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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. 


  • Masorini 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. 

  • Palabora 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 and Fedmis. 

  • Kruger 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. 

  • Hans Merensky Nature Reserve On the southern banks of the Letaba River, the reserve is home to many species of wildlife and birdlife. 

  • Tsonga-Kraal Open Air Museum Experience the way of life of an ancient people through their arts, crafts and traditional huts. Guided tours are given Monday to Friday. 


  • Sports Facilities for squash, tennis, bowls, swimming, gym and horse riding are available. 

  • Recreation Centre This centre offers indoor cricket, hockey, and badminton. 

  • 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. 

  • River Rafting The favourite of all activities, the 3 hour Olifants River rafting experience among the hippo and crocodiles is one not to be missed. 

  • Shopping and Movies Phalaborwa boasts 4 shopping areas, one recently completed which includes two movie theaters.