Awelani Lodge

Pafuri Gate accommodation, near Northern Kruger National Park

Awelani Lodge is situated near Pafuri Gate at the northern section of Kruger National Park. The Lodge offers self-catering accommodation near Kruger National Park, as well as camping sites and an on-site restaurant and pub. Situated in a 1700 hectare conservancy, Awelani Lodge provides visitors an outstanding opportunity to walk or mountain bike through a wooded conservancy with a remarkable arrange of trees, Baobab, Mopani and Lobombo Ironwood to name a few.

Sandstone outcrops hide what is probably San and Khoi rock art and traditional Venda grain storage units. A purpose-built birdhide and waterhole offers outstanding bird watching. A sightings list of over 700 birds confirms this Pafuri area destination is an excellent site for twitchers.

In addition to Awelani Lodge offering affordable accommodation near Kruger National Park in comfortable chalet options, the lodge will soon offer safari tents for more adventurous travellers as well.

dining area at awelani lodge
pafuri gate accommodation
pafuri gate accommodation
chalet bathroom at awelani lodge
outdoor braai at awelani lodge
surrounding area at awelani lodge
caves at awelani lodge
lodges near kruger national park
accommodation near kruger national park
milky way at awelani lodge caves
rock art at awelani lodge caves
caves at awelani lodge


Camp Site
Safari Tents
Standard Rooms


Units have linen & towels.
Kitchens have fridge/freezer; stove; microwave; crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils.


Braai wood & ice (available for sale).
A small stock of basic foodstuffs is also available for sale.

Catering & Pub

A limited menu of catering is available for breakfast, lunch & supper.

Rates: 1 March 2017 – 28 February 2018

Awelani Lodges offers special rates for South African and SADC residents, please use the form below to enquire about these rates.


2 x rooms
2 beds per room, en-suite
Room 1: Bath, toilet, basin
Room 2: Bath, basin, toilet and outside shower
Sharing lounge & kitchen area.


Per Unit Rate – R2600


2 x rooms
2 beds per room
Sharing bathroom with bath, shower, basin, toilet.


Per Unit Rate – R1990

Standard Room

Sharing bathroom with shower & basin
Separate toilet, separate kitchen on corridor between rooms


Single Person Rate – R620
Per Person Sharing Rate – R475

Safari Tents

Not equipped for self-catering but restaurant, licenced bar and braai/bbq facilities available

En-suite bathrooms with flush toilet, basin and shower with hot and cold water, electricity and two single beds.

Accommodation Only

Single Person Rate – R895
Per Person Sharing Rate – R690

Make a Booking Enquiry

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Cancellation Policy

30 days or more before arrival – no charge | 29-15 days before arrival – 50% of total cost | 14-0 days before arrival – 90% of total cost
Please take out travel insurance to cover cancellation fees.

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