Experience authentic Africa on an exclusive safari at Mutale Falls Safari Camp

mutale falls safari camp

Situated in the beautiful Makuya Reserve, in northern Limpopo, Mutale Falls Safari Camp provides safari enthusiasts a true opportunity to get away from it all and experience Africa the way the first explorers should have found it.

The safari camp is part of the African Ivory Route and offers a unique experience of the Greater Kruger National Park. The Makuya Reserve is unfenced from Kruger National Park and is home to the Big 5 and magnificent birding.

Perched on a high ridge above the Mutale River, Mutale Falls offers visitors views that will never be forgotten. It’s a great way to social distance and re-energise in the seclusion of the bushveld. Note that only 4×4 vehicles are able to navigate the roads in this remote area.

Mutale Falls Safari Camp is run by Transfrontier Parks Destinations, which runs several other incredible holiday destinations across South Africa.

Accommodation at Mutale Falls Safari Camp

At Mutale Falls Safari Camp, accommodation consists of five safari tents perched up high on wooden decks. Each one comes with two ¾ beds, quality linen, bedding and towels.

You will also find a simple en-suite with flush toilet, basin and a hot-water shower in each one.

There is a communal kitchen, dining room where you can meet other outdoor enthusiasts.  In the kitchen, you will find a gas hob, fridge and freezer, all the necessary pots, crockery and cutlery. This is the bush; you can also use the camp fire for cooking – just don’t forget to bring your own wood!

Because of the remoteness of the area, there is no electricity. However, your hosts provide paraffin or solar lanterns for light at night.

While the water is safe to drink, some people don’t like the taste, so you are advised to bring your own bottled drinking water. Use of prophylactics is advised as it’s a malaria area.

To make your online booking, click HERE.

Activities at Mutale

Close to Kruger’s Pafuri Gate, visitors can also use Mutale Falls to access the famous Pafuri Drive along the Luvuvhu River for stunning game viewing experiences.

Reviews from previous Mutale Falls Camp guests

“It is the perfect place to get away from the crowds, only 5 safari tents with 2 people per tent. The view from the deck of the kitchen area over the Mutale River is something special. You can sit and watch the animals in and next to the river. Take a short guided walk to the Mutale River Falls and Potholes. You can also visit the famous ‘World View’ and if you have a 4×4 the Luvuvhu Gorge. This is 1 of the African Ivory Route Camps,” wrote Johan D on their TripAdvisor page.

Mutale Falls Safari Camp is located in the Makuya Reserve, in northern Limpopo. Here is their location on Google Maps. For bookings, call + 27 (0) 15 781 0690; email info@tfpd.co.za or visit them online www.africanivoryroute.co.za/safari-camps/mutale-falls-safari-camp today.


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