The Pafuri Camp sits under enormous nyala berry and jackal trees overlooking the Luvuvhu River in the extreme northern corner of the world famous Kruger National Park. The camp is actually within the 24 000 hectare Makuleke Private Concession and comprises of 19 en-suite traditional safari style including 6 special family units. Each tent is built on a platform two metres off the ground, allowing animals to move more freely to and from the river where they come to drink.
The spacious tents have attached private bathrooms, comfortable double and twin beds, seating, and outside decking. The tents are joined to the main camp by a raised walkway. The main building has an open walled lounge, dining room, large deck and swimming pool. The colourful fabrics reflect the culture of the Makuleke community with whom the camp owners have partnered.
Activities at the camp are many and varied. The Makuleke Concession is explored on game drives in open vehicles, on walks along trails. The Pafuri Walking Trail Exploration is the ideal way to experience this spectacular, private concession. It is perhaps the best area for walking in the entire Park and is blessed not only with exceptional biodiversity but also spectacular scenery, seasonally high densities of many large mammal species, a feeling of wilderness and remoteness, and a sense of history. Using one campsite as a base, each day is spent in different parts of the 24,000-hectare concession, walking along animal pathways following their tracks. This is undoubtedly the most remote and wild walking experience in South Africa, with a huge diversity of habitat, wildlife and bird life. Experienced, knowledgeable and passionate guides walk with the guests throughout. There is private access to the concession with no impact of vehicles. Access is also possible to the legendary Lanner Gorge basin and the mystic Limpopo fever tree forest.
19 en-suite traditional safari style tents including 6 special family units.
The area is home to the big five as well as large concentrations of more common herbivores and has a particularly high density of nyala and kudu. The delicate klipspringer and yellow spotted hyrax are frequently observed in the rocky areas. Night drives often reveal some of the more secretive species of the area such as aardvark, African civet, large and small spotted genet, thick tailed bushbaby, Cape porcupine, African wildcat and serval.
If you want to walk extensively in the wilds of Kruger rather than spend all your time in a vehicle, Pafuri is for you. The season operates from April to October with departures every Monday and Friday (subject to change – please check).
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We thoroughly enjoyed the holiday. Leopard View was fantastic. The guide did his upmost for us and the rest of the game viewing was great. We saw everything that we wanted to see.