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FAST FACTS
LOCATIONMakuleke Concession, Northern Kruger National ParkPOOLYes - at the main area only
BIG 5 GAME RESERVEYesSPANo
OFF ROADNoAIRCONFans Only
CAMP FENCEDNoCELLPHONE SIGNALNo
CHILD POLICYChildren of all ages are welcomeMALARIAYes


UNIQUE SELLING POINTS
  •   Luxury tented camp situated in the Makuleke Concession in the north of the Kruger National Park.
  •   The area, also known as Pafuri, is certainly the wildest and most remote part of the Park and offers varied vegetation, great game viewing, the best birding in all of the Kruger, and is filled with folklore of the early explorers and ancient civilisations.
  •   Pafuri Camp is the only camp accessible to self-drivers in the extreme northern sector of the Kruger Park. Being so different from the rest of the Park, it complements the scenery and experience offered at the lodges in the southern Kruger and the Sabi Sand.




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DATE ROOM TYPE RATES RULES
16 October - 20 December 2018 Luxury Safari Tent R 2,580 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
21 December 2018 - 31 March 2019 Luxury Safari Tent R 3,102 pppn sharing last minute special rate - bookings within 7 days of travel
Luxury Safari Tent R 3,342 pppn sharing last minute special rate - bookings within 14 days of travel
Luxury Safari Tent R 3,720 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings

**SPECIAL LAST MINUTE & SPECIAL ADVANCE RATES LISTED ABOVE ARE VALID FOR SA RESIDENTS ONLY – PROOF OF SA ID MAY BE REQUESTED UPON BOOKING OR AT CHECK-IN AT THE CAMP.

We are happy to announce that Echo Skies flies from Grand Central Airport in Midrand (about 20 minutes from OR Tambo) into the Pafuri Airstrip daily, making The Pafuri Camp & Pafuri Walking Trails more accessible to guests.
-Flights take place every day, minimum 2 paying guests per flight.
-Flights can also be arranged from OR Tambo, minimum 2 paying guests per flight.
CONTACT BUSHBREAKS & MORE ON 
0861 00 44 55 (South Africa) or +2711 468 3476 (International) or email info@bushbreaks.co.za FOR MORE INFO.

*BAOBAB HILL BUSH HOUSE SPECIAL OFFER!
SELF-CATERING ACCOMMODATION / MAXIMUM 8 GUESTS

 R 12,170 per house per night
- valid 01 October 2018 - 31 March 2019


*Rate includes accommodation, room service & two game drives daily with private ranger
Baobab Hill Bush House offers ideal accommodation for groups or families, Baobab Hill Bush House is the old ranger’s accommodation for a total of eight guests at any one time. It is situated on a small hill just north of the Luvuvhu River, with excellent views of the surrounding area. This rustic homestead consists of four bedrooms, a surrounding patio area – perfect for sundowners or dinners in the early evenings, a private swimming pool, and the property is fenced – offering a child-friendly environment. This accommodation is self-catering. A local in-house chef is on call to assist at mealtimes at a small additional cost.

*surcharges may apply on all rates and special offers over peak holiday periods and long weekends.
 

 


RATE INCLUDES
• Luxury Tented Accommodation
• All meals daily
• Two Game activities per day (game drives / guided walks)
• Teas & Coffees
SINGLE ACCOMMODATION
• There will be a single supplement of 50% for single accommodation.
CHILD POLICY
• Children aged 0 – 2 years are to share with parents at no extra charge.
• Children aged 2 – 16 years sharing with parents will be charged:
• R 1,828 per night valid 01 August 2018 - 31 March 2019, on the advance special rates
• Children aged 12 years & older may be accommodated in separate tents and will be charged the full adult rate.
• Pafuri Tented Camp is not fenced and children must be under adult supervision at all times.
GAME DRIVE POLICY FOR CHILDREN
• Children under 6 years are not permitted on game drives.
• Children under the age of 12 years are not eligible to partake on guided walking safaris.
• Child minding facilities are available on request and are subject to an additional surcharge.
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES
• Open vehicle game drives
• Guided Walking Safaris
• Fly-fishing (on request and subject to availability)
• Village Tours (on request at an extra charge)
IMPORTANT NOTES
• Unless otherwise stated, all rates listed are based on a minimum 2 night stay. Surcharges may apply for a 1 night booking.
• Special rates quoted are only applicable to South African Residents. Special discounted rates for International Residents are available on request.
• Rates exclude the Kruger National Park gate fees which must be settled directly at the gate on entry into the park and are subject to change:
• South African Residents – Adult: ZAR 82.00 per adult per day & ZAR 41.00 per child per day.
• SADC Residents – Adult: ZAR 164.00 per adult per day & ZAR 82.00 per child per day.
• International Residents – Adult: ZAR 328.00 per adult per day & ZAR 164.00 per child per day.
• Kruger National Park gate entry times are as follows:
• - Jan, Feb, Nov & Dec 05h30 - 18h30
• - Mar & Oct 05h30 - 18h00
• - Apr, Aug & Sep 06h00 - 18h00
• - May, Jun, Jul 06h00 - 17h30
• A General Concessionary Levy for all visitors to the Makuleke Concession in the northern Kruger National Park applies as set out below:
• R 150 per adult per stay and R 75.00 per child under the age of 12 years per stay, which will be added to the invoice for the accommodation at the time of booking. (Subject to change)
• All visitors who are 18 years and older, must produce a positive identity document for scanning in order to gain access to the Kruger National Park:
• SA Residents must produce their SA ID document or Driver's Licence.
• Non SA Residents must produce their passports.



