Pafuri lodge – northern kruger
Where nearly 2 million hectares of unrivaled diversity of life forms fuses with historical and archaeological sights – this is real Africa.
The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best Safari Experience you could ask for!
location & interest points
- Located in the best birding region of Kruger Park
- Largest private concession in the Kruger Park
- Game drives and night drives in open 4×4 vehicles
- Pafuri Camp is a luxury tented Kruger Park private safari lodge
Between the Limpopo and Luvuvhu River in the Makuleke Contract Park, lies Pafuri Camp, offering cosy tented accommodation for guests in the northern section of Kruger National Park. Only 52 guests can be accommodated at this tented safari camp that comprises of 19 luxury tents. Larger groups can find accommodation in the comfortable family tents.
The remote 24 000 hectare concession is the largest and most biodiverse in Kruger with many species reaching the southernmost extent of their range here. As much as 75% of Kruger total biodiversity occurs here in an area only slightly more than 1% of its total size.
what to look out for
Pafuri Camp offers twice daily game drives in specially designed safari vehicles as well as guided walking safaris, for those seeking personal accounts with nature in the remotest corner of Kruger National Park. The diverse scenery in Makuleke Contract Park ranges feature pans, mountains, floodplains, and guests can look out for Lanner Gorge, Crook’s Corner and the Fever Tree Forest.
Pafuri Camp is located at Southern Africa’s Premier Transfrontier Area – the meeting point of South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe – and offers guests incredible wildlife sightings. The Pafuri Camp experience also includes admiring the magnificent birdlife, lazing away the swimming pool, feasting delicious meals during al-fresco dinners and sipping drinks from the bush bar.
Pafuri Camp welcomes children of all ages, and will be accommodated with their parents or caregivers in the comfortable Family Tents. Children under the age of 6 are not permitted on game activities, and children under the age of 12 are not eligible for walking safaris.
Sightings of species like nyala, eland, bushpig and Sharpe’s grysbok occur side by side with zebra, impala, wildebeest and warthog and the region’s large elephant herds enjoy the luxury of seasonal migration across the unfenced boundary of the Park with neighbouring Zimbabwe. Resident buffalo and white rhino, and a full complement of large predators, complete the association of megafauna viewed from open game drive vehicles or on foot.
The northern border of the concession is comprised of 30km of Limpopo River frontage and associated riverine, fever tree forests, palm-studded floodplains and unique wetlands. The southern border is the perennial Luvuvhu River and its ribbons of lush riverine and fever tree forests flanked by acacia strewn plains.
Between the two rivers lies a mix of botanically rich sandveld, mopane woodland and scrub, combretum woodland, baobab dotted hillsides, spectacular kopjes and hidden freshwater springs. The biological importance of the area was recognized in its declaration as a Ramsar site in 2007.