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Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” 
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Adventures & Activities

Explore the Best of South Africa's Phalaborwa Area

Are you looking for adventure and excitement?

Our planning team has got you covered, from a boat cruise safari on the Olifants river to exploring the scenic Blyde River Canyon.

Visit the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and discover the stories of our dedicated conservationists who work tirelessly to protect our wildlife. Each animal has a unique story, and the battle to keep them safe continues daily.

For more wildlife encounters, visit Jessica the Hippo and our reptile park to learn about snakes and other fascinating creatures.

Take a trip to the Bourke's Luck potholes and stunning waterfalls to make the most of your experience.

Discover the vibrant culture of the South African Shangaan people, their colourful way of living, traditional African dances and local cuisines.

Not to be missed is our local craft distillery, Qualitos, which serves up some of the best drinks in the area.

Savor the full South African experience with a traditional braai under the open African skies, with stars as your guide and the sounds of the night as your orchestra.

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PANORAMA ROUTE

FULL DAY

In the province of Mpumalanga, on the enchanting Panorama Route, every stop offers a glimpse into wonders that both elevate and expand the soul.

Prepare to be captivated by vistas that leave one breathless, and waterfalls that plunge with abandon. Observe the eagles that soar above, and the treasures of history that whisper tales of gold rushes past.


The small town of Graskop safeguards this mystical realm, where mountains, forests, and canyons converge.

The Blyde River Canyon reigns supreme, its verdant expanse earning the title of the world's largest "green canyon."

With every turn of the road, this land reveals a vista that enchants the soul and stirs the spirit. Do not hesitate to explore this region

VISITING POINTS:

THREE RONDAVELS, BOURKE'S LUCK POTHOLES, LISBON FALLS, GOD'S WINDOW AND THE PINNACLE

Pick up time: 07H15.

PRICE:  FROM R2 500,0O PER PERSON INCLUDING ENTRANCE FEE AT ALL POINTS.

INCLUDES: BRUNCH AND DISTILLED WATER


MAX: 3 PEOPLE

OLIFANTSRIVER BOAT SAFARI
3 HOURS

Journey to the northern banks of the Olifants River, 17 km south of the town of Phalaborwa, where the Olifants River boat cruise awaits.
Behold the majesty of the river as it flows from west to east, traversing through the KNP and beyond into Mozambique.

As you embark on this mystical voyage, prepare for enchanting encounters with the river's diverse inhabitants - the crocodile, the hippo, the buffalo, the elephant, the water buck, and an array of other wildlife and waterbirds.

Dare to be thrilled by the unexpected presence of lions or leopards, evoking a rush of adrenaline.

As the sun sets, savor a sundowner, basking in the unspoiled vistas of the Olifant River, amidst the company of its beautiful wildlife.

Your journey includes a 3-hour boat cruise fee and transport on an Open Safari Vehicle, accompanied by a friendly, professional, and qualified field guide to and from the guest house in town.

Pick up time:

Morning: 07h15 Afternoon: 14h15.

Price:

FROM R1 500.00 per person

Kiddies aged 2- 11 years pay half the price.

Min: 2 persons

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BREAKFAST ON THE BOAT
3.5 HOURS

Have a Scrumptious Full English Breakfast on a Serene Boat Cruise.

Indulge in a delightful full English breakfast while you float along the serene Olifants River, taking in the wildlife and peaceful ambience.

 

A friendly, professional, and qualified field guide will pick you up from your guest house in town on an open safari vehicle and take you to the boat.

Package Includes:

3-hour boat cruise fee
Full English breakfast
Transport on an open safari vehicle Professional field guide

Package Excludes:

Any other drinks or snacks Alcoholic drinks
Gratuity

Pick up time: 07:15

Price:

FROM R1 700.00 per person

Kiddies (2-11 years): Half price.

