Stretching along the northern bank of the Luvuvhu river, near its confluence with the Limpopo in the far north of the Kruger National Park, you will find Pafuri Camp. Sheltered under thatch, the en-suite luxury tents all have sweeping views over the Luvuvhu. The communal area offers al-fresco dining, a bush bar, a swimming pool and plenty of space to laze about in the shade of the giant trees that overhang the camp. Breakfast, high tea and dinner are served on decks above the river. At Pafuri Camp, we invite you to return to yourself and set your own pace. Lounge on your private deck and watch the ever-varying spectacle of life drawn to the riverbanks. Lie in bed and listen to the symphony of the bush, chat to our staff, who will tell you stories about the ancestors – some claim you can still hear them playing their ghostly drums on moonlit nights. Visit the Makuleke villages and let the community entertain you with food, dance and song. And, of course, join our master guides in open vehicles or on foot to explore the wilderness.
Pafuri offers superb walking routes in the bush. Our trails, open from April to October every year, are renowned for offering true bush lovers an opportunity to experience one of Kruger’s remotest corners on foot. Led by experienced field guides, you will explore a place that is as vast as it is varied and wild. The trail offers you a chance to focus on the tiniest Matabele hissing ant, but you will also experience the rush of adrenaline when you happen upon one of the Big Five. Home base is a simple bush camp near the banks of the Luvuvhu where we serve hearty food and drink in a setting that allows you a close-up experience of untamed Africa. And, for the truly adventurous, we occasionally offer minimalist trails when we camp under the stars, adventurous cycling tours or foray across the border into the Transfrontier park.
Perched on a secluded, baobab-studded ridge just north of the Luvuvhu, Baobab Hill Bush House was once the Pafuri ranger’s station. This rustic homestead offers ideal accommodation for families or friends seeking privacy and comfort in the bush. It consists of four bedrooms and sleeps up to eight people, with a home kitchen, open plan dining room and lounge, a swimming pool, and an Out of Africa veranda, perfect for sundowners or dinners in the early evenings. The property is fenced, offering a child friendly environment. To help you the house comes with a cook, housekeeper, a professional guide and an open safari vehicle to help you explore the rich diversity of our concession.