If you’re into staring at age old baobab trees, driving under the shade of fever trees and nyala berries, being awoken by a crescendo of birdsong and searching for scare species such as tsessebe and roan, Pafuri is the place for you.
This November, SANParks opened the Pafuri Border Camp, situated about 70km from Punda Maria Camp Gate. The bush lodge was converted from what used to be called The Employment Bureau of Africa Ltd (TEBA) Tourism Facility. It was once used as a recruitment station by labour brokers from 1918 to 1976 for gold mines workers on the Witwatersrand, but now compliments the selection of other bush lodges offered by Kruger, namely Boulders near the Mopani Rest Camp and Roodewal, near Satara Rest Camp.
“We are excited about this new addition as the accommodation facility has a rich history and our tourists will be able to spend more time in the area. With abundance of large trees due to its proximity to Luvuvhu and Limpopo Rivers, the border camp will offer great birding opportunities to guests”, said Kruger National Park Managing Executive, Glenn Phillips.
The facility includes three houses (Mockford Residence, Mockford Cottage and Dr Guesthouse) which can accommodate up to 18 people i.e. eight, four and six people respectively. There is a reception, a swimming pool on offer and a museum, which will be operational in 2016.
Mockford Cottage at sunrise
Activities on offer are day bush walks, morning walks, day safari, night drive, sunrise drive and sunset walk. Picnic facilities for day visitors around the area are Pafuri and Babalala.
For more information about the new Pafuri Border Camp, visit the SANParks Website on http://www.sanparks.org/parks/kruger/camps/pafuri/tourism/availability.php?camp_id=228 or contact Punda Maria Camp on Tel: +27 (0)13 735 6873/ Mobile: +27 82 802 0066.