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One of two sites with ruins found inside Kruger's gates, the Albasini Ruins offer a look into the park's rich history. This locale houses the remains of a 19th-century trading post, where goods like beads, clothes and metal products were once traded between Portuguese colonists and the indigenous Ba-Phalaborwa. All that remains today are a few crumbled walls and some artifacts, but history buffs will likely enjoy snapping some photos and perusing the attraction's display cases.

Travelers who are not fond of history may want to skip the Albasini Ruins. But for those who pass through Phabeni gate, which is less than a half-mile away from the attraction, stopping here may be worthwhile. The Albasini Ruins also offer a change of scenery from the park's animal-focused activities.

Visitors can drive to the Albasini Ruins, but standard safari tours do not typically include the attraction in their itineraries. The site resides in Kruger National Park's Marula Region and is free to visit when park gates are open. A small display room with more information about uncovered relics can be found next to the ruins, but no other amenities or facilities are available on-site. To find out more about the history of these ruins, check out the park's website.

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