Pafuri Camp

Makuleke Concession

Pafuri Camp

Pafuri Camp is a stylish bush camp located in the 60,000 acre private Makuleke Concession, in the extreme north of Kruger National Park, where it overlooks the Luvuvhu River.

Pafuri Camp is found at the extreme north of the Kruger National Park, in the private 60,000-acre Makuleke Concession. The camp lies on a gentle bend of the Luvuvhu River, under the shade of a string of tall ebony and nyala berry trees. This location is a blessing, as the Luvuvhu draws a host of animals to its waters, from big game such as elephant and buffalo to water birds and fish eagles. From the main deck it's possible to sit and watch the daily passage of wildlife to and from the river.

Pafuri Camp's dining and lounge areas are also open to the river, and a lower-level terrace is perfect for watching sunrise with a cup of freshly brewed coffee, or sipping sundowners as the sky darkens and the crickets begin to stir.


Pafuri Camp has twenty tents, of which six are family units accommodating four people each. The tents are raised a few metres from the ground on wooden platforms, in order to allow the game to move freely underneath the camp—and also to catch the lovely breeze.

The Meru-style tents are beautifully furnished inside, and feature generous beds with drapes, romantic lighting and comfortable lounge furniture. The sides of the tents roll up to allow in light and make the most of the views. The bathrooms feature both indoor and outdoor showers with a view.

The tents at Pafuri are spread out along the riverbank on either side of the main public areas, in effect forming an eastern and western wing. Though the camp is fairly large at twenty rooms, the tents are spread out well to offer a good level of privacy.


All meals are included at Pafuri Camp. The dining and bar area is under a canopy of ebony trees. Meals are served under thatch or on open wooden decks overlooking the river.


- Swimming Pool
- Lounge
- Dining area and bar
- Boma


- Morning and evening game drives
- Morning safari walks (up to four hours)
- Makuleke Village outings
- Outings to Thulamela rock site

Child Policy

Children under the age of 4 cannot be accommodated at Pafuri Camp, for safety reasons. Children aged 4-8 subject to availability.

Environmental Policy

Pafuri Camp is run in partnership with the local Makuleke people. 8% of revenue is donated to the community, and many locals have been employed in the building and running of the camp.