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Pafuri Camp

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  • One of the luxurious tents at Pafuri Camp. © Copyright - Wilderness Safaris. Our images are free for use by anyone as long as they are being used to promote Wilderness Safaris properties or safaris, and that credit is given to Wilderness Safaris
  • What more iconic image of Africa than a leopard lazing in a giant baobab. © Copyright - Wilderness Safaris. Our images are free for use by anyone as long as they are being used to promote Wilderness Safaris properties or safaris, and that credit is given to Wilderness Safaris
  • A herd of elephants drinks from the Luvuvhu River. © Copyright - Wilderness Safaris. Our images are free for use by anyone as long as they are being used to promote Wilderness Safaris properties or safaris, and that credit is given to Wilderness Safaris
  • This pride of lions made use of an Apple Leaf Tree as a vantage point from which to hunt a herd of Nyala. © Copyright - Wilderness Safaris. Our images are free for use by anyone as long as they are being used to promote Wilderness Safaris properties or safaris, and that credit is given to Wilderness Safaris
  • Dusk on the main area at Pafuri Camp with the still waters of the Luvuvhu River in the background. © Copyright - Wilderness Safaris. Our images are free for use by anyone as long as they are being used to promote Wilderness Safaris properties or safaris, and that credit is given to Wilderness Safaris
  • Guests enjoy the spectacular view from Lanner Gorge, where the Luvuvhu has carved a spectacular gorge creating majestic, sandstone cliffs. © Copyright - Wilderness Safaris. Our images are free for use by anyone as long as they are being used to promote Wilderness Safaris properties or safaris, and that credit is given to Wilderness Safaris
  • As dawn breaks over the Luvuvhu River, the forest is alive with the chorus of birds. © Copyright - Wilderness Safaris. Our images are free for use by anyone as long as they are being used to promote Wilderness Safaris properties or safaris, and that credit is given to Wilderness Safaris
  • Pafuri is blessed with a number of Fever Tree Forests. Here a majestic kudu bull poses in the forest. © Copyright - Wilderness Safaris. Our images are free for use by anyone as long as they are being used to promote Wilderness Safaris properties or safaris, and that credit is given to Wilderness Safaris
  • The inside of a Pafuri Camp Tent showing the view over the Luvuvhu River. © Copyright - Wilderness Safaris. Our images are free for use by anyone as long as they are being used to promote Wilderness Safaris properties or safaris, and that credit is given to Wilderness Safaris
  • Pafuri is regarded as the birding Mecca of the Kruger National Park with Pel's Fishing Owl being one of many specials that can be viewed there. © Copyright - Wilderness Safaris. Our images are free for use by anyone as long as they are being used to promote Wilderness Safaris properties or safaris, and that credit is given to Wilderness Safaris
  • Description
  • Facilities
Pafuri Camp lies on a gentle bend on the northern bank of the Luvuvhu River. The Luvuvhu draws many different animals to its waters, from elephant, buffalo and nyala to wading birds and fish eagles. Guests can view these creatures and many more from the comfort of their rooms.

Each of the 20 luxury tents is built on a raised platform two metres off the ground. The tents are joined by elevated walkways allowing wildlife to move undisturbed to and from the river. The bathroom is en suite with both indoor and outdoor showers for those who would like to bathe under the stars.
The main deck has ample room to sit and watch the daily passage of wildlife to and from the river, and the swimming pool is perfect for cooling off in the heat of the day. The dining and lounge areas are open to the river view, and a lower-level terrace is perfect for watching sunrise with a cup of freshly brewed coffee, or sipping sundowners as the sky darkens and the crickets begin to sing.     

Pafuri Camp is situated in the private 24 000 hectare Makuleke Concession the largest private concession in the Kruger Park. The concession is located at the extreme north of the Kruger National Park. The Pafuri triangle as it is known is created by the intersection of two great rivers the ancient and dying Limpopo and the young and powerful Luvuvhu River. The latter is actively carving its way through the sandstone of the escarpment, in the process creating the impressive Lanner Gorge. Their confluence, known as Crooks Corner, forms the meeting point of three countries South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.  

