Afrikaans name: Phalaborwa
The town of Phalaborwa is most often associated with mining activity and iron and copper have been mined in the region since 400 A.D.
Today the mining has created the widest man-made hole in Africa. The open pit mine is almost 2 km wide.
Phalaborwa is also known for the surrounding private game reserves and being on the western border of the Kruger National Park.
Other tourist attractions include the Hans Merensky Golf Course and boat cruises on the Olifants River. Many of Mpumalanga and Limpopos tourist attractions can be reached with a few hours drive.
References and further readingThings ewe never knewe about South African place names - Author: Ann Gadd - Published: 2015 - Page: 173
The Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Published: 1987 - Page: 97
Readers Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Published: 1986 - Page: 269
Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Published: 1991 - Page: 47
Hit the Road - 2nd Edition - Author: MapStudio - Published: 2018 - Page: 147
On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Published: 1995 - Page: 192
Caravan & Outdoor Life - Issue 641 - Author: - Published: 2015 - Page: 14
Conollys Guide to Southern Africa - 2nd edition - Author: Denis Conolly - Published: 1982 - Page: 286
Book of the Road - 4th edition - Author: MapStudio - Published: 2019 - Page: 136