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Wildernes, Kruger National Park, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

This is a peaceful spot just stones throw away from the northern entrance to the kruger park. Self catering or eat at the lodge restaurant,nice to have both options. Unusual and comfortable accommodation on stilted 'tree houses', also option to camp. Interesting walks around camp. Staff are efficient,friendly and helpful. Well managed by a knowlegable and enthusiastic Zimbabwean.

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Haenertsburg, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Very friendly staff welcome you to individual camping spots that are serviced daily, with well kept ablutions and washing up facilities close by. A cosy outside bar and splash pool are a few meters away from the camping spots and meals are available on request and we saw nag-aaps in the trees above us, which was a treat. Close camping... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We visited the camp in September for a 3 night stay, the drive to the camp was terrible and we could have walked faster! The rustic camp was peaceful until midnight when a herd of cows were driven into the camp. These cows had tin cans around their necks which made disgusting noise for about 3 hours. The Manager Robert... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The Camp is certainly rustic with no electricity. This was not a problem nor was the dinner supplied. What was disappointing is the close proximity of a village and all the noises from this. After about an hours sleep we were wakened at midnight by a racket of "cow bells" This was not the melodious kind but large tin cans.... More 

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72 reviews 72 reviews
28 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We stayed in the Camp for one night and were not impressed. The accommodation is in need of an overhaul with especially the area around the pool being dangerous in terms of loose nails and missing wooden planks. We found the beds very uncomfortable. Also, during our stay, an industrial generator from a neighboring site made a lot of noise... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

During the July holidays my wife and I spent 4 days at Pafuri River camp in our tent. We found the setting truly remarkable next to a river, very close to the Pafuri gate to KNP, with lots of trees and an amazing variety of birds. The ablution facilities are of a high standard for a place like this in... More 

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South Oxfordshire, UK
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21 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We stayed at Pafuri River Camp for 2 nights and wished we had the time to stay longer. Location is truly away from it all, tented accommodation basic but fun, and the views of the river are glorious. Staff are welcoming and friendly, and the food good. We wouldn't hesitate to return. If you don't need electricity to function and... More 

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Valkenburg, The Netherlands
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10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

A very nice but a bit spartan (no electricity) accomodation near Pafuri gate, close to Kruger. Its a bit difficult to reach with a normal ( not a 4wd) car but the treehuts are worthwhile. Lots of privacy with a view on the river.

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28 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Lovely setting with tents on stilts within a few steps of the river. Cool breeze at night through the tent in the treetops was very welcome. Good value for money with the option of self catering or not. As has been mentioned the bed linen and mattresses could do with an update. BUT this is the bush and you are... More 

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Polokwane, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The unique location adjacent to Kruger Park and right on the banks of the Mutale river makes this destination unforgettable. The birdlife in the camp is prolific with specials such as thrush nightingale, pel's fishing owl and niassa seedcracker to name a few, has been seen in the camp. The staff are friendly and helpfull and the treehouse style tents... More 

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Address: Wildernes, Kruger National Park, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park

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