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Pafuri River Camp

Louis Trichardt 0920, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The camp is situated in one of the most scenic parts of SA. We often visit the north of Kruger and this was the first time that we stayed outside the park. The camp is clean and well managed. We were allocated a campsite with private ablutions. The facilities are basic, but the friendly staff assist with some nice touches... More 

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Pafuri River Camp is a tented camp that is situated next to the Krugerpark, the entrance is just before the Pafuri gate. You will need a bakkie (SUV) or a vehicle that is not low on the ground, as the road to the camp is littered with rocks and boulders. This is not 5 star accomodation, but it is a... More 

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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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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
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 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
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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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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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Pretoria
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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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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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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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