Makuleke Concession

Pafuri Northern Kruger National Park A Walking Paradise

An Overview of the Concession

Covering some 24000 hectares this private Concession is situated in the far northern section of the Kruger National Park with principal boundaries being provided by the Limpopo River in the north and east and the Luvuvhu River in the south.
Arguably one of the few remaining true wilderness areas in Southern Africa, Makuleke is highly regarded for its biodiversity and spectacular scenery. Sandstone and basalt ridges blend easily with extensive mopane, acacia and broad-leafed woodlands while the Limpopo and Luvuvhu River floodplains provide a grassland buffer between the Riverine and famous Fever Tree Forests.

The visitor can expect to see an extensive range of large and small mammals with large herds of Elephant and Buffalo in evidence while the healthy populations of antelope (particularly Nyala, Eland and Kudu) and Zebra support a good population of feline predators. Walking the concession will also allow you to see the numerous natural springs which provide much needed water sources all year round consequently ensuring high volumes of large and small mammal traffic through the numerous game trails leading in and out of these magnificent springs.

The Concession is particularly well known for its prolific birdlife all year round with over 450 species being identified thus far, including the opportunity to see the elusive, shy Pels Fishing Owl which inhabits sections of the Luvuvhu River and the Racquet Tail Roller which can inevitably be found in the Fever Tree forests lining the Limpopo Flood Plain.