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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
Phone Number: (012) 426 5075
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Great sightings!

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Norbert P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Kruger National Park is a must do! I was hesitant at first when i had selected the phalaborwa gate since most online resources discuss the central Sabie area. After completing a night safari and a full day game drive, seeing the big 5 (although the lion and white rhino were a little far), i still remember my holiday there till... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Visited Kruger Nat Park in 2013 January. You have to be very vigilant to spot animals and binocular is a must. We had our own car rented from Jo'burg and drove around by ourselves. We spotted all big 5 and many more animals. Lion had her freshly killed prey and had just finished eaten it. So many animals in wild... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

The game viewing from Phalaborwa Gate to Letaba was uninspiring this year, saw very little game not even an ellie. We were there at the start of April 2016 and made our way down as far as Satara and out through Orpen Gate, this last stretch we saw many animals so our trip was not unfruitful. But of course any... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Phalborwa is half way up Kruger park and as such doesn't,t have the shear numbers of tourists. If you park up to view an animal you are unlikely to get disturbed.

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