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ZIMSWAZI Lodge is situated on the Hans Merensky Estate just outside the town of Phalaborwa which is in the heart of the Limpopo Province. Phalaborwa is a gateway to the Kruger National Park and offers activities and enjoyment for the whole family.

Game Viewing
Mine Vista
Site Seeing

Hans Merensky Golf Course is lovely Parkland course designed by Robert Grimsdell.


The course is a visual masterpiece and the resident wildlife consisting of  impala, duiker, warthogs, giraffe, hippo and crocodiles adds a safari element to the game that one would be hard pressed to find elsewhere.


Phalaborwa Gate provides easy access to the central part of the Kruger National Park. The area is renowned for breeding herds of elephant, as well as plains animals such as blue wildebeest and Burchell’s zebra. Where there are grazers and browsers, there are predators…which is why the plains of the central Kruger are also renowned for lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dog sightings. Rest camps in the central Kruger include Satara, the second-largest in the park, Letaba and Olifants, the camp with the most celebrated view in all of the park.


Meander along the waters of the Olifants River watching crocodiles, hippo, buffalo, elephant, water buck and a wide variety of other game on the lush green banks of the river. ​

Kambaku River Safaris: +27 (82) 889 4797


Panorama Route

Within easy reach of the lodge, the Panorama Route is one of South Africa's most scenic self-drives, it explores the north-eastern section of the Great Escarpment of the Drakensberg where the plateau comes to an abrupt and dramatic halt, falling steeply away into the Lowveld accompanied by incredible views out over the grasslands of Africa. 

Sites along the route include the Three Rondavels, Bourke's Luck Potholes, the Blyde River Canyon, God's Window and the Mac Mac Falls.


Baobab Tree - Gravelotte

A short distance from Gravelotte is a large baobab which is worth a quick visit on your drive between Tzaneen and Phalaborwa.

It is estimated that this tree germinated around the year 50 BC making it older than 2000 years


Modjadji Cycad Reserve

A small reserve of 305ha, but an exceptionally beautiful and utterly unique one. It was proclaimed to protect the amazing looking Modjadji Cycad forest, and the home of the Balobedu. The cycad is a species of plant that pre-dates the dinosaurs by about 50 million years, and was the predominant form of vegetation on the Gondwana supercontinent 230 million years ago. The Modjaji Cycad forest is now the only place on earth where this type of forest exists. It is a living fossil.

From Tzaneen take the R36.Total travelling distance to Modadjiskloof is 21km.

NOTE: Facilities at the reserve are basic so it advisable to take your own food and drink

Qualito Craft Distillery


Here, wonderful varieties of gins, vodkas and whiskies are created by dedicated distillers. These ones are passionate about the subtle nuances that make these spirits so intriguingly irresistible, and they are dedicated to guiding the distillation process from the grain to the glass to ensure that every step supports the world-class finish of the final product.

Address: 36 Potgieter Street, Phalaborwa

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