At the start Normann Safari was a bush lodge with 6 double rooms, now extented with a family unit and a vacation house.
Normann Safari bush lodge and vacation house is located in the lovely bush (only 1,5km from Kruger National Park bird’s distance!) and yet near to the town of Phalaborwa, the Kruger National park entrance and the Hans Merensky Golf Estate – all can be reached in approx. 10 min. by car. Phalaborwa has malls, post offices, banks, doctors, airport etc.
Normann Safari Bush Lodge is a small hotel with 6 double rooms and our family unit with 2 double rooms and sharing bathroom. Some rooms are in chalets with thatched roof others in main farm house with ironed roof. B&B.
Surrounding the rooms there is a swimming pool, a boma with bar and a small garden. Out front, one can find a reception where internet access is available, as well as a recreation area and secure parking.
Next to the bush lodge is our vacation house with heated jacuzzi, pool, parking and all facilities for self-catering guests.
* Airport Shuttle.
* Swimming Pool.
* Parking on Premises.
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, particularly with the lure of the Kruger just up the road.
Phalaborwa is the site of the ‘Big Hole’, the earth’s largest man-made hole, visible from space and pretty awe inspiring, even if you’re not impressed by mines in general. Mining and smelting of copper and iron ore date back to 400 AD when the Sotho called the area ‘Ba-Phalaborwa’, meaning ‘better than the south’.
And indeed, this part of the of the north eastern Lowveld is very beautiful but the ‘better’ part of the town’s name most definitely refers to the wealth generated by mineral deposits that today still support a thriving mining industry.
About 2000 million years ago, a series of volcanic eruptions left an astounding geological feature measuring 19 spare kilometres, filled with phosphates, copper iconium, vermiculite, mica and gold.
It is unsurprising then that a lot of the activities in Phalaborwa centre on mining - you can visit the Foskor Mine Museum, take a mine tour and visit the open cast mine, which will leave few visitors indifferent to the sheer width of the two kilometre diameter.
The Hans Merensky Country Club just happens to have one of the best golf courses in the country.
In Room Facilities:
En-suite, Shower only, Garden views, Air-Conditioning, Bar Fridge, Internet Connection, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Swimming pool views
* Balule Game Reserve.
* Blyde-Olifants Conservancy.
* Hans Merensky Golf Club.
* Letaba Ranch Game Reserve.
* Selati Game Reserve.
* Foskor Mine Museum.
* Luvuvhu 4x4 Trail.
* Malopeni 4x4 Trail.
* Masorini Village Museum
* Mtomeni Wilderness Trail.