Game drives and bush walks
The Makuleke concession set within the Kruger National Park is one of the few true wilderness areas left in South Africa. Large herds of Elephant and Buffalo are resident most of the year round. The concession is remote and inaccessible to the public.
Set out to explore the area on guided game drives in open safari vehicles. The Pafuri guides have an intimate knowledge of the region and you should see the Big Cats such as prides of Lion and solitary Leopards along the river. See Nyala, Kudu, Waterbuck and Bush Buck. You may be lucky enough to spot Eland and Sharpe’s Grysbok.
In the evening go on a night drive and with the aid of a spotlight see the regions nocturnally active creatures such as Lesser Bush Babies, Genets and Civets. Perhaps even come across Lions feasting on a kill
The region is internationally renowned for its diverse species of birds, including many seldom seen species such as Pel's Fishing Owl, Wattle-Eyed Flycatcher, Three-banded Courser, African Crowned Eagles and Racket-Tailed Rollers. Birding game drives and bush walks in the company of a knowledgeable guide can be easily arranged.
History and culture
Apart from the spectacular fauna and flora, the area has many historical attractions with remains of Iron and Stone Age human settlements, rock art and hand tools. Spend a morning seeking out Stone Age tools or see what structures remain. These are similar to those found at Great Zimbabwe.
Go on a visit to Makuleke village and experience local culture through a traditional meal, dancing and Sangoma (traditional healer) visit.