Our second visit to Pafuri. Its a wonderful place - with a huge variety of animals and birds etc. The accomodation in raised tents (under thatched roofs) is terrrific - we had a family tent as our son was staying with us. If you're concerned about "camping", don't be! Its really a beautiful room with fully functioning electrics and plumbing and comfortable beds - its just that it has canvas sides to let the air flow through. The view from the tents balcony over the river is just wonderful.
We loved the animals coming and going under the tent and walkways - just brilliant. A real shame we missed the bull elephant that had paid a visit the day before and had a bash at next doors balcony.
The guides are very knowledgeable about everything - plants, trees, birds, animals - even the night sky. We saw a huge variety but we went knowing that its not the place to see the big five. We saw lots of Buffalo and rather more Elephants than on our previous trip. We even saw the Pels Fishing Owl - but alas no Aardvaak this time.
Daytime meals at Pafuri are good - especially breakfast, brunch and afternoon tea. Our son is a vegetarian and was well-catered-for.
Evening meals aren't really as good as the other meals and we really didn't enjoy the "ethnic" food provided in the boma when we were treated to tribal singing and dancing. It was hard to see what we were eating and it wasn't really to our taste (eg oxtail) - although others might enjoy it.
We would go again as its a lovely environment and experience.
- Also Known As:
- Pafuri Camp Hotel
- Pafuri Camp Hotel Kruger National Park
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pafuri Camp lies along a bend of the Luvuvhu River shaded by enormous jackal berry and nyala berry trees. Its 20 tents are en-suite under thatch with indoor and outdoor showers. The main area, with its large decks, open-sided lounge and dining rooms and swimming pool, is perfect for relaxing and watching the wildlife drawn to the Luvuvhu to drink. The colourful fabrics reflect the culture of the Makuleke community with whom Wilderness Adventures has partnered at Pafuri. The camp and its walkways are raised off the ground, allowing wildlife to move undisturbed to and from the river. The Makuleke Concession is explored through a variety of activities, ranging from game drives in open vehicles to walks and trails and ideally complements the scenery, experience and game viewing offered in central and southern Kruger. ... more less