If you want to get away from the concrete jungle and away from all the noise, Pafuri River Camp is the place for you.
With Pafuri Rivercamp bordering the Kruger National Park's Pafuri Gate, there is no shortage of things to do.
Mountain Biking: Once again marked trails are not their style. The varied terrain combined with the freedom to move where ever you want, makes this area ideal for biking.
Guided bird walks: Avid birders will revel in this 2 -3 hour bird walk with a trained bird guide. Bring binoculars and a keen eye - a birder's paradise!
4x4 Trails: Venda is the 4x4 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 only the good roads. For the adventurous there's a lot more.
Kruger National Park Self-Drives: Pafuri is easily accessible from Johannesburg (about 6 and a half hours), but Punda Maria gate is the usual option for visitors coming from the south wanting to experience the Pafuri area.
Pafuri Gate takes you along the H1-9 directly into the northern sandveld between Limpopo and Luvuvhu Rivers. This is one of the most ecologically diverse areas of the Park and is known as the 'northern biome'. Pafuri has a variety of habitats, from sandstone cliffs to lush riverine forests, mixed sandvelds, woodland and tropical floodplains.
The Luvuvhu River woodland is home to Nyala and Kudu, Baboon, Impala and Duiker. There is also a high Leopard population along the Luvuvhu and hundreds of Crocodile and Hippo too.
TOP TIP! Bring your vehicle's papers and your passport and you could pop into Mozambique for the day, no visas required.
The camp can accommodate a maximum of 22 people. Sites are arranged to suit groups from 2 to 8 people, in total privacy.
Each site has a fully equipped kitchen, toilet, shower, braai area and access to the Mutale river.
Paraffin lamps are used for light, open fires and gas are used for cooking, and there are gas powered fridges too.
This retreat brings you back-to-basics and gives you the ultimate primal living experience - just what you need if you are looking for a change of scenery.