Fly To Phalaborwa, Limpopo
Phalaborwa is a town situated in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. Phalaborwa means "Better than the South", and it is known as the "town with two summers", “the best kept secret in the Limpopo Province”, the “Valley of the Olifants” and a central “Gateway to Game and Golf".
Phalaborwa is one of the jewels of South Africa and offers unspoiled scenery, tropical gardens, and an abundance of game and birdlife. This is a conservancy area and nearby attractions includes Blyde River Canyon, God's Window, the Rondavels, Bourke Luck’s Potholes, the Tzaneen fruit farms and the Hoedspruit game farms, The Modjaji Rain Queen and the Cycad forest.
Take a cultural tour and learn about the way of life of the original Ba-Phalaborwa Tribe who still live in the area, eat Mopani worms, get a reading by a traditional Sangoma and drink some traditional Maroela beer while watching the tradition tribal dace and music performances.
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See and do
Phalaborwa borders the internationally famous Kruger National Park which you can visit to see the wildlife; the park offers hiking tours, guided night drives on open vehicles, sparkling wine breakfasts and barbeques in open bush.
Tzaneen, Hoedspruit and Giyani all fall within the a 150 km radius surrounding Phalaborwa and there are a number of other up-market game farms and lodges where one can sight the Big Five as well as a whole host of game and bird life.
Phalaborwa is famous for its outdoor life and visitors to the region can enjoy golf at the famous Hans Merensky Estate, balloon safaris, rafting, kloofing, hiking, elephant-back safaris, fishing, skydiving, microlight flights, 4 x 4 adventures and lots more.
There are many local handcrafters and popular souvenirs from this region including hand-printed textile products denoting the African bush and its wildlife, with ethnic patterns that can be purchased from the Hi-Kurile Sewing Project.
A visit to the Jahero Art Gallery to see the feast of artworks by internationally acclaimed local artists is a must. The exciting and varied collection of art on display is predominantly wildlife and nature themed and includes bronzes, ceramics, drawings, paintings, and metalwork.
Do also pay a visit to the wonderful Hlanganani Arts & Crafts shop situated inside the Kruger National Park at the Phalaborwa gate for more local souvenirs.
Public transport is good, as it is throughout the rest of South Africa, with buses, trains, taxis and minibus-taxis available to get around. All major roads to Phalaborwa are tarred and there are busses daily to and from major cities such as Johannesburg & Pretoria.
Phalaborwa Airport – PHW
Phalaborwa Airport (code PHW), originally known as the Hendrik van Eck Airport serves the city of Phalaborwa and has become very popular due to the tourist trade to the internationally famous Kruger National Park.
Phalaborwa Airport was designed by Oliver Wills, who sought to represent the town of Phalaborwa being the Gateway to the world-famous Kruger Park Game Reserve without the functionality of the airport being impaired. The airport is a work of art with animal sculptures by world-renowned Zimbabwean sculptor Adam Madebe whose guinea fowl, leaping leopards, baboons, snakes, and giraffes create a kinetic dimension that immediately places disembarking passengers in the wild.
Food and beverage: Phalaborwa Airport has a small café where a thirsty traveller can get a cup of coffee or a soft drink. There are two daily scheduled flights to and from Johannesburg International Airport.
Airport Hotels: Accommodation near Phalaborwa Airport includes Forever Resorts Impala Inn, Hans Merensky Hotel and Spa.
Car Hire: The following leading rental car companies have depots at Phalaborwa Airport: Alamo, Auto Europe South Africa, Avis, Budget, Drive South Africa, Europcar South Africa, Hertz, Honk South Africa, and National.
Forex: There is a money-exchange kiosk.
Airport Hub: Phalaborwa International Airport is a hub for SA Airlink.