To Phalaborwa by car:
Phalaborwa is a 5 hours drive away from from Johannesburg, with several possible routes.
N4 via Lydenburg and the Panorama Route or
N1 via Pietersburg, Magoebaskloof and Tzaneen

Avoid driving after dark and be aware of people and animals on the road
( even the highways )
Most of the roads are in a good shape, but there are exceptions. ( the R36 for example is not well maintenanced in some places, keep an eye on the road signs !! ) Not all the roads are highways so travel times and distances can be different then in your home country.
You can also use the daily direct flight connection between Johannesburg and Phalaborwa airport by Sa Airlink.

Route from Johannesburg via the Panorama Route ( 500 Km )

At the airport follow the R21 from the car rental to Boksburg / Johannesburg (keep right ) Take the N12 exit to Benoni / Witbank and follow the N4 to Belfast.
At the end of the highway go left to Belfast, in Belfast
take the R540 via Dullstroom to Lydenburg. In Lydenburg you can follow the green signs R37 to Orighstad / Graskop and Phalaborwa. This will lead you to the R36 to Orighstad ( watch out for potholes in the road all the way from Belfast until the Abel Erasmus Pass ) via the Abel Erasmus Pass and the Strydom tunnel.
About 15 Km after the Strydom tunnel take the R36 turn to Tzaneen.
After 10 Km take the R526 to Phalaborwa / Mica, then on the R40 to Mica turn left to Phalaborwa.
Follow this road ( watch out again for many potholes ) and take the second turn off to Phalaborwa.
If you follow this road you will end up at the 4 -way crossing mentioned beneath.
Direct route from Johannesburg to Phalaborwa ( 550 Km )
At the Airport follow the R21 to Pretoria, and then the N1 to Pretoria / Polokwane ( Pietersburg ).
( this road can be extremely busy in the morning! )
From just before Polokwane take the R71 turnoff to Magoebaskloof and Tzaneen.
Then follow the R71, all the way, via Gravelotte to Phalaborwa.

In Phalaborwa:
Go left at the first four way stop, you are now driving on Spekboom. Go right at the second turnoff (Grey). Follow the road, around the koppie into visarend and take the first road to your right.
You are in Starling Street and will find Bakkers Bed and Breakfast after about  100 m on your right side.

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Bakkers Bed & Breakfast
Corina van der Laan & Cees Bakker
31 Starling Street
Phalaborwa 1390
South Africa

Tel: / Fax :(0027) (0) 15 781 1613
Cell: (0027) (0)79 4567098  or : (0027) (0)78 6180986