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Returning to Pafuri

A Makuleke Menagerie

Posted by Hlengiwe on Wed June 12, 2019 in RETURN Culture.

Nyala, elephant and nightjars are not visitors to Pafuri’s unfenced camps. We are the guests in their domain.

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50|50 Visits Makuleke with Alweet Hlungwani

Posted on Tue June 5, 2018.

50|50’s Bertus Louw visited RETURNAfrica’s Pafuri Camp in northern Kruger National Park and followed Alweet Hlungwani, one of our lead walking guides, to find out why and how he became a guide and what continues to inspire him to work in conservation. Bertus also chatted to Eric Tivani, one of the Makuleke elders, about the day the evictors arrived.

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A Long Way Coming

Posted by Alweet on Wed October 18, 2017 in RETURN Culture.

Sitting around the campfire with guests while they enjoy G+T’s after their first game drive is when I am almost always asked, “What made you decide to be a guide?” I am quick to respond that I didn’t decide to be a guide but rather that guiding found me, it sounds cliché. I didn’t even know that such a career even existed when I passed grade 12 in 1997. We lived fewer than 10 kilometres from the western border of the Kruger National Park and I had never experienced a game drive or even seen a nature guide; AKA Game Ranger.

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Dineo: Pafuri After the Storm

Posted on Sat February 18, 2017.

Tropical storm Dineo was expected to bring devastation and flooding to Pafuri. The storm passed overhead but left nothing more than brimming pans, replenished aquafers and swollen rivers in its wake. Heading into the winter months, Dineo has been a blessing after the drought experienced in late 2016.

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Pafuri Camp: Far from the madding crowd

Posted on Thu December 10, 2015.

A few kilometres along the dirt road which leads to Pafuri Camp in Northern Kruger we were directed through a craggy detour where the original road had been washed away. This was the first evidence that the flood damage of January 2013 had left its mark.  As we bumped back onto the old road my thoughts turned to Pafuri Camp and how it had also been ravaged by the raging waters.  This was the first time it was open again and I was eager to see the transformation by new owners -Return Africa.

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