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Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park

#1 of 20 things to do in Kruger National Park Features Animals
Phalaborwa Gate, Kruger National Park, South Africa
+27 12 426 5075
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Brilliant Game Spotting

Love making use of the Phalaborwa Gate entrance. Staff friendly at this gate and very helpful. We... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2017
Jessica G
Fantastic night drives

Stanley was super Found lion and all other interesting animals Very knowledgeable and timely Thanks... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2016
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Phalaborwa Gate, Kruger National Park, South Africa
+27 12 426 5075
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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.

1  Thank Jessica G
Reviewed 29 December 2016

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

Thank 750katherinec
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....More

Thank Dickson0202
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.

1  Thank Michael L
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...More

4  Thank LennyUSA
Reviewed 23 September 2016 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...More

2  Thank Heb2013
Reviewed 20 September 2016

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...More

4  Thank alittlefallofrain
Reviewed 17 August 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...More

1  Thank Iris-Jens
Reviewed 2 August 2016

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

1  Thank familybrown176
Reviewed 30 July 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

1  Thank Rtneu
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can anybody suggest me the best lens for Nikon d5500 for the game drive/ animals/nature photography (i have 18-135)
28 April 2017|
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Kgadi R
Please assist with recommendations for tours at the kruger national park that are affordable and offers a great service.
7 March 2017|
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how much is game driving using my own car at kruger national park,do i need to book for a game drive or i pay at the gate
24 August 2016|
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Response from Rakkertjes | Reviewed this property |
You pay indeed at the gate. As an international traveller you pay 268 ZAR per day per visitor. Have fun!
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