Come live in the bush for a while...

Come live in the bush for a while...


RELAXING: What most people do once they get here. Why don’t you try? Come live in the bush for a while!

BIRDING: Pafuri Rivercamp is situated in one of South Africa’s prime birding areas. The camp and river bank offer some excellent birding opportunities. The Pafuri region of KNP, is considered one of the most exciting birding spots because of the rich and rare birdlife found in the diverse habitats. Bring your bird book and Binoculars and go birding.

FISHING: We are fortunate to have access to two very different rivers, the Mutale and the Luvuvhu. The Mutale, the river the camp is built on, is the smaller and clearer of the two, and although it flows all year round, the level drops considerably towards the end of the dry season, making it unsuitable for serious angling between May and September. The Luvuvhu’s level remains far more constant, however in the wet season the water can become quite murky, making certain species difficult to catch. Basically this means that all year round we have access to a huge variety of fish. These include : Tigerfish, Sharptooth Catfish (Barbel), Large Scale Yellowfish, Mozambique Tilapia (Blue Kurper/Bream), Mottled Eel and Purple, Rednosed and Leaden Labeo (all species of Mud Fish)

SUNRISE SURPRISE: For the early risers experience the most amazing sunrise at Sunrise Hill, as the sun creeps over the KNP.

SUNDOWNERS AT SUNSET RIDGE: Climb up to Sunset Ridge just before sunset for a spectacular view and a stunning African sunset.

NATURE WALKS: Nature walks along the many trails in and around Pafuri Rivercamp are available. Feel free to utilise them and discover the flora and fauna of the region.

RIVER WALKS AND TRAILS: Enjoy a leisurely walk along the many marked trails and discover a huge variety of tree species, bird species and tranquility for the soul.

LAPA, BUSH BAR AND SWIMMING POOL: Centrally located, this is the ideal place to chill, meet new friends or simply sit and contemplate life


TUBING & CANOEING: (Seasonal). Bring your own canoe gechko or tube and we will drop you up stream as far as you like, so that you can easily paddle back to camp.

MOUNTAIN BIKING: Once again marked trails are not our style. The varied terrain combined with the freedom to move where ever you want, makes this area ideal for biking.

BIRDING: Pafuri Rivercamp is situated in one of South Africa’s prime birding areas. Grab your binoculars and bird book and see how many species you can identify. The Pafuri region of the Kruger park is well known for it’s superb birdlife, but there are a variety of other habitats in the area. Within a 50 km radius of the camp you will find riverine forest, open palm studded grassland, dry Kalahari bushveld, indigenous evergreen montane forest, broad-leaved woodland, mixed Acacia woodland and Nwambiya Sandveld. The area is known for it’s specials, and due to the fact that the region is largely unexplored, new birds (for the area) are constantly being discovered.

HIKES: Use us as a base, a start or finishing point. A beautiful area for the more adventurous hiker. There are no marked trails, but you are free to roam the area and camp almost anywhere. We have excellent maps of the region and can advise you on routes.

4×4 TRAILS: Venda is the 4×4 enthusiasts dream. It has almost every kind of terrain imaginable; mud, rock, sand, dongas, mountain passes, river drifts and straight forward bundu bashing; and this is on our good roads. For the adventurous there’s a lot more. We don’t have marked trails, we prefer to give you a decent map, a bit of advice and then leave you to it.
Bring your vehicle’s papers and your passport and you could pop into Mozambique’ for the day, no visas required. Use us as a base, a starting/finishing point or just for some friendly advice on the area. Clubs and their members should enquire about our special prices.

PLEASE NOTE: NO 4X4 Routes on the premises – roads are strictly for getting to and from reception.

Pafuri Rivercamp offers you the luxury of being yourself, our world is your playground