INFORMATION
GETTING THERE
7.5 hours by road from Johannesburg.
Charter flights can be arranged to Tshikondeni landing strip, which is about 45 minutes from the camp or the Punda Maria airstrip, which is approximately 60 kms from the camp.
 
ACCOMMODATION
19 Luxury Safari Tents:
(12 double/twin bedded tents & 7 Family Tents)

ABOUT THE LODGE

Pafuri Camp is situated between the Limpopo and the Luvuvhu Rivers in the northern sector of the Kruger National Park, in a 24 000-hectare area called the Pafuri or the Makuleke. This area is the ancestral home of the Makuleke people and is one of the most diverse and scenically attractive areas in the Kruger National Park.
 
This area is certainly the wildest and most remote part of the Park and offers varied vegetation, great game viewing, the best birding in all of the Kruger, and is filled with folklore of the early explorers and ancient civilisations. It is well known for its fever tree forests, beautiful gorges and Crook’s Corner, where the Limpopo and Luvuvhu rivers and three countries, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Mozambique, meet. The region is considered one of Kruger's biodiversity hotspots, with some of the largest herds of elephant and buffalo, leopard and lion and incredibly prolific birdlife.
 
Pafuri Camp is the only camp accessible to self-drivers in the extreme northern sector of the Kruger Park. Being so different from the rest of the Park, it complements the scenery and experience offered at the lodges in the southern Kruger and the Sabi Sands.
 
Accommodation consists of 19 luxury tents (including seven family tents for up to four people), each with en-suite bathroom facilities. The tented rooms all look out over the Luvuvhu River; guests can sit on their decks and watch for elephant, nyala, waterbuck or bushbuck coming down to drink - to name but a few!
 
Activities in the Makuleke / Pafuri area are extremely varied and interesting. Game drives in open 4x4 vehicles, guided walks and fly-fishing are all part of the range of activities that are on offer. One of the most important aspects of this area is its palaeo-anthropological history, with its plethora of evidence of early human ancestors stretching back some 2 million years ago, through the Stone Age and into the Iron Age about 400 years ago when the Thulamela dynasty ruled in this area.
 
This dynasty built incredible structures that are not dissimilar to that found in the Great Zimbabwe. Throughout the concession, there is evidence of its human inhabitants, in the form of rock paintings and artifacts - under many a baobab are Stone Age hand tools, such as hand axes, to be found.
 
ABOUT THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

The Kruger National Park is the primary destination in South Africa for many international tourists. Each year more than half a million visitors are registered.
 
The National Park was opened in 1898 at the instigation of then-president Paul Kruger. After hunters had considerably decimated the originally rich game stock, all the land between the Sabie and the Crocodile Rivers was put under the protection of Nature Conservation to ensure the survival of the remaining animals. Only as recently as 1961 was the extended Kruger Park fenced in.

The park stretches from the Crocodile River in the south up to the Limpopo River, which is the international border in the north. Altogether it is 350 km long, 65 km wide and comprises an area of about 20,000 sq km.
 
A web of roads of 1863 kilometres leads through the National Park, 697 km of them being tarred. For the visitor there are numerous differently equipped rest camps, most of them scenically positioned. Within the park boundaries, travel is only allowed between sunrise and sunset. After dark one has to stay in one of the fenced restcamps.
 
The best time for observing the animals is the dry winter season. Then the grass is low and bushes and trees don't have leaves, so that one can have an unobstructed view. Because it virtually doesn't rain in winter, the animals come to the waterholes to drink in the mornings and evenings and can easily be watched from the car.
 
LODGE FEATURES

  • 19 Luxury en-suite safari tents of which 7 are family tents, all with stunning views over the Luvuvhu River
  • Al fresco dining
  • One of Africa's great bush bars
  • Swimming pool
  • Fully serviced camp, provinding breakfast, lunch, high tea & dinner served at the pub & restaurant
  • Choice of activities include: guided walks, fly-fishing and open vehicle game drives
  • Unfortunately there is no cell phone signal and no WiFi available

ROOM FEATURES

  • The tents all have sweeping views over the Luvuvhu river
  • 12 Luxury en-suite safari tents with double or twin beds
  • 7 Luxury en-suite family safari tents have a separate children's bedroom with 2 single beds
  • All the tents have an en-suite bathroom with shower and outside shower
  • Fans
  • Safes for valuables
  • Mosquito nets







GETTING THERE


DIRECTIONS
FROM JOHANNESBURG

Johannesburg is about 630km or a 6½ - 7 hour drive from Pafuri. The most direct route is to take the N1 towards Polokwane (Pietersburg).

Take the N1 north and continue past Polokwane, Louis Trichardt and the Soutpansberg towards Musina. (Please note that you have to turn hard left off the dual carriageway just after the Ultra City south of Polokwane to stay on the N1. It is clearly signposted but if you miss the turn-off you will continue into Polokwane itself.)

Roughly 30kms north of the Soutpansberg, turn right onto the R525 towards Tshipise (the last fuel stop before the park).

Continue past Tshipise on the R525 and on to Pafuri Gate.

At Pafuri Gate, Register as guests of Pafuri Camp

At the gate, you will have to pay the Kruger Park conservation fee.
 
Enter the Kruger Park and continue on the H1-9 about 22kms to the Pafuri Camp sign on your left

Turn left and follow the road to Pafuri Camp – please check in at Pafuri Camp for Pafuri Walking Trails and Baobab Hill Bush House.






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