Pafuri Camp

Kruger National Park, Greater Kruger, South Africa

At a Glance

  • Makuleke Village outings including traditional meal, dancing and sangoma (traditional healer) visit

  • Ideal for families

  • Good game viewing of all large mammals as well as rare regional specials

  • Exceptional birding with many sought-after local and regional specials

  • Incredible views of the surrounding wilderness

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There is no bad time to go on safari in the Kruger National Park. The experience does, however, change from month to month. In the summer months (October to March), it gets very hot. The verdant vistas are all the more spectacular because of the rains, but this means that the foliage is denser, water is more abundant and game is therefore trickier to see. There are lots of beautiful migratory birds during the summer months. While the daytime temperature in the winter months (May to September) is ideal, it does get a little chilly at night and in the early morning.

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Situated in the wildest and most remote part of the Kruger National Park, Pafuri Camp offers fantastic game viewing, a variety of vegetation and provides some of the best birding opportunities of the Kruger National Park.

Pafuri Camp is situated right in the northern most corner of the Kruger National Park. The camp blends into its surroundings on the banks of the Luvuhu River nestled among enormous ebony and nyala berry trees. Elephant, buffalo and fish eagles are often spotted from the lodge, drawn to the river.

The oversized main areas overlook the river and offer ample room to sit and watch the day go by while not out on game activities and the swimming pool is perfect for taking refuge from the midday sun.

The camp is split into two sides, East and West, comprising 20 Meru-style tents in total. Six of which are family tents, comfortably sleeping four people. Each tent is on a raised platform two metres off the ground joined by elevated wooden walkways allowing wildlife to wander through the camp undisturbed. Each tent is en-suite with indoor and outdoor showers. The camp has been built to emulate the local culture and heritage with soft furnishing being made locally.

The area in which Pafuri Camp is situated is perhaps one of the most unique and beautiful that the Kruger has to offer with enormous expanses of land and dramatic rock formations for as far as the eye can see.

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Accommodation at Pafuri Camp consists of 20 spacious and light tented rooms, each with en-suite bathroom facilities and a private deck. Six of these tents are family rooms for up to four people. With their open sides you really do get to experience sleeping in the bush.


Children over the of 6 years are welcome to come and stay at Pafuri Camp and special children's activities can be arranged with guides, chefs and other lodge staff.


There are many acitvities you can partake in during your stay at Pafuri Camp. You embark on guided birding walks, morning and afternoon game drives, shorter guided walks, historical and archaeological specialist safaris, village outings and visits to Thulamela, a 500-year-old rock-walled civilisation.

There is also a wonderful swimming pool located at the camp which is very refreshing to take a dip in to cool down from the warm african sun in between activities. Massages are also available upon request.


  • 4WD Game Drives

    Go on private or shared game drives in the world famous Greater Kruger Area, South Africa to see the Big 5 - lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo and rhino - and a host of other animals. The Kruger is also a brilliant spot for birders so pack some binoculars.

Location & directions

Kruger National Park, Greater Kruger, South Africa

Pafuri Camp is situated between the Limpopo and Luvuvhu Rivers in the northern sector of the Kruger National Park, South Africa. This 24,000 hectare area is recognised as one of the most diverse and scenically attractive areas in the Kruger National Park and is called either the Pafuri triangle or the Makuleke Concession- as it is the ancestral home of the Makuleke people.

How to get there

Access to Pafuri Camp is possible by road so it is ideal for self drivers (driving time from Johannesburg is roughly six hours), or it is easy by air with scheduled flights from Johannesburg, flying time is approximately one hour and fifty minutes.

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