• Pafuri Walking Trails
  • Northern Kruger Pafuri Walking Trails Elephant Sighting
  • Pafuri Walking Trails in Pafuri Makuleke Concession Photgraphic tour with Andrew Beck from Wild Eye Photography
  • Northern Kruger Pafuri Walking Trails Dining Area By Night

Northern Kruger Pafuri Walking Trails

Pafuri in the wild north of the Kruger National Park is unrivalled walking country. Our trails, open from April to October every year, are renowned for offering true bush lovers an opportunity to experience one of Kruger’s remotest corners on foot.

Led by experienced field guides, you will explore a place that is as vast as it is varied and wild. The trail offers you a chance to focus on the little things but you will also experience the rush of adrenaline when you happen upon members of the Big Five. Home base is a seasonal bush camp near the banks of the Luvuvhu in the wildest part of the Kruger National Park (also known as the Makuleke Contractual Park) where we serve hearty food and drink in a setting that allows you a close-up experience of untamed Africa. And, for the truly adventurous, we occasionally offer minimalist trails when we camp under the stars or foray across the border into the transfrontier park.

You’ll notice how the landscape changes from woodland to riverine forests, mountains, floodplains and pans where animals roam freely. It is here that you will find forests of fever trees, groves of baobabs and vast herds of wildlife. Highlights of the experience include Crook’s Corner, where the Luvuvhu and Limpopo Rivers meet, Lanner Gorge and the Luvuvhu fever tree forest.


Read about a one of a kind walking trails 

Please note that Pafuri Walking Trails Camp abides by SANParks gate entry and exit times. To view these times please visit SANParks.org


Typical itinerary at a glance

Day One

Briefing on what to expect

Meet your guide at Pafuri Camp to check-in before settling in at the trails camp for a briefing followed by a short afternoon walk. Return to the walking trails camp in the early evening for a delicious meal under African skies.

Days Two and Three

Walks, relaxation and game drives

The day starts with an early morning walk deep into the bush. Generally, the group spends three to four hours following game paths before returning to camp for a delicious brunch. The middle of the day is spent relaxing in camp, followed by another walk and a night drive.

Day Four

Morning walk and departure

Again, it’s an early wake-up call, a short morning walk and a brunch before saying your good byes and heading back to the vehicles for onward departure.