The location is near Tzaneen and Hoedspruit attractions. Blyde River Canyon, the Rondavels, God\'s Window and Bourke\'s Luck Potholes, can be visited during a day trip by car.
The name \"Ba-Phalaborwa\" was given by the Sotho tribes who moved here from the south. It means literally: Better than the south! The Sotho tribes mined and melted copper and iron ore, going back as far back as 1700 years . Near the Phalaborwa entrance to the Kruger Park, a reconstructed Ba-Phalaborwa hilltop village with huts, granaries, and an iron smelting site can be visited .
Namakgale and Lulekani are two so-called townships, where the Pedi and Tsonga peoples live, and rural areas like Mashishimale, Makushane and Ga-Masek.
The Kruger park was established in 1898 and named after Paul Kruger, president of an independent state in southern Africa, later the Transvaal province. He fought for conservation and continued as an extraordinary visionary for that time literally putting the Kruger National park on the map. Kruger made sure that this part of South Africa became a hunting free nature park.
The area covers a surface area about as large as the Netherlands! Besides the tens of thousands of unique plants and wildlife, the Kruger Park is also famous for its cultural heritage of rock art and archaeological finds, dating back to the Stone Age.