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About Pafuri Rivercamp

Rustic Tented Treehouse camp and secluded bush camp, on the banks of the Mutale River, tributary to Limpopo just outside the Kruger National Park.

Located in rural Venda, next to Makuya Nature Reserve and 4 km from the Pafuri Gate of the Kruger Park, the lodge consists of five private camps, from two to eight beds per camp, each with own ablutions, kitchen, braai area and river frontage. The bush camp, about 2 km from the main camp, consists of two safari tents and a private chalet, with en-suite facilities.

Choose from exploring, birding, walking, or just relax in the friendly and informal atmosphere that keeps our guests coming back.

Delicious home cooked meals and barbeques are prepared daily or self-cater in the privacy of your own site. Sip an ice cold drink at our bush pub or on the pool deck. On ideal route through Kruger Park, Zimbabwe or Mozambique. Come and live in the bush for a while.

  • Response Rate: 98%
  • Response Time: 6 hours
  • Type: Safari
  • Sleeps: 26
  • Check-in: 06:00 AM
    Check-out: 09:00 AM
  • Reviews: 38 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Budget

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Pafuri Rivercamp Rooms

Reviews for Pafuri Rivercamp

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Andre de Lange, South Africa
07 August 2015

very friendly and helpful staff, awsome to see the fireflies and hear the bushbabies at night.

Sarita Sehgal, South Africa
22 July 2015

We were 2 families and really enjoyed our stay at Pafuri. The tents are clean and spacious enough, the kitchen is extremely well equipped and the fridge and stove work well, the showers are hot and good and the atmosphere being in the bush but having all the conveniences you need is just great. The service of all the staff, and especially Robert, is very professional and friendly. The walk along the river was lovely and the siting of a spotted genet wandering on our camp while sitting by the fire was very special. Thank you and well done.

jean Naude, South Africa
18 June 2015

We spent three days in absolute tranquillity...away from the hustle and bustle of life in Johannesburg...with no electricity we had to resort to sitting around a campfire telling stories for entertainment...the sky was littered with stars brighter than I have ever experienced! Hats off to Koos and his Team - we will be back....   

Wassily Nemitz, Germany
24 March 2015

This was one of the most amazing stays we ever had. The tree-house was just beautiful and the whole site romantic and very nice at all and even clean and save. The staff, especially Robert, was so friendly and kind. This is truly recommendable. The only thing we didn't like was the street from Parfuri Gate to the Camp which was difficult to use for a sedan vehicle without damaging it. But that did not destroy the positive experience at all.

Valerie Stringer, England
19 October 2014

Great hosts, great company, great food and a comfy bed. No electricity and a tent on stilts in the trees on a level with the Vervet Monkeys makes for a truly great experience. Not to be missed!

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Pafuri Rivercamp Map

Pafuri Rivercamp is 2.6km from the centre of Pafuri Gate , the nearest airport 218km (Eastgate Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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