The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Phalaborwa

Afrikaans name: Phalaborwa

CBD area

Phalaborwa

Photo © Steven Herbert

Limpopo

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.

CBD area

Phalaborwa CBD

Photo © Steven Herbert

References and further reading

Things 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


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