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Lapologa @ Kruger is a Phalaborwa Accommodation centrally located to various tourist activities and destination to ensure you get the most out of your Phalaborwa Accommodation Holiday...

The Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa and a huge tourist attraction for people making use of Phalaborwa Accommodation, covering almost 20 000 square kilometres in South Africa’s provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga. Over 1.4 million people from all around the world visit the Park each year and make use of Phalaborwa Accommodation while visiting the Kruger National Park.

The Phalaborwa Gate of the Kruger National Park is one of nine main gates allowing access into the Park and we are a privileged Phalaborwa accommodation to be situated 2.8 kms from this entrance making our Phalaborwa accommodation an ideal homebase to visit all the interesting tourist activities and destinations that are situated around our Phalaborwa Accommodation.

Make the most of your holiday and try one or more of the many ways to experience the bush while staying at our Phalaborwa Accommodation. For those wanting to add a bit of adventure and variety to their holidays see our list of suggested activities.

Kruger National Park
Kruger National Park, in northeastern South Africa, is one of Africa’s largest game reserves. Its high density of wild animals includes the Big 5: lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalos. Hundreds of other mammals make their home here, as do diverse bird species such as vultures, eagles and storks. Mountains, bush plains and tropical forests are all part of the landscape making any Phalaborwa accommodation a good choice for a stay over to visit the Kruger national park Via Phalaborwa.

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Panoramic Route
The Panorama Route is a scenic route along Mpumalanga Escarpment with Blyde River Canyon, the third largest canyon in the world, central to it and close to Lapaloga @ Kruger, your premier choice for a memorable Phalaborwa accommodation experience.

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Moholoholo Rehab Centre
In the shadow of the majestic Drakensberg mountains, this unique conservancy is home to a lioness caught in a snare and lion confiscated from illegal lion breeders, injured raptors, poisoned vultures, Porsche the cheetah and many more. Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre aims to contribute to the conservation of endangered species and the rehabilitation of injured and poisoned wildlife.

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Jessica the Hippo
Jessica is a 10 year old female Hippopotamus who lives near Hoedspruit - South Africa. What makes Jessica so special and unique, is the fact that she's a wild animal that interacts with humans in a rather different way than nature has intended. It is well believed that Hippos are some of the most dangerous and fearsome creatures in Africa and there are many accounts of Hippos attacking (and killing) people who invade their space or disrupt their routines. With this animal, this is definitely not the case since she loves interaction with humans and she displays mind-boggling characteristics which makes us wonder about our approach towards wild animals.

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Olifants Boat Cruise

Embarque on the boat for three hours of a unique river safari as you encounter crocodile, hippo and elephants up the Oliphants River along the banks of the Klaserie Game Reserve that borders the Kruger National Park. This is the original & best sundowner cruise on the river.The top deck caters excellently for photographers and birding enthusiasts with chairs and tables to sit at and lay out your equipment and books.

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Elephant Whispers
Elephant Whispers are dedicated to securing the future of the African Elephant, and welcome people of all ages to share in the excitement of close encounters with these magnificent creatures. Experience the privilege of little Lindiwe’s compassionate nature, witness Medwa’s remarkable memory and enjoy the thrill of interacting with Tembo. The interaction with the elephant offers you the opportunity to touch the elephant, exchange trunk greetings and offer tasty treats. Experienced Elephant Handlers share their in-depth knowledge of fascinating elephant behaviour.

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Amarula Lapa
Home to Africa's wild and silky cream liqueur, the Amarula Lapa is a great spot to chill near the Phalaborwa Gate of Kruger National Park and a must for every family enjoying a Phalaborwa Accommodation stay.

Here you can relax, stretch your legs and of course, enjoy a glass of Amarula Cream on ice and stock up with a few bottles before journeying on.

Comfortable seating, a shop and a warm African welcome await you on entering the high thatch-roof building. Rough stone walls and kraal-style area bestow an authentic bushveld feeling.

The Amarula Lapa is crucial to the lives of the local inhabitants who provide the Marula fruit for pulp processing in season. During the off-season, Amarula sponsor community-based job creation projects to enhance their income.

Opening hours are Monday to Friday 08:30 – 16:30 and Saturday 09:00 – 12:00.

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Hans Merensky Nature Reserve
Lying on the banks of the Great Letaba River just west of Kruger National Park and close to numarious Phalaborwa Accommodation choices, the Hans Merensky Nature Reserve is a fabulous place to view wildlife on foot.

You’ll find none of the big hairy scaries here – just various antelope including rare sable, zebra, wildebeest, warthog, hippo and giraffe. If you’re lucky, you might even spot the more elusive leopard, jackal and hyena.

