Game lodges and bush camps in the remote Pafuri area in the far northern Kruger National Park
The Pafuri area of the Kruger National Park is located in the northern regions of the park, near the border with Zimbabwe and Mozambique. The Limpopo and Luvuvhu Rivers converge in this birder’s paradise, with over 400 species recorded including a number of rarities such as Mottled Spinetail, Pels Fishing Owl and Blue-cheeked Bee-eater. It is particularly well-known for its spectacular geological formations such as Lanner Gorge as well as its fever tree forests and baobab belts under which herds of elephants feed. The Luvuvhu River contains large crocodile, hippos and Africa’s prized game fish – the Tiger Fish (fishing trips can be arranged in the Makhuya Game Reserve). General plains game is plentiful in the region, most notably along the Luvuvhu River’s floodplains. Although not as densely populated with the larger predators as the south of the Kruger, the Pafuri is especially loved by those looking for a wilderness experience away form the crowds of tourists that visit the southern and central Kruger.
The Outpost Lodge is found in the northern area of the Kruger National Park and is home to a diversity of wildlife species, including many which are not abundant in the southern regions of the park. The lodges is built in a modern contemporary style, with each stand-alone suite consisting of en-suite facilities, an outdoor terrace with a daybed, and an indoor bedroom and lounge. The main bar and pool area is great for relaxing and the lodge is the perfect place from which to enjoy a Kruger safari.
Pafuri Camp is found in the north of the Kruger National Park. It consists of 14 standard suites with en-suite facilities, as well as six family suites with a common bathroom. The suites are linked with wooden walkways and the camp is built and designed for low environmental impact. The camp is spacious and airy and the staff are friendly and professional. Game drives out into the park allow guests to experience the famous Kruger wildlife, including the Big 5.
The self-catering Mutale Falls Camp consists of 5 en-suite safari tents , each perched on the edge of a cliff with spectacular views over the Mutale River in the northern Kruger National Park. The camp is situated in an area with excellent 4×4 roads, perfect for self-drive safaris out into the famous Kruger wilderness. See the Big 5, as well as the incredible variety of other wildlife species of the area, before returning to the comfort of your safari tent.
Punda Maria Rest Camp is found in the northern regions of the Kruger National Park, in an area often called the botanical gardens of the park. The area is a birder’s paradise, and game is plentiful. Guided bush walks and game drives allow guests to experience this up close. There are a range of different accommodation options to choose from at the camp, including furnished safari tents, air-conditioned bungalows, and campsites for pitching tents or caravans. There is a also a 6-bed family bungalow available.