Exploring the Pafuri

Iconic Africa’s director, John Holley has recently visited one of the Kruger National Park’s most untouched areas – The Outpost, Pafuri. This breath-taking wilderness is almost prehistoric. It’s surrounded by high peaks that form a sensational valley, perfect for the walking safari that will show you the beauty, splendour and stillness of the African bushveld. John was lucky enough to spot a black eagle nesting and a Pels fishing owl, but this is no surprise as this birder’s paradise is home to over 350 species. This 26,500ha concession, belonging to the Makuleke people, boasts nearly 80% of the Kruger Park’s biodiversity. Not only does The Outpost pride themselves on awarded architecture, but they also promise fun-filled excursions through the concession, magical walking safaris and game drives that will show the first time safari-goer and avid traveller all the incredible birding, fauna and flora before relaxing with a few sundowners or some stories around the fire.

See some of John’s favourite memories from the trip in his pictures below.