Phalaborwa district was once inhabited only by wild animals of the Kruger National Game Park. Currently Phalaborwa is the only town in South Africa that borders the Kruger National Game Park. The diameter of the town Phalaborwa is about five kilometres. The central business district of Phalaborwa is about three kilometers from the Phalaborwa gate and entrance to the Kruger Game Park. It is a pleasure doing shopping in Phalaborwa as various stores like Checkers Phalaborwa, Pick 'n Pay Phalaborwa, Phalaborwa Clicks, etc. are within walking distance from each other. The town Phalaborwa is known for its excellent semi-tropical climate. Phalaborwa offers accommodation in the price range of between R60 to R250 per person per night. The world famous Phalaborwa Hans Merensky Golfing Estate is about one kilometre from the centre of the town Phalaborwa. The Gateway Airport in Phalaborwa receives daily scheduled flights from Johannesburg to Phalaborwa. Phalaborwa is known as the town with two summers with average temperatures of 23 degreesC. The Masorini heritage site close to the Phalaborwa gate was once inhabited by a group of the Ba Phalaborwa people who made a living by manufacturing and selling iron artefacts during the Iron Age. In Phalaborwa there were old shafts and stopes from which ore had been extracted in very early days. In local legend it was from these shafts in Phalaborwa that iron had come from that was beaten into assegai heads and primitive hoes. These implements had once been a form of currency among the Ba Phalaborwa tribes - so many iron hoes in exchange for a cow, labola,etc. The agreement among geologists is that Phalaborwa was some 2 000 million years ago an area of intense volcanic activity. Research into the dialect of the Ba Phalaborwa tribes turned up a translation of the word Phalaborwa which means better than the South.
MUFASA LODGE Accommodation units in Phalaborwa :
Mufasa Lodge is situated 4km from the Phalaborwa entrance to the Kruger National Park.
Mufasa Lodge offers you thatched chalet
self-catering or B&B accommodation.
All self-catering units are fully equipped with a small kitchenette to make self-catering your pleasure.
The two thatched units have a floor area of 41 square meters each.
Attractions around MUFASA LODGE Phalaborwa:
Mufasa Lodge in Phalaborwa is ideally situated for
tourists wanting to
explore the Limpopo Province.
Visit the Cheetah Project.
Hans Merensky Golf Estate.
Largest manmade hole at Palabora Mining Company: Larger than Kimberly hole.
Amarula Lapa. (Juice from the Marula fruit get extracted here for use in the well known Amarula Liquor).
The Phalaborwa Gateway Airport :
The Phalaborwa Gateway Airport is only a one hour
flight from Oliver Thambo
(Johannesburg) International Airport. At both
airports vehicles can be hired from Avis or
Imperial Car Hire.
MUFASA LODGE Phalaborwa and the Wild Card :
Due to our close proximity to the Kruger National
Park entrance (4km), we strive to accommodate
tourists who wish to explore the Lowveld and Valley
of the Elephant, better known as the Limpopo
Global Positioning System
Google coordinates for Mufasa Lodge in Phalaborwa is: S 23 56.400 E 31 8.000 or 23°56'24.56"S 31° 7'59.36"E
Google Earthmap of Mufasa Lodge Phalaborwa :-
After you have installed the free Google Earth program on your computer which you can find at http://earth.google.com * Click here and a zip folder will open with the Google Earth coordinates of Mufasa Lodge in Phalaborwa, click on open, then 2x click on the Google Earth Kml doc image. You will be taken to a three dimensional satellite map and have a direct indication of where Mufasa Lodge is situated in the town of Phalaborwa in relation to the Kruger Park gate and also with the rest of the World.
We recommend any of the following accommodation establishments in Phalaborwa (Palabora) :-
Sunbird Lodge ............... .. 015 781
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