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Pafruri Camp Kruger Park
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Pafuri Camp is situated along the
banks of the Luvuvhu River in the far north of Kruger.
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.
Pafuri Camp caters for the traditional
Kruger Park visitor and is the only camp accessible to self-drivers
in the extreme northern sector of the Park.
Being so different from the rest of the Park, it complements the
scenery and experience offered at the lodges in the southern Kruger
and the Sabi Sands ecosystem.
Travellers visiting the lodges or camps in the south can experience
the Kruger in its entirety by including this Pafuri / Makuleke region
in their itineraries.
This area is certainly the wildest and most remote part of the Kruger
Park and offers varied vegetation, great game viewing, the best birding
in all of the Kruger, and is filled with folklore of the early explorers
and ancient civilisations. It is well known for its fever tree forests,
beautiful gorges and Crook's Corner, where the Limpopo and Luvuvhu Rivers
and three countries, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Mozambique, meet.
The region is considered one of Kruger Park's biodiversity hotspots, with
some of the largest herds of elephant and buffalo, numerous leopard and
lion and incredibly prolific birdlife.
Pafuri Camp Accommodation
Accommodation consists of 20 tented rooms (including six family rooms
for up to four people), each with en-suite bathroom facilities. The tented
rooms all look out over the Luvuvhu River; guests can sit on their decks
and watch for elephant, nyala, waterbuck or bushbuck coming down to drink
- to name but a few!
AT A GLANCE:
- 20 Twin bed tents with en-suite bathrooms
- 6 Tents are Family tents and take 4 guests
- Large Swimming Pool
- Power from generator and 220 volt power inverted from a battery bank
- Constant 220 volt power to rooms for battery charging, razors etc.
- Potable water to the camp comes from strong boreholes
- Overhead fans have 24-hour power
Pafuri Camp Activities
Activities in the Makuleke / Pafuri area are extremely varied and interesting.
Game drives in open 4x4 vehicles, night drives, walks, hides (including
some that will cater for sleep-outs) are all part of the range of activities
that are on offer.
One of the most important aspects of this area is its palaeo-anthropological
history, with its plethora of evidence of early human ancestors stretching
back some 2 million years ago, through the Stone Age and into the Iron
Age about 400 years ago when the Thulamela dynasty ruled in this area.
This dynasty built incredible structures that are not dissimilar to that
found in the Great Zimbabwe. Throughout the concession, there is evidence
of its human inhabitants, in the form of rock paintings and artefacts
- under many a baobab are Stone Age hand tools, such as hand axes, to
Guests can self-drive in and around the Kruger National
Park on the conventional roads in their own vehicles. There is no self
driving at all in private vehicles anywhere in the Makuleke concession
except on the main access road into and through the area. If guests wish
to walk, game drive or night drive anywhere on the concession, this is
done in Pafuri Camp's 4x4 vehicles with its resident guides - all at additional
costs to guests. These activities can be pre-booked at the time of reservation
or when in camp
Children of 6 years and older are welcome at Pafuri Camp. Our primary
concern when hosting children in the camp is safety. When booking sole
use in wildlife areas the minimum age restriction falls away.
Children are accommodated on activities with all other guests however
please note that the minimum age requirements for activities (where activities
are applicable) are as follows: walking 12 years.
We also offer guided morning walking and birding safaris of between 3
to 4 hours
- Guided safaris including brunch overlooking Lanner Gorge +/- 6 - 8 hours
- Guided night drive +/- 3 hours
- Shorter guided walks +/- 2 hours
- Specialist birding walk/drive +/- 3 hours
- Mountain bike safaris +/- 3 hours
- Specialist safaris on the history and archaeology of the area +/- 2
- Lunch including drinks at game viewing hides +/- 3 hours.
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
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.
The concession is owned by the Makuleke Community, displaced from the
area under the apartheid regime, and the camp is a joint venture between
the Makuleke and Wilderness Safaris.
Pafuri Camp is situated between the Limpopo and the Luvuvhu Rivers in
the northern sector of the Kruger National Park, in a 24 000-hectare Concession
called the Pafuri or the Makuleke.
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