Things to do near
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 (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...
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 (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...
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...
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...
Galleries and Museums
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...
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...
Game Reserve in Motswari Private Game Reserve (42.9 km from Phalaborwa)
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 Makalali Private Game Reserve (45.7 km from Phalaborwa)
Makalali Private Game Reserve embodies a bold conservation initiative to re-establish the early wildlife migration routes between Kruger National Park and the Drakensberg Mountains. This refuge for the Big 5 and numerous other species of wildlife is just a 5-hour drive from Joburg. Tucked away in this bushveld retreat and on the banks of the...