Phabeni Gate is the best way to get into Skukuza from Gauteng.
Kruger Park | Phabeni and Paul Kruger Gates
Routes from Phabeni and Paul Kruger Gates:Phabeni Gate is the best way to get into Skukuza from Gauteng. Phabeni Gate was constructed in 2002 to ease entrance into the Park for people coming from Johannesburg or Pretoria via Hazeyview.Its African architectural style embodies new South Africa ambience and the 3 indigenously themed rondavels (huts) at the gate are an interesting contrast to the usual thatch and brick aesthetic of most buildings in the Park.Historically, Phabeni was a Swazi chief who named the stream after himself. This is the stream you cross shortly after entering Phabeni gate. Often you will experience good game viewing in the immediate vicinity of Phabeni.Within 100 metres of the entrance one finds the Albisini ruins and the remains of Joao Albasini's trading store from 1846, which he bought from Chief Magashula for 22 cows. This is a good place to get out of the car, stretch your legs and get a sense of the surrounding bush.The humble display gives one an insight into Albasini's rough and ready life and the kind of creature comforts one would use in such a remote location as it was in the late 1800s. The trees you will find in this are Knob Thorn Acacias, Marulas and the Bushwillow species.
- East along the tarred Doispane Road towards Skukuza (S1)
- South on the Albasini Road (S3) into the granite foothills around Pretoriuskop
- North on the Sabie River Road (S3) joining the main Skukuza Road near Kruger Gate