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The Crooks Corner Lodge and Campsite is situated in Pafuri, Mozambique, just a few kilometres from the South African border. The area offers great opportunities for birdwatchers and other nature-lovers. The lodge provides various accommodation options, including: • Spacious double rooms with en-suite bathrooms • Self-catering facilities which include a bar and an equipped kitchen • A comfortable campsite area. The lodge can also host functions and events in a large under-cover space, which has panoramic views of the area.

birds and birding

The lodge is strategically located to offer access to the world-renowned birding paradise of Pafuri and the Limpopo River, by prior arrangement with the Lodge Manager.

leisure and business

The lodge is a convenient location for those travelling between South Africa and Mozambique. With its high standard of accommodation, offering large, en-suite double rooms, it caters for both leisure and business travellers.

transfrontier park

Crooks Corner Lodge is at the heart of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park linking Gonarezhou National Park (Zimbabwe), Kruger National Park (South Africa) and Limpopo National Park (Mozambique) – the largest transfrontier park area in the world.


Lodge and camp site are conveniently located near the Pafuri Border Post between Mozambique and South Africa. From the lodge Kruger National Park is within 2km surrounded by several attractions: the fever tree forest; the riverine forest of Limpopo; the 4x4 road network of the Limpopo National Park and the local culture and villages


The lodge is a partnership between the local communities and a private operator, supported by the Limpopo National Park. The communities established a partnership with a private operator to run, manage and market the camp and its campsite. The park provides access to the area within its buffer zone for local communities. Through this tourism venture, local communities are able to diversify their income and livelihood opportunities by introducing tourism as an alternative option to the more traditional activities of farming and grazing. The park’s buffer zone – through tourism – is developed and used to support conservation and sustainable development of the Pafuri area, the heart of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park.

Double bed rooms with en-suite bathroom and camp site area

the crooks corner lodge and campsite

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Birds and birding

The lodge is strategically located to offer access to the world-renown birding paradise of Pafuri and the Limpopo River, by prior arrangement with the Lodge Manager.

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"In the far north of Kruger National Park lies the Crooks Corner, a triangular piece of bush and riverine forest, bordered in the north by the Limpopo river and in the south by the Luvuvhu river. Its apex nestles against the international boundaries of Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe. It was in this area, early in the 20th century that Bvekenya (Shangaan name of Cecil Barnard meaning “the one who swaggers when he walks”) rose to fame, and with Crooks Corner as his base, he operated as an illegal hunter of elephant and blackbirder (recruitment of native labour for TEBA and other mines on the Reef) Many other characters were drawn, some seeking the solitude of the bush to conduct their activities and others to evade the law." (Isak Barnard / Cecil Barnard “Bvekenya” son).

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crooks corner lodge

Pafuri: S22.45675 E31.33117
Limpopo National Park , Mozambique