Prices are based on minimum of 2 people sharing

Min: 2 persons

BOAT & BUSH BRAAI
5-6 HOURS

Embark on a mystical voyage as the sun descends upon the horizon, bathing the Olifants river in a golden glow. Witness the majesty of Africa's wildlife in its unspoiled splendor for three enchanted hours on a boat cruise.

As the night sky unfolds its tapestry, gather around a blazing bom-fire beside the river, savoring the tantalizing aromas of a South African bush braai and the delights of local cuisine.
For a truly authentic experience, immerse yourself in the rhythms of Africa with traditional dancers to elevate the atmosphere.

Our seasoned, friendly field guide will accompany you on an Open Safari Vehicle, ensuring a smooth journey to and from the guest house in town.

The package includes the 3-hour boat cruise, South African bush braai, and transport on the Open Safari Vehicle.

Please note that drinks and snacks are excluded, and gratuity is at your discretion.

Pick-up time: 15:00 -

MINIMUM OF 4 GUESTS

Pricing:

FROM R2 500.00 per person sharing

Kiddies (2-11 years): Half price.

Prices are based on minimum of 2 people sharing

Traditional African dancers can be added for R4 500.00 to enhance the magical ambiance. Join us for an unforgettable experience.

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KRUGER BUSH BRAAI DINNER SAFARI -6 HOURS

Your guide picks you up in an Open Safari Game Viewer at your Phalaborwa accommodation at 16h00 and you set of for a stunning sunset drive.

Sundowners with snacks will be provided to you in nature at a spot with a dazzling sunset in front of you.

Aided by powerful spotlights, your night drive starts with the change to spot lions or a leopard or maybe the hyenas out scavenging.

a Lantern-lit braai area around a bristling campfire deep in the Kruger Park awaits you after the night drive. a Variety of meats and sausages grilled over an open fire are on offer, together with delicious vegetables and a variety of salads. The wonderful meal is rounded of with dessert and coffee or tea.

INCLUDED:

Pick up and drop off at Phalaborwa Accommodation

or Phalaborwa gate at 16h00

Sunset drive

Sundowner

Night safari

Bush braai Dinner

Night drive back to gate

Sanparks Conservation fee:

EXCLUDING:

All drinks at the bush braai

Pick-up time: 15h45

PRICE:

FROM R1 750.00 PER PERSON SHARING

MINIMUM OF 4 GUESTS

MINIMUM AGE: 6 YEARS

MOHOLOHOLO ANIMAL REHABILITATION CENTRE

Moholoholo is situated in the shadow of the majestic “ Mariepskop” which forms part of the mighty Drakensberg mountains, our unique Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre is a home to many of South Africa’s abandoned, injured and poisoned wildlife.

Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre is extremely proud of its efforts in wildlife education in South Africa. At Moholoholo we are often faced with the difficult decision of what to do with an injured or poisoned animal which will not be able to be released back into the wild.

As a result, we have a number of “permanent residents” at the centre and at our own cost we use them as “ambassadors” for their respective species.

Members of the public are therefore able to get an up close and personal experience of these incredible creatures and with our hands on approach we have the ability to demonstrate to the public the threats and problems our wildlife is facing today.

Prices available on request.

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JESSICA THE HIPPO

Jessica is a hippo with a phenomenal story of touching people’s hearts. She was found very young in an emaciated state along the banks of the Blyde River in South Africa, and taken in and rehabilitated by the Tonie and Shirley Joubert.

Since her rescue in 2000, Jessica grew from strength to strength, and today interacts with wild hippos in the river, as well as the Joubert family and their dogs, never wanting to miss her treat time.

Treat time involves a snack with two bottles of tea and a back rub. Visitors are welcome to join for a small fee and be part of Jessica’s treat time – an experience which has amazed many of our volunteers who have completed placements in the Hoedspruit area.

Jessica essentially serves as an ambassador for her species.

Due to her unique story and love of people, visitors can form a connection when they interact with her, learning about her kind, and then spreading positivity about hippos and their importance to others.

Prices available on request.

SAFARI GALLERY

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