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.
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.read more
"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).get in touch