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Re: Pafuri Camp

Unread post by johanrebel » Tue Dec 25, 2012 3:50 pm

I'm pretty sure I hold the record for the most guest nights at Pafuri (I've lost count, but think it is 138 or so), and always book direct. No need to go through a travel agent. They will even accept bookings on the spot if the camp is not full.

As for the length of stay, four nights is the absolute minimum if you are to stand a chance of enjoying the astounding diversity of this large area. To see Lanner Gorge; Crooks' Corner; the Luvuvhu and Limpopo rivers; Mangala and Hutwini; the foodplains and pans; the Fever Tree forest and the woodlands in between cannot be acomplished in a couple of game drives. Indeed, one would need to include a couple of walks to the hidden gems as well, and even then one would only be scratching the surface.

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Re: Pafuri

Unread post by johanrebel » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:38 am

Sheenaugh-Lee wrote:does all of this come from the camp?
Ja- Glad I'm not the one who has to clean up the floodplain downstream.

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Re: Pafuri

Unread post by threedogs » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:47 am

I also thank you Johan for providing us with a glimpse, we would otherwise not have, of the power of the flood and the damage sustained. Quite sobering but also very interesting.
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Re: Pafuri

Unread post by Carol g » Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:23 pm

Absolutely amazing what the force of water can do, thanks so much for the pics
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Re: Pafuri

Unread post by Elsa » Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:04 pm

Incredible pics showing the immense power of nature!
but what a beautiful and scenic part of the park.

Did you take the pics of the camp just recently or are they from a little while ago Johan?
I ask because I wondered if any restoration work has been undertaken or that how it still looks today.
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Re: Pafuri

Unread post by johanrebel » Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:41 pm

My pleasure, everyone.

All pics taken 1- 10 March.

Only some cleanup activity at Pafuri Camp. Closed through 2013, although I suspect its future hangs in the balance.

Luvuvhu River rerouted below The Outpost, i.e. just downstream of the Mutale confluence.

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Re: Pafuri

Unread post by Foxy » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:57 pm

And that was the plunge pool we spent and afternoon in cooling down. How sad to see the camp in such disarray. Thx Johan for the photos.

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Re: Pafuri

Unread post by Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:48 am

johanrebel,

A person can visualize what it looks like...but your :cam: just brings it all together. Your photos depicts what the magnitude of the destruction that took place..massive. Thank you for sharing :thumbs_up: ...
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Re: Pafuri

Unread post by hilda » Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:42 am

Thank you for sharing the Pafuri floods with us Johanrebel! Your pictures are proof that there is nothing one can do about any of the elements, least of all water! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Pafuri

Unread post by johanrebel » Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:38 pm

That picture, as well as the one in the preceding post, was taken from room 12, the one at the end of the line with the best views by far (shh! don't tell anyone!).

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Re: FYI heard pafuri opens April 2014

Unread post by Bushbuddies » Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:28 am

So glad to hear the camp will be opening up again! :dance:

This might come as good news to you, bjsCA, but according to their website, the walking trails are already open now and running as we speak. So you should be able to do that!
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Re: Pafuri Camp

Unread post by johanrebel » Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:37 pm

Yeah, Pafuri Camp is supposed to open again in April, but don't hold your breath!

Apart from some cleanup operations work has yet to start. The damage is extensive, and the baboons have had plenty of time to pitch in by de-thatching roofs etc.

Besides the wrecked camp, there is the small issue of game viewing tracks. The major ones along the Luvuvhu have been wrecked, and the airstrip is covered in a meter or so of silt, which will take a couple of million Rand to clear away.

The walking trails have been running as normal this past winter, and should resume again in autumn.

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Pafuri camp how to book

Unread post by Bart47 » Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:45 pm

Thinking about going to Kruger in november and staying at Pafuri Camp would be nice.
But how to book this? Not possible through the sanparls site?
Thanks.

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Re: Pafuri camp how to book

Unread post by Kayth » Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:15 pm

Hi Bart47,

Pafuri Camp belongs to Wilderness Safaris, but the floods 2 years back destroyed the camp.
As far as I know it has not been rebuilt yet.

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Re: Pafuri Camp

Unread post by Bushbuddies » Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:49 pm

kOa_Master wrote:Any news on the camp? Has anyone been to the new camp (http://www.returnafrica.com/activities/pafuri-camp/)?

I'm really glad to see someone rebuilt the camp. I really like the pafuri area and would love stay a couple nights there the next visit!


Thanks for the link! Looks very similar to the previous Wilderness camp (which I loved). Good to hear it is up and running again. :D Would also love to go again. First have to save up for it... :whistle:
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