Pafruri Camp Kruger South Africa

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Pafruri Camp
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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.

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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!

- 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 be found.

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 hours
- 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 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.
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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