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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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Arrived there early morning and left mid afternoon. Viewed many different native wildlife species. Saw lions, giraffe, zebra, rhinos, elephant, multiple types of antelope. Had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived there early morning and left mid afternoon. Viewed many different native wildlife species. Saw lions, giraffe, zebra, rhinos, elephant, multiple types of antelope. Had regular bathroom stops. Park has excellent facilities to eat, shop etc. the vehicles were open but did have a top to protect you from the hot sun. A must if in the area

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The tarred roads straight away create a less wild vibe/experience than parks in Tanzania. I'm not sure if all parts of Kruger are similar but it felt like a giant zoo. We saw some incredible things here like a leopard feeding on an impala, but due to the thick bush it can be difficult to spot animals. In terms of... More 

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Hirschberg an der Bergstrasse, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

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 August 2, 2016

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 July 30, 2016

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 July 24, 2016

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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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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