Holiday Accommodation in Phalaborwa

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Busisa Safari Lodge PhalaborwaHotel / Lodge
Whether you are a nature lover, golf enthusiast, or just looking for a haven of tranquility and luxury in the midst of nature, Busisa is your answer! Busisa Safari Lodge is situated on the Hans Merensky Golf Estate (near Phalabowa) and borders the Kruger Park. This is the most north-eastern part ...

Royal Game Guest House      PhalaborwaGuest House
We have 14 exclusive rooms....

Beverly Hills Guest Lodge      PhalaborwaGuest House
Phalaborwa is located in the Limpopo Province of Southern Africa and is know as "The Central Gate to the Kruger National Park" which makes it the perfect travel destination! Beverly Hills Guest Lodge is situated 2km from the Kruger National Park’s entrance. Situated close to the airport, the Beverl...

Elephant Walk Accommodation & Tours      PhalaborwaBed & Breakfast
Elephant Walk is a very popular B&B and Backpackers 2 minutes from the entrance gate to the Kruger National Park in Phalaborwa; visited by guests from all over the world. We have luxury en-suite rooms, budget twin rooms and a 10-bed dorm, camping spots, hot showers, a fully equipped kitchen and a c...

Hans Merensky Hotel&Spa 'golfinthewild'      PhalaborwaHotel / Lodge
An oasis of rare tranquillity & beauty. Situated on the border of the world renowned Kruger National Park, the Hans Merensky Hotel & Spa offers a unique blend of Golf and Game to both local & International visitors. Guests are able to experience a unique offering luxury accommodation, sports, confe...

35 Aalwyn PhalaborwaSelf-catering
Arimagham Guest House PhalaborwaGuest House
Bed In The Bush      PhalaborwaSelf-catering
Daan & Zena's B&B      PhalaborwaBed & Breakfast
Die Stoep      PhalaborwaBed & Breakfast
Impala Inn Forever Resorts      PhalaborwaHotel / Lodge
kulung riverside lodge PhalaborwaHotel / Lodge
Lantana Lodge And Caravan Park PhalaborwaHotel / Lodge
Loerie Lodge Corporate Guest House      PhalaborwaGuest House
Masorini Bush Lodge PhalaborwaHotel / Lodge
Matomani Lodge PhalaborwaHotel / Lodge
Mufasa B&B/Self Catering PhalaborwaSelf-catering
Poona Lodge PHALABORWABed & Breakfast
Raintree Cottage      PhalaborwaBed & Breakfast
Sefapane Lodge & Safaris      PhalaborwaHotel / Lodge
Selati Lodge PhalaborwaHotel / Lodge
Tulani Safari Lodge PhalaborwaHotel / Lodge
Phalaborwa is less than two minutes drive from the central gate to the Kruger National Park, the world's most famous nature reserve. Phalaborwa offers a range of opportunities to view wildlife up close and personally. Sunrise or Sunset Wilderness Trails, day or night safaris including the extremely popular bushbraai,are offered daily from the Kruger Gate. A River Safari takes one down the Olifants River on a 3- hour game viewing meander, allowing vantage point.

Created by the discovery of immense mineral deposits, Phalaborwa was established in 1958, and supports a vast mining industry, supplying vital minerals to the country. Phalaborwa boasts one of the world's largest open- cast mines. It is here that most of South Africa's copper is mined, in a somewhat remarkable way - the open pit is 450 metres deep, measuring nearly 2 kilometres in diameter and, being the world's deepest open cast mine with the tallest headgear" has become a unique tourist attraction. A visit to the viewpoint is a must, as is the mine museum, located in the first house built in Phalaborwa.

What makes it especially interesting is that where the big hole is now, it once was a notable saddle backed hill called Loolekop. Famous geologist Hans Merensky in 1938 found valuable minerals in this kop and hence it has been mined away.

The profusion of minerals is attributed to a series of volcanic eruptions 2 000 million years ago in the area. The cone of the eruption has vanished, but the pipe, an astonishing geological feature - remains. The pipe is 19 square km in area and is stuffed to an unknown depth with minerals such as phosphates, copper zirconium, vermiculite, mica and gold.

The copper deposits found here were as attractive to the early humans as they are to us and allover the area evidence has been found of mining and smelting activities. Sotho tribes first settled in the area bounded by the Olifants and Letaba Rivers and mined copper and iron from 400AD. In 1980 an excavation uncovered a large iron smelting site, complete with furnace. This is now an exhibit at Masorini, a reconstructed Iron Age village in the Kruger National Park.About I 50 years ago some African prospectors found the pipe and began mining copper and iron. They named the place Phalaborwa which means 'better than the south', it being better for them here than in the southern fever-ridden areas. They called themselves the BaPhalaborwa people and specialised in iron production. Their knowledge of mining and processing was passed on from father to son. It was regarded a tribal secret and nobody was allowed at the site, not even the women of the tribe. Iron became so important that it replaced cattle in lobola transactions

The Hans Merensky Country Club is renowneJi for its superb 18 hole golf course and majestic lay-out which makes it one of the top twenty golf-courses in the country. The Kruger National Park stretches along the entire length of the club's eastern boundary, resulting in animals gate-crashing the property. Sharing greens and fairways-with wildlife makes this Club one of the most unique golfing experiences in the world!

Three scheduled flights from Johannesburg International Airport, as well as daily bus routes, make Phalaborwa easily accessible. Car hire facilities, as well as taxis and transfer services offe transportation in and around outlying lodges. Self- drive options through the Strydom Tunnel or via Magoebaskloof allow the visitor to fully appreciate the beauty and diversity of this area, known as the Valley of the Olifants. When you combine the game-watching possibilities! of the region with the wealth of historical sites and 1 the chance to learn more about other cultures, there is no doubt that Phalaborwa is a wonderful tourist destination.