Welcome to Phalaborwa
Phalaborwa eases between suburban tidiness and the bush, with a green belt in the centre and the occasional warthog grazing on a lawn. The town makes a necessary waystation if you’re intending to explore central and northern Kruger, and there's the Amarula Lapa distillery to visit, as well as a recommended township tour. Unless you arrive after the park gates have closed for the night, there's little advantage to staying overnight rather than pushing on into Kruger – Letaba Rest Camp is only an hour from gate.
The town is also a gateway to Mozambique – it’s possible to drive across Kruger and into Mozambique via the Giriyondo Gate in a vehicle with good clearance.