Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park, Kruger National Park

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Admire majestic wildlife guided by experienced drivers at Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park, a famous entrance to the world-renowned park. You can self-drive or take a guided tour to see elephants, buffalos, wild dogs, sable antelopes, zebras, giraffes, and jackals in scenery abundant with butterfly-leaf Mopane trees, acacia, and bush willows. Dry river beds surrounded by long grass provide great game-spotting areas, with the dramatic background of granite formations adding to the ambiance. Water holes attract large herbivores, constantly under surveillance from packs of hungry predators, including lions and leopards. Roads in the park are well signposted and you can make the most of the tourist infrastructure, with small settlements selling food, drinks, and other necessities. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Game drives at Phalaborwa Gate in Kruger National Park by using our Kruger National Park trip itinerary app .
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  • We drove to Letaba camp from Phalaborwa gate and saw a lot of animals on the way, but not any predators. But it was just nice to have a nice relaxing drive and experience nature and be surprised by se...  more »
  • We had booked a night game drive with a Kruger National Park game driver. It was a unique way of experiencing the Kruger but unfortunately I have to say that the Kruger has just become too commercial....  more »
  • The rest camp is small compared with the Skukuza, however in my opinion that I stayed in these two I definitely prefer the Berg In Dal. The Berg End Dal has good signage, easy to find everything, good structure, did lunch in the cafeteria and was good for a fair price. The convenience store is very varied and offers everything you may need. Has swimming pool, laundry and unfortunately don't have wi-fi. In bed I got had a plug that was outside the African standard so I could upload the electronic equipment. It also has a swimming pool and a laundry that is American style, you put coins to pay for the washing and drying of clothes. Don't let the door open of your accommodation, because I left my and a Bedouin came and picked up a pineapple that I had bought. I saw many more animals than in the rest camp, Skukuza.
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