A riverside retreat by the Pafuri Gate


Facilities & services

  • 19 tents
  • Swimming pool
  • Riverside restaurant and bar area


  • Game drives
  • Walking safaris
  • Bird watching
  • Fishing
  • Explore the history and archaeology of the area

Pafuri Camp sits along the north bank of the Luvuvhu River, in the Makuleke Concession in the Kruger National Park’s far north.

This stylish camp has 19 luxury tents with en-suite bathrooms, expansive viewing decks, vast beds and outdoor showers. Seven are family tents with two additional single beds to the back of the tent.

All the rooms offer gorgeous views over the perennial Luvuvhu River, a vital source of water during the dry winter months, a vista shared with the dining area, swimming pool and bar.

Located in the remote northern extreme of the Kruger, the landscape is spectacular and unlike anything seen further south, a real wilderness shared with just a couple of other lodges. The river is flanked by thick vegetation and enchanted fever tree forests, giving way to more arid bush and rocky kopjes topped with tumescent Mopane trees. The nearby Lanner Gorge is also an unexpected highlight.

While game viewing may not be quite as prolific as in the south, the area still attracts vast numbers of nyala, elephant and abundant birdlife, as well as zebra, buffalo, kudu, eland, white rhino, leopard and lion. Walking safaris are a speciality of the camp, as are trip to discover the fascinating history and archaeology of the area.

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