Kokomori is the Tswana word for Woodpecker. It's literal translation means:
Koko = to Knock, Mori = Tree
Dian and Minda Geerkens opened Kokomori Lodge in December 2000. The Lodge is situated On Klipbokspruit Farm in Tom Burke, Northern Province. The Farm measures 850ha, of which 700 ha is unspoilt bushveld, playing ground for birds, insects and game.
Kokomori Bird Lodge lies on the shores of an artificial dam, which is fed by the mighty Limpopo river. Close on 400 bird species have already been recorded in the many diverse habitats which surround Kokomori Lodge. These habitats range from Limpopo riverine forest and Limpopo floodplains to open grasslands and arid sandry thornveld.
The Limpopo River forms a natural link between the subtropical lowveld regions of Zimbabwe and Mozambique and the bushveld of the Northern Province, resulting in the existence of many interesting bird species.
The habitats also include more than a hundred different tree species, for example: Anna Tree, Knob Thorn, Weeping Boerbean, Zebra Wood, Apple Leaf, Nyala Tree, Wild Apricot, BuffaloThorn, Large Fruit Bush Willow, but to mention a few. For some interesting facts about some of these trees, please click here.
Kokomori Bird Lodge consists of 2 self-catering Cottages, sleeping 4 people each as well as a Honeymoon Suite.The Lodge is thatched and built with the natural materials of the area.
The Cottages are situated right on the edge of the Dam with a private fireplace for each. Facilities include electricity, en suite shower and toilet, a mini Kitchen including fridge as well as bed linen.
The Honeymoon Suite, bathroom en suite, is situated above the Main Lapa.
The Main Lapa seats up to 24 people, has a full kitchen and bar as well as a huge fireplace overlooking the Dam. The view form here is fantastic. There is also a little Swimming Pool.