Pafuri Camp

Location: Greater Kruger & Panorama Region | South Africa

Price guide: £££££ £200-£350 per person per night

Pafuri Camp is a luxury safari camp in the Kruger National Park, in eastern South Africa. This is an area of remarkable biodveristy, and you can hope to spot elephant, lion, rhino and buffalo among other iconic African animals; there is also a wide array of birdlife, including some species which live nowhere else. You’ll get to know the inhabitants on guided safari walks and game drives, coming home to delicious food and luxurious tented accommodation.
Perfect forPerfect for exploring the biodiversity of Kruger National Park.
In the knowThanks to its location on the Luvuvhu River, Pafuri Camp is famed for regular sightings of leopard and Pel's Fishing Owl.

Recommended for...

  • Off the Beaten Track
  • Eco-tourism
  • Guiding
  • Lodge

Hotel Overview

sense of place

Sitting in the Makulele Concession of the Kruger National Park, Pafuri is surrounded by incredible natural diversity; this area of the park contains 75% of its biodiversity in just 1% of its total area. It’s photogenic, too, with the banks of the Limpopo River covered with fever tree forests and opening out onto plains dotted with baobab trees.

rooms at pafuri camp

Accommodation at Pafuri is spread between 19 luxury designer tents, each very comfortable with en suite bathrooms. The tents are raised on wooden walkways, so you can watch wildlife gathering to drink at the river uninterrupted, and have wooden floors and funky, colourful furniture. 7 of the tents are family tents, ideal for groups of up to 4 people.

food & drink

Returning from your early morning game drive, you’ll be greeted with a hearty breakfast spread, with afternoon tea served just before your afternoon adventure. An alfresco barbequed dinner beneath the stars is a magnificent way to end a day in the great outdoors. There’s also a bush bar where you can enjoy a refreshing drink while taking in views of the wilderness, and a fully-stocked wine cellar for you to choose from.


The camp features a communal swimming pool, perfect for cooling off after an afternoon game drive. As well as the bush bar, there’s a comfortable lounge area where you can enjoy a drink and chat with your fellow guests about the day’s adventures. Kids of all ages are welcome at Pafuri, and 7 of the tents are family tents which sleep up to 4 people.

activities at pafuri camp

Safari excursions depart in the early mornings and late afternoon, and are included in your stay. There are large herds of elephant and buffalo living in this area, and leopard and lion sightings are also common; over 350 bird species have also been counted, and some, such as Pel’s fishing owl, live only in the Kruger National Park. To really get up close to nature, guided walking safaris are also on offer, with zebra, impala, wildebeest and rhino among the creatures you can hope to spot.

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Hotel location

Pafuri Camp is around 5 hours’ drive, or a 2-hour flight, from Johannesburg.

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