Things to do near
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Game Reserve in Balule Nature Reserve (89 km from Mopani)
The Balule Nature Reserve, also called the Balule Private Game Reserve, is situated next to the Kruger National Park. The park was formed in the early 1990s when numerous farm owners removed the fences separating the farms and has since grown to about 35 000 hectares in size.Balule and the surrounding Olifants and Klaserie Nature Reserves are...
Game Reserve in Kruger National Park (96.2 km from Mopani)
The Kruger National Park, which measures a whopping two million hectares, is approximately the size of the whole of Wales. Although there are still fences between parts of the Kruger National Park and Mozambique and Zimbabwe, so the planned Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Park is not quite yet a reality. When it is, it will be spectacular. Actually,...
Hoedspruit (121.8 km from Mopani)
A visit to the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre is a moving and worthwhile experience It's also a convenient day excursion if you’re visiting the Orpen Gate side of Kruger National Park, Blyde River Canyon, Bourke's Luck Potholes, Pilgrim's Rest, Graskop or Sabie. The centre provides a home for abandoned, injured and poisoned wildlife and...
Phalaborwa (59 km from Mopani)
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...
Hoedspruit (114.5 km from Mopani)
This herpetological haven is well worth a stop!
Formerly known as Swadini Snake Park, Khamai Reptile Park is home to some of South Africa’s deadliest snakes. Experienced guides will show you the scariest beasts - black and green mambas, boomslangs and Mozambique Spitting Cobras.
If that isn’t enough to get your pulse racing then check out the...
Hans Merensky Nature Reserve (83.2 km from Mopani)
Lying on the banks of the Great Letaba River just west of Kruger National Park and close to Tzaneen, the Hans Merensky Nature Reserve is a fabulous place to view wildlife on foot.
You’ll find none of the big hairy scaries here – just various antelope including rare sable, zebra, wildebeest, warthog, hippo and giraffe. If you’re lucky, you might...
Hoedspruit (119.8 km from Mopani)
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...
Galleries and Museums
Phalaborwa Gate (53.4 km from Mopani)
Trip back in time to a beautifully restored Stone Age village in Kruger National Park
Situated on top of the picturesque Masorini Hill 11km from Phalaborwa entrance gate on the road to Letaba camp, Masorini offers a glimpse of an organized economy that existed before the arrival of European settlers in South Africa.
The village also gives...
Phalaborwa (54.8 km from Mopani)
Tee off on the wild side at Hans Merensky Golf Course near the Phalaborwa Gate of Kruger National Park.
The renowned course has a unique bushveld atmosphere and it’s not uncommon for visitors to share their golf experience with resident giraffe, hippo, crocodile and other wildlife!
Designed by Bob Grimsdell, the 18-hole par 72 championship golf...
Phalaborwa (58.9 km from Mopani)
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...
Phalaborwa (61.7 km from Mopani)
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...
Game Reserve in Motswari Private Game Reserve (74.9 km from Mopani)
Home to magnificent free-roaming lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard, Motswari Game Reserve delivers an unforgettable wildlife experience. The vast landscape within Timbavati Game Reserve is also home to giraffe, numerous antelope, zebra, wild dogs, hyena, and over 350 different species of birds, each one imbuing the magical sights, sounds...
Game Reserve in Klaserie Private Nature Reserve (76.5 km from Mopani)
Bordering Timbavati Game Reserve and the Kruger National Park is Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, one of the largest privately owned reserves in South Africa.Along with Timbavati, Umbabat and Balule Nature Reserve, Klaserie is a member of the Association of Private Nature Reserves. This non-government operation hosts and is radically committed to...
Galleries and Museums
Tzaneen (81.9 km from Mopani)
This well-known attraction inside the Hans Merensky Nature Reserve is built exclusively of traditional materials.
Tsonga Kraal Museum is an open-air reconstructed village showcasing the many traditional building styles of the Tsonga people who originated from southern Mozambique.
Friendly and animated guides bring the village to life as they...
Game Reserve in Timbavati Reserve (85.1 km from Mopani)
Home to the famous ‘White Lions’, Timbavati Reserve has long basked in the spotlight. Although no white lions have been seen at Timbavati for years, several white lions are regularly seen in other parts of Kruger National Park and they could easily reappear in the Timbavati prides.Forming part of the greater Kruger National Park, the reserve...