1. Hendrik Van Eck Airport
2. Grietjie Private Nature Reserve: 18 km
3. Kruger National Park - Limpopo: 22 km
Phalaborwa is well known as a mining district with the largest man made hole on earth which can be seen from outer space and it also borders the Kruger National Park which makes it a perfect holiday destination with wilderness, bushveld, astronomy and history all on its doorstep.
Phalaborwa offers one of the most interesting and breathtaking astronomy tours where you can experience the African night sky through modern computerised telescopes. The moon, planets and many constellations are spectacular and this experience is a must while visiting Phalaborwa. You don't even have to be a golfer to appreciate this magnificent golfing experience at the Hans Merensky Golf Course which has been home to many championships. Here you will be accompanied by giraffe, hippo, crocodile and much more that nature has to offer while enjoying 18 holes. Also the Hans Merensky Nature Reserve which lies on the banks of the Great Letaba River is a beautiful reserve where you can relax in natures beauty or enjoy the hiking trails or game viewing drives. The Balule Private Game Reserve is located along the banks of the Olifants River between Phalaborwa and Hoedspruit which makes it a perfect holiday destination where you will get to go on game drives and view many animals such as elephant and hippo.
If you’re looking for a place to say your “I do’s”, then check out the Wedding Venues in Phalaborwa.
Phalaborwa enjoys hot summer months with occasional heavy rainfall. The winter months are warm which attracts many visitors during these months.
The area boasts a wide range of accommodation. For those who love wildlife, there are Bush Lodges in Phalaborwa. If you’re simply a sleep and go type of person, then there is either Self Catering Accommodation in Phalaborwa or Bed and Breakfast Accommodation in Phalaborwa.
For the golf enthusiast, you can go and stay at one of the Golf Estates in Phalaborwa.