This little town which has so often been regarded as an oasis of the North due to the many palm trees, bougainvillea, lush greenery and tropical fruit trees that fill the gardens and line the streets, completely detracts from the fact that it is in fact, a mining town. Yes, copper, vermiculite, phosphate and numerous other minerals are mined here. One of the largest open pit copper mines in the world, is just one of the many sites to see from a lookout point which also gives a panoramic view of the extensive area of industrial, residential and natural bushveld in this region.
Within a day’s drive, one can visit various projects including the White Lions of Timbavati, the Wild Dog breeding and preservation sanctuary, Cheetah breeding game lodge and even walk with lions and elephant under the guidance of well trained guides. Numerous other places of interest as well as cultural experiences await you within this area.
The Kruger National Park needs little introduction as this wonderful and reasonably priced “adventure” can be considered the creme del la creme of South African tourism. Experience the excitement of finding among all other animals, “The Big Five”! The wonder of the bush, night drives, the magnificent sunsets and the taste of foods prepared on the open fire.
Book flights between Phalaborwa and Johannesburg. Daily return flights – Tel 015 781 2498/7761