In the 'hood, Phalaborwa as a destination

That Phalaborwa never gets cold is something of a euphemism to describe the intense heat that can grip the modern, copper mining town, situated just 3 kilometres from the Kruger National Park, during summer in particular. It does render the town of Phalaborwa a great place to stay during winter, however, and many tourists take advantage of the warm temperature for a winter sojourn, ... cont.

Plot 30 - 32, Silonque Nature Reserve, Silonque East, Phalaborwa, Limpopo, South Africa

Directions to Silonque Bush Estate

Entering Phalaborwa from the R71, turn left at the first big crossing into Spekboom Street.
Entering Phalaborwa from Kruger Park Phalaborwa gate, turn right at the second big four way crossing (after 3.7 KM) into Spekboom Street.

Follow this road all the way to end of tar / dirt road till T junction (long way up and down). Here you go right into a dirt road and continue until you reach a green gate in front of you. On the gate you see a sign of Silonque Bush Estate.

There is usually someone at the gate til 17h00 but not on Saturday and Sunday and public holidays. Once through the gate keep straight ahead until you get to the reception halt. For those who booked self catering just keep in mind that you must bring your shopping from town otherwise you have to drive the 8km dirt road back to town.

Amenities in the area

  • Laundromat (0 km)
  • Airport (8 km)
  • Bank and/or ATM (8 km)
  • Bars and/or Nightlife (8 km)
  • Bus Line (8 km)
  • Dry Cleaner (8 km)
  • Foreign Exchange (8 km)
  • Grocery Store (8 km)
  • Internet Caf (8 km)
  • Post Office (8 km)
  • Restaurants / Eateries (8 km)
  • Shopping Mall (8 km)
  • Car Hire (10 km)


  • Bird watching
  • Canopy tours
  • Cultural experiences
  • Elephant back safaris
  • Game viewing
  • Game viewing (big 5)
  • Golf course(s)
  • Helicopter Flips
  • Horse riding
  • River cruises
  • Swimming
  • Tennis court(s)
  • Township tours

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