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Pafuri Luxury Tented Camp – The Makuleke Contract Park is the jewel of the northern Kruger National Park. This is a  23500-ha private concession and is placed between the Luvuvhu River in the south and the Limpopo in the north. This is one of the most naturaly diverse areas of the Kruger National Park.

Pafuri Luxury Tented Camp

Visit the Pafuri Luxury Tented Camp in one of the most diverse regions of the Kruger National Park, the Makuleke Contractual Park with a huge diversity of life and  a true birding paradise.

Discover The Pafuri Luxury Tented Camp

Pafuri Luxury Tented Camp – The Makuleke Contractual Park or Pafuri Triangle constitutes the northernmost section of the Kruger National Park, South Africa, and comprises approximately 240 square kilometres of land. The “triangle” is a wedge of land created by the confluence of the Limpopo and Luvuvhu Rivers at the tripoint Crook’s Corner, which forms a border with Zimbabwe along the Limpopo River. It is a natural choke point for wildlife crossing from North to South and back, and forms a distinct ecological region.

Pafuri (Tsonga) is derived from Mphaphuli, the dynastic name of Venda chieftains who ruled locally, while the Luvuvhu River is named after a Combretum tree (Venda: muvuvhu, Tsonga Rivubye) growing on its banks. Birding in the Makuleke region is a birders dream destination.

Pafuri Luxury Tented Camp
Pafuri Luxury Tented Camp
Pafuri Luxury Tented Camp
Pafuri Luxury Tented Camp
Pafuri Luxury Tented Camp

Pafuri Luxury Tented Camp

Pafuri Luxury Tented Camp is situated in the Makuleke Contract Park in the north of world heritage site, the Kruger National Park. This comfortable luxury safari tented camp stretches along the Luvuvhu River on raised wooden walkways. The camp has 19 private tents with en-suite bathrooms with showers, both indoors and outdoor showers. There are 7 ‘family tents’ that sleep families of four. All the tents share gorgeous views over the Luvuvhu River. A bush bar, swimming pool and al-fresco dining area offer everyday enjoyments and there is many quiet spaces under the branches of the giant trees in the camp.

Three amazing meals are served each day and guests are encouraged  to take join on of the professionally guided morning and afternoon game drives. On these you will experience the incredible biodiversity, scenic beauty and history for which the Pafuri region is renowned. Those guests with a more adventurous spirit of adventure can opt for guided bush walks to see the small secrets of the area.

Photography by : ANDREW AVELEY

Pafuri Luxury Tented Camp game drive departure times:

Game drives depart in the early mornings and late afternoons for approximately 4 hours

Winter 06H30 / 15H30
Summer 06H00 / 16H00

Comfortable walking shoes and safari gear


  • Private game viewing
  • Luxury tented camp
  • Abundant biodiversity
  • Game drives and walking tours on offer
  • Over 350 different species of birds
  • Scenic beauty

Packages Available:

3 Night Nature Package

Includes the following

  • 3 Nights accommodation, full board.
  • 2 Game Drives per day
  • Includes tea, coffee (Bush Style), rusks and mineral water on the safari outing.
  • Sanitizer

Excludes the following

  • Travel to and from lodge
  • All conservation fees and levies
  • All SANPARKS fees.
  • Blankets & Raincoats if needed
  • All items of a personal nature
  • All drinks and alcohol (when available)
  • Tips and Gratuities

R 9861.00 per person sharing

R 14793.00 per single person

Optional Specialist Guides:

  • Photography  POR
Pafuri Luxury Tented Camp

Pafuri Luxury Tented Camp

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Validity for travel during 1 April 2020  – 30 March 2022 

These rates apply to RSA/SADC Residents only

Bookings subject to change and availability – T&C apply

SANPARKS RATES are due if enetering through a park gate :

RSA citizens (R105) per adult (R52) child under 12 years old per day.

SADC visitors (R210) per adult (R105) child under 12 years old per day.

International visitors (R424) per adult (R212) child under 12 years old per day

Alernatively, click here to purchase a  WILDCARD

Pafuri Luxury Tented Camp image of a Baobab flower
Pafuri Luxury Tented Camp image of a Giant Eagle Owl
Pafuri Luxury Tented Camp and view of the Limpopo River and Zimbabwe in the background
Pafuri Luxury Tented Camp image of a grey headed parrot
Pafuri Luxury Tented Camp image of Bronze Winged Courser
Pafuri Luxury Tented Camp image of a male eland antelope
Pafuri Luxury Tented Camp image of a Red Bishop
Pafuri Luxury Tented Camp image of a Purple Roller at Sunset

“The sounds or summer in the Makuleke”

When you hear this amazing chorous, you know it summer in Africa

Copyright: Andrew Aveley

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