Pafuri River Camp
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.
The oversized main areas overlook the river and offer ample room to sit and watch the day go by while not out on game activities and the swimming pool is perfect for taking refuge from the midday sun.
The camp is split into two sides, East and West, comprising 20 Meru-style tents in total. Six of which are family tents, comfortably sleeping four people. Each tent is on a raised platform two metres off the ground joined by elevated wooden walkways allowing wildlife to wander through the camp undisturbed. Each tent is en-suite with indoor and outdoor showers. The camp has been built to emulate the local culture and heritage with soft furnishing being made locally.
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 neighboring 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 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.
Children over the of 6 years are welcome and special children’s activities can be arranged with guides, chefs and other lodge staff.
Sabi Sand Kruger and Timbavati
Kruger is the most famous of the National Parks, and home to some 500 bird and 150 mammal species. There are also some wonderful historical archaeological sites. Sabi Sand is a particularly well-populated private game reserve, not fenced off from Kruger. Timbivati is also connected to Kruger, and is home to the famous ‘white lions’.