Kruger Surrounds Popular Attractions

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Amarula Lapa in Phalaborwa

Amarula Lapa

Popular Attraction in Phalaborwa

Home to Africa's wild and silky cream liqueur, the Amarula Lapa is a great spot to chill near the Phalaborwa Gate of Kruger National Park. Here you can relax, stretch your legs and of course, enjoy a glass of Amarula Cream on ice and stock up with a few bottles before journeying on. Comfortable seating, a shop and a warm African welcome await you on entering the high thatch-roof building. Rough stone walls and kraal-style area bestow an authentic bushveld feeling. The Amarula Lapa is crucial to the lives of the local inhabitants who provide the Marula fruit for pulp processing in season. During the off-season, Amarula sponsor community-based job creation projects to enhance their income. Opening hours are Monday to Friday 08:30 – 16:30 and Saturday 09:00 – 12:00. A fertile fruit? The fruit of the indigenous Marula tree is believed to have aphrodisiac properties and features in tribal fertility rites. Known in folklore as ‘The Marriage Tree’, tribal marriage ceremonies still take place under the umbrella shaped trees.

Balloon Safaris Hoedspruit in Hoedspruit

Balloon Safaris Hoedspruit

Popular Attraction in Hoedspruit

Take to the sky in a hot air balloon for the experience of your life! Sun Catchers Hot Air Ballooning offers one-hour long flights from Hoedspruit over the scenic Blyde River. Soar above a mix of farmland and private nature reserves at the foot of the Drakensberg Escarpment. Weather permitting, Sun Catchers also offer flights over the Kapama Nature Reserve.

Blyde Dam Boat Cruise in Hoedspruit

Blyde Dam Boat Cruise

Popular Attraction in Hoedspruit

Enjoy a lovely boat ride on the Blyde Dam, where you can savour the splendor of the Blyde River Canyon. Your tour guide will take you to the Kadishi Tufa Waterfall and the majestic Three Rondavels. Wildlife is abundant; you'll be able to spot hippo, crocodile, as well as fish eagle. During the cruise, you can learn more about the history of the third biggest canyon in the world. Departure times: 9:00, 11:00 and 15:00; Minimum guests: 6 people; Maximum guests: 50 people; Duration: 1½ hours.

Bombyx Mori Silk Farm in Hoedspruit

Bombyx Mori Silk Farm

Popular Attraction in Hoedspruit

Discover the secrets of silk and the extraordinary little creatures that produce it. Experienced guides will take you on a journey through silk’s fascinating history and an interesting behind-the-scenes tour. Currently Bombyx Mori Silk Estate is South Africa’s only commercial silkworm farm. Here you can find out about their organic farming methods and how the cocoons are processed into wonderful products and the life-cycle of the mulberry silkworm. The species farmed at Bombyx Mori is the mulberry silkworm, not the ‘zebra’ worm that most of us kept as pet worms when we were kids! These remarkably industrious insects spin cocoons from a single strand that measures up to one kilometre. A visit to Bombyx Mori wouldn’t be complete without popping into the Ivory Room and Gallery. Here you will find silk-filled duvets, pillows and numerous other silk products to purchase as well as local crafts, selected interior finishes and original artwork.

Elephant Back Safaris in Hoedspruit

Elephant Back Safaris

Popular Attraction in Hoedspruit

Experience the thrill of riding elephants. The tour is provided at the Kapama Private Game Reserve and lasts for about an hour. Learn how to get onto the back of an elephant. These gracious animals tend to grab a grassy snack along the way. You are returned to the elephant boma after the ride. Videos can be made on request.

Idle & Wild Quad Trails in Hazyview

Idle & Wild Quad Trails

Popular Attraction in Hazyview

Enjoy fun quad bike trails in the area with Idle & Wild. Riders will enjoy a great experience and the excitement of riding through scenic riverine areas, indigenous bush and farmlands in and around the Sabie River Valley. Quad bikes are easy to drive thanks to automatic gear shifts, and you'll be accompanied by a guide that will ensure you are familiar with the controls prior to departure. All safety equipment is supplied, and obstacles are suitable for novice and experienced riders. Trails depart from 10:00 to 17:00.

