Called “the town of two summers” because it never gets really cold in this subtropical town of mild winters and warm summers, Phalaborwa is the perfect year-around holiday destination. It is the home of the famous Africa marula tree and Amarula Cream Liqueur.
Real heat, dust and mosquito’s shadowed by wild tracks in the sand of dry river beds are an experience only surpassed by our sunsets.
Phalaborwa is one of the most unique towns in Africa and a treasure trove of natural and mineral wealth. As the tourism capital of Limpopo Province, its central location makes it the ideal base from where to explore a multitrade of choice activities in our amazing region.
Being a modern developed town, Phalaborwa is the ideal destination in Africa, on the one hand it is the central gate to the world famous Kruger National Park and on the other it is home to one of the largest open cast copper mines in the world.
The town was established in 1958 around the mining industry. The indigenous Nguni tribes, who many centuries ago were the first to identify and exploit these mineral wealth’s, aptly gave “Phalaborwa” it’s name which literally means “better than the south”. Phalaborwa is truly an island on the natural wilderness of Africa: to the east is the Kruger National Park, to the west are extensive private game reserves, the north is bounded by the Letaba River and Letaba Ranch Game reserve and the south boundary is the mighty Olifants River and the Greater Klaserie Timbavati Game Reserves. This makes Phalaborwa one of the few remaining towns in Africa where game still freely roam the streets and golfers often have to give way to warthog, impala and giraffe on the greens.
An oasis within Big Five country surrounded by the Kruger National Park, extensive game reserves, specialised breeding ranches and sanctuaries for endangered species. It is the land of the White Lion, King Cheetah and African wild dog. Phalaborwa is the central gate and airport to the Kruger National Park and Lowveld and has one of the top golf courses in the country where the fairways border the fence of the Kruger national Park.
River cruises, day and night drives and big-game viewing are complemented by a variety of accommodation establishments.
Come and enjoy our year round sunshine.