The 2015 re-opening of the Pafuri Camp Lodge after the devastating floods of January 2013 once again provided The Makuleke Concession with a 19-room Luxury Lodge right on the banks of the beautiful Luvuvhu River.
The Pafuri Camp offers Luxury Walking Trails and the traditional game drive activities in the morning and evenings using the lodge and all its trimmings as a base. Accommodation is in luxury tents on platforms each with a river front view while other amenities include a swimming pool, bar and three high class lodge meals a day prepared by a highly experienced kitchen staff.
One of the luxury tents at dawn with the statuesque Luvuvhu River frontage.
The day will commence with an early morning wake-up call by your Guide with everyone gathering in the dining area for tea/coffee and a light breakfast before either walking from the lodge or taking a vehicle out to an identified area to begin your walk, enjoying the game drive to the jump-off point. Walks usually last around four hours depending on what is encountered along the way, before returning to the lodge for a sumptuous “brunch”.
Above: The interior of one of the luxury tents.
Below: The ensuite area of the tent.
Some well-earned downtime can then be enjoyed either lounging by the pool, around the well-stocked bar or some quiet time in the tent waiting for the game to come down to the river to quench their midday thirst.
The communal swimming pool area with the bar area behind and the Luvuvhu River.
Later in the afternoon a traditional English High-Tea can be enjoyed before departing for the afternoon walk which is usually around two hours taking in the African sunset and sundowners. With the onset of darkness, the night drive back to the lodge will be looking for the nocturnal life of the Concession, particularly for the ever elusive Leopard and, for Bird Lovers, the rare Pels Fishing Owl at its known hunting perches over the Luvuvhu River. Back at the lodge, a cold drink can be enjoyed around the bar or adjacent fireplace meeting other guests and guides, followed by a delicious three course dinner.
Bar and Dining Area!
With the Wood Owls starting to commence their melodious duets and the often hysterical screams of the Thick-Tailed Bushbabies resonating across the dark quiet river, it would then be time to retire back to the rooms to take in the rest of the sounds of the African Bush during the course of the night, everyone no doubt savouring the thought of doing it all over again in the morning!
We invite you to come and experience this 24 000 hectare Big 5 wilderness area that offers a bio-diversity like no other in the Kruger National Park. We are indeed privileged to be able to look forward to you joining us…