Baobab Hill Bush House

Following the floods of 2013, this popular Kruger camp was left in ruins. New owners, RETURNAfrica have not only restored the camp to its former glory but taken it even further. Their joint enterprise with the local community offers a blue-print for the tourism industry of the future and is set to develop a brand, market and manage a collection of high-quality experiences at iconic destinations in southern Africa.
RETURNAfrica’s origins lie at Pafuri in the far north of the Kruger National Park. It is here, on the ancestral land of the Makuleke people, that they have built a unique partnership and a collection of superb safari experiences. The concession lies in a vast triangle between the Limpopo and Luvuvhu rivers along South Africa’s northeastern frontier. Between them, the two great valleys embrace one of Africa’s most spectacular landscapes with mountains and gorges in the west giving way to plains, pans, baobabs and fever tree forests in the east. The land, particularly the low-lying floodplains near the confluence at Crooks’ Corner where our camps are located, harbours an abundance of life. Huge herds of elephant, buffalo and other game congregate here, especially when the surrounding bush lies parched before the rains. Predators and scavengers, ranging from the great cats and hyenas to servals, genets, civets, caracals, amongst many others, find shelter here. The wildlife roams without the hindrance of borders in a transfrontier park that spans three countries.
The Mission:

RETURN to Africa where it all began
RETURN the land to the people and the wildlife who once roamed it
RETURN benefits to our partners and communities who own the land
RETURN to our true selves through a journey of the spirit
We base our tourism philosophy on three pillars: REMEMBER, RESTORE and RENEW
The Philosophy:

REMEMBER: The land, the people, the wildlife, the things in life that matter
RESTORE: The land, the natural balance, the dignity of people, our sense of self
RENEW: Our minds, bodies and souls

Special Offers



Baobab Hill Bush House is the old ranger’s accommodation for a total of eight guests at any one time. It is situated on a small hill just north of the Luvuvhu River, with excellent views of the surrounding area.
Perched on a secluded, baobab-studded ridge just north of the Luvuvhu, Baobab Hill Bush House was once the Pafuri ranger’s station. This rustic homestead offers ideal accommodation for families or friends seeking privacy and comfort in the bush. It consists of four bedrooms and sleeps up to eight people, with a home kitchen, open plan dining room and lounge, a swimming pool, and an Out of Africa veranda, perfect for sundowners or dinners in the early evenings.
The property is fenced, offering a child friendly environment. To help your clients explore the rich diversity of our concession, a professional guide and an open safari vehicle are on hand. It is up to the guest if they wish to walk or drive.
The house is self-catering but, if clients are welcome to use the restaurant and bar at Pafuri Camp.

Number of rooms: 4
Level of luxury: 4 star
Game viewing: 6/10


Rack Rates 2016

R13 750
Rates include all meals, accommodation, transfers to and from Pafuri airstrip, inter-camp transfers and game viewing activites. 

Rates exclude beverages, all other transfers, gratuities and curio purchases. 

Children of all ages are welcome and will be charged the 3rd / 4th person rate when sharing in a family tent.

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Access & Transfers

Baobab House situated in the Makuleke Contract Park in the far north of the Kruger National Park. GPS Co-ordinates : 22°25’15.81”S / 31°13’45.81”E 

They have scheduled flights on Monday’s and Friday’s from Johannesburg Grand Central Airport for a return price of R7900
Monday fly-ins have a maximum stay of 4 nights
Friday fly-ins have a maximum stay of 3 nights
All flights are a maximum of 10 guests and will only depart for a minimum of two.
They can also arrange for pick-ups from OR Tambo & Lanseria airport in this return price.

Guests can access the camp by self driving the 640km from Johannesburg which will take 7 hours. Please ask us for the route plan. 
Charter flights are also available by special arrangement, flying into the Pafuri Airstrip (10 mins from camp).

There are daily flights into Polokwane and Phalaborwa airport and Pafuri will arrange transfer from these airports to the camp. 
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