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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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Our game drive was short but I am happy to have seen 2 of SA's big 5. The park can be more fun when you are guided by a game ranger

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kabelo M
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our game drive was short but I am happy to have seen 2 of SA's big 5. The park can be more fun when you are guided by a game ranger

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

Saw it all and more .Do not take the family to Disneyland... This is the place to go . I started my day as soon as the park opened by seeing a mother Leopard and her young sitting on a rock basking in the sun the entire time we were at the spot . It was as if she didnt... More 

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Reviewed 15 February 2017

We went into the park from Phalaborwa a few times this week and had the most amazing luck on every drive. We almost got stuck in the park because on the way out we saw a lion kill, then a few kilometers on we saw another and then a little further on we found some wild dog hunting.All within the... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

We self drove in our rental car .We spent 7 full days in the park and managed to see the big 5 and much more. I was surprised at the gate there is no map of the roads or gravel roads available to help plan routes around such a vast area especially as an lnternational visitor having paid 2215 rand... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

We saw many animals included Nig lions. The staff was friendly and did a game drive especially for us.

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Reviewed 8 January 2017

Love making use of the Phalaborwa Gate entrance. Staff friendly at this gate and very helpful. We have spotted many Game coming in from this Gate.

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JHB
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

Stanley was super Found lion and all other interesting animals Very knowledgeable and timely Thanks you

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We spent almost 11 hours being driven around Kruger by knowledgeable friends. African wild dogs. Dead warthog in tree...courtesy of a leopard. Turtles catching a ride on the beaches of hippos. Giraffes at sunset. A glimpse of a leopard. Great day and some great pictures. The self driving seemed easy enough and allows you to stop and watch at your... More 

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Holon, Israel
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

We get to Phalaborwa gate from Hoedspruit,after short procedure in office we entranced park, we need drive about 85 km till Olifants camp,excellent tared road, driving of 50km/hour maximum, and spot game,under way.

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Northern Tuli Game Reserve Lodges
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

We did a self drive through the upper half of Kruger and absolutely loved it. We saw plenty of wildlife and were able to stop whenever we liked for as long as we liked. We stopped so often that we actually had to make a concentrated effort to get to our camp before sunset. We plan on doing this again.

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