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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: 12 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Safari
  • Sleeps: 26
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 09:00 AM
  • Reviews: 41 Reviews


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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

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                  Reviews for Pafuri Rivercamp

                  41 guest reviews Reviews of

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                  Happy Huhlwane, South Africa
                  17 January 2017

                  A place to unwind and experience the nature at its rugged best. No technology to destruct you. We slept through the sound of mother nature herself - bush-baby cries, cow-bell rings, frogs, crickets and cicadas. A close encounter with Parabuthus granulatus (black scopion) and a rock monitor. Oh not to forget the wonderful night sky!!!

                  Wisani Rihlampfu, South Africa
                  04 January 2017

                  Our stay was great really enjoyed it and the staff was very helpful.

                  Wassily Nemitz, Germany
                  24 September 2016

                  It was my second time at Pafuri Rivercamp and once again I was excited. The place is well maintained and you really feel like staying in the nature. Good service, friendly staff and clean facilities. They also offer a bar for cold drinks in the evenings. I would definetely come again! The only thing which is really bad is the road from the public road to the camp, full of stones and hard to use for a Polo Hatchback - someone should be done here...

                  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.

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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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