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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
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Huge Park. Lots of opportunities to see animals.

We have been to both Kruger as well as Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Parks. Two years apart. Both end of September, beginning of October. Kruger is massive, almost 20,000 square... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to both Kruger as well as Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Parks. Two years apart. Both end of September, beginning of October. Kruger is massive, almost 20,000 square kilometers. Hluhluwe is 1/20 the size, not quite 1000 square kilometers. We saw slightly more variety at Kruger, including a couple different lion sightings, which we never saw at Hluhluwe but at the... More 

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Oxfordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On Jan 14th we and two friends booked a private half day safari with Frank. Frank duly turned up at 05h00 to pick us up from our lodge in Hazyview. By 05h20 we were in the Kruger Park and raring to go. Within a couple of minutes we came face-to-face with a Bull Elephant, what a start! Then a couple... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best wilderness experience of my life. Its just amazing to watch all the animals in their natural habitat.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

The game drive in the KNP was an adventure with the family that created memories to be cherished for long.

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spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We entered the park through this gate and did a big loop using two of the camps as stop off places for breakfast and lunch. Easy driving on good roads with some good game viewing ,We always take the view of you never know what you might see and what you do get to see is always great. We love... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

I've visited Kruger National Park over the years many times with family and friends, at various times of living in South Africa as a child and adult. I simply love the African bush and to this day, it's still one of greatest passions is being on a horse in the African bush and seeing the Red African sunrise or great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Stayed for a week in the Kruger ,it was the most magical place we have ever been.Each day gave us a memorable.unforgettable experience,Stayed in San parks lodges and although no frills very comfortable and clean.Well worth doing the sunrise and sunset drives from the camps.The staff were very friendly and obliging and the driving around the park a pleasure. Over... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

My son and I went on a late afternoon walking tour with Sanparks, starting at the Phalaborwa gate. The lead guide was a bit grumpy; We felt that he lacked enthusiasm and over elaborated on our need to pay attention to him at all times, don't speak at certain times etc. I did ask if it was allowed for us... More 

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Perth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Fantastic viewing from the Phalaborwa Gate and well worth the visit. We arrived at the local airport and stayed in Phalaborwa. We travelled in our own vehicle and saw many animals during our stay. Perfect!

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Kampen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Very good safari, probably because it it was cool and cloudy weather. Seen the big five several times

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