Induna Adventures in Hazyview

Induna Adventures

Popular Attraction in Hazyview

Horse riding, quad biking, river rafting, zipline, mountain biking, tubing

Kruger Africa Safaris in Komatipoort

Kruger Africa Safaris

Popular Attraction in Komatipoort

Kick back in an open safari vehicle on a tour of Kruger National Park. Qualified FGSA field guides will introduce you to the Big 5 and seek for the Magnificent 7. Definitely a far more enjoyable Kruger experience than self-driving in a small sedan.

Letubi Quad Biking in Marloth Park Conservancy

Letubi Quad Biking

Popular Attraction in Marloth Park Conservancy

Letubi offer mild to wild quad bike and scrambler trails for the whole family. Novice and more experienced and adventurous riders alike will enjoy action-packed scenic rides in the stunning Letubi Valley. Thirteen individually rated trails offer three levels of difficulty. Seasoned two- and four-wheel bikers can take up the 11 km endurance challenge. The 5.2 km flat track will test die-hard speed junkies. Those not keen to ride can simply kick back in beautiful surroundings.

Nkosi Adventures in Hazyview

Nkosi Adventures

Popular Attraction in Hazyview

Join Idle & Wild Nkosi Adventures for a memorable experience along the river through the natural bush of the Sabie River Valley. With experienced guides and approved equipment, this is an excellent family activity. Trips start at 09:00, 12:00 and 15:00, 7 days a week. Duration: one and a half hours. Note: Only children older than 5 years are allowed to participate. Rafting is subject to water levels.

Olifants River Boat Cruise in Phalaborwa

Olifants River Boat Cruise

Popular Attraction in Phalaborwa

Embark on a 3-hour boat cruise for close encounters with crocodile, hippo and elephant along the banks of the Olifants River bordering and open to the Kruger National Park. Photographers and birders will enjoy the convenience of the upper deck equipped with chairs and tables. Great for a sundowner cruise on the river and an entirely unique game viewing experience.

Orange Wine Tasting at Rottcher Wineries in White River

Orange Wine Tasting at Rottcher Wineries

Popular Attraction in White River

Sample delicious orange wine from Rottcher Wineries at Casterbridge. Locally grown Valencia oranges are fermented in the old fashioned way to produce Avalencia, a unique orange 'wine' with an alcohol content of 14.5%. Avalencia can be enjoyed as an delectable alternative to sherry, port or other dessert wines. Rottcher also produces Avalencia Ginger and Avalencia Chilli. Monday to Friday 09:00 - 16:30 Saturday & Sunday 09:00 - 16:00

Phalaborwa Opencast Mine Viewpoint in Phalaborwa

Phalaborwa Opencast Mine Viewpoint

Popular Attraction in Phalaborwa

Just south of Phalaborwa is the “Big Hole”, one of the largest copper mines in the world and Africa’s widest manmade hole. It’s almost 2 km wide and visible from space! There is an incredible lookout point located nearby. In addition to viewing the Big Hole, the viewpoint offers awesome views of Limpopo’s stunning landscape and the Kruger National Park.

Sabie Valley Coffee in Hazyview

Sabie Valley Coffee

Popular Attraction in Hazyview

Sabie Valley Coffee has been producing Arabica coffee for over 25 years. The farm grows and produces coffee as well as provides coffee tours, showing the complete method of manufacturing coffee, including the roasting process and allowing a chance to taste the finished product at the Espresso Bar. The Gift shop has the Sabie Valley Coffee for sale so that guests may purchase this great taste to take home with them.

Shangana Cultural Village in Hazyview

Shangana Cultural Village

Popular Attraction in Hazyview

At the core of Shangana Cultural Village is a busy African market where local craftspeople work and trade their crafts. Trained guides take guests on informative and interactive trips to villages during the daytime as well as midday tours with lunch and the famous Evening Festival in the Chief's Kraal. Shangana was created and built by the local Shangaan people and is a source of great pride. The village preserves their rich heritage and is an example of South Africa's great cultural diversity.

 

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