Following the floods of 2013, this popular Kruger camp was left in ruins. But now, new owners, RETURNAfrica have not only restored the camp to its former glory but taken it even further! Their joint enterprise with the local community offers a blue-print for the tourism industry of the future.
The Pafuri region
The Kruger National Park is not just about big game. In the north is the Pafuri region, a wilderness area of great natural beauty where you can discover ancient forests, brilliant birding and traces of early humankind. RETURNAfrica have successfully built a unique partnership with the Makuleke people to create a collection of superb safari experiences in Northern Kruger.
The concession lies in a vast triangle between the Limpopo and Luvuvhu rivers along South Africa’s northeastern frontier. Between them, the two great valleys embrace one of Africa’s most spectacular landscapes with mountains and gorges in the west, and plains, pans, baobabs and fever tree forests in the east. This stylish camp has 19 luxury designer tents with en-suite bathrooms, which include seven ‘family tents'.
Pafuri Walking Trails
Pafuri is unrivalled walking country. Four-day trails, open from April to October every year, are renowned for offering true bush lovers an opportunity to experience one of Kruger’s remotest corners on foot. Forming only 1% of the park, the Pafuri region features 75% of its biodiversity! Stay in the luxurious 5* lodge or the seasonal bush camp on the banks of the Luvuvhu River.
Baobab Hill Bush House
Baobab Hill Bush House is the old ranger’s house capable of accommodating up to 8 guests. It is situated on a small hill just north of the Luvuvhu River, with excellent views of the surrounding area. The property is fenced, offering a child friendly environment. To help your clients explore the rich diversity of the concession, a professional guide and an open safari vehicle are on hand. The house is self-catering but clients are welcome to use the restaurant and bar at Pafuri Camp.