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Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park

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Address: Phalaborwa Gate, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Phone Number: (012) 426 5075
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Big 5 in Park

One of the few parks that still have the Big 5 including rhinos! Amazing sightings of herds of elephants, white rhino, ostrich, water buffalo, lions, leopards, kudu, impala... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

One of the few parks that still have the Big 5 including rhinos! Amazing sightings of herds of elephants, white rhino, ostrich, water buffalo, lions, leopards, kudu, impala, birds, hippos, crocs, wild dogs!, giraffe Go on an early morning safar before it is too hot and an evening one to see the lions on the move.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Saw lots of game which was brilliant. Fire in part of the Kruger which I know needs to be done but I did not like being then when they were doing it. It was only part of one of the days I was there

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Wolmaransstad, North-West, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

They definitely try to accommodate and please the guests. Tell interesting things about what we saw.Great experience.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Kurhula Lodge organised Excellent trips to both Kruger Park as well as on their own huge premisses. I've seen all big 5 and much more with good information from the rangers !

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The game viewing is so spectacular in Kruger Park ...Accommodation and stores great. We were there in 2000 and had to bring many supplies, now the stores seem to stock all from food to supplies and at good prices. Restaurants have many healthy selections and it taste good

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Phalaborwa is highly recommended! Phalaborwa is the only town that has an entrance to Kruger, this means that you have a variety of restaurants, shops and supermarkets to go to, what is very convenient. Also, the gamedrives in KNP here are a must-do! The guides are really amazing, personal and the variety of wildlife is stunning! In comparison to the... More 

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Bronshoej, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Kruger National Park is the kind of place you can't get enough of, and that is very lucky for the people living in Phalaborwa, where there is absolutly nothing to do. And lucky for me, who think it is fantastic with a town, where you can count the cars in the streets without problems. - Kruger has all the wild... More 

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Haenertsburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Fabulous river stop : you are permitted to alight from your vehicle and further on delightful, unusual fever trees and further on from that Crookes Corner, the junction of Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Well managed picinic spots along the way.

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Cookham Dean, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Buy direct from the reception at Phalaborwa Kruger gate. Way cheaper than booking at your hotel. Always good value and highly informed ranger/ drivers. Only slight downside is the lack of genuine off road safari viewing.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Lots and lots of elephants, zebra, buffalo, impala, lions ans leopards. Love it! You can easily access Kruger with your own car and see lots of wildlife.

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