The rest stop area is a wildlife and birders paradise. Birdlife in the camp is unbelievably prolific, with at least fifty species waiting to be spotted. An almost endless stream of animals make their way down to the pools of water in the river below the camp providing excellent opportunities to photograph them from the benches along the top of the riverbank. It’s one of those places where time has no meaning. A perfect place for a break from the road, a long leisurely lunch or a late afternoon tea.
Pafuri Camp is situated in the private 24 000 hectare Makuleke Concession the largest private concession in the Kruger Park. The concession is located at the extreme north of the Kruger National Park. The Pafuri triangle as it is known is created by the intersection of two great rivers the ancient and dying Limpopo and the young and powerful Luvuvhu River. The latter is actively carving its way through the sandstone of the escarpment, in the process creating the impressive Lanner Gorge. Their confluence, known as Crooks Corner, forms the meeting point of three countries South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Each of the 20 luxury tents is built on a raised platform two metres off the ground. The tents are joined by elevated walkways allowing wildlife to move undisturbed to and from the river. The bathroom is en suite with both indoor and outdoor showers for those who would like to bathe under the stars.
The main deck has ample room to sit and watch the daily passage of wildlife to and from the river, and the swimming pool is perfect for cooling off in the heat of the day. The dining and lounge areas are open to the river view, and a lower-level terrace is perfect for watching sunrise with a cup of freshly brewed coffee, or sipping sundowners as the sky darkens and the crickets begin to sing.