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Set in the remote northern region of the Kruger National Park, Pafuri Camp is a luxury tented lodge situated in a private concession between the Limpopo and the Luvuvhu Rivers. It's wild, big game country and you'll set out each morning and afternoon in open 4X4s in search of the large herds of elephant and buffalo that concentrate around the rivers in the dry winter months. There are also resident prides of lion and a healthy population of leopards.

You can also explore fever tree forests, hidden gorges and scenic rugged areas on foot with an experienced guide, and be sure to take the opportunity to do some bird watching: Pafuri is one of South Africa's top birding locations and is home to many regional 'specials'.

One of the unusual aspects of this area is its palaeo-anthropological history: evidence of early human inhabitation suggests that the area has been settled for some two million years. The Tulamela dynasty - the original rulers of this area - built structures that are not dissimilar to those found at Great Zimbabwe, and there are also rock engravings, hand tools and burial grounds to be found.


  • Located in the most remote northern corner of the Kruger National Park
  • Luxury tented camp with an rustic, authentic safari feel
  • Spectacular & varied scenery - well known for its fever tree forests, beautiful gorges and rivers
  • One of South Africa's top birding hotspots
  • Children over 6 are included in all activities
  • Local community partnerships & cultural visits
  • Guided nature & birding walks

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The camp's extensive main deck with thatch-covered lounge area, dining area, bar and small gift shop hug the curve of the river and provide mesmerising views of the water and the animals that come down to drink.

There is a lovely secluded swimming pool to cool off in during hot afternoons as well as a smaller plunge pool near the East Pafuri tents.

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool
    Laundry service


Begin your days at Pafuri with coffee and a freshly baked treat before your early morning drive. Brunch is served on the deck at 10 am and is a buffet-style meal with cereals, fresh fruit, cheeses, salads, hot savoury dishes and - of course - an English breakfast cooked to order.

Before your evening game drive, iced tea and home-made sweet and savoury pastries are laid out for a high tea, and on your return you'll enjoy either a sit-down dinner or a generous buffet in the boma under the stars, out on the deck or under thatch in the dining area.

Standard Tent

Pafuri Camp's tents set the benchmark for tented accommodation. They have polished wooden floors, curtains, glass doors and both indoor and outside showers.

The en suite rooms are placed relatively far from one another and are screened from view by indigenous jackalberry and nyala trees to make a perfectly private haven. The tented rooms all look out over the Luvuvhu River which means that all you have to do is sit on your private deck and watch animals come down to drink.

Standard Tent AMENITIES

    Outdoor shower
    En-suite shower only

Other Room Types

The Family Tents sleep up to four people while the east Pafuri section of camp, with its seven tents, exclusive dining area and small swimming pool, can be booked by a large family or group of friends travelling together.


  • Game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Historical tours
  • Night drives
  • Birding
  • Cultural tour
  • Local village visits

Traveller Reviews

  • I didn't experience any problems at all with bookings / check-in. Our stay was very enjoyable!!!

    Johan Van Rensburg, August 2011

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Rikke Williams

Rikke Williams

Africa Safari Expert

"For a 20 tent camp it felt very intimate. The area is astonishingly beautiful and offers a true wilderness experience that I find somewhat lacking at other private reserves."

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I didn't experience any problems at all with bookings / check-in. Our stay was very enjoyable!!!

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