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Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park

Phalaborwa Gate, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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Brick
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Somewhat disappointed in the accomdations in Kruger Park.Found the rooms somewhat lacking in some basic ameneties. Walking from the restaurant to rooms was dark and a little scary. The game driver were not as good as in Chobe Game Reserve and Mabula Game Reserve.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Beautiful landscapes and amazing animals to see. Elephants were in abundance taking strolling walks around the park and crossing in straight formations across the roads in front of us! We were lucky to spot the rare sighted forest hog too!

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County Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

Night drive was exciting, wear long selves as the mozzies are out at this time. You are allowed to take photos but they recommend no flash so not to disturb the animals. Saw hyena, elephants, gazelles and birds. Would give it five stars only the driver we had seemed like he wanted to get back quickly so we drove too... More

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Whether you have your own transport or not, visitors are not allowed to drive in the Park after dark. THAT is where the Game drives come in. You are fetched at the Phalaborwa Gate and taken on a night-drive in the Kruger, spotting game and predators with a spotlight. Ample photo-opportunities for the enthusiasts. This is a MUST do for... More

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I loved the coffee and biscuits stop in the Bush, its amazing! The guides are soo nice and knowledgeable as well, and we had one of the best leopard sighting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Gets cold so dress warm and make sure they give you a blanket!, and be patient as the animals do not do as they are told.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We had two days in the truck driving around Kruger with a guide who was passionate about the animals and their preservation. It was a wonderful experience that I will never forget. However it's real, and he did carry a rifle for our protection. Also included was a night tour which I could easily have missed. It was cold and... More

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I moved to Phalaborwa in February. One day a friend and I had a spontaneous drive through the Kruger during the Marula season. Not only does one witness the beautiful sunset but stands a good chance of witnessing elephants hunting for the marula fruit. What a good evening it turned out to be. After 3 months of adventure I am... More

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We had a half day game drive through the park. We would have loved to have done an entire day, but the vehicles do not have springs, just hard bench seats, so a half day was all we could tolerate. I did make myself a pillow out of my raincoat and fleece. We were offered blankets to use over ourselves... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We (family group of 5 adults from Australia) decided to take a guided tour of Kruger on our first day prior to self-driving for the following 2 days. This proved a wise decision particularly when our guide turned out to be Frank Watts - the guide responsible for the famous "Battle of Kruger" You-Tube video. Whilst the unassuming Frank, was... More

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