Pafuri Rivercamp  Verified Listing

  • Wekcome to Pafuri Rivercamp in Pafuri Gate , Limpopo, South Africa
    Wekcome to Pafuri Rivercamp
  • Book for our delicious Champagne Breakfast overlooking the KNP
    Book for our delicious Champagne Breakfast overlooking the KNP
  • Relax in the lapa
    Relax in the lapa
  • Tubing the Mutale River
    Tubing the Mutale River
  • Pafuri Region is a renowned Birders Paradise. Bird watching is s favourite activity
    Pafuri Region is a renowned Birders Paradise. Bird watching is s favourite activity
  • Self drive to Kruger National Park, the Limpopo River in full flow at Crooks Corner
    Self drive to Kruger National Park, the Limpopo River in full flow at Crooks Corner
  • Bird watching
    Bird watching
  • Swimming pool in the lapa
    Swimming pool in the lapa
  • Sunset Ridge Viewpoint
    Sunset Ridge Viewpoint
  • Tented Tree House
    Tented Tree House
  • Neat accommodation in the tented tree houses
    Neat accommodation in the tented tree houses
  • Camping under shady indigenous trees
    Camping under shady indigenous trees
  • Camping
    Camping
  • Chalet on the banks of the Mutale River
    Chalet on the banks of the Mutale River
  • View from the deck
    View from the deck
  • Sunset Ridge Viewpoint
    Sunset Ridge Viewpoint
  • Sunset Ridge Viewpoint
    Sunset Ridge Viewpoint
  • Sundowners at Sunset Ridge
    Sundowners at Sunset Ridge
  • Sundowners on the banks of the Mutale River
    Sundowners on the banks of the Mutale River
  • Sundowners on the banks of the Mutale River
    Sundowners on the banks of the Mutale River
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Swimming Pool
Fireplace
Laundry facilities
Restaurant
Braai Area
Balcony
Linen
Sleeps
Parking on Premises
Bar
No smoking
Tea and coffee facilities
Pet Friendly
Deck
Patio
Venda, the Land of Legend. Pafuri Rivercamp is situated at the top end of Venda. Venda remains a unique area, with an intriguing culture and a diverse landscape. Pafuri Rivercamp is very close to the Pafuri gate in the Northern Kruger National park. Most of the land around is communal, so one is free to explore without the fear of trespassing.

Pafuri Rivercamp accommodates a maximum of 24 people. Sites are arranged to suit groups from 2 to 8 people, in total privacy. Linen, towels and toiletries are supplied. Each site has a fully equipped kitchen, toilet, shower, braai area and private access to the Mutale river. Private camping site also available.

There is no electricity, we use paraffin lamps for light, open fires for cooking and gas powered fridges. A few other things we don't have are; crime, concrete, noise and pollution. Your cell phone won't work here either. What we do offer is; wide open skies, peace, quiet, the freedom to explore and good service in a friendly and informal atmosphere. There is a central lapa where delicious bushcamp meals are served (please book in advance) and a small pub next to the pool selling ice cold drinks. Unwind; come live in the bush for a while!

South of the Soutpansberg, the high rainfall supports thick forests, tea, coffee and tropical fruit plantations. It feeds many waterfalls, rivers, dams and the sacred lake of Fundudzi. In contrast the North is generally arid with the exception of the river valleys and areas surrounding the natural springs.
Places of interest include: Mavhilani Potholes; Makuya Park; Kruger National Park; Nwanedi Park; The Big Tree; The Cycad Forest; Lake Fundudzi; The Sacred Forest; Limpopo valley; Tshiovhovhovho Falls; Dzata Ruins; Local arts and craft markets; Fruit markets; Local shebeens; Thula Mela; Dambali Caves and Bushman paintings.

Whilst not essential, a 4x4 vehicle is recommended for exploring Venda.
Hikes: Use us as a base, a start or finishing point. A beautiful area for the more adventurous hiker. There are no marked trails, but you are free to roam the area and camp almost anywhere. We have excellent maps of the region and can advise you on routes.

Activities on offer:
Birding: The Pafuri Region is world renowned for its vast bird species. Bring along a pair of binoculars and your favourite bird book and start exploring or book a bird walk with our resident bird guide
Mountain Biking: Once again marked trails are not our style. The varied terrain combined with the freedom to move where ever you want, makes this area ideal for biking.

Relaxing: What most people do once they get here. Why don't you try? Come live in the bush for a while!

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Reviews

claire richter
14 May 2019
This was one of the nicest stays - perfectly appointed camp - beautiful setting and very friendly manager and staff. The whole camp and our camp site were immaculate. Everything needed was available, from warm showers and cold fridge, powered by gas and delightful paraffin lanterns to the availability of firewood and lighters. Seeing ground hornbills on the river's edge made my stay fantastic!
I can't wait to share this find and return soon.
Superb. 5 out of 5
Rob Jackson
06 November 2018
For those who want to get away from it all, enjoy birding and ready access to the northern Kruger, this is it. Our 2nd visit in 10 years and fortunately nothing much has changed. Wake up to a real dawn chorus. Cater for yourselves or be catered for is optional. Not ideal for young children (<10) but then we don't have any so hard to judge. 4X4 for sure.
Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Peter South African
01 December 2012
I think the place is fantastic
They should fix the road to the camp a bit
signage to the camp not adequate
internet pictures showed waterfalls and fishing
the fishing is 40km away to far
I was some how under the impression the camp site was electrified
The host were a lot of fun and interacted a lot
the swimming pool was beatifully cool a life saver in that heat
and Oh did we enjoy the supper
thanks
Peter
Poor. 2 out of 5
Lynn England
01 December 2011
this was an exception place to stay you really felt you are in the jungle we had so much fun staying here and the owners were very accomodating, we would recommend this to everyone who enjoys the outdoors.
Superb. 5 out of 5
Sue England
01 December 2011
6 of us stayed at Pafuri in December and had a fantastic time. The accommodation is what is says on the tin, basic but extremely good. The hospitality was exceptional, everyone had time for us and could not do enough to help. We had dinner with all the other guests and the food was very good. Were advised to look out for scorpions, but didn't see one. HAve a walk along the river in the early morning, a real joy!!
Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Jenny South Africa
01 April 2011
We were surprised to find the lodge just outside the Kruger Park (% km), but still enjoyed it as it is in a rural setting along a river bank. The rustic accommodation works well. Pity about the generator on the opposite bank.
Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Andrew Webb RSA
01 April 2011
We spent 6 days at Pafuri River Camp over Easter with 3 families. We had a lot of laughs around the cosy bush bar, and also got to experience the TRUE bush in ways that not many people will get the chance to do. The kids had a blast running around freely and learnt a lot about nature. Thanks to the friendly staff, and especially Robert the chef, who catered some awesome food made in a bush kitchen. In short - seriously relaxing - World class!! We will be back soon.
Superb. 5 out of 5
Werner Scheepers South Africa
01 June 2010
It was an awesome experience !!!!!!!!
Fabulous. 4 out of 5

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