repair
Facilities :  Tour Services
Tourist Information Telephone :  +27(0)13 793 7218 

Facilities
Other Facilities :  Sportgrounds/Showgrounds. Auto Spares. Fast Food. Government Services.

Activities
Game Drives Quad Bikes Fishing Swimming Bird Watching
Golf

Travelling Information

There is no tourism office here. (Feb-13).


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“Komatipoort lies, on the Western slopes of the Lebombo Mountains which form the border and a natural barrier between South Africa and Mozambique. During the 1880’S Komatipoort started as a construction camp for the railway line being built from Lourenco Marques. The area was extremely hot and malaria fever was a constant danger. During the Anglo/Boer War, the British recruited mercenaries under Lieutenant-Col. Steinaecker, to fight the Boer guerillas in the Lowveld’ These mercenaries became known as "Steinaecker's Horse" and used Komatipoort as a base. Malaria is under control now, but Komatipoort is still one of the hottest places in South Africa, with average summer temperatures of about 33 °C” - Chris Smit, 2024/06/10

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