The Concession is home to large herds of buffalo, as well as hippo, white rhino, lion, leopard and high seasonal concentrations of elephant. The Limpopo and Luvuvhu Rivers host the highest density of nyala in the Kruger Park as well as species such as eland, Sharpe’s grysbok and yellow-spotted rock dassie, which are difficult to find further south in the Park. A drive along the floodplain and riverine fringe of either of the two large rivers usually produces good general game in the form of nyala, impala, greater kudu, zebra, chacma baboon, waterbuck, warthog and bushbuck. It also offers a great opportunity to view one of the many predators taking advantage of the high density of prey species along the rivers.  

The area has long been regarded as something of a Mecca for southern African birdwatchers. Some species are found nowhere else in South Africa and the serious birder will revel in being able to find Böhm’s Spinetail, Racket-tailed Roller, Gorgeous Bush-shrike, Three-banded Courser, Arnott’s Chat, Black-throated Wattle-Eye, Pel’s Fishing-Owl and many more. Further to this, the area has a remarkable array of diverse habitats ranging from riverine forests, baobab dotted kopjes, majestic floodplains, gorges, perennial springs to fever tree forests and so much more.

The aura of human history is particularly prevalent at Pafuri, with cultural landmarks such as the ancient Thulamela civilisation, Early Stone Age sites and the more recent signs of Makuleke habitation. Crooks’ Corner at the confluence of the Limpopo and Luvuvhu Rivers is redolent of long-ago hunters and colourful characters who searched for adventure, as well as the smoking fires and dwellings of the Makuleke villages. It is this unique aspect as well as a combination of phenomenal diversity and spectacular scenery that makes this area unlike any other in Kruger.
  • Type: Safari Lodge, Tented Camp
  • Sleeps: 40
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 2
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Swimming Pool
  • Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Afrikaans
  • Sotho (Sesotho)
  • Tsonga (Xitsonga)

Grading

  • No TGCSA Grading
* Please enquire for further details.

2 Reviews on Pafuri Camp

Altogether a great experience. Particularly enjoyed input on the birds from Nic. Food was fair but not outstanding. Accommodation and staff courtesy excellent.

MICHAEL COTTON, South Africa
22 December 2012

Had a great time. Our guide was Alweet. He was very knowledgeable and found us the birds we were looking for, and leopard, bush baby's etc. Everyone had a great time including the kids.

Arnout Van Haarlem, South Africa
28 October 2012

Price & Availability

ON REQUEST
Thursday 11th September
  • Per Person Sharing:
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  • Per Person:
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  • Per Unit:
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  • Minimum Stay:
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Pafuri East consists of seven tents. Each tent has two bedrooms which are separated by an en-suite bathroom including both an indoor and outdoor shower. Three twin bedded tents, two double tents and two family tents accommodates four guests. All family tents have a balconies which provide stunning views of the Luvuvhu River.
 
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Each luxury tent, consists of six twin bedded tents, three double tents and four family tents accommodates four guests. The bathroom is en-suite and has both an indoor and outdoor shower. The tent is built on a raised boardwalk and animals can move freely beneath the tents. Each tent has a balcony providing views over the Luvuvhu River.
 
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Pafuri East x 7

Includes: D B & B

Pafuri East consists of seven tents. Each tent has two bedrooms which are separated by an en-suite bathroom including both an indoor and outdoor shower. Three twin bedded tents, two double tents and two family tents accommodates four guests. All family tents have a balconies which provide stunning views of the Luvuvhu River.

Pafuri West x 13

Includes: D B & B

Each luxury tent, consists of six twin bedded tents, three double tents and four family tents accommodates four guests. The bathroom is en-suite and has both an indoor and outdoor shower. The tent is built on a raised boardwalk and animals can move freely beneath the tents. Each tent has a balcony providing views over the Luvuvhu River.

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