Since we were there in 2000, the
airport at Phalaborwa has been totally rebuilt and is spectacular! It's
very different and although still small, very exciting and perfect for the new
gateway to the game reserve area of South Africa and the Kruger National
Here are two views the traveler
sees on arrival.
Don't miss the bronze vulture
in the tree at the left
There are wonderful bronze
sculptures of wild animals all around. Can you see the leopard leaping
towards you from that pink rock left of center?
There are several baboons,
including one sitting up near the rafters in a leadwood tree that forms one of
the interior columns.
The life-size drinking giraffe is
I don't have interior shots to show
you unfortunately. The restrooms are spectacular. They have black
marble slabs rather than sinks and when you press a rock, water sprays up for
you to wash your hands and rolls down the slab away from you like a small
waterfall. Cool teeny lights everywhere also.
There are all sorts of animal
footprints in the flooring leading up to the baggage pick up rack. The
main area flooring is zebra striped.
Here's how the airport entrance
looks as you drive up.
Perfect for Africa, don't you