Phalaborwa is a medium sized town situated in the North Eastern section of the Lowveld and is easily accessible from its neighbouring towns.
It sits a mere 80km from Hoedspruit and takes around 40-60 min drive (depending on the traffic). The road between Hoedspruit Phalaborwa is in good condition along most of the way with wear and tear showing up only in a few places along the road. The road (the R40) winds its way north to Phalaborwa along the edge of the Balule Nature Reserve and over the Olifants River so seeing game along the way is not an unusual occurrence.
As Phalaborwa is situated directly at one of the entrance gates to the Kruger National Park, a transfer from Hoedspruit to Phalaborwa can be tied in together with a day trip through the Kruger, entering at Orpen Gate and exiting at Phalaborwa gate, before being dropped off at your destination of choice. A full day would be required for this option.
The road from Phalaborwa to Tzaneen is 125km long. It is a quiter road than many in the region as it travels through game reserve and on through large mining areas as it passed through the very small town of Gravellot before hitting the farming and forestry areas of Tzaneen.