Nthakeni | Established Campground

South Africa


Last Visited: 2 months ago
GPS: -22.42868, 31.03557
Altitude: 285.7 masl
Place Website: www.nthakeni.com/


Electricity: No
Wifi: Yes - Average
Kitchen: Yes
Restaurant: Yes
Showers: Hot
Water: Potable
Toilets: Running Water
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: Unknown
Sanitation Dump Station: Unknown

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Situated on the Mutale River in the Pafuri area close to the Pafuri Kruger Park Gate. Well appointed self-catering tented Chalets (3) and two camping sites that can take 1 - 3 tents in each site. Well equipped kitchen and bathroom facilities with hot water and outdoor shower in each site.
Restaurant and pool available.
A good base to explore the area for a few days or as a one night stop to and from the northern Kruger park.


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Exceptional campsite ...all the reviews below are totally accurate. 300 R for 2 persons with private ablutions on the river. A must stay place in this area.

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Awesome bushcamp on the Pafuri River, near the Pafuri gate, with Kruger National Park on the opposite bank. Rustic, shady campsites with beautiful private ablutions. Self-help bar and swimming pool a short walk away. Wifi at reception and bar. No 220V electricity. Walks along the river and in the bush for game viewing.

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Absolutely beautiful and picturesque. Private ablution and kitchen, swimming pool and views into the river. A must for anyone travelling in the region!!! One of our best after 6 months travelling throughout South Africa during lockdown. You’ll love it!!!

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One of the most beautiful and best equipped campgrounds in South Africa, with own kitchen, toilet and shower. Is wonderful on the river and has shade. Very friendly and helpful owners. Can highly recommend this camp.

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Best camping ever !
Owners are lovely, trying to do their best.
Lovely town too, the first we felt safe and welcome. Everyone is waving and smiling. Only the road is a bit painful for a small car but we made it!
The campsites have their own outside shower which is really nice and cosy. They have their own indoor kitchen and toilets too. Petrol lamps, no electricity. Close to a river, 15mn from Pafuri, 300Rp2pn.
Would have stayed longer if we had more time ! Thank you so much guys for what you’re doing !

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Fantastic campsite, fabulous camp kitchen. Very helpful and friendly owner. Great bush showers with donkey boiler, that the owner fires up for you. Owner involves the local community.

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This is one of the best and cleanest camps we have been at. The hosts are fabulous and work very hard to keep things clean and neat. I cannot recommend this site high enough. 15min from Pafuri Kruger park gate and right next to the river. Fully equipped kitchen, very clean flushing toilets and the best bush shower you will come across. Make a point to check this place out it is amazing.

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Absolute gem! Beautiful shady campsite with your own private kitchen stocked with all the utensils you can think of, amazing outdoor shower and lovely firepit. We stayed here for 2 nights. The attention to detail is superb and it’s nice to arrive at a place where campers/campsites are not neglected. Lots of short hiking trails , and close to Pafuri gate. Great hosts and will definitely visit again!

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I spent a night over the Easter weekend at Nthakeni with my family and friends. Kobus and Annalize are warm and attentive hosts. Their camp is one if the best I have seen in the Pafuri area. Their attention to detail is overwhelming. The campsites and chalets are very well equipped. Outside showers are a treat to use. The views of the Mutale river are fantastic and the whole atmosphere of the camp is great. They have really worked hard to make this an exceptional camping and overnight spot. I recommend it for anyone visiting the Pafuri area or on their way to and from the Pafuri (Northern-most) Gate of Kruger.

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Camping site close to pafuri gate.... Did not stay as went to pafuri River camp but this looks a good alternative.

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