Phalaborwa is located in the Mopani District of the Limpopo Province of South Africa and it is located at a distance of 400 km from Johannesburg, the largest city in South Africa. You can reach the largest city of South Africa from Phalaborwa either by driving for about 6 hours or taking a flight and reaching your destination within 30 minutes after you take off. Tourists from all over the world come to Phalaborwa because it is a town that is located near the Kruger National Park. It is one of the most largest tourist destinations of South Africa.
Apart from that there is the mining industry which attracts many businessmen during the year to this small town. This, if you are interested in reaching Johannesburg from Phalaborwa, you have two main options. You can either drive to the city or take flight and reach there a lot quicker. The road journey is also beautiful and you will love the journey from Phalaborwa to Johannesburg by Car.
When you start your journey from Phalaborwa to Johannesburg you have two options in hand. You can drive non-stop and reach your destination within next 6 hours, or you may stop at different locations and enjoy the destinations that comes on the way. Actually you will be covering a distance of about 501 km if you take the route via N12. Otherwise you can travel for 526 km by taking the N1 route. The timings will be more or less the same, except that there will be fewer tolls on the second option.
While you drive your way to Johannesburg you will be passing by the towns Lydenburg, Dullstroom, and Emalahleni and others. If you wish to enjoy the Blyde River natural reserve on the way then you can go there after a few kilometers of leaving Phalaborwa.
We also offer a car rental booking service if you are interested. For further information about this click here.
In case you are in hurry you can always opt to take a flight. It’s true that you may miss the natural beauty on the road but it will make your journey faster and give you enough time in the city. You will get flights throughout the day and have options for choosing among cheap flights. Phalaborwa has a medium size airport and from there South African airways runs flights to Johannesburg. You can take any flight as there are mainly two flight connections between these two cities. The trip will be fast and you can enjoy the journey. If this is your preference get in touch with us about booking your flight.
An alternative to travelling with your own car is our Translux Bus Service. We offer coaches that travel daily to and from Phalaborwa to Johannesburg. If this is of interest to you, we offer a booking service where you can buy Translux Bus Tickets. Click here to enquire.