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The "Town of Two Summers",
Phalaborwa. Although it offers all the modern conveniences of any other town, as
the proud keeper of the main gate to the world renown Kruger National Park, it
retains its outdoor, wild African appeal, as a typical bushveld town. Bordered
by the Letaba River in the north and the Olifants River in the south, it boasts
beautiful green, lush, neat parks and gardens. Where people live side by side to
Africa's Big 5, and enjoy the warmth of the African sun almost all year round,
Phalaborwa has made its mark as a unique and unforgettable African experience.
open air museum The ancient Nguni tribes first found mineral wealth
here, its a rocky outcrop in the Kruger National Park supporting an Iron Age
Village Museum built on ancient foundations.
Mining Company Due to the discovery of immense mineral wealth,
Phalaborwa was born. The Open Pit is one of the largest man-dug holes in Africa.
Guided tours are given of the mining area, and the vantage point gives you a
birds eye view of the surrounding mining areas - Palabora Mining Company, Foskor
National Park The flagship of National Parks in South Africa offers
a large variety of attractions, with its main gate on the border of Phalaborwa,
it is easily accessed.
Merensky Nature Reserve On the southern banks of the Letaba River, the reserve
is home to many species of wildlife and birdlife.
Open Air Museum Experience the way of life of an ancient people
through their arts, crafts and traditional huts. Guided tours are given Monday
Sports Facilities for squash, tennis, bowls, swimming, gym
and horse riding are available.
Centre This centre offers indoor cricket, hockey, and
Golf Play in a wildlife setting among animals such as
antelope, warthog and hippo on one of South Africa's finest golf courses and one
of the very view that can offer game viewing while playing the game.
Rafting The favourite of all activities, the 3 hour Olifants
River rafting experience among the hippo and crocodiles is one not to be missed.
and Movies Phalaborwa boasts 4 shopping areas, one recently
completed which includes two movie theaters.