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Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park

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Saw every single animal within the first 2 hours. You don't even have to go out looking for the animals. The animals literally come to the road as you drive. Exception... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Saw every single animal within the first 2 hours. You don't even have to go out looking for the animals. The animals literally come to the road as you drive. Exception experience. Definitely one of SA's greats!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Disliked some of sand roads, corrugation bad for low vehicles. Good viewing, sadly no cats! Enjoyed the different camps and shops filled with African curios. Camp restaurants offer reasonably priced food and drinks.

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South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

It's an amazing feeling visiting the Kruger and having all the wild animals around you, I'm not a morning person but waking up at the crack of dawn for this was well worth the trouble. The drive with an experienced guid blew my socks off! Lion, leopard, guineafowls.. I still remeber our drive fondly!

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Phalaborwa, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

It was a nice and chilly evening but the vehicle had warm blankets. We had a few complimentary snacks (drywors, pastries, chips, samosas) which was a nice touch. My boyfriend spot all the animals though, but the driver/ranger wasn't too bad.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Stayed at Hazyview - did safari tours through Kruger. We were fortunate to see the big 5 in one day. Drove amazingly close to the animals. Roads not good however with 4x4s we had a great time

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

On our way home, we decided to drive through the Kruger. We entered at Phalaborwa Gate and out the Hazyview gate and it was beautiful as always... We saw so many birds / bucks / and other animals - and 4 out of the 5 Big 5. The elephants where everywhere and we probably saw 50+ that day. What an... More 

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Shohola, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My husband and I have been visiting the Kruger Park since 1988 and you can not have a bad experience. The accommodation is wonderful, the roads easy to navigate and the ability to view game in a comfortable atmosphere is beyond compare. Just go!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

KNP - get there early as you may stand in a queue. Saw 2 of the big 5 - sadly no lion, rhino or cheetah. Best to go in winter months as the bush was still green and dense.

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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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