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Phalaborwa: your door to dramatic landscapes, majestic wildlife and local culture at your fingertips

Phalaborwa is a beautiful town situated in the Limpopo province of South Africa. With about 13,000 residents, Phalaborwa is one of the jewels of South Africa. The town is well-known for its unspoiled scenery, tropical gardens, and an abundance of game and birdlife. Popular attractions include the famous Kruger National Park, the Amarula Lapa and Elephant river safaris.

Cheap flights to Phalaborwa are now available for a limited period of time, so get ready to fully relax in this wonderful town. Phalaborwa is home to Hendrik van Eck Airport (PHW), also known as Phalaborwa Airport. Hendrik van Eck Airport is a 5-minute drive from the city centre and exclusively serves South African Airways flights, operated by Airlink. Non-stop domestic flights to Phalaborwa depart from Johannesburg. The flight duration from Johannesburg to Phalaborwa is approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes.

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Why visit Phalaborwa

Giraffe Kruger National Park Phalaborwa


Phalaborwa borders one of South Africa’s top attractions, the Kruger National Park. Seize the opportunity to discover the Big 5, one of the country’s treasures.

Blyde River Canyon Views Phalaborwa


The location that Phalaborwa offers gives you access to the gorgeous locations of the Limpopo province, including Blyde River Canyon, the Rondavels, and God’s Window.

Local Wine Picnic Phalaborwa

Exceptional Culture

Discover the indigenous Ba-Phalaborwa tribe, admire the works of the local artists, and treat your senses to the drinks made from the marula fruit in the surrounding area.

General information

Essential details you need to know before your trip

Country South Africa
Currency South African Rand
Language Tsonga / Northern Sotho / Afrikaans
Hub Airport Hendrik van Eck Airport (PHW)
Airline South African Airways
Time Zone GMT+2
Travel Adaptor Type D / M / N

Best time to visit Phalaborwa

Phalaborwa experiences warm to hot temperatures, with low to medium rainfall throughout the year. The summer period (December – February) brings the heat to above 30°C and rainfall to over 100 millimetres, making this the low season and one which most tourists would avoid. If you want a quieter holiday, more availability and cheaper hotel rates, this is the time to visit. March to October (autumn through to spring) offers slightly less heat and lower rainfall, making this period the most popular time to visit. These months should be avoided, unless you are willing to pay higher accommodation costs and rub shoulders with crowds of tourists exploring Phalaborwa.

Weather & Climate in Phalaborwa

Average temperature (°C) & rainfall (mm) per month

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Low °C 21°C 20°C 19°C 16°C 13°C 9°C 10°C 12°C 15°C 17°C 18°C 20°C
High °C 32°C 31°C 30°C 29°C 27°C 25°C 25°C 26°C 28°C 29°C 30°C 31°C
Rainfall (mm) 104 89 73 27 15 4 9 6 19 37 68 92

Phalaborwa offers amazing scenery that includes tropical gardens and a wealth of game and birdlife. It’s a destination that functions as a conservancy, putting you close to the top attractions of the region, including Blyde River Canyon, the Cycad forest and God’s Window.

The town of Phalaborwa gives you the chance to break away from the rush of city life, yet it is close enough to buzzing destinations like Tzaneen, Hoedspruit and Giyani. Discover the culture of the town, which includes learning about the Ba-Phalaborwa Tribe, who still live in Phalaborwa. Find out what your future holds at a traditional Sangoma, or try some of the traditional marula beer as you enjoy the unique entertainment of tribal dances and music performances.

Phalaborwa is clearly one of the jewels of South Africa.

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Anyone wishing to visit South Africa will have to obtain a tourist visa, which is valid for a period of 90 days.

The documents you need to apply for one include your passport/travel document (with two blank pages available), the relevant form and proof of financial means.

Visit the website of the Department of Home Affairs for more information.

The Centres for Disease Control recommends that travellers get all the routine vaccinations four to six weeks before visiting South Africa. Additional vaccinations you should get, depending on what you will be doing in Phalaborwa, include hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, and rabies. Take precautions to avoid mosquito bites, as malaria is a risk.

While exploring the town, remain vigilant and keep your valuables in a secure place or out of sight. Avoid travelling anywhere alone, especially at night.

Item Cape Town Johannesburg Phalaborwa
Meal inexpensive restaurant R 100.00 R 100.00 R 100.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 litre draught) R 25.00 R 25.00 R 25.00
Cappuccino (regular) R 22.33 R 22.34 R 22.34
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) R 10.00 R 10.00 R 10.00
Pack of cigarettes (Marlboro) R 37.50 R 37.50 R 37.50

A variety of hotels, guest houses and lodges are available throughout Phalaborwa. Many of these establishments include features such as dining facilities, gardens, free Wi-Fi, pools and breakfast.

There are plenty of public transport options in Phalaborwa, including buses, trains, taxis, and minibus-taxis. The roads are well developed, so you will be able to travel to major destinations like Johannesburg and Pretoria.

Main attractions in Phalaborwa

Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park

God’s Window

God’s Window

Amarula Lapa

Amarula Lapa

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