The main attraction of this beautiful Phalaborwa Accommodation reserve is the chance to walk most of it easily on foot. Exciting hiking options include the one km Mopane Interpretive Trail, the Letaba Trail along the river and the Giraffe Trail, a 32 km three-day hike with overnights in luxury huts.

A self-drive route winds through the reserve and you can hope to see a fair amount of wildlife. Make your way to the wonderful lookout point that offers fantastic views – it makes for a great picnic spot.

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Masorini Village Museum
Trip back in time to a beautifully restored Stone Age village in Kruger National Park

Situated on top of the picturesque Masorini Hill 11km from Phalaborwa entrance gate on the road to Letaba camp, Masorini offers a glimpse of an organized economy that existed before the arrival of European settlers in South Africa.The village also gives insight into the lifestyle of the Stone Age hunter-gathering society that formed an integral part of the natural environment in Kruger National Park.Archaeological and ethnographic research ensured that the reconstructions are as authentic as possible. There is a site museum and picnic spot at the base of Masorini Hill. Enjoy the fabulous views from the top! This is a huge must when visiting a Phalaborwa accommodation in the area.

Guided tours to the huts and furnace depart from the museum.

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Hans Merensky Golf Course
Tee off on the wild side at Hans Merensky Golf Course near the Phalaborwa Gate of Kruger National Park.

The renowned course has a unique bushveld atmosphere and it’s not uncommon for visitors to share their golf experience with resident giraffe, hippo, crocodile and other wildlife!

Designed by Bob Grimsdell, the 18-hole par 72 championship golf course has been voted as the best walking course in the country. It also recently received the Diamond Arrow Award for being the highest rated golf course in the Limpopo, this is a must visit for any golfing enthusiast staying in any nerby Phalaborwa Accommodation.

Visitors are welcome any day of the week and can tee off between 07:00 and 09:00 or 11:30 and 13:30.

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Olifants River Boat Cruise
Embark on a 3-hour boat cruise for close encounters with crocodile, hippo and elephant along the banks of the Olifants River bordering and open to the Kruger National Park.

Photographers and birders will enjoy the convenience of the upper deck equipped with chairs and tables. Great for a sundowner cruise on the river and an entirely unique game viewing experience and a huge must see for any family or couple making use of a Phalaborwa Accommodation in the area.

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Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
Last chance to see? Hopefully not but don't miss seeing some of the rarest of Africa’s breeding wildlife at an amazing centre in the Limpopo.

Situated on over 100 hectares within the Kapama Private Game Reserve, the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre was initially established as part of a breeding programme for cheetah.

Today the centre has expanded to breed and conserve other African species for reintroduction into the wild. You will be able to see breeding cheetah and wild dog; both on the critically endangered species list. Fanatical attention is given to create perfect conditions for the sensitive cheetah to breed.

Day trippers are treated to an in-depth tour of the centre. Hourly trips in safari vehicles with knowledgeable guides take visitors to the various enclosures to view cheetah, wild dog, lion, black-footed cat, African wild cat, ground hornbills, sable antelope and more, this is a must visit for any guests enjoying a Phalaborwa accommodation not far away from this exclusive end unique experience.

Watching the feeding sessions of rare African vultures swooping down into the ‘vulture restaurant’ is an awesome experience. Here you can see white-backed vultures, hooded vultures, occasionally the lappet-faced vulture and Cape Griffon, Marabou Stork and bateleur eagles.

Contact Reservations for daily tours - Tel: +27 15 793 1633 Mobile: + 27 83 654 2299

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The Echo Caves
The Echo Caves are situated in the northernmost range of the Drakensberg in Limpopo. This interesting geological site can be found 15 km west of the Strydom Tunnel on the Abel Erasmus Pass and 26 km north of Ohrigstad on the Lydenburg/Tzaneen road.

The natural caves are well known for the hollow dolomite in this area. If the stalactites are struck, the echo can be heard for miles. Hour long tours take visitors through beautiful large chambers with magnificent stalactites and stalagmites giving you that worthwhile experience while staying not far away at you Phalaborwa accommodation.

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Bourke’s Luck Potholes
The impressive rock features of Bourke’s Luck Potholes marks the start of the extraordinarily scenic Blyde River Canyon and is one of the tick-offs on the well-beaten path of the Panorama Route when staying over at a Phalaborwa accommodation setting.

The giant potholes have been carved over centuries by pebbles swirling around in poolswhere the Treur River plunges into the Blyde River. Bourke’s Luck had nothing to do with the potholes but rather a lucky strike in this gold-rich area.

Not far off is the main tourist viewpoint, God’s Window. Graskop is the closest town to the canyon if you are planning to stop over and spend quality time rather than grabbing fleeting glimpses through a tour bus window of this stunning region.

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