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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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Enjoyable self drive

We enjoyed a self drive through northern Krüger Park to and fro Phalaborwa Gate. Without guide we were able to see quite some game in very dry Krüger Park. Even from the road with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Iris-Jens
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Hirschberg an der Bergstrasse, Germany
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Hirschberg an der Bergstrasse, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a self drive through northern Krüger Park to and fro Phalaborwa Gate. Without guide we were able to see quite some game in very dry Krüger Park. Even from the road with our Noda rental car we had very interesting spottings. If you do not expect a zoo you will not be unsatisfied.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Big 5 . Large herds of Elephants due to being Greener and more water than down south. Lions. Leopards all here

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and my husband had a great time in this park. Far from the maddening crowd, its very blissful to be in the wild

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overall, our visit to Kruger was disappointing (I had high expectations having heard so much about Kruger) - we saw far too few animals compared with other game parks in Zimbabwe, Botswana or Tanzania. For example, in one 6-hour day we saw 1 lion, 2 rhinos (and one killed by poachers), a few hippos, 20-25 elephants, 10-15 giraffes, hundreds of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

With the drought the big predators are roaming freely and happily, we sighted lions, leopards, colleagues also cheetas.

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Kruger National Park, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Always lucky with wonderful sightings near Phalaborwa gate. Got a young Leopard yesterday morning, lots of Elephants, Buffalo's, got Ground Hornbill's and lots of bird life.

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New Providence, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

We set out at 6:00 am and right away we saw white rhinos, giraffes, impalas. A little while layer we saw lions, zebras, water buffalo, kudu, spearbok, elephants, giraffe, monkeys, baboons, crocks, hippos. The only thing we did not see were leopards and cheetahs. It really was a great day. The lunches are great in the restaurant and the gift... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

First day out I saw nothing, but second time, I was lucky enough to see zebra, elephants, hippos, crocodiles, and best of all lions, along with lots of other animals. It was thrilling. Third time was more of the same, and no more. Had hoped to see leopard....will another time

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

The drives are nice if you dont want to drive by your self through the wilderness, the drivers are well informed which animal to see where. But, if you look on the krüger App or Maps, you see the animal rest by your self.

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Wantage, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

kruger national park is incredible weather you hire your own car or go on a game drive, with the game drives the driver has so much knowledge of the area and can go off road in certain areas plus they communicate with other drivers so you have a bigger chance to see these amazing animals as some can be hard... More 

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