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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
Phone Number: +27 12 426 5075
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All day self game drive....some unusual sightings!

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Plymouth, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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 to protect you from the hot sun. A must if in the area

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 due to the thick bush it can be difficult to spot animals. In terms of... More 

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Hirschberg an der Bergstrasse, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 do not expect a zoo you will not be unsatisfied.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

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

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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Overall, our visit to Kruger was disappointing (I had high expectations having heard so much about Kruger) - we saw far too few animals compared with other game parks in Zimbabwe, Botswana or Tanzania. For example, in one 6-hour day we saw 1 lion, 2 rhinos (and one killed by poachers), a few hippos, 20-25 elephants, 10-15 giraffes, hundreds of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

With the drought the big predators are roaming freely and happily, we sighted lions, leopards, colleagues also cheetas.

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