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Makuleke Contract Park, South Africa
- 80% of the biodiversity of the Kruger National Park in the 26,500 hectares of the Makuleke Concession
- Over 350 species of birds on the concession
- The Fever Tree Forest
Facilities includeWIFI in the public areas and dining area child friendly Swimming pool overlooking the Luvuvhu River Room Safe Bush Bar
- Bush Walks
- Fly Camping
- Night Drives
- two games a day
- Visit the Makuleke Village
Seasons in South Africa
About Pafuri Camp
Owned and managed by Return Africa, Pafuri Camp is situated in the northern tip of the Kruger National Park, in the Makuleke concession. The Camp itself is situated along the Luvuvhu River, a tributary of the mighty Limpopo River. Pafuri is a luxury tented camp with 19 tents along the river. Each tent has its own incredible view along the river bank where Buffalo, Elephant, Nyala, and crocodiles are seen daily, and special sightings of Lion, Leopard and Pels fishing owls along the river bank reported at times. Each tent is beautifully furnished with indoor and outdoor showers. The camp offers Al-fresco dining, a bush bar, swimming pool and plenty of shade provided by the nyala berry treeâs. Pafuri Camp offers the perfect environment to relax in between game drives and bush walks.
Along with Pafuri Camp, Return Africa also offer Pafuri walking trails. These walking trails give guests the opportunity to encounter game on foot and explore areas otherwise inaccessible by game viewer.
There is also the Baobab Hill Bush House. This stunning four-bedroom house located in the middle of the bush allows you to escape the everyday life and connect with nature. With a small swimming pool and personal cook available if required, the house offers a more exclusive experience of the Makuleke concession.
Located at the northern most tip of South Africa. Pafuri Camp overlooks the Luvuvhu River, the camp is considered part of the Greater Kruger, however the roads are only available for lodge use. Meaning there is no traffic and when a sighting happens it makes for a far more personal experience.
How to get there
There are daily flights from into Polokwane where guests are met and driven to the camp. The drive from Polokwane is approximately 4 hours
Pafuri Camp has its own Airstrip 10 minutesâ drive from the Camp, making it very easy to fly in and out of the camp with charter flights.
When to go
The environment is ever changing with different seasons offering very different landscapes throughout the year. During the winter months the landscape is dryer and cooler, and during the summer months the area changes colour dramatically as the summer rains arrive. The bush becomes thicker and walking becomes slightly harder. Kruger national park holidays will always offer incredible sightings throughout the year.
Anti-malaria tablets are advisable all year round. We recommend you check with your physician for prophylaxis advice. Mosquito repellent sprays are provided, and we recommend that long sleeves and pants are worn in the evenings and early mornings.
Pafuri Camp is build up on stilts to reduce the impact on the local wildlife. There is no fencing around the camp to allow for a better wildlife experience. This does mean that guests can get up close in person with some of the Big Five therefore during the evenings the Guests are walked to and from there rooms by the guides.
Pafuri Camp is an eco-lodge and due to its location hairdryers and kettles cannot be used in the rooms. Hot water for tea and Coffee is brought to the room each morning and kept in a hot flask. There is hot and cold running water in the rooms.
Travelling with children
All children are welcome to stay in Pafuri Camp and Baobab Hill Bush House.
The game drives have an age limit of 6 years old.
The Bush walks have an age limit of 16 years old.
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