Things to Do in Phalaborwa

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Amarula Lapa

Amarula Lapa

Popular Attractions in Phalaborwa (2 km from 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...

Hans Merensky Nature Reserve

Hans Merensky Nature Reserve

Nature Reserves in Hans Merensky Nature Reserve (55.9 km from Phalaborwa)

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...

Phalaborwa Opencast Mine Viewpoint

Phalaborwa Opencast Mine Viewpoint

Popular Attractions in Phalaborwa (7.5 km from 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...

Masorini Village Museum

Masorini Village Museum

Galleries and Museums in Phalaborwa Gate (9.1 km from Phalaborwa)

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...

Hans Merensky Golf Course

Hans Merensky Golf Course

Golf Courses in Phalaborwa (10.3 km from Phalaborwa)

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...

Olifants River Boat Cruise

Olifants River Boat Cruise

Popular Attractions in Phalaborwa (12 km from 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...

Things to do near Phalaborwa

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

Balule Nature Reserve

Balule Nature Reserve

Game Reserve in Balule Nature Reserve (33.5 km from Phalaborwa)

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...

Kruger National Park

Game Reserve in Kruger National Park (60.5 km from Phalaborwa)

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,...

Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

Animal Parks in Hoedspruit (66.6 km from Phalaborwa)

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...

Blyde River Canyon

Blyde River Canyon

Game Reserve in Blyde River Canyon (75.4 km from Phalaborwa)

Situated along the Mpumalanga Drakensberg escarpment, the reserve covers a large area extending from the Pinnacle and Gods Window in the south to beyond the mighty Marieps Kop in the north, and ending at Swadini. The reserve is administered by the Mpumalanga Parks Board and is known primarily for the outstanding natural beauty of the canyon as...

Blyde Dam Boat Cruise

Blyde Dam Boat Cruise

Popular Attractions in Hoedspruit (74 km from Phalaborwa)

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...

Sabi Sand Reserve

Game Reserve in Sabi Sand Reserve (95.6 km from Phalaborwa)

Situated in the southwestern part of the greater Kruger National Park, Sabi Sand Game Reserve is famous for having some of the best year-round Big Five viewing in South Africa. Renowned for the high incidence of leopard sightings, Sabi Sand is also one of the best places to see cheetah, lion and wild dogs.Wildlife roam through this unspoiled...

Khamai Reptile Park

Khamai Reptile Park

Animal Parks in Hoedspruit (57.5 km from Phalaborwa)

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...

Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre

Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre

Animal Parks in Hoedspruit (63.9 km from Phalaborwa)

Last chance to see? Hopefully not but don't miss seeing some of the rarest of Africa’s breeding wildlife at an amazing centre in the Limpopo. Situated on over 100 hectares within the Kapama Private Game Reserve, the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre was initially established as part of a breeding programme for cheetah.Today the centre has...

Bourkes Luck Potholes

Bourkes Luck Potholes

Popular Attractions in Blyde River Canyon (87.7 km from Phalaborwa)

The impressive rock features of Bourke’s Luck Potholes marks the start of the extraordinarily scenic Blyde River Canyon and is one of the tick-offs on the well-beaten path of the Panorama Route.The giant potholes have been carved over centuries by pebbles swirling around in poolswhere the Treur River plunges into the Blyde River. Bourke’s Luck had...

Hans Merensky Nature Reserve

Hans Merensky Nature Reserve

Nature Reserves in Hans Merensky Nature Reserve (55.9 km from Phalaborwa)

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...

Bombyx Mori Silk Farm

Bombyx Mori Silk Farm

Popular Attractions in Hoedspruit (64.1 km from Phalaborwa)

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...

Echo Caves

Echo Caves

Popular Attractions in Ohrigstad (87.5 km from Phalaborwa)

The Echo Caves are situated in the northernmost range of the Drakensberg in Limpopo. This interesting geological site can be found 15 km west of the Strydom Tunnel on the Abel Erasmus Pass and 26 km north of Ohrigstad on the Lydenburg/Tzaneen road. The natural caves are well known for the hollow dolomite in this area. If the stalactites are...

Selati Game Reserve Game Reserve

Selati Game Reserve

Game Reserve in Selati Game Reserve (64.7 km from Phalaborwa)

Selati Game Reserve encompasses 30 000 ha of the greater Kruger Park area. The landscape is characterised by typical savannah trees and bushveld, and is also home to the Big 5. The reserve is situated nearby to Phalaborwa, one of the largest mineral ore deposits in the world. The endemic cycad forms part of the sprawling habitat which became a...

Masorini Village Museum

Masorini Village Museum

Galleries and Museums in Phalaborwa Gate (9.1 km from Phalaborwa)

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...

Klaserie Private Nature Reserve Game Reserve

Klaserie Private Nature Reserve

Game Reserve in Klaserie Private Nature Reserve (31.5 km from Phalaborwa)

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...